"I'd still love her to be in New York playing, but it's great to have her here," McIlroy said. "It's great to have her support. I think this is her fourth tournament of the season with me. It's nice. It seems like every time she comes along, I play well with Taylormade r11 Driver. So it would be nice to get her here more often." Wozniacki was with him in the pro-am round for the HSBC Champions last year in Shanghai. Her golf knowledge is getting better, even to the point where she jokingly blamed caddie J.P. Fitzgerald when McIlroy's shot flew the green.
Seung-yul Noh, a rising star from South Korea in his first season on the PGA Tour, ran off four straight birdies early in his round and closed with back-to-back birdies on the TPC Boston for a 9-under 62. That gave him a one-shot lead over Chris Kirk, whose 23 putts included an eagle on the new 18th hole. Woods with new Taylormade r11 Driver wasn't too shabby. He stirred up a big gallery on a glorious summer day in New England with six straight birdies, which featured four putts of at least 12 feet and flop shot executed so perfectly that it cleared a steep bunker and landed in an area of the green no larger than a hula hoop.
His lone bogey on the final hole gave him a 7-under 64, putting him in a three-way tie for third with Jeff Overton and Ryan Moore. The 21-year-old from South Korea won his first Asian Tour title at age 17, and he chose to come over to America this year to ease his travel. He made it through Q-school in December, and on Friday turned in his strongest PGA Tour round with Taylormade r11 Driver as golf clubs for sale to date. "I'm constantly getting a lot of great text messages and people say, `Hey, we're really excited to see you at Crooked Stick,' just the whole Hoosier nation,'' Overton said.”It's just going to be fun if I can get into the event.''