Danny Willett of England, who played in the final threesome with Ramsay and Lawrie, grabbed a share of second. Fredrik Andersson Hed of Sweden, Marcus Fraser of Australia and France's Romain Wattel also finished at 271. After three days of rain, fog and low temperatures in the Swiss Alps, Ramsay finally played in bright sunshine on the Seve Ballesteros-designed course with TaylorMade R11 Irons circled by snow-capped mountains. Ramsay began his round with a one-stroke lead and was quickly joined at 12 under by Lawrie, the 1999 British Open champion who carded an early eagle.
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods played together in the opening two rounds of the season in Abu Dhabi. They were together again for the opening two rounds at Bethpage Black for the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs with cheap TaylorMade R11 Irons. The idea is to get them together with a trophy on the line. Both took a step in that direction Saturday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. McIlroy went from one extreme to another on par 5s just 30 minutes apart - a 4-iron into 10 feet for eagle on No. 18, a 5-wood in the water for bogey on No. 2 - but steadied himself for another 6-under 65. Everything seemed to work pretty well out there,''
McIlroy said. "I felt like I drove the ball a bit better today and hit more fairways, which gave me some more opportunities to make birdies with TaylorMade R11 Irons as cheap Taylormade golf clubs. And I was putting well enough to take a few of those. Yeah, pleased with where I am and looking forward to the weekend.'' The weekend is half over, as this FedEx Cup playoff event is known for its Labor Day finish. There remains plenty of work to be done, especially with nine players separated by only three shots going into the weekend. Ryan Moore had a 68, playing the front nine in 1 over, and joined Woods at 10-under 132.