Golf briefs

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 29, 2008

From staff reports
The annual Labor Day Four-Ball Golf Tournament gets under way at the Country Club of Salisbury today.
Defending champions Mallory McDaniel and Richard Cobb, who are top seeded, and medalists Johnny Kyger and John Kyger, seeded second, will be in action.
All flights will play matches today. A number of them will start at 8:30 in the morning. Matches also wlll be played in the afternoon, beginning at 1:30.
Some matches could be shortened to nine holes, depending on conditions.
The second round will be played Sunday. The finals will be played on Labor Day.
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NORTON, Mass. รณ Mike Weir shaved his “playoff beard” when his wife and children flew into town, but that had no bearing on his golf Friday. This was a round to enjoy, not explain.
Determined to get off to a better start, Weir birdied the first four holes and one-putted his final nine greens in the Deutsche Bank Championship to tie the course record at TPC Boston with a 10-under 61, the lowest round of his PGA Tour career.
Weir had a three-shot lead over a group of four players that included Vijay Singh, whose victory last week at The Barclays put him atop the standings in the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedEx Cup.