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Stadler finishes long day in the lead at Barclays, Estes in the red

Published On: Aug 22 2013 11:02:50 PM CDT
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JERSEY CITY, NJ -

It took Kevin Stadler nearly 11 hours to open with a 7-under 64 at Liberty National. And he's not even guaranteed to be the first-round leader at The Barclays.

Abilene native Bob Estes is at one-under through five holes.
    
Two rain delays that lasted a total of six hours put a damper on the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs.
    
Stadler teed off just after breakfast and finished his round right before dinner. Only half the field finished. Stadler had a one-shot lead over Henrik Stenson, Ryan Palmer and Camilo Villegas.
    
Tiger Woods ran off three straight birdies before the second delay. He only made one after returned, though he still had a 4-under 67.
    
It was a good start for Stadler, who is No. 87 in the FedEx Cup standings. Only the top 100 advance to the second event.