BOSTON - Sergio Garcia found scintillating form to seize a one-stroke lead after the second round of the US PGA Tour's Deutsche Bank Championship.
The Spaniard rolled in an 18-footer for eagle at the 18th to cap a seven-under 64 and take command at 13-under 129 in the second of the tour's season ending playoff series tournaments.
Sweden's Henrik Stenson matched the low round of the tournament with an eight-under 63 to be tied in second place with American Robert Castro, who notched his second straight 65.
Australia's Masters champion Adam Scott bounced back from an opening 73 with a 66 but was still 10 shots behind Garcia, with a host of players between them.
Garcia said he considered skipping the tournament but wanted to solidify his place in the playoff points standings, especially after some disappointing showings in August.
Garcia came into the week at 59th in the playoff standings, with the top 70 due to advance to the third event, the BMW Championship, in two weeks.