6 great sport channels
Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA
All free when you join eir Broadband
Patrick Reed and Martin Laird are tied for the lead on five-under-par after the opening round of The Barclays in New York.
Reed currently occupies the final spot in the automatic qualifying places for the US Ryder Cup team and a good week for him will see him secure his place at Hazeltine.
The American shot a five-under 66 to join Laird at the top of the leaderboard with the duo one clear of a group of four players, including Rickie Fowler and JB Holmes.
Starting on the tenth, Reed parred the first ten holes of his round before finally picking up a shot on the par-four second. He holed from 15-feet at the fourth for eagle and added further birdies at the sixth and seventh to move to five-under.
He held the outright lead for a short time before he was joined on five-under by Laird, who birdied the third, fourth, seventh and eighth holes in a strong front nine. After seven successive pars, the Scot birdied the 16th on his way to a flawless round.
Emiliano Grillo and Kevin Chappell are in a tie for second along with Fowler and Holmes, while world number one Jason Day carded a three-under 68 to sit two strokes off the lead.
Playing for the first time since the PGA Championship, Day picked up one birdie in his opening nine only to drop a shot at the second, his 11th hole of the day. He recovered immediately with a birdie two on the par-three third and back-to-back birdies on the sixth and seventh ensured he finished in a tie for seventh alongside Jonas Blixt, Jhonattan Vegas and Sung Kang.
Rory McIlroy, meanwhile, endured a mixed day on the greens with his new putter as the four-time major winner bogeyed the 15th and 16th, his sixth and seventh holes, to leave him two over at the turn.
He got one of the shots back with a pleasing birdie at the second and was back to level par heading to the fifth. He picked up another shot on the seventh only to give it immediately back.
Setanta Sports is now eir Sport. We have 6 great channels of live sport including eir Sport 1 & 2 and all 4 BT Sport channels. The eir Sport pack is free to all eir broadband customers. To learn more about setting sport free visit www.eir.ie/sport .