Sergio Garcia finished with an eagle to take the early lead at Deutsche Bank

Sergio Garcia had a good start and a great finish Saturday in the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Garcia opened with five birdies in seven holes, and then knocked in an 18-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole at the TPC Boston for a 7-under 64. That gave him a one-shot lead over Roberto Castro among those who played early in the second round.

Matt Kuchar had a 66 and was three shots behind.

Phil Mickelson, who opened with a 63, was among the late starters and playing for the second straight day with Tiger Woods.

Garcia prefers to take this week off, but he had to play the TPC Boston to make sure he would advance to the third FedEx Cup playoff event. So far, it looks like a good move.