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Keegan Bradley takes early lead at Deutsche Bank with Ryder Cup on his mind

  • Keegan Bradley hits off the tenth tee during the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

    Keegan Bradley hits off the tenth tee during the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jason Day hits his second shot on the 14th hole during the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

    Jason Day hits his second shot on the 14th hole during the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phil Mickelson chips onto the second green during the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

    Phil Mickelson chips onto the second green during the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)  (The Associated Press)

In the final tournament before Ryder Cup teams are set, Keegan Bradley did his best Friday to make an impression in the Deutsche Bank Championship.

So did Webb Simpson.

Bradley played bogey-free in a gentle breeze at the TPC Boston for a 6-under 65, giving him the lead among early starters in the second FedEx Cup playoff event.

This is one week during the playoffs that $10 million doesn't seem nearly as important as a chance to play for free.

U.S. captain Tom Watson and European captain Paul McGinley announce their three wild-card selections Tuesday. Bradley made his debut in 2012 and is desperate to get back on another team.

Webb Simpson was among those at 66. He also would need to be picked to make another team.