JERSEY CITY - Kevin Stadler fired a bogey-free 64 to seize the lead Thursday in the weather-disrupted first round of The Barclays, the $8 million opening event of the US PGA Tour playoffs. Stadler had a one-stroke lead over Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, Ryan Palmer and Colombian Camilo Villegas. Australian Jason Day and American Matt Kuchar were a stroke further back at 66. Stadler parred the final five holes. “I hit the ball pretty well. It was a fun, enjoyable round,” said Stadler. “I know I have to play well just to move on to next week. At the same time, it’s out of my control. World number one Tiger Woods, whose five victories this season sent him into the playoffs atop the points standings, also played without a bogey, posting a four-under 67 at Liberty National Golf Club.–AFP