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Sep 22, 2013

Stenson cruising to lucrative win at East Lake

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, playing rock-steady golf, was heading toward a runaway victory and biggest payday of his career after moving five shots clear midway through Sunday’s final round of the Tour Championship.

With the FedExCup playoff title and a bonus jackpot of $10 million also on the line at East Lake Golf Club, Stenson birdied the par-four seventh to reach the turn in one-under 34, 12 under for the tournament.

Sep 21, 2013

Timely return to form for Johnson at East Lake

ATLANTA (Reuters) – A week after struggling badly with his putting and only just qualifying for the Tour Championship, Dustin Johnson has regained form to give himself a chance of winning the PGA Tour’s season-ending event.

The long-hitting American played superb golf in difficult scoring conditions at a rainy East Lake on Saturday, firing a three-under-par 67 to end the third round at seven-under 203, alone in second place, four strokes behind leader Henrik Stenson.

Sep 21, 2013

Golf-Untimely fever costs Scott dearly at East Lake

ATLANTA, Sept 21 (Reuters) – A high fever all but ended Adam Scott’s bid to win the Tour Championship and FedExCup honours on Saturday.

Drained of energy, the Australian needed an intravenous drip just to start his third round at East Lake and was unable to play at his best.

Sep 21, 2013

Golf-Stenson stays four ahead at wet East Lake

ATLANTA, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Henrik Stenson made another fast start then struggled in torrential rain over the closing holes to remain four strokes in front after Saturday’s third round of the season-ending Tour Championship.

With the FedExCup playoff title and its bonus jackpot of $10 million also on the line at East Lake Golf Club, Stenson carded a one-under-par 69 in difficult scoring conditions to stay on track for all those honours.

Sep 21, 2013

Good putting offsets poor ball-striking for Woods

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Tiger Woods endured another bad day of ball-striking at the Tour Championship in Saturday’s third round but was thankful for a relatively sharp putting display as he carded his first sub-par score of the week.

A distant 14 strokes off the pace overnight in the elite field of 30 in the PGA Tour’s season finale, Woods returned a one-under 69 to end a wet, overcast day at East Lake Golf Club well down the leaderboard at three-over 213.

Sep 21, 2013

Rookie sensation Spieth once again in PGA Tour contention

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Rookie sensation Jordan Spieth was not at his best in Friday’s second round at the Tour Championship but good scrambling and sharp putting kept him in the title hunt, and on track for a strong finish to the season.

The 20-year-old American carded a three-under-par 67 on the long and challenging East Lake Golf Club layout, two birdies in his last seven holes leaving him five strokes off the lead, alone in third place.

Sep 20, 2013

East Lake leader Stenson takes nothing for granted

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Henrik Stenson has both the Tour Championship and FedExCup firmly in his grasp heading into the last two rounds but, though he enjoys being a front-runner, is well aware a lot can happen over the final 36 holes.

After two days of superlative ball-striking in dazzling sunshine at East Lake Golf Club in the PGA Tour’s season-ending event, the Swede holds a four-stroke lead after firing a four-under-par 66 in Friday’s second round.

Sep 20, 2013

Golf-Stenson moves four strokes ahead at East Lake

ATLANTA, Sept 20 (Reuters) – In-form Swede Henrik Stenson piled up four birdies in his first nine holes, then held steady after the turn to forge four shots clear in Friday’s second round of the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship.

With the FedExCup playoff title and its bonus jackpot of $10 million also on the line at East Lake Golf Club this week, Stenson tightened his grip on all those honours as he fired a four-under-par 66 on a glorious, sun-splashed day.

Sep 20, 2013

Tiger cites fatigue after spectacular late collapse

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Tiger Woods blamed late season fatigue for his dramatic collapse over the closing stretch at the Tour Championship on Friday after he had surged into contention with five birdies in his first 13 holes.

The American world number one, FedExCup points leader coming into this week and the title favorite at the PGA Tour’s season-ending event, ended up with a one-over-par 71 on a sun-splashed day at East Lake.

Sep 20, 2013

Stenson surges five ahead at East lake

ATLANTA (Reuters) – In-form Swede Henrik Stenson reeled off four birdies in his first nine holes to move five strokes clear midway through Friday’s second round of the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship.

With the FedExCup playoff title and the bonus jackpot of $10 million also on the line at East Lake Golf Club this week, Stenson tightened his grip on all those honors as he reached the turn in four-under 31, 10 under for the tournament.