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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ATLANTA (Reuters) – Professional golf’s fickle nature and the difficulty for players to find consistency in form could hardly have been better contrasted by Tiger Woods and Henrik Stenson in the opening round of the Tour Championship.
Woods came into the PGA Tour’s season-ending event hunting a third FedExCup playoff title and a sixth victory this year but tumbled out of contention with a three-over-par 73 at East Lake, failing to make a single birdie in a woeful putting display.
ATLANTA (Reuters) – In-form Swede Henrik Stenson, boosted by a red-hot front nine, totally upstaged his playing partner Tiger Woods as he surged into a one-shot lead in Thursday’s opening round of the elite Tour Championship.
In glorious sunshine with barely a breath of wind at East Lake Golf Club in the PGA Tour’s season finale, Stenson piled up five birdies in six holes with a superb exhibition of pinpoint approach play on the way to a six-under-par 64.
ATLANTA (Reuters) – A late birdie blitz by Adam Scott rocketed the Australian into contention for the elite Tour Championship on Thursday, and gave him timely momentum in his bid to earn the PGA Tour Player of the Year award.
Coming into this week’s PGA Tour season finale at East Lake Golf Club, the Masters champion had stated his burning ambition to be considered for the accolade but conceded that only victory here would thrust him into the conversation.