Stenson leads by 4 at Tour Championship

5:53 PM, Sep 20, 2013   |    comments
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Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Henrik Stenson carded a 4-under 66 on Friday to push his lead to four strokes after two rounds of The Tour Championship.

Stenson ended 36 holes at East Lake at 10-under-par 130. The Swede collected his third PGA Tour win two weeks ago at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

This is the finale of the FedExCup Playoffs and the winner of the Tour Championship has the chance to win both titles at the same time. Stenson is second to Tiger Woods on the points list and would win both crowns with a victory this week.

Masters winner Adam Scott managed a 1-under 69 to remain alone in second place at minus-6.

Jordan Spieth, who started the season with no status on tour, shot 3-under 67 to move into third place at 5-under 135.

U.S. Open champion Justin Rose (68), Dustin Johnson (68) and Billy Horschel (70) are tied for fourth at minus-4. Five Americans, including Steve Stricker and Zach Johnson, share seventh place at 3-under 137.

World No. 1 and two-time winner Woods had five birdies through 13 holes and was about to move into the top 10, but he dropped six shots in a 4-hole span en route to a 1-over 71. That left Woods tied for 26th at 4-over 144.

Woods' rough stretch included a bogey, a double bogey and a triple bogey.

Defending champion Brandt Snedeker struggled to a 5-over 75. He fell into a tie with Woods and Jason Dufner (70) at plus-4. Since the FedExCup playoffs started, Snedeker is the first Tour Championship winner and FedExCup champ to qualify for the following year's Tour Championship.


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