Stenson leads by 4 at East Lake

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 19, 2013

DOHA, QATAR - JANUARY 28: Henrik Stenson of Sweden watches his second shot in to the par five 18th hole as the sun sets at the end of the first round of The Commercialbank Qatar Masters at The Doha Golf Club on January 28, 2010 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Henrik Stenson made three early birdies to seize control at the Tour Championship on Friday. Stenson quickly expanded his one-shot lead at East Lake with three birdies on the opening four holes and stretched his lead to four shots over Scott with a 4-under 66. Scott recovered from a rugged start for a 69, while 20-year-old Jordan Spieth had a 67 and was five shots behind. Stenson and Scott only have to win the Tour Championship to capture the FedEx Cup and the $10 million prize. Scott also can make a strong case for PGA Tour player of the year if he were to win. Tiger Woods played his last five holes in 6-over par for a 71 and was 14 shots out of the lead.
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