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Henrik Stenson looked like he couldn't miss in the Tour Championship on Thursday.
Tiger Woods didn't make a thing.
Stenson ran off five birdies over a six-hole span on the front nine at East Lake. His last birdie from 4 feet on the 18th hole gave him a 6-under 64 and a one-shot lead over Adam Scott. Stenson and Scott have to win the Tour Championship to capture the FedEx Cup and its $10 million prize.
Woods missed a short birdie putt on his opening hole that set the tone for the day. He was the only player in the 30-man field to go without a birdie. It was only the seventh time in his U.S. PGA Tour career that Woods had no birdies. He opened with a 73.
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Another week, another post-round rules discussion. But unlike the BMW Championship controversy that cost Tiger Woods two strokes and generated a whole lot of aftershocks, Henrik Stenson was spared all but a bit of a scare after Friday's second round of the Tour Championship.
Not that he knowingly abided by the rules, however. Fact is, Stenson came perilously close to carrying...
Henrik Stenson capped off the best stretch of his career with the biggest payoff in golf.
Stenson held off a brief challenge by 20-year-old Jordan Spieth and closed with a 2-under 68 to win the Tour Championship by three shots over Spieth and Steve Stricker. With the win, the 37-year-old Swede clinched the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus. Stenson also earned $1.44 million for...
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.
Yes, Henrik Stenson has been hot lately, and we're not just talking about his five top-3 finishes since early July and his first-round 64 Thursday at the Tour Championship. Just Monday, in the BMW Championship final round, he pounded his driver onto the ground on 18 and the head broke off. Then he tore a door off of a locker after his 74 and tied for 33rd.
Henrik Stenson was so flawless that he built a nine-shot lead at the turn Saturday in the Tour Championship.
Only a few glitches in his game put him back to where he started -- which is still a good place to be.
Stenson made four bogeys in the rain on the back nine at East Lake and shot a 1-under 69 for a four-shot lead over Dustin Johnson going into the final day of the PGA Tour...
Henrik Stenson looked like he couldn't miss Thursday in the Tour
ATLANTA -- He claimed it was fatigue. When Tiger Woods walked off the 18th green at East Lake Golf Club after one of the most disastrous finishes to a round in his 17-year career, he stood outside the scoring trailer, blew out a deep breath and said, "Just ran out of gas."
That was one way of putting it. After an opening round of three-over par -- his first round without...
"I'm tired." - Tiger Woods.
I had to listen to that again after I heard him say it on a warm Georgia afternoon to make sure my ears weren't deceiving me.
The best conditioned athlete in golf -- the man who got the PGA Tour to put down their doughnuts and head to the gym -- is ... tired?
And he wanted to be a Navy SEAL? I don't think they get tired.
There are ten million reasons for Tiger Woods to play well in the PGA Tour's season finale.
Well, ten million and one.
The world No. 1 leads the FedEX Cup points race going into this week's Tour Championship and, if the mathematical gyrations go well for him at East Lake this week, could very well be $10 million richer.
But Woods isn't at the spiritual home of Bobby...
Tiger Woods was doing his best to get back into the mix Friday at the Tour Championship.
The last five holes changed everything.
Woods made a double bogey from the trees and a triple bogey with a tee shot into the water. That turned one of the best rounds of the day into a 1-over 71 that kept him at the bottom of the pack.
"I put everything I had into that start and didn...
Five wins. No majors.
Yet the number that might resonate most for Tiger Woods in 2013 is three, as in rules violations.
Two were his responsibility for not knowing the rules.
He took relief from an embedded lie in a sandy area covered with vines in Abu Dhabi -- except a free drop was not allowed in the sand. The two-shot penalty assessed after his round caused him to miss the...
When Tiger Woods walked blankly off the 18th green at the Tour Championship on Friday - worn out and looking older than his rapidly approaching 38th birthday - it's never been clearer.
Jack Nicklaus' record is safe.
There's no way Woods is going to win four more majors, which would tie the Golden Bear's mark of 18 titles, much less the five he needs to have it all...
Tiger Woods failed to record a single birdie for just the seventh
time in his career in the first round of the Tour Championship. And
he didn't want to talk about it.