Tour Championship 2013 Leaderboard Day 2: Scores, Standings and Results
Henrik Stenson and Adam Scott started Round 2 as the leaders at the Tour Championship in Atlanta.
They held their positions from pole-to-pole on Friday and will be the top two golfers heading into a stormy Day 3 at East Lake.
Stenson shot a four-under 66 to move to 10 under par through two days—the best opening-round performance of his career. Scott shot a one-under 69 to claim second spot at six under, four strokes behind the red-hot Swede.
Rookie Jordan Spieth will round out the final threesome as the golfers tee off early in hopes of avoiding inclement weather later in the day. Spieth shot a 67 on Day 2 to move into third place at five under par.
Though the field for the Tour Championship is narrowed to just 30 golfers, there were plenty of struggles on the course on Friday. Charl Schwartzl posted a devastating 79, while Tiger Woods went five under through 13 holes but gave six strokes back from 14 to 17 to finish the day one over par.
Saturday's action is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 a.m. ET, with Stenson, Scott and Spieth teeing off at 9. With three of the top five FedEx Cup golfers still near the top of the leaderboard, the chase for the $10 million grand prize should get very interesting this weekend.
1 reason why Adam Scott's game has improved he is more aggressive w/ball turf at impact Compression=spin=aggressive iron play=confidence=POY— Greg Norman (@SharkGregNorman) September 20, 2013
The hype builds as we move into the last two days of competition for the FedEx Cup and the accompanying $10 million cash prize.
Pars for the leaders on 18 and we're all wrapped up for today. Here's the final leaderboard heading into Day 3.
Scott's birdie try is about 28 feet. It pulls up a couple of feet short after a slightly tentative stroke.
Both Stenson and Scott are on the green at 18.
Stenson's going to take a shot at a 53 foot putt for birdie to match the top scores of the day from Keegan Bradley and Nick Watney. Today, you never know...
Yup...he gets pretty darn close. Should have an easy 18 inch tap-in for par to end the day.
Johnson and Johnson - Zach and Dustin only two players to shoot bogey-free rounds at TOUR championship by Coca-Cola today.— PGA TOUR Media (@PGATOURmedia) September 20, 2013
Par for Stenson as Scott stared down a straightforward 10-foot birdie putt to try to move one shot closer.
Nothing doing. Scott stands stock still till after the ball rims the cup and comes to a stop about a foot away on the other side.
The top pair maintains the four-shot gap going into today's final hole.
Billy Horschel's in with a 70, to hold his position at four under par.
Steve Stricker finishes with a 71 and three under.
Stenson and Scott are on the 17th green.
Spieth was asked what kind of greens he grew up playing: "The exact same as these. It feels like a bit of an advantage when we have these."— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 20, 2013
For someone who has never played at East Lake before, Jordan Spieth has adapted very well.
All four golfers still on the course remain in the top ten as they get set to close out their rounds. Here's the latest look at the leaderboard.
Adam Scott is not letting Stenson get away. He matches Henrik's birdie on 16 with one of his own to keep the gap at four strokes.
After his blistering start, Henrik Stenson had settled into steady play, with pars for five straight holes.
At sixteen, he sinks a smooth 20-footer for another birdie to move back to ten under par.
Schwartzel bogeys the 18th to finish the day at 79.
The bottom players are now all in. Looks like Charl will go out in the first group tomorrow with Weekley and Snedeker, then it will be Tiger with Dufner and Kuchar to follow.
Hunter Mahan was up-and-down all day on Friday but finished his day with this birdie on 18.
Mahan is one under par through two rounds.
There are only four groups left on the course.
Charl Schwartzel is finally on 18 and probably can't wait for this day to end. He seems to be suffering from the same fatigue as Tiger: holes 14-17 have gone bogey-birdie-bogey-double for Schwartzel. His eight-over score for the day will be good enough for last spot if nothing changes, one shot behind Weekley.
Spieth's in the clubhouse with a 67 for the day and half a share of second place through two rounds.
Jordan Spieth has shown a tendency to finish rounds very strong and today looks like no exception.
A birdie at 17 moves Spieth into a tie for second place at five under par. The 20-year-old is having one extraordinary rookie season.
With thunderstorms expected later tomorrow, tee times have been moved up and the hope is that Round 3 can be completed before any weather delays.
The first tee time will be 7:30am and the final will be 9am. Players will tee off in groups of three.
Boo Weekley sits at the bottom of the leaderboard at five over, two others from the four-over group will be joining him for the early-bird round.
With a birdie at 15, Dustin Johnson joins the group at four under. Here's the updated leaderboard.
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