Paul Casey shot a 5-under 65 to build a two-shot lead in the Tour Championship. That leaves him one round away from ending eight years without winning on the PGA Tour in the biggest way possible. Casey holed a 40-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole and escaped with par on the closing hole at East Lake. He was at 12-under 198, two shots ahead of Kevin Kisner (64) and PGA Tour rookie Xander Schauffele (65). Casey's only PGA Tour victory was in 2009 at the Houston Open. A victory Sunday might be enough to also give him the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus. Justin Thomas had to rally for a 70 and fell five shots behind. He's still in the hunt for the FedEx Cup.
ATLANTA – On Tuesday, Jordan Spieth wondered how Dustin Johnson endured last year’s finish at the Tour Championship. Johnson had begun the finale atop the playoff points list but finished in a tie for sixth place. He then had to wait through a playoff between Rory McIlroy, Ryan Moore and Kevin Chappell to see if he had won the FedExCup. If Moore or Chappell were to win the overtime set, DJ takes home the $10 million. “I mean he's sitting there not able to control a $7 million difference [between first and second on the season-ending points list], like that doesn't happen anywhere else,” Spieth said. “It's like having a $7 million bet on a fight that you're not even taking part in.” McIlroy ended
Associated Press PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Bernhard Langer birdied the 18th hole at Pebble Beach to salvage an indifferent back nine and move one shot ahead of Kenny Perry after two rounds of the PURE Insurance Championship, putting the German star in position for his fifth PGA Tour Champions victory this year. The 60-year-old Langer was 5 under through eight holes before his momentum stalled. The birdie on 18 brought him back to even par on the back nine. He shot 67 and stood at 12-under 131 after his opening-round 64 at Poppy Hills. Langer's four victories include three majors, and he leads the Charles Schwab Cup standings as he vies for his ninth money title in 10 years and sixth in a row. Perry,