Good news for Tour Championship leader Paul Casey: Four of the last five winners of the Tour Championship held or shared the 54-hole lead. That's just one of the things You Oughta Know on the eve of the final round at East Lake. Some others: • Fourteen of the 16 winners at East Lake were inside the top-3 after 54 holes, so here's to you, Messrs. Casey, Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele. • Casey is leading the field in strokes gained-putting through three rounds. • This is Casey's third career 54-hole lead/co-lead on PGA Tour (won 1 of previous 2) • Casey has gone 9 under on holes 1 through 7 this week. • Casey has 15 top-5s over the last 3 PGA Tour seasons (most of any player without a win in span).
ATLANTA – Justin Rose awoke Wednesday morning with an aching left shoulder and figured he must have slept on it wrong. When he woke on Thursday for Round 1 at the Tour Championship his level of concern elevated dramatically. “For some reason it got really bad overnight Wednesday and woke up just really struggling Thursday morning,” said Rose, who opened with a 2-under 68. “My whole team worked really hard around me to rally, just kind of sucked it up yesterday and got through the day, weathered the storm.” Rose, who primarily teed off with his 3-wood on Thursday to limit the strain on his shoulder, said he felt better on Friday for the second round and his score reflected that improvement. The
Tiger Woods addressed the state of his life and his game this week with a blog post just before the Presidents Cup. The 2017 assistant captain for the U.S. team said he's been progressing well following the first photo we saw of him chipping a month ago. Woods had his fourth back surgery just after the 2017 Masters, and it was a spinal fusion surgery. After that, he was arrested for DUI in May and completed an out-of-state "private intensive program" this summer to address some issues he was having with prescription medication. Nevertheless, his latest update was encouraging and said it's "nice not to live in pain anymore" regarding the nerve pain his back was causing for the rest of his body.