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.
Tiger Woods still isn't hitting full golf shots and doesn't have a timetable for his return to competitive golf, but other aspects of his attempted comeback from a fourth back surgery sound more optimistic, according to a Friday morning post on his personal website. "I'm starting to hit the ball a little further -- 60-yard shots. I have not taken a full swing since my back fusion surgery last April, but continue to chip and putt every day," Woods wrote. "I'm working out six days a week, alternating between the treadmill, bike riding, swimming and lifting twice a day. My muscle tone is coming back, but I'm not in golf shape yet. That's going to take time." He revealed that an impending six-month
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