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Stenson maintains control in Atlanta

ESPN staff
September 20, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
Henrik Stenson is in the lead at the Tour Championship © AP
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Henrik Stenson seized control of the Tour Championship after going 10 under at East Lake.

Stenson quickly extended his one-shot overnight lead in Atlanta with three birdies on the opening four holes and stretched his advantage to four shots over Adam Scott with a four-under 66.

Stenson and Scott only have to win the Tour Championship to capture the FedEx Cup and the $10 million prize. Scott also can make a strong case for PGA Tour player of the year if he were to win.

Jordan Spieth sits in third on five under after his second-round 67, with Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Billy Horschel all tied for fourth one shot back.

A group of five players including Keegan Bradley, Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker share seventh place on three under.

Phil Mickelson hit 67 to go two under alongside Jim Furyk, who carded 68. Luke Donald remains even par after a second consecutive round of 70.

Tiger Woods ensured another early start after falling apart on the back nine. He hit his first birdie of the tournament at the 21st attempt, and added two more on the 8th and 9th holes.

Another couple on the 12th and 13th had him on a roll but a double bogey at the 14th, a bogey on the 16th and a triple bogey on the next hole undid all of his good work, leaving him with a second-round 71, 14 shots off the lead.

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