Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Jim Furyk fired a 6-under 64 on Friday to move
into first after the second round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf
Furyk finished 36 holes at 7-under 133 and is one stroke clear of first-round
co-leader Justin Rose, who birdied the last for a 2-under 68.
This is the finale of the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup and the $10
million prize will be awarded on Sunday evening.
The two men who led the points race headed into the Tour Championship went in
opposite directions on Friday.
Rory McIlroy, the leader in FedExCup Playoffs points based on his two Playoffs
victories, shot a 2-under 68 and moved into a tie for seventh place at 3-under
Tiger Woods, a first-round co-leader with Rose and second in Playoffs points,
notched four bogeys on the back nine Friday and signed for a 3-over 73. Woods,
a two-time FedExCup champion, fell back into a tie for 12th at minus-1.
The midway leader is no stranger to success in The Playoffs.
Furyk won this title in 2010 en route to victory at the FedExCup. He has not
won on tour since this victory two years ago, although he was in position to
win both this year's U.S. Open and Bridgestone Invitational, but coughed up
both prestigious tournaments late on Sunday.
Masters champion Bubba Watson carded a 4-under 66 and is tied for third place
with Bo Van Pelt, who had a 2-under 68 on Friday. The pair is knotted at 5-
Dustin Johnson, who has top 10s in all three Playoffs events, posted a 3-under
67 to move into a share of fifth with Matt Kuchar, whose 1-under 69 left him
at 4-under par.
MORE TO FOLLOW.
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