Date: September 20, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Adam Scott placed second at Tour Championship

A bogey on the 16th hole failed to deny Sweden&aposs Henrik Stenson a one-shot lead at the Tour Championship, with Australia&aposs Adam Scott close behind in second place following Thursday&aposs opening round. Stenson, who won the Deutsche Bank Championship on September 2 to sit second on the FedEx Cup standings heading into this week&aposs PGA Tour finale at East Lake Golf Club, carded seven birdies to post a six-under 64. The 37-year-old notched his final birdie of the first round on the par-three 18th, hitting a five iron to four feet from the pin and then sinking his putt to lead Scott by one stroke. Scott started poorly in Atlanta with bogeys on the third and eighth holes, split by a birdie on the sixth. But the Masters champion birdied six of seven holes on the back nine to card a five-under 65 and claim outright second at the Tour Championship. Scott won the opening tournament play-off event The Barclays to sit third on the FedEx Cup standings, 107 points behind Stenson, and has set himself up for a genuine chance at victory this weekend. American pair Billy Horschel and Steve Stricker share third spot on the leaderboard after both posted four-under 66s. Stricker finished strongly with four birdies in the space of five back-nine holes, while Horschel also performed well late, picking up three shots on his back nine to sit two strokes behind Stenson. FedEx Cup leader and world No.1 Tiger Woods had a terrible opening day at the Tour Championship, bogeying the fifth, 10th and 14th holes to sit second last in the 30-man field at East Lake. Woods leads Stenson by 123 points on the FedEx Cup standings. Roberto Castro sits fifth on the leaderboard in Atlanta after a three-under 67, while an eight-man group is tied for sixth, a further stroke back, including Australia&aposs Jason Day, Sergio Garcia of Spain, England&aposs Justin Rose and American Webb Simpson.