Published: Tue, September 25, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Tiger Woods eagles the last to share lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods eagles the last to share lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods celebrates making a putt for eagle on the 18th hole during the first round of the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club.

If the recently-turned 25-year old should capture the season-ending Tour Championship he becomes FedEx Cup champion.

Bryson DeChambeau tops the standings after winning the first two Play-Off events, while Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas the others who can guarantee the FedExCup trophy with a win this week.

But all eyes will be on Woods for Friday's second round as one of the sport's most decorated players seeks a first title since 2013. Check in for highlights from every tournament plus player interviews, player profiles, tournament previews, swing analysis and all the greatest shots and awesome moments.

The FedEx Cup format will change for 2019 with only three playoff events and players qualifying for the Tour Championship given a numerical score based on ranking. But for the most part, he's standing on the tee knowing he's going to hit the fairway instead of thinking he'll hit the fairway.

"It's exciting to be back", said Woods. Two weeks ago, he went from a share of the first-round lead to five shots behind on a course where attacking flags on soft greens was the only option for low scoring.

"To finish with an eagle was nice as I hammered that drive up the left side, and it was nice to see it not in the rough before hitting five-wood to the green", said Woods.

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After three-putting the first hole for a bogey, Woods recovered to birdie the fifth and sixth and picked up further shots on the 12th and 14th before thrilling the large crowds with his grandstand finish.

"I'd never had an injury before", said Thomas, whose wrist was wrapped in medical tape at his pre-tournament news conference. A little tougher golf course here, but I'm definitely happy with that.

"When I had some good looks, I went right after it, and otherwise I played pretty conservatively". It's obviously great for our sport.

"It's something that I haven't done in a number of years, and this is a good starting point".

Garcia, the 2017 Masters champion, has dropped to 28th in the world rankings, but his Ryder Cup pedigree counted strongly in his favour with Bjorn as the leading points scorer in Team Europe history.

Rose is coming off a playoff loss at the BMW Championship last week, and as the No. 2 seed in the FedEx Cup is in the best spot to win the $10 million bonus.

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