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article imagePGA Tour Championship: Stenson first round leader

By Larry Seely     Sep 19, 2013 in Sports
Atlanta - The first round of the 2013 PGA Championship is in the books and while players like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson failed to impress, Henrik Stenson fired a -6 64 to take a one shot lead over Australian Adam Scott.
Stenson birdied five of the first seven holes at East Lake Golf Club and made just one bogey to take the lead in the 30-man field.
This is the final of four Fed Ex Cup Playoff events with the winner taking home $10 million, but not all the big names in the field had a good round on Thursday.
Tiger Woods is the leader in points heading into the last event, but after shooting 73, the world's number one player sits in 29th position and projected to finish third if he doesn't rebound over the final three rounds.
Phil Mickelson continues to struggle since his Open Championship victory in July as 'Lefty' finished his opening round with a one over par 71 on Thursday.
Stenson and Scott are second and third in the Fed Ex Cup standings and if either wins, they have a good shot at taking home the big prize, but with three rounds to play on the tough Atlanta course, anything can happen and the pressure over the weekend will separate the pretenders form those looking to make a splash on the PGA Tour to close out the 2013 season.
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