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Spieth Takes the Lead at East Lake, 1 Round from $10 Million

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 September 2015 00:14 Saturday, 26 September 2015 23:58

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ATLANTA, Georgia (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Jordan Spieth was so consumed with trying to make birdies and save pars on a rugged, rainy afternoon at the Tour Championship that he didn’t realize until after he signed for a 2-under 68 that he had a one-shot lead.

He knows exactly what’s at stake Sunday in what was shaping up as a dynamic end to the season.

Spieth made four big par saves and ended with a 20-foot birdie to overtake Henrik Stenson for the lead at East Lake. Already with the best year in golf, the Masters and U.S. Open champion is now one round away from the richest year in golf history.

A victory would push him over a record $12 million for the season, and give him the $10 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup.



Callaway Golf Hosts 100th Warrior Club Fitting During TOUR Championship

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 September 2015 22:53 Saturday, 26 September 2015 22:46

Callaway Warrior Fitting ProgramATLANTA, Georgia — As golfers fine-tuned their games at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club on the final practice day at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, PGA TOUR player and Callaway Staff Pro Harris English took some time out to help two wounded heroes work on their own golf swings, as part of the Callaway Warrior Club Fitting Program. Conducted in partnership with the TOUR’s Birdies for the Brave military outreach initiative, the program is designed to aid in the rehabilitation process and express appreciation for wounded veterans’ service and sacrifice by providing them with the opportunity to be fit with their own set of custom golf clubs during a PGA TOUR tournament. The fitting at East Lake was the 100th Callaway Warrior Club Fitting to be hosted since the program’s inception four years ago, and the 13th to be hosted in 2015.

“It was my absolute pleasure to spend some time with these true American heroes,” said English. “Sometimes we think we have it tough out on the golf course, but what these guys have gone through on behalf of our country is just unbelievable. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to give back, and to work with Callaway and Birdies for the Brave, both of whom do so much for our military.”



FedExCup Defining Moments: TOUR Championship

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 September 2015 22:42 Saturday, 26 September 2015 22:34

FedEx Cup Defining MomentsDefining moments at the TOUR Championship has forged PGA TOUR champions since the inception of the FedExCup; off the green St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has created defining moments of it's own for over a half century.



Big 3 Battle for $10 Million at TOUR Championship

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2015 22:27 Thursday, 24 September 2015 22:10

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ATLANTA, Georgia (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The best three players in golf have combined to win 12 tournaments and over $25 million this year, so the appeal of a $10 million bonus for capturing the FedEx Cup might not be as great as simply winning the final showdown of the season.

But there was a time when money mattered for Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, and Jordan Spieth.



Henrik Stenson Can Win $10 Million Without Winning a Single Event

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2015 04:48 Wednesday, 23 September 2015 04:44

Henrik StensonCanadian Press

ATLANTA, Georgia (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The last five winners of the FedExCup also won the Tour Championship. Vijay Singh in 2008 and Tiger Woods in 2009 are the only FedExCup champions who didn’t win at East Lake.

Henrik Stenson is in position to make his own brand of history this week – winning the FedExCup without winning a PGA Tour event all year.

The Swede started at No. 41, soared up to No. 4 with a runner-up finish at The Barclays, had another runner-up finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship and has held that position going into the final event. He could finish in a tie for third and have a mathematical chance of winning the $10 million bonus.



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