Just getting to East Lake is the challenge for Henrik Stenson. Playing the golf course appears to be the easy part.
Two years after his wire-to-wire victory to capture the FedExCup, Stenson was just as dominant Thursday until he stalled at the end and had to settle for a 7-under 63 and a two-shot lead over Paul Casey in the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola.
Stenson ripped a 4-wood from 288 yards to 25 feet and made the eagle putt on the par-5 ninth to go out in 29. He added two more birdies to reach 8 under through 12 holes until he made pars the rest of the way and his lone bogey on the 17th.