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One may easily be misled to believe that the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship — or more notably, the $10 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup — but here’s a little-known secret: It’s one of the most lax events of the year and it really only gets somewhat suspenseful on the back nine on Sunday. Otherwise, it starts out mind-numbingly low and kind of feels like an exhibition with only 30 players (or 28 this year due to Jim Furyk and Louis Oosthuizen withdrawing due to injuries) in the field.

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The Hurt Locker

Stenson put the hurt on locker

Just three days after Henrik Stenson decapitated his driver on the 18th hole in the final round of the weather-delayed BMW Championship and then assaulted his locker at Conway Farms, the Swede put on a ballstriking clinic at East Lake in the opening round of the Tour Championship.

Stenson fired a six-under 64, rolling in five birdies on the front nine, including four in a row from nos. 4-7. He wasn’t as perfect on the back, but he did rebound from a bogey on no. 16 with a birdie on no. 18 to take the first-round lead. 

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