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Stenson retains lead in Tour Championship with four-shot advantage

London, Sept 21 (ANI): Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson has retained his lead at the Tour Championship in East Lake, Atlanta with a four-shot advantage, boosting his chances for the ten million-dollar FedEx Cup bonus.

Stenson resumed a stroke clear and sank five birdies to shoot a shot 4-under 66 and get ahead of Australian ace Adam Scott, who remains second after a 69.

According to the BBC, world number one and FedEx leader Tiger Woods’ six dropped shots in four holes left him four over, which has put him in a tie for 26th place, although Woods could still claim the FedEx Cup and the Player of the Year title even if he finishes as low as 29th in the 30-man field.

Admitting that he had ‘run out of gas’ and was ready to drop with exhaustion, Woods, who returned consecutive over par rounds in a PGA Tour event for the first time since the 2011 PGA Championship, however, insisted that he is still in contention in the tournament.

The report mentioned that the of the two other players for whom victory would secure the bonus, former Masters champion Zach Johnson had a bogey-free 68 to share seventh at three under, while Matt Kuchar slipped to three over and 25th place after five dropped shots in a 74.

Meanwhile, the report added that US Open champion Justin Rose shot a second successive 68 for four under and a share of fourth.

Stenson won the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston, the second of the four FedEx Cup play-off events, the report added. (ANI)

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