With Saturday’s weather forecast in Atlanta pushing tee times unusually early for a Tour Championship round, Tiger Woods will tee off at 7:40 a.m. in the second-to-last group while leader Henrik Stenson starts the third round alongside Adam Scott and Jordan Spieth at 9 a.m.
With late tee times both days, Stenson has thrived on East Lake’s front nine during the first two rounds – 5 under Thursday and 4 under Friday.
Scott, Stenson and Woods can win the $10 million FedEx Cup prize simply by winning the Tour Championship, regardless of how anybody else finishes.
In other top groups, Dustin Johnson will play alongside Justin Rose and Billy Horchsel in the group ahead of Scott and Stenson, with Keegan Bradley, Gary Woodland and Nick Watney in the next group ahead.
The forecast is for rain to begin late morning as a cold front passes over the area, continuing through the afternoon. Sunday’s forecast calls for more favorable conditions.
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Complete tee times and pairings for Saturday’s third round of the 2013 Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta:
7:30 a.m.: Brandt Snedeker, Boo Weekley, Charl Schwartzel
7:40 a.m.: Matt Kuchar, Tiger Woods, Jason Dufner
7:50 a.m.: Kevin Streelman, Brendon de Jonge, Jason Day
8 a.m.: Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Luke Donald
8:10 a.m.: Hunter Mahan, Bill Haas, Graham DeLaet
8:20 a.m.: Jim Furyk, Roberto Castro, D.A. Points
8:30 a.m.: Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker, Phil Mickelson
8:40 a.m.: Keegan Bradley, Nick Watney, Gary Woodland
8:50 a.m.: Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Billy Horschel
9 a.m.: Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth