Big names – Jason Day, Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar, Jimmy Walker, Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter – all lost on Day 1 at the 2015 Match Play Championship. While they feel defeated, they still have a glimmer of hope.
Greg Norman, who is recovering from a chainsaw-related injury, received clearance to play at the pro-am of the Franklin Templeton Shootout before joining the Fox Sports broadcast booth for the December tournament.
Billy Horschel, the co-leader with Chris Kirk at the Tour Championship, and his wife Brittany are expecting their first child in two weeks, and Jason Day's caddie had to withdraw. Here are 5 Things from East Lake.
Each already a winner in this year's FedEx Cup Playoffs, Georgia's Chris Kirk and Florida's Billy Horschel jumped out to the lead in Thursday's first round at the Tour Championship with bogey-free rounds of 66 at East Lake in Atlanta.
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy will share a tee time early Friday and late Saturday with new FedEx Cup points leader Hunter Mahan and Jimmy Walker for the first two rounds of the PGA Tour's Deutsche Bank Championship.
With Jim Furyk and Jason Day setting the pace at 9 under through 54 holes at The Barclays and a long list of contenders chasing, the first FedEx Cup playoff tournament seems destined for Sunday fireworks.
Greg Chalmers finished with three straight birdies for a 66 and a one-shot lead after Thursday's first round of the Quicken Loans National while Jason Day and Jordan Spieth struggled alongside Tiger Woods.