How it happened: Snedeker wins Tour Championship

Brandt Snedeker watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the Tour Championship.

Brandt Snedeker watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the Tour Championship.

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ATLANTA -- Brandt Snedeker knew what he had to do on Sunday, and he simply got it done.

Overcoming an early double-bogey at the par-3 6th hole, Snedeker used late birdies at Nos. 15 and 17 to put away the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup titles with a 2-under 68 and 10 under overall, three shots clear of Justin Rose.

Snedeker wins more than $11.4 million with the victory, with $10 million courtesy of the FedEx Cup title.

Rory McIlroy finished No. 2 in the FedEx Cup race despite a 4-over 74, while Tiger Woods was No. 3 after a 2-over 72 on Sunday.

See how it all unfolded:

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Update #15: 5:52 p.m. EDT

With a bogey at No. 18, Brandt Snedeker wins the Tour Championship at 10 under, also securing the FedEx Cup title in the process.

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Update #14: 5:37 p.m. EDT

Game. Set. Match. Brandt Snedeker chips in from off the green at No. 17 to move to 11 under, four shots ahead of Justin Rose and Ryan Moore headed to No. 18.

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Update #13: 5:30 p.m. EDT

On No. 17: Ryan Moore picks up a second consecutive bogey to fall back to 7 under, while Rory McIlroy two-putts for a par. McIlroy is 4 over on the day and 1 under for the tournament.

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Update #12: 5:22 p.m. EDT

On No. 16: Brandt Snedeker just misses a birdie at the par 4 and taps in for a par. Looking like he is on cruise control right now.

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Update #11: 5:20 p.m. EDT

What's up with Tiger? Woods nearly picks up an ace at the par-3 18th hole, tapping in an 18-incher for a finishing birdie. A 2-over 72 that leaves him at 2 under for the tournament. Currently T-8.

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Update #10: 5:15 p.m. EDT

What's up with Tiger? Another bogey for Tiger and he falls back to 1 under. He is 3 over for the day.

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Update #9: 5:08 p.m. EDT

On No. 16: A bad time for a bogey, but Ryan Moore doesn't put enough juice on his par-save putt and falls back to 8 under, two shots back of Snedeker.

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Update #9: 5:08 p.m. EDT

On No. 15: Brandt Snedeker moves to 10 under with a birdie at the par 5, and is one shot clear of Ryan Moore, who is in trouble on No. 16. Justin Rose also birdies No. 15 to get to 8 under.

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Update #8: 4:45 p.m. EDT

What's up with Tiger? Woods pars No. 16 to stay at 2 under and shakes the hands of the current military at the back of the green. Very cool moment.

On No. 15: Rory McIlroy birdies to get back to 2 under, while Ryan Moore also birdies and is now tied for the Tour Championship lead with Brandt Snedeker.

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Update #8: 4:45 p.m. EDT

On No. 14: Ryan Moore cuts Snedeker's lead to one shot with a nice birdie at the par 4. Buzz is building, and it isn't courtesy of Tiger or McIlroy. Shades of 2011 here, without the No. 25-guy thing.

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Update #7: 4:41 p.m. EDT

What's up with Tiger? Tiger birdies No. 15 to get to 2 under for the tournament and 2 over for the day. He has battled back and is now ahead of Rory McIlroy on the leaderboard.

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Update #6: 4:38 p.m. EDT

No. 13: Brandt Snedeker buries a long birdie putt to give himself some breathing room, now ahead of Justin Rose and Ryan Moore by two shots.

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Update #5: 4:29 p.m. EDT

On No. 13: Rory McIlroy has actually been a shot worse than Tiger Woods today, dropping another shot after par miss from 8 feet. He is now T-10 with Tiger at 1 under.

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Update #4: 4:21 p.m. EDT

What's up with Tiger? Woods gives himself a look at birdie at No. 14, but misses and settles for another par. An eagle at No. 15 could make the FedEx Cup race interesting. Can he hit a fairway?

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Update #3: 4:15 p.m. EDT

On No. 12: Rory McIlroy picks up a nice birdie to get to 2 under, while Ryan Moore two-putts for a par to stay one shot back of Brandt Snedeker.

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Update #2: 4:10 p.m. EDT

No. 11: Justin Rose picks up a big birdie after a nice tee ball, moving to 7 under, one shot back of Brandt Snedeker, who pars the 11th hole.

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Update #1: 4:08 p.m. EDT

With Tiger heading into his final six holes, we'll keep you up-to-date on the end of his round, but we will shift into a FedEx Tracker.

On No. 10: Brandt Snedeker buries an 8-footer for a key par to stay at 8 under, while Justin Rose also pars to stay at 6 under.

On No. 11: Ryan Moore has moved to within a shot of Snedeker at 7 under after a birdie at the par 3.

What's up with Tiger? Woods picks up a nice save on No. 13 for par, making a 10-footer to do so. Stays at 1 under for the tournament.

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No. 12, par 4, 476 yards

All of a sudden the course loses steam thanks to the three consecutive par 4s arrayed in parallel, sausage style. This downhill hole is the toughest drive of any par 4 at East Lake thanks to a massive fairway bunker on the right and an overhanging hardwood on the right that cuts off the landing area.

Hole wrap-up: Tiger gets caught in the rough with his second shot at the 12th hole, plays a nice chip to about 3 feet and drains the putt. Needs to turn it on over these last six holes.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over (1 under for tournament)

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No. 11, par 3, 197 yards

This hole occupies the far northeast corner of the property and plays slightly uphill to a deep green, the rear third of which cannot be seen from the tees. It’s also heavily bunkered at 4 o’clock and 7 o’clock, which means that the oncoming middle iron has to be perfectly struck or it will bound over into heavy rough, leaving an awkward up-and-over chip shot for recovery.

Hole wrap-up: After a solid tee ball to the middle of the green, Tiger nails a lengthy birdie putt to immediately get back into red figures at 1 under.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over (1 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Justin Rose misses a prime birdie opportunity on No. 9 and pars to stay at 6 under, while Brandt Snedeker also pars to stay at 8 under.

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No. 10, par 4, 469 yards

Another converted par 5, this one heavily bunkered the length of the fairway on the left side – close to the line best suited for approaching the small green.

Hole wrap-up: Another bogey for Tiger, and he falls back out of red numbers. At this point, he needs to work himself back into the top 10 and hope that McIlroy continues to slide, not to mention Brandt Snedeker.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 over (Even for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Bubba Watson birdies No. 8 to get back to 5 under, three off Brandt Snedeker's lead. Snedeker just drained a long birdie putt at No. 8, with a big fist pump after it hit the back of the cup. Justin Rose and Ryan Moore are both at 6 under.

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No. 9, par 5, 600 yards

Forget the length here; this will be easily reachable in two for players who can drive the ball 300-plus yards in the air and reach the downward kick point where fairway turbo-charges the ball forward.

Hole wrap-up: Tiger has to lay-up and hits the green in regulation, and then buries an 18-footer for his first birdie to get back into red figures.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 over (1 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: The craziness is starting to pick up at East Lake, as Rory McIlroy has dropped another shot with a bogey at No. 7 to fall back to 1 under, one shot ahead of Tiger.

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No. 8, par 4, 405 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein: This is the only one of East Lake’s holes that is not set at a rigid right angle to the holes immediately in front of or behind it. There’s no need for a driver here. All that counts is getting the tee shot safely into play on an unusually contoured fairway.

Hole wrap-up: Another par for Tiger, but the field is coming back to him here. Snedeker doubles the 6th, Rose bogeys the 6th. A bit of a carnage fest right now. Rose also dropped a shot at No. 5 after sending his tee ball into the woods, while Brandt Snedeker pars and now has a two-shot lead. Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy suffers the same fate as Tiger Woods on No. 6, picking up double bogey to fall back to 2 under.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 over (Even for tournament)

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No. 7, par 4, 434 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein: This uphill hole twists around a strategic bunker on the (ideal) right side, 280 yards to reach and 300 yards to fly. The safer, right side of the fairway is cut off early, which means that bail-out drives often end up in dense rough that makes it hard to get to this uphill green and brings into play a very deep bunker that pinches into the front left of the approach.

Hole wrap-up: Tiger picks up a par after a nice sand shot from a greenside bunker, putting it to about 4 feet to the left of the cup. Pars aren't going to do anything for Tiger today.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 over (Even for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy plays the tough 5th hole perfectly and picks up a two-putt par to stay at 4 under. He'll need Snedeker to fall out of the lead to win the FedEx Cup title, which he says is his concentration this week.

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No. 6, par 3, 209 yards

This is one of the country’s oldest island par-3s and surely East Lake’s most action-packed hole. The table-top green is encircled by the club’s massive lake and offers one very busy bunker on the left. If there’s any wind to be found at East Lake, it’ll be in effect here thanks to the complete exposure of the hole to the elements.

Off the tee: And, with that swing, Tiger's push for any sort of Sunday relevance might likely be over. Tiger finds the drink with his tee ball at No. 6. Just looks disgusted.

Rest of the hole: A ho-hum shot from the drop area, leaving himself at least 15 feet to save bogey. Bogey putt lips out. Double-bogey. It would take an epic run now.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 over (Even for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Brandt Snedeker's putter might be the difference today, as he gets a birdie putt to drop at No. 3 to take the outright lead at 9 under. Big putt there, a little fist pump too. Rory McIlroy bogeys No. 4 to fall back to 4 under, five off the lead.

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No. 5, par 4, 520 yards

Here’s a members’ par-5 routed at the far end of the golf course that offers a modest reverse-camber effect and tips from high-right to low-left while bending up toward the right. A low-slung swale across the entrance tends to catch a lot of golf ball traffic, especially from approach shots played out of the rough.

Off the tee: Um, we are hearing a lot of "Fore!" from Tiger today, another ball to the left. Not as far left, but still enough to scare part of the gallery.

Rest of the hole: Tiger has to use his strength again here, just running it up to just short of the green with his second shot. From another hemisphere, Tiger putts it from off the green and actually gets it to about 3 feet. But he misses the par save. The hole is the second-toughest on the course.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 over (2 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Justin Rose gets up-and-down from a greenside bunker at No. 2 to stay at 8 under, while Snedeker chips from just off the green to about 2 feet and also pars. They are now three shots clear of the field, with Bubba Watson, Ryan Moore, Rory McIlroy and Jim Furyk all at 5 under. Snedeker remains No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings, with McIlroy close behind. McIlroy makes a big par save at No. 3 to stay at 5 under, while Luke Donald moves to 4 under with a birdie at No. 6.

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No. 4, par 4, 440 yards

This is another hole that favors the left side of the fairway, thanks to a pair of fairway bunkers along the high side right and a dense stand of trees. The elevated green tends to attract shots that fall short thanks to front bunkers that are foreshortened and a green that tips from back to front.

Off the tee: Well, an early "Fore!" here. Another drive to the left. Fans scatter and make a big circle around his ball. He might have a look at the green with a semi-big hook.

Rest of the hole: Tiger plays a magnificent second shot to get it out of the bermudagrass, just muscling it out and getting it to about 10 feet to the right of the hole. Needs this one. Nope. But this one wasn't short though. Another two-putt par. Never got the putt online.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (3 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy picks up another two-putt par at No. 2 to stay at 5 under. Co-leader Brandt Snedeker two-putts No. 1 to stay at 8 under, as does Justin Rose.

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No. 3, par 4, 387 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 3: Dense trees and out-of-bounds loom on the length of the right side. The smart play here off tee is a long iron or fairway wood past the first bunker on the left and short of a second bunker 300 yards out. From there, it’s just a short iron in to a green perched above the fairway and aligned from front-left to back-right.

Hole wrap-up: Tiger leaves himself 30 feet for another look at birdie here, but leaves yet another one short. This one by a foot. He just stares off into the gallery. Tiger is not one to leave putts short, seemingly always trusting his line. Another pedestrian par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (3 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy opens with a two-putt par to stay at 5 under, while Bubba Watson gives back that birdie at No. 1 with a bogey at No. 2 to fall to 5 under. The leaders have taken to the course.

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No. 2, par 3, 214 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 2: A perfect medium-length par-3, slightly uphill, across an inconsequential front pond, to a modestly sloped green reminiscent in its bunkering of the 11th at St. Andrews – a deep bunker front right and another deep hazard flanking the left side.

Off the tee: With 8-iron, Tiger hits a great-looking shot and it lands just onto the green and bounds to about 20 feet past the hole. Completely makeable putt upcoming.

Rest of the hole: Tiger leaves another one short, this time settling for a par. Looks disgusted. You can't leave putts short on a Sunday, much less with so much on the line.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (3 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Bubba Watson - who says East Lake doesn't fit his eye - starts with a birdie at No. 1 to get to 6 under.

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No. 1, par 4, 424 yards

Tiger is wearing his traditional red shirt, black slacks and black hat. Wouldn't it be crazy to see him come out in black shirt and red slacks? Yeah, we know we are a bit crazy. Anyways, from our Bradley S. Klein on No. 1: Straightaway, uncomplicated, to a fairway set perpendicular to the contour line. The hole is organized around four natural high points – tee, green and two intermediate rolls in the fairway, with most drives coming to rest beyond the second rise in a swale that leaves an uphill approach of about 140 yards to a green bunkered at 4 o’clock and 8 o'clock.

Off the tee: Tiger is a two-time winner of the FedEx Cup and Tour Championship, but he won't be able to play like his opening tee shot if he hopes to make it three. He pulls his tee ball way left. Ouch.

Rest of the hole: Well, not the way Tiger wanted to start this day, paying for that bad tee ball and two-putts for a bogey. Poor short-game work bit Tiger there.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 over (3 under for tournament)

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THIRD-ROUND COVERAGE

Furyk goes from chased to chasing with one bad swing

Jim Furyk was in or tied for the lead for the majority of Saturday's third round at East Lake, but then a double-crossed tee shot at No. 17 led to triple bogey. One bad swing left him three shots back with 18 holes to go. Story.

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Woods scrambles into position at East Lake to salvage season

Tiger Woods bounced back with a 3-under 67 to stay in the hunt at the Tour Championship and in the FedEx Cup race. Story.

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After 64, Brandt Snedeker out front in Atlanta, FedEx Cup race

Brandt Snedeker's 6-under 64 has him out front at the Tour Championship and in the FedEx Cup race. Story.

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Tour Championship: Final-round tee times at East Lake

Take a look at the pairings and tee times for the final round of the Tour Championship at East Lake. Tee times.

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SECOND-ROUND COVERAGE

Jim Furyk goes on birdie spree to take Tour Championship lead

Jim Furyk penciled in nine 3s in his opening 11 holes en route to a record-breaking 6-under 64 to take the 36-hole lead at the Tour Championship. Story.

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McIlroy primarily focused on winning FedEx Cup, not Tour title

Rory McIlroy came to East Lake Golf Club on top of the FedEx Cup playoff standings, and his plan is to stay there, even if it means protecting his position on Sunday afternoon and losing an opportunity to win the Tour Championship. Story.

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Johnson calls on long-time friend to caddie midway through round

Dustin Johnson had to make a call to the caddie bullpen on Friday, as his normal looper Bobby Brown exited with a back injury, and longtime friend Cameron Hooper climbed over the ropes to take over the duties. Story.

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How it happened: Tiger fires 73

Tiger Woods went backward on Friday at East Lake, firing a 3-over 73 to fall six shots back of leader Jim Furyk at the Tour Championship. See how it happened.

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Notes: Tiger's trouble off the tee leads to 3-over 73 at East Lake

Notebook: Tiger Woods fires a 73 after struggling off the tee, while Bo Van Pelt quietly continues to hang around the top of the leaderboard. Story.

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FIRST-ROUND COVERAGE

Rude: Woods' play quiets intimidation talk

Tiger Woods fired a 4-under 66 on Thursday at East Lake to put to rest any notion that he's intimidated by Rory McIlroy. Story.

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Westwood has eight bogeys, six birdies in 2-over 72

Lee Westwood, the fourth-ranked player in the world, had a scorecard in the Tour Championship first round that resembled a volatile day on Wall Street: eight bogeys, six birdies and four pars. Story.

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Last player into the field, Piercy starts strong with 67

After an opening 67, Scott Piercy still knows that the FedEx Cup title is not likely in his future, but the last player to make the field at the Tour Championship is still making the most of getting to East Lake. Story.

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Notebook: Adam Scott recovers to shoot 68

Notebook: Adam Scott recovers from a water ball early in his round to card a 2-under 68, while Ernie Els' caddie heads back to London with blood clots in his legs. Story.

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PRE-TOURNAMENT COVERAGE

Complete breakdown of 30 to advance to Tour Championship

Here's a closer look at the 30 players that have advanced to the Tour Championship at East Lake in two weeks. Story.

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A look at the Tour Championship: Player power rankings

Our Sean Martin crunched the numbers and came out with some interesting power rankings as the 30 finalists head to East Lake this week in search of the FedEx Cup crown. Story.

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FedEx Cup: A look at the scenarios for each player to win title

Just how would Scott Piercy win the FedEx Cup title as the 30th seed? The breakdown of all 30 players and what they need to have happen to win the FedEx Cup title Sunday at East Lake. Story.

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Tour Championship: First-round tee times at East Lake

The first-round tee times for the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. Tee times.

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FedEx Cup: Our predictions to win the $10 million prize

Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods can win the FedEx Cup - and $10 million - with a victory at the Tour Championship. Each was picked by at least one of our panelists. Predictions.

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Tour Championship: Klein takes you hole-by-hole at East Lake

Our Bradley S. Klein takes you hole-by-hole at East Lake, the site of this week's Tour Championship for the 12th time and FedEx Cup finisher since 2007. Story.

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Rory McIlroy dismisses talk that he intimidates Tiger Woods

On the eve of the Tour Championship, Rory McIlroy quickly dismissed the notion that he is intimidating to Tiger Woods. Still, the two make up a good head-to-head match. Story.

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Rude: With Couples in Hall of Fame, look for membership to grow

It was announced today that Fred Couples will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Jeff Rude presents a Q&A. Story.

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Little time left for Tour players to find top-50 spot in World Rankings

On the eve of the Tour Championship, the most intriguing storylines are about those players closest to the No. 50 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking. Story.

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Babineau: Hall takes it easy with latest honoree

The World Golf Hall of Fame just got a little more laid-back with the addition of Fred Couples. Story.

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