How it Happened: Stenson claims FedEx Cup

Henrik Stenson hits out of the rough on the first hole during the final round of play in the Tour Championship.

Henrik Stenson hits out of the rough on the first hole during the final round of play in the Tour Championship.

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All eyes on him during Sunday's final round of the Tour Championship, Henrik Stenson didn't disappoint – he held his lead all day to wrap up the tournament win and claim the 2013 FedEx Cup. Stenson, who began with a four-shot lead, shot 68 to win by three shots and earn more than $11 million in prize money along with the tourney and season-long trophies.

Rookie Jordan Spieth and "semi-retired" veteran Steve Stricker finished second at 10 under in Atlanta, with Webb Simpson fourth another shot back. World No. 1 Tiger Woods – who began the week leading in points – finished T-22.

Recap Sunday's action from the FedEx Cup finale right here – and scroll down for our previous coverage!

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Leaderboard update: 5:49 p.m. EDT

From the bunker at the 18th, as he did two holes earlier, leader Henrik Stenson hits it close. The ball settles about 3 feet from the cup and he won't three-putt from there. Indeed, the par putt falls and the Tour Championship win – and FedEx Cup – belong to Stenson at 13 under thanks to his 64-66-69-68 week.

Dustin Johnson closes with a birdie to finish fifth after a 68.

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Leaderboard update: 5:43 p.m. EDT

Steve Stricker, needing an unlikely three-shot swing at the par-3 18th to force a playoff, gets a long birdie try within 2 feet, then makes his par for a 65 to head to the clubhouse T-2 alongside Jordan Spieth at 10 under. Zach Johnson makes par for a 68 to head in T-7 alongside Billy Horschel at 6 under.

So leader Henrik Stenson just needs double bogey or better to win the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup as he steps to the 18th tee. He hits it into the deep right-side bunker, but judging by his last sand save that won't be a problem.

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Leaderboard update: 5:38 p.m. EDT

Henrik Stenson is playing East Lake's closing stretch nothing like he did Saturday, removing drama from the equation as he marches toward the FedEx Cup title. He lags a moderate-length birdie try at the 17th green and taps in for par to remain three shots ahead of the field. Dustin Johnson struggles from the greenside bunker and takes a sloppy triple-bogey 7 to drop to T-5 at 7 under alongside Justin Rose.

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Leaderboard update: 5:29 p.m. EDT

Steve Stricker just catches the lip with a birdie try at the 17th and settles for par, heading to the 18th tee three shots back of leader Henrik Stenson – who finds a fairway bunker off the 17th tee, then hits it pin high to the middle of the green.

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Leaderboard update: 5:20 p.m. EDT

Leader Henrik Stenson is pin-high with his approach at the 16th, but off-target and in the deep right-side bunker without a lot of green to work with. No problem: He nearly holes out, the ball stopping about an inch to the right of the cup for a tap-in par. Dustin Johnson sinks a birdie putt to rise to T-2 at 10 under alongside Jordan Spieth and Steve Stricker.

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Leaderboard update: 5:14 p.m. EDT

Steve Stricker takes a drop from the grandstand at the 16th after missing the green long, then nearly chips in – his tap-in par keeps him three back of leader Henrik Stenson, who takes iron off the tee at that hole despite the 488-yard measurement.

Zach Johnson birdies the 16th to rise to T-7 alongside Billy Horschel at 6 under.

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Leaderboard update: 5:09 p.m. EDT

Leader Henrik Stenson boosts his margin to three shots with a birdie at the par-3 15th, getting greenside in two and converting an up-and-down. Even with East Lake's tricky closing stretch, Stenson is in fine position to claim the tourney and the FedEx Cup.

Dustin Johnson also birdies the hole to keep pace, four back at 9 under.

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Leaderboard update: 5:05 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth wraps things up with a par at the 18th for a 64, heading to the clubhouse 10 under par and two back of leader Henrik Stenson – who is 1 under through 14 holes, 12 under for the week.

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Leaderboard update: 4:55 p.m. EDT

Steve Stricker makes a 30-footer for eagle on No. 15 to move to 10 under, and is now only two shots back of Henrik Stenson.

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Leaderboard update: 4:53 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth finds a greenside bunker on No. 17 and fails to get up-and-down, dropping a shot and is two shots back of Henrik Stenson.

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Leaderboard update: 4:49 p.m. EDT

Henrik Stenson picks up his first bogey of the day at No. 14, dropping back to 12 under, now just one clear of Jordan Spieth, who is on No. 17.

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Leaderboard update: 4:38 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth rollsin a 10-footer on No. 16 to move to 11 under, now just two back of Henrik Stenson. Spieth has eight birdies on the day and is 7 under for the round.

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Leaderboard update: 4:24 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth picks up his third consecutive birdie on No. 15 to move to 10 under, now just three back of Henrik Stenson. Spieth is 6 under on this round.

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Leaderboard update: 4:20 p.m. EDT

Dustin Johnson makes a 10-footer for birdie on No. 12 to move back to 8 under, but is still five back after Henrik Stenson makes a 4-footer for par on No. 12.

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Leaderboard update: 4:08 p.m. EDT

Henrik Stenson makes a 10-footer for birdie on No. 11 to move to 13 under, but is still four ahead of Jordan Spieth, who makes a birdie on No. 14.

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Leaderboard update: 4:01 p.m. EDT

Henrik Stenson with a two-putt par -- his ninth of the day -- at the par-4 10th to remain at 12 under, four clear of Jordan Spieth and five ahead of Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia and Steve Stricker. Dustin Johnson misses an 8-footer to save par on No. 10 and falls back to 6 under.

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Leaderboard update: 3:45 p.m. EDT

After a tee ball to the left, Henrik Stenson can only manage a par at the par-5 9th and makes the turn with a 1-under 34 and is 12 under overall. Dustin Johnson capitalizes on a 368-yard drive to two-putt for birdie on No. 9 to move back to 7 under. He's tied with Steve Stricker and Jordan Spieth for second.

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Leaderboard update: 3:36 p.m. EDT

Steve Stricker makes a 10-footer for birdie on No. 9 to move to 7 under, while Webb Simpson makes a 5-footer to get to 6 under ahead on No. 12.

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Leaderboard update: 3:30 p.m. EDT

Henrik Stenson misses a 10-footer from the fringe on No. 8 and settles for a par to remain at 12 under, five clear of Jordan Spieth.

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No. 18: Par 3, 235 yards

This round has been a quick one, as Tiger and Matt Kuchar step up to the tee only 3 hours and 20 minutes into the round.

Off the tee: Tiger finds the green in regulation, about 30 feet under the hole.

On the green: Tiger nearly drops this one, but just misses left and picks up a par. Solid round.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 under (Even for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Henrik Stenson is starting to run away with this title, making a 2-footer for birdie at No. 7 after an incredible approach from 160 yards, moving to 12 under, five clear of Jordan Spieth.

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No. 17: Par 4, 453 yards

Tiger has a hiccup there are No. 16 and will need one birdie over his final two holes to finish in the red.

Off the tee: More rough here. All of a sudden, Tiger can't find a fairway.

Approach shot: After sending his ball into the gallery, Tiger puts his second shot to about 35 feet right of the pin.

On the green: Big left-to-right swinger here, and Tiger leaves it 2 feet left. Solid birdie try. A simple par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 under (Even for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Dustin Johnson misses a 6-footer to save par on No. 6, handing Henrik Stenson a five-shot lead over the field. Johnson is now T-3 with Steve Stricker. Jordan Spieth has moved into solo second with a birdie at the par-5 9th.

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No. 16: Par 4, 481 yards

Nice run here by Tiger as he closes out his 2013 Tour Championship. He's now in the red for the tournament, and needs a couple more to inch toward the top 10.

Off the tee: Tiger finds the rough again here, leaving himself nearly 180 yards into the green.

Approach shot: More rough ahead for Tiger, as he puts this one greenside, but will have 80 feet.

Around the green: His third shot leaves him 20 feet to save par.

On the green: Tiger can't get the par putt to fall and he picks up his second bogey of the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 under (Even for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Dustin Johnson drops back to 7 under with a bogey on No. 5, paying for a poor tee shot to the right and failing to get up-and-down from just in front of the green. Henrik Stenson now holds a four-shot lead after yet another two-putt par. Meanwhile, Steve Stricker moves into solo third with a 4-footer for birdie on No. 6, moving to 6 under for the tournament.

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No. 15: Par 5, 525 yards

Tiger is heating up a bit and could make a run at the top 10 with solid play down the stretch.

Off the tee: Tiger finds the rough here and will have just under 240 yards into the green.

Second shot: Tiger hits a nice fairway metal here to about 20 feet below the hole. He'll have that for eagle.

On the green: Tiger thought he had the eagle putt, but it runs over the left edge and he taps in for another birdie.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 under (1 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Dustin Johnson pars the par-4 4th hole with a nice up-and-down, while Henrik Stenson two-putts for par. Stenson remains three ahead.

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No. 14: Par 4, 442 yards

While Tiger has no chance in this tournament, he seems to be grinding his way back toward the red overall. A fast finish could make the FEC race a bit more interesting.

Off the tee: Tiger finds another fairway here and will have less than 150 yards into the green.

Approach shot: Tiger gets it on the green safely, and has another 12-footer for birdie ahead.

On the green: Tiger gets another one to fall and he's back to even.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 under (Even for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Dustin Johnson gets one to fall at the par-4 3rd, knocking in a 12-footer from the fringe to move to 8 under, three back of Henrik Stenson, who two-putts for par.

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No. 13: Par 4, 453 yards

That birdie looked easy from Tiger, not something that has been common this week other than the first 13 holes on Friday.

Off the tee: Well, no momentum here, as Tiger sends his tee ball into the trees.

Approach shot: Tiger has to play a punch shot and might have damaged his club, but advances it.

Around the green: Tiger hits a nice shot to about 9 inches in front of the hole and he saves par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (1 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Dustin Johnson narrowly misses a birdie on No. 2, missing a 12-footer from above the hole, settling on the right edge of the hole. He remains at 7 under, four back of Henrik Stenson, who two-putts the par 3 for a par.

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No. 12: Par 4, 476 yards

That birdie putt seemed to run right over the hole at No. 11, but didn't fall, much like the story of Tiger's week.

Off the tee: Tiger finds the fairway here and should be able to attack the green.

Approach shot: Tiger takes dead aim at the flag and leaves himself an easy uphill putt for birdie.

On the green: Tiger makes a 15-footer from under the hole for birdie -- his third of the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (1 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Steve Stricker follows an opening bogey with a birdie at No. 2 and remains at 5 under, six back of Henrik Stenson. Meanwhile, the final group finishes on No. 1 with both Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson picking up par. Johnson lipped out for birdie from about 12 feet, while Stenson two-putts from 35 feet after finding the trees on the right off the tee.

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No. 11: Par 3, 197 yards

Good news for Tiger? Likely not going to finish last, as Charl Schwartzel seems to have that secured. But it hasn't been a pretty week for Woods.

Off the tee: Tiger challenges the back-right pin and hits a nice shot, settling 12 feet beyond the hole.

On the green: Another good look, another birdie miss -- oh, and another par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (2 over for tournament)

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No. 10: Par 4, 469 yards

Two birdies and a bogey for Tiger on the front nine. Solid, but won't help him make up ground in the FedEx race. He hit 4 of 7 fairways, 5 of 9 greens and took 13 putts on the opening nine.

Off the tee: Tiger takes driver here and rips it down the right side of the fairway.

Approach shot: A green hit here, but is 30 feet to the right of the hole.

On the green: Putt settles 18 inches short and he picks up yet another par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (2 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Keegan Bradley holes out for eagle on the par-4 7th and then immediately goes into a "Dufnering" pose in honor of his playing competitor Jason Dufner. Bradley is now 3 under on the day and 4 under for the tournament, currently good for T-5.

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Hole No. 9: Par 5, 600 yards

That was an ugly bogey from Tiger, as that was a very good birdie chance with wedge in hand from the fairway.

Off the tee: Driver finds the first cut on the right side, leaving himself nearly 300 yards into the green.

Second shot: Tiger does lay up, leaving it 60 yards in front of the green.

Approach shot: Tiger hits a very nice shot here, leaving himself 2 feet for birdie.

On the green: Easy birdie and he makes the turn with a 1-under 34.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (2 over for tournament)

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Hole No. 8: Par 4, 405 yards

Tiger seems to be reading a bit too much break into putts today.

Off the tee: Tiger hits a nice tee ball to the middle of the fairway that will leave a wedge in hand for his second.

Approach shot: The ball is on the right line, but comes up a yard short of being perfect, hanging up in the rough, 15 feet from the hole.

Around the green: Tiger tries to be a bit too fancy with the chip and leaves himself 5 feet to save par.

On the green: Tiger can't get the par putt to drop and he picks up his first bogey of the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (3 over for tournament)

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Hole No. 7: Par 4, 434 yards

Tiger is missing chances again today, much like the first three days.

Off the tee: Tiger finds another fairway here. That's hasn't been the problem thus far today.

Approach shot: Solid shot into the green, but will have 25 feet from the right for birdie.

On the green: Tiger plays too much right-to-left break and sends it 4 feet past, which he makes for a par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (2 over for tournament)

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Hole No. 6: Par 3, 209 yards

Tiger still has plenty of gallery out there and has given them a couple of moments to yell, although the last one proved to be a groan after the ball lipped out.

Off the tee: With 5-iron in hand -- hole is at 220 yards today -- Tiger hits a great tee ball to about 12 feet under the hole at the lengthy par 3.

On the green: Tiger can't get this one to drop and settles for another par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (2 over for tournament)

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Hole No. 5: Par 4, 520 yards

Tiger feels like he is in scramble mode a bit today, missing three of his first four greens in regulation.

Off the tee: Tiger takes driver here and smacks it down the right side, just finding the intermediate cut of rough.

Approach shot: From 225 yards, Tiger finds the sand for the third time today, putting it in a left, greenside bunker.

Around the green: Another great sand shot here, as the ball looks like it is going to fall, hitting the right edge before lipping out. Another par, but scares the hole yet again.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (2 over for tournament)

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Hole No. 4: Par 4, 440 yards

Tiger is scaring the hole a bit today, which could be a good sign. Although, the World No. 1 has already announced that he will not participate in this fall's start to the 2013-14 PGA Tour season.

Off the tee: Tiger tries to play a fade with fairway metal off the tee, but it stays left and finds the gallery and rough.

Approach shot: Tiger gets out of trouble here, nearly holding the green, but running off the back. A chip from 30 feet upcoming.

Around the green: Tiger's chip is a good one, settling 2 feet past the hole.

On the green: Tiger makes the putt to stay in the red for the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (2 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Jim Furyk has opened with three consecutive birdies, the latest from 15 feet on No. 3 to move to 2 under on the tournament.

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Hole No. 3: Par 4, 387 yards

A long birdie for Tiger at No. 2 is a good start, and the type of putt he hasn't made all week.

Off the tee: A fairway bunker here - the second time Tiger's been in the playbox today.

Approach shot: Tiger does find the green here, leaving himself a mid-range birdie attempt.

On the green: Tiger's birdie attempt skirts by the hole and he settles for a par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (2 over for tournament)

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Hole No. 2: Par 3, 214 yards

A ho-hum start for Tiger, who will likely need something in the 63 or 64 range today to even have a remote chance of competing for the FEC overall title.

Off the tee: Tee ball finds the green here, leaving himself about 25 feet for birdie.

On the green: He gets this one to drop and he's in the red on the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (2 over for tournament)

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Hole No. 1: Par 4, 424 yards

Black pants, black hat, red shirt. Nothing out of the normal here for Tiger. He's going to need a low one today and then need a few things to happen in front of him for the FedEx Cup title.

Off the tee: Fairway wood for Tiger here and he finds the left side of the fairway.

Approach shot: Tiger hasn't been dialed in all week, and his approach is a perfect example. Greenside bunker despite nice tee ball.

Around the green: Nice blast from Tiger here to a few inches, so an opening par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (3 over for tournament)

• • •

Saturday's coverage

5 Things: Stenson wobbles; D. Johnson climbs; more

An odd development happened on the way to foregone conclusion. After it starting raining, Henrik Stenson shot 38 on the back nine and Dustin Johnson had 33 and, just like that, the Swede’s lead was only four strokes over Johnson entering Sunday.

Scott, playing while ill, slinks down leaderboard at East Lake

Bundled up before the rain even began in Atlanta, Adam Scott suffered through illness during Saturday's third round – dismayed that he was unable to challenge leader Henrik Stenson and contend for the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup.

Tiger talks of focus even near bottom of Tour Championship

Tiger Woods didn’t make a birdie during the first 13 holes Saturday and consequently didn't make a charge during the Tour Championship's third round. Yet his talk of Sunday's round is of focus, not of being tired from the grind as he'd said a day earlier.

How it Happened: Stenson maintains 4-shot Tour Championship lead

Henrik Stenson, who won the Deutsche Bank Championship earlier during this year's FedEx Cup, is 11 under through 54 holes after a third-round 69 during which he shone early – touring East Lake's front nine in 4 under again – before wobbling late.

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Friday's coverage

5 Things: Mickelson rises; Spieth climbs into contention; more

While tourney leader Henrik Stenson and points leader Tiger Woods garnered the bulk of attention Friday at the Tour Championship, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth seemed to succeed quietly during the second round. Here are 5 Things to Know.

Stenson avoids penalty over broken club at East Lake

Another week, another post-round rules discussion. But unlike the BMW Championship controversy that cost Tiger Woods two strokes and generated a whole lot of aftershocks, Henrik Stenson was spared all but a bit of a scare after Friday’s second round of the Tour Championship.

Tiger Woods goes from cruising to crumbling in Atlanta

Just like that, Tiger Woods went from 5 under par on his first 13 holes to 6 over on the last five, from charging to tied for third-to-last place at the Tour Championship in Atlanta – one of the more remarkable events in his career.

How it happened: Stenson stretches lead; Tiger falters late

Henrik Stenson stretched his lead at the Tour Championship to four shots Friday at East Lake while Tiger Woods faltered late for a 1-over 71. See how it all unfolded.

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Thursday's coverage

Level head carries Stenson under par in Atlanta

Henrik Stenson has been hot lately, and we’re not just talking about his five top-3 finishes since early July and his first-round 64 Thursday at the Tour Championship. Just Monday, in the BMW Championship final round, he pounded his driver onto the ground on 18 and the head broke off. Then he tore a door off of a locker after his 74 and tie for 33rd.

5 Things: Woods' bad day; Stricker's detour; more

For Tiger Woods, Thursday’s opening round of the Tour Championship was start-to-finish, top-to-bottom, jam-packed with not very good. Meanwhile, Steve Stricker couldn't avoid talk of the other trip he'd planned this weekend, plus more in our 5 Things to Know.

How it Happened: Stenson shines as Woods struggles

Henrik Stenson rode a 5-under front nine to a 64 the first-round lead at East Lake, a shot ahead of Adam Scott. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods struggled to the next-to-worst score of the day, a 3-over 73, just a shot better than Bubba Watson.

• • •

Pre-tournament coverage

Tour Championship: East Lake, hole-by-hole preview

Each year as home to the FedEx Cup finals, East Lake has been the scene of a dramatic outcome. That’s attributable in part to the enduring challenge posed by Bobby Jones' home course of old in Atlanta.

Plenty on the line for Woods at East Lake

Tiger Woods enters the Tour Championship atop the FedEx Cup standings, but he must play well at East Lake to secure the FEC title, as well as potential yearly awards.

Wherever Scott goes, so goes Masters green jacket

In case you were wondering, Adam Scott brought his Masters green jacket with him to Atlanta for this week’s Tour Championship. “It comes pretty much everywhere,” he said. “I wear it in my hotel room all the time just by myself.”

Furyk, Scott, Woods, Stricker pace Tour Championship picks

From Jim Furyk to Adam Scott to Tiger Woods to Steve Stricker, our panel of experts weighs in one last time for the 2013 season with predictions for the Tour Championship.

Fan phone-ins take center stage in Finchem's talk

Tim Finchem has been the commissioner of the PGA Tour since 1994, but rarely during his tenure has he had as few things to address as he did on Tuesday.

Jacobsen and Stewart: Offbeat yet always on key

When Peter Jacobsen was named the recipient of the 2013 Payne Stewart Award on Tuesday at the Tour Championship in Atlanta, the only question was, What took so long?

Complete tee times, pairings and top groups for first round at East Lake

See the top groups Thursday as well as complete tee times and pairings for the first round of the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta.

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