Stenson gets off to a flyer
Henrik Stenson made a blistering start to his second round to as he opened up a five-shot lead at The Tour Championship in Atlanta.
Stenson had held the overnight lead on six under par, but after making birdies at the first, second and fourth holes on Friday he moved on to nine under early in his second round.
The Swede knew that a win here would secure him the first prize of 1.4million US dollars (£875,000) and the 10million US dollars (£6.24million) bonus for winning the FedEx Cup.
Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar can also claim both prizes with a win this weekend and Scott was the nearest of those challengers on four under.
The Masters champion began the day just a shot behind Stenson, but two dropped shots and a birdie on his opening four holes saw him drop five shots back alongside Americans Billy Horschel and Gary Woodland.
Horschel was level par after five holes, but Woodland was constructing one of the rounds of the day as birdies at one, two, seven and nine saw him pick up four shots through 13.
Justin Rose and Johnson were in a group of five players a shot further back with Phil Mickelson amongst those at two under.
Woods was five under for the day through 13, but a double-bogey at 14 followed by a further dropped shot at 16 saw him two over for the tournament, while Kuchar was on the same score after dropping two shots.
Englishman and former world number one Luke Donald was one over for the day and the tournament having played 11 holes.