Paul Casey and Rory McIlroy are given the best position following the end of Atlanta Tour Championship opening round. Swede Henrik Stenson give seven shot under 63 and manage to surpass Englishman Casey by two shots. Northern Ireland’s McIlroy have better position with one stroke away. Jason Day manages to finish by one short at the end of the first day of closing season of PGA Tour’s. This may not good enough for the title of world number one but it is a good start. Any of those players that manage to take the victory form his opponent would win FedEx Cup. Along with that title they would also gain £6.6m as victory bonus. There are five people that would be involved for ending this competition. Stenson is one of them and Day is another, along with Jordan Spieth which is an American, Bubba Watson, and Rickie Fowler.
Spieth would start the day with two stroke under 68. Fowler has slight advantage by starting at 69 and Watson will start his day at 70. Four of these people are aged less than 28. Stenson is the oldest among the group. He says that he feel younger and think that his appearance could match his lower generation just fine. Day, Spieth, McIlroy,and Fowler is those young people Stenson were talking about. Stenson felt happy to be part of the young group. He hasnt gained any title during the length of this year. Stenson is a winner in playoffs competition for FedEx Cup two years back.
Stenson says that at his age he does have plenty experience for playing gold. He has hit millions of balls using various kinds of sticks. That is the accumulation of swing he has done for years. The only advantage of playing a he competition at this age is that his body would feel any swing he made. Getting easily tired is nothing compared to the satisfaction of seeing your name on the leaderboard. It feels different in every tournament to see our own name at the top. People have seen lots of famous layer to fill this list but having someone who doesnt supposed to be there would be amazing. It would excite the player and also the spectators in different ways.
Tour Championship would be the last playoff events from four events that held in FedEx Cup. They will play in the field with 30 people. The number has been reduced from the 125 people that fight against each other in the first competition. McIlroy is in a good position for the game. He is number 11 on the list. He can try to win the competition by hoping those five people can finish the field faster. McIlroy manage to get back from a setback that causes him to have bogey at the second by performing series of birdie in seventh. Stenson is trying to give second try of winning FedEx Cup. He manages to achieve birdie for first three and the sixth holes. He perform eagle at ninth, 10th and 12th holes.