Tiger Woods came out hotter than hot on moving day at the Tour Championship and after a day of roars, he holds a three-shot lead at East Lake.
Woods birdied six of his first seven holes, blowing past playing partner Justin Rose and everyone else on the course. He played the last 11 hole one-over but still put up a 65 that got him to 12-under par, good enough for a three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Rose.
Woods has never failed to close in a PGA Tour event where he held a three-shot lead and if he follows that form on Sunday, he’ll chalk up his first victory in five years and rack up that elusive 80th victory.
Woods will be paired with bomber Rory McIlroy for the final 18, marking the first time the two have been paired in the final round of a PGA Tour event.
Woods jumped out early and brought out of the loud roars, reminiscent of 20 years ago. He finished the day beating Rose, the current world’s No. 1, by three shots.
Rose is still in position to win the overall FedEx Cup on Sunday but if Woods come through with No. 80, no one will care.