ATLANTA – So much for “playoff pressure” and that coveted $11.3 million putt hanging over everyone’s head this week at East Lake.
Only three of the top 5 players on the current FedEx Cup points list – the post-season immortals who can control their own destiny with a Tour Championship victory regardless of what anyone else does – are inside the top 10 through one sunny round.
No. 1 Tiger Woods (T-2), No. 2 Steve Stricker (T-9) and No. 4 Zach Johnson (T-9) are cruising while fifth-ranked Heath Slocum (T-26) and third-ranked Jim Furyk (T-12) have some work to do.