Jason Day hits from the tee on the eighth hole during the first round of the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Club Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
John Amis
September 24, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) Getting back to East Lake is the challenge for Henrik Stenson. Playing the course appears to be the easy part.

Two years after a dominant victory to capture the FedEx Cup, Stenson was unstoppable for 12 holes until he settled for a 7-under 63 for a two-shot lead over Paul Casey in the opening round of the Tour Championship.

Stenson is No. 4 in the FedEx Cup and only has to win this week to claim the $10 million bonus.

Rory McIlroy closed out the front nine with three straight birdies and wound up with a 66, along with British Open champion Zach Johnson.

Jason Day had a 69 in his first event as No. 1 in the world and was six shots behind. Jordan Spieth had a 68.

You May Like