ATLANTA (AP) Dustin Johnson powered his way down the fairways and occasionally out of the brutal rough for a 3-under 67 to take a one-shot lead at the Tour Championship and move closer to the $10 million FedEx Cup prize.
If nothing else, Johnson all but eliminated anyone not among the top five trying to win the FedEx Cup. Jason Day took himself out of the mix by withdrawing because of more back issues.
Johnson took the lead with two birdies to start the back nine and finished at 7-under 133, one shot ahead of Kevin Chappell (68).
Chappell already has three runner-up finishes this season and now has to face the best player in golf at the moment.
Kevin Kisner (70) and Hideki Matsuyama (71) were four shots back.