08/22 17:06 CDT Thomas loses cushion, shares lead in Tour Championship
Thomas loses cushion, shares lead in Tour Championship
By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer
ATLANTA (AP) --- Xander Schauffele had a 6-under 64 for the best opening round
at East Lake by two shots. It was only worth a share of the lead Thursday in a
Tour Championship where 30 players were given a head start based on their
position in the FedEx Cup.
Justin Thomas, who started at 10-under par and a two-shot lead as the No. 1
seed in the FedEx Cup, hit pitching wedge into the water for double bogey and
twice missed 3-foot putts in his round of 70. Instead of being six shots
behind, he goes into the second round tied.
Brooks Koepka birdied three of his last four holes for a 67 and joined them at
The score to par is all that matters in deciding who wins the FedEx Cup and the
$15 million prize.