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Second-Round Leaderboard
Henrik Stenson        63-68—131 (-9)
Jordan Spieth         68-66—134 (-6)
Paul Casey             65-70—135 (-5)

The TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola is the culmination of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season and the final event of the FedExCup Playoffs. The road to the TOUR Championship began with the top 125 players qualifying for The Barclays (won by Jason Day), followed by the top 100 players at the Deutsche Bank Championship (won by Rickie Fowler) and the top 70 players at the BMW Championship (won by Jason Day).

The top-five players in the FedExCup standings entering the TOUR Championship control their own destiny and will win the FedExCup title should they go on to victory at East Lake.

FEC      Name                                 Score              Position       FedExCup Projection

1          Jason Day                          E                    T9                3
2          Jordan Spieth                     6-under            2                  2
3          Rickie Fowler                      1-under            8                  4
4          Henrik Stenson                    9-under            1st                1
5          Bubba Watson                    1-over             T12              6

Henrik Stenson – No. 4 in the FedExCup, 9-under 131, 1st 
Henrik Stenson, 2013 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola and FedExCup champion, is ranked No. 4 in the FedExCup standings and guaranteed to win the FedExCup with a victory this week.

En route to his 2013 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola victory, Stenson held a four-shot lead over Adam Scott after 36 holes at East Lake Golf Club.

Stenson has led or shared the lead through 36 holes in three previous PGA TOUR starts:

Year                 Tournament                                         36-hole score                 Finish
2006                 PGA Championship                               8-under 136                    T14
2011                 Children’s Miracle Network                     12-under 132                   T12
2013                 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola        10-under 130                   1st

In six career rounds at East Lake Golf Club, Stenson has shot 64, 66, 69, 68, 63 and 68.

Stenson is the highest-ranked player in the FedExCup standings without a victory in the 2014-15 season. Two of his three runner-up finishes came in the first two FedExCup Playoffs events at The Barclays and the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Only three players have won the TOUR Championship wire-to-wire (no ties): Tom Watson (1987), Curtis Strange (1988) and Henrik Stenson (2013).

At the TOUR Championship in 2013, Stenson entered the final round with a four-shot advantage over Dustin Johnson and turned in a final-round 68 for a three-stroke, wire-to-wire victory over Jordan Spieth and Steve Stricker, securing the 2013 FedExCup. Stenson, a 39-year-old native of Gothenburg, Sweden, is the only European player to win the TOUR Championship as well as the only European to win the FedExCup.

Stenson is trying to join Tiger Woods as the only two-time FedExCup winner. Stenson would join Woods and Mickelson as the only players to win the TOUR Championship multiple times.

First Timers at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola
Nine players are making their first appearance at the TOUR Championship this week, including Robert Streb (27th), Daniel Berger (T18), J.B. Holmes (T9), Kevin Kisner (28th), Danny Lee (T12), Steven Bowditch (T5), Brooks Koepka (T18), Sangmoon Bae (20th) and Harris English (T25). Chad Campbell (2003), Bart Bryant (2005), Bill Haas (2011) and Henrik Stenson (2013) won the TOUR Championship in their first appearance (not including Tom Watson’s win at the first TOUR Championship in 1987).

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