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Woods, Fowler lead Tour Championship after opening 65s

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Woods, Fowler lead Tour Championship after opening 65s
Sep 20, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tiger Woods on the 18th hole during the first round of the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports   -   Copyright  John David Mercer(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – Tiger Woods sank a long eagle putt at the final hole to tie Rickie Fowler for the first-round lead at the season-ending Tour Championship on Thursday.

Woods gave a little fist pump after rolling in a 27-footer at the par-five 18th at East Lake in Atlanta.

He and Fowler, at five-under-par 65, led by one stroke from fellow American Gary Woodland and English world number one Justin Rose.

FedExCup points leader Bryson DeChambeau battled to a 71 to lie equal 21st in the 30-man field.

The winner of the FedExCup receives $10 million, while the Tour Championship offers a $9 million purse.

(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina, editing by Ed Osmond)

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