Stenson stretches lead at Tour Championship as Woods wilts
September 20, 2013 -- Updated 2344 GMT (0744 HKT)
Sweden's Henrik Stenson produced another composed display at Atlanta's East Lake Golf Club on Friday.
- Swede holds four stroke advantage after second round of Tour Championship
- Adam Scott in second place; Justin Rose and Dustin Johnson tied for fourth
- Tiger Woods suffers collapse in final holes to finish 14 behind Stenson
- Bad weather forecast prompts organizers to bring forward third round tee times
(CNN) -- Henrik Stenson increased his lead to four shots at the Tour Championship on Friday as the race for the $10 million FedEx Cup jackpot heats up.
The Swede was once again on song in the second round firing an impressive four-under 66 to finish on 10-under at the halfway stage.
Stenson and four other players (Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Zach Johnson and Matt Kucher) can all claim the $10 million FedEx bonus if they win at Atlanta's East Lake Golf Club on Sunday.
Australia's Adam Scott is still Stenson's nearest challenger after following up his opening round of 65 with a composed 69 on Friday. But Tiger Woods' chances faded dramatically in the closing stages of his second round.
The world No.1 was five-under par for his round after 13 holes and looked to have repaired much of the damage inflicted by an opening 73. But the wheels well and truly fell off in the remaining five holes.
Golf helps rehabilitate veterans
Man golfs 125 holes to build up library
Building St Andrews' new course
A hooked tee shot at 14 led to a double bogey six which was followed by a bogey two holes later. Worse was to come at the par four 17th when Woods pulled his tee shot into the water before holing out for calamitous triple-bogey seven.
"I put everything I had into that start and didn't have much at the end. Just ran out of gas." Woods said, PGATour.com reported.
"My legs were just tired. I didn't rotate through the ball (at the 17th), and I turned it over. Same thing I did over on what was it, 14? Same shot," Woods added.
"It's been just a long, long grind. We play a lot of golf from the British Open on."
A five-time winner this season, Woods didn't rule himself out of the running immediately after finishing, saying "this is not a sprint. It's a marathon."
Following Stenson's second round, Woods now requires a minor miracle to make up a 14-shot deficit, but further up the leaderboard others are ready to pounce should the 37-year-old Swede falter.
America's Jordan Spieth is a shot behind Scott in third after firing a three-under 67 while Justin Rose's second successive 68 left him tied for fourth at four under with America's Dustin Johnson (68) and Billy Horschel (70).
Keegan Bradley and Nick Watney both shot rounds of 65 to move up in to a five-way tie for seventh alongside Steve Stricker (71) Zach Johnson (68) and Gary Woodland (67).
The third round will get underway at 7.30 am local time after thunderstorms were forecast for Saturday.
Part of complete coverage on
September 12, 2014 -- Updated 1251 GMT (2051 HKT)
It's a big dilemma: Be with your wife for the birth of your first child, or stay at work and try to earn $11 million. For Billy Horschel, it's a no-brainer.
September 12, 2014 -- Updated 1140 GMT (1940 HKT)
She's just 19 but Hyo Joo Kim is already showing she's ready for the big time after recording the lowest ever round at a major championship.
September 10, 2014 -- Updated 1706 GMT (0106 HKT)
Masters champion Bubba Watson says winning the $10 million FedEx Cup jackpot would bring forward his retirement from the game.
September 12, 2014 -- Updated 1131 GMT (1931 HKT)
The world's top women golfers will be chasing a $3.25 million prize purse at one of the most stunning courses on the LPGA Tour.
September 3, 2014 -- Updated 1219 GMT (2019 HKT)
Tom Watson selects Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his wildcard picks for the Ryder Cup contest with Europe.
September 2, 2014 -- Updated 1352 GMT (2152 HKT)
Ian Poulter, who has constantly haunted the U.S. in Ryder Cup golf, is back after being chosen as a wildcard by European captain Paul McGinley.
August 25, 2014 -- Updated 1540 GMT (2340 HKT)
Tiger Woods has split with his longtime coach Sean Foley after not winning a major during their four-year tenure.
August 11, 2014 -- Updated 1105 GMT (1905 HKT)
Success just keeps on coming for Rory McIlroy, but the world No. 1 is already targeting more titles following his second PGA Championship win.
August 8, 2014 -- Updated 1424 GMT (2224 HKT)
From Seve's "spine-shivering" moment to Jack Nicklaus' "perfect explosion," David Cannon has captured many of golf's defining images.
August 7, 2014 -- Updated 1320 GMT (2120 HKT)
They came home as casualties of war -- physically shattered and mentally broken. But golf is proving to be an unlikely salvation for U.S. veterans.
August 5, 2014 -- Updated 1231 GMT (2031 HKT)
You are the one hitting the shots, but the man standing over your shoulder could hold the key to your golfing destiny.
July 21, 2014 -- Updated 1227 GMT (2027 HKT)
He has been there for all three of his son's major wins, but the latest triumph may well have been the sweetest yet for Rory McIlroy's father.
Today's five most popular stories