English duo Luke Donald and Paul Casey lead the rush for the $10million prize awaiting the winners of the Tour Championship, the concluding play-off for the FedEx Cup.
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Casey recovered from a bogey at the sixth with three consecutives birdies at the turn before going on to card a four-under par 66 to share the first round lead with Donald and Aussie Geoff Ogilvy.
Donald and Ogilvy both made two bogies and six birdies in their round of 66, the trio are one shot ahead of Jim Furyk who made three birdies with out dropping a shot in his round of 67.
With only 30 players in the field, 15 two-balls will start the second at 4.40pm BST playing from the first tee.
Casey and Furyk partner each other at 6.50pm. The Englishman, who was overlooked by Colin Montgomerie for next week’s Ryder Cup, is 5/1 favourite to go on to win the Tour Championship this weekend with 888 Sport.
Extrabet offer odds of 21/20 for Casey to win the second round two ball against Furyk, who is 6/5 with bet 365; Sporting Bet offer 8/1 the tie.
Donald is last off, at 7.00pm, with Ogilvy at of 20/19 with bwin for the two ball betting. Ogilvy is available at 6/5 with Sporting Bet who bet 8/1 the tie.
Phil Mickleson kept himself in contention with an erratic one-under par 69 in a round including four bogies, two eagles and a birdie.
He tees off 6.30pm with Hunter Mahan who shares sixth place with his 69. Extrabet are offering 4/5 for Big Phil in the two ball betting, while bet365 go 13/8 for Mahan.
SECOND ROUND TEE TIME (BST):
16:40 Watson, Bubba;Laird, Martin
16:50 Stricker, Steve; Overton, Jeff
17:00 Rose, Justin; Scott, Adam
17:10 Johnson, Zach; Palmer, Ryan
17:20 Johnson, Dustin; Van Pelt, Bo
17:30 Kuchar, Matt; Villegas, Camilo
17:40 Els, Ernie; Hoffman, Charley
17:50 Crane, Ben; Goosen, Retief
18:00 Allenby, Robert; Watney, Nick
18:10 Moore, Ryan; Clark, Tim
18:20 Day, Jason; Streelman, Kevin
18:30 Mahan, Hunter; Mickelson, Phil
18:40 Choi, K.J. Na, Kevin
18:50 Casey, Paul; Furyk, Jim
19:00 Ogilvy, Geoff Donald, Luke