Tour Championship takes place at East Lake

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Video: Tour Championship tees off in East Lake

Brandt Snedeker poses with the FedExCup and TOUR Championship trophies after his three stroke victory clinched the cup during the final round of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2012 in Atlanta. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

ATLANTA (AP) -- ATLANTA (AP) - Henrik Stenson made three early birdies to seize control at the Tour Championship on Friday.

Stenson quickly expanded his one-shot lead at East Lake with three birdies on the opening four holes and stretched his lead to four shots over Scott with a 4-under 66.

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Scott recovered from a rugged start for a 69, while 20-year-old Jordan Spieth had a 67 and was five shots behind.

Stenson and Scott only have to win the Tour Championship to capture the FedEx Cup and the $10 million prize. Scott also can make a strong case for PGA Tour player of the year if he were to win.

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Tiger Woods played his last five holes in 6-over par for a 71 and was 14 shots out of the lead.

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