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Richard Green

Henrik Stenson takes two-shot lead at PGA's Tour Championship

Just getting to East Lake is the challenge for Henrik Stenson. Playing the golf course appears to be the easy part.

Two years after his wire-to-wire victory to capture the FedEx Cup, Stenson was just as dominant Thursday until he stalled at the end and had to settle for a seven-under-par 63 and a two-shot lead over Paul Casey in the Tour Championship.

Stenson ripped a four-wood from 288 yards to within 25 feet and made the eagle putt on the par-five ninth to go out in 29. He added two more birdies to reach eight under through 12 holes until he made pars the rest of the way and his lone bogey on the 17th.

Even so, it was just the start he wanted on a course that he...