September 2, 2014
ATLANTA (AP) - Tiger Woods had a chance to pull away from the field. He had to settle for a one-shot lead Friday in the Tour Championship, which was still not a bad place to be.
Woods missed consecutive putts from about 4 feet late in his second round, then closed with a bogey for a 2-under 68 that left him atop the leaderboard at East Lake by one shot over Padraig Harrington and Sean O'Hair.
The world's No. 1 player looked as though he might double his lead, but he missed a 4-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole, then missed a birdie putt from just inside 4 feet as he tried to avoid two spike marks.
Despite the lost chances, he was at 5-under 135 and in good position to capture the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus. None of the other top five seeds were among the top 10 going into the final two rounds.