Furyk moves in front at East Lake

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Jim Furyk fired a 6-under 64 on Friday to move into first after the second round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club.

Furyk finished 36 holes at 7-under 133 and is one stroke clear of first-round co-leader Justin Rose, who birdied the last for a 2-under 68.

This is the finale of the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup and the $10 million prize will be awarded on Sunday evening.

The two men who led the points race headed into the Tour Championship went in opposite directions on Friday.

Rory McIlroy, the leader in FedExCup Playoffs points based on his two Playoffs victories, shot a 2-under 68 and moved into a tie for seventh place at 3-under 137.

Tiger Woods, a first-round co-leader with Rose and second in Playoffs points, notched four bogeys on the back nine Friday and signed for a 3-over 73. Woods, a two-time FedExCup champion, fell back into a tie for 12th at minus-1.

The midway leader is no stranger to success in The Playoffs.

Furyk won this title in 2010 en route to victory at the FedExCup. He has not won on tour since this victory two years ago, although he was in position to win both this year's U.S. Open and Bridgestone Invitational, but coughed up both prestigious tournaments late on Sunday.

Masters champion Bubba Watson carded a 4-under 66 and is tied for third place with Bo Van Pelt, who had a 2-under 68 on Friday. The pair is knotted at 5- under 135.

Dustin Johnson, who has top 10s in all three Playoffs events, posted a 3-under 67 to move into a share of fifth with Matt Kuchar, whose 1-under 69 left him at 4-under par.



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