Golf - Stanley leads Tour Championship, Spieth in the wings

Kyle Stanley (AFP Photo/SAM GREENWOOD)

- Kyle Stanley got off to a hot start and outshone the big guns to lead after the opening round of the Tour Championship. Stanley shot a six-under-par 64 to take the first-round lead at East Lake Golf Club and put himself in contention to win the PGA Tour's four tournament playoff series. Stanley holds a two-shot lead over four players who shot 66, comprising US Open champion Brooks Koepka, Webb Simpson, England's Paul Casey and Daniel Berger. World number two Spieth and PGA champion Thomas are tied for sixth with 67s along with Spain's Jon Rahm, Russell Henley and Gary Woodland. World number one Dustin Johnson, Jason Dufner, Tony Finau, Kevin Kisner, Pat Perez and Justin Rose were tied for 11th at 68.

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