The Tour Championship 2010 leaderboard has only a few people under par. The Tour Championship 2010 leaderboard is underway with first round play on Thursday, with a purse of $7.5 million on the line. The defending champion is Phil Mickelson, who took home a nice prize of $1.35 million last year, and now they are all in Atlanta, Georgia for a really competitive weekend. The early round coverage has several players tied at the top, but many haven’t finished their first rounds on the course today. It is still very early though, so things could change as the first round comes to an end and round two begins on Friday morning.
Among the golfers that are trying to make a strong showing atop the Tour Championship 2010 leaderboard are Geoff Ogilvy and Paul Casey, who were tied for the lead at four-under-par midway through their first rounds. Ogilvy was on the 17th hole and Casey was on the 15th hole at that point, with Luke Donald not too far back at a three-under-par as he hit the 16th hole. Only nine players had a score under par as we just glanced at the leaderboard again, and that really shows how close the chase for this tournament title is going to be all weekend. That number seems like it should be higher in such a high value tournament, but maybe that is why it is expected to be even more competitive as the rounds progress.
Phil Mickelson, the guy that most people are watching this weekend, hit an amazing eagle on 12, and then followed that up with another eagle on 15. The problem was that he shot bogeys on five, 13, and 16, to even out his day, and put him a few shots back of the lead. Mickelson still finds himself in the top 10 though, and that is exactly where a golfer wants to be at the end of the first round on Thursday. This puts Mickelson within three shots of taking the lead, and in the perfect position to make a nice run on Friday. He will definitely need to shoot a cleaner round two, and eliminate the up-and-down play though.
Tour Championship 2010 Leaderboard
1. Geoff Ogilvy — (-4) — Final
1. Paul Casey — (-4) — 15th
3. Jim Furyk — (-3) — Final
3. Luke Donald — (-3) — 16th
5. K.J. Choi — (-2) — Final
6. Kevin Na — (-1) — Final
6. Phil Mickelson — (-1) — 17th
6. Jason Day — (-1) — 15th
10. Kevin Streelman — (E) — Final
10. Ryan Moore — (E) — Final
10. Tim Clark — (E) — Final