Furyk takes one-shot lead

Jim Furyk is one round away from the biggest payday of his career.

Furyk took over the lead at the Tour Championship on Saturday in Atlanta with an even-par 70, giving him a one-shot lead over Retief Goosen and Luke Donald going into the final round at East Lake and the conclusion of the FedEx Cup.

“I have to win tomorrow, and the idea is just to go out and do the best I can to do that,” said Furyk, who was at 8-under 202.

The top three on the leaderboard can win the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus, along with Geoff Ogilvy (72) at 5-under 205.

Furyk was trailing most of the day until a big turnaround on the par-5 15th hole, when he made a 10-foot birdie and Donald hit into a bunker and three-putted for double bogey. Donald shot a 71.

Goosen won the Tour Championship in 2004, back when winning was only worth $1.08 million.

The Associated Press

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