Woods kept the ball in play at East Lake and
chipped in for one of his six birdies on his way to a 4-under 66 that
gave him a share of the lead with Justin Rose. It was the first step toward what Woods hopes is another FedEx Cup title, and another $10 million bonus.
Rory McIlroy, playing with Woods for the fifth time in these playoffs, saved par on the last hole for a 69.
The week began with Greg Norman
saying that Woods was intimidated by McIlroy, a suggestion that both
players found amusing. While it's doubtful that inspired Woods, he
played as if he wasn't ready to let McIlroy win a third straight playoff