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Live blog: Kyle Stanley opens big lead in Round 1 of Tour Championship

The FedEx Cup Playoffs conclude this week as the PGA Tour makes its final stop in this season-ending series at the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

We are following all of Thursday’s Round 1 right here.

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4:25 p.m.: Stanley in with a 6-under 64 to take a three-shot lead over the field for now. Doesn’t look like he’ll be caught today, but 19 of the 30 players in the field at East Lake are under par for the day. Spieth and Thomas are both 2 under. Sergio Garcia (+3) and Hideki Matsuyama (+5) are a few of the notable guys over par.

3:55 p.m.: Stanley keeps killing it today, another birdie at 16 and he has a three-shot lead at 6 over. Spieth ripped off three straight birdies earlier to get to 2-under, he’s currently T-7 with Jon Rahm, Jason Day and a few others.

3:40 p.m.: Another birdie for Kyle Stanley at 15 and he’s cruising at 5-under. Holds a two-shot lead on the field with just one bogey on the card. Henley and Woodland are in with 3-under 67s for the day. On the opposite end of the spectrum, really surprising to see Hideki Matsuyma with two double bogeys on the front nine alone. He made the turn at 6 over. Ugly.

3:10 p.m.: Jason Day in the building! He’s birdied 5 of his last 6 holes to move to 3-under, where he’s currently T-2 along with Jason Dufner, Russell Henley, Daniel Berger, Pat Perez and Brooks Koepka. Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas are even par, Jordan Spieth at 1 over after a bogey-4 at the par-3 2nd.

2:40 p.m.: Daniel Berger has bounced back nicely from an opening bogey. Just made two straight birdies to get to 2 under and move into that group at T-2 alongside Dufner, Woodland and Perez. Hideki Matsuyama is having a rough go after a double-bogey 6 at No. 1. He’s now 3 over through 5.

2:15 p.m.: Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas just teed off, so the entire field is now on-course. Stanley’s lead is down to 1 shot after a bogey, so he’s in front at 3 under with Jason Dufner, Gary Woodland and 41-year-old Pat Perez T-2 at 2 under.

1:50 p.m.: Make it four straight birdies for Kyle Stanley, who already has a 3-shot lead on the field after a birdie at the par-5 6th. Getting it going early. Pat Perez just joined the T-2 group at 1 under with a birdie at 3. Dustin Johnson and Marc Leishman teeing off now in the penultimate pairing.

1:35 p.m.: Patrick Reed now 1 under after a birdie at 6 to move to T-2. Paul Casey birdied No. 1 to move to 1 under as well. Stanley still leading at 3 under with Jon Rahm and Rickie Fowler set to tee off momentarily.

1:20 p.m.: We’ve got about half of the field on the course now and Kyle Stanley is off and running with three straight birdies. He’s in the lead at 3 under through 5 and one of just four players under par. Jason Dufner, Gary Woodland and Xander Schauffele are currently T-2 at 1 under. Hideki Matsuyama and Justin Rose teeing off in about 10 minutes.

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