DeChambeau the man to beat at season-ending Tour Championship

Tiger Woods returns to Tour Championship with share of lead

Tiger Woods returns to Tour Championship with share of lead

ATLANTA-Tiger Woods has gotten off to a flying start at the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club, carding a 5-under 65 on Thursday, now good enough for first place (tied with Rickie Fowler).

He added birdies at the fifth, sixth, 12th and 14th holes, made a nice save after his lone poor drive at the 17th, then rolled in a 30-footer for eagle at the 18th after reaching the green in two with a 5-wood.

Tiger Woods plays a shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the TOUR Championship.

This felt even better on a dry, tougher East Lake course. He's back at the Tour Championship for the first time in five years, and posted the second lowest opening round at East Lake in his career.

Fowler, who is looking for his first win of 2018, also shot 5-under-par 65, and Gary Woodland is one stroke back along with Justin Rose. But Woods isn't chasing second-place finishes.

He has yet to win in 17 starts heading into this week's Tour Championship, and would need a victory and some help in order to claim an unprecedented third FedEx Cup title. Rory McIlroy, and Justin Thomas were another shot behind.

Tony Finau hits from the eighth tee during the first round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Thursday Sept. 20 2018 in Atlanta

"I think just all around was really good, " Paisley said.

CBS Sports was with you the entire way updating this story with the latest scores, analysis and highlights from Round 1 of the 2018 Tour Championship.

"This was by far better than the 62 at Aronimink", Woods said.

"We have a long way to go", Woods said. It could be any of those facets of the game, and I just haven't putt it all together at the same time. The tournament's co-leaders, Woods and Fowler, would be five and six shots back, respectively. "There is a little bit of a comfort level that you have to get used to when playing alongside him, especially in a big situation, in the final group". Even the fairways I missed, all were on the correct sides. The current world No. 8 will next week also celebrate making his Ryder Cup debut and DeChambeau could be partnering Woods in Versailles.

"I saw the projection on the board when I came up the 18th there, and it said I was projected at 1, but there's a lot of golf left", Fowler said.

But the unorthodox Californian impressed on the back nine, regaining his composure and posting three birdies to get to 1-over and, while less than pleased to be T21 in a 30-player field, will take some confidence from his finish. "But I thought I could sneak it up there and get up on the upslope and have a good angle in there, and it just didn't work out".

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