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September 21 2012

6:32 PM

Furyk’s string of 3s at seven now

Furyk's fourth 3

Jim Furyk hits his 165-yard approach shot on the par-4 fourth hole to four feet then taps in for birdie -- his fourth consecutive 3 to open Round 2.

WATCH: Furyk birdies No. 3, as well

ATLANTA -- A tap-in birdie at the seventh hole has extended Jim Furyk's string of 3s and given him sole possession of the lead again at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.

Furyk's fifth birdie during that seven-hole stretch came from a mere 10 inches. He's now 6 under and one stroke ahead of local favorite Matt Kuchar, who went to Georgia Tech. Kuchar has started with a trio of 3s, two of which were for birdie.

Overnight co-leader Tiger Woods was unable to get up and down from a greenside bunker at the first hole so he's dropped back to 3 under. His playing partner, Justin Rose, who matched Woods' first-round 66, has parred the first two holes and his tied with Bo Van Pelt.

UPDATE: Furyk’s streak ended at the eighth hole where he missed the green and was unable to chip in from 22 feet behind the green.

No one had ever made seven straight 3s at the TOUR Championship. But a total of 25 players had made six straight.

Furyk’s streak was the most since Louis Oosthuizen made nine consecutive 3s at Firestone Country Club in the fourth round at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational earlier this year.

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