September 20 2012
ATLANTA -- Ryan Moore had to play his way into the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola two weeks ago.
He started the BMW Championship ranked 35th in the FedExCup but moved into the top 30 when he tied for 10th at Crooked Stick. Moore closed with a 70 that day that included an important birdie on the 18th hole.
Moore is continuing that determined play early at East Lake where he's birdied three of his first four holes. He's two strokes ahead of John Huh, Ernie Els and Bo Van Pelt with half the field on the course.
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are in the final group and will tee off at 1:55 p.m.