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Justin Thomas shoots a 66 to share Tour Championship lead with Paul Casey, Webb Simpson

Justin Thomas shoots a 66 to share Tour Championship lead with Paul Casey, Webb Simpson

With two swings, Justin Thomas showed that every shot counts in the FedEx Cup, even at the season-ending Tour Championship.

Thomas had six players ahead of him Friday when he smashed a 335-yard drive down the bottom of the hill on the par-five18th hole at East Lake, and then a five-iron that settled 6 feet below the cup for a closing eagle.

Just like that, Thomas had a four-under-par 66 and a share of the lead with Paul Casey and Webb Simpson and was back in control — a loose term the way this tournament is shaping up going into the week — of his chase for the $10-million bonus.

“It's nice to have everything in my own hands and know that if I just take care of what I...

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