Sep 24th, 2017
Paul Casey leads at the Tour Championship
Can he bring home the $10 million FedEx bacon?
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Paul Casey has taken the lead at the Tour Championship, and with it the chance of bringing home the $10 million bacon.
Casey shot a five-under-par 65 to move to -12 after three rounds in Atlanta, and is two shots ahead of Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele.
Casey is currently 10th in the FedEx standings and if can win it, he could take the FedEx title. But this is still very dependent on where the higher-ranked players finish.
"I want the win. I want my name on the trophy at East Lake," said Casey, whose daughter Astaria was born two weeks ago.
He told Sky Sports: "The cool thing is that I'll be playing in the final group with Kisner and we've both just had children. My little girl was born on September 11 and his boy I think a couple of days prior to that.
"I won a week after Lex (his son) was born at the KLM Open so, although this tournament is the most important thing tomorrow, there are more important things away from the course."
Only those in the top five in the standings can be assured of winning the FedEx with an out and out victory.
Jordan Spieth started the week with a 200-point lead over Justin Thomas, whilst Dustin Johnson, Marc Leishman and Jon Rahm are the only other players in control of their own destinies.
Thomas is five shots behind after shooting a 70, whilst Jon Rahm is a shot further back. Meanwhile, Spieth and Johnson are eight shots off the lead and Leishman on one over.
Casey last won a PGA Tour title in 2009, and said: "My last round here last year was a 64 and I'd take a 64 on Sunday."
Fatherhood seems to be an excellent way of finding your A game right when you need it. Good luck out there PC!