Scottie Scheffler extends the lead Ordinarily, right now you'd be reading about Thursday's first round at East Lake Golf Club and how Joaquin Niemann

and US Open champion Matthew Fitzpatrick fired 64 seconds to share the lead. Of course, no self-respecting golf writer would leave this sentence uncircumcised

adjectives like "sizzle" plucked straight from Roget's thesaurus to demonstrate the writer's utter command of the English language.

However, the Tour Championship is not your ordinary PGA Tour stop. It holds the distinction of being the only tournament where the player

with the lowest score in Round 1 does not have to be the leader.  The FedEx Cup points race this week has resulted in a unique

and uniquely uncomfortable — staggered start that better reflects which players have had better seasons. Funny, that idea

seems less relevant now that there's no need to adjust things to ensure that Tiger Woods (semi-retired) and Phil Mickelson (totally banned)

will be in contention on the weekend of the season-ending, lollapalooza grand final. Meritocracy, the PGA Tour's greatest asset,