Furyk takes charge in Atlanta

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Updated: September 22, 2012

Veteran Jim Furyk, looking for his first PGA Tour victory in two years, grabbed a one-shot lead in Friday’s second round of the elite Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia.

While tournament favourite Rory McIlroy carded a two-under-par 68 to stay on track for FedExCup playoff honours and the incredible bonus of $10 million, Furyk birdied seven of the first 10 holes on the way to a best-of-the week 64.

Justin Rose followed up his opening 66 with a 68 which leaves him a shot off the pace.

Tiger Woods had a bad day in the office with a 3 over 73 to leave him 6 shots off the pace at 1 under.

McIlroy sits 4 off at 3 under in the perfect position to mount a challenge over the weekend.