O'Hair shoots 4-under 66, leads Tiger by a stroke

Sean O'Hair got a putting tip from Tiger Woods and put it to good use Thursday in the Tour Championship, opening with a 4-under 66 in Atlanta to take a one-shot lead in the final FedEx Cup playoff event.

Woods did all right himself. He recovered from a shaky start with three birdies during a four-hole stretch on the back nine at East Lake for a 67, leaving him one shot back along with Padraig Harrington and British Open champion Stewart Cink.

Britain & Ireland in lead

Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy beat Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen and Spain’s Alvaro Quiros, 4-and-3, to help Britain and Ireland take a 3-2 lead over Continental Europe in the Vivendi Trophy in Saint-Nom-la-breteche, France.