Bryant leads the Tour Championship

Nov. 3, 2005 at 11:35 PM

ATLANTA, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Bart Bryant shot a course record 8-under-par 62 Thursday to take the lead after 18 holes of the Tour Championship at Atlanta.

His 62 topped the old mark of 63, set by Vijay Singh in 1998.

"I had no idea what the course record was," Bryant said. "I was just trying to get a three on the last hole. I had no idea that putt was for the course record."

Defending champion Retief Goosen is alone in second place after a 6-under 64. Kenny Perry (65) three-putted the last hole for a bogey.

Tiger Woods struggled, but finished 4-under-par 66, tied for fourth place with Sergio Garcia.

This is the final event on the 2005 PGA Tour season and is reserved for the top-30 players on the money list. Phil Mickelson, third on the money list, is the only eligible player not in attendance.

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