The pairs get reset after round ones play, with everything gearing up for a climactic weekend with big names lurking.
Kyle Stanley came out the blocks quick on Thursday taking a two-shot lead over Webb Simpson, Brooks Kopeka, Paul Casey and Daniel Berger, carding a six-under 64.
The two-time winner on tour lead the field in strokes gained and strokes gained tee-to-green, putting on a ball-striking exhibition. But FedExCup leader Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas are just three off the pace after solid rounds of 67, doing nothing special in Atlanta.
But, on his first appearance at East Lake, Stanley still has a lost to do if he wants to keep the pressure on the worlds best. Jon Rahm is three back and Dustin Johnson is a further shot back on two-under. Stanley will be off with Simpson and Speith will remain with Thomas in their bid for the $10 million dollar FedExCup bonus prize.
All cards are on the table tomorrow with the big names looking to take control and provide the fireworks, a little earlier than expected.
2017 Tour Championship: Friday Tee Times
11:50 a.m. — Hideki Matsuyama, Kevin Chappell
12 p.m. — Rickie Fowler, Patrick Cantlay
12:10 p.m. — Sergio Garcia, Charley Hoffman
12:20 p.m. — Brian Harman, Jhonattan Vegas
12:30 p.m. — Adam Hadwin, Marc Leishman
12:40 p.m. — Jason Day, Matt Kuchar
12:50 p.m. — Xander Schauffele, Patrick Reed
1 p.m. — Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson
1:10 p.m. — Kevin Kisner, Pat Perez
1:20 p.m. — Jason Dufner, Tony Finau
1:30 p.m. — Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas
1:40 p.m. — Gary Woodland, Jon Rahm
1:50 p.m. — Paul Casey, Russell Henley
2 p.m. — Daniel Berger, Brooks Koepka
2:10 p.m. — Kyle Stanley, Webb Simpson