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The Tour Championship 2012: Cleveland's Dufner Not Far Off The Leader

Cleveland native Jason Dufner was tied for 19th place as he reached the 10th hole in the first round of the 2012 FedEx Cup Tour Championship Thursday. Dufner, who teed off at 1:15 p.m. ET, is at 1-over par.

Rory McIlroy finds himself even on the day through seven holes, and shares a tie for 14th place along with five other golfers including Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood. Tiger Woods, who is paired with McIlroy, is tied for ninth at 1-under through eight holes.

Bo Van Pelt held the lead at 4-under through 15 holes, but was followed by three golfers tied for second place -- Scott Piercy, Justin Rose and Max Kuchar at 3-under.

For the event's live leaderboard, visit Golf.com.

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