Spieth punctuates his exceptional season with Tour Championship win

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ATLANTA -- The everyday player knows that golf is, by its nature, an unjust witch. The bounces are almost always foul, the putts downhill and the lies -- both those in the rough and those written on your partner's scorecard -- egregious.

But sometimes, rarely, it gets everything just right.

If Jordan Spieth didn't win the Tour Championship and...Read more

Spieth overcomes Stenson for Tour Championship lead

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ATLANTA -- Jason Day's reign as the No. 1 player in the world will be briefer than the lifespan of a Tweet. It had the shelf life of a salmon filet.

One week ago Day was celebrating his ascension for the first time to the top of the world rankings. Monday he must give it back to Tour Championship winner Jordan Spieth.

Sense a trend here? This ...Read more

Spieth takes Tour Championship lead

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ATLANTA -- Saturday was another day at East Lake unfit for all but the web-footed, a day in which the real champions were the fans who squished resolutely from hole to hole, competing only for some glimpse of the action through the curtain of umbrellas while risking varying fungal issues.

And when the mud settled on the third round of the Tour ...Read more

Stenson, Spieth swingin' in rain at Tour Championship

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ATLANTA -- The end of summer has been a very trying time for par.

These fellows with their limber backs and their Jetsons-inspired equipment have been tormenting the number at every turn, giving it a wedgie from Whistling Straits to Conway Farms.

What we required was a reminder that golf is supposed to be somewhat more difficult than some ...Read more

Manziel-LeBron double-dip provides thrill for new PGA Tour member Harold Varner III

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- New PGA Tour member Harold Varner III moved from his native Akron to Gastonia, N.C., when he was 6 years old. But he remains so plugged in to the Northeast Ohio sports scene that he pulled off the ultimate Cleveland double-dip last December.

Varner watched his favorite NFL player, Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, make his ...Read more

Day proves he's human with one shot; Henrik Stenson leads Tour Championship after first round

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ATLANTA -- It turns out, Jason Day is human.

The world's No. 1 golfer has been tearing up the golf world the past two months. Day has won four of his past six tournaments, including the PGA Championship and two of the first three FedEx Cup playoff events. It appeared he was well on his way to leaving the 29 other golfers at East Lake Golf Club ...Read more

Jordan Spieth looks to reassert himself

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The two Js, Jordan (Spieth) and Jason (Day), have been joined at the money clip lately.

Dating to the PGA Championship, they've been paired together for seven rounds, enabling two of golf's ascendant stars to measure each other at close range.

And they'll be paired again in Thursday's first round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club...Read more

Everything clicks for Jason Day, who wins BMW, takes over as golf's No. 1

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Jason Day first hit balls at age 6 with a 3-wood that his father, Alvin, recovered from a trash heap in Australia. He was breaking par six years later, and at 20 he proclaimed: "My goal is to be the No. 1 golfer in the world."

Never afraid to reach for the stars, Day can now revel in being No. 1 in his sport.

"Knowing that...Read more

Jason Day cools off but extends BMW Championship lead to 6

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- If Jason Day was going to give away the BMW Championship, it would have happened Saturday.

Instead, the world's third-ranked player increased his lead by one. On a day when the wind shifted to come from the north and Conway Farms started to bite back, Day shot a 2-under 69 to reach 20 under and take the largest 54-hole lead...Read more

Day running away at BMW Championship with record-tying 36-hole score

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- For Jason Day, Friday began with an attempt at history. It ended with another -- and that one was successful.

Day rolled in a 42-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole at Conway Farms to cap an 8-under 63 and seize a five-shot lead at the halfway point of the BMW Championship. The Australian's two-day total of 124 tied the PGA ...Read more

Jason Day has one shot left at a round for the ages in BMW Championship

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Thursday's storm delay sent Jason Day into the Conway Farms locker room, where his fellow competitors and chums tried out their best material.

Among their questions, according to Day: "Are you playing off the ladies' tees?" "Are you playing a different golf course?" "Is every drive downwind for you?"

It's all flattering, ...Read more

Planning for 2017 US Open at Erin Hills gets underway

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TOWN OF ERIN, Wis. -- Though the 2017 U.S. Open is still 21 months away, the planning process has kicked into high gear.

There's much to be done in the areas of parking and transportation, accommodations, vendor contracts, working with law enforcement agencies and planning on-course infrastructure -- in other words, just about everything ...Read more

Davis Love III comes from behind for Wyndham victory

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Davis Love III and Tiger Woods were side-by-side on the practice range Tuesday at Sedgefield Country Club, hitting shots, talking, laughing.

At one point, Love said, "One of us needs to win this week."

Both needed a victory in the Wyndham Championship to qualify for the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs that begin next week. ...Read more

Jason Gore shoots 8-under to grab lead at Wyndham

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GREENSBORO. N.C. -- If Jason Gore was nervous about holding the lead after the third round of the Wyndham Championship, it didn't show.

Asked how he would sleep, Gore smiled and said, "On my back."

But that's Gore. He's a big man with a bigger sense of humor.

"And contrary to popular belief, I'm still a good golfer," he said.

He was Saturday...Read more

Woods' 68 puts him in tie for 2nd heading into final round at Wyndham

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The ball circled the cup, shot out and the crowd's roar turned into a groan.

With a single revolution of a golf ball around the 18th hole, Tiger Woods fell out of the final pairing and was left with a third-round, 2-under 68 at the Wyndham Championship. It left him two strokes behind leader Jason Gore in a three-way tie for ...Read more

Woods tied for lead after second round at Wyndham Championship

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- When Tiger Woods made the turn with Chris Paul during Wednesday's pro-am, it marked the first time Woods would play the final nine holes at Sedgefield Country Club.

Paul, the Los Angeles Clippers' star, who has played the course in the past, was the one giving the 14-time major winner advice on putts.

Just two days later, ...Read more

Woods puts on show with opening 64 at Wyndham

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- As Tiger Woods strode down the fairway in a teal-accented shirt and gray pants, the shouts and cheers started up again.

The young boy who stood alongside the rope line, however, didn't speak much louder than a whisper.

That's him, the boy said. That's Tiger Woods.

And on Thursday, in his first round at the Wyndham ...Read more

At Wyndham golf, memories of trailblazer Sifford

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Tiger Woods was flanked by seven members of the Guilford County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday as he moved about the grounds of Sedgefield Country Club, and he'll have another security detail with him Thursday when he tees off in the Wyndham Championship.

Another golfer once was given similar treatment at Sedgefield, but ...Read more

Tiger Woods makes it official: He's playing Wyndham

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Tiger Woods is coming to the Wyndham Championship this week in Greensboro, N.C., looking to resurrect his golf game and keep his PGA Tour year going by qualifying for the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Woods, who has tumbled to 286th in the World Golf Ranking, confirmed Monday that he would compete in the Wyndham at Sedgefield Country Club. It will be his...Read more

Jason Day outduels Jordan Spieth, gets record breaking win at PGA Championship

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HAVEN, Wis. -- Jason Day finally won his first major with a record run to golf glory.

Displaying steady nerve and slashing shot-making, Day outlasted Jordan Spieth in a dramatic duel under the sun Sunday to win the 97th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

The 27-year-old Australian closed out the championship with a final-round 67 to finish...Read more