Kevin Na takes second-round lead at Crowne Plaza

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A fresh round of rain, along with a flood of errant shots through the Horrible Horseshoe, swept Masters champion Jordan Spieth off the Friday leaderboard at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

But the soggy conditions, combined with a fresh approach on the greens, worked well for Kevin Na and Ian Poulter.

Na shot a 66 to move into sole ...Read more

Crowne Plaza will have early start for Saturday's third round

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Because forecasts call for inclement weather, the PGA Tour will implement an early start for Saturday's third round at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Golfers who survive the 36-hole cut will tee off in threesomes, starting at 7 a.m., at No. 1 and No. 10. The final groups are expected to begin Saturday's round at...Read more

Spieth shares first-round lead in rain-delayed Crowne Plaza Invitational

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jordan Spieth's 19-foot birdie on his final hole gave him a 6-under-par 64 and a four-way share of the first-round lead at the rain-delayed Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Thursday.

Former event champion Boo Weekley, along with Kevin Na and Ryo Ishikawa, also shot 64.

Spieth has been the focal point all week leading ...Read more

Final-round meltdown at Byron Nelson leaves golfer speechless

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IRVING, Texas -- Dustin Johnson had no interest in discussing his final round at the AT&T Byron Nelson on Sunday.

He chipped in for birdie on Nos. 1 and 3 and was tied for the lead at 13-under with Steven Bowditch, but Johnson suffered a meltdown quadruple-bogey on the par-4 sixth hole.

Johnson declined post-round interviews, but later posted ...Read more

Bowditch collects Byron Nelson title, adds to magical TPC memories

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IRVING, Texas -- Steven Bowditch had plenty of warm, fuzzy memories and priceless photos from the Four Seasons Resort long before he collected Sunday's trophy after the final round at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

Bowditch, a Flower Mound resident who grew up in Australia, married his wife, Amanda, at the resort on Sept. 10, 2011. There are reception ...Read more

Tiger Woods uses his dad's game to teach 6-year-old son as he strives to contend again

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DUBLIN, Ohio -- Tiger Woods' 6-year-old son Charlie has shown such proficiency at golf that his dad has found a way to equalize their games just as his father, Earl, did when he was a boy.

Living in Jupiter, Fla., Woods and Charlie play at Medalist Golf Club in Hope Sound, a tough, marsh-laden test for several PGA Tour pros who reside in the ...Read more

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