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San Diego's Stadium Golf dives into new world with high-tech range monitors

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SAN DIEGO -- The model has worked extremely well for nearly 25 years.

Stadium Golf Center & Batting Cages in Murphy Canyon has been the preeminent standalone driving range in central San Diego. Anybody who practices or plays golf regularly in the city has probably been there.

On any given evening under the lights, a beginner trying golf for ...Read more

Steph Curry to play in Napa's Safeway Open

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For the second time in four years, Stephen Curry will compete in Napa's Safeway Open Pro-Am, tournament organizers announced Thursday.

This year's event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif.

Already Curry, who played in 2016, is chirping at his pro partner Phil Mickelson. And vice versa. Their group ...Read more

McIlroy takes victory stroll at Tour Championship

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ATLANTA -- A year ago at East Lake, Rory McIlroy was a speed bump in the great Tiger Woods stampede. Paired with Woods in the fourth round of that Tour Championship, his only imperative was to survive as the crowd surged onto the 18th fairway, enveloping the players for a moment. Just getting out of here with his wallet and all his toenails was ...Read more

PGA Tour Championship play suspended 30 minutes before lightning strike

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ATLANTA -- Several people were injured Saturday afternoon during a lightning storm at East Lake Golf Club, which is hosting the Tour Championship.

The lightning appeared to strike a tree, sending other golf fans running.

Four adult males and a juvenile were seeking shelter near a pine tree when lightning struck the tree, according to Atlanta ...Read more

New Tour Championship format turns eyes to scoreboards at East Lake

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ATLANTA -- There probably was more scoreboard watching done by the players at East Lake on Thursday than there has been during the first round of any other event this season. The curiosity to see how the new playoff system would work for the Tour Championship -- especially by those who began in the middle of the pack -- was more than most could ...Read more

Slow-play issue takes a break at Tour Championship this week

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ATLANTA -- This week, the European Tour announced a new series of slow-play rules designed to identify and more severely punish those players who gum up the works.

In a Tuesday sit-down with selected media, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said his organization would not be prodded to additional action by the moves overseas.

"We're obviously ...Read more

Thomas at ease atop leaderboard — even before Tour Championship begins

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When Justin Thomas won the 2017 FedEx Cup he was just about as unhappy as a dude could be who just earned $10 million. Because, it seems, he's a bit OCD about this winning thing.

He had made this lovely little charge on that Sunday, with birdies on Nos. 16 and 17, and just missed a birdie on 18. That was good enough to position him to win the ...Read more