Tony Finau is 12th and final selection to the US Ryder Cup team

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Tony Finau made sure there was no suspense when it came time for U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk to choose the 12th and final member of the team, and was named to that last spot on Monday after the conclusion of the BMW Championship.

Finau, 28, who will play in his first Ryder Cup, tied for eighth at the BMW Championship, continuing an already...Read more

Jordan Spieth breaks a rule, but, once again, not par at BMW Championship

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NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. -- It was only fitting that Jordan Spieth's final frustration in a week and a season loaded with them took place in the muck at water-logged Aronimink Golf Club on Monday.

All through the 2018 BMW Championship, all through what by his standards has been a lost season, Spieth has been stuck in the mud, mired in a run of ...Read more

Keegan Bradley beats Justin Rose in playoff, wins BMW Championship

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NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. -- Keegan Bradley tapped in for par on the first playoff hole Monday to defeat Justin Rose and win the rain-delayed BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa.

Bradley took advantage when Rose missed a 5-foot par putt on the playoff hole, the 463-yard 18th. Both players missed the green, but Bradley's chip ...Read more

Rain forces changes in final day of BMW Championship

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The only thing gloomier than the look on Vince Pellegrino's face Sunday afternoon was the weather.

After rain forced the cancellation of Sunday's final round of the 2018 BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club, Pellegrino was left to explain the latest logistical changes necessitated by the weather.

"It's a shame, because we had an incredible ...Read more

Steady rain forces postponement of BMW Championship final round

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NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. -- After waiting for a long day of rain to stop, PGA Tour officials decided Sunday to postpone the final round of the BMW Championships at Aronimink Golf Club until Monday.

A steady rain at the club in Newtown Square increased in intensity as the afternoon continued, leaving officials with no choice but to extend the FedExCup...Read more

Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele aim for final US Ryder Cup team spot at BMW Championship

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End of season tournaments like this week's BMW Championship are a little like J.J. Abrams' productions. There's a whole lot bubbling beneath the surface.

At Aronimink Golf Club, for example, where Round 2 of this FedEx Cup playoff event took place Friday, there are 69 players fighting for 30 spots in the Tour Championship, a few dozen in ...Read more

Xander Schauffele leads BMW Championship by two strokes after carding another hot round

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He's just 24 years old, one of the youngest competitors at the BMW Championship, and in his second year on the PGA Tour, but Xander Schauffele says he's "sort of on a mission."

He hasn't accomplished his mission yet, but two days of play at Aronimink Golf Club have put Schauffele in a good position to capture the third of four FedExCup playoff ...Read more

Jordan Spieth stays cool, salvages BMW Championship opening round at Aronimink

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NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. -- His tan deepened by the broiling sun, his shirt still perfectly tucked, his white slacks uncreased, his brow perspiration-free, Jordan Spieth revealed no traces of the blistering heat and erratic golf he'd endured through most of the 2018 BMW Championship's opening round Thursday.

And, somehow, neither did his score.

Wild...Read more

Tiger Woods turns back the clock, ties Rory McIlroy for first-round lead at BMW Championship

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NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. -- Tiger Woods put on a good show for the thousands who watched him Thursday at Aronimink Golf Club on a sweltering day, as he turned the clock back and gave himself a real chance to finally break a five-year winless drought.

Woods, 42, enjoying his first relatively healthy season since he played 16 tournaments in 2013, shot ...Read more

Tiger Woods opens BMW Championship at Aronimink with 8-under-par 62

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NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. -- Tiger Woods, seeking his first victory on the PGA Tour since 2013, thrilled the galleries at Aronimink Golf Club with an 8-under-par 62 Thursday to take the clubhouse co-lead in the first round of the BMW Championship.

At the time he finished his round, Rory McIlroy also was at 8-under of his opening round, and finished ...Read more

Furyk picks Woods, Mickelson, DeChambeau for Ryder Cup

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Jim Furyk announced three of his four captain's picks for the U.S. Ryder Cup team on Tuesday in Philadelphia, and the occasion couldn't have been more anticlimactic.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, with 18 Ryder Cups played between them, had been expected for weeks to be locked in as choices, and 24-year-old Bryson DeChambeau removed any ...Read more

DeChambeau will head to East Lake as FedEx No. 1, Woods' return still uncertain

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ATLANTA -- There will be one more week of finger-crossing and scoreboard-watching for those desiring a Tiger Woods return to East Lake, as he and the 69 other FedEx Cup survivors trudge on to the Philadelphia suburbs and the final playoff event before the Tour Championship.

Woods, who hasn't graced the season-ending event at East Lake since ...Read more

Furyk coy, but Woods seems a lock for making Ryder Cup team

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ST. LOUIS -- The announcement by U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk came six months ago, and it was hardly blockbuster news.

To no one's surprise, Furyk tabbed Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker as his assistant captains for September's match against the European side next month in Paris.

The jobs are not ceremonial. The vice captains serve as team ...Read more

Koepka ignores Tiger roars, wins third major championship at PGA

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ST. LOUIS -- The fist pump for the birdie at the 18th was demonstrative, but didn't have the same ferocity as the celebration a decade ago at Torrey Pines.

The result was not a major triumph, but a significant step in an extraordinary comeback.

Tiger Woods didn't win the PGA Championship on Sunday, but it sure felt that way for much of a loud ...Read more

Woods contending in PGA, but laments missed chances

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ST. LOUIS -- By the time Tiger Woods arrived at the 28th golf hole he'd played on Saturday, he was bushed.

He'd stirred his own emotions and that of the huge galleries at Bellerive Country Club by finishing out the rain-delayed second round of the PGA Championship with a 4-under-par 66.

Then the 42-year-old Woods went back out and opened the ...Read more

Spieth makes 9-year-old's day in middle of his second round

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ST. LOUIS -- Golf isn't a game of running, but Jordan Spieth had to trot to catch up with his playing group after stopping by a restroom on the 10th hole. As the eighth-ranked player in the world jogged, a dart of lime green met him with an outstretched hand.

"I just ran up, and I stuck my hand out," said Jackson Baker, a 9-year-old from ...Read more

Woodland keeps lead in PGA; second round suspended due to heavy rain

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ST. LOUIS -- It says a lot about the 100th PGA Championship that Brooks Koepka and Charl Schwartzel tied the tournament scoring record by shooting 7-under-par 63s on Friday and they don't hold the lead after the morning wave of the second round.

The top spot belongs to first-round leader Gary Woodland, who backed up his 64 on Thursday with a 4-...Read more

Tiger Woods scrambles out of deep hole to stay within striking distance at PGA

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ST. LOUIS -- The shot was simply awful. One that the Tiger Woods of a decade ago rarely suffered.

On his second hole in the first round of the PGA Championship on Thursday, Woods so badly chunked an approach shot from the rough that it came up a good 15 yards short of the green.

"Stuck in the ground," Woods would later explain.

Splash went ...Read more

Gary Woodland's career putting day gives him PGA Championship lead over Fowler in first round

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ST. LOUIS -- Lunch was going to taste particularly good to Rickie Fowler.

Out early and having finished off an opening round of 5-under-par 65 that put him comfortably in the lead of the PGA Championship, Fowler could see the breeze beginning to ripple the flags at Bellerive Country Club.

The greens, relatively smooth in the morning, were ...Read more

Thomas watched PGA history, and now has a chance to make it

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ST. LOUIS -- Through the years, the story has taken on a life of its own.

Justin Thomas was indeed 7 years old and at Valhalla Golf Club for the 2000 PGA Championship when Tiger Woods made his famous putt in a playoff victory over Bob May.

Some accounts have made it seem like Thomas climbed under the ropes and was kneeling on the edge of the ...Read more