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Jordan Spieth in contention early at PGA's Tour Championship

Kyle Stanley and Jordan Spieth got off to strong starts in the Tour Championship with entirely different goals in mind. Stanley ran off four consecutive birdies on the front nine, one of them from 40 feet, and then added two more late in his round on a steamy Thursday afternoon at East Lake for...

  • Golf roundup: Jon Rahm surges into lead over final 10 holes at Dell Championship

    Golf roundup: Jon Rahm surges into lead over final 10 holes at Dell Championship

    Jon Rahm accomplished so much so quickly that he began to wonder what else was left for him to achieve in his first full year on the PGA Tour. He now has 10 million reasons to play his best golf. Already very much in the hunt for the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus, Rahm took another step...

  • Golf roundup: Dustin Johnson's 66 good for one-shot lead at Dell Championship

    Golf roundup: Dustin Johnson's 66 good for one-shot lead at Dell Championship

    Now that he's finally won again, Dustin Johnson is starting to look as dangerous as ever. One week after Johnson ended a five-month dry spell brought on by a back injury, he easily handled the early cold and a steady win at TPC Boston for a five-under-par 66 to take a one-shot lead in the opening...

  • Michelle Wie set to have surgery to remove appendix

    Michelle Wie set to have surgery to remove appendix

    Michelle Wie was set to have surgery Sunday to remove her appendix. Wie withdrew before the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open and was taken to Ottawa Hospital for the surgery. “Further details on her condition will be provided when available,” her agency, IMG, said in a statement....

  • Golf roundup: Dustin Johnson pulls off a stunner over Jordan Spieth in Northern Trust

    Golf roundup: Dustin Johnson pulls off a stunner over Jordan Spieth in Northern Trust

    Dustin Johnson faced long odds all day against Jordan Spieth until the longest drive led to an unlike playoff victory Sunday in The Northern Trust. Johnson rallied from a five-shot deficit on the front nine. And on the final hole in regulation, after one of the most powerful players in golf chose...

  • Golf roundup: Jordan Spieth surges into lead at the Northern Trust

    Golf roundup: Jordan Spieth surges into lead at the Northern Trust

    Jordan Spieth put together another back nine filled with birdies and built a three-shot lead going into the final round of the Northern Trust. Spieth seized control with three straight birdies starting on the 14th hole at Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury, N.Y. He shot 31 on the back nine for a six-under-par...

  • Golf roundup: Dustin Johnson squanders lead, falls into four-way tie at Northern Trust

    Golf roundup: Dustin Johnson squanders lead, falls into four-way tie at Northern Trust

    Two swings cost Dustin Johnson the lead. It wasn't long before Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler caught up to him in the Northern Trust, setting up a weekend of star power in the opening FedEx Cup playoff event. Johnson, finally looking like the No. 1 player who looked unstoppable in the spring,...

  • Billy Payne retiring as Masters, Augusta National chairman

    Billy Payne retiring as Masters, Augusta National chairman

    Billy Payne ruled more with an open mind than an iron fist. As the sixth chairman of Augusta National Golf Club — and the first with no direct link to co-founders Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts — he held fast to the heritage and traditions of the club, while looking beyond Magnolia Lane at how...

  • Column: More than just $10M at stake in FedEx Cup playoffs

    Column: More than just $10M at stake in FedEx Cup playoffs

    NEW YORK — The FedEx Cup isn't the only trophy at stake over the next five weeks. One trophy is known for its $10 million prize, with $9 million in cash. The other is about respect and honor from the other players. The PGA Tour launched its lucrative FedEx Cup in 2007 with hopes it would give the...

  • Her first set of clubs was whittled from branches. Now Pratima Sherpa hopes to become Nepal's first pro golfer

    Her first set of clubs was whittled from branches. Now Pratima Sherpa hopes to become Nepal's first pro golfer

    When junior golfer Pratima Sherpa lists the Royal Nepal Golf Club as her home course, she is being literal. The 17-year-old has lived her entire life in a maintenance shed between the third green and fourth tee. When she talks about the pleasure of smacking drives with a wood, she is being serious....

  • Doc Redman rallies from two holes down to win U.S. Amateur

    Doc Redman rallies from two holes down to win U.S. Amateur

    Doug Ghim, the seventh-ranked amateur golfer in the world, played well enough to win the U.S. Amateur Championship in the 36-hole final Sunday at Riviera Country Club. He just didn’t play well enough to beat a 19-year-old sophomore from Clemson whose swing was never betrayed by the match’s relentless...

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