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Thomas turns it around and shares lead at Medinah

[ad_1] MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — On the range, Justin Thomas had no idea where the ball was going. Some five hours later, he had a share of the course record at Medinah. Ultimately, all that mattered Thursday in the BMW Championship was taking a good step toward an important goal. Thomas already is set for the Tour Championship next week and the chase for FedEx Cup and its $15 million
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Tiger finishes round 6 shots behind lead at BMW

[ad_1] MEDINAH, Ill. -- The good news for Tiger Woods on Thursday during the opening round of the BMW Championship was that he looked far better than a week earlier, when back stiffness and a strained oblique caused him to withdraw from the Northern Trust.The bad news was despite some promising signs, Woods' 71 was nowhere near the score needed to put him in position to advance to next week's
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Green shoots 8-under 64 for one-shot lead of Czech Masters

[ad_1] VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) — Gavin Green of Malaysia shot an 8-under 64 for a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Czech Masters on Thursday. Hoping to become the first Malaysian to win a European Tour trophy, Green birdied eight of the first 12 holes to top the leaderboard. He bogeyed the 13th but returned to the leading position with a last-hole birdie at the Albatross
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College football’s best players — Trevor and Tua lead the way

[ad_1] There isn't much debate on which two teams project as the best in college football for the 2019 season -- they're the same two teams that have dominated the sport for the past four seasons -- Alabama and Clemson. So, not surprisingly, our ranking of the best players in college football for the 2019 season also has a very distinct Alabama and Clemson flavor to it.In fact, seven of
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Reed takes 1-shot lead at FedEx Cup opener

[ad_1] JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Patrick Reed handled the strong gusts and a drier golf course at Liberty National with a 4-under 67 that gave him a one-shot lead over Abraham Ancer of Mexico going into the final round of The Northern Trust. Reed has not won since the 2018 Masters, a drought of 39 tournaments worldwide. He won this FedEx Cup playoffs opener three years ago when it
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Johnson takes 1-shot lead over Spieth at Liberty National

[ad_1] JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dustin Johnson has missed nine birdie chances from 10 feet or closer at Liberty National, which ordinarily might annoy him. He’s hitting it so well that he still leads The Northern Trust Open. Johnson birdied three of his last six holes Friday, finishing with an approach to 8 feet on the 489-yard closing hole, for a 4-under 67 that gave him a one-shot lead
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Merritt ties course record for lead at Northern Trust

[ad_1] JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Troy Merritt isn’t obsessed with his position in the FedEx Cup and what he needs to advance in the PGA Tour’s postseason. He figures the best solution is good golf, and he delivered his best round of the year Thursday in The Northern Trust. Merritt began with a 10-foot par save, followed with a pair of 20-foot birdie putts and took advantage of calm,
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Park, van Dam, Lee share lead at Ladies Scottish Open

[ad_1] NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Jane Park, Anne van Dam and Mi Hyang Lee took advantage of calm conditions in the opening round of the Ladies Scottish Open on Thursday, shooting 8-under 63s to share the lead. Lee won the Ladies Scottish Open two years ago at Dundonald. The veteran Park and the rookie van Dam are seeking their first LPGA Tour victories. Moriya Jutanugarn was one shot back
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Merritt ties course record for early lead at Northern Trust

[ad_1] JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Troy Merritt took advantage of rain-softened Liberty National by tying the course record with a 9-under 62 to take a one-shot lead among early starters Thursday in The Northern Trust. Dustin Johnson ran off four straight birdies late in his round for a 63. Hardly anyone was there to watch — and not just because fans were following Tiger Woods misfire on his way