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Johnson, Chappell tied at 8 under

ATLANTA — Dustin Johnson had a reasonable lie in the rough and only a few pine tree branches blocking his path to the 17th green. Neither seemed like a problem until he played the wrong shot, clipped the...

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Dustin Johnson takes 1-shot lead at Tour Championship

ATLANTA — Dustin Johnson is playing better than anyone in the world, and Kevin Chappell can’t wait to watch him at the Tour Championship.

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Johnson keeps on rolling at East Lake

ATLANTA — Dustin Johnson was in trouble from the start Thursday, just not for very long. The game feels easy for the U.S. Open champion, who began his bid for the FedEx Cup title on Thursday with a 4-under 66 to share the lead at the Tour Championship.

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Vegas feels like $10M even if he can’t win it

ATLANTA — Jhonattan Vegas doesn’t have a realistic chance of claiming the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus even if he wins the Tour Championship.

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Chun sets record in Evian win

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — In Gee Chun won the Evian Championship with the lowest 72-hole score in major championship history, finishing at 21-under 263 for a four-stroke victory.

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Chun ups Evian lead

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — South Korea’s In Gee Chun shot a 6-under 65 in the rain Saturday to extend her lead to four strokes with one round left in the Evian Championship.

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Chun takes two-stroke advantage

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — In Gee Chun shot a 5-under 66 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the Evian Championship, keeping the South Korean player on course for the second major title.

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Injured Poulter preps for Ryder Cup

Ian Poulter already can feel his heart pumping a little faster and his eyes getting a little wider, two indications that the Ryder Cup is almost here. There’s just one difference this time. His hands will be on the wheel of a golf cart at Hazeltine instead of on a putter.

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Love picks Fowler, Holmes, Kuchar

CHASKA, Minn. — When Davis Love III and the U.S. Ryder Cup team come to Hazeltine at the end of the month, they will be looking to avoid an unprecedented fourth straight defeat to the Europeans.

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Relentless Johnson rolls for BMW win

CARMEL, Ind. — Powerful off the tee and relentless with the putter, Dustin Johnson didn’t give anyone much of a chance Sunday by closing with a 5-under 67 to win the BMW Championship by three shots and move to the top of the FedEx Cup.

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Dustin Johnson seizes control in BMW Championship

CARMEL, Ind. — Dustin Johnson plays a different game than anyone else, and he wanted to keep it that way. Right down to his putter. The U.S. Open champion made a late change just before starting the BMW Championship, and so far he has no complaints. Johnson finished with four birdies over the last five holes Saturday on soggy Crooked Stick for a 4-under 68, stretching his lead to three shots going into the final round.

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Johnson tied for lead after record 63

CARMEL, Ind. — U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson doesn’t care about the physics behind his new putter. Seeing more putts drop is enough for him. Johnson made two eagles in a span of seven holes, shot 31 on the back nine and set the course record at Crooked Stick on Friday with a 9-under 63 that gave him a share of the lead with Roberto Castro in the BMW Championship.

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Woods looks to return in October

CARMEL, Ind. — Out of golf for more than a year, Tiger Woods said Wednesday he hopes to play the first event of the PGA Tour season next month and could play as much as twice more before the end of the year. Woods said if his rehabilitation from back surgeries keeps going well he would play the Oct. 13-16 Safeway Open in Napa, California.

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Ryder Cup picks only obvious to a few

NORTON, Mass. — One week into Ryder Cup auditions for the captain’s picks, Davis Love III should have no trouble identifying the hot player. Trouble is, Rory McIlroy plays for the other team.

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Eagle gives cushion to Casey for final round

NORTON, Mass. — Paul Casey made a birdie and eagle over the last three holes Sunday for a 5-under 66 and a three-shot lead going into the Labor Day finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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Moore, Hahn in lead

NORTON, Mass. — Ryan Moore changed his schedule to pile up tournaments at the end of the year with hopes of getting into a rhythm going into the FedEx Cup playoffs. He has no complaints with the results.

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Experts trying to simplify golf rules

NEW YORK — For the past five years, the top rules experts in golf have come together from around the world to study a jigsaw puzzle. That’s what Thomas Pagel of the USGA refers to as the book more commonly known as the Rules of Golf.

Reed prevails, Fowler falters

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Patrick Reed picked up two victories in one day. He won The Barclays to assure himself a clear shot at the $10 million bonus in the FedEx Cup, and he easily secured a spot on his second straight U.S. Ryder Cup team.

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Fowler cards no bogeys, leads by 1

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Rickie Fowler kept bogeys off his card for the second straight day and closed with a 5-foot birdie putt for a 3-under 68, giving him a one-shot lead over Patrick Reed going into the final round of The Barclays.

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Patrick at Bethpage Black

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Patrick Reed’s place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his prospects of winning.

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Playoffs begin with eye toward PGA Tour player of the year

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — The Olympics are over. The Ryder Cup in on the horizon. In between is a $10 million payoff for winning the FedEx Cup, a four-tournament series that starts today at The Barclays. Still up for grabs is who becomes the favorite for PGA Tour player of the year.

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Simple fix for golf isn’t that simple

RIO DE JANEIRO — For all the praise of golf’s return to the Olympics, there was no shortage of suggestions to make it better. The easy fix is to introduce a team format.

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Kim takes Wyndham for first Tour title

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Si Woo Kim won the Wyndham Championship by five strokes Sunday for his first PGA Tour title.

Golf pro who revived Denton course dies

DALLAS — Darwin Wayne “Buster” Creagh was just a boy when he stepped off a school bus and discovered his professional passion — golf.

Kim opens 4-stroke lead in Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Si Woo Kim followed his tournament-record 10-under 60 with a third-round 64 on Saturday to increase his lead to four strokes in the Wyndham Championship.

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Kim leads Wyndham by two

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Si Woo Kim and Lucas Glover had putts for 59 on another low-scoring day in the Wyndham Championship.

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Two lead Wyndham tourney

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Rested after the Olympics, Rafa Cabrera Bello shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday in the Wyndham Championship for a share of the first-round lead with Kevin Na.

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Sauers rallies for U.S. Senior Open title

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio — Gene Sauers closed with a 1-under 69 and took advantage of another collapse by Miguel Angel Jimenez to win the rain-delayed U.S. Senior Open on Monday for his first senior victory.

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Moore comes out on top at John Deere

SILVIS, Ill. — Ryan Moore won the John Deere Classic on Sunday for his fifth PGA Tour title, closing with a 4-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Ben Martin.

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Jimenez takes lead going into final round

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio — Another day, another leader at the U.S. Senior Open Championship.

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New Tour player takes lead

SILVIS, Ill. — Wesley Bryan took the lead in the rain-delayed John Deere Classic, five days after earning a PGA Tour card with his third Web.com Tour victory of the year.

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Furyk fires first 58

CROMWELL, Conn. — Russell Knox nicknamed himself “The Beast” after playing two good rounds at the Travelers Championship. He doubled down on that Sunday after sinking a 12-foot putt on the final hole to...

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Berger shoots 62 to take lead after 3 rounds at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. — Daniel Berger, last season’s rookie of the year on the PGA Tour, missed three cuts in January and February and began hearing the whispers.

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Berger tied for lead at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. — Daniel Berger says he’s healthy again and hoping to regain the form that helped him to his first PGA Tour title two months ago.

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Hartford favorite Kelly joins lead at 64

CROMWELL, Conn. — Jerry Kelly played off the emotion of what he considers a home crowd Thursday in the Travelers Championship, shooting a 6-under 64 for a share of the first-round lead with Vaughn Taylor and Andrew Loupe.

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Majors behind him, Rickie

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Rickie Fowler is short on majors, not on class. He returned to the 18th green at Baltusrol after an exhausting day because he wanted to congratulate the winner.

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Walker delivers on his coach’s confidence

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Jimmy Walker had champagne in his glass and the Wanamaker Trophy at his side. Still unopened is a bottle of Chateau Margaux that Butch Harmon has kept in his Las Vegas wine cellar for such a moment as this.

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Jimmy Walker wins marathon at the PGA Championship

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — The stars never aligned this magnificently for Jimmy Walker. In the longest final day at the PGA Championship in 64 years, Walker produced three big birdies on the back nine at Baltusrol and held his nerve Sunday against the No. 1 player in the world to the very end. He closed with a 3-under 67 for a one-shot victory over defending champion Jason Day.

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Thailand’s Jutanugarn wins Women’s British Open

MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn was flirting with another Sunday meltdown, her six-stroke lead down to one after a double bogey on the par-4 13th at tree-lined Woburn.

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Ariya Jutanugarn takes Women’s British Open lead

WOBURN, England (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn took the Women’s British Open lead Saturday at tree-lined Woburn, nearly four months after blowing a late lead in the first major championship of the year.

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Storms interrupt PGA Championship

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Thunderstorms shut down the PGA Championship on Saturday before 10 players could even hit a shot, setting up what could be a long, wet and wild conclusion to the final major of the year — whenever it ends.

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Beem makes cut, still working TV

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Until a couple weeks ago, Rich Beem didn’t know whether he was going to play at the PGA Championship. Good thing he did.Beem shot a 69 in his opening round Thursday, his first sub-70 score in a major since 2006.

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Streb joins Walker with 63

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — In a major championship season of endless theater, the PGA Championship lived up to its end of the bargain Friday. Robert Streb led the way, even if hardly anyone noticed.

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Spieth at least has chance in final major

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Jordan Spieth warmed up on the range, rode the side streets in a van to get to the 10th tee and was ready to go Friday in the PGA Championship when he had to stand around for nearly an hour because of a rain delay.

Knost burned by hole in wrong place

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The cup was in the wrong place, and it was too late for the PGA of America to change it.

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Nine shots worse, Lee still leads

WOBURN, England (AP) — Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women’s British Open, leaving her a stroke ahead entering the weekend at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.

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Jimmy Walker opens with 65 at stifling PGA

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed in what was dubbed the “frat house” at Royal Troon with Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.

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Mickelson struggles in first round

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Phil won the PGA Championship the last time it was at Baltusrol in 2005. He played some of his best golf ever only 11 days ago at the British Open.

Lee fires 62 at Woburn

WOBURN, England (AP) — Mirim Lee shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday to match the Women’s British Open record and open a three-stroke lead at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.

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Garcia reminded time on his side

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Henrik Stenson took his silver claret jug and headed straight for Switzerland to play in a charity event organized by Sergio Garcia. It turned out to be the perfect occasion to deliver an important message to the host.