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Former FSU star played important role in Ryder Cup victory

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There is no question the MVG (Most Valuable Golfer) of the 2016 Ryder Cup is Patrick Reed. His play throughout the weekend, especially the classic, head-to-head, toe-to-toe struggle with Europe’s Rory McIlroy, set the tone for the entire team. There are two other guys who qualify as co-runners up. While every player contributed to the 17-11 USA victory, these two played a vitally important role. When things looked like they were beginning to go south for the USA on Friday…

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Americans take 3-point lead at Ryder Cup

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Patrick Reed took over his match with putting and passion, and the rest of the Americans followed suit Saturday afternoon in a pivotal fourballs session that left them on the verge – again – of winning back the Ryder Cup. Reed and his bullish attitude was at his best, starting with a wedge he holed out for eagle. That was the centerpiece of a four-hole stretch that carried he and Jordan Spieth to a 2-and-1 victory in the final match…

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Will Day 2 at Ryder Cup bring more wild momentum swings?

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Sweep, then almost swept. That describes the U.S. team’s opening day at the Ryder Cup. The Americans won all four of Friday morning’s foursomes matches, then nearly got shut out when they dropped three of four in the afternoon fourballs. The momentum swing left Europe trailing 5-3, but encouraged captain Darren Clarke enough to shoehorn the last two of his six rookies into Saturday morning’s foursomes sessions. Asked whether he’d rather have a small lead or the momentum, Clarke thought…

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Jason Day leads Players’ Championship

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Jason Day showed again why he is the number one golfer in the world. On Thursday, Day tied the TPC at Sawgrass course record with a nine-under par 63 to take the lead after the first round of the Players’ Championship. Under perfect conditions, the 28-year-old Australian started his day on the 10th hole, recording three birdies on his first three holes. He also rolled in an 11-foot putt on the course’s iconic 17th hole and rolled in another on…

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Players’ Championship set to begin at Sawgrass

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The PGA Tour is back in Florida this weekend, but not just for a regular tour event. The Players’ Championship, to be contested at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra beginning Thursday, is commonly known as the unofficial “5th Major.” Next to the PGA Championship each August, no other tour event draws such a quality field. All of the big names of golf from around the world will tee off on Thursday. One of the big questions will center around…

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Danny Willett wins the Masters

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As he played the back nine, Danny Willett knew the chances of winning the 2016 Masters were not good. He trailed defending Jordan Spieth by five shots. All he could do was play his best. When Spieth rolled in his fourth consecutive birdie on the ninth hole, he seemed on his way to becoming the fourth player to ever defend their title. But inexplicably, Spieth had the type of meltdown inexperienced  professionals are apt to suffer. Certainly not the number…

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