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Golf returns to Olympics after 112 years

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Golf at the Olympic games will take some adjustment. Not just for the fans and viewers, but the players themselves. Brazil’s Adilson da Silva hit the first Olympic shot taken in 112 years early Thursday morning. His playing partner, Graham Dalaet of Canada hit the second. Just a week before leaving for Rio de Janeiro, Matt Kuchar was unaware of the format. He believed it was a team event instead of individuals playing for medals. “From my understanding, it was…

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Gator freshman someone to watch at U.S. Open

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The U.S. Open tees off on Thursday at Oakmont Country Club in the hills of western Pennsylvania. Jordan Spieth is defending the title he won last year at Chambers Bay near Seattle. Spieth will be among the major names competing for one of golf’s most prestigious prizes. Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day headline the field featuring the world’s best players. Both Florida and Florida State are represented in the field of 156 players. Many who follow the Professional Golfers…

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Jason Day posts dominating win at THE PLAYERS

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Jason Day dominated the field to win THE PLAYERS Championship on Sunday at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. He held a four-shot lead entering Sunday’s final round and maintained that advantage, finishing the four days with a 15-under par total of 273. Finishing four shots behind the Australian was American Kevin Chappell, who fired a three-under 69 on Sunday. Ken Duke, Colt Knost, Matt Kuchar finished tied for third, five shots behind Day. Like his round on Saturday, Day…

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Jason Day leads The Players; 17th hole takes prisoners

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The world’s top ranked player remained on top of the The Players championship field at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra. Day finished Saturday’s third round at 14 under par, four shots ahead of Ken Duke, Hideki Matsuyama and Alex Cejka. With heat and low humility, the course became much more difficult. With a bevy of rounds under par during the first two rounds, only six players were able to break par on Saturday. Despite the fact Day was not one…

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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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Jordan Spieth falters, but still holds Masters’ 54-hole lead

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Saturday is traditionally known as “moving day” in professional golf tournaments. Contenders play well enough in the third round to set themselves up for a possible victory on Sunday. Saturday at the Masters was also moving day, but instead of moving up, the contenders went up and down. This was especially true of defending champion Jordan Spieth. Spieth, the world’s second-ranked player, leads at three under par, but a terrible finish shrank his margin from four strokes to only one.…

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