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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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Justin Rose leads Olympic golf; Bubba Watson in medal range

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Justin Rose is one round away from winning golf’s first Olympic gold medal in 112 years. Rose did a little shimmy when his 10-foot par putt on the final hole Saturday swirled in the back side of the cup for a 6-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead over British Open champion Henrik Stenson going into the final round – the medal round – at Olympic Golf Course. It’s not a two-man race, even if it felt like one. Rose…

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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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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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