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Task completed as Americans win back Ryder Cup

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This wasn’t about being maybe the best team ever assembled. The Americans were simply a team, and they finally won back the Ryder Cup. Phil Mickelson led the Americans behind the scenes. Patrick Reed powered them with his passion on the golf course. And it was Ryan Moore, the final captain’s pick who wasn’t even on the team until a week ago Sunday, who delivered the cup-clinching point at Hazeltine. Moore finished eagle-birdie-par for a 1-up victory over Lee Westwood,…

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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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Ryder Cup captain: US team “best maybe ever assembled”

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U.S. captain Davis Love III referred to his Ryder Cup team as “the best golf team maybe ever assembled,” a surprising comment for two reasons. This was Davis Love, not exactly known for his brash comments. And the U.S. team isn’t even assembled yet. Two days before Love makes his final captain’s pick, and a week before the Ryder Cup begins at Hazeltine, Love went on SiriusXM’s “Fairways of Life” show on Friday and was asked whether the Americans have…

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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 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 helps U.S. maintain President’s Cup lead

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The United States maintained their lead in the President’s Cup matches thanks in part to two remarkable comebacks against the top player in the world. The Americans lead the International team 9 ½ to 8 ½ heading into Sunday’s (Saturday night in the U.S.) singles matches. The matches are being played near Seoul, South Korea. Heading into the morning round of alternating shot matches, the U.S. clung to a 5 ½ to 4 ½ lead. The gap remained the same…

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