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Former FSU star Brooks Koepka ties record in U.S. Open win

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Brooks Koepka traveled around the world to find his game. He found stardom right at home as the U.S. Open champion. Koepka broke away from a tight pack with three straight birdies on the back nine Sunday at Erin Hills and closed with a 5-under 67 to win the U.S. Open for his first major championship. A par on the final hole tied Rory McIlroy‘s record score to par at 16 under for a four-shot victory. Not even the wind…

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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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What to watch at the Rio games on Thursday

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Day 6 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, rugby, track cycling, swimming, fencing, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): GYMNASTICS American Simone Biles heads into the women’s individual all-around starting at 4 p.m. She won the world championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Aly Raisman, who also shared in the U.S. team gold Tuesday, is in Biles’ rotation. The two start on the vault. Keep an eye on Biles’ floor routine:…

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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 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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