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Justin Thomas leads Tour Championship, FedExCup at East Lake

Halfway through the final event of the season, we have a three-way tie atop the Tour Championship, led by Player of the Year front-runner Justin Thomas. Here's how things look after 36 holes at East Lake, where all...

Dark horses lurking at East Lake

ATLANTA – The point of the FedExCup Playoffs was never about doling out an eight-figure check or giving players a reason to learn long division, it was about tidy finishes. Prior to the playoff experiment, which began in 2007,...

It’s got it all: Jim Nantz, Nick Faldo, Masters music, Pebble Beach replica hole

Does Jim Nantz listen to Masters theme music at his leisure? Of course he does. Does he have a replica of Pebble Beach’s par-3 seventh hole in his back yard? Of course he does. Does he combine the...

Lexi stepping away from social media after grandmother's death

Lexi Thompson said in an emotional Instagram post on Friday that she will be stepping away from social media in the wake of her grandmother’s death. I will miss your goodluck/LOL (lots of love) texts...

Tiger Woods progressing to chipping contests with Fowler, Thomas

Late last month, Tiger Woods revealed on social media he’d started chipping again following his fourth back surgery in April, and on Friday he announced via a blog post on his website that he continues to make progress. “I’m...

U.S. captian Steve Stricker to employ pod system at 2017 Presidents Cup

ATLANTA – The blueprint that Paul Azinger used so well at the 2008 Ryder Cup lives on for another U.S. team as the home side prepares for next week’s Presidents Cup in New Jersey. According to numerous sources, U.S....

After a Shaky Start, Jordan Spieth Rights his Ship

ATLANTA – Jordan Spieth’s opening tee shot at the Tour Championship sailed dangerously left, hopping once in the rough before coming to rest next to a boundary fence that runs along Alston Drive. It was a sign of things...

Gary Woodland: ‘Toughest Year of My Life by Far’

ATLANTA – Making it to East Lake for the season send-off is a singular accomplishment for any PGA Tour player. It validates months, years of hard work and commitment. It’s a reward for a season that ranks among the...

Kyle Stanley Making Most of Tour Championship Berth

ATLANTA – In 2011, Kyle Stanley’s first year on the PGA Tour, he missed advancing to the Tour Championship by just 96 points, finishing 34th on the playoff points list. The next year, following a victory at the Waste...

Unique Practice Routine Helps Webb Simpson Contend

ATLANTA – Webb Simpson took a different approach to preparation this week at the Tour Championship that might catch on among his PGA Tour colleagues. Instead of playing a practice round, or even an abbreviated practice round, Simpson simply...

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