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Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
August 18, 2019 - 12:14 pm
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Phil Mickelson had a wild Sunday, and that was before he showed up for the BMW Championship. Mickelson said on Twitter that lightning struck the hotel where he was staying, leading to an evacuation. One problem: He was staying on the top floor, his clubs were in his room and...
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Justin Thomas celebrates an eagle on the 16th hole during the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
August 17, 2019 - 8:49 pm
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Winless over the last 12 months, Justin Thomas knew he was playing well and he was due for a low round. Saturday at the BMW Championship was more than he might have imagined. Thomas smashed the course record at Medinah with an 11-under 61 that gave him a six-shot lead over...
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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, hits out of the bunker on the ninth hole during the BMW Championship golf tournament in Medinah, Ill., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. (Joe Lewnard/Daily Herald via AP)
August 16, 2019 - 7:23 pm
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama has never missed the Tour Championship since his first full year on the PGA Tour. He played Friday like he doesn't want the streak to end. Outside the top 30 in the FedEx Cup for the first time at the BMW Championship, Matsuyama made five birdie putts from 15...
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Justin Thomas hits from the bunker on the 18th green during the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Medinah, Ill. (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP)
August 15, 2019 - 7:37 pm
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — On the range, Justin Thomas had no idea where the ball was going. Some five hours later, he had a share of the course record at Medinah. Ultimately, all that mattered Thursday in the BMW Championship was taking a good step toward an important goal. Thomas already is set for the...
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Tiger Woods chips an approach shot on the 12th hole during the pro-am round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
August 14, 2019 - 4:11 pm
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — The course is familiar to Tiger Woods. The circumstances are not. Medinah is where Woods buried that 8-foot par putt on the 17th hole in 1999 to win the PGA Championship for the first time by holding off teenage Sergio Garcia. He returned to Medinah in 2006 and won the PGA...
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Patrick Reed approaches the fourth green during the Northern Trust golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 in Jersey City, N.J. (Chris Pedota/The Record via AP)
August 10, 2019 - 8:12 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Patrick Reed is finally being rewarded with good scores, and he hopes it can be enough to turn around his season. He is winless in the last 16 months dating to the 2018 Masters. He hasn't missed the Tour Championship in five years, and started the FedEx Cup playoffs at No...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, Bryson DeChambeau, of the United States, looks at his putt on the fourth green during the first round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. DeChambeau wasted no time defending himself against accusations of slow play Saturday, Aug. 10, after harsh criticism on social media stemming from a video showing him taking more than two minutes to hit an 8-foot putt at The Northern Trust. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)
August 10, 2019 - 6:48 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau wasted no time defending himself against accusations of slow play Saturday after harsh criticism on social media stemming from a video showing him taking more than two minutes to hit an 8-foot putt. Among those who criticized him on Twitter was Eddie...
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Dustin Johnson drives to the 12th hole in the Northern Trust tournament at Liberty National Golf Course, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 09, 2019 - 7:07 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dustin Johnson is hitting the ball so well he doesn't have to make every putt. He made enough birdies Friday for a 4-under 67 that gave him a one-shot lead in The Northern Trust. Johnson holed an 8-foot putt on the 18th at Liberty National to take the lead going into the...
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Dustin Johnson tees off on the 13th hole in the Northern Trust tournament at Liberty National Golf Course, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 08, 2019 - 6:44 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Troy Merritt isn't obsessed with his position in the FedEx Cup and what he needs to advance in the PGA Tour's postseason. He figures the best solution is good golf, and he delivered his best round of the year Thursday in The Northern Trust. Merritt began with a 10-foot par...
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Tiger Woods tees off on the 12th hole at the Northern Trust golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 08, 2019 - 3:45 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Liberty National was never so susceptible to low scoring as it was Thursday, and Tiger Woods could feel it. He just couldn't do much about it. Two hours into his opening round, Woods already was eight shots behind, and the gap only got wider. When his 12-foot par putt on...
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