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Jon Rahm reacts after making his putt on the first playoff hole during the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at the Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 30, 2020 - 8:17 pm
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — With so few people around, Jon Rahm still got word from the other side of the Olympia Fields clubhouse that Dustin Johnson had made a 45-foot birdie on the final hole to force a playoff Sunday in the BMW Championship. Resilient as ever, Rahm went out and made some magic...
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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, hits out of the sand for an eagle on the first hole during the third round Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, for the BMW Championship golf tournament at the Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 29, 2020 - 7:59 pm
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Dustin Johnson says his game feels similar to last week when he had the easiest of his 23 career victories. It just doesn't look that way at the BMW Championship. Every par at Olympia Fields is hard work, and Johnson played the final 13 holes Saturday with nothing worse...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, looks down the second fairway during the third round Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, for the BMW Championship golf tournament at the Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 29, 2020 - 7:04 pm
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Turns out the lack of fans isn’t the only reason Rory McIlroy has struggled to keep his mind on golf. His wife is expecting their first child any day. McIlroy said he has been sharing the news with friends and family, and then it was disclosed during the NBC broadcast on...
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August 28, 2020 - 8:09 pm
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Jackie Stoelting returned from a 14-month maternity break to take a share of the first-round lead Friday in the LPGA Tour's Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. With her mother with her to look after son Baren, the 34-year-old Stoelting had a bogey-free 7-under 64 — playing her...
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Rory McIlroy reacts after missing a birdie putt on his final hole of the day on the 9th green during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 28, 2020 - 7:50 pm
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Rory McIlroy doesn't need fans to keep his head in the game at the BMW Championship. Olympia Fields is so tough it won't allow anything but his full attention on every shot. McIlroy and Patrick Cantlay made their share of mistakes Friday and shrugged them off because...
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NBA referees march in support of players seeking an end to racial injustice in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. Their march came shortly before players met to decide on restarting the season after three games were postponed Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brian Mahoney)
August 27, 2020 - 9:00 pm
Moved by the videotaped shooting of Jacob Blake, many professional athletes — some who had previously donned Black Lives Matter T-Shirts and knelt for the national anthem to protest racial injustice — made a more dramatic statement. They refused to play. NBA players led the way Wednesday and...
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Cameron Champ, wearing two different shoes Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, displays the message "Jacob Blake BLM" during a practice round for the BMW Championship golf tournament at the Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 27, 2020 - 8:57 pm
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Golf played on even as other sports in America stopped, and it gave Cameron Champ a chance to speak out at the BMW Championship. First, with his shoes. Then, with powerful words about a desire to find a solution to racial injustice. Champ is one of four players of Black...
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Rory McIlroy, left, and Tiger Woods head down the first hole during a practice round Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, for the BMW Championship golf tournament at the Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 26, 2020 - 4:54 pm
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Tiger Woods at Olympia Fields brought concerns about the state of his game. That was the case 17 years ago going into the U.S. Open. Never mind that Woods was the defending champion. He had gone all of four tournaments without winning. At that stage in his career, it was...
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Dustin Johnson holds the trophy after winning the Northern Trust golf tournament at TPC Boston, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Norton, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 24, 2020 - 3:24 am
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Dustin Johnson is back to No. 1 in the world and wants to stay there as long as he can. The manner in which he obliterated one of the strongest fields of the year at The Northern Trust is to wonder how he ever left in the first place. At his best, no one makes golf look easier...
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Dustin Johnson holds the trophy after winning the Northern Trust golf tournament at TPC Boston, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Norton, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 23, 2020 - 9:06 pm
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Dark clouds gathered. Thunder rumbled. Lightning flashed on the horizon. Just as unsettling was seeing Dustin Johnson in complete control of his game with a performance worthy of his return to No. 1 in the world. He was as close to unbeatable as he has ever been. Johnson capped...
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