By Andrew Both GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) – Chris Stroud’s late decision to play in the $5.3 million Wyndham Championship looked like a very good one after he grabbed an early one-shot lead in Thursday’s opening round. The American journeyman’s long game was poor, by his own admission, but he putted brilliantly to post eight birdies in a six-under-par 64 on an unusually mild summer’s morning at Sedgefield Country Club. The 31-year-old Stroud led by one stroke from fellow Americans Andrew Svoboda and Robert Garrigus, and Australian Matt Jones, with half the field back in the …
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By Mark Lamport-Stokes ROCHESTER, New York (Reuters) – Warm, sunny weather and quickening greens greeted the early starters in Sunday’s final round at the PGA Championship as overnight leader Jim Furyk prepared for a mid-afternoon teeoff. Only seven players were under par for the day in the early going at Oak Hill Country Club where British Open champion Phil Mickelson, second-last in a field of 75 after the third round, was two over after 15 holes. …
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US golfer Morgan Pressel shoots 66 in the opening round of the Women’s British Open to lead the field at St Andrews by one shot.
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July 22 (Reuters) – Phachara Khongwatmai has little time to celebrate his record-breaking triumph on the ASEAN PGA Tour as the 14-year-old Thai amateur golfer needs to catch up on his homework after taking a week off from school to compete in the event. Phachara, born on May 3, 1999, stunned an experienced field that included a number of the country’s leading golfers, to win the $65,000 Singha Hua Hin Open by four shots on Sunday and etch his name in golf’s record books. …
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Tiger Woods is not a lock to win this weekend at TPC Sawgrass, but SI's Gary Van Sickle says Woods is happy with all facets of his game, which usually means trouble for everyone else in the field.
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Phil Mickelson and Nick Watney are tied for the lead going into the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship, minus the separation from the rest of the field.
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Does Rory McIlroy's second-place finish mean he's ready to challenge Tiger Woods in Augusta? Our panel debates McIlroy's great week in San Antonio, Tiger's chances versus the field, whether the Masters is better in person or in HD, and Michelle Wie's bizarre putting stance.
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Martin Laird claimed the last spot in the field for the 2013 Masters on Sunday by winning the Valero Texas Open.
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Matt Bettencourt and Peter Tomasulo shot 5-under par 67s to earn the surprising lead after the first round of the Texas Open on Thursday, holding off a field that includes world No. 2 Rory McIlroy.
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