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Matsuyama piles up birdies, leads in Shanghai

Hideki Matsuyama made nine birdies in suddenly chilly conditions Friday for a 7-under 65 that gave him a three-shot lead going into the weekend at the HSBC Champions.

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Eagle on par-4 highlights leader Yang's round

Amy Yang holed a pitching wedge for eagle on the par-4 11th hole and bolstered her lead to 3 strokes Friday in the hot, humid and stormy Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.

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Langer (knee) may withdraw from playoff opener

Bernhard Langer has a left knee injury that could force him to withdraw from the PowerShares QQQ Championship, the inaugural Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs event.

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Pols: Shift Women's Open from Trump course

Three senators called on the USGA to consider suspending events at properties owned by Donald Trump because of what they describe as a "pattern of degrading and dehumanizing women" over decades.

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McIlroy, Johnson set for Philippines charity match

Dustin Johnson has stepped in for Jason Day and will face off against Rory McIlroy in an 18-hole exhibition match for charity in the Philippines called "Battle for a Cause."

Across the Pond: Is Harrington making a comeback? (2:36)
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WGC-HSBC Champions leaderboard

Get the latest scores for the PGA Tour's first World Golf Championship of the 2016-17 wraparound season.

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Fowler: Always nice to go 7-under (1:01)
Johnson and Fowler's best moments of 2016 (1:00)
Try this trick next time you are on the course (0:27)
John Daly looks back on colorful career (1:38)
Michael Collins calls out PGA Tour executives (1:29)
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Thomas successfully defends CIMB Classic title

Justin Thomas completed a fairy-tale return to the CIMB Classic with a successful title defense after eight birdies in the final round Sunday earned him a three-shot victory.

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Harrington ends title drought in Portugal

Padraig Harrington produced a closing bogey-free 65 to win his first European Tour title in eight years at the Portugal Masters.

McIlroy targeting FedEx, Dubai double (1:08)
Ryder Cup rookies do the bottle smash challenge (3:30)
Stephen A. thinks Tiger is too focused on image, not on golf (1:25)
Ambition still burns in Woods (1:21)
Woods: It's not quite there yet (0:47)
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Brief history of sporting events at mismatched venues

There's plenty of room at Twickenham Stadium, home of England Rugby, to hold an NFL game, but things can get interesting when sporting events are held at venues designed for other purposes.


Try this trick next time you are on the course

Golf instructor Taylor Laybourne finds a new slick way to swing a club, and it will make you want to practice until you perfect it.


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Rory McIlroy reveals he paid caddie J.P. Fitzgerald 10 percent of both FedEx Cup and Tour Championship winnings -- a cool $1.05 million.

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The newest World Golf Hall of Fame class has been announced. Included on the list of inductees are Davis Love III, Ian Woosnam, Meg Mallon and Lorena Ochoa.

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Tiger Woods this morning announced the unveiling of TGR, an enterprise which will unite his charities/design/performance/partnerships/etc. within a single brand.

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Jesper Parnevik DID see Tiger Woods hitting the ball very well -- in May. The interview he did for Golf Digest that is to appear in the November issue as part of a lengthy Q&A was conducted during the spring when Woods' return was rumored to be soon. "I had seen him practicing,'' Parnevik said from the this week's Champions Tour event in Raleigh, N.C. "I thought his swing was great. With all the injuries he had been through, his back, he looked really good. But I never saw him all summer.'' Last week Golf Digest excerpted part of the interview in which Parnevik said Woods was "flushing everything'' and that regarding his comeback "something tells me this might be spectacular.'' It was at odds with Woods withdrawing this week from the Safeway Classic because his game was not ready. "I wish I had more to update,'' Parnevik said. "But it was an old quote.''