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Matsuyama blisters Medinah with 63

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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 feet or longer and broke the course record at Medinah with a 9-under 63 for a one-shot lead going into the weekend.

He started his second round with a 30-foot birdie putt. He ended the round with a 30-foot birdie putt.


Jimenez, Barron share Champions lead

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) Miguel Angel Jimenez birdied three of the final six holes Friday for a 7-under 65 and a share of the first-round lead with Monday qualifier Doug Barron in the PGA Tour Champions' Dick's Sporting Goods Open.

Jimenez had eight birdies and a bogey at En Joie Golf Club. The 55-year-old Spaniard won the Chubb Classic in February in Florida for his seventh senior title. Read More...

Poulter very much at home at Medinah

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) Ian Poulter walked into the Medinah clubhouse to register for the BMW Championship and immediately felt at home.

On the walls leading to the locker room were photos of great moments in Medinah history, a course in the Chicago suburbs that has hosted the U.S. Open three times, the PGA Championship twice and the Ryder Cup. Read More...

Green shoots 64 to lead Czech Masters

VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) Gavin Green of Malaysia shot an 8-under 64 for a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Czech Masters on Thursday.

Hoping to become the first Malaysian to win a European Tour trophy, Green birdied eight of the first 12 holes to top the leaderboard. He bogeyed the 13th but returned to the leading position with a last-hole birdie at the Albatross Golf Resort near Prague. Read More...

Trolio ousts Squires at US Amateur

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) Teenager Cohen Trolio advanced to the U.S. Amateur semifinals by beating Austin Squires 3 and 1 on Friday.

The 17-year-old rising high school junior from West Point, Mississippi, won the final three holes of the match - Nos. 15-17 at Pinehurst No. 2 - to end Squires' unlikely run. Read More...

Pettersen handed Solheim wild card spot

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) Norway's Suzann Pettersen was given a Solheim Cup wild card Monday despite having played just two tournaments since November 2017.

Pettersen will make her ninth appearance in the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles next month. She was originally appointed one of European captain Catriona Matthew's vice-captains. Read More...

Reed rallies to win FedEx Cup opener

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) The harder he worked, the farther Patrick Reed felt he was falling behind. That's when the people around him sought drastic measures by making him leave his golf clubs alone for 10 whole days.

Recharged from his pre-summer break, Reed finally found the result he was looking for Sunday in The Northern Trust, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Read More...

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