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Reed Wins Barclays, Spot On Ryder Cup Team

Last Updated on Monday, 29 August 2016 02:06 Monday, 29 August 2016 01:46

Patrick ReedCanadian Press

FARMINGDALE, New York (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Patrick Reed had a crystal trophy, a clear shot at the richest payoff in golf and a spot on the Ryder Cup team.

All he could offer Rickie Fowler was best wishes to join him at Hazeltine.

Reed picked up two victories at The Barclays. He rallied from an early two-shot deficit to win the FedEx Cup playoff opener and assure himself a clear shot at the $10 million bonus. And he secured a spot on the U.S. team at Hazeltine that will try to win back the Ryder Cup.

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FedEx Cup Begins, Ryder Cup Qualifying Ends

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 05:29 Wednesday, 24 August 2016 05:17

Brandt SnedekerCanadian Press

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — Darren Clarke got an extra week to start mulling over his three captain's picks for Europe in the Ryder Cup because the top nine already are set. Matthew Fitzpatrick finished fifth in the Czech Masters and locked up no worse than the final spot.

Davis Love III has a little more time, and he likely will need it.

Brandt Snedeker's tie for third in the Wyndham Championship moved him up three spots to No. 6, and it would take a peculiar set of circumstances to bump him out of the top eight. The Barclays this week at Bethpage Black is the final qualifying event.

The top five already have clinched a spot on the American team — Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Jimmy Walker and Brooks Koepka. Snedeker is followed by Zach Johnson, who leads Patrick Reed at No. 8 by $157,602.

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Fowler, Walker, Pan Commit To World Cup Of Golf Following Grillo, Watson WDs

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 05:17 Wednesday, 24 August 2016 05:13

Rickie FowlerMELBOURNE, Australia — Tournament officials announced that six-time international tournament champion and recent U.S. Olympian Rickie Fowler has replaced Bubba Watson as the top player to represent the United States at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, Australia, at Kingston Heath Golf Club on November 23-27. Fowler quickly chose six-time PGA TOUR champion Jimmy Walker, who won his first career major championship at the PGA Championship this year, to be his partner in the two-man team competition.

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This Week In Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 02:07 Wednesday, 24 August 2016 01:38

altCanadian Press

PGA TOUR

THE BARCLAYS

Site: Farmingdale, N.Y.

Course: Bethpage State Park (Black Course). Yardage: 7,468. Par: 71.

Purse: $8.5 million (First Prize: $1.53 million).

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Former Travelers CEO Jay Fishman Dies At 63 After ALS Battle

Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2016 00:42 Monday, 22 August 2016 00:34

Jay FishmanCanadian Press

HARTFORD, Connecticut (Pat Eaton-Robb/AP) — Former Travelers Group insurance company chief executive Jay Fishman, who became a national advocate for research into Lou Gehrig’s disease after being diagnosed with it, died at his home in New Jersey on Friday. He was 63.

Fishman became CEO of Travelers’ predecessor company in 1998 and assumed the same title after the merger of The St. Paul Cos. Inc. with Travelers Property Casualty Corp. in 2004.

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