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Dustin Johnson Keeps Right On Rolling At East Lake

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 September 2016 21:18 Thursday, 22 September 2016 21:04

Dustin JohnsonCanadian Press

ATLANTA, Georgia (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Dustin Johnson was in trouble from the start, just not for very long. The game feels easy for the U.S. Open champion, who began his bid for the FedEx Cup title on Thursday with a 4-under 66 to share the lead at the Tour Championship.

Johnson had 165 yards from the sand and worried about getting it over the lip of the bunker. He hit 8-iron to 2 feet for birdie and was on his way to his sixth consecutive round at 68 or lower.

“It was a very nice shot to start the day,” Johnson said with a smile.

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Canada Holds Share Of 27th After First Round Of World Amateur

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 19:00 Wednesday, 21 September 2016 18:55

Jared du ToitCanadian Press

RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico (Golf Canada with files from AP) — The Canadian contingent of Jared du Toit, Hugo Bernard, and Garrett Rank struggled out of the gate in the 30th World Amateur Team Championship, posting a collective score of even-par (144) to hold a share of 27th after the first round.

The trio was led by 23-year-old Jared du Toit of Kimberley, B.C., who carded a 71 (-1) on the Iberostar Playa Paraiso course—one of two courses in rotation this week. Individually, the Arizona State senior sits T34, five off the pace.

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Finchem Cites Charity As Reason To Stay In North Carolina

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 18:41 Wednesday, 21 September 2016 18:30

Tim FinchemCanadian Press

ATLANTA, Georgia (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Commissioner Tim Finchem leaned on charity as a reason why he has no plans to relocate PGA Tour events from North Carolina over HB2, the so-called “bathroom bill” that limits protects for LGBT people.

The NBA pulled the All-Star Game from Charlotte, while the NCAA said it would not hold the first and second rounds of the men’s basketball tournament in North Carolina and the ACC relocated all its championships from the state.

The Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte has been around since 2003, while the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro dates to 1938.

Finchem said that the PGA Tour supports the NBA, NCAA and ACC over its public stand against the legislation.

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Sorenstam Has ‘Fair Play’ In Mind Ahead Of 2017 Solheim Cup

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 19:12 Tuesday, 20 September 2016 19:05

Suzann PettersenCanadian Press

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (Jerome Pugmire/AP) — Golfing great Annika Sorenstam has a clear idea of what she expects from her players at next year’s Solheim Cup in the United States.

Although the 10-time Grand Slam winner demonstrated a huge competitive streak during her career, Sorenstam wants to avoid a repeat of the tension in last year’s tournament in Germany, when Norwegian Suzann Pettersen infuriated American fans.

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This Week In Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 18:59 Tuesday, 20 September 2016 17:56

PGA Tour ChampionshipCanadian Press

PGA TOUR

TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Atlanta.

Course: East Lake GC. Yardage: 7,385. Par: 70.

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

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