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  1. Meghna Patel making noise on golf course

    Preps

    LITHIA — A lazy hush hovers around the golf course, the kind that makes a dark alley scary but feels right at home among the sprawling fairways and greens. Some players tee off at No. 1, others laboriously repeat the same 15-foot chip. And nestled in this library-like atmosphere, where distant chirping birds cut …

    Meghna Patel of Newsome tied for 16th at last year’s state tourney.
  2. Top boys golfers set for Outback Invitational

    Preps

    Outback Invitational

    When/where: Monday, East Lake Woodlands Golf Club

    Time: 10:30 a.m. shotgun start

  3. Stronger Tiger Woods hopes to play in December tournament

    Pga

    WINDEMERE — Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.

  4. Ex-Gator Billy Horschel wins Tour Championship to take FedEx Cup

    Pga

    ATLANTA — Three weeks ago, Billy Horschel had every reason to start looking ahead to next season.

  5. Rory McIlroy, Billy Horschel tied for PGA Tour Championship lead

    Golf

    ATLANTA — Rory McIlroy made up a two-shot deficit on Billy Horschel at the Tour Championship on Saturday, setting up a $10 million showdown today to end the PGA Tour season.

    Rory McIlroy, above, eagles the 15th for 3-under 67 in Round 3 and ties Billy Horschel (69) for the Tour Championship lead.
  6. Lincicome takes lead at LPGA's Evian Championship

    Golf

    EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Brittany Lincicome had six birdies in her 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead from Hyo-Joo Kim of South Korea after the second round of the Evian Championship on Friday.

  7. South Korean teen makes history with lowest score in major

    Golf

    EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — South Korean teen Hyo-Joo Kim made history look easy, with barely a glitch as she posted the lowest score ever in a major, 10-under 61 to open the Evian Championship on Thursday.

    Hyo-Joo Kim, 19, posts the lowest score in a major, shooting 10-under 61 to open the Evian Championship in France.
  8. Billy Horschel rebounds to win BMW Championship

    Pga

    CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. — The bad swing a week ago is a distant memory. The blown lead Sunday: that didn't derail Billy Horschel, either.

  9. Billy Horschel takes lead into final round at BMW Championship

    Golf

    CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. — Billy Horschel needed less than a week to give himself a second chance. If he keeps playing this well, his next shot at closing out a tournament won't be nearly as stressful as the last one.

  10. Sergio Garcia takes BMW Championship lead

    Golf

    CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. — Sergio Garcia hit great shots that led to eagle, birdie and par Friday. They carried him to 6-under 64, giving him a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the BMW Championship on ever-changing Cherry Hills.

    After hitting into the water going for the green on the par-5 17th, Sergio Garcia escapes with par en route to 6-under 64.

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