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Bryson DeChambeau wins The Northern Trust, Makes Case for Ryder Cup

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau completed the first stage of his mission by winning The Northern Trust.

The next one is up to Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk.

Staked to a four-shot lead, DeChambeau never let anyone closer than two shots, ended the threat with consecutive birdies and closed with a 2-under 69 for a four-shot victory over Tony Finau on Sunday in the FedEx Cup opener.

DeChambeau won for the second time this year, both times against some of the strongest fields. He moved to the top of the FedEx Cup standings and was all but assured of being one of the top five seeds at the Tour Championship who have a clear shot at the $10 million bonus.

Also on his mind is playing for no money at all at the Ryder Cup.

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Tiger Woods' FedEx Cup Playoffs History: Scores, Results

With Tiger Woods playing at The Northern Trust this week, he's playing in a FedEx Cup playoff event for the first time since 2013.

Tiger is ranked No. 20 going into the first of the four events. Dustin Johnson is No. 1.

Since the FedEx Cup started in 2007, Tiger is the only player to win it twice. However, Justin Thomas is in a great position to join Tiger in the two-timers club. Thomas won the FedEx Cup last year. He was No. 2 in the regular season standings, behind only Hideki Matsuyama. But Thomas won the Dell Technologies Championship and then later finished second at The Tour Championship.

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Tiger Woods thrilled fans at Bellerive Country Club with a 64 and finished in second place at the 2018 PGA Championship.


 

10 Ways to Grow the Game of Golf Right Now

Teaching kids to become lifelong golfers is not about winning. Golf is hard and takes time to develop one’s skills. If a child advances to a level that is appropriate to take their development to a more serious, competitive one, that’s a bonus and should be developed. But having fun and enjoying the game makes for true, lifelong golfers.

It is important to understand why kids specifically play any sport, regardless of the level they play at, and that is to have fun. Plain and simple. The race to nowhere that we find ourselves in, with the idea of kids having to be accomplished, the best or get a golf scholarship is not growing the game. In many cases, it causes kids to get burned out and leave the game. Fun is always the most important thing and should always be at the center of growth programs as well as programming for the elite player.

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Tiger Woods sinks 50-footer to birdie No. 18 at Bridgestone

Tiger Woods, seeking his ninth win at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, shot a first-round 4-under 66 at Firestone Country Club. His lone bogey came on the ninth, his 18th hole of the day.

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PGA Tour players are showing their support for family member Jarrod Lyle.

Tiger Woods, Jason Day and other golfers at WGC-Bridgestone are wearing yellow ribbons as a sign of support for Lyle, who is fighting leukemia. The 36-year-old Australian golfer was first diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager and had recurrences of the disease in 2012 and 2017. Earlier this week, Lyle's wife, Briony, said Lyle has decided to not seek further treatment so he can receive palliative care at home.

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Before he was a five-time major winner, Phil Mickelson was arguably the greatest college golfer ever. At Arizona State, Mickelson won 16 of the 51 tournaments he played in, including three NCAA Championships, and he earned 43 top-10 finishes.

Here's a detailed look at Mickelson's college career (1988-92) and all of the tournaments and honors he won along the way.

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Three-time NCAA Champion

Mickelson is one of seven collegiate golfers to win back-to-back individual NCAA Championships and he became just the second player to win three individual titles in his college career. He won as a freshman, sophomore and senior, while setting NCAA two-round (16-under 128) and three-round records (19-under 197) in his final year of college. His 63 in the first round of the 1992 NCAA Championship was a career-low and his 72-hole total of 271 tied the NCAA record at the time.

Mickelson didn't just win, he won with all-time great scores.

Arizona State won the team title in 1990 and finished as the runner-up in 1992.

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