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Day wins FedExCup opener The Barclays by six shots

Day wins FedExCup opener The Barclays by six shots

By Larry Fine

EDISON, New Jersey (Reuters) – Red-hot PGA Championship winner Jason Day of Australia romped to victory at The Barclays on Sunday, winning the opening event of the lucrative FedExCup Series by a whopping six strokes.

World number three Day reeled off eight birdies in a bogey-free final round 62 for a 19-under-par 261 total at Plainfield Country Club for his third victory in his last four starts.

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No Australian Open for McIlroy this year

No Australian Open for McIlroy this year

By Bernie McGuire

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy has ruled out competing in a third straight Australian Open after this year, the Northern Irish world number one has told Reuters.

McIlroy, back in action at this week's PGA Championship after being sidelined for 40 days with an ankle injury, said he did not plan to add any new events to an already busy end-of-season playing schedule.

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Golf-McIlroy hints at PGA Championship return via Twitter

Golf-McIlroy hints at PGA Championship return via Twitter

Aug 7 (Reuters) – World number one Rory McIlroy gave the strongest hint yet in a teasing Twitter post on Friday that he plans to defend his PGA Championship title next week at Whistling Straits after recovering from an ankle injury.

The Northern Irishman, who has been out of action since he ruptured a ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer with friends on July 4, posted a picture of the interior of a private jet with a British passport front & centre on a table.

Accompanying the picture was a series of emojis (or picture characters) indicating a flight from Portugal to the United States followed by a thumbs-up, a victory sign & a golf course symbol.

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Day ready to seize latest chance to win 1st major

Day ready to seize latest chance to win 1st major

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Jason Day is tied for the lead after 54 holes of a major.

Been there before.

Yet, unlike at last month's U.S. Open, Day is feeling satisfactory approximately his chances heading into the final round as he looks to win his first major title at the British Open.

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Day backing fallen idol Woods to get back off canvas

Day backing fallen idol Woods to obtain back off canvas

By Tony Jimenez

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – Australian Jason Day is backing former world number one Tiger Woods to arrest his slide after getting a close-up view of his idol & playing partner's 76 in the British Open first round on Thursday.

The 39-year-old American's round was littered with errant strokes as he plunged to a four-over-par score on the same St Andrews layout where he claimed the coveted Claret Jug in 2000 & 2005.

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Day fully fit and contending once again at a major

Day fully fit & contending once again at a major

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Jason Day is back on his feet & back in contention at a major.

Playing his first tournament since last month's U.S. Open, where he collapsed because of vertigo, the ninth-ranked Australian birdied three of his first six holes & picked up three more shots in the tougher back nine to join the crowd on 6-under 66 at the British Open on Thursday.

Day found a rad day on the links of St. Andrews much less of a grind than a round in the heat & hills of Chambers Bay.

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The Latest: All eyes on Spieth as Open begins at St. Andrews

The Latest: All eyes on Spieth as Open begins at St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The Latest from the 144th British Open, being held on the Old Course at St. Andrews (all times local):

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Golf-Spieth rejects unfair comparisons with Woods

Golf-Spieth rejects unfair comparisons with Woods

By Tony Jimenez

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, July 15 (Reuters) – Jordan Spieth is trying to ignore the inevitable comparisons that are being made between him & former world number one Tiger Woods, the American whizzkid said on Wednesday.

When the 21-year-old Texan won the U.S. Masters in April he became the second youngest recipient of the coveted Green Jacket after Woods.

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Spieth rejects unfair comparisons with Woods

Spieth rejects unfair comparisons with Woods

By Tony Jimenez

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – Jordan Spieth is trying to ignore the inevitable comparisons that are being made between him & former world number one Tiger Woods, the American whizzkid said on Wednesday.

When the 21-year-old Texan won the U.S. Masters in April he became the second youngest recipient of the coveted Green Jacket after Woods.

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I've got what it takes to win a major, says Johnson

I've received what it takes to win a major, says Johnson

By Tony Jimenez

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – Dustin Johnson refuses to obtain too downcast approximately his costly late blunder at last month's U.S. Open & believes he has still "got what it takes" to land a breakthrough victory in a major championship.

The big-hitting American has been close several times & at Chambers Bay four weeks ago he had the trophy in his grasp before agonizingly three-putting the final hole to hand the title to compatriot Jordan Spieth.

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