Wyndham Championship: Brandt Snedeker takes one-shot lead into final round

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brandt Snedeker opened the tournament with a 59 Wyndham Championship third-round leaderboard -16 B Snedeker (US); -15 B Gay (US), D Hearn (Can); -14 CT Pan (Tpe), DA Points (US); -13 R Moore (US), A Ancer (Mex); -12 S Garcia (Spa), B Stegmaier (US), H English (US) Selected others: -10 M Laird (Sco); -8 M Fitzpatrick (Eng) Full leaderboard Brandt Snedeker will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Wyndham Championship after completing a two-under-par 68 on Sunday. The 37-year-old American,…

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Lexi Thompson involved in another rules issue, but still shoots 64 to stay in contention in her return to play

Until Saturday at the Indy Women in Tech Championship, Lexi Thompson’s return to the LPGA after a month-long self-imposed break to mentally re-charge had been seemingly uneventful. The tournament’s defending champion had shot a pair of 68s to jump up the leader board again at Brickyard Crossing Golf Club in Indianapolis. But during the third round, Thompson found herself in the midst of the last thing the 23-year-old wanted: A discussion with an official about a potential rules infraction. Thompson had teed off on the par-5 10th hole, her drive…

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Man bites off golfer’s finger to the knuckle at Massachusetts golf club

A man allegedly bit off a golfer’s finger at Southers Marsh Golf Club on Friday.  (Google Maps) An argument between two golfers at a Massachusetts golf club turned bloody Friday when one of the men bit off the other player’s finger, reports said. Police were called to the Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth around 6:30 p.m. for a report of an “altercation” between two players, Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri told Boston25 News. When they arrived, they found one man suffering a “bite injury to the hand.” A 47-year-old…

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‘Tiger Factor’ looms large over PGA’s first playoff event

Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 18th tee during the final round of The Players Championship, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., May 13, 2018.  (USA Today Sports) It didn’t take long for the PGA Tour once again to revert to “Tiger Woods and everyone else.” That same old song, revitalized with Woods’ recent on-course resurgence, will be sung in full throat next week at the first of four FedExCup playoff events, The Northern Trust at Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey. And as much as those running the tournament want…

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Lizette Salas grabs 54-hole lead at LPGA Indy event

INDIANAPOLIS – (AP) – Lizette Salas waited patiently for Sung Hyun Park to make a rare mistake Saturday. When the South Korean mishit her approach shot into the water on the par-4 16th, Salas capitalized quickly. She rolled in her birdie putt then watched Park make double bogey — a three-shot swing that gave Salas the lead and the momentum heading into the final round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship. Salas closed out her 8-under 64 with a birdie on No. 18 to reach 21 under — two…

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Salas takes advantage of Park’s mistake to grab LPGA lead

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lizette Salas waited patiently for Sung Hyun Park to make a rare mistake Saturday. When the South Korean mishit her approach shot into the water on the par-4 16th, Salas capitalized quickly. She rolled in her birdie putt then watched Park make double bogey – a three-shot swing that gave Salas the lead and the momentum heading into the final round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship. Salas closed out her 8-under 64 with a birdie on No. 18 to reach 21 under – two shots…

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Salas Takes Advantage of Park's Mistake to Grab LPGA Lead

Lizette Salas reacts after making a putt on the sixth green during the third round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship golf tournament, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) The Associated Press By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lizette Salas waited patiently for Sung Hyun Park to make a rare mistake Saturday. When the South Korean mishit her approach shot into the water on the par-4 16th, Salas capitalized quickly. She rolled in her birdie putt then watched Park make double bogey — a…

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Michael Bradley leads Dick’s Sporting Goods Open

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Bradley shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Tour Champions’ Dick’s Sporting Goods Open. The 52-year-old Bradley had five birdies and a bogey in the rain-delayed round to reach 11-under 133 at En-Joie Golf Club. ”It’s tough when you get delayed, delayed, delayed, the tee times get pushed back,” Bradley said. ”That makes it tough because we’re so kind of routine oriented. I feel like I’m going at this time, then it gets pushed…

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Fan injured after tour player’s club slam sends iron head into gallery, causing stitches

Former PGA Tour player Kevin Stadler accidentally injured a fan at the WinCo Foods Portland Open on Friday by breaking his club. Shaun Micheel wrote about the incident at the Web.com Tour event Facebook Friday night. Micheel refused to name Stadler, referring to him simply as his playing partner. “One of my playing partners played a poor shot with a 7-iron on the par-3 15th hole this morning,” Micheel wrote. “In a fit of anger he slammed his club against the ground and the side of his foot which caused…

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