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31
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Sergio Garcia shot a seven-under 64 and quietly climbed up to the top of the leaderboard at the halfway mark. His post-round interview was three pages of boring platitudes, so I’m not even going to subject you to quotes about how he hopes to play well the next couple of days to give himself a shot at winning.

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Sep
4
2011
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Most of you have better things to do than spend hours on end trying to figure out the FedExCup points system (at least I hope so — though I’ve devoted more time than I’d like to admit).

After Geoff Ogilvy, one of the most insightful and eloquent players in the game, shot a five-under 66 Sunday, he noted that he’s found the jumbo leaderboards around the course to be educational because they show the fluctuation and worth of a shot or putt in regard to FedExCup points (which they do all year long, but it’s only relevant starting at maybe the Wyndham).

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Aug
29
2011
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

What was Nos. 13 and 14 at Plainfield on Sunday

There was never a doubt the PGA Tour made the right call by cutting The Barclays, the first leg of the FedExCup playoffs, to a 54-hole contest with Hurricane Irene headed for the Eastern seaboard. Further validation came via pictures after Plainfield Country Club endured Irene’s fury of rain overnight Saturday and Sunday morning.

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Aug
26
2011

Johnson and LaCava: a match made in heaven

After launching a 332-yard drive to the middle of the fairway, Dustin Johnson only had a 3-iron into the 588-yard, par-5 12th. Unfortunately, he had an awkward stance and pulled his approach shot into the narrow hazard that encircles the green.

He walked into the hazard with a wedge and took some practice swings in the air. Johnson stared down at his ball, with a hesitant but eager look in his eyes, taking his time to contemplate whether or not he should hit it.

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Aug
25
2011

Storms suspended play on Thursday and Irene will likely disrupt The Barclays, causing it to run into OT

With the wrath of Hurricane Irene expected to ravage the New Jersey area on Saturday night and the storms on Thursday morning that suspended first-round play at The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club for four hours and six minutes, Tour officials are weighing the options for play over the weekend and just finishing the first leg of the FedExCup playoffs.

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Aug
24
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Equipment

Mickelson: Oh no, not another four-footer!

Winners at the last three PGA Tour events have used non-traditional putters, renewing the debate on whether or not the USGA and R&A should ban them. Last Sunday Webb Simpson earned his first victory using a belly putter. The week before, rookie Keegan Bradley won the PGA Championship while also wielding a belly, making him the first to capture a major with a long putter. And the week prior to that, Adam Scott used a broomstick putter anchored to his chest to win the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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