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Aug
24
2014

After Hunter Mahan rolled in a delicate 10-footer to save bogey on the 18th hole, he smiled out of both relief and joy. The putt sealed his two-stroke victory over Jason Day, Cameron Tringale and Stuart Appleby at The Barclays, the first of four legs of the FedExCup Playoffs — it was also his first win since 2012.

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Aug
22
2014
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Ernie Els hasn’t had the best season of his career — not by a long shot, but he feels like his game is finally taking a turn for the better. He’s been enduring some growing pains following a couple of changes. There’s been the equipment switch from Callaway to Adams. He’s back to using the short putter after a couple-year dalliance with the belly putter. He’s also been enduring a nagging injury to his back and ribs due to the wear of tear of too much practicing and playing.

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Aug
21
2014

Hunter Mahan has a lot to play for right now — he’s currently tied for the lead at The Barclays (with half the field still out on the course), the first of four legs of the FedExCup Playoffs, after firing a five-under 66 in the first round. Coming into the week, he’s ranked no. 62 in the points standings and he’s hoping to do some moving over the next three events and make the top 30 to qualify for the season-ending Tour Championship.

Then, there’s the Ryder Cup — the top 9 automatic berths have already been set, but there’s still one way to make the team of 12. With U.S. Captain Tom Watson pondering his three captain’s picks, which will be announced September 2, Mahan is looking to impress him in the next two events.

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Aug
20
2014

 

The FedEx Cup playoffs create turmoil, and players who have had mediocre/bad seasons can turn it around with wins and high finishes. For example, the 2,500 points awarded to the winner at the Barclays would most likely bump no. 125, Robert Allenby, into the top-5 of the FedEx Cup standings.

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Aug
20
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under FedEx Cup

 

Rory McIlroy’s great play is garnering a lot of attention, but the interest factor is multiplied when Tiger Woods is around. That is exactly why their appearance on The Tonight Show was a hit, and why their Ice Bucket Challenge video was awesome too.

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Aug
29
2010
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Aside from Matt Kuchar’s phenomenal approach shot from the left rough into the first playoff hole — the one that rolled up to the very edge of the green and then curving around and back down to stop within two feet of the hole — my favorite moment was watching his son Cameron congratulate dad.

I was standing near the front of the green when I saw the two-year-old dodder up the green, slowly at first, but as he got closer to dad, he quickened his pace and eventually ran into his arms. It was one of those moments that I wished I had a camera (even just my point-and-shoot one). But I nudged photographer Allan Henry, who was standing next to me, so he could capture the Kodak moment.

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Aug
28
2010
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

All was going well in Tiger Woods on Friday at The Barclays. He shot two-under 34 on his first nine (he started on No. 10). And then the second hole (his 11th) happened. Some photographer, who obviously had never covered golf before, started snapping at an inopportune time.

“The photographer took a photo on my downswing,” Woods said after his round. “Luckily I flinched. I went back on it and threw the club down at the same time to hopefully make contact. Luckily I didn’t fat it or blade it, but he timed it well.”

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