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Jordan Spieth wins Travelers, joins Tiger Woods territory

By Pat Eaton-Robb The Associated Press|

Jordan Spieth birdies 18th to keep Travelers lead

Jordan Spieth continues to play just a little better than anyone else at the PGA’s Travelers Championship. The 23-year-old Texan closed with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 4-under 66 on Saturday, giving him a one-stroke lead for the third st...

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    SAN BERNARDINO >> Anthony Perea birdied each of the three sudden-death playoff holes and overcame a two-shot deficit on the 18th hole to beat Matthew Sandoval and win the 47th Annual San Bernardino County Amateur Golf Championship on Monday. It happened to be the fifth time in the tournament’s history that the result was decided by playoff. Perea won it after finishing second each of the last two years. Sandoval led Perea by a shot heading into the final round at San...

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    Matthew Sandoval leads Anthony Perea in San Bernardino County Am

    SAN BERNARDINO >> Just like in the past couple of San Bernardino County Amateur Championship tournaments, Anthony Perea finds himself again in contention heading into the final round. During the second round on Sunday, Perea shot an even-par 72 at Arrowhead Country Club to put him a shot back of leader Matthew Sandoval. It’s the third year in a row that Perea earned a spot into the final-round foursome of the tournament, which concludes Monday at San Bernardino Golf...

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    APPLE VALLEY >> Had Victorville’s Brock Lynch not double-bogeyed the par-5 18th hole at Apple Valley Golf Course on Saturday, he would’ve been the San Bernardino County Amateur Golf Championship leader after the first round of the 54-hole event. Still, the first-round lead remained in the family, as his son Jake Lynch shot an even-par 71. Brock Lynch (72) is one shot back in a tie for second with Matthew Sandoval (72), a University of Redlands...

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    Webb Simpson shot a 3-under 67 on Saturday to break out of a crowd and take the third-round lead at the Colonial at Fort Worth, Texas. At 9-under 201, Simpson was two strokes ahead of Danny Lee and Paul Casey after both of them made long birdie putts at the 18th hole. Stewart Cink and Kevin Kisner were three strokes off the lead. Part of a four-way tie for the 36-hole lead, Simpson went ahead alone to stay after consecutive birdies to start his back nine. He made a 6-foot...

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    Jason Kokrak shot a bogey-free 8-under 62 Friday for a record five-stroke lead after two rounds at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Irving, Texas, where local favorite Jordan Spieth missed the cut for the first time at the tournament where he made his debut as a 16-year-old high school junior. Kokrak, the 128th-ranked player in the world, matched the Nelson’s 36-hole record at 12 under after his career-best scoring round, and no one has ever had a bigger lead there after two...

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    J.B. Holmes, Kyle Stanley share Players Championship lead

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. >> The only bogey J.B. Holmes made Saturday could have been a lot worse, and he pieced together a 2-under 70 in strong wind on a punishing course to share the lead with Kyle Stanley going into the final round of The Players Championship. Holmes hit his tee shot so far to the right on the 14th hole that it went into the water on the 12th hole. He hit a blind shot from 230 yards into the wind to a bunker and managed to get up-and-down to limit the damage,...

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    Hughes, McGirt share The Players Championship lead

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