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Sep 10, 2014

‘Worn down’ Furyk stays consistent during busy run

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Playing consistently good tournament golf has allowed “worn down” Jim Furyk to cut back on his practice time in a bid to conserve mental energy during the most hectic stretch of the 2013-14 PGA Tour season.

In Thursday’s opening round of the Tour Championship finale at East Lake Golf Club, Furyk will tee off in his eighth event in a dizzy nine-week run on the U.S. circuit and readily admits that he is feeling a little fatigued.

Sep 10, 2014

Rose close to ‘a great year’ after two 2014 wins

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Tournament wins on both sides of the Atlantic have made 2014 “a good year” for world number five Justin Rose, who says a slightly better showing in the majors would have transformed his campaign into a great one.

For the most part, the Englishman was happy with his performances in golf’s four grand slams where he pinpointed his only blemishes as slow starts at the Masters and U.S. Open, along with an occasional putting lapse.

Sep 10, 2014

Justin Rose close to “a great year” after two 2014 wins

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Tournament wins on both sides of the Atlantic have made 2014 “a good year” for world number five Justin Rose, who says a slightly better showing in the majors would have transformed his campaign into a great one.

For the most part, the Englishman was happy with his performances in golf’s four grand slams where he pinpointed his only blemishes as slow starts at the Masters and U.S. Open, along with an occasional putting lapse.

Sep 10, 2014

Golf-Rose close to “a great year” after two 2014 wins

ATLANTA, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Tournament wins on both sides of the Atlantic have made 2014 “a good year” for world number five Justin Rose, who says a slightly better showing in the majors would have transformed his campaign into a great one.

For the most part, the Englishman was happy with his performances in golf’s four grand slams where he pinpointed his only blemishes as slow starts at the Masters and U.S. Open, along with an occasional putting lapse.

Sep 10, 2014

‘Incredible’ Atlanta homecoming for FedExCup leader Kirk

ATLANTA (Reuters) – American Chris Kirk could not have scripted it any better as he heads into this week’s Tour Championship finale atop the FedExCup standings, in prime position to clinch overall playoff honors in his home town.

The 29-year-old Atlanta native won his second PGA Tour title of the season at the best possible time, clinching the second of four playoff events earlier this month to vault to the top of the FedExCup point list.

Sep 10, 2014

FedExCup title the lure for McIlroy, not $10 million

ATLANTA (Reuters) – While the prospect of earning a $10 million bonus after this week’s Tour Championship finale is tantalizing, Rory McIlroy says he is much more motivated by the chance to win the PGA Tour’s FedExCup trophy for the first time.

The Northern Irish world number one has already enjoyed a brilliant 2014 campaign, clinching two major titles among four wins worldwide, and has now set his sights on claiming playoff honors on the U.S. circuit after a season-long race.

Sep 9, 2014

Lofty playoff ranking gives Bubba East Lake boost

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Bubba Watson has never been a great fan of East Lake Golf Club but he is excited to be at the iconic venue for this week’s Tour Championship where he carries his highest ever FedExCup ranking into the PGA Tour finale.

Though the long-hitting American has not always thrived at East Lake because of its tight fairways and clinging rough, he is in an ideal position to clinch FedExCup playoff honors and the eye-popping $10 million bonus that comes with it.

Sep 9, 2014

Faldo wins Payne Stewart Award for impact on game

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Former world number one Nick Faldo, a six-times major champion whose Faldo Series has given a huge boost to junior golf worldwide, was named the recipient of the 2014 Payne Stewart Award on Tuesday.

The honor is given annually to a player sharing Stewart’s respect for the traditions of the game and his commitment to uphold golf’s heritage of charitable support.

Sep 9, 2014

Hoffmann’s ‘dream’ playoff run takes him to East Lake

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Little-known American Morgan Hoffmann is still pinching himself over a “dream come true”, having qualified for this week’s Tour Championship finale at East Lake Golf Club in stunningly unique fashion.

In just his second season on the PGA Tour, Hoffmann became the first player ever to book his place in the elite field of 30 for the fourth and final FedExCup playoff event after being outside the ‘cutline’ in the previous three.

Sep 8, 2014

Mayweather prepares for ‘dirty’ Maidana re-match

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Undefeated welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he expects Argentina’s Marcos Maidana to be “once again extremely dirty and wild” in their heavily anticipated re-match in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Mayweather improved his perfect professional record to 46-0 with a majority decision victory when they first clashed in the ring on May 4, a fight in which the American felt the Argentine did “a little bit of everything.”