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Aug 31, 2013

Golf-Garcia grabs Deutsche Bank lead with 64

NORTON, Massachusetts, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Spain’s Sergio Garcia held a one-stroke lead from American Roberto Castro and Sweden’s Henrik Stenson after the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship on Saturday.

Garcia, only playing in the tournament because he risked missing the next cut in the FedExCup playoffs, eagled the 18th hole to complete an impressive seven-under-par round of 64, leaving him at 13-under for the tournament.

Aug 31, 2013

Brian Davis shines after painful Chinese take-away

NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Brian Davis grabbed a share of the lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday and revealed he had been battling a painful foot injury gained after a slip-up with a Chinese take-away.

The Briton produced an outstanding, bogey-free, eight-under par round of 63 at TPC Boston to join American Phil Mickelson at the top of the overnight leaderboard.

Aug 31, 2013

Mickelson flirts with 59, shares Deutsche Bank lead

NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – A red-hot Phil Mickelson fired a brilliant front-nine 28 on Friday that gave him a share of the first-round lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday.

Mickelson started early on the 10th tee and went a sizzling seven-under through his opening nine holes as he quickly showed how easy scoring could be on the soft greens at the TPC Boston before closing with an eight-under par 63.

Aug 30, 2013

Davis shines after painful Chinese take-away

NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Brian Davis grabbed a share of the lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday and revealed he had been battling a painful foot injury gained after a slip-up with a Chinese take-away.

The Briton produced an outstanding, bogey-free, eight-under par round of 63 at TPC Boston to join American Phil Mickelson at the top of the overnight leaderboard.

Aug 30, 2013

On-fire Mickelson has eye on Player of the Year award

NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Phil Mickelson, fresh off a solid start at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday, said he has his sights on the PGA Tour Player of the Year award but knows a FedExCup title is needed to reach that goal.

World number three Mickelson, who won his fifth major crown at the British Open in July, made a glorious start to the second event of the lucrative FedExCup playoffs, reaching the turn at seven-under after starting on the 10th tee.

Aug 30, 2013

Back pain eases but Woods can’t keep pace with Mickelson

NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Tiger Woods appeared untroubled by recent back pains but was disappointed with a three-under par round 68 on a low scoring day at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Friday.

Woods, the FedExCup leader, was playing in the same group as leader Phil Mickelson, who shot a superb eight-under 63 after making seven birdies on his front nine.

Aug 30, 2013

Mickelson claims clubhouse lead at Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – American Phil Mickelson grabbed the early clubhouse lead at the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday after shooting an eight-under 63 at the TPC Boston.

Mickelson, who started on the 10th tee, shot a sizzling seven-under 28 over his opening nine holes and finished with a one-shot lead over compatriot Kevin Stadler in the second event of the lucrative FedExCup playoffs.

Aug 29, 2013

Top trio have eyes on $10 million playoff prize

NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – The world’s top three golfers tee off together on Friday as the second FedExCup playoff event, the Deutsche Bank Championship, gets under way with scores of other players still in the hunt for the $10 million jackpot.

World number one Tiger Woods, nursing a back injury that left him in agony during Sunday’s final round at The Barclays, heads the FedExCup point standings and has been grouped with second-ranked Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson (third).

Aug 29, 2013

Donovan returns to U.S.’s World Cup qualifying campaign

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – United States forward Landon Donovan has returned to their World Cup qualifying campaign after being named in a 23-man squad for September’s qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico.

The U.S.’s all-time top scorer missed the matches against those opponents in March while he took an extended break from the game and was left out of later squads by Juergen Klinsmann.

Aug 29, 2013

Soccer-Donovan returns to U.S.’s World Cup qualifying campaign

Aug 29 (Reuters) – United States forward Landon Donovan has returned to their World Cup qualifying campaign after being named in a 23-man squad for September’s qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico.

The U.S.’s all-time top scorer missed the matches against those opponents in March while he took an extended break from the game and was left out of later squads by Juergen Klinsmann.

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