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Sep 2, 2013

Rookie Spieth sends Couples a presidential message

NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Rookie of the Year favorite Jordan Spieth sent United States Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples a timely reminder of his form with a superb, closing 62 at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday.

The 20-year-old Texan has emerged as a strong candidate to be named as one of Couples’ two captain’s picks for the October 3-6 showdown with the Internationals at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

Sep 2, 2013

49ers QB Kaepernick faces a defining year

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – After unexpectedly leading the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance with some spectacular performances, quarterback Colin Kaepernick faces the challenge of proving he can deliver the goods for a full NFL season.

A year ago, the strong-armed quarterback was preparing for a second season as the backup in San Francisco but an injury to incumbent starter Alex Smith midway through the campaign offered him a chance to prove himself.

Sep 2, 2013

With playoff beard, DeLaet enjoying finest form

NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Canada’s Graham DeLaet is following the ice hockey tradition of not shaving during the playoffs and the superstition appears to be working after he shot the week’s best round so far at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Sunday.

DeLaet’s nine-under 62 at TPC Boston, coming after he bogeyed the first hole, left him at 16-under par for the tournament, just three strokes behind leader Sergio Garcia.

Sep 2, 2013

Garcia in charge at damp Deutsche Bank Championship

NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – With birdies galore at a damp TPC Boston on Sunday, overnight leader Sergio Garcia shot a fine six-under 65 to hold a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Swede Henrik Stenson’s 66 took him within two shots of Garcia while Canada’s Graham DeLaet produced a sparkling nine-under 62 to sit one further adrift along with American Steve Stricker (63).

Sep 1, 2013

Garcia sets pace at wet TPC Boston

NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Spain’s Sergio Garcia held a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship on Sunday after a fine six-under par 65 at a wet TPC Boston.

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson’s 66 took him within two shots of Garcia while Canada’s Graham DeLaet produced a sparkling, nine-under round of 62 to sit three strokes behind Garcia along with American Steve Stricker (63).

Sep 1, 2013

Mickelson still in hunt despite ‘losing it’ on back nine

NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Phil Mickelson conceded he “lost it” during the back nine at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Saturday but was delighted that he managed to use his famous recovery skills to stay in the hunt.

The joint overnight leader after producing an eight-under par 63 on Friday, Mickelson shot an even par 71 in the third round on Saturday thanks to birdies at the final two holes.

Aug 31, 2013

Patriots cut Tebow, who vows to fight on for pro job

NORTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) – The New England Patriots cut quarterback Tim Tebow from their roster on Saturday throwing serious doubt over the former college star’s future in the professional game.

Tebow, joined the Patriots this off-season after he was released by the New York Jets where he spent last year as a rarely used back-up to Mark Sanchez.

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.

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