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Thomas shoots course-record 61 at BMW

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MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) Winless over the last 12 months, Justin Thomas knew he was playing well and he was due for a low round.

Saturday at the BMW Championship was more than he might have imagined.

Thomas smashed the course record at Medinah with an 11-under 61 that gave him a six-shot lead over Patrick Cantlay and Tony Finau.

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Former champ Pieters leads Czech Masters

VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) Thomas Pieters birdied the final hole to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Czech Masters on Saturday.

Two shots off the lead after the second round, the Belgian golfer had a strong start on the front nine. He recovered from a bogey on the third hole with four straight birdies and added an eagle on the par-5 9th to top the leaderboard. Read More...

Barron leads suspended Champions

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) Monday qualifier Doug Barron had a one-stroke lead in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open when lightning forced the suspension of play late in the second round Saturday.

Making his second PGA Tour Champions start after turning 50 last month, Barron was 10 under for the tournament playing the par-4 15th when play was stopped at En Joie Golf Club. Read More...

Augenstein, Ogletree in US Amateur final

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) Andy Ogletree took a peek at the bracket before the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals and made a prediction to his caddie: He would face John Augenstein in the final.

He was right. Read More...

Poulter very much at home at Medinah

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) Ian Poulter walked into the Medinah clubhouse to register for the BMW Championship and immediately felt at home.

On the walls leading to the locker room were photos of great moments in Medinah history, a course in the Chicago suburbs that has hosted the U.S. Open three times, the PGA Championship twice and the Ryder Cup. Read More...

Pettersen handed Solheim wild card spot

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) Norway's Suzann Pettersen was given a Solheim Cup wild card Monday despite having played just two tournaments since November 2017.

Pettersen will make her ninth appearance in the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles next month. She was originally appointed one of European captain Catriona Matthew's vice-captains. Read More...

Reed rallies to win FedEx Cup opener

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) The harder he worked, the farther Patrick Reed felt he was falling behind. That's when the people around him sought drastic measures by making him leave his golf clubs alone for 10 whole days.

Recharged from his pre-summer break, Reed finally found the result he was looking for Sunday in The Northern Trust, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Read More...