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Barclays set for Bethpage Black Aug. 23-26

         The Barclays, the first event in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs, will begin on Thursday, August 23 and run through Sunday, August 26, at Bethpage Black, the Tour announced today.

 

           It has been known for quite some time that the Black Course will be in the rotation for...

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Harrington still says, `Give me Liberty!'

Padraig Harrington was one of the few pros who actually liked and endorsed Liberty National as the venue for The Barclays two years ago, and he has not backed off that feeling. He said after he shot 4-under par 67 at Plainfield Country Club Friday that the controversial course within view of the Statue of Liberty would make a good permanent home for the tournament.          ...

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Barclays officially a 54-hole event

EDISON, N.J.—The Barclays will be a 54-hole tournament this year, ending on Saturday, and early on Saturday at that.             PGA Tour officials announced Friday afternoon that, because of Hurricane Irene’s approach, tee times for the third round will be moved up significantly Saturday, with the hope of getting at least the third...

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Couples makes it official: Tiger's on team

Tiger Woods on the 14th hole during

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Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler and others here at The Barclays who aren’t automatically on the U.S. Presidents Cup team are shooting at only one open wild card spot. Fred Couples has two captains picks and he announced Thursday that he already has decided on one of them. Tiger Woods has been told he’s on the team.

Couples, who won the Senior Players championship at Westchester Country...

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Bethpage, here he comes. McIlroy leans to PGA Tour

            AKRON, OHIO—Rory McIlroy was only joking during the awards ceremony at the U.S. Open when he said he liked it so much on this side of the pond that he might move here. Or was he?            The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland said, in response to a question toward the...

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Barclays coming to Black in 2012, sources say

 

         Newsday's Albany bureau has confirmed, through sources, that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration has reached agreement to bring the Barclays--the first leg of the PGA Tour's season ending playoffs--to Bethpage Black in 2012 and in 2016.

          This will mark a return of pro golf...

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PGA Tour rescinds `Furyk rule'

 

      In a wise move, the PGA Tour just announced that it has rescinded the rule that knocked Jim Furyk out of The Barclays last week for oversleeping past his tee time for the pro-am. Commissioner Tim Finchem just announced, that effective immediately, a player who misses the start of the pro-am will be required to play whatever part of the pro-am round...

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Big day for Luke Donald, Ryder Cupper

Luke Donald of England started round 4 of The Barclays here in Paramus, N.J.. He made birdies on the first six holes and added another on No. 9. And that wasn't the half of it.

He was named by captain Colin Montgomerie to Europe's Ryder Cup team, along with fellow captains picks Padraig Harrington and Edoardo Molinari. The latter forced Monty's hand by winning the European Tour's Johnnie...

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Tiger caught between old, new swings

 

      Tiger Woods said that he was caught in transition with that duck hook off the first tee, the shot that went out of bounds, led to a triple-bogey 7 and took the air out of The Barclays.

        He is working with coach Sean Foley on developing a new swing, which has worked well this week and had him in the lead...

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Tiger's off, and off line

Tiger Woods just teed off on No. 1 to an enthusistic welcome. People were all excited when he struck his tree wood, then let a collective grown when the ball sailed way left. Not sure where it went, but he did reload after Heath Slocum hit his tee shot...

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