The renewal of Tiger Woods was not only good for him, but good for the sport as well.
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Four back operations derailed Woods’s career, but he returned to the PGA Tour this season and at 42 staged one of the more remarkable comebacks in sports history, winning the Tour Championship.
At the 18th hole, fans were everywhere as Woods walked down the fairway. The chants for him were everywhere, too.
Woods, who has not won in five years, heads to Sunday’s final round with a three-stroke lead over Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy.
Woods shot a two-under-par 68 to finish the day seven under for the tournament, sharing the lead with Justin Rose, the world No. 1.
Woods, who is seeking his first PGA Tour victory since 2013, and Rickie Fowler both shot five-under-par 65 on the opening day of the FedEx Cup playoff finale.
Celia Barquín Arozamena, 22, was stabbed to death while playing golf. The suspect had spoken of “an urge to rape and kill a woman,” an acquaintance said.
The second edition of the event will bring top-flight tennis to Chicago this year after its debut in Prague in 2017.
Before Sunday, Stanford, 40, had finished in the top 10 at a major 13 times without a victory.
Olson, who shot a six-under 65 for the second straight day, is trying to become the first United States player to win a women’s major this year.
A rookie playing in only her second major tournament, Torres shared the lead with three players, while Sung Hyun Park, the world No. 1, missed the cut.
Torres, a rookie who is the first player from Puerto Rico with a full L.P.G.A. card, had an eagle to help offset two bogeys in the opening round of the Evian, the tour’s fifth major tournament.
Now in its sixth year as the L.P.G.A.’s fifth major championship, the tournament in France has a very competitive field.
The L.P.G.A. commissioner realizes moving the tournament to September had been a mistake because of the rain and less daylight. Now it’ll move back to July.
It was once dominated by players like Annika Sorenstam, but the field is so strong now that no one golfer can be called a front-runner.
Webb, who is skipping the Evian Championship to accept an award from Australia, says the effects of the game’s stress have lingered.
On most weeks, in most tournaments, very little separates Sung Hyun Park and So Yeon Ryu.
Keegan Bradley won the BMW Championship in a playoff after pulling away from an early charge by Woods, who finished sixth.
Rose, trying to take over the top ranking for the first time, has a one-shot advantage over Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele.
Tiger Woods is back. But is he back like before?