• Celebrating the differences of Spieth, Weekley at Travelers
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    Celebrating the differences of Spieth, Weekley at Travelers

    CROMWELL, Conn. -- One of the players in Sunday's final pairing at the Travelers Championship is among the most recognizable faces in the game today. The other looks like he just fell off a fishing boat. One of them is seeking his 10th career victory before the age of 24, a mark only preceded by a single player -- Tiger Woods. The other is 43 and seeking his first top-25 finish of this season. One of them is nicknamed Golden Boy. The other is a good ol' boy. The juxtaposition between Jordan Spieth, who leads at 12 under, and Boo Weekley, who's 1 shot further back, is wide enough for the nearby Connecticut River to run through it. From their pedigrees to their physical appearances to even how

  • In contention again, Reed preaches patience
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    In contention again, Reed preaches patience

    CROMWELL, Conn. – For the third time in his last seven events, Patrick Reed enters the weekend at a PGA Tour event in contention for his first victory of the 2016-17 season. Now comes the hard part – staying patient. Reed – who was three shots back through 36 holes at the Wells Fargo Championship and a shot back after two rounds at the Zurich Classic – trails Ryder Cup partner Jordan Spieth by a shot after a second-round 66 at TPC River Highlands. Although Reed is having one of his most consistent seasons with eight top-25 finishes and just three missed cuts in 20 starts, his best finish is a 10th-place showing at the SBS Tournament of Champions to start the year. “I think the biggest thing is

  • Lahiri (73-63) extols virtues of meditation
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    Lahiri (73-63) extols virtues of meditation

    CROMWELL, Conn. – Anirban Lahiri has covered the emotional spectrum this week at the Travelers Championship, following his opening 73 with a 63 on Friday that moved him to 4 under par. For most players, those kinds of swings can be difficult. But then Lahiri isn’t most players. Following his runner-up finish at the Memorial a few weeks ago, Lahiri spent 12 days at the Dhamma Dhara Vipassana Meditation Center in Shelburne Falls, Mass. For nine of those days, he did not speak. “You go to the center for 10 days, you switch your phones off. There is no TV, you're not allowed to read,” said Lahiri, who has gone through the Vipassana program three times since 2004. “You're meditating. You're not allowed