• Match recaps: U.S. leads 10 1/2 to 5 1/2 on Day 2
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    Match recaps: U.S. leads 10 1/2 to 5 1/2 on Day 2

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The U.S. and Europe split their morning foursomes on Day 2, and then the U.S. dominated afternoon fourballs for a commanding 10 1/2 to 5 1/2 lead. Here's a recap of the matches so far. Day 2 afternoon fourballs: U.S. 3, Europe 1 MATCH 13: Brittany Lang-Brittany Lincicome (U.S.) def. Carlota Ciganda-Mel Reid (Europe), 2 up: Easily the best match of the week and one that Europe did well to get to the 18th hole. Lincicome started with six straight birdies and made 10 in the first 15 holes. Lang dunked a wedge for eagle on the seventh hole. Europe was 10 under, and lost. MATCH 14: Jodi Ewart Shadoff-Anna Nordqvist (Europe) def. Lizette Salas-Angel Yin (U.S.), 4 and 2: The

  • Rory McIlroy to play in The Northern Trust next week
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    Rory McIlroy to play in The Northern Trust next week

    There is golf left on Rory McIlroy’s 2017 calendar, after all. McIlory will play in next week’s FedEx Cup playoff opener, The Northern Trust, in Old Westbury, N.Y., in spite of his on-going injuries, The (UK) Telegraph reported Friday. McIlory, No. 4 in the world, said Sunday he may not play again until next year because of the on-going injuries he’s dealt with this season. It started with a rib fracture at the start of the year which led to back issues. However, after meeting with fitness adviser Steve McGregor in Belfast this week, the 28-year-old Northern Irishman has decided to play on and defend the FedEx crown, The Telegraph reported.

  • TMI? Lincicome may get six-birdie surprise
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    TMI? Lincicome may get six-birdie surprise

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Brittany Lincicome was on a roll, on and off the golf course. She birdied the first six holes in her fourball match with Brittany Lang against Carlota Ciganda and Mel Reid and ended up making 10 birdies in the first 15 holes. Yes, the U.S. won the match, but the Europeans still took them to the 18th hole. Afterward, with a vodka-cranberry drink planted firmly in hand, Lincicome went through her round, although she left it to Lang to remember the lengths of each of Lincicome’s six consecutive birdie putts. Lincicome couldn’t remember a time in her career when she’s ever made that many birdies in a row. “I feel like maybe four or five, but never six,” she said. “Like, six