Henrik Stenson's prior appearances at the Wyndham Championship set the bar pretty low. He missed the cut in 2010 and 2011, followed by a flu-induced withdrawal in 2012. But Stenson is a far different player these days, and that disparity was on full display Thursday when he shot a bogey-free 62 to sit alone in second place, one shot behind Matt Every. "I guess my game is in slightly better shape than it has been some of the other times when I've shown up here," Stenson told reporters. "Couple of the times where I've been here I haven't been playing well at all. Certainly I felt like I would have a better chance this year to do myself justice on here, and I certainly got off to a good start."
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The Solheim Cup will get an extra dose of fireworks this year. The first tee’s boisterous atmosphere, with its patriotic celebrations and creative chanting, will enjoy the added enhancement of playing as a drivable par 4. At 306 yards on the scorecard, the first hole offers a risk-reward opening tee shot. With water all along the left side of the hole, there’s risk going for the green, but there’s also a big reward for good tee shots. “We are going to try to put some hole locations there to make something fun happen,” said LPGA official Dan Maselli. “You will probably see some eagles there, and you might even see a one there.” The first tee shot at a Solheim Cup is always
Less than a week after hinting that he might be done for the remainder of 2017, Rory McIlroy on Friday committed to play next week's Northern Trust, the first leg of the FedExCup Playoffs. McIlroy is the postseason's defending champion, after taking both the Tour Championship and the FedExCup in dramatic fashion last fall. The news that he'll tee it up in the first playoff event is only surprising in light of what he offered following his T-22 finish last Sunday at the PGA Championship. “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” he said, referring to his upcoming schedule. “You might not see me until next year. You might see me in a couple weeks’ time. It really depends.” McIlroy has been hampered