• Thomas strengthens grip on Player of the Year
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    Thomas strengthens grip on Player of the Year

    ATLANTA – Clarity hasn’t exactly set in for the PGA Tour, but there are a few elements that are coming into focus. Although Justin Thomas still needs two more solid rounds at the Tour Championship to put the finishing touches on what has already been a career season, his second-round 66 moved him into a share of the lead with Paul Casey and Webb Simpson. It also brought the Jack Nicklaus Award one step closer to the PGA champion. Prior to the playoffs, most players said Thomas was the favorite to win the Tour’s Player of the Year Award – which is voted on by the players – unless something dramatic happened in the postseason. The rough translation was: If either Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson or

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    Tiger Woods hitting 60-yard shots, still no timetable for return

    Tiger Woods still isn't hitting full golf shots and doesn't have a timetable for his return to competitive golf, but other aspects of his attempted comeback from a fourth back surgery sound more optimistic, according to a Friday morning post on his personal website. "I'm starting to hit the ball a little further -- 60-yard shots. I have not taken a full swing since my back fusion surgery last April, but continue to chip and putt every day," Woods wrote. "I'm working out six days a week, alternating between the treadmill, bike riding, swimming and lifting twice a day. My muscle tone is coming back, but I'm not in golf shape yet. That's going to take time." He revealed that an impending six-month

  • Rose rebounds from injury with Friday 66
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    Rose rebounds from injury with Friday 66

    ATLANTA – Justin Rose awoke Wednesday morning with an aching left shoulder and figured he must have slept on it wrong. When he woke on Thursday for Round 1 at the Tour Championship his level of concern elevated dramatically. “For some reason it got really bad overnight Wednesday and woke up just really struggling Thursday morning,” said Rose, who opened with a 2-under 68. “My whole team worked really hard around me to rally, just kind of sucked it up yesterday and got through the day, weathered the storm.” Rose, who primarily teed off with his 3-wood on Thursday to limit the strain on his shoulder, said he felt better on Friday for the second round and his score reflected that improvement. The