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Bradley starts fast, leads BMW after 64

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) Keegan Bradley hasn't been to the FedEx Cup finale in four years, and he started the BMW Championship on Thursday like he was in a hurry to get back.

Bradley matched a career low with a 29 on the front nine at Wilmington Country Club and finished with a 7-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over Adam Scott.

Bradley is at No. 44 in the FedEx Cup and likely needs a top 10 - he hasn't had one since the U.S. Open - to be among the 30 players who advance to the Tour Championship in Atlanta to chase the $18 million prize.


Jessica Korda ties Euro Tour low with 61

SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) Jessica Korda made three eagles Thursday in an 11-under 61 that equaled a Ladies European Tour record and gave her a five-shot lead after the first round of the Aramco Team Series in Sotogrande.

Korda also added six birdies to go with one bogey-on the par-4 eighth to break the course record at La Reserva Club and equal the lowest round in relation to par on the Ladies European Tour. Read More...

De Jager leads Czech Masters after 64

VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) Louis de Jager shot an 8-under 64 to to equal the course record and take a one-shot lead over two-time champion Thomas Pieters after the opening round of the Czech Masters on Thursday.

Seeking his first European tour title, the South African completed a flawless round with an eighth birdie on the par-4 18th. Read More...

Judge: Jan. 2024 trial for LIV vs. Tour

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Players from Saudi-funded LIV Golf who have filed an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour will be waiting nearly 16 months for the case to go to trial.

U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman on Thursday set the trial for Jan. 8, 2024. Read More...

Report: LIV contract has restrictions

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) A draft contract to play for Saudi-funded LIV Golf includes clauses that require players be available to recruit other players to the league and to get permission before granting exclusive interviews, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

The Journal said it reviewed a draft contract that LIV Golf has offered players, noting it was unclear if terms in the draft are in all contracts or can be negotiated. Read More...

Players meet about bettering PGA Tour

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) Tiger Woods showed up for a private meeting of top PGA Tour players dressed in jeans and a long-sleeved plaid shirt. By the sound of his impact, he might as well have been wearing a Sunday red shirt.

"I think it's pretty apparent that whenever we all get in the room, there's an alpha in there," Rory McIlroy said Wednesday. "And it's not me." Read More...

Bennett, Hagestad reach Amateur quarters

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) Texas A&M senior Sam Bennett won two matches Thursday as the No. 3 amateur in the world moved into the quarterfinals of a U.S. Amateur that already has lost some of its biggest names.

Also moving into the quarterfinals was U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Stewart Hagestad took down the nation's top junior, Ben James, and then won three of the last four holes in a 2-and-1 victory over Hayden Hopewell of Australia. Read More...

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