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Starry field for WGC-HSBC Champions
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Starry field for WGC-HSBC Champions

Sep 17 2013, 9:55am CDT | by IANS

Shanghai, Sep 17 (IANS) WGC-HSBC Champions is set to reinforce its reputation as Asia's Major with the announcement of the highest quality field of golfers ever assembled.

Shanghai, Sep 17 — WGC-HSBC Champions is set to reinforce its reputation as Asia's Major with the announcement of the highest quality field of golfers ever assembled. More than 40 of the world's top...

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Starry field for WGC-HSBC Champions

Sep 17 2013, 9:55am CDT | by IANS

Shanghai, Sep 17 (IANS) WGC-HSBC Champions is set to reinforce its reputation as Asia's Major with the announcement of the highest quality field of golfers ever assembled.

Shanghai, Sep 17 — WGC-HSBC Champions is set to reinforce its reputation as Asia's Major with the announcement of the highest quality field of golfers ever assembled.

More than 40 of the world's top 50 players, including three current Major champions, are scheduled to line up for the $8.5 million showpiece at the Sheshan International Golf Club from Oct 31 to Nov 3.

Leading the way are US Open champion Justin Rose, Open champion Phil Mickelson, USPGA champion Jason Dufner, World No.4 Rory McIlroy, defending champion Ian Poulter and in-form World No.6 Henrik Stenson.

The 78-man field will also include World No.8 and two-time winner on the 2013 PGA Tour Brandt Snedeker, former World No.1 Luke Donald and 2010 US Open champion and World No.9 Graeme McDowell, a multiple winner on both the US PGA and European Tour this season.

Playing for an increased prize fund in the recently elevated WGC-HSBC Champions, there will be more at stake as the golfers compete in the fourth and final World Golf Championships of 2013.

For the first time, the HSBC Champions will become part of the PGA Tour's FedExCup schedule with money earned counting as official money on the PGA Tour, and the winner earning a three-year exemption on the PGA Tour.

The HSBC Champions will also award full FedExCup points, plus the 10 percent premium awarded by all World Golf Championships compared to a regular PGA Tour event. With these changes, the HSBC Champions is now in line with the other three World Golf Championships played in the United States and is also a key part of the European Tour's Final Series.

The WGC-HSBC Champions returns to Shanghai after taking place at Mission Hills last year after seven editions here.

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Curry, U.S. pull away to beat Puerto Rico

Aug 22 2014 8:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Stephen Curry scored 17 points and the U.S. national team pulled away in the second half to beat Puerto Rico 112-86 on Friday night in its final home exhibition game before the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Derrick Rose came off the bench for the Americans, who used 12 of their 16 players and are expected to cut at least a couple of them on Saturday before departing for Spain. They will play a final exhibition gam ...
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Curry, U.S. pull away to beat Puerto Rico

Aug 22 2014 8:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Stephen Curry scored 17 points and the U.S. national team pulled away in the second half to beat Puerto Rico 112-86 on Friday night in its final home exhibition game before the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Derrick Rose came off the bench for the Americans, who used 12 of their 16 players and are expected to cut at least a couple of them on Saturday before departing for Spain. They will play a final exhibi ...
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Aug 22 2014 1:54pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PARAMUS, N.J. — Brendon Todd is keeping his name on the leaderboard at The Barclays and in the conversation as a Ryder Cup pick. Todd, who won his first PGA Tour event earlier this year at the Byron Nelson Championship, made birdie on his last hole Friday for a 2-under 69 to share the early 36-hole lead with Jim Furyk and Kevin Chappell. Furyk had a 69 and Chappell played bogey-free for a 67 to jo ...
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Aug 22 2014 1:54pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PARAMUS, N.J. — Brendon Todd is keeping his name on the leaderboard at The Barclays and in the conversation as a Ryder Cup pick. Todd, who won his first PGA Tour event earlier this year at the Byron Nelson Championship, made birdie on his last hole Friday for a 2-under 69 to share the early 36-hole lead with Jim Furyk and Kevin Chappell. Furyk had a 69 and Chappell played bogey-free for a 67 to join Todd at 7-under 135. British Open and P ...
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Furyk shares lead at Barclays, Hearn six back

Aug 22 2014 1:54pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PARAMUS, N.J. — Brendon Todd is keeping his name on the leaderboard at The Barclays and in the conversation as a Ryder Cup pick. Todd, who won his first PGA Tour event earlier this year at the Byron Nelson Championship, made birdie on his last hole Friday for a 2-under 69 to share the early 36-hole lead with Jim Furyk and Kevin Chappell. Furyk had a 69 and Chappell played bogey-free for a 67 to join Todd at 7-und ...
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The Barclays scores: Bo Van Pelt takes 1st round lead, Phil Mickelson uneven at Ridgewood

Aug 21 2014 5:54pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Several players elbowing for Ryder Cup positions in the next two weeks went low on Thursday at The Barclays, but a late chip-in by Bo Van Pelt puts him on the first round lead. We're off and running in the 2014 FedEx Cup, and Bo Van Pelt is your first round leader at The Barclays. The opener of the PGA Tour's postseason is known for yielding some longshot contenders and winners, and Van Pel ...
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McIlroy cards 74, is 8 behind Barclays leader

Aug 21 2014 1:29pm CDT | Source: ESPN

It has been rare of late to see Rory McIlroy's name anywhere but the top of the leaderboard, but the reigning Open Championship and PGA Championship winner was far from his impressive standard, ...
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Reviewing the viability of a PGA Tour playoff system 8 years into the FedEx Cup

Aug 21 2014 10:37am CDT | Source: SBNation

The FedEx Cup will never have the appeal of the four majors, but eight years into the PGA Tour's postseason, a settled format is put to its biggest test yet during a Tiger-less time of transition in golf. When the FedEx Cup began in 2007, it was met with mixed reaction. Some viewed it as a money-grab for already well-paid sportsmen. The final prize has been $10 million since the beginning. Oth ...
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FedEx Cup 2014: Standings, rules and results

Aug 21 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: SBNation

Here are the current FedEx Cup standings for a loaded postseason field and where we're headed over the next four weeks of the PGA Tour's playoffs. Golf is an individual sport that doesn't lend itself to a natural or traditional postseaosn format, but the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs are now in their eighth year and have settled in nicely to keep our attention after the majors. It's always unenviable competing against the start of the footb ...
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