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  1. Billy Horschel beats Jason Day in playoff to win Byron Nelson

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    IRVING, Texas — Billy Horschel had missed four straight cuts when he arrived at TPC Four Seasons, a course he was never particularly fond of.

    Billy Horschel is awarded the tournament trophy by Peggy Nelson, widow of Byron Nelson, after his playoff victory over Jason Day.
  2. James Hahn shoots 64 to take lead at Byron Nelson

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    IRVING, Texas — James Hahn knows how close he came to making a couple of more putts down the stretch in the third round of the Byron Nelson. He still did enough to take the lead.

    Despite coming within inches of eagle on 16 and birdie on 17, James Hahn shoots bogey-free 64 for a one-stroke lead.
  3. Jason Kokrak takes lead at Byron Nelson; Jordan Spieth misses cut

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    IRVING, Texas — While big-hitting Jason Kokrak has a Byron Nelson record five-stroke lead through 36 holes, he knows that is only halfway with plenty of other players who could make a weekend charge.

    IRVING, TX - MAY 19:  Jordan Spieth plays his shot from the 15th tee during Round Two of the AT&T Byron Nelson at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas on May 19, 2017 in Irving, Texas.  (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) 686974529
  4. Rats! Late score sidetracks Koepka at PGA's Byron Nelson

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    IRVING, Texas — Brooks Koepka leaned in for a closer look at his ball buried in deep rough when a critter he couldn't identify caused him to jump back with a bit of a startled look.

  5. Si Woo Kim becomes youngest Players Championship winner

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH — Si Woo Kim became the youngest winner of the Players Championship with a game and nerves well beyond his 21 years.

    Si Woo Kim, playing his shot on No. 17 toward the island green,  says he wasn’t nervous during the final round because of his win last year in the Wyndham Championship, his first PGA Tour victory. The Players is his second.
  6. A hush over punishments on PGA Tour leads only to whispers

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH — As a 9-year-old, Jay Monahan engaged in conduct unbecoming of a gentleman golfer, pouting and overreacting to poor shots during a competitive round. After he came off the course, his father's mother, Anne, known affectionately as Granny Annie, waited until they were alone and then delivered a …

  7. J.B. Holmes, Kyle Stanley tied for Players Championship lead

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH — The only bogey J.B. Holmes made Saturday could have been a lot worse, and he pieced together a 2-under 70 in strong wind on a punishing course to share the lead with Kyle Stanley going into today's final round of the Players Championship.

    J.B. Holmes has just one bogey in his round of 2-under 70 and is tied for the lead after three rounds at 9-under 207. “It was an adventurous day, for sure,” he says. “Made a few shots harder than it needed to be.”
  8. Louis Oosthuizen, Kyle Stanley tied for Players Championship lead

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH — As conditions toughened, Louis Oosthuizen and Kyle Stanley played even better.

    Louis Oosthuizen, a major winner who is winless in the United States, shares the lead after a bogey-free round of 6-under 66.
  9. More than his green jacket, Sergio Garcia says his fiancee is what makes his life complete

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH — Sergio Garcia was warming up Thursday for his first competitive round since his victory at the Masters last month. Setting up at the very end of the range, closest to TPC Sawgrass practice greens, Garcia took longer than usual to get through the clubs in his bag, through no fault of his own.

  10. Golf's next big thing has already arrived

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH — A year ago, after Keith Sbarbaro finished a club fitting with then-Arizona State senior Jon Rahm and his coach, Tim Mickelson, Sbarbaro sat behind the wheel of his car ticking off the players he could think of who were better than Rahm. He did not get past the fingers on one hand.

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DREAM 18

 

Wouldn't it be great to play a course made up of the best holes from our top area courses? We gave it a shot. It's called the Dream 18. Get an up-close view through a multimedia report featuring photos and descriptions of each hole as well as audio from Times staff writer Rodney Page.