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Fleetwood two back entering final round in Hong Kong

By Associated PressNovember 25, 2017, 1:32 pm

HONG KONG – S.S.P. Chawrasia shot a 1-under 69 Saturday in the third round for a one-stroke lead at the Hong Kong Open.

The 39-year-old Indian is at 10-under 200 overall at the Hong Kong Golf Club.

Last year's runner-up, Rafa Cabrera Bello, had six birdies, two bogeys and an eagle on the par-4 10th for a 6-under 64. The Spaniard shares second place with Australia's Wade Ormsby (65).

Race to Dubai winner Tommy Fleetwood (66) was two off the pace and tied for fourth with Sweden's Alexander Bjork (67) and Belgian Thomas Detry (66).


Full-field scores from the UBS Hong Kong Open


''I hit good putts that just didn't go in. You know, it was just a really steady round,'' Fleetwood said, adding that a ''nice birdie on the last hole always makes you feel a lot better.''

Former champion Justin Rose (68) is at 5 under, a shot ahead of Masters champion Sergio Garcia (66) who hit five birdies and a bogey.

Chawrasia led by two shots after the second round and said he was glad to hold onto his lead, with another low score needed to take the title.

''I'm happy with the score today, although I definitely left a couple of shots out there. I felt a little extra pressure today which (is) probably why (I) missed a couple of putts ... think I can do something special tomorrow,'' Chawrasia said.

Cabrera Bello lost by a shot in 2016 to Sam Brazel of Australia.

''I think I'm going to be within reach, so I do believe that I can win it for sure,'' Cabrera Bello said. ''I think it would be just a little extra special, the fact that last year I finished runner-up and this year perhaps I could win it.''

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Watch: Highlights from Tiger's second round at East Lake

By Golf Channel DigitalSeptember 21, 2018, 10:05 pm

Tiger Woods will head into the weekend at the Tour Championship with a share of the lead with world No. 1 Justin Rose after a 2-under 68 Friday at East Lake.

Woods started the day off right with a laser at the par-3 second that set up his first birdie of the day.


Woods couldn't keep the momentum going on the front nine, and after a bogey at No. 9 he shot even par. But he started a charge on the back nine with this birdie at No. 12.


After a par at 13, Woods made back-to-back birdies at 14 and 15.


Woods' two-shot lead evaporated quickly after a double bogey at No. 16.


After a par at 17, Woods smoked his drive on the par-5 18th ...

... and it set up a birdie on 18 that gave Woods a 2-under 68 and a share of the lead heading into the weekend.

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Tiger Tracker: Tour Championship

By Tiger TrackerSeptember 21, 2018, 8:02 pm

Tiger Woods is looking to close his season with a win at the Tour Championship. We're tracking him this week at East Lake Golf Club.


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Web.com pro shoots under par despite a 10

By Golf Channel DigitalSeptember 21, 2018, 7:34 pm

We've all been there. We make a big number early in a round, and mentally we pack it in for the day, believing our shot to break 100/90/80 is gone before we've even worked up a sweat.

The next time this happens to you, remember the case of Max Rottluff, who made a 10 - a 10! - on a par 4 early in the first round of the Web.com Tour Finals and found himself 6 over par after only two holes. And he had to hole out from the fringe to keep it to a 10!


Full-field scores from the Web.com Tour Championship


Rottluff, a native of Germany who played collegiately at Arizona State, bore down after that, never dropping another stroke. Not only that, but he made seven birdies - two on the front nine and five on the back - to shoot a 1-under-par 70.

Rottluff started the Web.com Tour Finals in 82nd place, so he has a long way to go to reach the top 25 and earn a PGA Tour card. (He did follow his 70 with a 66 in the second round, so he's headed in the right direction.) He finished 64th on the Web.com Tour's regular-season money list, which guarantees him a full exemption on that tour next year.

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Tiger gets rapper Big Boi's support during opening 65

By Grill Room TeamSeptember 21, 2018, 6:00 pm

Tiger Woods fans everywhere were buzzing during his opening 65 at the Tour Championship, and that includes Atlanta hip-hop legend Big Boi, who was supporting the 14-time major champ from the East Lake gallery.

Perhaps best known as one half of the rap duo "Outkast" along with André 3000, Big Boi played the part of Woods superfan on Thursday, following Tiger around the course and posting videos on Twitter, before eventually stopping for a chat and a few pictures after the round.

Big Boi, who kicked off the Tour Championship with a performance at the event’s opening ceremonies, is hardly the first hip-hop superstar to buddy up to Woods - who could forget these incredible pictures with Snoop Dogg?