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First the bad news for Barclays champion Hunter Mahan. Only one golfer in the seven-year history of the FedExCup has won both the first tournament of the four-week playoff and the overall title.

That man? Vijay Singh, who won the Barclays and the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2008 en route to the title.

Now the good news for Mahan. Of the…

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No surprise that Hunter Mahan is the new leader in the FedEx Cup standings, thanks to his 2,500-point win at the Barclays on Sunday.
The victory pushed him from 62nd to first, and gave him a 466-point lead over No. 2 Rory McIlroy.
Also vaulting into the new Top 10 were runner-up Jason Day, who climbed from 34th to seventh with…

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Hunter Mahan won a golf tournament for the first time in more than two years, allowing him to vault from 62nd to first in the FedExCup standings.
Mahan fired a final-round 65 to defeat Stuart Appleby, Cameron Tringale and 54-hole co-leader Jason Day by two strokes apiece.
The win earns Mahan $1.44 million and 2,500 FedEx points.
The tournament marked more futility…

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If Jim Furyk is ever going to break his 0-for-7 swoon when leading a tournament after 54 holes, this would be the time to do it.
Furyk is tied with Australia’s Jason Day at 9-under through three days of the Barclays, the opening leg of the 2014 FedExCup playoffs.
A win here would have Furyk as a major contender for…

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Adam Scott was No. 1 in the world for a lot of 2014 despite not winning any of the four Majors. But a FedExCup title wouldn’t be so bad either.
Scott fired a 65 on Friday to tie Cameron Tringale for the lead after 36 holes at the first leg of the four-week playoff series.
Scott is the defending champion of…

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Bo Van Pelt was on the cast of supporting actors for this first tournament of the FedExCup playoff season, coming into the field ranked No. 104 of the 125 men qualifying for the post-season string of action.

If he keeps putting together rounds like he did on Thursday, Van Pelt might get his part expanded to leading man.

The 39-year-old Indiana…

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The Barclays kicks off the 2014 FedExCup playoff season hoping for as dramatic a finish as last year, when Adam Scott edged four players – including 2013 Masters winner Justin Rose and Tiger Woods – by a single stroke in a field that saw 15 players finish within five strokes of the lead.

Scott is no less a favorite this…

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It’s likely Sang-Moon Bae’s parents told him growing up about the problem of waiting until the last minute to do things; but they likely never said anything about waiting until the final hole.

Bae finished strong at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday, giving himself a six-spot boost in the final regular-season FedExCup standings, which was enough to get him into…

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What’s the only thing better than a 63 in the first round of a major PGA tournament? A second 63 in the fourth round.

Camilo Villegas got just that on Sunday, using a gorgeous front nine to slice his way theough the Greensboro, North Carolina, course for his second 8-under 63 of the weekend, rallying to defeat Bill Haas and…

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Scotland’s Marc Warren was late to the party atop the leader board at the Made in Denmark Euro Tour stop, but he made sure he stayed around to clean up.

After sitting in the middle of the pack at 1-under through the first 36 holes, Warren shot 8-under the rest of the way, including a closing-round 68 on Sunday to…

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