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April 10, 2014 | By Teddy Greenstein and Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Craig and Kevin Stadler ("Walrus" and "Smallrus") became the first father-son combo to play in the same Masters, but perhaps they're not the first family of this week's festivities. Check out the Haas household. Bill Haas overcome a first-hole bogey Thursday to shoot a four-under-par 68, good for the first-round lead. Father Jay Haas played in 22 Masters, making 19 cuts. Uncle Jerry Haas participated in 1985. An uncle from his mother's side, Dillard Pruitt, teed it up here in 1992 and '93. Oh, and great-uncle Bob Goalby won the 1968 event, avoiding a playoff after Argentina's Roberto De Vicenzo signed for the wrong Sunday score.
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September 19, 2013 | By David Wharton
Tiger Woods would like to see a time limit placed on when television viewers can call in to report possible rules violations, and the PGA Tour has vowed to consider the matter. This season, at the Masters and the BMW Championship, Woods was spotted breaking rules on screen and, in each case, was later penalized two strokes. He was also involved in incidents at two other tournaments. "There needs to be a time limit and I think there needs to be a discussion of obviously where is that time limit," he told reporters at the Tour Championship in Atlanta.
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September 20, 2013 | By David Wharton
Henrik Stenson might try losing his cool more often. The Swedish veteran holds a one-stroke lead teeing off Friday morning for the second round of the Tour Championship in Atlanta. He has been both hot and hot-tempered down the home stretch of the golf season. After strong finishes at two recent majors and a World Golf Championship, Stenson earned a FedEx Cup playoff victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship. But things did not go so well at the BMW Championship earlier this week, when he was battling a sore wrist.
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September 23, 2011 | By Jeff Shain
Reporting from Atlanta -- After three bogeys in his first six holes Friday, Adam Scott faced a personal moment of truth. Either the Aussie was going to reverse the slide, or he was going to let a second consecutive week slip away and reach the FedEx Cup season's finish line with a sense of underachieving. Scott willed himself to the first option. By the end of the day, he walked away with the Tour Championship lead. A birdie-birdie finish completed a five-under-par 65 that vaulted Scott past K.J. Choi to the front of the pack, taking a one-stroke lead at the midway point of the FedEx Cup finale.
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September 25, 2011 | By Jeff Shain
Reporting from Atlanta — On his final hole of regulation, Bill Haas blasted his tee shot into a row of spectators. He did it again to start the playoff. The next hole sent him trekking through both sand and water. No one would call it the most conventional — or safest — way to capture the FedEx Cup. When it comes to edge-of-your-seat escapism, though, Haas certainly got his $11.4 million worth out of Sunday's adventures. "This is very unexpected, I guess," the 29-year-old pro said after completing an improbable rush that saw him grab a three-shot lead with three holes left at East Lake Golf Club, watch it vanish, then scramble his way through the richest playoff in golf history.
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September 26, 2010 | Jeff Shain
Reporting from Atlanta The permutations flew fast and furious for a time, some stretching the bounds of credibility on the most tangled final Sunday since the FedEx Cup became the PGA Tour's version of the postseason. One perfect storm could have given the Cup to a man who opened the week 28th on the points list. Another might have crowned points leader Matt Kuchar with a 25th-place finish. Paul Casey could have been the season champion without a tournament win. By the end, though, the formula was pretty simple.
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October 29, 1993 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before Jim Gallagher Jr. played in the Ryder Cup matches last month, Golf World magazine dismissed him, saying that he had a heart that ranked somewhere between a lamb and chopped liver. Gallagher called himself "Lamb Chop" during the matches. But when he beat Seve Ballesteros in a singles match, 3 and 2, his teammates saluted him by calling him "Killer Lamb Chop." The "killer" was on the loose again Thursday in the first round of the Tour Championship on the Lake Course at the Olympic Club.
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September 26, 2010 | Sports Network
ATLANTA -- Jim Furyk shot an even-par 70 on Sunday to win the Tour Championship and the 2010 FedEx Cup. Furyk finished at eight-under 272 and won by a stroke over Luke Donald, who also had a 70 on Sunday. Furyk became the first player this year to win a third PGA Tour title, the first time he's won three times in a season in his career, but the big win was the year-long FedEx Cup win, which pocketed him $10 million. After back-to-back bogeys at Nos. 16 and 17 cut his lead to a single stroke, Furyk walked up to the par-three 18th tee. He promptly dumped his tee ball into the bunker on the right side, but Furyk, one of the best bunker players in the world, blasted it inside two feet of the pin. In miserable, rainy conditions, Furyk turned his cap backward so the raindrops wouldn't impact his ball.
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November 25, 1996 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So, what should you call that 12-foot eagle putt Karrie Webb made on the 15th hole Sunday in the ITT LPGA Tour Championship? A bank shot, naturally, because once that golf ball hit the bottom of the hole, it was pretty clear that the only thing that could keep Webb from completing her four-shot victory was if she somehow slipped on a deposit slip and wrenched her back. For Webb, it was a great day to become a new millionaire.
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October 26, 1996 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"You want to follow him one more hole and see if he breaks out of this funk?" one Tiger watcher said to another Friday as the number of bogeys on Tiger Woods' scorecard threatened to almost match the amount of holes played. Funk? Was that it? A case of the rookie nerves? A 20-year-old finally waking up in the middle of the PGA's Tour Championship and asking himself, "What in the world am I doing out here with Tom Watson, Tom Lehman and Fred Couples?" If only.
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