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Sobel: Shaking our heads after watching marquee pairing

How do you explain it when a golfer who doesn't like the course leads, No. 1 in the world shoots 40 over nine holes and the most recent major winner plays consistent golf with a balky back?

3hKevin Maguire

One and done? Spieth's 74 'worst round in years'

Jordan Spieth, who shot a 4-over 74 in the first round of the Barclays, could lose his world No. 1 ranking to Rory McIlroy if he finishes outside of the top 60 this week.

Spieth: 'Worst round I've played in years' (1:46)
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The Barclays leaderboard

Through 18 holes at the Barclays, there's a four-way tie for the lead at Plainfield Country Club.

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Fast start has Lang atop leaderboard in Alabama

Brittany Lang birdied five of the first seven holes in windy conditions and shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

Golf Gab: FedEx Cup playoffs a real postseason? (2:24)
Quiet Please: Jordan Spieth plays first event as world No. 1 (2:59)
Across The Pond: Rory McIlroy bails on The Barclays (2:34)
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Previewing the 2015 FedEx Cup playoffs

Jordan Spieth can become the PGA Tour's single-season earnings record holder during the FedEx Cup playoffs ($68 million will be up for grabs).

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Love III dishes on Tiger Woods & Jordan Spieth

PGA Golfer Davis Love III talks about his mindset entering tournaments, the experience that comes with aging, Jordan Spieth's maturity and Tiger Woods' talent.

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Presidents Cup will reduce number of matches

The PGA Tour agreed Monday to reduce the number of matches in the Presidents Cup by four, which gives the event its fewest matches since it began in 1994.

Pepper on Tiger: 'This is the best we've seen from him' (1:49)
Obama hustled by Jeter (2:15)

Love III, 51, captures Wyndham; Woods sputters

Davis Love III's long victory drought is over. Tiger Woods will have to wait a while to get another chance. Love became the third-oldest PGA Tour winner ever in claiming the Wyndham Championship.

Love III talks Wyndham win (1:36)
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Ko wins Canadian Pacific in playoff vs. Lewis

Lydia Ko won the Canadian Pacific Women's Open for the third time and first as a professional Sunday, beating Stacy Lewis with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

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Andrade hangs on for 2nd Champions Tour title

The last time Billy Andrade won a stroke-play event, he held off Phil Mickelson in 2000 in Las Vegas. On Sunday in the Boeing Classic, Andrade beat the likes of Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples and

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DeChambeau wins U.S. Amateur for rare sweep

SMU senior Bryson DeChambeau won the U.S. Amateur on Sunday to become the fifth player to win the tournament and NCAA individual title in the same year.

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Piller, Lee, Salas earn U.S. Solheim Cup spots

Gerina Piller, Alison Lee and Lizette Salas earned the final three automatic spots on the U.S. Solheim Cup team Sunday at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open.

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Computer error changes Presidents Cup standings

Robert Streb and Charley Hoffman now have more work to do if they want to make the Presidents Cup team after a computer error caused the PGA Tour to readjust the U.S. standings.

Tiger plays Pro Am with CP3 (0:43)
Pepper pays tribute to LPGA pioneer Louise Suggs (4:58)

Sergio and Rory: ESPN's next reporters?

If Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy could interview each other, what would they ask? Well, ESPN.com let them do just that, and soccer was at the top of the list.


'It's just a fluke'

Jordan Spieth on his first-round 74 at The Barclays: "This is the worst round I've played in years for hitting that many fairways."


Spieth struggles, Watson tied for lead

Jordan Spieth opened the Barclays with a 4-over 74, while his playing partner Bubba Watson shot -5 for a share of the first-round lead.