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Scott at Dell after birth of 2nd child: Wife sent me back

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NORTON, Mass. – Adam Scott is back at work this week following the birth of his second child, a boy named Byron, on Aug. 18 back home in Australia.

Scott originally planned to skip this week’s playoff stop at TPC Boston to be at home with his family, but Byron arrived earlier than expected. Had Scott not returned for the second postseason stop, he would have missed the final two playoff stops mired at 73rd on the points list (the top 70 advance to the BMW Championship).

“[Wife] Marie knew I wasn’t really satisfied with my year and to wrap things up early and unsatisfied, she probably knew I wasn’t going to be at my happiest,” Scott said. “So she sent me back over here to get the job done.”


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Scott, who won this event in 2003, also said the early return will allow him a chance to turn what has been a relatively pedestrian season around in time for the Presidents Cup later next month.

“There’s been lots of good things in my golf this year and it really hasn’t shown up with any great results,” Scott said. “But there’s definitely some weight lifted with the arrival of Byron. I feel a bit more free on the golf course and really upbeat about being back.”

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Spieth is over loss to DJ, even if others aren't

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Dustin Johnson stole the show, and the trophy, last week at The Northern Trust, with a crazy drive on the first playoff hole to top Jordan Spieth.

While Johnson’s 342-yard drive was only 26 yards farther than Spieth’s, the line he took over the lake gave him a distinct advantage as it left him just 94 yards from the hole, compared to Spieth’s 182 yards.

The comparison is so eye-popping, it had some people talking about it three days later. The PGA Tour posted a photo of the hole info on Instagram Wednesday with the caption, “Still can’t get over that line.”

Well, one person who has moved on would be Mr. Spieth himself.

The new world No. 2 quickly responded to the post, confirming that he was indeed, over it. 

Something tells us Spieth is going to be just fine. And that thing is the three majors he’s got in his back pocket at just 24 years old.

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Sean Knapp finally wins a USGA championship, on his 43rd attempt

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Sean Knapp finally wins a USGA championship, on his 43rd attempt

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Sean Knapp wins U.S. Senior Amateur in 1st try

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Sean Knapp finally made it past the semifinal round at a USGA event, and he took full advantage.

Knapp closed out Paul Simson, 2 and 1, Thursday at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis to capture the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur. The 55-year-old had previously reached the semifinals at the U.S. Mid-Amateur in 2008 and 2010, but he’d never reached beyond that in a USGA event.

That changed when Knapp, competing in his first U.S. Senior Amateur, posted a 1-up win over Dave Ryan in Wednesday’s semifinal. Knapp, of Oakmont, Pa., lost the first hole in Thursday’s final and was 1 down through nine, but he captured the 10th and 11th to snatch away the lead. Simson, of Raleigh, N.C., won the 13th to square the match, but Knapp proceeded to take Nos. 14 and 16 to go dormie.

A 20-footer for par at No. 17 halved that hole and sealed Knapp the win. He did it without a birdie in the final, but the trophy remains his.

“I’ve got this big thing over there that says W. I don’t care how it looks or what it is,” Knapp said. “If you’re making double bogey, I’m going to make bogey. If you’re making par, I’m going to try to make birdie.”

He did it, too, defeating a two-time champion. The U.S. Senior Amateur, for those 55 years or older, has been a cozy spot for Simson, who captured the event in 2010 and ’12.

The 66-year-old has also won the British and Canadian Senior Amateurs. Still, this loss means he falls short in his attempt to join Lewis Oehmig as the only three-time winners of the event.

Knapp noted Thursday was the calmest he’d been in any match all week. He gave a nod to best friend and legendary mid-amateur Nathan Smith in the aftermath of his victory on that point.

“Nathan and I have played so much against each other and with each other,” Knapp said. “There’s a formula, and I’m well aware of it. I can’t always execute it. He can. It’s about being patient, not giving holes, and forcing your opponent to get uncomfortable. If you can force them into that level of uncomfortability, they might make poor decisions. I’m not saying that that’s what happened today, but certainly it kept my emotions at bay.”

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Joey Votto hits home run for child battling terminal cancer

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All-star and MLB MVP Joey Votto hits home run for child battling terminal cancer during Thursday’s Cincinnati Reds game.

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Tiger Woods posts video of short game practice after being cleared by doctors

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Tiger Woods posts video of short game practice after being cleared by doctors

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Some players are pretty upset with TPC Boston's new 12th hole

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Some players voiced their displeasure with the new par-4 12th hole at TPC Boston, which has been lengthened to 510 yards with heavy bunkering

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WATCH: Tiger Woods chipping again after doctor's OK

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Tiger Woods is hitting golf balls again!

Well, at least he’s chipping and pitching again.

Woods posted an Instagram video on Thursday afternoon showing himself hitting a pitch shot, along with a caption that read “Dr. gave me the OK to start pitching.”

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Woods, 41, is recovering from April 19 back fusion surgery, his fourth procedure to his back in the last three years. Less than two months later, on Memorial Day, Woods was arrested in Jupiter, Fla., on suspicion of DUI.

He has since undergone rehab for pill addiction and the DUI charges have been dropped with Woods instead agreeing to enter a diversion program.

More recently, however, Woods has showed up many times on social media, whether it be at a Barcelona soccer game in South Florida, in the gym or having dinner with PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas.

There is not timetable for Woods’ return to professional golf. But Thursday’s video was good to see.

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Raymond Floyd puts spectacular Hamptons house on the market for $25 Million

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Raymond Floyd puts spectacular Hamptons house on the market for $25 Million

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Preparation begins for U.S. Walker Cup team in Los Angeles

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Members of the U.S. Walker Cup team have a busy week of preparation ahead of the Sept. 9-10 matches at Los Angeles Country Club.

The team members will arrive in Los Angeles on Thursday and Friday. After arrival, the players will check into the Beverly Hills Hilton, located right next to LACC, receive their Polo Golf team uniforms and start practicing on LACC.

“We’re gonna be best dressed team they’ve ever had,” Miller said Thursday via phone.

The next day, Miller and the 10 team members will head to the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour, located between the USC campus and L.A. Memorial Colosseum. On Saturday afternoon, the team will head back north to play Bel-Air Country Club, located just north of UCLA.

On Sunday morning, the team will practice and play LACC before heading north to Universal Studios in the afternoon.

On Monday, the team heads on a bit of a road trip for a visit to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, followed by a round at the Valley Club of Montecito.

“I hope they find inspiration there (at the library),” Miller said. “Reagan was a member of LACC and he has a locker there. We’re going to win one for Gipper; that’s what he would’ve told us.”

Then it’s back to LACC on Tuesday for four days of practice leading into Friday afternoon’s opening ceremony. On Thursday, the team is scheduled to have lunch with former President George W. Bush, who spoke to and played a few holes with the U.S. Walker Cup team back in 2013 at National Golf Links of America.

“During these days, we’re getting the guys to know each other and sorting through who we’re going to pair in foursomes,” Miller said. “I’ve already got some good ideas, but I’ll also get input from the guys. It’s all just a part of the process.”

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