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Twenty pounds heavier, with a 5.5-degree driver, Bryson DeChambeau is one back

FORT WORTH, Texas – Colonial Country Club is not a bomber’s golf course. Hogan’s Alley is where ball-striker’s come to have their day on a Tour littered with big ball parks.
Evidently, Bryson DeChambeau didn’t get the memo.
The PGA Tour’s preeminent gym rat is tied for second place at the Charles Schwab Challenge after a second-round 65, and it’s largely due to his ability to drive the ball ridiculous distances.
DeChambeau is leading the field in driving distance with a 300.

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Kristoffer Ventura, 4 others share lead on record-tying day at Korn Ferry Challenge

It was a record-tying day Friday at TPC Sawgrass.
When second-round play concluded at the Korn Ferry Challenge, five players were tied for the lead at 6 under, tying a Korn Ferry Tour record, while 10 more were just a shot back. Among the leaders were journeymen Ben Kohles and Scott Langley, as well as a trio of young talents, Kristoffer Ventura, Lee Hodges and Paul Barjon.
Kohles and Langley, who have combined for three career Korn Ferry Tour wins and six seasons on the PGA Tour, shot 66 and 68, respectively, in Round 2 on the Dye’s Valley Course.

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With the Tour’s best playing their best, suddenly, everything feels familiar

FORT WORTH, Texas – The low hum was impossible to ignore. About 100 yards short of Colonial’s 15th green and across Mockingbird Lane towered a grandstand complete with signage and filled to capacity.
As Corey Conners approached his tee shot, the sound coming from “Mockingbird Deck” was like that of any corporate hospitality tent along PGA Tour fairways before the world was changed by COVID-19. When Conners’ tee shot dropped within 5 feet of the cup, the well-appointed deck erupted with cheers.
For a moment nothing had changed.

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RBC Heritage field: Top 5 in world, 114 Tour winners, but no Tiger Woods

FORT WORTH, Texas – Despite swirling rumors fanned by the relocation of his yacht to St. Simons Island, Georgia, this week, Tiger Woods is not playing next week’s RBC Heritage.
Woods hasn’t played the event since 1999 and it seemed unlikely he’d add the tournament to his schedule, but his yacht, Privacy, was tracked last week to Georgia, and some speculated that he’d use it as a home base to play Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

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Two different events at Muirfield Village will feature two different setups

FORT WORTH, Texas – The PGA Tour will play back-to-back events at Muirfield Village next month, but players are being told to expect two vastly different setups.
The Tour made the move to play in consecutive weeks in Columbus, Ohio, when this year’s John Deere Classic was cancelled, and the challenge of playing the same golf in back-to-back weeks prompted some creative tournament practices.

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