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Cup changes create clarity, curiosity

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ATLANTA (AP) Justin Thomas has a two-shot lead, and the Tour Championship hasn't even started.

If that seems difficult to fathom, consider that someone could win this week without having the lowest 72-hole score.

And remember, such a radical change was to make the FedEx Cup finale easier to follow.

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Thomas to be watching 2 sets of scores

ATLANTA (AP) The PGA Tour wanted a format that eliminated two winners on Sunday at East Lake - the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup. The new system means whoever has the lowest score to par wins the FedEx Cup.

In the eyes of some players, that might not be enough. Read More...

Olesen to face trial for sexual assault

UXBRIDGE, England (AP) Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen is to face trial after being charged with sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft.

The 29-year-old Olesen indicated he would plead not guilty to the offenses when he made a brief appearance at a magistrates' court in Uxbridge, west of London, on Wednesday. Read More...

Thomas wins BMW to take FedEx Cup lead

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) Staked to a six-shot lead, Justin Thomas spent more time Sunday worrying about what could go wrong than ending 12 months without winning.

And right when it started to go wrong, Thomas delivered his biggest shots in the BMW Championship. Read More...

Day commits to playing Australian Open

SYDNEY (AP) Jason Day is hoping a one-week trip Down Under for the Australian Open will turn into two. He and Presidents Cup captain Ernie Els might already be formulating that plan.

Australian Open officials on Tuesday said Day will play at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney from Dec. 5-8. Read More...

Woods wants US team to keep playing

Tiger Woods wants the eight players who made his Presidents Cup team and four more under consideration as captain's picks to play tournaments and stay sharp over the next three months leading to the December matches Down Under.

Left unclear was whether that applies to the captain if Woods decides to pick himself. Read More...

Monahan part of power brokers with Trump

ATLANTA (AP) PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan didn't think twice when President Donald Trump invited him to play golf last Saturday.

It was the second time they have played since Trump has been in office. Read More...

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