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Spieth seeking strong finish at Zurich

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AVONDALE, La. (AP) Jordan Spieth suspects he could be on the cusp of a banner year. That's why he's trying to strike the right balance of fun and focus when he teams up with good friend Ryan Palmer in New Orleans this weekend for the Zurich Classic.

Spieth said he might see some music, considering the city's renowned Jazz and Heritage Festival also is this weekend. He's certain he'll have some memorable meals. He might even take Saints coach Sean Payton up on an invitation to be in New Orleans' "war room" during the NFL draft, as he did last year.

But when he's on the TPC Louisiana course, he also wants to capitalize on the momentum he gained with top-three finishes in his past two events, the Houston Open and the Masters.

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Jin shoots 64 to take lead in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) Jin Daxing took a one-stroke lead at the China Open after shooting an 8-under 64 Thursday in the first round.

Jin's bogey-free round at the Topwin Golf and Country Club included six birdies and an eagle on the par-5 eighth. The 25-year-old Jin is playing in only his eighth European Tour event and has made the cut only once. Read More...

PGA Tour primed for big 2nd half of 2018

The PGA Tour began the second half of the season at the Texas Open, with Andrew Landry becoming the seventh first-time winner.

Never mind that it feels as though the season is just getting started. Read More...

Langer won't defend Senior PGA title

Bernhard Langer has compiled 36 victories and just over $25 million in earnings on the PGA Tour Champions, and he is a seven-time player of the year. It might help the others if the 60-year-old German takes a week off every now and then.

"Sometimes they say, `Why don't you take a week off?' I joke back and say, `If you pay me some disappearance fee, I might.' But I haven't received any yet," Langer said Monday while previewing the Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Read More...

Landry wins Texas Open for 1st PGA title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Andrew Landry won the Valero Texas Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory, pulling away with early birdies and holding on with par saves.

The 30-year-old Texan, busy at home in Austin with the recent birth of the family's first child, parred the final seven holes for a 4-under 68 and a two-stroke victory over Trey Mullinax and Sean O'Hair. Read More...

Jutanugarn gets breakthrough LPGA win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Moriya Jutanugarn knows patience. She's had ample time to learn it while pursuing her first victory on the LPGA Tour.

Jutanugarn broke through Sunday in her sixth year, winning the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open by two shots to make her and sister Ariya the second set of siblings to win on the tour. Read More...

Charles Schwab new sponsor at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) The longest-running PGA Tour event still played at its original site has a new title sponsor, one already deeply involved in golf.

The PGA Tour and Colonial Country Club announced Monday that financial services provider Charles Schwab & Co. will take over as title sponsor starting in 2019. The four-year agreement goes through 2022. Read More...

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