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NAPLES, FL - NOVEMBER 16: Sung Hyun Park of Korea plays a shot on the second hole during round one of the CME Group Tour Championship at the Tiburon Golf Club on November 16, 2017 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

golf roundup

Sung Hyun Park one shot back at CME Group Tour Championship

The LPGA rookie took a big first step toward sweeping all the season awards with a 5-under 67 .

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 04: Beau Hossler hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during the third round of the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open at the TPC Summerlin on November 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

SPORTS LOG

Two-way tie atop PGA’s Shriners event

Beau Hossler and J.J. Spaun enter the final round three strokes up at 9-under 204.

SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 28: Dustin Johnson of the United States watches his shot from the 16th tee as Brooks Koepka of the United States and Justin Rose of England look on during the third round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club on October 28, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Johnson takes command at HSBC Champions

The world’s No. 1 player has built a six-shot lead heading into final-round play on Sunday.

SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 27: Dustin Johnson of the United States plays his shot from the sixth tee during the second round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club on October 27, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

SPORTS LOG

Dustin Johnson has one-stroke lead in Shanghai

The world’s No. 1 golfer has a slim lead over Brooks Koepka heading into the third round of the HSBC Champions.

Golfer Tiger Woods arrives at the Palm Beach County courthouse, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Woods has pleaded guilty to reckless driving and agreed to enter a diversion program to settle a charge of driving under the influence. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving

Woods was placed on a year’s probation and must complete a diversion program.

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts on the 10th hole during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The diversion program for intoxicated drivers that Woods is expected to enter Wednesday, Oct. 25, is one of several across the U.S. aimed at reducing the number of repeat offenders and backlogs of court cases. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Sports Log

Tiger Woods to plead guilty to a lesser charge

Reckless driving will be Woods’s plea, who was arrested May 29.

President Trump has been known to hit the links.

How will President Trump start his Asia tour? With a round of golf

Trump will start his first trip to Asia as president in somewhat predictable fashion.

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016, file photo, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker pauses in the dugout before a baseball game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park in Washington. The Nationals announced Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, that Baker won't be back next season. Baker led the Nationals to the NL East title in each of his two years with the club. But Washington lost its NL Division Series both times. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

SPORTS LOG

Nationals send Dusty Baker packing

After another postseason disappointment, Washington GM Mike Rizzo fired the manager after two years.

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

Brotherly competition boosts Frodigh, Carey

Dan Frodigh of Westweood High and David Carey of Xaverian Brothers come from golfing clans but are determined to make names for themselves.

JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 30: Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team, Erica Herman and Captain's assistant Davis Love III of the U.S. Team look on during Saturday four-ball matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 30, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

SPORTS LOG

Tiger Woods cleared to resume full golf activities

14-time major champion has not played since February.

SYRACUSE, NY - OCTOBER 13: Dontae Strickland #4 of the Syracuse Orange dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Clemson Tigers at the Carrier Dome on October 13, 2017 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

SPORTS LOG

Syracuse shocks second-ranked Clemson

Eric Dungey passed for 278 yards and three TDs as the Orange sent the Tigers home with their first loss.

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

Semons leads St. John’s golfers one shot at a time

After the departure of many talented golfers, Drew Semons has led a changing cast at St. John’s Prep to an unexpected 9-2 start.

US Mid-Amateur Championship

Brockton’s Matt Parziale wins US Mid-Amateur Championship

The 30-year-old firefighter qualified for the US Open and the Masters.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Kole Kelly blossoming as golfer at Trinity

The Belmont High product takes pride in his accomplishments after years working on public courses.

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

For Lincoln-Sudbury golfers, this success was unexpected

Years of winning golf did not prepare Lincoln-Sudbury golf coach Jon Murch for winning this year.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Newton’s Chris Bornhorst helped Babson College’s golfers to the New England Collegiate Conference title Oct. 1.

Brockton--07/10/15 Matt Parziale, a Brockton firefighter, at Thorny Lea Country Club, is one of the top golfers in the state. Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

SPORTS LOG

Golfer Matt Parziale reaches final of US Mid-Amateur

The Brockton firefighter will play Josh Nichols for the championship Friday and a full exemption from local and sectional qualifying into the 2018 US Open.

England's Tommy Fleetwood on the seventeenth tee during day two of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Tommy Fleetwood broke the course record at Carnoustie by shooting 9-under 63 to tie the lead with defending champion Tyrrell Hatton after two rounds of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Friday. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)

Golf roundup

Tommy Fleetwood sets course record at Carnoustie

Fleetwood shot 63 at the tough British Open venue and is tied for the Dunhill Links lead.

PRESIDENTS CUP

Americans take seventh straight Presidents Cup

The Americans had an 11-point lead going into Sunday; all that remained was the margin of victory

JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 30: Phil Mickelson (L) and Kevin Kisner of the U.S. Team celebrate on the 17th green after defeating Emiliano Grillo of Argentina and the International Team and Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela and the International Team 2&1 during Saturday foursome matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 30, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

US just a point away from winning Presidents Cup

The Americans have a 14½ to 3½ lead entering Sunday’s singles matches.

File-This photo taken March 27, 2017, shows Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) dribbling during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. Westbrook has yet to sign an extension, but the reigning league MVP said Oklahoma City is where he wants to be and he is “happy” about the offseason additions of superstars Carmelo Anthony and Paul George. “I love it here,” he said. “I like where I'm at, and I like where our team is at.”(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

SPORTS LOG

Thunder’s Russell Westbrook signs extension

The reigning NBA MVP will get $205 million over five years to remain in Oklahoma City.

Phil Mickelson, right, celebrates after making his putt on the 18th hole with Kevin Kisner during the four-ball golf matches on the second day of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Mickelson and Kevin Kisner won their match against Jason Day and Marc Leishman. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

US surges to largest two-day lead in Presidents Cup history

Phil Mickelson’s 12-foot birdie putt capped the team’s 8-2 lead after Friday’s fourball matches.

JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 28: (L-R) Former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player greet members of the U.S. Team on the first tee during Thursday foursome matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 28, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

(Real) Presidents steal the show at the Presidents Cup

A memorable start that featured the previous three US leaders on the first tee ended with a familiar result — Team USA off to a big first-round lead.

JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 27: Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team attends a press conference during practice rounds prior to the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 27, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods says he may not be able to play competitively again

Woods, an assistant for the US team at the Presidents Cup, is uncertain about his playing future.

JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 26: Captain Steve Stricker of the United States Presidents Cup Team speaks to the media during a press conference prior to the Presidents Cup on September 26, 2017 at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Sports Log

US Presidents Cup team to stand for national anthem

US captain Steve Stricker said US team reached consensus Tuesday “to do what we always do” during national anthem.

WUHAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 25: Sloane Stephens of USA reacts during the match against Qiang Wang of China Day 2 of 2017 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open at Optics Valley International Tennis Center on September 25, 2017 in Wuhan, China. (Photo by Wang He/Getty Images)

SPORTS LOG

Stephens, Keys get early exits in China

The US Open champion, runner-up failed to make it out of the first round of the Wuhon Open.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 24: Xander Schauffele of the United States plays his shot from the 14th tee during the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 24, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

PGA Tour Championship

Xander Schauffele wins PGA finale; Justin Thomas takes top prize

It was the first time since 2009 that the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup were won by different players.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Paul Casey of England reacts to his eagle on the sixth green during the third round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Paul Casey’s victory drought could end in a big way

He shot a 5-under-par 65 for a two-shot lead at East Lake entering Sunday’s final round.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 22: Justin Thomas of the United States reacts on the eighth green during the second round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Justin Thomas tied for lead at Tour Championship

Thomas eagled the 18th hole and shares the second-round lead at East Lake with Paul Casey and Webb Simpson at 7-under 133.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 21: Kyle Stanley of the United States plays his shot from the eighth tee during the first round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 21, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Kyle Stanley, Jordan Spieth open strong at East Lake

The No. 1-seeded Spieth fired a first-round 67 to stay on track to grab the FedEx Cup’s $10 million bonus.

epa06214522 Pat Perez of the US hits from a sand trap by the eighteenth green during practice for the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 19 September 2017. The Tour Championship is the fourth of four playoff tournaments where the FedEx Cup will be awarded. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

Golf

PGA Tour Championship comes down to 30 players vying for $10 million

Pat Perez knows his odds of winning, though: “All the top guys would have to play bad,” he said.

GOLF ROUNDUP

Leishman pulls away to win BMW championship

Marc Leishman made back-to-back birdies late in the final round to pull away to a five-stroke win at the BMW Championship.

Marc Leishman watches his tee shot on the 17th hole during the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Conway Farms Golf Club, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Lake Forest, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Marc Leishman extends lead at BMW Championship

He finished with a birdie for a 3-under-par 68 and a five-shot lead over Jason Day and Rickie Fowler after the third round.

LAKE FOREST, IL - SEPTEMBER 15: Marc Leishman of Australia hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club on September 15, 2017 in Lake Forest, Illinois. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

golf roundup

Marc Leishman remains in control at BMW Championship

After the second round, he leads Jason Day and Rickie Fowler by three shots.

LAKE FOREST, IL - SEPTEMBER 14: Marc Leishman of Australia hits his tee shot on the 13th hole during the first round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club on September 14, 2017 in Lake Forest, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Marc Leishman leads BMW Championship after first round

Leishman made 10 birdies Thursday to build a two-shot advantage in the FedEx Cup playoff event.

epa06203141 Jordan Spieth of the US hits his tee shot on the twelfth hole during the BMW Championship ProAm at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois, USA, 13 September 2017. The BMW Championship is the third of four playoff tournaments leading to the FedEx Cup final tournament at the Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

Jordan Spieth in driver’s seat in FedEx Cup playoffs

A pair of runner-up finishes in his last two tournaments have put the 24-year-old in first place going into this weekend’s BMW Championship.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Soccer forward Hayley Dowd of Peabody has signed with the Boston Breakers of the National Women’s Soccer League.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 07: Lexi Thompson hits her tee shot on the 9th hole during the first round of the Indy Women In Tech Championship-Presented By Guggenheim at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course on September 7, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Lexi Thompson cards 63 to open LPGA’s Indianapolis event

Thompson had 11 birdies and two bogeys to fall a stroke short of the Brickyard Crossing scoring record.

Norton, MA - 9/4/17 - Marc Leischman hits his ball out of the weeds on the 18th hole during the fourth round of the Dell Technologies Championship at the TPC Boston on Sunday, September 4, 2017. (Nicholas Pfosi for The Boston Globe) Topic: Sports

Marc Leishman can put disappointing finish into perspective

Leishman’s wife miraculously awoke from a coma in 2015, so bogeys aren’t all that important.

Norton, MA - 9/4/17 - Marc Leischman hits his ball out of the weeds on the 18th hole during the fourth round of the Dell Technologies Championship at the TPC Boston on Sunday, September 4, 2017. (Nicholas Pfosi for The Boston Globe) Topic: Sports

Marc Leishman can put disappointing finish into perspective

Leishman’s wife miraculously awoke from a coma in 2015, so bogeys aren’t all that important.

Norton, MA - 9/4/17 - Jordan Spieth on the 18th hole during the fourth round of the Dell Technologies Championship at the TPC Boston on Sunday, September 4, 2017. (Nicholas Pfosi for The Boston Globe) Topic: Sports

Jordan Spieth couldn’t finish the way he started

Spieth was 5 under through four holes, but ended up in second place for the second straight week.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Old pals Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth dueled at the Dell

The longtime friends (well, for 24-year-olds) and rivals went at it in the final round of the Dell.

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 04: Phil Mickelson of the United States plays his shot from the fourth tee during the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston on September 4, 2017 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

DELL TECHNOLOGIES NOTEBOOK

Phil Mickelson hopes to be captain’s pick for Presidents Cup

The 47-year-old veteran tied for sixth at the Dell Technologies Championship.

Norton, MA - 9/4/17 - Justin Thomas on the seventh hole during the fourth-round of the Dell Technologies Championship at the TPC Boston on Sunday, September 4, 2017. (Nicholas Pfosi for The Boston Globe) Topic: Sports

DELL TECHNOLOGIES CHAMPIONSHIP

Justin Thomas wraps up Dell Technologies title

The 24-year-old notched his fifth win of the year, holding off Jordan Spieth and Marc Leishman.

Norton, MA - 9/3/17 - Dustin Johnson on the 18th hole during the third-round of the Dell Technologies Championship at the TPC Boston on Sunday, September 3, 2017. (Nicholas Pfosi for The Boston Globe) Topic: Sports

Dell Technologies notebook

Tough statement by Dustin Johnson

The world’s top-ranked golfer has played well in the wind (Day 1) and the rain (Day 3).

Although not a colorful as usual, Rickie Fowler fashioned a 5-under-par 66 in the third round.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Is the best yet to come for Rickie Fowler?

Fowler, carrying a label both good and bad, needs to go low on Monday to win the Dell.

Norton, MA - 9/3/17 - Justin Thomas on the 18th hole during the third-round of the Dell Technologies Championship at the TPC Boston on Sunday, September 3, 2017. (Nicholas Pfosi for The Boston Globe) Topic: Sports

Justin Thomas was making everything — except on the par-5s

Thomas was 8 under without making a birdie on TPC Boston’s three par-5s.

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 03: Sergio Garcia of Spain putts with an iron on the 15th green during round three of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2017 in Norton, Massachusetts. Garcia was forced to putt with an iron after bending his putter earlier in the day. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Emotion costs Sergio Garcia his putter — and several strokes

Garcia damaged his putter on the fourth hole, leaving him to use his 3-wood, driver, and 3-iron on the greens.

Norton, MA - 9/3/17 - Justin Thomas on the 18th hole during the third-round of the Dell Technologies Championship at the TPC Boston on Sunday, September 3, 2017. (Nicholas Pfosi for The Boston Globe) Topic: Sports

Dell Technologies Championship

Justin Thomas (63) surges at Dell Technologies

Thomas shot 8 under par and shared the third-round lead with Marc Leishman on Sunday.

Norton Ma 9/2/17 Jon Rahm watching the flight of his tee shot on the 9th hole during the second round of the Dell Technologies Championship at the TPC Boston. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

DELL TECHNOLOGIES CHAMPIONSHIP

Jon Rahm takes charge at TPC Boston with 5-under 66

The 22-year-old Spaniard is alone at the top after first-round leader Dustin Johnson faltered.