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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.

Norton Ma 9/2/17 Jon Rahm reacting after missiing a birdie putt on the 8th hole during the second round of the Dell Technologies Championship at the TPC Boston. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Jon Rahm continues his show-stopping play at TPC Boston

Keeping his emotions in check, the young Spaniard has shown his emergence is no fluke.

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 02: Grayson Murray of the United States plays his shot from the 11th tee during round two of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston on September 2, 2017 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

Grayson Murray takes hole-in-one in stride

Young PGA Tour star stays focused and in contention following the second round of the Dell Technologies Championship.

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

DELL TECHNOLOGIES CHAMPIONSHIP NOTEBOOK

Phil Mickelson hopes he’s rediscovered game

Lefty has turned around a disappointing season with a two strong rounds at TPC Boston.

Norton Ma 9/1/17 Dustin Johnson watching the flight of his tee shot on the 9th hole during the first round of the Dell Technologies Championship at the TPC Boston. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Dustin Johnson makes short work of TPC Boston

Johnson eased his way to an opening-round 66 and a one shot lead.

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 01: Bryson DeChambeau of the United States lines up a putt on the tenth green during round one of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston on September 1, 2017 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Results-oriented Bryson DeChambeau finds a way at Dell

Despite a finger injury, the idiosyncratic golfer carved out a 2-under 69 at TPC Boston.

Norton Ma 9/1/17 Charley Hoffman reacting after hitting a bad tee shot on the 8th hole during the first round of the Dell Technologies Championship at the TPC Boston. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

DELL TECHNOLOGIES NOTEBOOK

A 12 on No. 2 was the beginning of the end for Kyle Kraft

Kraft’s blowup is the highest score on a hole on tour this season.

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, U.S. figure skating star Gracie Gold answers questions during an interview in New York. Gracie Gold is stepping away from the sport to seek professional help with the Olympics a little more than five months away. The 2014 Olympic bronze medalist and two-time national champion did not specify in a statement to U.S. Figure Skating what sort of help she needs. She said Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, her

SPORTS LOG

Gracie Gold to take leave of absence to seek ‘professional help’

The figure skating star from Newton did not elaborate on the professional help she will seek.

Norton Ma 9/1/17 Dustin Johnson approach shot on the 5th hole during the first round of the Dell Technologies Championship at the TPC Boston. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Dustin Johnson grabs early lead in Dell Technologies

Johnson shot a 5-under-par 66 in windy conditions at TPC Boston.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

West Bridgewater golfer Mike Calef won the Brockton City Open Aug. 27 by four strokes.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Acton’s Joey Flannery, after a stellar basketball career at Babson College, has signed to play professional basketball in Spain

Norton, MA - 8/31/2017 - Dustin Johnson tees off on 17 during today's TPC Boston Pro Am. Dell Championship at TPC Boston in Norton. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Correspondent, Topic: 01Dell Championships, LOID: 8.3.3582771279.

Will proposed changes to PGA schedule put TPC Boston stop in jeopardy?

The driving force: The PGA Tour’s ever-increasing desire to wrap up its schedule each year before football.

Norton, MA - 8/31/2017 - Jordan Spieth on the 9th green during today's TPC Boston Pro Am. Dell Championship at TPC Boston in Norton. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Correspondent, Topic: 01Dell Championships, LOID: 8.3.3582771279.

DELL TECHNOLOGIES NOTEBOOK

Jordan Spieth has Tom Brady in his corner

Spieth and the Patriots quarterback struck up a friendship three or four years ago.

NORTON, MA - AUGUST 31: A general view of the 16th hole during practice for the Dell Technologies Championship on August 31, 2017 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Five to watch in the Dell Technologies Championship

The tournament runs Friday through Monday at TPC Boston in Norton.

GREENSBORO, NC - AUGUST 17: Chris Stroud lines up a putt on the first hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 17, 2017 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

DELL NOTEBOOK

Hurricane horror hit home for golfer Chris Stroud

Stroud’s family house was amid the flooding but fortunately in position to offer relief.

Justin Thomas celebrates after the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

DELL TECHNOLOGIES CHAMPIONSHIP

Justin Thomas on a roll entering Dell tournament here

He has a PGA Championship in his pocket, joining his pal Jordan Spieth as a major winner.

Former Baylor football coach Art Briles’s return to the sideline was short-lived.

SPORTS LOG

CFL changes course, turns away Art Briles

The former Baylor coach had been hired by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats earlier in the day.

GOLF

Guide to the Dell Technologies Championship

The PGA Tour visits TPC Boston in Norton this week for the second event on its playoff schedule.

WESTBURY, NY - AUGUST 27: Dustin Johnson of the United States plays his shot from the 13th tee during the final round of The Northern Trust at Glen Oaks Club on August 27, 2017 in Westbury, New York. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Dustin Johnson pulls off stunner to beat Jordan Spieth

Johnson rallied from a five-shot deficit on the front nine and won in a playoff at The Northern Trust.

WESTBURY, NY - AUGUST 26: Jordan Spieth of the United States plays a shot on the third hole during round three of The Northern Trust at Glen Oaks Club on August 26, 2017 in Westbury, New York. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Jordan Spieth shoots 64, leads Northern Trust by 3 shots

He shot 31 on the back nine to match the low round for the tournament.

WESTBURY, NY - AUGUST 25: Rickie Fowler (R) and Dustin Johnson of the United States stand on the eighth hole during round two of The Northern Trust at Glen Oaks Club on August 25, 2017 in Westbury, New York. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

golf roundup

Stars clustered atop Northern Trust leaderboard

Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, and Jordan Spieth are among a four-way tie for the lead after two rounds of the opening FedEx Cup playoff event.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Aug. 28-Sept. 10

Labor Day weekend fireworks, the PGA Tour, the Amazing Acro-Cats, and more.

WESTBURY, NY - AUGUST 24: Dustin Johnson of the United States plays his shot from the 17th tee during round one of The Northern Trust at Glen Oaks Club on August 24, 2017 in Westbury, New York. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Dustin Johnson one shot back at The Northern Trust

Russell Henley led after a first round of 6-under 64.

WESTBURY, NY - AUGUST 23: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland in action during practice for The Northern Trust at Glen Oaks Club on August 23, 2017 in Westbury, New York. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy feels good, eyes playoff run

The four-time majors champion is battling a nagging rib injury as the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs begin Thursday with The Northern Trust at the Glen Oaks Club on Long Island.

WEST DES MOINES, IA - AUGUST 20: Angel Yin and Lizette Salas of Team USA hold up the Solheim Cup after defeating Team Europe 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 during the final day singles matches of the Solheim Cup at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club on August 20, 2017 in West Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

US overpowers Europe to keep Solheim Cup

Lexi Thompson set the tone by rallying from four holes down. The rest of the Americans took it from there.

WEST DES MOINES, IA - AUGUST 19: Cristie Kerr of Team USA lines up a putt during the second day morning foursomes matches of The Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf and Country Club on August 19, 2017 in West Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

golf roundup

Christie Kerr paces US to 5-point lead at Solheim Cup

Kerr set a record for career points by an American in the event with 20.

United States' Lizette Salas, left, celebrates with teammate Angel Yin after making a putt on the ninth green during their four-ball match in the Solheim Cup golf tournament, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Golf roundup

US sweeping away Europe in Solheim Cup

The United States swept the afternoon fourball matches for the first time to take a 5½-2½ lead

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Golfer Bobby Manion of Framingham took the NEPGA’s Junior Elite Tour event at Stow Acres Aug. 7-8 by two strokes.