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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - OCTOBER 13: Gary Woodland of the United States plays his shot on the 10th green during round three of the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur on October 13, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Three tied for lead at CIMB Classic

Gary Woodland, Marc Leishman and Shubhankar Sharma had a two-stroke lead over the rest of the field.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - OCTOBER 12: Gary Woodland of United States in action during the second round of the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur on October 12, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Gary Woodland ties course record for share of Malaysia lead

Woodland shot an 11-under 61 to tie Marc Leishman for the second-round lead at the PGA Tour’s CIMB Classic.

NAPA, CA - OCTOBER 07: Kevin Tway reacts with his caddie Marc Sambol after putting in to win on a third hole sudden death playoff against Ryan Moore on the 10th green during the final round of the Safeway Open at the North Course of the Silverado Resort and Spa on October 7, 2018 in Napa, California. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)

golf roundup

Kevin Tway wins first PGA title on third hole of Safeway Open playoff

He beat Ryan Moore with a 10-foot birdie putt.

NAPA, CA - OCTOBER 06: Brandt Snedeker reacts to his putt on the 18th hole during the third round of the Safeway Open at the North Course of the Silverado Resort and Spaon October 6, 2018 in Napa, California. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Brandt Snedeker seizes lead at PGA’s Safeway Open

Birdied last three holes to take a three-shot lead into the final round of PGA’s season-opening event in Napa, Calif.

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Patrick Reed of the United States reacts to a putt on the second during singles matches of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on September 30, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Patrick Reed blames Jordan Spieth for them not teaming up at Ryder Cup

Reed also criticized US captain Jim Furyk for sitting him out twice.

Francesco Molinari led Europe to victory, becoming the fourth golfer in Ryder Cup history to go 5-0-0.

RYDER CUP

Francesco Molinari, Europe rout US for Ryder Cup victory

Molinari became the first European player to go 5-0-0 since the current format was adopted in 1979.

Francesco Molinari (left) and Tommy Fleetwood won their fourth consecutive match Saturday to extend Europe’s Ryder Cup lead.

GOLF

Europe extends Ryder Cup lead to 10-6

Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood won their fourth consecutive match for the Europeans.

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Ian Poulter of Europe celebrates with Rory McIlroy of Europe during the afternoon foursome matches of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on September 28, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Golf

Europe sweeps foursomes to take 5-3 lead in Ryder Cup

Europe recorded its first 4-0 session since 1989 and its first sweep ever in foursomes.

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Sports Log

Norton’s Shannon Johnson wins Women’s Mid-Amateur

The 35-year-old member of Thorny Lea GC in Brockton birdied the 18th to defeat Kelsey Chugg of Salt Lake, 1 up, in championship match.

Shannon Johnson of Norton wins US Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship

Johnson, who plays out of Thorny Lea in Brockton, defeated Kelsey Chugg with a birdie on the 18th hole.

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: Brooks Koepka of the United States tees off on the 13th during practice ahead of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on September 26, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Two powerhouse squads square off for the Ryder Cup

This week’s event in France marks the first time the Ryder Cup has had all the top 10 players in the world rankings.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods of the United States reacts during the trophy presentation ceremony after winning the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

TARA SULLIVAN

Tiger Woods and the promise of what’s to come

To the younger generation eager to test him, Woods said, “All right. Here you go.”

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 17: Amateur Matt Parziale of the United States (L) and Amateur Luis Gagne of Costa Rica (R) celebrate after winning the low-amateur medal after the final round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 17, 2018 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Sports Log

Matt Parziale falters in defense of US Mid-Amateur title

The Brockton firefighter’s reign as 2017 champion ended with his elimination, 3 and 2, in Round of 64 on Monday.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates making a par on the 18th green to win the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods delivers huge rating for NBC — but not bigger than the NFL

Numbers for the Tour Championship were up more than 200 percent but still were dwarfed by Cowboys-Seahawks.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates making a par on the 18th green to win the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods caps his remarkable comeback by winning Tour Championship

Woods turned East Lake into Tigermania with his first victory since 2013.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by TANNEN MAURY/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9889646q) Tiger Woods of the US hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament and the FedEx Cup final at Eastlake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 22 September 2018. Tournament play runs from 20 September to 23 September. Tour Championship golf tournament & FedEx Cup final, Atlanta, USA - 22 Sep 2018

Tiger Woods leads Tour Championship by three shots

He is one round away from capping his comeback season with a victory.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 21: Tiger Woods of the United States reacts on the third tee during the second round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 21, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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Tiger Woods, Justin Rose share lead at Tour Championship

Woods finished the second round with a two-putt birdie for a 68.

PLYMOUTH, MA - 7/26/2018: Walking the fairway on the 2nd....Golfer Michael Thorbjornsen of Wellesley won the US Junior Amateur Championship last week and today he is competing in the Wyndham Cup tournament at Old Sandwich Golf course in Plymouth (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: SPORTS TOPIC Michael Thorbjornsen

Wellesley’s Michael Thorbjornsen tries to help US defend Junior Ryder Cup

Play begins Monday in Paris for the 16-year-old US Junior champion and his teammates.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 20: Tiger Woods of the United States reacts after making a putt for eagle on the 18th green during the first round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 20, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods tied for lead at Tour Championship

Woods made an eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole for a 5-under 65 and a share of the lead with Rickie Fowler.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 19: Tiger Woods warms up on the putting green during practice for the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 19, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

By making Tour Championship, Tiger Woods exceeded his expectations

He’s a very long shot to win the FedEx Cup, but there’s a lot to be said just for being part of the final 30.

US golfer Angela Stanford poses with her trophy after winning the Evian Championship in the French Alps town of Evian-les-Bains on September 16, 2018. (Photo by JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT / AFP)JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images

golf roundup

Angela Stanford claims Evian Championship

After 18 years on tour, she won her first major title.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by SEBASTIEN NOGIER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9883503o) Amy Olson (L) of the USA watches her shot during the third round of the Evian Championship golf tournament in Evian, France, 15 September 2018. The Evian Championship, France - 15 Sep 2018

GOLF ROUNDUP

Amy Olson has two-shot lead at Evian Championship

Olson’s third-round 6-under 65 gave her a lead over Sei Young Kim in her search for her first major LPGA title.

Mass. Mid-Am Golf Championship

Frank Vana Jr. wins 10th Mass. Mid-Am title

The nine-time Mass Player of the Year beat Mike Calef and Jack Kearney in a sudden-death playoff.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA - SEPTEMBER 10: Keegan Bradley shakes hands with Justin Rose of England after winning a one hole playoff of the weather delayed final round of the BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club on September 10, 2018 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

BMW Championship

Hopkinton’s Keegan Bradley holds off Justin Rose in BMW playoff

The former Globe All-Scholastic finished with his fourth career victory and first since the 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA - SEPTEMBER 10: Tony Finau putts on the third hole during the weather-delayed final round of the BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club on September 10, 2018 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Tony Finau is final addition to US Ryder Cup team

Finau’s strong record in the majors and playoff events this year impressed captain Jim Furyk.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA - SEPTEMBER 09: Men using umbrellas walk past 18th green seating during a weather delay prior to the final round of the BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club on September 9, 2018 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

BMW Championship

Rain doesn’t miss fairways; final round postponed until Monday

The first tee time is scheduled for 7:30 a.m., with showers forecast for Monday morning and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA - SEPTEMBER 08: Justin Rose of England reacts to his birdie on the third green during the third round of the BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club on September 8, 2018 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

BMW Championship

As scores go low at BMW, Justin Rose grabs first place

Rose, who shot 6-under 64, has a two-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele going into the final round.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA - SEPTEMBER 07: Xander Schauffele of the United States lines up a putt on the first green during the second round of the BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club on September 7, 2018 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Golf roundup

Xander Schauffele rolls up two-stroke lead at BMW Championship

His round of 6-under 64 was the lowest 36-hole score (13-under 127) of his career and space in front of Justin Rose

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA - SEPTEMBER 06: Tiger Woods of the United States plays his shot from the 12th tee during the first round of the BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club on September 6, 2018 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods shoots his lowest score in an opening round in nearly 20 years

Woods shot 62 and is tied with Rory McIlroy for the BMW Championship lead.

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 01: Phil Mickelson of the United States walks on the 16th hole during round two of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston on September 1, 2018 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Woods, Mickelson, DeChambeau picked for Ryder Cup team

Jim Furyk’s final captain’s pick will be announced Monday after the BMW Championship.

Norton MA 9/2/18 Chip Edney from Jacksonville FL, with Total Tournaments Solutions taking down audio cable after the final round play at the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

HAYDEN BIRD

After the last putt drops, the scramble is on to clean up and break down at TPC Boston

Staging a PGA event is a massive undertaking, and the aftermath requires a herculean effort by volunteers and staff.

Bryson DeChambeau watches the flight of his tee shot on the 16th hole during the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship.

TARA SULLIVAN

Who would argue with Bryson DeChambeau’s unique approach to golf now?

DeChambeau’s vision has produced results that have made believers out of his biggest skeptics.

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 01: Peter Uihlein of the United States plays his shot from the fourth tee during round two of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston on September 1, 2018 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

DELL TECHNOLOGIES NOTEBOOK

Fueled by the crowd, Peter Uihlein plays his way into next PGA Tour playoff event

The Massachusetts native birdied his last three holes to cement his spot in next week’s BMW Championship.

Norton MA 9/2/18 Bryson DeChambeau kissing the winners trophy of the Dell Technologies Championship. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Dell Technologies Championship

Turns out, Bryson DeChambeau has winning down to a science

DeChambeau won his second straight PGA Tour playoff event with a 2-shot victory at TPC Boston.

Meet the guys who announce golfer names and hometowns at the Dell. Turns out, there’s an art to this

Known as “starters,” they announce names and hometowns before each player tees off.

Norton MA 9/2/18 Rory Mcllroy lines up his putt on the 15th hole during the third round of the at Dell Technologies Championship. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Dell championship notebook

Rory McIlroy storms off the course after a 66

Troubles on the last three holes of the third round infuriated him.

Norton MA 9/2/18 Bryson DeChambeau walking towards the 16th green during the third round of the at Dell Technologies Championship. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

tara sullivan

Tiger Woods adds friendship to the bag in round with Bryson DeChambeau

The two chatted throughout the third round at the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston.

Norton MA 9/2/18 Abraham Ancer watching the flight of his tee shot on the 4th hole during the third round of the at Dell Technologies Championship. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

dell technologies championship

Who is Abraham Ancer and how did he grab the lead at the Dell?

Sunday offered a glimpse as to why 2018 has been Ancer’s best year in the sport.

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 01: Adam Scott of Australia plays his shot from the fourth tee during round two of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston on September 1, 2018 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Hayden Bird

For Adam Scott and Justin Rose, TPC Boston event is more than just a golf tournament

Both players share a strong connection with the event that dates to the first go-around in 2003.

Norton MA 9/1/18 Phil Mickelson watching the flight of his tee shot on the 9th hole during the second round of the at Dell Technologies Championship. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Tara Sullivan

Phil Mickelson is in an unfamiliar position

Mickelson won’t make the US Ryder Cup team on merit, so’ll he’ll have to wait to hear if he’s a captain’s pick.

NORTON, MA - AUGUST 31: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks on the ninth hole during the first round of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston on August 31, 2018 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Hayden Bird

What other sports do PGA Tour players like? We asked.

The PGA Tour is filled with a long line of multi-sport enthusiasts, and many of them take their secondary sports quite seriously.

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 01: Tony Finau of the United States plays his shot from the 11th tee during round two of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston on September 1, 2018 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

Dell Technologies notebook

Danny Ainge has rooting interest at the Dell

The Celtics GM and Tony Finau share Utah roots, and recently formed a friendship.

Webb Simpson reacts after his eagle on the 18th hole during the second round of the Dell Technologies Championship golf tournament at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Dell Technologies Championship

Webb Simpson drained a crazy-long putt to vault into the lead at TPC Boston

Simpson shot a 63 to take a one-shot lead over England’s Justin Rose and Tyrrell Hatton.

Norton MA 8/31/18 Tiger Woods watching the flight of his tee shot on the 9th hole during the first round of the at Dell Technologies Championship. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Hayden Bird

Observations from following Tiger Woods for 18 holes

The 42-year-old crowd favorite was glad to return to New England.

Norton MA 8/31/18 Tiger Woods chips out of a bunker saving par on the 8th hole during the first round of the at Dell Technologies Championship. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

DELL TECHNOLOGIES NOTEBOOK

Tiger Woods shoots 1-over 72 in first round of Dell

Woods had the putter working well at TPC Boston but wasn’t giving himself enough birdie chances.

NORTON, MA - AUGUST 31: Justin Rose of England plays his shot from the second tee during the first round of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston on August 31, 2018 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Dell Technologies Championship

Justin Rose went on a late scoring binge, and he leads at TPC Boston

Local favorite Keegan Bradley is in the hunt, trailing by two shots after round one.

Jay Monahan brings a dynamic, inclusive and open-minded approach to the PGA Tour.

TARA SULLIVAN

Jay Monahan returns to TPC Boston as PGA Tour commissioner, with his vision a reality

Sixteen years ago, Monahan was in charge of the PGA event in Norton, and he witnessed uncertainty turn into success.

Mansfield, MA - 8/30/2018 - Tiger Woods tees off on 9 during today's Dell technologies golf tournament pro-am day at TPC Boston in Norton and PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan interview with Tara Sullivan. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Tara Sullivan, Topic: 31Dell golf, LOID: 8.4.2991072208.

DELL TECHNOLOGIES NOTEBOOK

Tiger Woods says 2018 is ‘one of my best years’

Woods underwent back surgery four times from 2014 to 2017.

Mansfield-08/29/18 Practice took place for the Dell Technologies Championship at the TPC course. Peter Uihlein from New Bedford on the driving range as his Huskie dog covers his driver. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Hayden Bird

When talent and fundamentals take a golfer only so far, superstition is the next best thing

As the pros descend upon TPC Boston for the PGA Tour playoffs, there’s more at work than just sweet swings.

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - AUGUST 26: Bryson DeChambeau of the United States celebrates with the winner's trophy after the final round of The Northern Trust on August 26, 2018 at the Ridgewood Championship Course in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

DELL TECHNOLOGIES CHAMPIONSHIP

A glimpse at the thought process of Bryson DeChambeau, FedExCup standings leader

He flaunted an impressive understanding of body mechanics, and divulged brain training methods that have helped him through stressful situations on the course.