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Jordan Spieth tees off on the fourth hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 10, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Jordan Spieth sets Masters record with lowest 36-hole score

- Associated Press

Spieth shot a 6-under 66 in the second round, essentially blowing away everyone in the field except Charley Hoffman, going to the weekend with a 14-under 130 total. That broke the record set by Raymond Floyd in 1976.

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Jimmy Walker, left, signs autographs for fans as he comes off the 18th green during a practice round for The Players Championship golf tournament Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Players Championship should focus on what it is

- Associated Press

The criteria to be considered for the World Golf Hall of Fame smacks of yet another effort by the PGA Tour to make The Players Championship something it's not.

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Stanford duo gets off to winning start

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Stanford teammates Maverick McNealy and Viraat Badhwar kept up their momentum from qualifying with a 6-and-4 victory to easily advance out of the first round of the inaugural U.S Amateur Four-Ball Championship.

FILE - In this April 11, 2014, file photo, Jordan Spieth, left, shakes hands with Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, on the 18th green following the second round of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. The match that didn't happen in San Francisco will be available in stroke play at The Players Championship this week. Match Play winner Rory McIlroy, ranked No. 1, and Masters champion Jordan Spieth, ranked No. 2, are in the same group for the opening two rounds.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

McIlroy, Spieth together in opening 2 rounds of Players

Associated Press

The match that didn't happen in San Francisco will be available in stroke play at The Players Championship this week. Match Play winner Rory McIlroy and Masters champion Jordan Spieth are in the same group for the opening two rounds.

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, poses with his trophy on the 16th green of TPC Harding Park after winning the Match Play Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 3, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Rory McIlroy: Holding the top ranking, wearing the crown

- Associated Press

Unless he changed his routine, Rory McIlroy started celebrating his 26th birthday on Monday by going to the website of the Official World Golf Ranking to see where he stood. It was neither a gift nor a surprise.

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- Associated Press

Rory McIlroy didn't need another comeback to win the Match Play Championship.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits out of a bunker up to the 15th green of TPC Harding Park during round-robin play against Billy Horschel at the Match Play Championship golf tournament Friday, May 1, 2015, in San Francisco. McIlroy won the match on the 20th hole. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

McIlroy in a fight with Casey until darkness gets in the way

- Associated Press

Those weren't boxing gloves Rory McIlroy was wearing, they were thick hand-warmers. In the Pacific chill and approaching darkness, the world's No. 1 player had every reason to feel like he was in a fight of his own Saturday in the Match Play Championship against Paul Casey.

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- Associated Press

Rory McIlroy had his own fight to worry about Saturday in Match Play Championship. It was such a tense battle with Paul Casey that both had chances to win, and they had to return Sunday to see who gets to keep playing.