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FILE - This is a Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007  file photo of Sweden's Annika Sorenstam tees off from the 18th during a Pro Am event ahead of the Women's British Open golf tournament at the Old Course at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews, Scotland. On Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 the day residents of St. Andrews join their fellow Scots in voting whether to become an independent nation, a historic sporting decision will be made inside arguably the most famous building in golf. The Royal & Ancient Golf Club, an all-male bastion since its founding 260 years ago, votes Thursday whether to admit women members. For the first time, the R&A is allowing its 2,500 worldwide members to vote by proxy.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Big vote in Scotland: Royal & Ancient to allow women members

- Associated Press

The club, exclusively for men since it was founded in Scotland 260 years ago, released a statement Thursday saying 85 percent of those who took part in the ballot voted in favor of allowing female members.

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot  on the first hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Tiger Woods’ recovery focused on regaining strength in back

- Associated Press

With a season full of back troubles, Woods decided to take the rest of the year off before he returns to competition Dec. 4-7 at the Hero World Challenge. He says even though he is back to full strength physically, he still has not hit a golf ball.

This photo provided by Greg Norman shows Norman resting in a hospital bed after a chainsaw accident.  Norman posted a photo to Instagram on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014,  in which he was laying in a hospital bed with his left arm  heavily bandaged.  The Hall of Fame golfer and entrepreneur, was cutting back trees in his South Florida home when the weight of a branch pulled his left hand toward the chain saw. He said the blade hit him just below where a person would be wearing a wrist watch. He said doctors told him it missed his artery by a fraction of an inch. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Greg Norman)

Greg Norman nearly loses hand in chain saw accident

- Associated Press

Norman, the Hall of Fame golfer and entrepreneur, was cutting back trees in his South Florida home when the weight of a branch pulled his left hand toward the chain saw. He said the blade hit him just below where a person would be wearing a wrist watch.

Billy Horschel hits out of a greenside bunker on the 13th hole during the second round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament  Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

- Associated Press

Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already has a victory and a runner-up finish in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Chris Kirk bites his club after missing a putt for birdie on the 18th hole during first round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament  Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Chris Kirk, Billy Horschel share Tour Championship lead

- Associated Press

Both players already have won FedEx Cup playoff events to earn the top two seeds going into the Tour Championship. Playing together in the last group at East Lake, they both made late birdies and were tied for the lead at 4-under 66.

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, follows his shot off the second tee in the third round of the BMW Championship golf  tournament in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Rory McIlroy focuses on big finish to season at Tour Championship

- Associated Press

McIlroy already has won a pair of majors — the British Open and PGA Championship — sandwiched around a World Golf Championship. He is back to No. 1 in the world and is assured of being there for at least the next two months. He already has wrapped up another PGA Tour money title. About the only item McIlroy doesn’t have is the FedEx Cup.

Billy Horschel jokes with members of his threesome while waiting to tee off on the third hole in the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Billy Horschel holds off Bubba Watson for BMW Championship win

- Associated Press

Horschel shot 1-under 69 on Sunday to finish at 14-under 266. He’ll head into next week’s Tour Championship ranked second in the points standings, meaning a win there will earn him the FedEx Cup and a $10 million bonus.

Chris Kirk heads for the third tee during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Chris Kirk refocuses after Ryder Cup snub

- Associated Press

His win over the weekend at the Deutsche Bank Championship moved him to No. 1 in the FedEx Cup, meaning he will have a clear shot at the $10 million prize and a five-year exemption.

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