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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - John Senden
Webb Simpson opened a four-stroke lead Friday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, taking advantage of perfect scoring conditions at TPC Summerlin.
Tiger Woods, looking to break his drought of 17 majors without a title, will tee off in the 8:35 a.m. group Thursday, playing alongside Davis Love III and Keegan Bradley.
Tiger Woods plans to return to action at this week's British Open at Muirfield, and he'll be playing alongside Graeme McDowell and Louis Oosthuizen for the first two rounds.
The field for the 142nd British Open golf championship, which starts Thursday at Muirfield. Players listed in only the first category for which they qualified:
Six former Masters winners and another quintet who each won at least one of the three other major championships won't be around for the weekend at Augusta.
Gene Sarazen hit "the shot heard `round the world," holing out with a 4-wood from 235 yards in the 15th fairway at Augusta National in 1935. He put a 2 on his card, made up a three-shot deficit with one swing, and then beat Craig Wood in a playoff the next day.
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker shot a 10-under 62 on Friday in modified alternate-shot play to take the first-round lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout.
Australia's John Senden shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday in calm morning conditions at The Lakes to take a two-stroke lead in the Australian Open.
A common phrase this year — "Tiger's back" — took on a new meaning Friday at The Barclays.
At Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean Course)
Padraig Harrington knew he was playing better golf than his scores indicated. He just wasn't expecting the lowest official score of his life, a 10-under 61 to set the course record Thursday in the Transitions Championship.
Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy suddenly have more at stake than the Match Play Championship.
Brandt Snedeker took advantage of Kyle Stanley's late meltdown _ again.
John Senden and Greg Chalmers have each had a hole-in-one at the Australian PGA _ on consecutive days, in the same group, on the same hole.
Turns out that sudden-death playoff Bill Haas won at East Lake was worth more than $11.44 million. It earned him a spot in the Presidents Cup.
"This new system has given these fall events greater credibility," John Senden said.
"That was a double eagle," John Senden of Australia said with a big smile.