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Grace pulls out of Olympics due to Zika

(AP) -- Branden Grace withdrew from the Olympics on Friday, becoming the fourth golfer to cite the Zika virus as a reason not to play in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

At No. 11 in the world, Grace, a two-time winner this year, is the highest-ranked South African golfer. Read More...

Rahm, Hurley III lead at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) Jon Rahm was surprised about the level of fan support he has received at the Quicken Loans National, far away from his native Spain and where he went to school at Arizona State.

It helped that Rahm was playing with local guy Bobby Hurley III and helped even more that the two players went shot-for-shot Friday to share the lead. Rahm and Hurley were tied at 11 under, three strokes ahead of Vijay Singh going into the weekend at Congressional. Read More...

Toledo, Sauers hold American Family lead

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Gene Sauers rebounded from a bulging disk to share the first-round lead with Estaban Toledo on Friday in the PGA Tour Champions' inaugural American Family Insurance Championship.

The 53-year-old Sauers matched Toledo with a 9-under 63 in front of large galleries at University Ridge. Sauers withdrew from the Constellation Senior Players Championship two weeks ago in Pennsylvania because of the disk problem. Read More...

Uehara tops NW Arkansas leaderboard

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) One of Ayako Uehara's best memories in her four full-time seasons on the LPGA Tour is a hole-in-one she made in her first appearance at the NW Arkansas Championship in 2013.

Uehara added to her growing list of memorable moments at Pinnacle Country Club by shooting a career-best 62 in the opening round Friday. Read More...

McDowell won't replace McIlroy in Rio

DUBLIN (AP) Graeme McDowell rejected the chance to replace Rory McIlroy in the Irish Olympic team on Thursday, becoming the latest high-profile golfer to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Games.

While McIlroy cited concerns about the Zika virus, McDowell said he decided months ago not to leave the United States while his wife expects their second child. Read More...

No timeline set for Woods' return

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) Tiger Woods can play soccer with kids and ride a bike but hasn't progressed far enough in his rehab to set a timeline on when he'll return to professional golf.

Woods, who hasn't played on the PGA Tour in 10 months after two back surgeries last year, isn't yet able to play 36 holes a day and practice how he'd like. Before getting back, he said he'd have to play several days to show his body can handle the workload. Read More...

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