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McIlroy has five-birdie run to share PGA lead at Bay Hill

Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy made five consecutive birdies in his self-declared best round of the year to share the lead after Thursday’s start of the US PGA Arnold Palmer Invitational.
The 31-year-old from Northern Ireland fired a six-under par 66 at Bay Hill in Orlando to share the lead with Canada’s Corey Conners, one stroke ahead of reigning US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau.
McIlroy, hoping to complete a career Grand Slam at next month’s Masters, opened on the back nine despite weeks of struggling with his swing birdied the second through sixth holes.

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Kupcho battles through migraine headache to share LPGA lead

American Jennifer Kupcho fought through a migraine headache to fire a five-under par 67 and share the lead after Thursday’s opening round of the LPGA Drive On Championship.
Kupcho reeled off four birdies in a row on the front nine then hung on through the pain for a bogey-free round to match compatriots Nelly Korda and Austin Ernst for the lead at Golden Ocala near Orlando.
“On 14, I was ready to get off the golf course,” Kupcho said. “Not feeling great.
“On 18 tee, I kind of just started feeling numbness in may hand.

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It’s bombs away for Bryson at Bay Hill

This is a column about golf, but it’ll take us a minute to get there. First, explosions.
It’s my steadfast belief that the greatest scene in movie history is the vault heist in Fast Five. Either that, or the portal scene at the end of Avengers: Endgame. My sole criterion for quality in a movie: an ECPM (Explosions and Curses Per Minute) rating of at least 10. I think “Appetite for Destruction,” an album that pummels you with a pool cue, is one of humanity’s greatest achievements. And I’m looking forward to “Godzilla vs.

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Will Rory win Arnold Palmer Invitational?

Reuters
NFL: Brady says he dodged wife’s retirement request
Some had thought the 43-year-old might walk away from the game when he parted ways with the Patriots last offseason after winning six Super Bowls in 20 seasons in New England. Instead, Brady signed a two-year, $50 million contact with the Bucs and more than delivered for the franchise with an impressive run through the playoffs and convincing win over the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs in the title game.

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Johnny Golfball? Manziel chasing Tour spot

As headlines go, “Johnny Manziel says he’ll spend a decade trying to make the PGA Tour” seems like one burped up by an algorithm specializing in those “You won’t believe what this actor looks like now” thumbnails. But if we take Manziel at his word, a run at golf is indeed in his future.
The Heisman winner and current quarterback of the Zappers of the Fan-Controlled Football League appeared on fellow former NFL’er Chris Long’s podcast, “Green Light,” and announced his intentions to give golf a go.

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Morikawa does something only Tiger accomplished

National Review
Recovering a Family Legacy, and a World-Class Bourbon
Over the last decade or so, the bourbon industry has experienced a boom that is unparalleled across the rest of the liquor world. Collectors line up outside their local liquor stores hours before opening just for the chance to purchase an allocated bottle (I am guilty). And Pappy Van Winkle—the 15- to 23-year-old bourbon emblazoned with the face of Pappy himself — is the gold standard against which all others are judged.

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Morikawa cruises to WGC victory, pays tribute to Woods

Collin Morikawa fired a three-under-par 69 to clinch a three-shot victory at the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship in Florida on Sunday.
The 24-year-old PGA Championship winner — who led by two after Saturday’s third round — relied on accurate iron play and nerveless putting to close out victory at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton.
Morikawa’s final round saw him finish on 18 under with a 72-hole aggregate 270, three shots clear of Viktor Hovland, Brooks Koepka and Billy Horschel on 15 under.

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What we know: Tiger Woods ‘recovering’ as golfers plan to wear red on Sunday in honor of legend

The golf world’s thoughts remain with Tiger Woods five days after the legend suffered serious injuries — including a comminuted open fracture in his right leg that required emergency surgery — in a car crash in Southern California.
Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed, all taking part in the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship in Florida, have said they will all wear red and black on Sunday in honor of Woods, who has famously rocked the colors for the final day of tournaments throughout his career.

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Collin Morikawa leads by two after 54 holes at WGC-Workday

Benzinga
Jim Cramer Shares 10 SPACs ‘To Die For’
CNBC host Jim Cramer has been vocal about the rise of SPACs. Cramer has criticized the large number of SPACs and recently went after celebrity SPACs. The host has featured interviews with executives from some of the companies going public via the SPAC route. On Wednesday’s “Mad Money” show, Cramer recommended to that they watch for some high-quality SPACs that are trading down with the entire SPAC industry. “The next time these higher-quality SPACs get hit … you need to be ready to buy,” Cramer said.

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