PREVIEW-Golf-Day and Johnson command spotlight at Bethpage

Aug 24 World number one Jason Day and second-ranked Dustin Johnson launch their title bids at The Barclays on Thursday amid longer-term hopes of securing the PGA Tour's season-ending FedExCup and Player of the Year honours.

Golf-McIlroy eyes FedExCup boost to transform his season

Aug 24 Rory McIlroy has set his sights on finishing a so-so season on a strong note as he prepares this week for The Barclays, the first of four FedExCup events that conclude the 2015-16 U.S. PGA Tour.

Golf-Knox could be record-tying sixth European Ryder rookie

FARMINGDALE, New York, Aug 23 Scotsman Russell Knox sits fourth on the FedExCup points list but may need a strong showing at The Barclays, which opens the lucrative PGA Tour playoffs this week, to join the European Ryder Cup team.

Golf-Rose, after golden Olympic run, returns to regular job

FARMINGDALE, New York, Aug 23 Justin Rose, still feeling the glow of winning Olympic golf gold at the Rio Games, says he hopes the experience will carry him on a strong run after claiming a prize he considers "at the top".

Golf-Ryder Cup captain Clarke salutes Europe's 'fantastic' mix

LONDON, Aug 23 Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has hailed his "fantastic blend of youth and experience" following the confirmation of his nine automatic qualifiers for next month's event at Hazeltine, Minnesota.

Golf-Battle on for last automatic spots on U.S. Ryder Cup team

Aug 22 With the Ryder Cup just over a month away, the teams are shaping up, with this week's Barclays tournament at Bethpage determining the last three automatic spots on a United States team desperate to end Europe's recent domination.

Golf-World Rankings

Aug 22 (Gracenote) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 14.17 2. (2) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 10.99 3. (3) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 10.11 4. (4) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 9.34 5. (5) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 8.94 6. (6) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 6.65 7. (7) Adam Scott (Australia) 6.38 8. (8) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 6.12 9. (9) Justin Rose (Britain) 6.01 10. (10) Danny Willett (Bri

Golf-FedEx Cup rankings

Aug 22 (Gracenote) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 2735 2. (2) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 2701 3. (3) Adam Scott (Australia) 2063 4. (4) Russell Knox (Britain) 2001 5. (5) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 1965 6. (6) Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 1717 7. (8) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 1575 8. (7) Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 1532 9. (10) Kevin Na (U.S.) 1529 10. (9) Justin Thomas (U.S.)

Olympics-Golf-Golf's Olympic return seen as a win though top players stay away

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 22 Britain's Justin Rose and South Korea's Inbee Park won the first gold medals in golf in more than 100 years as the sport made a solid return to the Olympics despite the absence of eight of the top 15 players from the men's game.

UPDATE 1-Golf-Korean Kim joins young guns with Greensboro runaway

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