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McIlroy leads by 3 after 65 at Wentworth

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy on the 6th fairway during day two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club, Surrey, England Friday May 25, 2018. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Rory McIlroy shot a 7-under 65 to move into the second-round lead at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday.

So good was McIlroy's bogey-free round at Wentworth that playing partner Alex Noren, the defending champion, called it "the best round I've ever seen."

"I'm about to quit golf, I think," joked Noren, whose own round of 68 left him five shots off the pace on 7 under par alongside Robert Rock and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

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Rose leads Grillo by 1 shot at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Justin Rose considered his first 15 holes in the second round at Colonial pretty flawless. The last three worked out OK, too, even with the only bogey for the leader of the Fort Worth Invitational.

"Last three holes got a bit scrappy," Rose said after a 6-under 64 that got him to 10 under Friday at Hogan's Alley. Read More...

Sutherland, McCarron lead at Senior PGA

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) Kevin Sutherland and Scott McCarron have been rivals since their junior golf days around Sacramento, California. The two old friends were back at it Friday at the top of the Senior PGA Championship leaderboard.

"It's honestly, nothing new for us," said Sutherland who played in the third-to-last group and birdied his last two holes for a 5-under 66 to match McCarron at 8 under. Read More...

Japanese teen Hataoka leads LPGA Volvik

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) After losing in a playoff last weekend, Nasa Hataoka is making another bid for her first LPGA Tour victory.

Hataoka shot a 4-under 68 on Friday, and the Japanese teenager led by one stroke over Minjee Lee after the second round of the Volvik Championship. Hataoka, who is coming off the first two top-10 finishes of her LPGA career, made seven birdies at Travis Pointe Country Club. She began her round on No. 10, and her best stretch came toward the end, when she birdied Nos. 4, 5 and 6. Read More...

LPGA, BMW team for South Korea event

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The LPGA Tour and BMW Group Korea have reached an agreement for a South Korean tournament that will start next year.

LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan and BMW Group Korea Chairman Hyo Joon Kim announced Wednesday that the first event will be played in October 2019 at LPGA International Busan, the tour's first golf facility outside the United States. Read More...

US Open presents old courses in new way

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) If the U.S. Open was suffering from an identity crisis, then a return to Shinnecock Hills should cure that.

But only to a point. Read More...

Bjorn adds 4 assistants for Ryder Cup

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Europe is adding a wealth of Ryder Cup experience for the team room with four more assistants to captain Thomas Bjorn.

Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington, Luke Donald and Graeme McDowell are the latest additions to Bjorn's staff for this year's matches in France. Bjorn previously named Robert Karlsson as one of his vice captains. Read More...

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