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Woods rallies, Johnson takes Mexico lead

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MEXICO CITY (AP) Tiger Woods delivered the shot that had the gallery buzzing. Dustin Johnson produced the golf that left everyone chasing him.

Johnson made it through another round at the Mexico Championship without a bogey, and he was so efficient Friday that he putted for birdie on every hole, one of them from just on the fringe. It added to a 4-under 67 and a two-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Matt Kuchar going into the weekend.

"Just hit a lot of fairways, hit a lot of greens," Johnson said.


Fowler penalized on 'terrible' drop rule

MEXICO CITY (AP) Rickie Fowler was penalized one shot Friday in the Mexico Championship for dropping from the wrong height, a new rule he expects to be changed.

Fowler hit a shank on his second shot of the round from the 10th fairway. He got a ball from his caddie and instinctively held out his arm at shoulder-height, then played his next shot to the green. Read More...

Trahan, Lashley lead Puerto Rico Open

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) D.J. Trahan birdied the final hole Friday at windy Coco Beach Golf and Country Club for a 5-under 67 and a share of the second-round lead with Nate Lashley in the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open.

Trahan had seven birdies and two bogeys in his morning round. Read More...

2-time champ Yang tied for Thailand lead

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) Two-time champion Amy Yang of South Korea and Australian Minjee Lee shared the lead on 15-under 201 after the third round of the LPGA Thailand on Saturday.

Yang, who won twice on this course in 2015 and 2017, had six birdies for a 6-under 66, and Lee also had six birdies - and one bogey - for 67, which included a stunning 30-foot downhill putt on the final hole at Siam Country Club Pattaya. They have a two-stroke lead. Read More...

Woods to skip Honda amid busy stretch

MEXICO CITY (AP) Tiger Woods is skipping the Honda Classic next week as he tries to figure out a busy Florida schedule leading to the Masters.

Woods has played the Honda Classic at PGA National the last four times he has been healthy dating to 2012. He finished 12th a year ago, but that was when it followed the West Coast swing and Woods was not eligible for the Mexico Championship. Read More...

Fox has long day after long trip

MEXICO CITY (AP) Playing golf on foreign soil is nothing new to Ryan Fox. He just didn't know what planet he was on Thursday in the Mexico Championship.

Fox was home in New Zealand earlier this week, fresh off a European Tour victory in the Super 6 Perth that moved him to No. 66 in the world. He had plans for a little fishing, a little wine and some practice ahead of the 100th playing of the New Zealand Open. Read More...

Spieth's dad to caddie for son in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) Jordan Spieth's father decided at the last minute to come down to the Mexico Championship without realizing how much he would be needed.

Spieth's caddie had to leave Wednesday morning when his father died. Read More...