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2019 Scandinavian Invitation - Round 2

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2019 Scandinavian Invitation - Round 2

TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP AT EAST LAKE

Players after Rd. 1: New-look TC pretty 'normal'

After Day 1 of the new strokes-based scoring format at the Tour Championship, players agreed that things felt mostly normal.

Tee times, pairings for Rd. 2 of Tour Champ

Here are the complete tee times and pairings for the second round of the Tour Championship, where Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka share the lead.

Xander (64) joins Koepka, JT as East Lake leaders

Xander Schauffele shot a 6-under 64 to erase a six-shot deficit and join Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka atop the Tour Championship leaderboard.

Schauffele tied atop TC, though his 64 leads way

Justin Thomas strolled into East Lake on Thursday with a two-shot cushion, but it's Xander Schauffele who seized control of Thursday's leaderboard at the Tour Championship.

Mr. East Lake? Schauffele making quite the case

Xander Schauffele has a strong affinity for East Lake. After a win in his first Tour Championship start in 2017 and a T-7 finish last year, Schauffele kept the trend going in Thursday's opening round.

Competitive players want the win, the $15 million and the lowest total score

Every player in the Tour Championship field wants to win and earn the $15 million FedExCup prize. But their competitive nature also means they want the lowest total score, too.

BROOKS BARES ALL

Brooks 'The Body'? Koepka goes viral with Body Issue photos

Brooks 'The Body'? Koepka poses nude, goes viral

The Morning Drive crew reacts to Brooks Koepka posing for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue.

Brooks bares all, especially confidence, as he chases FedExCup

Brooks Koepka continued to prove that "reckless self-sabotage" never looked so good, grabbing a share of the lead at East Lake after revealing his Body Issue photos.

ESPN The Body Issue

Koepka on getting naked for ESPN: 'A bit weird'

A few photos of Brooks Koepka's ESPN Body Issue photoshoot have been released, and even he said getting naked for the shoot was "a bit weird."

Instagram/@bkoepka + ESPN The Body Issue

Koepka's ESPN Body Issue photos revealed

Turns out the rumors were right all along. Brooks Koepka was preparing to be featured in ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue, which he posted on his Instagram Wednesday night.

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM ATLANTA

JT sputters as Schauffele soars on Day 1 at East Lake

JT sputters as Schauffele soars on Day 1 at East Lake

Get caught up with all the first-round excitement from the Tour Championship.

Matsuyama's putt hangs on the edge en route to first-round 66

Get caught up with more action from Day one at the Tour Championship where Hideki Matsuyama's ball took a while to decide if it wanted to fall.

Rolfing: Koepka drove the ball 'all over North Georgia' in Round 1 at East Lake

Rolfing: Koepka drove the ball 'all over North Georgia'

Mark Rolfing talks with Brandel Chamblee about Brooks Kopeka's first-round 67 at the Tour Championship.

Chamblee's 'hard look' at McIlroy's season that could end with hardware

Chamblee's 'hard look' at McIlroy's season that could end with hardware

Mark Rolfing and Brandel Chamblee look at Rory McIlroy's first round at the Tour Championship and why they think Rory might be the most consistent player of the year.

TOUR OF THE TOURS

Henderson fires 66, eyes repeat in national open

Brooke Henderson shot 6-under 66 on Thursday to grab the early lead at the CP Women's Open, where she looks to defend her title.

Murray co-leads at KFT Finals event in Boise

Former PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray opened the Albertsons Boise Open with a 7-under 64 to grab a share of the lead in the second leg of the Korn Ferry Finals.

Fitzpatrick two back of leader Ormsby in Sweden

Matthew Fitzpatrick shot 6-under 64 on Thursday and is two stroke back of leader Wade Ormsby at the Scandinavian Invitation.

Liu (81) cherishing her experience at CPWO

Michelle Liu, 12, opened her LPGA debut with a 9-over 81, but is still proud and thankful to be the youngest to ever play in the CP Women's Open.

A. Park leads in Canada; Henderson 1 back

Annie Park shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the opening round of the CP Women's Open.

15TH HOLE TO DETERMINE $15 MILLION?

GEARING UP FOR THE SOLHEIM CUP

A. Park's final Solheim push off to strong start

Annie Park was quick out of the gate Thursday in a bid to make the U.S. Solheim Cup team, but she appears to have more on her mind at the CP Women’s Open.

Inkster can't sleep at night, wishes for more picks

Juli Inkster said she hasn't been sleeping well ahead of her U.S. Solheim Cup captain's picks, and the truth is that she wishes she had one or two more picks available to her.

Final week of U.S. Solheim Cup qualifying

The American Solheim Cup effort is down to one final, grueling week of qualifying and a couple of tough choices for the team captain.

GRILL ROOM

Twitter/@TinaMickelson

Diet update: Phil is absolutely ripped

Tina, Phil Mickelson’s sister, has only tweeted five times in this calendar year. But she did so on Tuesday with a photo you have to see: Phil is ripped. 

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Watch: Craziest mini-golf ace you'll ever see

First off, don't try this at home. But out of the danger comes this viral clip of a kid smashing a drive during a round of mini golf that miraculously finds the bottom of the cup for a hole-in-one.

GOLF ACADEMY COACHES SERIES: LONG DRIVE

Strano: Picture 'Mr. Bill' for high, booming drives

Strano: Picture 'Mr. Bill' for high, booming drives

Golf Channel Academy lead coach Rob Strano brings back an old friend from the hit comedy series Saturday Night Live to demonstrate how to create a more positive attack angle into the ball and launch your drives higher and farther with less

THE COMEBACK

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The Comeback: Tiger's torturous journey to becoming a champion again

Tiger Woods won't be defending his Tour Championship title. But his comeback - against several levels of pain, shame and loss - should be appreciated.

The Comeback: Tiger's journey to public acceptance

Tiger Woods has long been revered by fans for what's he's accomplished. But during his comeback he had to work hard at gaining something else: public acceptance.

The Comeback: Tiger's journey through personal shame

Of all the facets of Tiger Woods' comeback, the most unquantifiable one was the personal shame with which he's had to deal.

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The Comeback: Tiger's journey through injury and pain

Tiger Woods' body has been through the ringer. He's had to come back from injury, time and time and time again. Until his comeback was complete.

The Comeback: Tiger's journey against the 'Tiger Effect' generation

He inspired them. And in order to become a champion again, he had to beat them. Tiger Woods' comeback included his on-course battle against the 'Tiger Effect.'

The Comeback: Tiger's journey to regaining his fear factor

Players might not be as intimidated by Tiger Woods as they once were, but when it mattered most during his comeback, Woods revived the fear factor.

PICKING UP THE PACE OF PLAY

What can the PGA Tour can do to combat slow play?

What can the PGA Tour can do to combat slow play?

The Morning Drive crew gives their ideas to reduce slow play on the PGA Tour.

When it comes to slow play, PGA Tour still lagging behind

The PGA Tour is usually at the forefront of change, but it still hasn't picked up the pace when it comes to slow play.