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The Ledges, which may be the most demanding golf course layout in New England, was carved from an undulating and unforgiving landscape that has a 200-foot variation in elevation.
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Vijay Singh, implicated in a Sports Illustrated story this week about using a product that contains a substance banned by the PGA Tour, has issued a statement on Wednesday admitting that he's used the deer antler spray in question. He said that he was not aware it contained a substance that falls on the tour's banned list.

Around New England

Outdoor adventures

Outdoor adventures

A complete guide to hiking, biking, and camping in New England.
boston visitors guide

Boston visitors' guide

Where to eat, play, sleep, shop.
Spa and luxury guide

Spa and luxury guide

"Aahs" in Boston and beyond.
Golfing the Cape

Golfing the Cape

There are three public courses on the Outer Cape — Highland Links, Chequessett in Wellfleet, and Chatham Seaside — and all of them have a touch of the moor and the maritime.
Venues that break $80

Venues that break $80

For those who continue to enjoy golf for the respite it provides from everyday stress, here are 10 courses in New England that have at least two things in common: They’re open to the public, and they ‘‘break 80’’ in an important regard.
Green Mountain idyll

Green Mountain idyll

Play great courses, enjoy savory ones, shop, or hit the spa amid the splendor of Vermont.
The front nine

The front nine

From Maine to Rhode Island, see some of the best public golf courses in New England.
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Mickelson surges into tie at top with Singh at BMW

The BMW Championship turned into golf’s version of an All-Star game Saturday with Phil Mickelson making 10 birdies to share the lead with Vijay Singh, and a host of other proven players lined up behind them at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Ind.

McIlroy off to the races again

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy seem to be spending a lot of time together lately. That includes the top of a busy leaderboard at the BMW Championship at Carmel, Ind.

BMW Championship holds extra importance

CARMEL, Ind. — Marc Leishman remembers the nervous feeling as he stood over a short putt on the final hole of the BMW Championship. It was his first time in the Fed­Ex Cup, and the stakes were so enormous that he had a hard time blocking out everything but getting the ball in the cup.

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Love chooses the safe Ryder Cup play

With a figurative pin tucked behind a figurative bunker, Davis Love played for the center of the green with his four Ryder Cup captain’s picks: Choosing the smart, safe shot that shouldn’t bring bogey into play, and might mean a birdie if things go well.

Phil Mickelson takes fourth with a 5-under

NORTON — At the start of the day, Phil Mickelson had a message for his playing partner. As Jeff Overton told it, “Phil on the first [tee] was great. He said, ‘Let’s have a good day, we’ll go make a whole lot of birdies.’ ”

Intense battle at back of PGA field to make Top 70

NORTON — While Rory McIlroy and Louis Oosthuizen staged their own nail-biting finish on the 18th green of the Deutsche Bank Championship, it wasn’t the only drama that unfolded at TPC Boston.

Oosthuizen’s disappointment isn’t pronounced

By Christopher L. Gasper Globe Staff NORTON — He’s the distinctive looking guy (friends affectionately refer to him as “Shrek”) with the indistinguishable last name. Louis Oosthuizen doesn’t roll off the tongue like Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson. It ties the tongue into a double Windsor knot.

McIlroy captures Deutsche Bank

NORTON — Anniversaries are meant to be celebrated, with special significance given when the year ends in zero. But for all the party planning that’s involved, it’s the behavior of the invited guests that makes the occasion truly special.

Woods takes 3d, tops $100m in career earnings

NORTON — In relation to par, Tiger Woods had his best showing at the Deutsche Bank Championship, despite finishing in third place. Better than when he finished second (2004, 2007). Better than when he won (2006).