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South Africa's Van Zyl cards 64 for 2-shot lead in Paris (The Associated Press)

South Africa's Jaco Van Zyl plays his second shot on hole 18 during round one of the Irish Open Golf Championship at Royal County Down, Newcastle, Northern Ireland, Thursday, May 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Jaco Van Zyl will take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the French Open and a shot at a maiden European Tour title after carding a 7-under-par 64 on Saturday. Van Zyl has won 13 times on the Sunshine Tour, and has 17 top-10 finishes on the European Tour, including two this season while playing on a medical exemption with a brace on his leg. Maximilian Kieffer of Germany, also chasing his first European Tour title, was two back after shooting a bogey-free 65 and rising seven places.




Melissa Reid no longer a rebel with a cause (Reuters)

Melissa Reid of Britain takes a shot on the 14th hole during the third round of the Dubai Ladies Masters December 12, 2014. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Melissa Reid turned into a rebel with a cause after suffering a family bereavement in 2012 and only in the last few months has she been able to put her grief to one side and focus fully on golf again. Reid lost her mother and chief motivator Joy in a road accident in Germany three years ago and for a long time she was lost in a fog of despair. "I used to hate talking about it but I feel I've been on a massive journey and I'm coming out of it now," the 28-year-old told Reuters in an interview during the European Masters at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club on the outskirts of London.




Golf-Melissa Reid no longer a rebel with a cause (Reuters)
By Tony Jimenez LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - Britain's Melissa Reid turned into a rebel with a cause after suffering a family bereavement in 2012 and only in the last few months has she been able to put her grief to one side and focus fully on golf again. Reid lost her mother and chief motivator Joy in a road accident in Germany three years ago and for a long time she was lost in a fog of despair. "I used to hate talking about it but I feel I've been on a massive journey and I'm coming out of it now," the 28-year-old told Reuters in an interview during the European Masters at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club on the outskirts of London.

Golf-South African Van Zyl hits front at French Open (Reuters)
South African Jaco Van Zyl is on course to land his first European Tour win after galloping two strokes clear of the field in the French Open third round at Le Golf National on Saturday. The 36-year-old shot a flawless seven-under-par 64 to move two ahead of Germany's Max Kieffer (65) who is also looking for his maiden tour title. Austrian Bernd Wiesberger was a further shot adrift in third place after a 66.

Golf-European Tour French Open scores (Reuters)
July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour French Open at the par-71 course on Saturday in Paris -10 Jaco Van Zyl (South Africa) 68 71 64 -8 Maximilian Kieffer (Germany) 70 70 65 -7 Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 68 72 66 -6 Victor Dubuisson (France) 68 70 69 Martin Kaymer (Germany) 69 69 69 James Morrison (Britain) 71 68 68 -5 Brendan Steele (U.S. ...

Woods slumps back into mediocrity at Greenbrier (Reuters)

Jul 3, 2015; White Sulphur Springs, WV, USA; Tiger Woods on the 3rd tee at The Old White TPC. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods mixed some good shots with a couple of terrible drives as he carded a one-under-par 69 in the second round of the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia on Friday. A day after shooting his best score in 16 months, a 66, Woods reverted to mediocrity and ended the day equal 26th, four strokes behind pacesetters Jhonattan Vegas and Scott Langley at the Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs. Woods, who four weeks ago shot the worst score of his decorated career, an 85 at the Memorial tournament, did not speak to the media.




Vegas, Langley share 2nd-round lead at Greenbrier Classic (The Associated Press)

Scott Langley watches his tee shot on the eighth hole during the second round of the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Friday, July 3, 2015. Rain caused delays in play. Langley has a share of the lead with 9 under par for the two rounds. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Jhonattan Vegas hasn't had much success since winning his second PGA Tour event as a rookie in 2011. The Greenbrier Classic could give him that needed boost. Vegas shot a 5-under-par 65 to tie Scott Langley for the lead after the second round Friday.




Bubba Watson to remove Confederate flag from 'General Lee' (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2012, file photo, golfer Bubba Watson drives off in the General Lee after playing in the pro-am at the Phoenix Open golf tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz. Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) -- Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in ''The Dukes of Hazzard'' television series.