Digest: DeChambeau has lead in Bahamas golf event | Sports

Bryson DeChambeau, of the United States, reacts to his putt on the 18th hole during the second round of the Hero World Challenge PGA Tour at the Albany Golf Club, in New Providence, Bahamas, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Fernando Llano

This holiday event in the Bahamas is taking on a little more meaning for Bryson DeChambeau seeking a small measure of revenge and for Collin Morikawa pursuing a more noble goal of reaching No. 1 in the world.One week after getting whipped by Brooks Koepka in Las Vegas at their made-for-TV match, DeChambeau made five birdies in a six-hole stretch around the turn at Albany and overcame a late double bogey from a wild drive for an 8-under 64 to reach 11 under overall. That was good for a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the Hero World Challenge in NassauThe group one shot behind included Morikawa, Tony Finau (66) and Koepka, of course, who made a 12-foot par putt on the final hole for a second straight 67.Morikawa made a strong move on the back nine with a birdie-birdie-eagle sequence until falling victim to the tough 18th, playing into a strong breeze. His bogey led to a 66.A victory against this 20-man field is the only way Morikawa can reach No. 1 in the world, and only then for a week before Jon Rahm — not playing this week — is projected to return to the top based on the two-year rolling formula. (AP)Freeman new coach of Irish: Notre Dame promoted defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to head coach of the Fighting Irish on Friday.

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