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COLUMN: The best in the world are coming

The best professional golfers in the world will be in our area this week as the tour championship returns to the East Lake Country Club in Atlanta.

Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2012 12:00 am

The best professional golfers in the world will be in our area this week as the tour championship returns to the East Lake Country Club in Atlanta. Any golfing enthusiast has to be chomping at the bit to be able to witness the artistry of the 30 best players of 2012.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy remained atop the FedExCup standings following a two-stroke victory over Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood at the BMW Championship, the third event in the FedExCup Playoffs, as he prepares to make his first appearance at  East Lake. With victories at the Deutsche Bank Championship and BMW Championship, McIlroy is the fourth player to win consecutive events in the FedExCup Playoffs since its inception in 2007, joining Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh) and Camilo Villegas. McIlroy is competing in the FedExCup Playoffs for the second time after finishing No. 36 and failing to advance to final tournament in 2010.

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