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PGA Tour denies Johnson was suspended
Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson said that he was "taking a leave of absence ... effective immediately."
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The PGA Tour denied Friday that Dustin Johnson has been suspended, this after an online report earlier in the day said the golfer was banned for six months after failing a drug test for a third time.

"With regard to media reports that Dustin Johnson has been suspended by the PGA Tour, this is to clarify that Mr. Johnson has taken a voluntary leave of absence and is not under a suspension from the PGA Tour," the tour said in a statement.

Golf.com reported that Johnson has failed three drug tests, one for marijuana in 2009 and two for cocaine -- first in 2012 and then earlier this year. The latter caused him to be suspended for six months, according to the report.  Full Story

Does Furyk have a closing problem?
By Kevin Currie, Golf Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jim Furyk has been one of the most consistent players over the last 18 years on the PGA Tour. He has earned over $1 million in 17 of those 18 seasons and has won in 10 of those 18 years.

His resume is nearly Hall of Fame worthy, and I say nearly because the new Hall of Fame rules state that a player needs two or more major championships and Furyk is one short there.

Furyk has wins in 12 different years, but has only three years with multiple victories. And his last win was at the 2010 Tour Championship.  Full Story

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Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has surgery to repair core muscle injury

Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury he suffered during offseason training, General Manager Ron Francis announced Tuesday.

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