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Woods smokin’ with round of 62

Golf: Tiger Woods started with a bogey. His best shot led to a par.

It turned out to be his best round of the year.

Getting better with every shot, Woods broke the course record at Cog Hill and blew away the field Saturday in the BMW Championship at Lemont, Ill., with a 9-under 62 that gave him a seven-shot lead.

“After I got past the first hole I was doing all right,” Woods said. “It was one of those days that kind of built upon itself.”

A course renovated by Rees Jones with hopes of landing a U.S. Open was no match for Woods, who was nearly nine shots better than the field, which averaged 70.71.

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Gophers find some daylight

Football: Gophers football is officially back on campus.

Minnesota won its inaugural game at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday night with a 20-13 victory over Air Force. It’s was first time the Gophers played an outdoor home game since 1981 at Memorial Stadium. They played in the Metrodome in Min- neapolis until this year.

A capacity crowd of 50,000 fans filled the horseshoe-shaped facility about a block away from where Memorial Stadium once stood.

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Anderson named WDFW director

OUTDOORS: Phil Anderson, who has served as interim director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) for more than nine months, was chosen Saturday as the department’s permanent director.

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to select Anderson in a public meeting in Olympia, after interviewing six candidates and narrowing the field to two finalists in August. The commission is a nine-member citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for WDFW.

Anderson, 59, lives in Westport, Wash.