News for Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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Rude: PGA Tour likely to act soon on Singh

Hate to be Rude: Now that the Masters is over, the PGA Tour is likely to act soon on the case of Vijay Singh, according to one Tour insider.

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Driscoll starts #BirdiesForBoston effort

PGA Tour golfer James Driscoll will pitch in to help Boston Marathon bombing victims by donating $1,000 for every birdie he makes during the next two tournaments.

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RBC Heritage: First-round tee times

Defending champion Carl Pettersson will tee off early Thursday on the back nine at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, S.C., with Jason Day, Marc Leishman and Webb Simpson in the group behind.

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Midweek Report: Talley's first victory leads 'Bama

Welcome to Golfweek’s Women's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest women’s college news and give you a quick glance at what to look ahead to this weekend.

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Midweek Report: Cal, Texas pull out victories

Welcome to Golfweek’s Men's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest men's college news and give you a quick glance at what to look ahead to this weekend.

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In this issue: April 19, 2013

Inside the April 19, 2013 issue of Golfweek

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Summerall, 82, voice of Masters and 'friend of golf'

Pat Summerall forever will be remembered as the “voice of the NFL,” but he was beloved and respected for the way in which he delivered golf into our homes for nearly 30 years.

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Full coverage: Women's conference championships

Conference play has begun, and we will be monitoring championships around the country here.

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Scott: Woods will break Nicklaus' majors record

Fresh off his Masters victory, new champ Adam Scott is confident that Tiger Woods will break Jack Nicklaus' record for career major victories.

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Notebook: Harrington practices in shadows

Padraig Harrington is a staple late in the afternoon during Masters practice days, and he says it's to gain experience in the shadows. Plus: A previous Tiger Woods penalty ruling at Augusta, some major contenders and more.

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Olesen's performance in majors earns respect

Finishing tied for sixth at last week's Masters, Thorbjorn Olesen has been top 10 in seven of 20 tournaments – including a T-9 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes and a T-27 at the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island.

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Tiger's edge on Augusta's back nine fades again

For his first 15 years at Augusta, Tiger Woods posted a sub-par back nine on 35 of his 60 chances – but has done so just twice in eight back-nine trips the last two Masters.

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Full coverage: Men's conference championships

Conference play has begun, and we will be monitoring championships around the country here.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: RBC Heritage

Only days after a heartbreaking Sunday at Augusta National, our panel believes Brandt Snedeker could be headed to the winner's circle this week at the RBC Heritage.