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Nelson event needs more player support

Every Monday, Byron Nelson took out his personalized beige stationery with sky blue trim and jotted a short note of congratulations to the winner of that week’s PGA Tour event.

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Blasberg funeral filled with tears, tributes

Mourners filled the California club where Erica Blasberg blossomed as a golfer Wednesday, bidding a heartbreaking farewell to the LPGA player whose death still remains a mystery. James Achenbach reports.

2010 Golfweek for Her: Christina Kim has style to spare

Golfweek got a chance to talk to Christina Kim and Keri Murschell of Keri Golf about their partnership and Kim's fashion sense.

2010 Golfweek for Her: It's all equal opportunity at Oakmont

LPGA golfers will encounter the same though conditions the men did at the Oakmont CC for the 2010 U.S. Women's Open

Ringler resigns as coach of UNLV

Missy Ringler has resigned as UNLV women’s golf coach, the school announced Wednesday.

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Duke’s Whitaker smiling to the end

Duke didn’t play well Wednesday at the NCAA Women's Championship. But it was tough to tell by looking at Alison Whitaker. As Julie Williams writes, the affable Aussie is soaking it all in one last time.

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Par 3 sinks Arizona State in Round 2

What happened to Arizona State during the second round of the NCAA Championship? Hole No. 2. 

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Mozo inspires USC charge at NCAAs

USC has taken a seven-shot lead through 36 holes at the NCAA Championship. Trojans senior Belen Mozo, meanwhile, is starting to show signs of her old, healthy self. Watch out, writes Beth Ann Baldry.

2010 Golfweek for Her: A new celebration

Golfweek editor Jeff Babineau writes a letter to our readers about our first edition of Golfweek For Her.

2010 Golfweek for Her: Forecaddie - Christina Kim reveals her crazy world in book

Christian Kim reflects now that her book is on store shelves.

2010 Golfweek for Her: Forecaddie - Natalie Gulbis and the skort

Natalie Gulbis looks back at her first awkward moment while waring a skort.

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Fitness: Pettersen reveals her workout routine

After suffering a back injury, Norwegian LPGA player Suzann Pettersen has turned into a workout machine.

2010 Golfweek for Her: Cristie Kerr gains success from consistent practice

Cristie Kerr's consistency in events and practice lead to success.

2010 Golfweek for Her: The Spa at Doral - Deep Tissue Massage

Jeff Babineau gets a deep tissue massage at the Spa at Doral after playing the Jim McLean Signature Course.

2010 Golfweek for Her: The Spa at Pinehurst

The Bath Escape and the Pinehurst Signature Massage highlight what The Spa at Pinehurst has to offer.

Rookie diary: A memorable week in Munich

Last week I played the Ladies European Tour event in Munich, Germany. While we were there, the LET hosted a few events that showed us the local culture.

2010 Golfweek for Her: Boulders’ Golden Door Spa - the Turquoise Wrap

The Turquoise Wrap will make you look like a Smurf, but you'll feel better afterward.

Junior diary: Not your average golf weekend

Well this weekend was an adventure. Heading to my U.S. Women’s Open qualifier at U.S. Women’s Open at Shady Oaks Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, we first drove to Arkadelphia, Ark., which took six hours.

2010 Golfweek for Her: Tour wins open doors for Lincicome

Brittany Lincicome's exposure has grown with her career but she also stays true to her roots.

2010 Golfweek for Her: It's time to address the dress code

Read Ashleigh Korzack's column on how golf needs to update their stance on attire for women's golf.

2010 Golfweek for Her: Natalie Gulbis on her look

Natalie Gulbis talks about what skin and makeup products she uses to keep her looking good on and off the course.

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Europeans take aim at World No. 1

The buzz on the eve of the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship is on when and which European Tour player might replace Tiger Woods on the Official World Golf Ranking. Alistair Tait reports.

Junior diary: Making my college decision

I had a very eventful week as I made my college decision. I verbally committed to Stanford University. I am so excited to have made a decision as it was a very difficult and stressful process. However, it was a wonderful experience and I was very fortunate to have some great opportunities.

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U.S. Open Local Qualifying results

Top finishers from each local qualifier will advance to one of thirteen 36-hole sectional qualifiers, to be played May 24 in Surrey, England, and Saitama Pref, Japan, and June 7 across the U.S.

2010 Golfweek for Her: Stephenson's golf ball tub photo shook up the golf world

Take a look back at the story behind the photo of LPGA golfer Jan Stephenson bathing in golf balls.

Rookie diary: Making cuts and pulling G-forces

The last few weeks I have had some ups and downs on the course, but overall I see a lot of improvements in my golf game. Things are without a doubt heading in the direction I want and I am very optimistic about the future.

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Fantasy Aces: Byron Nelson Championship

Fantasy Aces heads to the Byron Nelson Championship.

Toy Box notes: Popular putter’s new look

Valero Texas Open winner Adam Scott used his favorite Titleist Scotty Cameron putter, a Studio Select Newport 2, but with a new finish called Experimental Black PVD.

2010 Golfweek for Her: Anna Rawson: a model on the golf course

LPGA golfer Anna Rawson juggles between jobs of being a professional golfer and a professional model.

2010 Golfweek for Her: Annika Sorenstam stays busy since leaving the tour

Annika Sorenstam is just as competitive with her clothing line as she is on the golf course.

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Chi Chi Rodriguez robbed in home

Chi Chi Rodriguez was robbed inside his home Wednesday by three assailants who stole cash and jewelry worth $500,000, police said.

2010 Golfweek for Her: Paula Creamer gets the sunglasses she envisioned

Paula Creamer worked with Sundog Eyewear to create sunglasses with female style in mind.

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Commentary: Hate to be Rude: The Nelson-Watson bond

Tom Watson won Byron Nelson’s tournament four times from 1975-80. But that only scratches the surface of their bond. Jeff Rude explains.

2010 Golfweek for Her: Behind the scenes with hair and makeup

Read Beth Ann Baldry's column on how adding hair and makeup artists to a shoot was uncharted territory for Golfweek and how the For Her issue came to be.

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Ranking the ‘Ringler Championship Feel Test’

This is the 10th NCAA Championship I have covered for Golfweek. It took all of about three minutes for me to decide that this year’s championship at the Country Club of Landfall was going to pass the “Ringler Championship Feel Test.”

Hansen fined $1.1M for tax evasion

Ryder Cup player Soren Hansen has been fined nearly $1.1 million for tax evasion.