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Shoulder injury forces Ogilvy out of Quail Hollow

Geoff Ogilvy has withdrawn from the Wells Fargo Championship because of a sore left shoulder.

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Lexi Thompson to return to ShopRite LPGA

Days after missing a chance to become the youngest winner in LPGA history, Alexis Thompson sounded like your ordinary teenager.

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Golfweek.com special report: The .500 rule

GW explores the .500 rule

The .500 rule is now in its fourth year of existence and coaches are far from a consensus on how it's served Division I men's college golf. SPECIAL REPORT

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Player diary: Nicole overcomes rough start in Texas

Player diary: Nicole Noelle Smith

With her dad on the bag and her mom cheering loudly behind the ropes, Nicole overcomes a bad first round to finish T-17 and pick up a nice check in San Antonio.

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Hurley's orders arrive: Athens exemption

Hurley to play Athens N'wide event

The day after Osama bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALs in Pakistan, Navy man Billy Hurley III was given the last of four sponsor exemptions into this week's Nationwide Tour event.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Wells Fargo Championship

Fantasy tips: Wells Fargo

Tommy Gainey is a popular underdog pick with our fantasy golf panel this week, with Sergio Garcia also making some noise.

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Wildman's corner: NCAA women's Central regional

takes a look at the Women's Central regional, which kicks off Thursday at Notre Dame.

Yesterday we took a look at five things to watch from the East Regional, so today we'll preview five things to watch from the Central.

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The .500 rule: College coaches debate the merits

The .500 rule: A debate

The .500 rule is now in its fourth year of existence and coaches are far from a consensus on how it's served Division I men's college golf. SPECIAL REPORT

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Masters debacle behind him, McIlroy returns to U.S.

McIlroy back on American soil

Rory McIlroy, soon to be 22, returns to American soil for the first time since his final-round blow-up at the Masters. And he seems to have put the debacle behind him.

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College golf: A simple fix for the .500 rule

says contracts and fines are possible solutions to the side effects of the .500 rule.

Golfweek special report: Lance Ringler has seen first-hand the effects of the .500 rule, which has prompted teams to pull out of a tournament in fear of dipping below .500. The potential solution? A contract, and a steep fine to back out of a tournament.

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College coaches debate usefulness of .500 Rule

The .500 Rule: A debate

We asked more than 20 coaches a simple question: Four years later, what are your thoughts on the .500 Rule? Check out their answers here.

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Staff picks: ’11 NCAA women’s regionals

2011 NCAA women's regionals

Golfweek’s college writers sound off on which teams at the NCAA women’s regionals will advance to the national championship.