News for Thursday, March 8, 2012

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Players' work cut out for them at windy Doral

One player hit the par-5 first in two shots with an 8-iron Thursday. To reach the par-4 18th in two, he needed a hybrid. The wind giveth and taketh away at Doral. Jim McCabe

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PGA Tour's Jarrod Lyle has leukemia recurrence

Jarrod Lyle has had a recurrence of leukemia at home in Australia, just as the 30-year-old is preparing to become a father for the first time.

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Jones, McNeil lead Puerto Rico Open

Matt Jones and George McNeill topped the leaderboard at 6-under 66 on Thursday in the PGA Tour's windy Puerto Rico Open.

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Well-rested Scott tied for early lead at Doral

After playing only five competitive rounds since November, Adam Scott showed no signs of rust Thursday at Doral, tying Jason Dufner for the first-round lead. Jeff Rude

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Scott, Dufner share first-round lead at Doral

Adam Scott dealt with the wind by keeping the ball in play and had a 6-under 66 to tie for the lead with Jason Dufner in the Cadillac Championship.

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Tiger Tracker: Woods starts with 72 at Doral

Tiger Woods couldn't come up with enough birdies for a low first round at Doral on Thursday, but still showed streaks of brilliance. First-round recap

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Golf in South Florida a rich, luxurious experience

Eclectic culture makes South Florida a unique golf destination. Kevin Adams explains.

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Live scores: Round 1 at Doral

Follow Round 1 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship live!

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Men's Notebook: Player-of-the-year watch

On the eve of the Southern Highlands Collegiate, Sean Martin takes a look at the player-of-the-year race in college golf. College Notebook

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Pinehurst anticipates changes for North & South

Pinehurst Resort and its famed No. 2 course are facing a logistical traffic jam in the summer of 2014. With the men’s and women’s U.S. Opens being played in consecutive weeks, Pinehurst’s men’s and women’s North & South Amateurs, which typically fall within weeks of the national Opens, would seem to be under assault.

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Trump's vision for Doral: Awaken a Miami classic

Donald Trump plans to invest $200 million to transform his latest golf acquisition: Doral Golf Resort.

Symetra Tour player cited in DUI arrest

Rachel Connor, an English golfer on the LPGA’s Symetra Tour, was arrested early Wednesday morning in Florida on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.