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Tuesday, April 30

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Ping rolls out Nome TR Putter

Ping's latest putter combines the variable-depth grooves of the True Roll line and a mallet that has won multiple times on the PGA Tour.

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Cleared by Tour, Singh WDs from Wells Fargo

A day after being cleared by the PGA Tour for the use of deer-antler spray, Vijay Singh made more news Wednesday by withdrawing from the Wells Fargo Championship due to an injured back.

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Toy Box: Horschel wields Pings for first Tour victory

After earning three consecutive top-10 finishes leading to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Billy Horschel finally broke through and won his first PGA Tour event.

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Health will keep Venturi from Hall of Fame induction

Ken Venturi, who overcame severe dehydration on the final day to win the 1964 U.S. Open, has been hospitalized recently with an infection following a surgical procedure and will be unable to attend the World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

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Meet Taylor Coleman, star of North Texas LPGA

Taylor Coleman was the talk of Las Colinas after storming to the top of the leaderboard as a little-known Texas teenager.

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Ireland's great Northwest truly underappreciated

Ireland’s lesser-known Northwest region is undersold, underpriced and underappreciated.

Ireland’s lesser-known region is undersold, underpriced and underappreciated.

Coach, player on Michigan prep team die in van crash

The coach and a player on a Michigan high school boys' golf team were killed Monday when the team van collided with another vehicle on a rural road in the northern Lower Peninsula.

The coach and a player on a Michigan high school boys' golf team were killed Monday when the team van collided with another vehicle on a rural road in the northern Lower Peninsula, according to news reports.

Monday, April 29

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USC, Duke, 'Bama women grab regional top seeds

USC, Duke and Alabama will take the No. 1 seeds into their respective regionals as NCAA postseason play begins May 9. They are among the 72 teams that will make up three NCAA Regional fields around the country.

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Defending champ Nova among top D-II women's seeds

Defending Division II women's champion Nova Southeastern will be the No. 1 seed in the South Region for this year's championships. Also receiving top seeds: Central Oklahoma, Indianapolis and St. Edward's.

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See Oosthuizen's wild 500-yard drive in S. Korea

Even long-hitting Louis Oosthuizen had to be surprised to hit a 500-yard drive last week in Incheon, South Korea, during the Ballantine's Championship.

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Winner's Circle: April 22-28, 2013

Take a look inside the winners' bags from this past week on the PGA Tour, Champions Tour, European Tour and LPGA Tour.

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USGA says it will take on pace-of-play issues

Trying to make the game more welcoming, enjoyable and sustainable, the USGA says it first will try to identify challenges and solutions regarding pace-of-play issues.

Trying to make the game more welcoming, enjoyable and sustainable, the USGA says it first will try to identify challenges and solutions regarding pace-of-play issues.

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No radical changes to Muirfield, just refining

The world’s elite shouldn’t expect radical changes when they turn up at Muirfield this year to play the 142nd version of the Open Championship.

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Open return to Royal Portrush a possibility

says Royal Portrush’s hopes of staging the game’s oldest championship are not dead.

Just when the idea of the Open Championship returning to Royal Portrush seemed dead, the R&A has given new hope about the possibility of an Open return to the Irish links course.

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Titleist releases pink-stamped Pro V1 ball

Titleist is now producing a pink-stamped, limited-edition Pro V1 golf ball.

Sunday, April 28

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Horschel makes good on Q-school prediction

After sewing up his PGA Tour card at Q-School late last year, Billy Horschel boldly predicted he would win his first Tour title this season. Sunday at TPC Louisiana, he did.

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5 Things: Points' strong finish, Glover's work

From runner-up D.A. Points to Monday qualifier Ken Looper to 2009 U.S. Open champ Lucas Glover and beyond, here are 5 Things to Know about the Zurich Classic – beyond Billy Horschel's win.

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Winner's Bag: Billy Horschel

After earning three consecutive top-10 finishes leading up to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Billy Horschel finally broke through and won his first PGA Tour event. Here is a complete list of the clubs he used at TPC Louisiana:

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Sluman finds Faxon; duo earns Legends win

Jeff Sluman and Brad Faxon topped the scores of legendary teams such as Tom Watson and Andy North (67) and Bernhardt Langer and Tom Lehman (69) to win the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

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Park conquers North Texas for another win

After starting the day two strokes behind Carlota Ciganda, Inbee Park went ahead to stay with consecutive pars on Nos. 14 and 15 to win the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout.

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How it Happened: Horschel grabs first Tour win

With second- and third-round leader Lucas Glover unable to grab his first win since 2011, Billy Horschel steps up with birdie after birdie for his first career victory.

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Duke claims the ACC Championship

Duke won the ACC Championship over Virginia Tech and Florida State at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C., on April 28.

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Winner's Bag: Carson Young, Junior Invitational

A look inside the bag of Carson Young, the winner of the 2013 Junior Invitational title.

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Northwestern, Purdue share Big Ten Conference title

Northwestern and Purdue were named co-champions at the Big Ten Conference Championship on April 28. The Boilermakers gained five shots on Northwestern in the final round, climbing into the tie.

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Illinois wins it fifth consecutive Big Ten title

Illinois won its fifth consecutive Big Ten Conference Championship on April 28 at French Lick (Ind.) Resort.

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Young plays 'smart' and lands Junior Invitational title

Carson Young started the day within three shots of the lead and opened his round with two bogeys, but was able to rebound for a final-round 70 that landed him a two-shot victory over four others at the Junior Invitational.

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Kraus, Weworski take four-ball title

Results from the 22nd Women's Trans Senior Four-Ball Championship, held April 23-25 at Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz:

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5 Things: Coach's call lifts Rumford to win

If Brett Rumford was unsure what to get wife Sally for her birthday, then the winner's check from the Ballantine’s Championship might help. Plus: Peter Whiteford improves outlook, Francois Calmels also wins.

Saturday, April 27

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5 Things: Glover's lead grows to 2 shots

From Lucas Glover's 2-under 70 atop the leaderboard to 14-year-old amateur Tianlang Guan's high round of the day, here are 5 Things to Know about the third round at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

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Chapman, Blake lead Champions' better-ball event

Roger Chapman and Jay Don Blake teamed to shoot an 11-under 61 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's Legends of Golf better-ball tournament.

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After 54 holes, Brittany Lang gets 'the question'

At the end of her third round in the North Texas LPGA Shootout, Brittany Lang was just off the No. 9 green when she received a marriage proposal.

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Ciganda takes 2-shot lead in North Texas

Carlota Ciganda shot a 5-under 66 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over the world's No. 1 player, Inbee Park, and LPGA Tour rookie Caroline Masson at the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout.

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Sage Valley: Final-round tee times and groupings

Check out the final-round tee times at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley. Tee times were moved up to split tees and an 8 a.m. start due to expected bad weather in the area.

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Zurich Classic moves Sunday tee times earlier

Tee-times and pairings have been moved to early Sunday threesomes, because of the threat of bad weather, for the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La.

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Notes: Par-4 sixth the ultimate risk-reward hole

The par-4 6th hole -- named Loblolly Bay -- played just over 300 yards on Saturday, and some players in the field took to the risk, but didn't always reap the reward.

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Sage Valley: Hoey, field will need to catch Horsfield

Rico Hoey is one of eight players within three shots of the lead at the Junior Invitational, but only have 18 holes left to catch 36-hole leader Sam Horsfield.

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How it Happened: Glover still leads in Louisiana

Tianlang Guan fumbles his way to the day's high round, but leader Lucas Glover manages his miscues to maintain his lead at the Zurich Classic, with four players tied for second.

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Sage Valley: Burns, Shelton back in contention

Sam Burns and Robby Shelton put so-so rounds on Friday behind them by posting 68s on Saturday to move to 2 under overall and only three shots off the lead.

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Zurich Classic: Third-round tee times

Lucas Glover and Boo Weekley will bring up the rear Saturday in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, with defending champ Jason Dufner and 14-year-old Tianlang Guan further back in Saturday's tee times.

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Jamie Binns (NR, 2014) commits to Cal Poly

Jamie Binns (NR, 2014) has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Cal Poly.

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Sage Valley: Henley's path gives Wiggins hope for his

Russell Henley and Victor Wiggins have taken the same road to college golf. Neither player can be claimed off the AJGA’s hotbed of players.

Russell Henley, who was the guest speaker at Nike Night at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley, and Victor Wiggins, will have taken the same road to college golf. Neither player can be claimed off the AJGA’s hotbed of players.

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Sage Valley: Connelly battles illness for 4-over 76

Austin Connelly held a share of the lead at the Junior Invitational early on Friday, but finished with a 4-over 76 after battling an illness.

Friday, April 26

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Sage Valley: Round 2 tee times and groupings

A look at the second-round groupings and tee times at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

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Masson hangs on for North Texas LPGA lead

Caroline Masson bogeyed three of her last four holes Friday but leads Carlota Ciganda by a stroke in the North Texas LPGA Shootout.

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How it Happened: Glover leads in New Orleans

Will Tianlang Guan make the cut? Can Ricky Barnes maintain his stellar play? Who will make the second-round run at the Zurich Classic? Follow now!

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5 Things: Guan makes another cut; Glover rolls

Tianlang Guan made five birdies on a rain-soaked, 7,425-yard-long layout that forced him to hit fairway woods and hybrids into several greens after averaging 262 yards off the tee.

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Sage Valley: Horsfield takes lead; Fitzpatrick in contention

A pair of Englishmen -- Matthew Fitzpatrick at 1 under and leader Sam Horsfield at 4 under -- were able to tame the tough Sage Valley track on Friday during the first round of the Junior Invitational.

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Notes: Griffin picks up ace at Junior Invitational

Benjamin Griffin made history at the Junior Invitational on Friday. Griffin, a native of Chapel Hill, N.C., had a hole-in-one on the par-3 16th for the first time in the tournament.

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Defending champ Nova among 80 in D-II tourney

Nova Southeastern will defend its title against 79 other teams in this year's NCAA Division II men's golf championship. Eight regionals will take place at four sites.

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Sage Valley: No. 2 wallops Junior Invitational field

The damage on the par-3 2nd hole at Sage Valley? One sextuple bogey, four quadruple bogeys, three triple bogeys and seven doubles -- meaning 15 of 54 players posted worse than bogey.

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Fitting Month: Deciphering the language of shafts

Making a commitment to understanding shaft performance and terminology goes a long way in selecting the best shaft for your game.

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Masson leads, but Coleman, 16, steals the show

While Caroline Masson took a two-stroke lead at the North Texas LPGA Shootout, it was Taylor Coleman, a 16-year-old high school sophomore from San Antonio, who stole the show with a 68.

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Final leaderboard at Junior Invitational

Take a look at the leaderboard for Round 3 of the Junior Invitational.

Thursday, April 25

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5 Things: Barnes shines, Guan grinds

Ricky Barnes' morning 64 set a pace nobody could match during the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Plus: Tianlang Guan shows an even hand, especially around the greens.

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How it Happened: Barnes leads 1st round at Zurich

Can Jason Dufner repeat? How will 14-year-old Tianlang Guan play at the Zurich Classic? Could Rickie Fowler add a second career PGA Tour title? Follow now!

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First Tee players use Sage Valley for inspiration

The Junior Invitational is unique in its limited, elite field and has built itself around a desire to provide the very best experience in junior golf.

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Sage Valley: Maguire looks to follow brother's win

Just days after his older brother, M.J., won the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, Jack Maguire will try to get his first big junior victory at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

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Pool defends Golfweek Senior Amateur title

Doug Pool defended his title by winning the Senior division of the Golfweek Senior Amateur by a stroke at PGA West, while Ted Smith won the Super Senior division and Robert Wernick won the Legends.

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Sage Valley: International flavor at its best

Selecting the field for any highly ranked event is difficult. The Untied States players are the easiest players to invite because they are in our backyard, but did you ever wonder how the Junior Invitational Executive Committee selects the international field?

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Sage Valley: Sigg shucks caddie suit to chase title

Every caddie in the Sage Valley shack wanted Greyson Sigg’s bag this week, but neither Sigg nor looper Bernard Dent know exactly how they ended up together.

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Sage Valley: Olsen aiming for second gold jacket

Zachary Olsen will try to win another gold jacket as he begins his title defense at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

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Sage Valley: Course impresses juniors

Sage Valley Golf Club will host the Junior Invitational Friday-Sunday, and the course is already a hit with the competitors.

Sage Valley Golf Club will host the Junior Invitational Friday-Sunday, and the course is already a hit with the competitors.

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Sage Valley: Guise hopes to anchor to victory

Danny Guise knows it will take a good short game to have success at Sage Valley, so he's hoping his broomstick putter comes up big this week at the Junior Invitational.

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Sage Valley: Junior Invitational tee times

Here are the tee times and pairings for the first round of the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club in Graniteville, S.C.

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U.S. Open sees record 9,860 entrants

The number of entries for this year's U.S. Open at Merion significantly eclipses the previous record for the 2009 Open at Bethpage.

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Sage Valley: Nicklaus speaks to golf-life balance

The Golden Bear turned to Papa Bear as the guest speaker on Opening Night at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

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Sage Valley: Players take to dormie holes for night golf

On Wednesday night, the 54 players went to the Opening Ceremonies where they heard 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus answer questions and then came back to their residence for the week to play night golf.

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Player Diary: Alabama's Justin Thomas (Part 11)

The 2012 Haskins Award winner and Alabama star, Justin Thomas, joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2012-13 college golf season.

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NDSU, Anderson sweep titles in Summit League

North Dakota State swept the team title and the individual title at the Summit League Championship at Sky Creek Ranch GC.

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Tulane wins fifth Conference USA title

No. 21 Tulane won its fifth Conference USA Championship, and its third in the last five years, with a 27-stroke victory Wednesday after shooting 3-over 291 in the final round at Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, Ala.

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Behind Park, USC women cruise to Pac-12 title

No. 1 USC dominated the Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championship with a 24-stroke victory at Valencia (Calif.) Country Club on Wednesday. The Trojans’ Annie Park became the Trojans' third consecutive freshman to win the conference individual title, as well.

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Scores: Round 2, Zurich Classic

Check out the Round 2 leaderboard from the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.

Wednesday, April 24

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Texas captures first Big 12 title since '04

No. 3 Texas won the Big 12 Championship Wednesday at Prairie Dunes Golf Club in Hutchinson, Kan. This was the Longhorns’ fourth Big 12 Championship and first since 2004. Texas has claimed 43 conference championships since 1927.

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Missouri-Kansas City rolls to men's Summit title

The Kangaroos win by 19, closing the tournament with its only sub-par round, led by individual champ Korbin Kuehn.

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Southeastern Louisiana takes Southland men's title

Southeastern Louisiana, No. 83 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, clinched a postseason bid with its victory Wednesday in the Southland Conference Championship.

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Tour lands NEC to back Latin American circuit

The PGA Tour Latinoamerica has gained NEC Corp. as an umbrella sponsor, a milestone deal underscoring the circuit's potential and the region's promise for golf and industry.

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Rude: On Tiger, Tianlang, Muirfield and more

Potential reasons Tiger Woods is skipping Quail Hollow, Tianlang Guan's long challenge, Peter Dawson's 'bullying' denial and more highlight this week's Hate To Be Rude.

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Junior Invitational is Golfweek's top-ranked event

With the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley kicking off its pre-tournament festivities on Wednesday, we took a closer look at the top-ranked junior events in the country.

With the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley kicking off its pre-tournament festivities on Wednesday, we took a closer look at the top-ranked junior events in the country.

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Sage Valley: No. 17 could provide plenty of drama

No. 17 won’t disappoint this week. Playing as the No. 1 handicap hole at Sage Valley, it can cause some heartache coming down the stretch.

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Sage Valley: Shelton happy with 'Bama decision

Robby Shelton lifted a huge weight off of his shoulders when he signed with Alabama last Thursday. Now he turns his focus toward this week's Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

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Midweek Report: Tide men claim SEC; Choi shines

The Alabama Crimson Tide clamied their second straight SEC Men's Championship this week, while N.C. State's Albin Choi won his school's home tournament.

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Sage Valley: Texas commit Ghim ready for big year

After recently committing to Texas, Doug Ghim is poised for a big year on the junior circuit. He hopes that starts this week at Sage Valley.

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Midweek Report: Tide, Meadow add to resumes

Alabama rolled to a 14-shot victory in the SEC Tournament, while Stephanie Meadow became the first Crimson Tide woman to win the individual title.

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Jones (NA, 2016) commits to Texas

Drew Jones of Decatur, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Texas in 2016.

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Els mystified by improvement on par-5s

While Ernie Els rarely embarrasses himself on par-5s during the Masters, his standout play on those holes this year was an unusual success.

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Notes: McDowell's win pays off in more than one way

Buoyant as it always is for a sponsor to see the winner wearing its logo – as Graeme McDowell was at the RBC Heritage – this was one of those cases that can be chalked up to a wonderful twist of fate.

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Sage Valley: 3 key course questions facing the field

Our junior golf crew has made its way to the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley and spent time Tuesday night debating on how the course would play a factor in this week's tournament.

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Is pressure of majors heartfelt or simply external?

Some Tour pros acknowledge that the majors have the richest histories, but feel that the media creates an atmosphere where you can’t be considered great without having at least one on your resume.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Zurich Classic

While plenty of Zurich Classic attention will be paid to Tianlang Guan, don't lose sight of the likes of Justin Rose, Jason Dufner and Rickie Fowler. Our weekly predictions.

Tuesday, April 23

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Zurich Classic: Second-round tee times

Check out tee times and pairings for the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana.

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Quail Hollow scrambles to repair greens

The site of the Wells Fargo Championship, one of the premier stops on the PGA Tour, underwent emergency maintenance Tuesday as two greens at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., were completely re-sodded.

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Dawson opens up on McIlroy, Tiger, Rio and rules

Expect a number of golf’s important issues to be settled very soon. That’s the message from R&A chief executive Peter Dawson, who chatted about Rory McIlroy, Vijay Singh, 'Dropgate' and the 2016 Olympics.

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Dawson: R&A will not force Muirfield to accept women

According to chief executive Peter Dawson, the R&A will not force Muirfield, this year’s Open Championship venue, to accept women.

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews has no immediate plans to follow Augusta National’s lead and allow female members, according to R&A chief executive Peter Dawson. Nor will the R&A force Muirfield, this year’s Open Championship venue, to accept women.

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Rife re-emerges with new products

Since acquiring Rife in 2012, new owner and president Ben Zylstra has been busy developing products and a brand identity: He wants the company to be known as a manufacturer of putters that look like pieces of art.

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Woods takes a pass on Quail Hollow

Tiger Woods is sticking to his long break after the Masters, meaning he will miss the Wells Fargo Championship next week.

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Colbert-Murphy duo rise above the Legends

Jim Colbert and Bob Murphy stormed from behind to win the Demaret Division of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in a sudden-death playoff over Frank Beard and Larry Ziegler on Tuesday. Here are 5 Things you need to know.

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Coastal Carolina earns 14th Big South title

No. 48 Coastal Carolina claimed a two-shot victory over 27th-ranked Liberty at the Big South Conference Championship.

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Tiger Woods Foundation to run Deutsche Bank

The Tiger Woods Foundation announced Monday that it will take over management and operational responsibilities of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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Fox falters, but Chattanooga still wins Southern Conference

No. 50 Chattanooga barely held off Davidson's push for a postseason bid, while U.S. Amateur champion Steven Fox couldn't close out a conference championship of his own.

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North Florida rallies to win Atlantic Sun title

No. 18 North Florida won the Atlantic Sun Conference title by 14 shots over No. 77 East Tennessee State. The Ospreys are the first back-to-back A-Sun champions since Jacksonville State in 2002-03.

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Houston holds off SMU to win Conference USA title

Houston, No. 26 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, shot 3-over 291 Tuesday at Texarkana (Ark.) Country Club to win its first Conference USA title since 2001.

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Smith builds super-senior lead at Golfweek Senior Am

Ted Smith from Wilkinson, Ind., took advantage of perfect scoring conditions in Round 2 of the Golfweek Senior Amateur and put up a 2-under 70 at PGA West’s Nicklaus Tournament Course.

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Toy Box: McDowell back in the winner’s circle

Ending nearly a three-year drought on the PGA Tour, Graeme McDowell earned a victory at the RBC Heritage, blending different Cleveland long irons to better manage windy conditions at Hilton Head.

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Nike re-creates trick-shot TV ad – without Tiger

Nike's 1999 TV spot featuring Tiger Woods bouncing a ball on the wedge remains a memorable piece of golf advertising. To tout its RZN balls, Nike has re-created the ad – this time with a new cast and no Tiger.

Mills, Coleman qualify for North Texas LPGA Shootout

Haley Mills, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Taylor Coleman of San Antonio, earned spots in the North Texas LPGA Shootout via the High School Shootout.

Haley Mills, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Taylor Coleman of San Antonio, earned spots in the North Texas LPGA Shootout via the High School Shootout.

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Amateur roundup: Petefish wins Arizona Stroke Play

Christopher Petefish, a Scottsdale Christian Academy junior, blew a three-shot lead on the final hole at TPC Scottsdale’s Champions Course, then emerged victorious from a three-hole, sudden-death playoff over Cory Bacon.

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Both of Georgia's Mitchells earn spots in Stadion

Georgia's T.J. Mitchell and Keith Mitchell share a last name (but no relation). Now they'll share a place in the field of next week's stop on the Web.com Tour.

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In this issue: April 26, 2013

A look inside the April 26, 2013 issue of Golfweek

Monday, April 22

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Scores take backseat for Nicklaus, Player, Trevino

Lee Trevino says his round alongside Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player in the Demaret Division of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf is something he’ll always treasure.

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Winner's Circle: April 15-21, 2013

Take a look inside the winners' bags from this past week on the PGA Tour, Champions Tour, European Tour and LPGA.

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Staff picks for the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley

Our staff makes picks for the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley by listing their favorite American player, favorite International player and the winner.

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The Toy Box Winner's Circle: RBC Heritage

Our David Dusek takes you inside Graeme McDowell's winning bag -- mainly consisting of Cleveland/Srixon equipment -- in our weekly installment of "The Toy Box Winner's Circle."

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Looper, Janzen among 4 qualifiers for Zurich Classic

Ken Looper shot 62 Monday at LaTour Golf Club in Mathews, La., to win the Monday qualifier for the Zurich Classic. Also in: Lee Janzen and two others.

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British Amateur champ Dunbar turns professional

Alan Dunbar will begin his professional career with consecutive starts on the Challenge Tour: this week’s Challenge de Madrid and the following week’s Montecchia Golf Open in Italy.

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Player of the week: Stephanie Meadow, Alabama

Meadow led the Crimson Tide to its second SEC Championship title and became the first Alabama women’s golfer to win the league title.

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Team of the week: Duke

Duke defended its ACC title with a 24-shot margin of victory. The Blue Devils won their 18th conference title in program history with a 54-hole total of 30-over 882.

Player of the week: Sierra Sims

Sierra Sims of Austin, Texas, won the Under Armour/Hunter Mahan Championship on April 21 at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.

Player of the week: Austin Connelly

Austin Connelly of Irving, Texas, won the Under Armour/Hunter Mahan Championship on April 21 at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.

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GB&I drops squad system that helped win Walker Cups

Great Britain & Ireland captain Nigel Edwards says that with this year's match in America, squad-training on dissimilar courses has "no point" in this year's Walker Cup preparation.

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Player of the week: Sebastian Cappelen, Arkansas

Arkansas’ Sebastian Cappelen, No. 45 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, won the SEC Championship with an 8-under 202 total.

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Team of the week: Alabama

Alabama, No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, won its second consecutive SEC Championship on Sunday at Sea Island Resort’s Seaside Course in St. Simons Island, Ga.

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Pool leads Golfweek Senior Amateur at PGA West

Doug Pool and Jeff Burda entered the Golfweek Senior Amateur at PGA West as the hottest players in the field. After the first round, they control the top of the leaderboard at the famed Stadium Course.

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McDowell jumps to 8th in OWGR after win

Graeme McDowell is back in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking after Sunday’s playoff victory at the RBC Heritage. McDowell jumped from 18th to eighth in the OWGR after his first win as a PGA Tour member.

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Funk (No. 42, 2014) commits to Texas

Taylor Funk, son of touring pro Fred Funk, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Texas in 2014.

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At Louisville, women's golf inspired by men's hoops

Emily Haas and the Louisville women’s golf team are concentrating on earning a Big East Conference championship title and the automatic qualifier into NCAA regional play that comes with it.

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Nicklaus and Player: Among the Legends of Golf

If seeing Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player hit ceremonial tee shots at the Masters brought a smile to your face, get ready for an even bigger treat at this week's Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

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2013 Palmer Cup teams announced

No. 1 Cal and second-ranked Alabama will be well-represented at this year’s Palmer Cup on June 7-9 at Wilmington (Del.) Country Club. Both teams will have three players in the trans-contintental matches between collegians from the United States and Europe.

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Player Diary: California's Max Homa (Part 8)

Max Homa, a senior star at California, will be blogging for Golfweek.com all season long, giving you insight into what goes on behind the scenes with the Golden Bears.

Sunday, April 21

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Connelly, Sims win AJGA Hunter Mahan titles

Austin Connelly shot two consecutive 69s at TPC Craig Ranch to win the AJGA’s Under Armour/Hunter Mahan Championship Sunday, joining Sierra Sims in the winner's circle.

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Langer keeps rolling with win in Greater Gwinnett

Bernhard Langer relied on his short game to bail him out of trouble early and he added to his impressive start to the season by shooting a 67 to win the inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship by three strokes Sunday.

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5 Things: McDowell back in the winner's circle

Graeme McDowell made par on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff with Webb Simpson to win the RBC Heritage. It was McDowell’s second PGA Tour victory, and first since the 2010 U.S. Open.

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Duke defends ACC title with 24-shot victory

Duke defended its ACC title on Sunday without even appearing to break a sweat. The Blue Devils won their 18th conference title in program history with a 24-shot margin of victory.

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5 Things: Uihlein solid again on Euro Tour

The Spanish Open was once considered to be the kick-off to the European Tour season, now it falls in line behind a full "international" schedule. A look at some storylines to take away from the Spanish Open.

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Oklahoma State tops Baylor to win Big 12 title

Oklahoma State won the Big 12 Championship on Sunday after placing four players inside the top 10 spots on the individual leaderboard.

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Tracker: McDowell beats Simpson in Heritage playoff

Graeme McDowell was bogey-free until the 72nd hole, which allowed Webb Simpson to par his way into a playoff. McDowell didn't make the same mistake twice, as he won on the first hole of a playoff to win his second PGA Tour title.

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Alabama cruises to SEC Championship title

Alabama won the SEC Championship for a fourth consecutive victory this spring and a fifth title this season. It’s only the second SEC Championship in program history – Alabama last won in 2010, but finished in the top 3 the past four years.

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Winner's Bag: Graeme McDowell at the RBC Heritage

A look inside the bag of Graeme McDowell, who won the 2013 RBC Heritage title on Sunday.

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Cabrera wins on PGA Tour Latinoamerica

Angel Cabrera won the playoff this time. Cabrera won PGA Tour Latinoamerica’s 82° Abierto OSDE del Centro one week after his runner-up finish at the Masters.

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Jimenez's return a welcome sight for Euro Tour

Miguel Angel Jimenez missed the cut in his first tournament back after breaking a leg in a skiing accident, but the European Tour is just glad he’s striding the fairways again.

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Albin Choi wins his 5th title of season

North Carolina State’s Albin Choi won his home event, the Wolfpack Spring Open, for his fifth victory of the season. Choi entered the event at No. 9 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

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'Bama holds off S. Carolina for SEC title

Alabama won its second consecutive SEC Championship on Sunday at Sea Island Resort’s Seaside Course in St. Simons Island, Ga. The Crimson Tide shot a final-round 290 to finish at 8-over 848, two shots better than South Carolina.

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Jacquelin wins Spanish Open in 9-hole playoff

Raphael Jacquelin of France won a record-tying playoff at the Spanish Open on Sunday, edging Germany's Maximilian Kieffer on their ninth try at the 18th hole.

Saturday, April 20

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Pettersen tops Salas in Lotte playoff

Lizette Salas' final-round 62 caught leader Suzann Pettersen, but the Norwegian prevailed on the first hole of their playoff for the LPGA Lotte Championship title.

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Haskins Watch List: Kim, Rodgers lead

The Haskins Watch List takes a look at some of the favorites for this season's award. This year's race seems to be especially wide open.

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RBC Heritage: Final-round tee times

Charley Hoffman will play in the day's final group once again as the leader of the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head Island, S.C.; his Saturday 66 will pair him with Webb Simpson, whose 65 was the best of the third round.

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5 Things: Hoffman rises into lead alone

Charley Hoffman took the lead outright Saturday at the RBC Heritage while Webb Simpson charged into second – and Jesper Parnevik started the day by expanding the field.

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How it happened: Hoffman leads RBC Heritage

Charley Hoffman fired a 5-under 66 to take a two-shot lead entering the final round of the RBC Heritage. See how it all unfolded Saturday at Harbour Town!

Friday, April 19

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Pettersen maintains LPGA lead in Hawaii

Suzann Pettersen shot a 4-under 68 on Friday at wind-swept Ko Olina to maintain a one-stroke lead after the third round of the LPGA Lotte Championship.

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5 Things: Cut line in limbo during delay

Rough weather called an early end to play Friday, with Charley Hoffman, Steve LeBrun and Kevin Streelman the co-leaders at 6 under in the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head Island, S.C.

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How it Happened: Friday at RBC Heritage

With Brian Davis holding the 18-hole lead at 6 under, will the weather hold up at the RBC Heritage to give players a chance to catch him? Follow Round 2 now!

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USC's Park leads season of strong freshmen

Of five freshmen women posting strong seasons, two have a legitimate shot at Player of the Year honors: Annie Park of USC and Mariah Stackhouse of Stanford are ranked in the sport's top five.

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Callaway prototype wedge in play at RBC Heritage

Callaway's latest wedges have a dark finish, show a textured pattern between grooves and feature a "Mack Daddy 2" stamp. The prototypes, which have not yet been announced, were seen at the RBC Heritage.

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Fitting Month: Evolution of the Ping process

In a Q&A with Golfweek, Ping CEO John Solheim discusses the evolution of the Ping custom-fitting technique and its impact on shaping the company's identity in the marketplace.

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Suzann Pettersen takes lead in windy Hawaii

Suzann Pettersen rebounded from her lone bogey with three back-nine birdies Thursday at wind-swept Ko Olina to take the second-round lead in the LPGA Lotte Championship.

Thursday, April 18

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10 semifinalists for The Ben Hogan Award announced

The 10 semifinalists for The Ben Hogan Award have been announced. The Ben Hogan Award is presented annually to the top men’s NCAA Division I, II or III or NJCAA college golfer taking into account college and amateur events over a 12-month period.

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5 Things: Davis takes RBC Heritage lead by one

It was a beautiful day in Hilton Head Island, S.C., but the winds picked up just enough for some high scores in the afternoon. That didn’t stop some groups in the morning from going out and shooting some low numbers. 5 Things.

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RBC Heritage: Second-round tee times

Tee times for the second-round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links.

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How it happened: Brian Davis fires 65

Brian Davis fired a first-round 6-under 65 at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. See how if all unfolded with our Tracker.

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Lescudier's birdie binge leads to A-Sun title

Kennesaw State's Ines Lescudier carded a 6-under 66, including seven consecutive birdies on the back nine, to win the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship.

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Top-ranked Shelton signs to play with Alabama

Robby Shelton, the No. 1 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings, signs national letter of intent to play at Alabama.

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A few underdogs to watch at Sage Valley

With just over a week before the opening tee shot is struck at Sage Valley, here are five players to watch Golfweek’s top 50 to tuck into the back of your mind.

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Henley uses unconventional route to PGA Tour success

Russell Henley wasn't your typical junior player. See how he went from playing in small junior events to winning on the PGA Tour.

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Sage Valley: 5 Questions with Matthew Fitzpatrick

5 questions with Junior Invitational at Sage Valley participant Matthew Fitzpatrick from Sheffield, England.

5 questions with Junior Invitational at Sage Valley participant Matthew Fitzpatrick from Sheffield, England.

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Final field list for Junior Invitational set

Take a look at the final field list for the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley on April 26-28.

St. Mary's (Calif.) claims victory at WCC Championship

St. Mary’s (Calif.) became the first men’s Division I team to punch its ticket into this year’s NCAA post-season when it captured the West Coast Conference Championship, April 17, at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.

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Ariya Jutanugarn posts 64 for LPGA Lotte lead

A last-minute qualifier is leading the LPGA Lotte Championship in Oahu, Hawaii after Round 1. That statement is less surprising considering said qualifier is Ariya Jutanugarn.

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Notebook: Washington isn't under the radar anymore

College notebook: Washington won't fly under the radar in postseason this year, but Mississippi State might be an under-the-radar team heading into SECs.

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Scores: Round 4, RBC Heritage

Check out the Round 4 leaderboard at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head.

Wednesday, April 17

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Rude: PGA Tour likely to act soon on Singh

says now that the Masters is over, the PGA Tour is likely to act soon on the case of Vijay 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.

Tuesday, April 16

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Player of the week: Pedro Figueiredo, UCLA

Pedro Figueiredo won the Transamerica/WFG Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo on April 14.

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Team of the week: California

Cal won its ninth title of the season on April 14 at the Transamerica/WFG Western Intercollegiate.

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Player of the week: Emma Talley, Alabama

Talley, a freshman, earned the first tournament victory of her career with a 9-under 207 total at the Ping/ASU Invitational.

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Team of the week: Alabama

The Crimson Tide shot a season-low 11-under 277 on April 14 to win the Ping/ASU Invitational.

Pat Summerall dead at 82

Pat Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonate voice called games for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 82.

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Winner's Circle: April 8-14, 2013

Winner's Circle: April 8-14, 2013

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Masters weekend broadcast nets 44.3M viewers

An estimated 44.3 million viewers watched all, or part, of the Masters weekend coverage – the second-largest audience for the tournament's final rounds in the past 12 years, according to CBS Sports.

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Appleby overjoyed with Scott's Masters win

Chances are, given his unassuming nature and dignified demeanor, Adam Scott has chosen to sit back somewhere not to bask in the glory – it is not the man’s style – but to savor the sense of accomplishment.

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U.S. rounds played drop 5.9 percent in February

The number of rounds played in the U.S. dropped 5.9 percent in February, according to the latest national industry report.

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Toy Box: Scott proves clutch with Cameron prototype

Adam Scott delivered two pressure-packed putts on Sunday – one that earned him a spot in a playoff, the other a Masters title – courtesy of a new Scotty Cameron putter.

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Spots reserved for juniors in North Texas LPGA Shootout

Two spots have been reserved for top junior girls in this month’s North Texas LPGA Shootout.

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2013 Masters: Reaction from junior golfers

Much attention was on Augusta National this past week, including that of some of the top junior golfers in the country. Here is some of the Masters reaction from golf's younger generation.

Monday, April 15

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Guan, 14, to play in Zurich Classic

Tianlang Guan, the 14-year-old who earned low amateur honors at the Masters, accepted a sponsor exemption to play in the PGA Tour's Zurich Classic of New Orleans April 25-28.

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The Toy Box Winner's Circle: Masters edition

In a new weekly video called The Toy Box Winner's Circle, our David Dusek breaks down Adam Scott's winning bag at the Masters.

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Inbee Park climbs to top of Rolex Rankings

The Kraft Nabisco Championship winner ascends to the top ranking despite an idle week on the LPGA schedule.

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Notebook: Langer's birdie binge is washed out

Bernhard Langer proved Sunday that golf's bad breaks aren't all about Tiger Woods and flagsticks at the Masters. Plus: Lee Westwood contends again; David Toms' Sunday surprises.

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Little People's take place on June 17-19

The 40th annual Pepsi Titan Little People’s Golf Championships will take place June 17-19 in Quincy, Ill. The tournament is for boys and girls, ages 3-17, and is played in seven age divisions for boys and seven for girls.

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Cabrera's sportsmanship to Scott began years ago

Angel Cabrera’s thumbs-up to Adam Scott was a highly-visible display of sportsmanship on the second hole of their Masters playoff. It was foreshadowed in 2009 when Cabrera told a slumping Scott, “You’re a great, great player.”

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Player Diary: Ashlan Ramsey (Part 7)

2012 Rolex Junior All-America Ashlan Ramsey joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season.

2012 Rolex Junior All-America Ashlan Ramsey joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season.

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IMG acquires Honda Classic operator

IMG Worldwide has acquired IGP Sports & Entertainment Group, a South Florida-based company with golf holdings that includes management of the PGA Tour's The Honda Classic.

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Snedeker falls short but moves forward

“I’m not as crushed as I was in 2008 because I know I’m going to be there again,” Snedeker of coming up short from Sunday's final group.

Sunday, April 14

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Australia has its Masters champ in Scott

Adam Scott has earned the defining triumph of a major championship – and in the Masters, which his Australian homeland had so deeply desired.

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Back to the grind? Not before our Sunday awards

The Masters is over. I don’t know if I can stand it, returning to real life. And I’m not the only one. But here are the Sunday awards from Augusta National.

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Quick quotes: Cabrera, Day, Tiger, more

Those who came close to winning the Masters spoke candidly after their rounds. Here's a sampling of their words after Sunday's final round at Augusta National:

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After finishing third, Day quick to endorse Scott

Jason Day was quick to follow his round by saying he'd pull for fellow countryman Adam Scott in his playoff because he'd come close in majors and deserved it – an endorsement of which Day also is worthy.

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Klein: Great play, real character reign at Augusta National

From the playoff between Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera to Tiger's controversial drop to Tianlang Guan's incredible performance, Bradley S. Klein reflects on the weekend that was at the Masters.

From the playoff between Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera to Tiger's controversial drop to Tianlang Guan's incredible performance, Bradley S. Klein reflects on the weekend that was at the Masters.

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Complete transcript: Masters champion Adam Scott

Masters official Craig Heatley, a New Zealander, conducted the main post-round interview for the media with 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott, which also included questions from reporters on hand:

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Woods makes a run, but runs out of holes at Augusta

Tiger Woods, despite four birdies during his final 10 holes Sunday, could only muster a 2-under 70 and finished T-4 to run his winless streak at Augusta National to eight tournaments.

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Congratulations for Scott rain down on web

Almost as quickly as Angel Cabrera was doling out a hug on the 10th green, pro and top amateur golfers were quick to line up their congratulatory posts on social media for new Masters champ Adam Scott

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Cal wins Transamerica/WFG Western Intercollegiate

Cal rallied from a nine-shot deficit to defeat UCLA and win the Western Intercollegiate for its ninth victory of the season.

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My Bag at the Masters: Adam Scott

Adam Scott, who shot 69 Saturday to get to 6-under 210, will begin the final round one shot behind the leaders. He'll pursue his quest with the following.

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How it happened: Scott defeats Cabrera in playoff

Adam Scott, less than a year after losing the lead on the back nine at the Open Championship, beat Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a playoff to win the 77th Masters on Sunday.

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Crimson Tide women win out West

Alabama, No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, finished with a tournament record to win going away Sunday at Arizona State’s Karsten Course

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My Bag at the Masters: Thorbjorn Olesen

Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen means "Thunderbear," and he certainly roared to life at Augusta National on Sunday. Playing in his first Masters, the 23-year-old carded a 68 using the following Nike gear:

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McIlroy bounces back, sees form returning

With so much attention given to Rory McIlroy's struggles in recent months, he said after his final-round 69 at the Masters he can see his top form returning to him.

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Bubba's easygoing day interrupted by a 10

Bubba Watson's Sunday 77 at the Masters was punctuated by a 10 on the par-3 12th hole in Amen Corner. He wasn't the only one who suffered the feat, as Kevin Na preceded him with the score.

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Early finishers go low, see opportunities at top

Sunday’s easier conditions led to some large turnarounds among players who had plummeted down the leaderboard – and had the back of the pack wondering just how well the later groups could score.

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Guan: 'Most difficult course in the world'

Tianlang Guan, at 14 the youngest to win low-amateur honors at the Masters, never made worse than bogey at Augusta and never had a three-putt.

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Social-media buzz about Augusta softens ... mostly

Masters Sunday provided a return to a more conventional weekend-morning feel a day after it had Twitter and other social-media sites aflame Saturday morning.

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Alotian Club to welcome public for Western Am

For the first time since it opened in 2004, the Alotian Club will open its gates to the spectating public for the 111th Western Amateur on July 30-Aug. 4.

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UCLA, Widegren take 36-hole lead at Western

UCLA took a nine-shot lead after 36 holes at the Western Intercollegiate, and will have to hold off California and Stanford in the final round.

Saturday, April 13

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Couples wanes on back nine, falls seven back

Fred Couples has a 69.8 scoring average in the Masters' first two rounds since 2010, but Saturday’s 77 was Couples’ fifth consecutive round of par or worse on the weekend at the Masters.

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My Bag at the Masters: Brandt Snedeker

On moving day at Augusta National, Brandt Snedeker shot a 3-under 69 to grasp a share of the lead with Angel Cabrera. The two men are at 7-under 209. Snedeker crafted his bogey-free round with the following.

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Experience, patience leave Cabrera confident

Angel Cabrera simply loves Augusta National and will play in the final group for the third time in the last five years on Sunday, hoping his 2009 victory will give him advantage over the top of the leaderboard.

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Rude: Ultimately, the punishment fit Tiger's crime

While many may have a problem with a television viewer calling in the Tiger Woods penalty on Friday night, the timing actually helped the 14-time major champion. And punishment ultimately fit the crime says Jeff Rude.

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Growing game, family improve Snedeker's poise

Brandt Snedeker is a changed man since his emotionally charged 5-over 77 in the 2008 Masters – in part because he's become a father, in part because his game has evolved.

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Scott, Leishman, Day try to do what no Aussie has

Adam Scott will start the Masters' final round one shot behind co-leaders Angel Cabrera and Brandt Snedeker. Marc Leishman and Jason Day are two shots back.

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Masters fourth-round tee times and pairings

Check out the complete tee times and pairings for the fourth round of the 77th Masters on Sunday at Augusta National.

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Mickelson unhappy with tee-to-green play

Phil Mickelson came off the course questioning everything after his first round at the Masters, and the results have only gotten progressively worse from there.

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Bubba takes a stand in Moving Day Awards

Bubba Watson on viewers calling in rules infractions: “I’m going to start calling in (as a protest against callers). You can put bad press on somebody. All it takes is one person to say something and bad press gets on you, even though you did nothing wrong.”

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Stricker has outside chance of winning green jacket

Semi-retired, Steve Stricker, who is playing some of the best golf of his career and with one round left at the 77th Masters, has an outside chance of slipping on a green jacket.

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How it happened: Tigers fires 70, trails by 4

Tiger Woods responded to being assessed a two-shot penalty before his round to shoot 2-under 70 Saturday at the Masters. He trails leaders Angel Cabrera and Brandt Snedeker by five shots heading into the final round at Augusta. See how it all unfolded!

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Kuchar climbs closer to lead at Augusta

Matt Kuchar’s name on the Masters leaderboard once again is no illusion after he birdied all four par-5s and posted a 3-under 69 during Saturday's third round.

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Imagination, confidence keep Guan going

Tianlang Guan’s 9-over score isn’t indicative of how well he has hit the ball during the Masters – and belies the fact that the 14-year-old is not giddy or scared or overwhelmed.

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Young SDSU team leads early at Pasatiempo

San Diego State got to take one of the most coveted statements in college golf away from the 2011-12 season. The Aztecs were one of eight teams to qualify for the NCAA Championship match-play bracket.

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Official: Earlier decision why Woods avoided DQ

The Augusta National Competitions Committee had decided before Tiger Woods signed his scorecard that he shouldn’t be penalized. Its initial decision kept Woods in the Masters.

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Agent: Tiger's drop wasn't 'willful' violation

Mark Steinberg says that Tiger Woods' words that prompted a late-night video review by Masters officials mean that, “He in effect called it (the penalty) on himself."

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Peers on Twitter react to Tiger's Masters incident

Players and people close to the PGA Tour have taken their opinions to Twitter about the Tiger Woods situation at the Masters. Take a look at what people have said.

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Masters: Woods assessed 2-shot penalty

Tiger Woods was assessed a two-shot penalty – not disqualified – Saturday morning at Augusta National following a situation at the 15th hole during his second round on Friday.

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Tiger's penalty elicits competitors' reactions

The “Harrington Rule” arrived too late to save the Irishman in Abu Dhabi. When asked whether he had any thoughts on Tiger Woods being spared a similar fate at the Masters, the Irishman shook his head no.

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Finsterwald's 1960 penalty a precedent for Tiger?

Dow Finsterwald isn’t sure whether the story of his two-stroke penalty at the 1960 Masters influenced the Committee’s decision regarding Tiger Woods, but the similarities make an argument that past precedence existed.

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Tiger has overcome bigger deficit in Masters

Tiger Woods' two-shot penalty dropped him five shots behind 36-hole Masters leader Jason Day, who says: "He can make that up in nine holes."

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POLL: Should Tiger Woods have been DQ'd?

Tiger Woods received a two-shot penalty instead of being DQ'd for an improper drop on the 15th hole. Was that the right decision?

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My bag at the Masters: Jason Day

Take a look inside Jason Day's bag that he used to move to 6 under and gain a one-shot lead at the Masters.

Friday, April 12

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Augusta's 15th transforms overnight to bite the field

All those crystal-makers who were forced to work overtime to produce those beautiful goblets that were needed after Thursday’s record-breaking day of eagles at Firethorn, Augusta National’s vaunted par-5 15th? They got to take a breather Friday.

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Masters tee times: Third round at Augusta

Tee times and pairings for Saturday's third round of the Masters at Augusta National.

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Day overcomes water ball to take Masters lead

A nice bogey-save after a water ball on No. 12, followed by birdies on Nos. 13 and 16 propelled Jason Day to a 4-under 68 and a one-shot lead at the Masters.

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Woods finishes at 3 under after flagstick incident

Tiger Woods was tied for the lead when the course that’s been the site of so much success turned on him. Woods finished at 3-under 141, three shots behind 36-hole leader Jason Day, who shot 68 on Friday.

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In recognition of high scores and slow play

After 36-holes at Augusta National, and Jim Achenbach is back to hand out more awards.

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Experience pays this year at Augusta

On a trying day when the winds kicked up, a little experience came in quite handy. Look at some of the names on the board: Fred Couples, Angel Cabrera, Jim Furyk. And some Tiger guy.

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My Bag at the Masters: Angel Cabrera

Here's what Argentinian Angel Cabrera, who won the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont and the 2009 Masters, is playing this week at Augusta National.

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Tough 36 holes for amateurs, Cal's Weaver included

For Cal junior Michael Weaver and the rest of the amateur players at the Masters, it was a tough 36 holes as only 14-year-old Tianlang Guan made the cut at Augusta.

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Champ Watson squeezes inside cut line

Bubba Watson three-putted three times plus another from the fringe Thursday and Friday at the Masters. He says Augusta's famed greens are slower this year, and that his miscues are costly.

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Rude: Masters revs up old champ Couples' cool

Fred Couples not only is defying age at the Masters, he is trampling upon his own words of late March when he grumbled about his form and maintained he had no chance at Augusta.

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Guan shows resolve chasing cut line after penalty

Tianlang Guan rebounded from a slow-play penalty to save par on the 18th hole and, ultimately, make the cut on the number. It was an incredible display of focus for any player, let alone a 14-year-old representing a country of more than 1.3 billion.

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Lyle finds way to weekend play in major again

Scotsman Sandy Lyle made his first Masters cut since finishing T-20 in 2009; he is off the pace of leader Jason Day by seven shots at Augusta.

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How it happened: Day leads by one

Aussie Jason Day shot a second-round 4-under 68 for a two-day total of 6 under. Day is leading by one over Fred Couples and countryman Marc Leishman. See how the day unfolded with our Tracker.

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Leishman finds pressure among Masters leaders

Marc Leishman knows that the stakes are high at the Masters, but the Australian refuses to put Tiger Woods or any of the other stars on the leaderboard on a pedestal.

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Day leads at Masters, 14-year-old makes cut

Jason Day could have sent Tianlang Guan home early with a birdie from just off the front of the green on the 18th hole. But the Australian was wide left and tapped in for par, giving him a 4-under 68 and a one-shot lead.

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Strong field fits history of Western Intercollegiate

The Western Intercollegiate's past champions list is dotted with names such as Johnny Miller and Ken Venturi. This week’s 14-team field includes top-ranked Cal and four more in Golfweek’s top 20.

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Nicklaus uses namesake driver in ceremonial start

Jack Nicklaus' club of choice as an honorary starter at the Masters? A 45-inch, 9-degree Nicklaus ML4 driver with a stiff shaft. The club had a customized Secret Grip from Boccieri Golf.

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Donald's Masters arsenal includes MP-H4

Luke Donald is carrying an MP-H4 3-iron at Augusta. The 2-iron through 7-iron of this new Mizuno forged set are hollow, with the two-piece head joined together by plasma welding.

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Ping Scottsdale TR putters

At Augusta, Ping showcases adjustable Scottsdale TR putters

Ping staff players, including Lee Westwood and Hunter Mahan, used adjustable Scottsdale TR putters, featuring grooves designed to enhance distance control on off-center hits.

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Johnson finds unusual struggles on back nine

The Masters is the only major where Dustin Johnson has never collected a top-10 finish, although his long, right-to-left tee shots usually allow him to take advantage of the par-5s.

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Tianlang Guan awaits cut line at Masters

Tianlang Guan finishes near the changing cut line and awaits his fate after his second round at The Masters.

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Cabrera succeeds, yet says Augusta 'never easy'

At 4 under after the second round of the Masters, Angel Cabrera birdies five holes on the back nine Friday.

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Langer another surging senior to make cut

Bernhard Langer had missed the cut in the previous six appearances at Augusta National, and did not play in 2011. "I have a different attitude this year: I'm trying to win, trying to be on the leaderboard."

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Fitting Month: Trackman adds science to art of fitting

Using technology originally designed to track rockets and missiles, Trackman launch monitors provide essential data to tour reps, helping them fit the world's best players.

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Winds, hole locations put teeth back in Augusta

Many Masters golfers, including Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson, found themselves giving strokes back to Augusta National early Friday. “The wind and the pin placements are definitely trickier than yesterday,” said Thorbjorn Olesen.

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Rain, slick greens offer tough scoring conditions

Augusta National’s steep slopes are a little slicker this morning as the anticipated rain has arrived. White signs with the words “Caution: Slippery When Wet” lined where spectators walk right of the first fairway.

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Na goes against doctor's orders to fire 2-under 70

Kevin Na's doctor believes the 13-year professional should be home working with his physical therapist and not trying to hit shots off of a hanging lie into a tucked pin.

Thursday, April 11

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Masters odds: After Round 1, Tiger still favorite

Tiger Woods is still the favorite, but not by as much as when Thursday’s first round started moving from 3/1 to 7/2 after a 2-under, 70, four shots off the lead of Marc Leishman and Sergio Garcia at the 77th Masters.

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After Round 1 of Masters, the envelope, please. . .

Take a look at some awards after the first day of play at the 2013 Masters at Augusta National brought to you by Jim Achenbach.

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Garcia drives late push to finish line, joins lead

After making a brilliant up-and-down at the par-4 17th to help cement a bogey-free 66 and get into a share of the Masters lead, Sergio Garcia smiled. And, yes, he remembered that it wasn’t this way a year ago at Augusta National.

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2013 Masters: Second-round tee times

Here are the tee times and pairings for the second round of the Masters at Augusta National.

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Boy wonder Guan wows his elders with 73

The biggest story of the day out of Augusta wasn’t on the leaderboard. The story that will have fans and pros alike talking long after the Georgia pines have cast their tall shadows across this magical property is that of 14-year-old Tianlang Guan.

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Couples, Johnson light up Augusta National

Dustin Johnson is starting to learn how to play Augusta National Golf Club, a course that only reveals its secrets slowly and subtly. Fred Couples figured this place out long ago.

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Field posts 10 eagles at Augusta's 15th hole

Firethorn -- the par-5 15th hole at Augusta National -- is not exactly a pitch-and-putt, but it is playing as easy as you could ask for in the first round of the 77th Masters.

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Mickelson recovers for first-round 71 at Masters

Phil Mickelson’s 1-under-par 71 in the opening round of the Masters was a tale of two nines. He was, by his own assessment, Captain Hack on the front nine and the Comeback Kid on the back nine.

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McIlroy at par after 4 bogeys on back nine

Rory McIlroy stepped onto the grounds at Augusta National Golf Club this week and proclaimed that the “real” golf season had started – unfortunately, his Opening Day at the Masters was something of a wash.

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Player diary: Brad Dalke (Part 5)

Brad Dalke joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. Check out his blog about his trip to Naples, Fla., to play in the Terra Cotta Amateur.

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Immelman chases championship form of '08

Trevor Immelman's Masters victory at age 28 was expected to propel the South African to the next level. But it simply hasn’t happened.

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How it happened: Tiger (70) trails by 4 at Masters

Tiger Woods' quest for a fifth green jacket began with a 2-under 70 on Thursday. Woods trails Sergio Garcia and Marc Leishman by four shots after the first round at Augusta National. See how it all unfolded!

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Tiger Woods keeps head down in Masters' first round

This was your Masters favorite, Tiger Woods, a winner of 14 major championships, but his body language on several holes would have fooled you, his head slung low.

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Lyle draws attention with giant Black Swan

Former Masters and British Open champion Sandy Lyle turned heads Thursday using a Black Swan putter, which features one of the largest putter heads in golf.

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Fowler's wild-ride 1st round ends at 68

How about this scorecard for Rickie Fowler over his first 15 holes? He has two double-bogeys, at Nos. 1 and 10, an eagle at the par-5 15th and five birdies.

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No. 1 with a bang: Augusta's 'Tea Olive'

The first hole at Augusta National is a challenge not to be taken lightly; yet the glory of Tea Olive is consistent with the rest of Augusta’s holes: If you get it into the fairway, you just feel you can take a shot at certain Masters hole locations.

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Amateur Guan early surprise in Masters first round

Tialang Guan's surprising play has been the exception on a difficult scoring day for the Masters' amateur participants. Guan, still on the course, is 2 over through 16 holes.

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Lynn finds lead for a while at Masters

David Lynn, a 39-year-old veteran of the European Tour and rookie on the PGA Tour this season, said it had taken “a golfing lifetime” to reach Augusta after leading for a while during the first round of the Masters.

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Bubba Watson fires 3-over 75 in opening round

Bubba Watson struggled to properly gauge the speed of Augusta National's famed putting surfaces Thursday, resulting in a 3-over 75 for the defending champion.

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Bag of the day: Marc Leishman

A look inside Marc Leishman's bag that led him to a 6-under 66 on Thursday at Augusta National.

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Australia's Leishman catches hold of early lead

An Australian is atop the leaderboard at Augusta National, facing questions of when someone will bring a green jacket down under. It is Marc Leishman, who earned his spot here with his first PGA Tour victory, at last year’s Travelers Championship.

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Snedeker, Westwood overcome doubles for 70s

Brandt Snedeker and Lee Westwood were on the short list of expected contenders at this year’s Masters, as was Justin Rose, who also opened with 70 at Augusta National on Thursday.

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Woods switches to VRS Covert 3-wood

Tiger Woods carried a new Nike VRS Covert 3-wood in Thursday’s opening round of the Masters, replacing the Nike VR Pro Limited Edition 3-wood he had used for more than a year.

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Toy Box: Peterson's Masters Odyssey

Spotted at the U.S. Open with a putter hanging from his pocket on the greens, John Peterson had no such dilemma at the Masters – the putter he uses at Augusta National sports a cover too big to keep on him.

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Notebook: Is UNLV a contender or pretender?

This week's college notebook talks about UNLV being contenders or pretenders, how Alabama keeps on rollin' and the .500 rule in college golf for the postseason.

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Big Three salute the game with ceremonial drives

Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus just "dinked" drives on the 1st tee to kick-off the Masters. But their ceremonial role allowed them to salute the game – and gave fans a chance to honor the Big Three.

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Peterson fires 71, misses Masters souvenirs

“I was hoping they’d leave their balls in the fairway so I could pick them up,” John Peterson joked of the ceremonial Masters tee shots by Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.

Wednesday, April 10

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Masters Tracker: Par 3 Contest at Augusta National

Celebrities, wives and children played caddie Wednesday for the Par-3 Contest at Augusta National, and stole the show! That included tennis star and girlfriend of Rory McIlroy, Caroline Wozniacki. There were also two hole-in-ones. Oh, and Nick Watney and Ernie Els were co-medalists. See how it all unfolded!

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5 Things: Potter Jr. wins Par-3 Contest title

5 Things: From Ted Potter Jr. winning the Par-3 Contest title, to two hole-in-ones to Caroline Wozniacki's popularity at Augusta National, we take a look back at Wednesday on the par-3 course.

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At Masters, Bradley sticks with Odyssey Sabertooth

Keegan Bradley considered switching to a slightly shorter version of his preferred Odyssey Sabertooth belly putter, but ultimately let "feel" make his decision.

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Masters Wednesday is the calm before the storm

Masters’ eve is not a time for last-minute cramming for the year’s first examination. No, it’s actually a day designed for relaxation, some light practice and family fun at the Par-3 Contest.

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Scott to wield 913D3 driver and Futura prototype

Adam Scott will compete at the Masters with a new driver and putter: a Titleist 913D3 driver and a Scotty Cameron Futura X Prototype putter.

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Laird chooses rest over Masters Par-3 Contest

Martin Laird, whose third Masters will be his fifth-straight week of competition, opted not to play in Wednesday's Par-3 Contest, choosing to rest for Thursday's first round.

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McIlroy grants Weaver's wish to play practice round

Michael Weaver’s dad encouraged him to be assertive this week when it came to introducing himself to people. How did Weaver respond? He asked Rory McIlroy on the range if he could join him for a nine-hole practice round.

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5 Things: Augusta National's Payne on latest issues

From female membership at Augusta National to new Masters qualifying criteria and an adjusted cut line, here are 5 Things discussed by chairman Billy Payne on Wednesday:

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The Toy Box blog: Equipment at the Masters

Check out in-depth equipment coverage from James Achenbach and David Dusek all week, as players unveil new gear at the Masters.

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Masters roundtable: Staff debates 5 key questions

Is this Tiger's tournament to lose? Has Rory McIlroy found his game? Who is most likely to break through this week at the Masters? Our staff debates 5 key questions on the eve of the first round.

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Masters moment: Nicklaus' waterlogged interview

A Jack Nicklaus post-round Masters interview was upstaged when some Tom Weiskopf shots being shown on TV sets in the room made a bigger splash with several reporters.

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Golfweek's Best: Canadian Modern 2013

Courses built 1960-present.

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Bubba picks up ace in Masters practice round

Bubba Watson continues to make headlines at Augusta National, this time for a hole-in-one on the par-3 16th hole during a Masters practice round on Wednesday.

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Masters moment: Mickelson's 1st tops 'MagicMeter'

In 2004, we all wondered if changes to Augusta National's back nine might rob fans of those incredible Sunday finishing stretches. Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els provided a resounding answer to that question.

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Masters moment: Great pal outside the ropes

An encyclopedic golf mind provided thoughts and opinions worth sharing from chairs at a bend in the par-5 No. 13 fairway – and a familiar perspective for one golf writer.

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Masters moment: Friends Schwartzel, Oosthuizen

Bubba Watson's incredible playoff shot was one that will go down in history, but it denied defending champ Charl Schwartzel the chance to honor childhood friend Louis Oosthuizen.

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Observations from Wednesday's practice-round pairings

Sean Martin enjoys looking at the practice-round pairings. They give you an insight into which players enjoy each other's company, which ones want to mentor their younger competitors and who likes to go it solo.

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Harrington will use TaylorMade R1 driver at Masters

Padraig Harrington, playing a game of musical chairs with his driver, will go into the Masters with a TaylorMade R1 driver and an abundance of confidence.

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Scotty Cameron 2013 Masters putter headcover

Scoring a Masters badge is not easy, and neither is nabbing a commemorative Scotty Cameron headcover.

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Bubba takes to Twitter to reveal Champions dinner

Well, we finally learned what Bubba Watson served at the Champions Dinner, using Twitter to let the world know what was on the menu.

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Masters 2013: With Lynn on Tour, the joke’s on us

The PGA Tour hasn’t had a scratch-handicap prankster like David Lynn since the days of the late Payne Stewart slipping bananas into Paul Azinger’s shoes.

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Toy Box: At Valero, Laird goes long and straight

At the Valero Texas Open, champion Martin Laird used a TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 driver to earn the coveted weekly double – top 20 in driving distance (20th) and driving accuracy (tied for 8th).

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Golfweek's Best: Canadian Classic 2013

Courses built before 1960.

Tuesday, April 9

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Nicklaus says '13 Masters is critical for Woods

While Jack Nicklaus still believes Tiger Woods will break his record of 18 majors, Nicklaus concedes Woods' great spring could be for naught in predicting major success if he doesn’t win his fifth title this week.

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Poulter: Masters' emotions close to Ryder Cup's

European Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter, 37, is confident he will be feel similar good vibes at crunch time during the Masters.

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Mickelson worries about extra week before Masters

Phil Mickelson plays the Shell Houston Open, which is traditionally held the week before the Masters, but the Valero Texas Open was inserted between the two events this year.

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Klein: The myth of Tiger-proofing Augusta National

As a student of the pro game our Bradley S. Klein knows most of the guys on Tour are so good and of such quality in shot-making and scoring that they can win just about anywhere -- hence the myth of Tiger-proofing Augusta National.

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Snedeker '100 percent healthy' entering Masters

Brandt Snedeker's health has been a big topic leading up to the Masters. But Snedeker made one thing clear Tuesday at Augusta: he's 100 percent healthy.

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Rude: Tiger balances confidence, contentment

Tiger Woods clearly is more equipped to win the Masters than at any point since 2005, when he won his fourth and most recent green jacket – and says there's balance to be seen in his life.

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Amateur Fox gets a look at Lefty's 'black book'

Steven Fox got a peek at Phil Mickelson’s little black book for Augusta and called it phenomenal. For an amateur who has seen the place a dozen times, having a three-time champion share his short-game secrets is sacred stuff.

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Mickelson will put Phrankenwood in play at Augusta

Phil Mickelson’s supercharged Masters 2-wood is really a driver disguised as a fairway wood, Mickelson divulged Tuesday during a press conference.

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Amateur Vogel plays with 'idol' Tiger Woods

How does a player – especially an amateur making his Masters debut - arrange a practice round with Tiger Woods at Augusta National? Just ask. It worked for T.J. Vogel, the U.S. Amateur Public Links champion.

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Rickie Fowler and Luke Donald: A tale of two styles

While neither has a green jacket in his closest, Rickie Fowler and Luke Donald are both stylish players and threats to win this season's first major championship.

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Masters champ Watson still has Augusta hooked

Never mind the green jacket in which he wrapped up adopted son Caleb last year – Bubba Watson wouldn't say no to a plaque at the spot of his famous hooked wedge during last year's playoff.

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PHOTOS: TaylorMade Masters logos since 2003

To commemorate the season's first major championship, TaylorMade began designing a unique, Masters-themed logo in 2003 and putting it on golf bags, hats, club headcovers and other memorabilia that are given to staff players.

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Minor changes to No. 14 could provide excitement

This year's changes to Augusta National were limited to the 14th hole, the only one on the course without a bunker. The oft-overlooked par 4 is sandwiched between the back nine's two dramatic par 5s.

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Justin Rose looks to put it all together

Justin Rose hasn't missed a cut in seven starts at the Masters. Yet he's never won a green jacket, either, which is why the 32-year-old is looking to finally put everything together this year at Augusta National.

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Achenbach: McIlroy impresses as a big thinker

People talk about Rory McIlroy’s big swing. They talk about his length off the tee. They talk about the height of his shots. They talk about his fearlessness. But nobody talks about his intelligence. And they should.

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Luke Donald glad to study Augusta

World No. 4 Luke Donald says he's focusing on – what else at Augusta – his work with the putter. Preparation beside the green also has been a priority.

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First-round tee times at Augusta National

Tiger Woods' quest for a fifth green jacket will begin at 10:45 a.m. Thursday. That's when he'll tee off with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy. Defending Masters champion Bubba Watson will tee off 11 minutes earlier. Check out the groupings.

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Notebook: Tiger's skip shot, Beem's invite, more

“Listen, I love golf,” 2002 PGA Championship winner Rich Beem said of accepting his Par-3 Contest invite, “and the Masters is special.” Plus: Tiger Woods' skip shot at Augusta, and more.

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Player Diary: Alabama's Justin Thomas (Part 10)

The 2012 Haskins Award winner and Alabama star, Justin Thomas, joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2012-13 college golf season.

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Scott's performance in majors has improved

Adam Scott once struggled in majors, but has two major top-10s in each of the past two seasons, including a second-place finish at the 2011 Masters.

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Wozniacki will caddie for McIlroy in Par-3 Contest

Rory McIlroy's girlfriend, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, will carry the handful of clubs necessary to navigate Augusta National's par-3 course.

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Masters 2013: They'll take their shots, and others'

Yet another example that the Masters is unlike any other tournament: Many players make sure they try and duplicate memorable shots from previous tournaments.

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Masters blog: 5 thoughts on Nicklaus, amateurs and more

It’s becoming an annual affair, these international players having lunch to pick Jack Nicklaus’ brain before the Masters. Charl Schwartzel in 2011, Rory McIlroy last year, Nicolas Colsaerts this year.

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Callaway: Phrankenwood is Lefty's "mystery" club

Callaway officials confirmed the Phrankenwood (a 2-wood) was the "mystery" club referenced by Phil Mickelson in Houston; they do not know whether he will carry it during the Masters.

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10 sleepers to watch at Augusta National

It’s easy to identify the favorite for this year’s Masters. We like to go deep here at Golfweek.com, though. Therefore we give you this list of 10 “sleepers” to consider.

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Masters 2013: Getting to know Ted Potter Jr.

To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Ted Potter Jr.

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Blog: Weather could become a factor this week

While the next two days and the weekend look beautiful according to weather.com, we might run into some problems during Rounds 1 and 2. A look at the forecast.

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Masters 2013: ‘I can find it again,’ Weir says

Mike Weir has won only twice since the 2003 Masters, the latest in 2007, and his brand of precision golf has abandoned him. He missed the cut in all 14 tournaments he entered in 2012, and his Tour privileges have been reduced to playing out of the “past champion” category.

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Masters 2013: Getting to know Michael Weaver

To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Michael Weaver.

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Masters 2013: Watson is ultimate mystery man

Bubba Watson can charm and confound. He wields a pink driver yet often shies from attention. He runs hot and cold. One year after his signature victory at Augusta, he returns as a misunderstood champion.

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Masters 2013: Getting to know Nicolas Colsaerts

To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Nicolas Colsaerts.

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Masters 2013: Getting to know Thaworn Wiratchant

To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Thaworn Wiratchant.

10 years ago, Mattiace was dashed by destiny

Ten years after a career-defining loss at Augusta, Len Mattiace finds strength in the experience.

Monday, April 8

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5 Things: Henley feels nerves Monday at Augusta

Take the electricity of the Masters and add a homecoming to his college state, and you can understand why Russell Henley is feeling nerves already – while Matt Kuchar treats the week in special ways as well.

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Two Tour players speak out against amateurs

On Monday, PGA Tour players Matt Every and Charlie Beljan took to Twitter to express their position on whether amateurs should get to play in the Masters. Let's just say they aren't too happy.

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Masters odds: Tiger the clear favorite at Augusta

On the eve of the Masters, Tiger Woods finds himself in his usual spot as the favorite going into the first major of 2013.

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Mid Pines has 20th-century look back

Nearly a century ago, Donald Ross applied the final touches to his new course at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club. Having spent much time in North Carolina’s Sandhills – notably for his work at nearby Pinehurst – Ross was familiar with the sandy ground, wiregrass and tall, slender pines that define golf courses in the region.

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Winner's Circle: April 8, 2013

Winner's Circle: April 8, 2013

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Masters 2013: Guan gets advice from old guard

Fourteen-year-old amateur Tianlang Guan got quite the on-course education Monday, playing with two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw. He also has practice scheduled with Tom Watson and a Par-3 tee time with Nick Faldo.

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Play our Major Challenge and win big! Sign up now!

Play our Major Challenge - pick 10 guys in 10 different tiers - and compete to win prizes from Big Green Egg, Oakley, EA Sports, Golf Pride, SeeMore Putters and IJP Design!

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Cobra's limited-edition Masters driver headcover

Fowler plays an orange Cobra AMP Cell driver and at this season's Masters, that club is covered by a Limited Edition Monoline headcover.

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Fitting Month: Callaway shares advice from the King

Jeff Opheim, Callaway's tour rep for the Champions Tour, shares club-fitting advice gleaned from the King.

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"Pete's Army" is making the trip to Augusta National

It was at Augusta in 1958 that Arnie's Army was born. It's now 2013 and "Pete's Army" is being formed. The regular on the Web.com Tour, John Peterson, who qualified by tying for fourth at the 2012 U.S. Open had tee shirts designed for the week.

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Toy Box: What it means to play the Masters (Video)

In this video, produced by Titleist, Adam Scott, Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson and other stars talk about what Augusta means to them.

Player of the week: Davis Baxter

Davis Baxter, of Nolensville, Tenn., won the SJGT Hampton Cove Junior Classic at RTJ Trail Hampton Cove course April 7.

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Player of the week: Ashlan Ramsey

One of five amateurs to make the cut at the Kraft Nasbico Championship, Ashlan Ramsey, of Milledgeville, Ga., shot 71-75-73-71 for a 2-over total.

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Team of the week: UNLV

UNLV won the ASU Thunderbird Invitational by firing a final-round-low 7-under 277 over top-ranked California.

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Player of the week: Cory Whitsett, Alabama

Alabama junior Cory Whitsett won The Aggie Invitational to claim his second consecutive medalist honor and the fifth of his career.

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Team of the week: Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State won the SMU Dallas Athletic Club Invitational with a five-shot win over Oklahoma.

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Player of the week: Sophia Popov, USC

Junior Sophia Popov claimed medalist honors at the SDSU Farms Invitational on April 2.

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Masters blog: Laird's victory a good 'omen'

Our editor Jeff Babineau and Senior Writer Jeff Rude are gamblers at heart and always look for an 'omen' at the outset of any major. Rocky Hambric provided some food for thought on Monday in Augusta.

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Masters blog: Local paper isn't always Masters focused

It takes a lot to top the Masters for newsworthiness in its hometown of Augusta. But 10 times, the local newspaper has deemed a story more worthy of lead play on its front page.

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Masters 2013: Bubba won’t part with his Ping S59s

Since 2004, when he parted ways with his Ping i3+ irons, Masters champion Bubba Watson has depended on Ping S59 irons to hit his impressive curve shots.

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Clarke withdraws from Masters with hamstring injury

The Masters field, already the slimmest of the major championships, was reduced by one Monday when former Open Champion Darren Clarke withdrew.

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Registration ends soon for Augusta youth event

says Augusta National's Drive, Chip and Putt Championship could serve as a catalyst to spark thousands of juniors to take up the game.

The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, a free, national skills competition for junior golfers, will begin at courses in 19 states and Washington, D.C. – and end at Augusta National Golf Club on the Sunday before the 2014 Masters.

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Gronlund (NR, 2014) commits to SMU

Ryan Gronlund, of Pleasanton, Calif., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at SMU in 2014.

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Masters 2013: Mickelson's secret club revealed?

Phil Mickelson teased that he would put a "special club" in play this week at the Masters. Could it be this new Callaway X Hot Phrankenwood?

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Fletcher (NR, 2014) commits to Mississippi State

Michaela Fletcher, of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Mississippi State in 2014.

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Masters 2013: Tiger, Bradley lead staff predictions

Will Tiger Woods finally pick up another green jacket? Will Keegan Bradley win his second major title? Our staff of experts offers up their 2013 Masters predictions.

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Greatest tee gift ever received: Masters tickets

Players at the Augusta State Invitational get to go to the Maters practice round on Monday. What they are most looking forward to? Everything.

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ASU looking to add event to get into postseason

Augusta State head coach Kevin McPherson had an important task Monday: try to find a one-day event that the Jaguars can play in order to get their record above .500 and become eligible for an NCAA postseason bid.

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Masters 2013: Getting to know T.J. Vogel

To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: T.J. Vogel.

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Masters 2013: Clock ticks for Woods at Augusta

Given his early brilliance there, his 1-for-10 and 0-for-7 sound like factual errors, if not something out of Alex Rodriguez’s last postseason. Rather, they are indicators that Augusta has indeed been Tiger-proofed.

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Masters 2013: Masterful shots from champions

From Bubba Watson's incredible shot in 2012 to Arnold Palmer's critical birdie in 1960, we look at eight shots in Augusta National lore.

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Masters 2013: Getting to know John Peterson

To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: John Peterson.

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Masters 2013: Getting to know Scott Piercy

To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Scott Piercy.

Sunday, April 7

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Which hole at Augusta National is hardest?

Here’s how the holes at famed Augusta National Golf Club stand up from the (relatively) easiest to the hardest.

Here’s how the holes at famed Augusta National Golf Club stand up from the (relatively) easiest to the hardest.

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McIlroy adds endorsement deal with Omega

Rory McIlroy, coming off a runner-up finish in the Valero Texas Open for his best finish this year, is the latest brand ambassador for Swiss watchmaker Omega, joining Greg Norman, Sergio Garcia and Stacy Lewis.

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More heartache than celebration at 10th hole

Perenially the toughest hole at the Masters, No. 10 has claimed many a victim. Defending champ Bubba Watson eluded its grasp – famously, because so many others have been caught in it.

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Masters 2013: Augusta National facts, figures

From defending champ Bubba Watson to a Super Bowl comparison by Brandt Snedeker, here are facts and figures for the 2013 Masters at Augusta National:

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Oklahoma State, Yang sweep titles in Dallas

The Oklahoma State women and freshman Julie Yang swept the titles at the SMU Dallas Athletic Club Invitational.

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Masters 2013: 10 things to know heading to Augusta

From anchoring to azaleas, here are 10 facts about the 77th Masters, to be played April 11-14 at Augusta National Golf Club:

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Masters 2013: 20 potential contenders at Augusta

You're right, it's not as simple as Tiger vs. the field. Here's a capsule look at 20 potential contenders and the case for each:

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Baldry: Superior putting propels Park to easy victory

It didn't take Inbee Park long to put the field in her rearview mirror, opening a six-shot lead after the first hole on Sunday, cruising to her first leap into Poppie's Pond.

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Notes: Salas falters with 79; Ko takes low amateur

Notebook: Lizette Salas fires a final-round 79 in front of a "hometown" crowd, while Lydia Ko takes low-amateur status for the third time in a major.

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UNLV rallies past Cal to win ASU Thunderbird

Top-ranked California watched its back-nine lead slip away on Sunday at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, as UNLV rallied to a one-shot victory over the Golden Bears.

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Alabama men cruise to fifth title of the season

Alabama cruised to its fifth victory of the season, lapping the field by 18 shots at the Aggie Invitational at the par-72 Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas.

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How it Happened: Park wins Kraft Nabisco

Inbee Park will have a three-shot lead to work with as she looks to win her second major title and take a leap into Poppie's Pond. Follow now!

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England's Kimsey wins Terra Cotta Invitational

Nathan Kimsey captured the Terra Cotta Invitational in Florida today at Naples National Golf Club.

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Masters 2013: Euro contingent owes thanks to Seve

Many European professionals playing in this week’s Masters should say a quiet thank you to Seve Ballesteros. Without him, they might not be playing at Augusta National this week says our Alistair Tait.

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Texas captures Augusta State Invitational by two

Texas seems to be faring just fine without Jordan Spieth. The Longhorns won the Augusta State Invitational on Sunday for their third win of the season.

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Winner's Bag: Martin Laird

A look inside the bag of 2013 Valero Texas Open winner Martin Laird.

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5 Things: Laird punches Masters ticket behind 63

Martin Laird's putter came alive just in time to earn a spot on golf's grandest stage. Laird posted a course-record 9-under 63 to win the Valero Texas Open by two shots over World No. 2 Rory McIlroy on Sunday, earning a spot in the Masters as a result.

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Tracker: Laird wins behind 9-under 63 in Texas

There was plenty of movement atop the Valero Texas Open on Sunday, but it was the stellar play of Martin Laird that proved to be too much, even for the likes of World No. 2 Rory McIlroy. See how it all happened.

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Rice, Mickelson play together on members day

says the Sunday before the Masters is a members day. This one featured Condoleezza Rice, one of the first two women members of Augusta National.

It was members day at Augusta National on Sunday, with the likes of Condoleezza Rice teeing it up with Phil Mickelson, while Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley and a handful of others began their preparations for the year's first major.

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Weekly Top 5: Bright spotlights at Kraft, Masters

Top collegiate men and women golfers are finding the spotlight of majors at this time of year – women in this week's Kraft Nabisco Championship and men in next week's Masters.

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Masters 2013: Getting to know Nathan Smith

To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Nathan Smith.

Saturday, April 6

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Korda gets support from family this week at Kraft

Jessica Korda stands in the midst of a cluster of players tied for third here at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. That could work to her advantage as she’s one of many faced with the pressure of posting a number Sunday that would spoil the Inbee Park parade.

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5 Things: Putting puts Inbee Park on top

It was almost like someone waved a red flag on the first tee. Leader Inbee Park and Lizette Salas matched birdies there to start the day and kept grinding from there. Park was unflappable on the greens, putting only 28 times on her way to a 5-under 67 that gave her a three-shot lead on Salas. See the 5 Things You Need To Know from the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

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Kraft Nabisco Championship: Tee times, final round

Tee times for Sunday's final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship

Augusta State leads at its own Invitational

The hometown favorites are atop the leaderboard again at the Insperity Augusta State Invitational as they seek an 11th-hour postseason invitation. It’s a familiar storyline here in the shadow of the golf season’s first major. Augusta State shot even-par 576 (283-293) in Saturday’s two rounds at Forest Hills Golf Club to take a two-shot lead over No. 4 Texas (296-282) in this collegiate undercard to the Masters.

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5 Things: Billy Horschel leads by 2 in Texas

Moving Day at the Valero Texas Open turned out to be hang on for dear life. Winds whipping up to 25 mph swirled, switched directions and wreaked havoc. But that didn't stop Billy Horschel from coming out with the 54-hole lead. He shot 70 on Saturday for a two-shot lead heading into Sunday. Here are 5 Things from San Antonio.

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Tracker: Inbee Park leads by three

Inbee Park has taken a three-shot lead at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, moving to 12 under after shooting a 5-under 67 on Saturday. See how it all unfolded.

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Valero Texas Open: Tee times, final round

Tee times for Sunday's final round of the Valero Texas Open

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Tracker: McIlroy cards 71, Horschel leads

Rory McIlroy shot 1-under 71 on Saturday at the Valero Texas Open to move to 6 under. But neither he nor anyone else could gain any ground on Billy Horschel, who kept his two shot lead heading into the final round. See how it all unfolded!

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Masters 2013: Getting to know John Huh

To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: John Huh.

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Masters 2013: Getting to know Steven Fox

To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Steven Fox.

Friday, April 5

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Kraft Nabisco Championship: Tee times, third round

Tee times for the third round of the 2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship.

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Park finds herself in rare form at Kraft

Inbee Park has a chance to contend at the Kraft Nabisco Championship for the first time in her career, leading the LPGA's first major of the season after two rounds.

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Salas works way into contention at Kraft

Lizette Salas handles the pressure of finding the rough during Friday's 18th with an up-and-down from the fairway to scramble for par – showing the kind of clutch ability she showed at USC.

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Kraft notebook: Shin ailing, Creamer enduring

Jiyai Shin hits 25 fairways in the first two rounds of the Kraft Nabisco Championship despite an ailing lower back, while Paula Creamer is enduring some strong family emotions this week.

Valero Texas Open: Tee times, third round

Tee times for Saturday's third round of the Valero Texas Open

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How it Happened: Park leads Kraft Nabisco

With a bunched-up leaderboard, the Kraft Nabisco Championship promises to be entertaining on cut day in Southern California. Follow now!

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5 Things: McIlroy climbs, Horschel leads in Texas

While Billy Horschel jumps out to a two-stroke lead at the Valero Texas Open on Friday, Rory McIlroy closes with three straight birdies on the strength of reaching greens in regulation.

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How it Happened: Horschel leads Valero Texas Open

With Matt Bettencourt and Peter Tomasulo atop the leaderboard in San Antonio, the likes of Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter, Charl Schwartzel and Matt Kuchar will have work to do to catch the pair of unknowns. Follow now!

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Ewart Shadoff helps anchor top of Kraft leaderboard

Jodi Ewart Shadoff has been a co-leader during the first two rounds of the Kraft Nabisco Championship – and jokes that her anchored putting stroke doesn't exactly help much in the big picture.

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Furyk's two drivers a page out of Mickelson's book

says A week before Augusta, Jim Furyk is using two drivers while playing in the Texas Open. While new to Furyk, the concept of a two-driver bag has been shown off by Phil Mickelson in recent years.

A week before Augusta, Jim Furyk is using two drivers while playing in the Valero Texas Open. While new to Furyk, the concept of a two-driver bag has been shown off by Phil Mickelson in recent years.

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Notebook: USC carries consistency late into season

All five USC Trojans are ranked in the top 100 in the Golfweek Rankings for women's college individuala. Annie Park, Kyung Kim, Sophia Popov and Doris Chen are in the top 21.

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Masters 2013: Getting to know Jamie Donaldson

To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Jamie Donaldson.

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Masters 2013: Getting to know Branden Grace

To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Branden Grace.

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Masters 2013: Getting to know Russell Henley

To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Russell Henley.

Golf Pride New Decade MultiCompound golf grip

Golf Pride New Decade MultiCompound golf grip

The Golf Pride New Decade MultiCompound grip is the company’s most popular model containing cord, and is available in a limited-edition whiteout green – reflecting golf’s love affair with the Masters.

Fujikura Fuel golf shaft

Fujikura Fuel golf shaft seeks mid-to-low trajectory

The Fujikura Fuel shaft has a mid-to-low trajectory, and Fujikura says it should produce longer drives for most golfers.

Thursday, April 4

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Kraft Nabisco: First- and second-round tee times

Here are the first- and second-round tee times and pairings for the LPGA's Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills CC in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

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How it Happened: Choi, Ewart Shadoff, Pettersen lead Kraft

From World No. 1 Stacy Lewis and previous No. 1 Yani Tseng to 14-year-old Angel Yin and 15-year-old Lydia Ko, keep up with the first round at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first major of the LPGA season.

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Tide's Meadow opens Kraft Nabisco with 73

Starting on the back, Alabama's Stephanie Meadow double-bogeyed No. 13 and bogeyed No. 15. She had three birdies on the front to get to 1-over 73 for the day.

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Wie's struggles should act as cautionary tale for Ko

Michelle Wie and Lydia Ko fired even-par 72s on Thursday at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, but it is the overall lesson that Wie can offer that Ko will learn from the most, says our Beth Ann Baldry.

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Tracker: Bettencourt, Tomasulo lead at Texas Open

Both playing in the afternoon wave, Matt Bettencourt and Peter Tomasulo fired 5-under 67s to lead four others by one shot in San Antonio. See how it happened.

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Kraft notes: Pettersen is all smiles after opening 68

Suzann Pettersen says on-course enjoyment is the hardest part of the game for her. Thursday’s bogey-free 68, however, left a smile on her face.

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Adams Super 9031: A hybrid for better players

Adams' latest club-design mission yields a smaller hybrid that's easier to hit than a long iron – but remains workable, according to the company.

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Byron Nelson Award's 5 finalists announced

Finalists for the 2013 Byron Nelson Award must be a graduating senior; criteria include collegiate golf career, academic record and citizenship.

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Masters 2013: A look at OWGR trends at Augusta

The Official World Golf Ranking was unveiled in advance of the 1986 Masters, which Jack Nicklaus won dramatically at the age of 46. Here's a look at some trends the OWGR shows.

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Scores: Round 4, Valero Texas Open

Check out the Round 4 leaderboard at the Valero Texas Open.

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Titleist preaches green-to-tee for ball selection

Fordie Pitts, Titleist's tour consultant for golf ball research and development, relies on extensive on-course feedback to fit tour pros with the right golf ball.

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Notebook: Miss. St. wins again, eyes home tourney

The Mississippi State Bulldogs men's golf team is piling up an impressive record without gaining widespread recognition for it, but stands to improve on its No. 32 Golfweek/Sagarin ranking.

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Masters 2013: A viewer's guide to coverage

This year's Masters will once again provide expansive viewing options to golf fans around the world.

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Masters 2013: A look back at 18 years of Tiger

Tiger Woods has experienced some of his greatest moments at the Masters, and contended even when his career has been in turmoil. Here’s how Woods has fared in each of his 18 appearances at Augusta National:

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Masters 2013: Playing a little remember when . . .

From Bernhard Langer and Sandy Lyle to Mark O’Meara and Larry Mize, these little-known Masters moments are a hoot says our Jeff Rude.

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Masters 2013: Getting to know Alan Dunbar

To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Alan Dunbar.

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Masters 2013: Getting to know Tianlang Guan

To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Tianlang Guan.

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Masters 2013: Getting to know George Coetzee

To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: George Coetzee.

Wednesday, April 3

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Kraft: Theismann reflects on career-ending injury

Joe Theismann was paired with Juli Inkster in Wednesday’ pro-am round at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, and odds are they did not compare past ailments.

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Notes: Modest Ko at Kraft for the 'experience'

Lydia Ko already has three professional victories, and she knows what it’s like to have fans and media clamoring for her time. It has made the game that much more exciting, yet that much more serious.

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Victory at Kraft would send Tseng back on course

Yani Tseng has endured a year that she has lost the No. 1 ranking, modest success on the course and an unfortunate missed tee time in a pro-am prior to the Kia Classic, setting off the critics. A win this week would send 2013 in a new direction.

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Alison Lee WDs from Kraft Nabisco Championship

Alison Lee withdrew from the Kraft Nabisco Championship on Wednesday, citing poor play.

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PGA of America to allow rangefinders in junior events

The PGA of America announced two rules changes in relation to its junior golf competitions, including the allowance of rangefinders, that will go into effect beginning this year.

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2013 GW Father-Son Open

Jackie Seawell: 2013 Father of The Year

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Cal players highlight final Palmer Cup rankings

The final Palmer Cup Ranking before team selections was announced Wednesday with three Cal players in the top 6 of their respective rankings.

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Notes: Academy at Redstone pays tribute to 'a special man'

The Dave Williams Golf Academy is referred to as "The Gateway to Success" - and it holds true, paying tribute to a coach who won the NCAA Championship 16 times.

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Notes: Qualifying for Augusta tough as it gets

Qualifying year after year has proven difficult for many, as of what could be termed “serious” contenders for this year's Masters, only 17 of them teed it up at Augusta National in 2003.

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Notes: Americans one away from tying all-time win streak

Jonas Blixt of Sweden is becoming a footnote in history — the last foreign-born player to win on the PGA Tour.

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Royal Isabela’s inspired setting provides a soothing respite

Royal Isabela is a remarkable retreat even if you’re not measuring the mercury differential. It isn’t a resort but rather a luxury residential golf community in the making set on 426 glorious oceanfront acres on the island’s surf-centric northwest.

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TaylorMade to build ball plant in South Carolina

TaylorMade is building a 120,000-square-foot golf ball manufacturing plant in Liberty, S.C., designed to improve production and generate savings, company officials announced April 3.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Valero Texas Open

With the likes of Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter in the Valero Texas Open field, it is Fredrik Jacobson and Matt Kuchar that receive love from our panel.

Tuesday, April 2

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Yin, 14, earns final spot in Kraft Nabisco

Angel Yin, 14, shot 5-under 67 on Tuesday at Mission Hills’ Arnold Palmer course and earned the final spot in the Kraft Nabisco Championship field, courtesy of the Southern California Junior Golf Association’s Legacy Junior Challenge.

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With no glitz or glamour, Lewis eyes another Kraft title

Stacy Lewis' voyage to her new perch as No. 1 in the world began at the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship. She returns, staying at the same Holiday Inn Express and looking for another leap into Poppie's Pond.

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Jutanugarn looks to extend cut streak, gain experience

Moriya Jutanugarn isn't just working on her putting after making her first five LPGA cuts – she seeks out ways to gain experience early in her pro career as well, and that's no different at this week's Kraft Nabisco Championship.

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Toy Box: Oldies but goodies work well for Points

There is a lesson to be learned from D.A. Points, champion of the Shell Houston Open: Play with clubs that inspire confidence, even if those clubs are old.

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I.K. Kim is ready to move on from ‘The Miss’

I.K. Kim returns to the Kraft with a sense of humor about the blown 14-inch putt that cost her a major, but a victory would bring an even bigger smile.

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Miss. St. wins BancorpSouth; Newton edges Fox

The Mississippi State Bulldogs on Tuesday took the 2013 BancorpSouth Intercollegiate title by 15 strokes over Central Arkansas, whose James Newton took medalist honors by 2 strokes over Steven Fox.

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Fox in good form as Masters nears

Steven Fox is in good form in advance of his Masters appearance. The U.S. Amateur champion finished second Tuesday at the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate, matching his best finish of the season.

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Robert Morris’ Prokay recipient of David Toms Award

Ryan Prokay, a sophomore at Robert Morris University, has been named the recipient of the David Toms Award, which is presented to a men’s collegiate golfer who has over come adversity to achieve collegiate success.

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Masters: 2013 event and television schedule

Here's the schedule of events, television schedule and media interview schedule for the 2013 Masters at Augusta National.

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Haskins Commission creates Annika Award

Beginning in 2014, The Annika Foundation will join the Haskins Commission and present The Annika Award – an annual award that will recognize the most outstanding NCAA Division I women’s golfer.

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Texas Open: First- and second-round tee times

Here are the first- and second-round tee times and pairings for the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio.

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Iomic and No. 1 focus on U.S. grip market

Iomic and No. 1 golf grips, made by two different Japanese companies, are making a bigger push in the U.S. with "sticky" and colorful products.

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Celebs, LPGA stars pair for video-game contest

As the LPGA looks to spice up Kraft Nabisco Championship week, it paired celebrities with star golfers in the EA Sports LPGA Shootout. Natalie Gulbis and Anthony Anderson defeated Michelle Wie and Bruce Jenner in the final.

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Q&A: Palmer talks Tiger Woods video game

Arnold Palmer, who is on the cover of the new Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 video game, talked about the game, the popular Rumble advertisement and Tiger’s chances at this year’s Masters.

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Baek headlines Valero Texas Open qualifiers

Todd Baek shot 65 Monday at The Club at Comanche Trace in Kerrville, Texas, to qualify for the Valero Texas Open. Four players shot 66, with Mathias Gronberg, Conrad Shindler and Zack Fischer grabbing the final three spots in a playoff.

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TCU's Barjon travels world for first college win

Already helping keep TCU in the top 10 in college men's golf, Paul Barjon picked up his first win by topping Stanford's Patrick Rodgers at the U.S. Intercollegiate – a long journey for the New Caledonian.

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In this issue: April 5, 2013

Inside the April 5, 2013 issue of Golfweek:

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Kraft Nabisco: Lewis, Ko lead staff predictions

Who will take home the LPGA's first major title of the season? Our Beth Ann Baldry and Julie Williams have the answers, and they include World No. 1 Stacy Lewis and World No. 1 amateur Lydia Ko.

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U.S. Am, British Am champs to tee it up at Georgia Cup

The 16th annual Georgia Cup tees off Thursday at the Lakeside Course at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga. The event is an 18-hole match between the reigning U.S. Amateur and British Amateur champions in advance of their appearances at the Masters.

Monday, April 1

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Bandon Trails has four holes overhauled

Bandon Trails will greet golfers with a different look this spring after designers Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore returned to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort to renovate four holes.

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Senior Raber key for UC Davis

Senior Tyler Raber's final-round 65 at the Stanford U.S. Intercollegiate was not only his best round of the season, but it also proves that Raber will be a key to UC Davis' run at a third straight conference title later this month.

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Winner's Circle: April 1, 2013

Here's what D.A. Points and Marcel Siem had in their bags as they won this week:

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Team of the week: Stanford

Stanford picked up its first victory of the season at its own Stanford Intercollegiate on March 30.

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Player of the week: Paul Barjon, TCU

TCU’s Paul Barjon won the Stanford Intercollegiate on March 30 for his first collegiate victory.

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Team of the week: Virginia

Virginia won the Bryan National Collegiate on March 31 at Bryan Park in Browns Summit, N.C.

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Player of the week: Ashley Armstrong, Notre Dame

Notre Dame’s Ashley Armstrong won the Briar’s Creek Invitational on March 26 to claim back-to-back victories.

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Player of the week: George Cunningham

George Cunningham of Tucson, Ariz., won the AJGA TaylorMade-adidas Junior at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla., on March 31.

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Player of the week: Brogan McKinnon

Brogan McKinnon of Mississauga, Ontario, made four birdies on her final nine holes en route to a final-round 4-under 66 to claim the AJGA TaylorMade-adidas Junior at Innisbrook title on March 31.