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Sunday, March 31

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Masters 2013: A complete list of qualifiers

The 93 players who have qualified and are expected to compete in the 77th Masters, to be played April 11-14 at Augusta National Golf Club.

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Thorseth, Chung win AJGA Goodman Networks titles

Peter Thorseth won his first career AJGA title, while Karen Chung won her fifth at the Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions on Sunday.

Quihuis, Ochoa claim Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic

Krystal Quihuis of Tucson, Ariz., won the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic in a three-hole sudden-death playoff against Ester Lee of Norwalk, Calif.

Cunningham, McKinnon win at Innisbrook

George Cunningham and Brogan McKinnon won their respective divisions at the AJGA TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook.

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UCF claims victory at FAU Spring Break Invite

Central Florida claimed the FAU Spring Break Championship at The Fountains Country Club in Lake Worth, Fla., on Sunday.

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Virginia holds off Arkansas for 1st title of season

Virginia won the Bryan National Collegiate on Sunday by holding off No. 7 Arkansas at Bryan Park in Browns Summit, N.C.

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5 Things: Under pressure, Points snags win in Houston

It took a little more time than expected due to a long weather delay, but D.A. Points was up to the task, winning his second career PGA Tour title behind a 6-under 66 for a one-shot victory. He earned a spot in the Masters as well.

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Winner's bag: D.A. Points

A look inside the bag of D.A. Points, the winner of the 2013 Shell Houston Open.

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How it happened: Points wins with dramatic par putt

With the leaderboard looking more like a crazy ping-pong match all day, D.A. Points broke through for his second career PGA Tour victory behind a 6-under 66 on Sunday at the Shell Houston Open.

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Weekly Top 5: Austin Peay wins big; Bama lurks

Austin Peay's victory at the Memphis Intercollegiate might be the biggest in program history, considering the field. Also: Don't forget Alabama, while the UCLA women have regrouped.

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Stenson earns spot in Masters; Howell, Ogilvy out

Henrik Stenson needed to finish at least in 13th place alone Sunday in the Shell Houston Open. He closed with a 6-under 66 for the clubhouse lead, assuring that he will be in the top 50 in the world at the end of the week.

Jaramillo, Stephenson win at Chateau Elan

Martin Jaramillo and Lauren Stephenson won their respective divisions at the AJGA Junior All-Star at Chateau Elan.

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Siem wins in Morocco; waits on Masters spot

Marcel Siem of Germany shot a 2-under 70 to win the Hassan II Trophy by three strokes on Sunday. The 72nd-ranked Siem will wait for the results of the Houston Open to see if he'll reach the top 50, which would earn him a first spot at the Masters.

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Ariya Jutanugarn wins first pro title, outlasting Hull

Starting the final round one shot back, Ariya Jutanugarn opened her final round with three birdies to leapfrog fellow teen Charley Hull to win the LET's Lalla Meryem Cup title.

Australian Hend shoots 64 to win in Thailand

Australian Scott Hend won the inaugural Chiangmai Golf Classic after a final-round 64 to beat South African Bryce Easton by three strokes at the Alpine Golf Resort on Sunday.

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It's not easy, but Ballybunion remains standard for links golf

says Southwest Ireland teems with great links, but one maintains a unique place in golf lore -- Ballybunion.

says Southwest Ireland teems with great links, but one maintains a unique place in golf lore -- Ballybunion.

Saturday, March 30

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Shell Houston Open: Final-round tee times

Take a look at the tee times and pairings for the final round of the Shell Houston Open.

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Stanford wins U.S. Intercollegiate at home

Stanford won its own U.S. Intercollegiate on Saturday, finishing six shots ahead of runner-up TCU.

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5 Things: Stewart Cink, Bill Haas' days differ

While Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy toil early, Stewart Cink and Bill Haas steal the show late with differing paths to the lead at the Shell Houston Open on Saturday.

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How it happened: Cink, Haas lead in Houston

Follow what's happening with Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and the rest of the PGA Tour field in the third round of the Shell Houston Open on Saturday.

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Palmetto Championship sweep: Forsyth, Schlottman

Forsyth (N.C.) Country Day's victory at the 2013 Palmetto Championship, replete with junior Ben Schlottman earning medalist honors, comes at bittersweet time as head coach Dennis Ring is leaving at the end of the season.

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Scheffler (No. 1, 2014) commits to Texas

Scottie Scheffler of Dallas, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Texas in the fall of 2014.

Friday, March 29

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As Palmetto defending champs trail, anchoring on minds

"It's going to affect us, the amateurs and juniors, more," one Myers Park player says of the looming decision on a ban of anchoring putters, as his team tries to defend its Palmetto Championship crown.

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How it happened: Wheatcroft leads in Houston

While Rory McIlroy narrowly made it into the weekend after shooting 70 on Friday, the story after the first two rounds is Steve Wheatcroft, the Monday qualifier who leads the Shell Houston Open at 10 under. See how it all unfolded!

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5 Things: McIlroy 'nearly there' after made cut

After two rounds of the Shell Houston Open, a surprise name sits atop the leaderboard with Steve Wheatcroft entering the weekend at 10 under. But Wheatcroft wasn’t the only surprise. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Friday’s second round in Houston.

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Snedeker feeling 100 percent despite missed cut

After a second straight missed cut, the once-hot Brandt Snedeker enters his break before the Masters without an explanation for his woes. But he vows to be ready for the season's first major.

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McIlroy delays Haiti trip to play Valero Texas Open

Valero Texas Open executive director Larson Segerdahl confirmed Friday that Rory McIlroy will play in the tournament next week in San Antonio.

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Lua's return sparks Bruins' rise

With a 238-9-5 individual record since missing fall play, senior Tiffany Lua has pushed UCLA to finish in the top five in all four of her starts.

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Notebook: Arkansas' home course aids road wins

Stacy Lewis of the LPGA keeps in touch with her former Arkansas Razorbacks team, which might have gotten help from its home course in two LSU Classic wins.

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Idle weeks don't drop Kim on Haskins Watch List

Julien Brun, Justin Thomas move up the watch list for the Haskins Award to honor the top men's collegiate golfer, while Michael Kim remains at the top.

Thursday, March 28

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Back in Palmetto Championship, team remembers storms

The last time Arab (Ala.) played in the Palmetto High School Championship, they encountered deadly tornadoes shortly after returning home.

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How it happened: McIlroy cards 73, Points leads

Rory McIlroy shot 1-over 73 in his first competitive round since losing his World No. 1 ranking to Tiger Woods. He trails leader D.A. Points by nine shots at the Shell Houston Open. See how it all unfolded.

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Recari conquers opponent unlike anything on LPGA

says after winning the LPGA's Kia Classic in a playoff, Beatriz Recari is willing to share her story of battling an eating disorder to spread awareness of how to fight the ailment.

After winning the LPGA's Kia Classic in a playoff, Beatriz Recari is willing to share her story of battling an eating disorder to spread awareness of how to fight the ailment.

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Adams debuts Super Idea DHy driving hybrid

Adams Golf's Super Idea DHy driving hybrid offers length and versatility, but flights the ball more like an iron, according to company officials.

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SeeMore expands business, creates Putter Institute

says SeeMore Putter is creating an institute to bring together teachers and golfers to dissect putting.

SeeMore Putter is creating a putting institute to bring together teachers and golfers to dissect putting online and in person.

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Liu, Shelton part of Terra Cotta field

Jim Liu, Robby Shelton and Beau Hossler lead a talented field into the Terra Cotta Invitational April 5-7 at Naples (Fla.) National Golf Club.

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Notebook: Paolini impressive for Duke

College Men's Notebook: Duke senior Brinson Paolini shot 83 playing left-handed during the summer. The natural right-hander has been much better this season for the Blue Devils.

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Player Diary: Ashlan Ramsey (Part 6)

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

Wednesday, March 27

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Scores: Round 4, Shell Houston Open

Check out the Round 4 leaderboard at the Shell Houston Open.

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UCLA overtakes Washington in Hawaii

UCLA overtook Washington on Wednesday in the final round of the Anenue Spring Break Classic in Kapalua, Hawaii. the Bruins shot 12-under 276 in the final round at The Bay Course to win by four shots.

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Back on familiar ground, Casey aims for redemption

Already back on the path to success in European competition, Paul Casey returns to the place where he peaked on the PGA Tour, looking for another big step forward.

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After Singh's withdrawal, questions turn to PEDs

says that after Vijay Singh offers no explanation for Houston WD, it's hard not to turn your attention to questions of his admitted PED use.

Vijay Singh, who has said he used deer-antler spray containing a substance banned by the PGA Tour, offered no explanation for his withdrawal from this week's Shell Houston Open.

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Midweek: Armstrong rises; Arkansas women cruise

Golfweek’s Midweek Report updates you on all the latest women’s college news and gives you a quick glance at what to look ahead to this weekend.

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Midweek: Top form lingers for Alabama, Whitsett

Golfweek’s Midweek Report updates you on all the latest men's college news and gives you a quick glance at what to look ahead to this weekend.

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UCLA signee Zheng earns Symetra Tour start

Yvonne Zheng has earned a spot in the Symetra Tour’s next Florida stop, the Guardian Retirement Championship at Sara Bay, to be played April 26-28 in Sarasota, Fla.

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30 Southern Cal juniors to take aim at Kraft start

The Legends Junior Challenge will feature a field of 30 girls divided into 10 threesomes. A past Kraft champion will play in each group instead of an LPGA legend, as in last year’s event.

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PHOTOS: Equipment on the range at Shell Houston Open

Check out images from our David Dusek from the range at the Shell Houston Open.

Tuesday, March 26

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Tee times: McIlroy, Johnson, Bradley paired at Shell

Dustin Johnson, Keegan Bradley and Rory McIlroy will make up the featured group for the first two rounds at the Shell Houston Open. Check out the tee times.

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In this issue: March 29, 2013

Inside the March 29, 2013 issue of Golfweek.

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Toy Box: Versa's paint scheme attracts attention

Odyssey is busy on the PGA Tour with players either switching to new Versa putters or requesting Versa paint jobs on their existing putter models (the Versa putter head has alternating sections of black and white).

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Notes: Don't think Tiger without thinking Rory, too

Surely, Tiger Woods is at the forefront of golf fans' minds after his winning week in Orlando -- but this week, thoughts turn to Rory McIlroy in Houston.

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Oregon wins Duck Invitational by 3 over SMU

An opening round of 6 under carries the Oregon Ducks men's golf team to a win in its host event, topping the SMU Mustangs by 3.

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Duke claims third title of season at Bulls Bay

Duke, ranked No. 9 by Golfweek, won the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate on Tuesday, while North Carolina State’s Albin Choi fell two shots short of his fifth victory of the season.

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Notre Dame, Armstrong win at Briar's Creek

Notre Dame won the Briar’s Creek Invitational on Tuesday, by finishing eight shots ahead of runner-up Maryland.

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Myers Park to chase Palmetto defense with 5 returners

The Palmetto High School Golf Championship takes place March 28-30 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and will include 41 teams from around the country.

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Simpson hopes he's rediscovering top form

A strong showing at Tavistock Cup, where Webb Simpson earned medalist honors amid strong winds at Isleworth, has the U.S. Open champion hoping he's rounding his game back into shape.

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Junior Invitational at Sage Valley unveils new-look website

The Junior Invitational at Sage Valley has unveiled its new-look website, just a month away from hosting its third annual tournament on April 26-28.

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How it Happened: Tiger Woods' team wins Tavistock

Tiger Woods, a day after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational to regain the World No. 1 ranking, will take part in today's Tavistock Cup, teeing off at 11:05 a.m. in an 18-hole stroke-play singles competition. Follow now!

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SuperStroke innovations aim to help putting

The original oversized SuperStroke was designed to take hands out of the stroke. That innovation has led to an array of putting grips and growing popularity on the pro tours.

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TaylorMade's latest Spider: a high-MOI blade

Calling it the first high MOI-style blade putter, TaylorMade officials showcased the latest addition to its Spider family of putters.

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Rude: Feherty, McCord provide levity at Tavistock Cup

None of the 24 contestants among the Multimillionaires Boys Club was spared the playful needle Tuesday at hoity-artsy Isleworth. Golf could use more of the clowning and fun on a regular basis.

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Matsuyama announces plans to turn professional

Two-time Asia-Pacific Amateur champion Hideki Matsuyama announced he will turn pro next month, according to Japanese media reports.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Shell Houston Open

While Keegan Bradley is the cumulative favorite this week by our fantasy panel, but it is one pick that stands out: Rory McIlroy. Is the World No. 2 ready to return to the winner's circle?

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McIlroy congratulates Tiger, who gives a push

Rory McIlroy heads to this week's Shell Houston Open no longer the world's No. 1 golfer, having ceded the spot to Tiger Woods, but he takes it as a natural, cyclical downturn.

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Callaway's X Hot 3Deep hits the Tour

Callaway has unveiled the X Hot 3Deep fairway wood, which is intended primarily for golfers seeking a second driving club off the tee.

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New EA Sports Tiger game offers dose of reality

In a world dominated by video games, the new EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA Tour '14 game offers an opportunity to not only have fun, but learn about the game from its legends.

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Watson all moved into new home as Augusta nears

Bubba Watson is all settled into his new home in Isleworth, and it's already been a great feeling for the defending Masters champion, who is taking part in his second Tavistock Cup, his last event before a return trip to Augusta National.

Monday, March 25

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Next stop in McDowell's busy life: Augusta National

Between the opening of his new restaurant in Lake Nona, Fla. and a busy schedule on the course, Graeme McDowell now sets his sights on his second major victory.

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Player Diary: Alabama's Justin Thomas (Part 9)

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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Winner's Circle: March 18-25, 2013

See what this week's winners had in their bags.

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Baldry: Forget how good he was; Tiger wants to 'become better'

Tiger Woods says "it feels good right now" - but that might be an understatement after he closed out yet another impressive victory at Arnie's Place, says Beth Ann Baldry.

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Tiger returns to No. 1 for first time since 2010

Tiger Woods returned to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking after his victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Woods last held the top spot on Oct. 30, 2010. The Arnold Palmer was his third victory of 2013.

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Winner's bag: Tiger Woods

A look inside the bag of Tiger Woods, the winner of the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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5 Things: Tiger wins, building numbers that dominate

Tiger Woods completed his seasons-long comeback on Monday, putting on another dominating performance at Bay Hill to win his third PGA Tour title of the season and ascending back to No. 1 in the world in the process.

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Amateur weekend: Langdale prevails at Azalea

Clemson-bound Austin Langdale won the Azalea Invitational, considered by many to be the kickoff to the amateur golf season.

The Azalea Invitational, considered the official kickoff of the amateur golf season, took over headlines across the country this weekend as one of the year’s top fields took aim at The Country Club of Charleston.

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A look at Tiger Woods' 77 career victories

A look at Tiger Woods' 77 career professional victories, including Monday's eighth career title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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How it happened: Woods back to No. 1 with Bay Hill title

Tiger Woods fired a 2-under 70 to secure a two-shot victory over Justin Rose on Monday at Bay Hill, winning his third PGA Tour title of the 2013 season.

Player of the week: Jackie Van Meter

Jackie Van Meter won the Golfweek Junior Tour event at Old Fort Golf Club at Murfreesboro, Tenn., on March 24.

Player of the week: Jacob Solomon

Jacob Solomon of Dublin, Calif., won the Future Collegians World Tour event at San Ramon (Calif.) Golf Club March 24.

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Player of the week: Cory Whitsett, Alabama

Alabama’s Cory Whitsett won the individual title at the Linger Longer on March 24.

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Team of the week: Alabama

Alabama, No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, won the Linger Longer Invitational at Great Waters Golf Course in Eatonton, Ga.

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Player of the week: Emily Tubert, Arkansas

Tubert’s victory at the LSU Classic was the fifth individual title of her college career.

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Team of the week: Arkansas

Arkansas won the LSU Classic for its first team title since 2010.

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McIlroy to return to Haiti before the Masters

Rory McIlroy will spend part of his week before the Masters on a humanitarian mission in Haiti .McIlroy also made a trip to Haiti before going to the U.S. Open in 2011 where he won his first major at Congressional with a record score.

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Southwest Airlines, Adams create marketing alliance

Southwest Airlines and Adams Golf form mutually beneficial partnership to pursue their independent marketing objectives.

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Allen shoots 67 to win Gulf Resort Classic

Despite a 4-foot par miss on 18, Michael Allen held off Bernhard Langer to win the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic on Sunday.

Sunday, March 24

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5 Things: Recari outlasts Kim in Kia Classic playoff

It took two extra holes on Sunday evening at the Kia Classic, but Beatriz Recari earned her second career LPGA victory with a birdie on her third trip down Aviara Golf Club’s par-4 18th hole.

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5 Things: Loar wins Web.com event to take money lead

Ed Loar has bounced back well from his heartbreak at last year’s Q-School. The lefty from Oklahoma State won the Louisiana Open on Sunday and has taken over the No. 1 position on the Web.com Tour’s money list.

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PHOTOS: Weather wreaks havoc at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Check out Tracy Wilcox's incredible photos from Sunday's wicked weather at Bay Hill.

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A woman's touch: Johnson brings new perspective to USGA

Sheila Johnson, former co-founder of BET, now is a USGA Executive Committee member. She represents a potential catalyst who has the wherewithal to ignite interest among golf's most underrepresented constituents.

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Va. Tech wins Furman Intercollegiate by 19 shots

Virginia Tech used an 11-under 277 to distance itself from North Florida for a 19-shot victory at the Furman Intercollegiate at the par-72 Furman University Golf Course.

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Razorbacks break winless streak at LSU Classic

Arkansas won its first event since 2011 on Sunday with a 10-shot victory at the LSU Golf Classic.

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Q&A: Steven Fox, Masters qualifier

Chattanooga's Steven Fox, the U.S. Amateur champion, made his second PGA Tour start of the year at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He'll play in the Masters next month.

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Tavistock Cup adjusts schedule due to Bay Hill finish

The Tavistock Cup will become a one-day, 18-hole singles stroke-play format on Tuesday. Play will occur on Monday, but no results will count toward the Cup.

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With gusts up to 86 mph, play suspended at Bay Hill

Officials called play at the Arnold Palmer Invitaional for the day after a tornado watch went into effect for Orange County, bringing huge gusts of wind and torrential downpours. Play will continue at 10 a.m. Monday.

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Whitsett, 'Bama maintain good vibe at Great Waters

Cory Whitsett and his Alabama teammates claimed Linger Longer victory on a familiar Great Waters track.

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Tracker: Play suspended; Tiger leads by 3 at Bay Hill

After tornado-like storms passed through Bay Hill on Sunday, play has been canceled for the day and players will return to their positions on the course at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday. Tiger Woods leads by three. See how it all unfolded.

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Watson fires 67 in last Tour round before Masters

Bubba Watson tied his career-best round at Bay Hill with a 5-under 67, finishing just before the leaders teed off and the wind machine started on Sunday.

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Tait: Success at Merion could pave path for Royal Porthcawl

says a successful staging of the U.S. Open at Merion might spur the R&A to one day host an Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl.

Lovers of classic links like Royal Porthcawl should watch this year’s U.S. Open at Merion with interest. A successful staging at Merion should provide food for thought for those who would love to see Royal Porthcawl one day host the Open Championship.

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Aphibarnrat wins shortened Malaysian Open

Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat shot a 2-under 70 on Sunday to beat Eduardo Molinari by a stroke and win a Malaysian Open shortened to 54 holes after constant rain interruptions.

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Langdale wins rain-shortened Azalea Invitational

The Azalea Amateur was shortened to 36 holes on Sunday, and Austin Langdale of Townville, S.C., was declared the winner.

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New Mexico's Green finishes 22nd in Malaysia

New Mexico sophomore Gavin Green finished 22nd in the Malaysian Open on Sunday, his second consecutive top-25 in an event on a major pro tour. The Malaysian Open was co-sanctioned by the European and Asian tours.

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Beatriz Recari leads Kia Classic; Creamer three back

Beatriz Recari drove the green on the 285-yard 16th hole to set up a 4-foot eagle putt and finished with a 3-under 69 on Saturday for a two-stroke lead in the Kia Classic.

Saturday, March 23

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Whitsett, Alabama run out to Linger Longer leads

Led by Cory Whitsett, Alabama charged out to an eight-shot lead after the weather-delayed opening round Saturday in the Linger Longer Invitational at the Great Waters Golf Course at Reynolds Plantation.

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Pavin, Langer among leaders at Gulf Resort Classic

Corey Pavin joined Bernhard Langer, Roger Chapman and Joe Daley atop the second-round leaderboard. All four took advantage of Fallen Oak's soft greens and ideal windless conditions to join a crowded leaderboard that features 14 players within three shots of the lead.

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Rude: Welcome to Tiger's personal March Madness

Tiger Woods was less-than-thrilled with his bogey-bogey-bogey finish on Friday. So, he went home and watched college basketball. All of it. On Saturday, he returned as the terminator, taking control of a tournament that he simply owns.

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5 Things: Fowler hopes to reverse Sunday struggles

After three rounds of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a familiar face sits atop the leaderboard. But some big names lurk close behind Tiger Woods, including Rickie Fowler, who will look to reverse his recent final-round troubles.

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Arnold Palmer Invitational: Final-round tee times

Here are the final-round tee times and pairings for the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

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How it happened: Woods fires 66; takes Bay HIll lead

Tiger Woods fired a 6-under 66 - including his third eagle of the week - to jump into the lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Saturday. See how it all happened.

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Bradley fires 66 to get into contention at Bay Hill

Using a new putter and hitting fairway after fairway, Keegan Bradley seems to have figured out the tough Bay Hill track and is now in contention to make a run on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Aphibarnrat leads in Malaysia; 3rd round suspended

Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat led the Malaysian Open at 11 under when third-round play was suspended Saturday because of another series of thunderstorms at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

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Recari leads Kia behind 67; Creamer one back

Paula Creamer shot a 4-under 68 on Friday to trail Beatriz Recari by one stroke after two rounds of the Kia Classic at Aviara.

Friday, March 22

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Third-round tee times at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Take a look at the tee times and pairings for the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Lodge & Club.

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5 Things: Rose, Haas share lead heading into weekend

Justin Rose and Bill Haas are your co-leaders halfway through the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The pair is at 9-under 135, one shot ahead of the reigning rookie of the year John Huh. Here’s 5 Things you need to know from the second round at Bay Hill.

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How it happened: Tiger falters late for 2-under 70

Tiger Woods closed with three straight bogeys to finish with a 2-under 70 Friday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He'll enter the weekend five shots back of leader Justin Rose. See how it all unfolded Friday at Bay Hill.

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Spieth joins PGA Tour as special temporary member

Jordan Spieth has officially joined the PGA TOUR as a special temporary member for the remainder of the 2013 season.

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Haas leaps into contention with bogey-free 66

Bill Haas, who attended Wake Forest on an Arnold Palmer Scholarship, shot a bogey-free 66 Friday morning and is in position to become the first scholarship recipient to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational in the 35 years it has been played at Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge.

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A world traveler, 'Globetrotter' Lewis playing well

Amelia Lewis' nickname is 'Globetrotter,' because when her swing gets loose she sees a lot of the golf course. Lewis also has done quite a bit of globetrotting when it comes to playing golf tournaments.

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Mickelson's putting woes continue at Bay Hill

Phil Mickelson’s trip to Bay Hill Club & Lodge was a littler shorter than he expected. After rounds of 73-79, Mickelson is on his way to see swing coach Butch Harmon before heading to Houston next week.

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John Huh gets bunker lesson from K.J. Choi

Credit K.J. Choi for a large part of John Huh’s success this week. A five-hour bunker lesson at Choi’s home club in Texas has led to a perfect 5 for 5 in sand saves at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. It helped vault Huh to a 8-under 136, one shot behind Bill Haas early Friday.

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Notebook: Sooners' play backs up No. 3 ranking

Chirapat Jao-Javanil and the No. 3-ranked Oklahoma Sooners show why they are rising in the rankings under head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell.

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Notebook: Thomas bounces back after T-39 finish

The 2012 Haskins Award winner had been in a funk with his golf game for a while, but after picking up his second win of the season at the Schenkel Invitational, it puts him back into the conversation to repeat as the Haskins award winner.

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What they said: Arnold Palmer Invitational (Rd. 2)

The conditions are near perfect at Bay Hill – temperatures in the 70s, clear skies and a light breeze – in what promises to be another interesting day at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Here's what the players are saying after their rounds.

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Second job a reality check for Sweeney

Last winter, Jaclyn Sweeney landed a job as a diner hostess to earn some extra income – a reality check that has done wonders for the Symetra Tour player.

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Park leads Kia Classic; Lewis four back

Stacy Lewis, who took over the No. 1 ranking from Yani Tseng after winning the LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix on Sunday, shot a 2-under 70 and was four shots behind leader Jane Park at Aviara.

Thursday, March 21

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5 Things: Tiger lurks as Rose runs out to Bay Hill lead

Justin Rose took a two-shot lead after the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational while Tiger Woods is lurking and Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker are struggling.

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With a new attitude, Huh fires opening-round 67

An equipment change and high expectations played into John Huh's early-season struggles, but his 5-under 67 on Thursday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational showed glimpses of having a bit of fun again.

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Arnold Palmer Invitational: What they said

With the morning wave facing windy and cold conditions, but the course drying out before the afternoon groups, it promises to be an interesting day at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Here's what the players atop the leaderboard are saying . . .

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Bogeys make for painful end to Haas' round

Playing through a neck injury that he sustained picking up a towel coming out of the shower in Los Angeles, Bill Haas challenges for lead, only to fall back with two closing bogeys.

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How it happened: Woods fires 69, Rose leads

Tiger Woods, searching for a second straight title and eighth overall at Bay Hill, fired an opening-round 69 Thursday morning. He trails leader Justin Rose by four shots. See how it happened!

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Rose shows Woods it takes more than great putting

Tiger Woods didn't like his drives or his irons, his distance or his trajectory Thursday. Sure, he putted well, but he trails Justin Rose - who put together a complete round - by four shots at Bay Hill.

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Growing pains in first Tour start for Williamson

Recent Dartmouth grad Peter Williamson shot an 11-over 83 at Bay Hill Club & Lodge on Thursday during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in his first PGA Tour start.

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O'Hair, Ishikawa go low at Bay Hill, put MCs in past

Sean O'Hair, taking advantage of a sponsor exemption that he wrote and asked Arnold Palmer to extend, and Ryo Ishikawa shoot 69s at Bay Hill to put missed cuts out of mind.

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Innisbrook architect enjoys a century of happiness by design

Innisbrook architect Larry Packard, nearly 101, has worked – and lived – following a few simple rules . . .

Innisbrook architect Larry Packard, nearly 101, has worked – and lived – following a few simple rules . . .

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In this issue: March 21, 2013

Inside the March 21, 2013 issue of Golfweek:

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Scores: Round 4, Arnold Palmer Invitational

Follow the Round 4 leaderboard at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Wednesday, March 20

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College season takes backseat for U.S. Am champ

Reigning U.S. Amateur champion Steven Fox has played in only two spring college tournaments, and his schedule isn't looking much better for the rest of the season.

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Tseng WDs from Kia Classic after missing pro-am

Yani Tseng overslept on Wednesday and missed her 9:10 pro-am tee time. As a result, Tseng was withdrawn from the Kia Classic, per LPGA regulations.

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Back-to-back titles and back to No. 1 for Tiger

Tiger Woods could return to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking with a win this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Rory McIlroy’s early-season struggles and Woods’ two wins have put the top spot back within Woods' reach.

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Palmer on anchoring, Tiger, tea and Upton

From Tiger Woods to Kate Upton, iced tea to anchoring putters, Arnold Palmer still has opinions to share.

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Bay Hill buddies: Finsterwald, Palmer continue friendly rivalry

Dow Finsterwald, who forged a friendly rivalry with Arnold Palmer 65 years ago, has seen the game’s most beloved ambassador at his best.

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Midweek Report: Thomas, Alabama roll along

Alabama, New Mexico and Florida State put up strong performances including the Crimson Tide's runner-up finish at the Southern Highlands and New Mexico's win at the Don Puckette NIT.

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Midweek Report: East teams, west players set pace

Alabama and Purdue lead women's golf's top teams this week, while Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma and Annie Park lead the top players.

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PHOTOS: Equipment on the range at Bay Hill

A look inside the bags of PGA Tour players on the range at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

12-year-old qualifies for Euro Tour event

Ye Wocheng, a 12-year-old from Dongguan in the Guangdong province, qualified for the China Volvo Open on Tuesday to become the youngest player to qualify for a European Tour event.

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Watson gives up one captain's pick for '14 Ryder Cup

In his first major decision as U.S. Ryder Cup captain, Tom Watson announced Wednesday that he will relinquish one of his four captain's picks for the 2014 matches at Gleneagles in Scotland.

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Bay Hill: It's good to be the king

Arnold Palmer bought Bay Hill Club & Lodge because he loved the golf course and wanted it for his own, not having any idea where it all would lead. Now, his invitational has been a staple of the Florida Swing for 35 years.

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McDonald on her way to Mississippi State record books

Ally McDonald has started to cement herself in the Mississippi State record books. And she’s only a sophomore. She has finished in the top 10 in five of seven tournaments this season.

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Callaway introduces Hex Chrome+ Golf Ball

Callaway Golf has announced that it plans to have the new, four-piece Hex Chrome+ golf ball in pro shops on April 19. It will be positioned as a tour-quality ball for mid- to fast-swinging golfers who want to maximize distance.

Tuesday, March 19

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Tiger paired with Els, Rose at Bay Hill

A look at the first- and second-round tee times and pairings for the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla.

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Just like old times: Yale clips Bradley in dual match

In a nod to one of college golf's fading traditions, Bradley and Yale met Monday at Streamsong Resort in an event as unusual as their surroundings here on a reclaimed phosphate mine: a dual match.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Arnold Palmer Invitational

It should come as no shock that Tiger Woods is the overwhelming favorite at this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational. But our panel thinks there are a couple of other big names to keep an eye on, as well. Predictions . . .

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Fast friends on tour: Molinari, Pirelli and Lamkin

Francesco Molinari agreed to use special Pirelli grips on his Nike clubs. He chose grip manufacturer Lamkin because he already felt comfortable using Lamkin’s i6 3GEN grips.

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UCLA asst. coach completes another marathon

You think 36-hole days are long? Those are just figurative marathons. UCLA assistant men’s golf coach completed a real one, the Los Angeles Marathon, this past weekend.

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Holmes breaks ankle while rollerblading

"Just a freak little thing," a media representative of the broken ankle J.B. Holmes suffered recently while he was rollerblading for exercise with his fiancee.

Wisconsin women hold off Minnesota at Entrada

Wisconsin claimed its second team victory of the season on Tuesday at the BYU at Entrada Classic. The Badgers finished 54 holes at Entrada at Snow Canyon in St. George, Utah, with a 24-over 888 total.

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The field: Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational

Registration is open for Golfweek’s West Coast Junior Invitational. The tournament will be played May 17-19 at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. Keep track of the field here.

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Healthy, Snedeker looks to make move at Bay Hill

A pulled rib muscle got Brandt Snedeker out of lifting boxes while his family moved into a new home. Healthy and back on the PGA Tour, he's ready to attack Bay Hill – and Augusta too.

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Omega announces sponsorship of top-ranked Lewis

Two days after Stacy Lewis claimed the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Rankings, Omega has announced its sponsorship of the LPGA player. Lewis won the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup on March 17, her second consecutive LPGA victory and the seventh of her career.

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Toy Box: Streelman relies on popular wedge configuration

A 54-60 wedge configuration of differing brands helped carry Kevin Streelman to his first PGA Tour win at Tampa Bay

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Two days after wedding, Hurley qualifies for tourney

John Hurley got married Saturday in Houston, drove Sunday to Lafayette, La., and qualified for the Louisiana Open on Monday.

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Masters buildup: Remembering rains of 2003

The Masters rainout of 2003 is memorable for several reasons – while the Florida Swing on the PGA Tour produces hints that Augusta is just around the corner, and Tiger Woods bears down on Bay Hill.

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Work finally starts on Rio 2016 course

Field work for the Rio 2016 golf course began March 19. Designer Gil Hanse and a crew of six workers are onsite clearing non-native vegetation by hand.

Monday, March 18

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Hedberg a big reason for Florida's success this season

Camilla Hedberg has been a big part of Florida's success this season.

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Winner's Circle: March 11-17, 2013

Winner's Circle: March 11-17, 2013

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Miller, Smith among top names in Azalea field

A couple of Walker Cup candidates and a Masters invitee are among the top golfers headed to this week's Azalea Invitational in Charleston, S.C.

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Player diary: Brad Dalke (Part 4)

Brad Dalke joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. Check out his blog about his spring-break trip to Louisiana.

Brad Dalke joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. Check out his blog about his spring-break trip to Louisiana.

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Woods, Vonn use social media to confirm relationship

After months of speculation, Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn made their relationship official on March 18 via social media.

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Ogilvy, Howell have yet to secure Masters invitations

The Florida Swing is drawing to a close, as are opportunities to qualify for this year’s Masters. Players can earn invitations to Augusta National by winning one of the next three PGA Tour events or being in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking on April 1.

Team of the week: Alabama

The Crimson Tide, No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, won the Schenkel Invitational by 10 shots over No. 4 Texas.

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Player of the week: Justin Thomas, Alabama

Thomas won the Schenkel Invitational on March 17, beating Texas' Brandon Stone by three shots.

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Team of the week: Alabama

Alabama won its second team title in as many weeks at the Gator Women’s Invitational.

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Player of the week: Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma

Jao-Javanil, the defending NCAA individual champion, won a fifth career college title at the Gator Women’s Invitational.

Player of the week: Jose Narro

Jose Narro of Altamira, Mexico, fired rounds of 76-72 at the Texas Junior Golf Tour’s Traditions Spring Break Invitational at A&M to win by one shot.

Player of the week: Hannah Wood

Hannah Wood of Centennial, Colo., won the Kathy Whitworth Invitational on March 12 at Mira Vista Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

Suk wins Florida Azalea Amateur by one shot

Jacksonville freshman Cyril Suk won the Florida Azalea Amateur by one shot after holing an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole.

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Spieth's career risk-reward play pays off

Jordan Spieth saw a PGA Tour window of opportunity and put Web.com Tour status at risk – then took full advantage with strong showings in Puerto Rico and Tampa Bay.

Sunday, March 17

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Frost ties tourney record to win Toshiba Classic

David Frost won the Toshiba Classic on Sunday, shooting a 65 to defeat Fred Couples by five strokes and tie the tournament record of 19-under 194 set by Jay Haas in 2007.

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5 Things: Streelman goes bogey-free for first win

Kevin Streelman earned his first PGA Tour victory Sunday at the Tampa Bay Championship, shooting a final-round 67 to finish two shots ahead of Boo Weekley. The win came in Streelman’s 153rd career PGA Tour start.

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'I'm not supposed to be here,' says new No. 1 Lewis

Stacy Lewis won the RR Donnelley Founders Cup by three strokes Sunday, and in doing so supplanted Yani Tseng as No. 1 in the world.

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Play our Bracket Challenge and win prizes from Oakley, EA Sports, SeeMore putters and Golfweek! Play now!

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Winner's Bag: Kevin Streelman

A look inside Kevin Streelman's bag this week at the Tampa Bay Championship.

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New Mexico, TCU's Brun win NIT titles

New Mexico rallied for the team title while TCU's Julien Brun won his sixth career individual crown at the Don Puckette National Invitational Tournament at Omni Tucson (Ariz.) National.

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Weekly top 5: Could March Madness work in college golf?

What if the professional golf tours held a very simple, draft day-like event to give instant access to a few college players? It inspired Lance Ringler's Weekly Top 5.

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How it happened: Streelman wins first Tour title

Kevin Streelman took plenty of chances on the back-nine on Sunday, leading to a 4-under 67 and his first PGA Tour victory. See how it all happened at the Tampa Bay Championship.

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Purdue rallies past Vanderbilt to win Lady Jaguar

Purdue edged second-round leader Vanderbilt in Sunday’s final round of the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate to win a second team title this season.

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Alabama holds on for 3-shot Gator Women's victory

Alabama picked up a three-shot victory at the Gator Women’s Invitational on Sunday -- its second victory in as many weeks for the Crimson Tide, and both had a hold-your-breath quality.

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Florida State, Berger sweep Seminole Intercollegiate titles

Florida State swept the team and individual titles at its own Seminole Intercollegiate, clearing Mississippi State by seven shots behind Daniel Berger's medalist performance.

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Alabama, Thomas win titles at Schenkel Invitational

Alabama sophomore Justin Thomas won the Schenkel Invitational on Sunday for his second victory of the season, while the Tide won their third team title of the season.

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Tait: Avantha Masters proves bifurcation already exists

says bifurcation already exists – as a matter of practice, if not officially. He cites as evidence an "interminable wait" at the Avantha Masters in Delhi.

Bifurcation is the big word on everyone’s lips these days, but one form already seems to exist, as players continue to pay little attention to pace-of-play, including Sunday at the Avantha Masters.

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Frost maintains one-shot lead over Couples

David Frost maintained a one-stroke lead over Fred Couples in the Champions Tour's Toshiba Classic, eagling the final hole Saturday for a 5-under 66.

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Grip Month: Counterbalancing key behind Boccieri grip

The Secret Grip, with a tungsten insert in the butt cap of the grip, serves as a counterbalance. Advocates, including Jack Nicklaus, say it slows the hands during the swing and promotes accuracy.

Saturday, March 16

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Rules infraction by caddie costs Lewis two shots

Any momentum Stacy Lewis gained from a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole was later erased by a rules infraction. Lewis was penalized two strokes under Rule 13-4 after her caddie, Travis Wilson, tested the surface of a fairway bunker on the 16th hole with his feet.

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5 Things: More relaxed Leonard shares Tampa lead

Justin Leonard hasn't won since 2008, Kevin Streelman is looking for this first PGA Tour win and George Coetzee got into the field on an exemption. The co-leaders can't relax with the likes of Luke Donald and Jim Furyk within two shots.

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Tracker: Leaderboard shaken up on Saturday

First- and second-round leader Shawn Stefani, along with Adam Scott, K.J. Choi and Jason Dufner among others, all fell back on Moving Day at the Tampa Bay Championship. Kevin Streelman, Justin Leonard and George Coetzee now lead. See how it happened!

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Duke goes on a West Coast odyssey over spring break

A group of six Duke players - and their coach - headed out west for some good tournament golf (Southern Highlands) and some bonding time, including a Coyotes-Kings NHL game.

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Frost leads Couples by one at Toshiba Classic

David Frost broke par for eighth time in 10 Champions Tour rounds this year, shooting an 8-under 63 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Fred Couples after the first round of the Toshiba Classic.

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Aiken scores 62 to stay in front of Avantha by 3

South African Thomas Aiken shot a 10-under 62 to lead in the Avantha Masters by three shots after three rounds on Saturday.

Friday, March 15

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5 Things: Choi continues to excel at Copperhead

5 Things: A shot behind 36-hole leader Shawn Stefani, PGA Tour veteran K.J. Choi is experiencing a bit of a revitalization in 2013, and Copperhead might just provide the arena for his first win since 2011.

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Tracker: Stefani retains lead; Scott one back

Shawn Stefani fired a 1-under 70 on Thursday to retain a one-shot lead over K.J. Choi and Adam Scott. See how it all happened.

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Bay Hill: 28 of top 40 in world set to play API

The field for the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational has been set, and 28 of the top 40 in the world will visit Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla., next week.

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Lewis' goal of being No. 1 getting closer to reality

As a kid, Stacy Lewis never dreamed of being the No. 1 player in the world. That was an adult goal, and one that’s closer than ever to becoming reality.

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With Augusta on the horizon, Scott has found his zone

Adam Scott, who fired a 6-under 65 Friday at the Tampa Bay Championship, is still looking for that elusive major victory, but is confident his game is in a state that makes him dangerous at Augusta National next month.

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Notebook: More collegians getting access to LPGA

In the next month, an unusually large number of college players will have the opportunity to play in LPGA events, and that’s mostly thanks to tournament sponsors.

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Struggling Cauley WDs in Tampa Bay due to illness

After withdrawing from the Tampa Bay Championship prior to his second-round tee time due to illness, Bud Cauley has now failed to reach the weekend in five of seven starts on the PGA Tour this season.

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TaylorMade announces new Daddy Long Legs putter

Since TaylorMade released the Spider putter in 2008, the company has added several models to its arachnid family. On April 15, it'll release its most stable design yet – the ultra-high MOI Daddy Long Legs.

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In this issue: March 15, 2013

Inside the March 15, 2013 issue of Golfweek:

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Cal's Kim still atop Haskins Award Watch List

After two victories in a week, Cal's Michael Kim has become the clear favorite to garner the 2013 Haskins Award. Our third Watch List of the spring . . .

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PHOTOS: Check out the new Streamsong Resort

Our Tracy Wilcox visited Streamsong Resort, built in central Florida, and left with these incredible images.

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Olympic-course architect Hanse wins jobs with personal touch

His newfound fame as designer of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games course hasn't softened Gil Hanse's commitment to build courses in the field. He's most at home when strapped into the seat of a bulldozer.

Thursday, March 14

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5 Things: Miyazato fires 63 to take lead in Phoenix

Ai Miyazato shot 30 on the back nine at Wildfire Golf Club to notch a tournament-record 9-under 63 on a warm spring day at the RR Donnelley Founders Cup.

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5 Things: Stefani makes name for himself at Tampa Bay

On a day when most players sputtered near even-par, Shawn Stefani ran out of the gates with an opening 6-under 65 to take a commanding two-shot lead at the Tampa Bay Championship.

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How it happened: Stefani leads in Tampa Bay

Shawn Stefani fired a 6-under 65 to lead the Tampa Bay Championship by two shots as players struggled on a cold and windy day at Innisbrook. See how it all happened.

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Odyssey’s new Tank putter is designed for serious stability

With a ban on anchored putting methods looming, Odyssey Golf is trying to create clubs that will give golfers all the benefits of a belly or broomstick putter without having to be affixed to their bodies - hence the Tank putter.

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Former college stars adapting well to pro golf

Former collegiate All-Americans, Patrick Cantlay, Peter Uihlein and Jordan Spieth are making the transition to the professional game look fairly simple.

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Notebook: Simsby gets a look at life without golf

Working as a door-to-door salesman for his stepbrother's business, Washington junior Trevor Simsby finds a new appreciation for life as a college golfer.

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McIlroy pushing workout limits, Wozniacki says

Rory McIlroy once had trouble keeping up in workouts with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, she says, but the tables have turned.

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Gidali leads Wildcats to 25-shot victory in Hawaii

Sophomore Manon Gidali led Arizona to its third team title this season at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational. The Wildcats finished 25 shots ahead of Ohio State.

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PGA Tour Latinoamerica kicks off Thursday

PGA Tour Latinoamerica’s second season begins Thursday with the Mexico Open. Web.com Tour status will be awarded to the top five finishers on the Order of Merit, with the leading money earner winning the Roberto De Vicenzo Award and earning fully-exempt status on the Web.com Tour.

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Scores: Round 4, Tampa Bay Championship

Check out the Round 4 leaderboard at the Tampa Bay Championship.

Wednesday, March 13

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Diaz, Pepper put past behind them for Solheim Cup

There was a time when Laura Diaz said she’d never look at Dottie Pepper the same. Now, the two will serve alongside each other as assistant captains for the 2013 U.S. Solheim Cup team.

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Mallon adds Diaz as U.S. Solheim Cup assistant

U.S. Solheim Cup Captain Meg Mallon announced Laura Diaz as her second assistant captain Wednesday at the RR Donnelly Founders Cup.

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Bandon Dunes restores Colorado's winning form

Eclipsing four starts in which the Buffaloes couldn't get near a top-10 finish, Colorado won at Bandon Dunes to return to its early-season winning ways.

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Collegians Pressel, Grice earn LPGA exemptions

When the LPGA tour returns to Texas this spring for the first time in more than 20 years, the field will include a healthy number of college players.

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Rude: Spieth grows while Woods rejuvenates

Jordan Spieth grows toward his first PGA Tour victory, while Tiger Woods rejuvenates his No. 1 form even if the computers don't see it, Jeff Rude writes.

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Titleist 712U – a flat-faced hybrid for iron lovers

Hybrids typically have a curved face that some players feel imparts too much spin on the ball. To address that issue, Titleist has created the 712U, a flat-faced hybrid that’s winning a following on tours.

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Women's Midweek Report: 'Bama youth delivers

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

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Brueckner, Cathrea join illustrious SF City history

Juniors William Brueckner and Casie Cathrea have added their names to the illustrious list of San Francisco City Championship winners.

Juniors William Brueckner and Casie Cathrea have added their names to the illustrious list of San Francisco City Championship winners.

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Midweek Report: Kim, Cal cement top spots

A dominant victory at Southern Highlands bolsters the Cal men's No. 1 ranking, while Michael Kim won that tournament as well as the Fresno State Lexus Classic.

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Notes: Paddy begins intense buildup to Augusta

Padraig Harrington will keep a busy travel schedule from here to Augusta. Come this time of year, all thoughts turn to the quest for a green jacket.

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Gulbis WDs in Phoenix as she recovers from malaria

Natalie Gulbis has withdrawn from the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, the first domestic event on the LPGA schedule, as she recovers from malaria.

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Wood edges Wagner by one at Kathy Whitworth

Hannah Wood, a 17-year-old from Colorado, won the Kathy Whitworth Invitational on March 12. It's the biggest victory of her career.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Tampa Bay Championship

A week after a star-studded field at the WGC-Cadillac Champioship, there are still 15 of the top 30 in our Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings playing at Tampa this week. Yet, Retief Goosen is the one getting all the fantasy love.

Tuesday, March 12

Mississippi St., Ramey sweep titles at Tiger Invite

Mississippi State won its second tournament of the year at the Tiger Invitational on Tuesday at Grand National’s Lake Course in Opelika, Ala.

San Diego State wins 1st title of season

San Diego State won the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic on Tuesday at San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif.

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Toy Box: Woods becomes Covert operative

At the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, Tiger Woods captured his second win of the year and his first WGC victory since 2009.

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Tampa Bay Championship: First-round tee times

Here are the tee times and pairings for the first round of the Tampa Bay Championship at Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead course.

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Arkansas, Kent St. share top spot at General Hackler

No time for a playoff, so Arkansas and Kent State share top honors at the General Hackler Championship while Oliver Goss and Taylor Pendrith are co-medalists.

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California men's golf: By the numbers

California is having an impressive season, but take a look at some more numbers for you to wrap your head around.

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Player Diary: California's Max Homa (Part 7)

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.

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Garcia, 17, makes first PGA Tour cut

Jorge Garcia, 17, made the cut in his first PGA Tour start at the Puerto Rico Open, 'a really great week' for the Miami native.

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Field set for Junior Invitational at Sage Valley

The 54-player field at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley is set and is highlighted by 7 of the top 10 players in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.

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Sinkhole sends golfer falling near St. Louis

"They pulled, I pushed, and we got him out of there," a playing partner says of rescuing a golfer who fell in a sinkhole and dislocated his shoulder after an 18-foot drop near St. Louis.

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Fowler, Couples on Tavistock Cup's new teams

Two teams – Oak Tree National and Primland – will be added to this month's Tavistock, running the number of teams from four to six and adding big names such as Rickie Fowler and Fred Couples.

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Campbell's depth yields wins in 5 of 8 events

With three different golfers earning individual titles, the Campbell Fighting Camels women's team has won five of its eight events this season.

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Player Diary: Alabama's Justin Thomas (Part 8)

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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Castillo (No. 3, 2016) commits to UNLV

Derek Castillo, of Yorba Linda, Calif., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for UNLV in 2016.

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Anderson kicks off new Scottsdale project

Lyle Anderson, the man who shaped much of modern-day Scottsdale, Ariz., only to lose control of much of his real estate empire in 2008, plans to break ground next month on Sierra Reserve.

Lyle Anderson, the man who shaped much of modern-day Scottsdale, Ariz., only to lose control of much of his real estate empire in 2008, plans to break ground next month on Sierra Reserve, a 223-acre development next to the Golf Club Scottsdale.

Monday, March 11

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Winner's Circle: March 4-10, 2013

Winner's Circle: March 4-10, 2013

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De La Cruz (No. 57, 2014) commits to Texas A&M

Christian De La Cruz, of San Antonio, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Texas A&M in 2014.

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Woods potentially a win away from becoming No. 1

If Tiger Woods can defend his title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, he could regain the World No. 1 spot that he has occupied for 545 weeks over the course of his career.

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Grip Month: Bubba's driver grip – as unique as his game

Bubba Watson, one of the longest hitters on the PGA Tour, has a driver grip as big as a Sequoia. Ping's Tour technician, Daniel Udd, explains the custom work done for the 2012 Masters Champion.

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Cauley makes video-game debut in night-golf spot

Bud Cauley grew up sneaking out onto TPC Sawgrass at dusk. Now the PGA Tour sophomore has been added to the EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA Tour '14 game and took to Sawgrass to promote the game's new night golf feature.

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Molinaro blends passion for golf, fashion at SCAD

Sophia Molinaro is the second Molinaro sister to excel in women's college golf. It's a name you should know.

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Player of the week: Matthew Mahle

Matthew Mahle of Lexington, Ky., won the Golfweek Junior Tour event at Cherry Blossom on Sunday.

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Player of the week: Emilia Migliaccio

Emilia Migliaccio of Cary, N.C., won the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour’s N.C. University Classic on Sunday.

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Team of the week: California

California won its eighth team title of the season at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters on Sunday by 13 shots.

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Player of the week: Patrick Rodgers, Stanford

Patrick Rodgers picked up his third victory of the season at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters.

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Team of the week: Alabama

Fourth-ranked Alabama rallied to successfully defend its Darius Rucker Intercollegiate title on Sunday at Long Cove Club in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

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Player of the week: Noemi Jimenez, Arizona State

Sophomore Noemi Jimenez won her second-straight individual title on Sunday at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate.

Sunday, March 10

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Connelly (No. 9, 2015) commits to SMU

Austin Connelly has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for SMU. Connelly also made unofficial visits to Georgia, Alabama, Auburn and Arizona State.

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Cal wins 8th title of season at Southern Highlands

California has done it again. The No.1-ranked team in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings won its eighth title of the season at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters on Sunday by 13 shots in Las Vegas, Nev.

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With a healed heart, Banks rejoins Gators

Florida sophomore Eric Banks couldn't even walk up the stairs at his home after open-heart surgery last June. Now, less than 10 months ago, Banks is back competing for the Gators on the golf course.

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5 Things: 'Efficient' Tiger grabs second win of '13

Tiger Woods shot 71 Sunday to win the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship by two shots over Steve Stricker. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Woods’ victory.

Coastal Carolina edges Iowa State at Mount Vintage

Coastal Carolina earned its first victory of the season Sunday by edging Iowa State at the Purdue Mount Vintage Invitational.

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Kevin Kisner wins Web.com Tour's Chile Classic

Kevin Kisner closed with a 4-under 68 Sunday to win the Chile Classic and earn his second career title on the Web.com Tour.

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5 Things: Brown birdies 72nd to win in Puerto Rico

Scott Brown's birdie on the 72nd hole of the Puerto Rico Open gave him his first PGA Tour win, while Fabian Gomez faltered and Jordan Spieth's late surge came up short.

Colorado claims big victory at Bandon Dunes

To say Colorado’s victory Sunday at the Bandon Dunes Championship was a surprise would be a bit of an understatement.

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Sooners collect third title of season at Clover Cup

Oklahoma built such a lead in the first round of the Clover Cup that no other team could catch up. The Sooners claimed the team title on Sunday by 18 shots.

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How it happened: Tiger wins 76th PGA Tour title

Three PGA Tour starts. Two wins. Tiger Woods couldn't have asked for a better start to his season in the U.S., firing a 1-under 71 to clear Steve Stricker by two strokes to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral on Sunday. See how it happened.

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Winner’s Bag: Tiger Woods at Doral

With a final round 71, Tiger Woods held off Steve Stricker by two strokes and claimed victory Sunday at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral. He used the following Nike equipment to earn his 76th PGA Tour title.

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Alabama rallies to defend Darius Rucker title

Alabama successfully defended its Darius Rucker Intercollegiate title on Sunday at Long Cove Club on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

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Tait: McIlroy shows humility while bouncing back

Rory McIlroy showed a refreshing brand of humility while bouncing back at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, Alistair Tait says.

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Hip injury pulls Els out of Tampa Bay

Ernie Els, citing a hip injury, withdraws from next week's Tampa Bay Championship on the PGA Tour

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McIlroy shows progress with final-round 65

It was good enough to earn Donald Trump’s approval. Rory McIlroy received a thumbs-up and congratulations from Doral’s owner after dissecting his final-round 65 for the press.

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Weekly top 5: Will the .500 Rule claim any victims?

As the postseason approaches, it’s time to take a little bit deeper look at college golf, and specifically at the .500 Rule.

Saturday, March 9

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Cal adds to lead at Southern Highlands

Cal shot 8-under 280 to build an 11-shot lead at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters on Saturday in Las Vegas.

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5 Things: Gomez, Brown lead at Puerto Rico

Fabian Gomez and Scott Brown will enter the final round of the Puerto Rico Open in unfamiliar territory atop the leaderboard. Here are 5 Things you should know.

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WGC-Cadillac: Final-round tee times, pairings

Here are the tee times and pairings for the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

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Rude: Tiger to be tough guy to catch on Sunday

Tiger Woods doesn't give up 54-hole leads very often and never has given up a four-shot lead heading into Sunday. That means all pursuers are rooting for a Sunday hurricane at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, says Jeff Rude.

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5 Things: Tiger in command at Doral

Tiger Woods is in command after shooting 67 Saturday at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. He’ll start the final round with a four-shot lead over Graeme McDowell. Here’s 5 Things you need to know from Saturday at Doral:

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How it happened: Woods fires 67, leads by 4

Tiger Woods ran his tournament birdie total to 24 with seven on Saturday and he'll enter Sunday leading by four shots at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

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McIlroy shows signs of turnaround

Rory McIlroy followed a 3-under 69 Friday with a 71 on Saturday, and the World No. 1 finally looks as if he's starting to turn things around on the golf course.

Friday, March 8

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Cal leads early at Southern Highlands

Cal shot 3-under 285 on Friday to take the first-round lead at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters. Stanford's Patrick Rodgers leads individually.

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Cobra to release Masters-themed driver

With the season’s first major just weeks away, Cobra Golf announced its Masters-themed commemorative: 1,800 AMP Cell Limited Edition drivers.

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WGC-Cadillac: Third-round tee times, pairings

Here are the tee times and pairings for the third round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral

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Woods, Lefty part of heavyweight battle in Doral

The stars have come to play at the WGC-Cadillac Championship and Tiger Woods is winning the heavyweight battle so far in Doral.

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Singh in Tampa Bay Championship field

Vijay Singh is in the field for next week's Tampa Bay Championship, indicating that he has not been suspended by the PGA Tour for his use of deer antler spray.

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5 Things: Birdie record gives Woods lead in Doral

Led by leader Tiger Woods, six of the top eight players on the leaderboard after Friday's second round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship have won majors. That should set up an exciting weekend at Trump Doral. Here's 5 Things you need to know from Friday.

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McDowell feeling good at WGC-Cadillac

The last time Graeme McDowell's game and attitude were in sync like this? The 2010 U.S. Open. Feeling good, McDowell finds himself in contention at Trump Doral.

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5 Things: Putting helps Romero to Puerto Rico lead

The theme at the halfway point of the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open has been go low or go home. Here are 5 Things to know from Friday's second round at Trump International Puerto Rico.

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How it happened: Woods fires 65, leads by 2

Tiger Woods made eight birdies Friday en route to a 7-under 65 to take a two-shot lead at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. See how it happened!

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Southern Highlands, Bandon trips make busy weekend for UCLA

UCLA will field teams for both the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters and Bandon Dunes Championship this weekend.

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Notebook: Short game fuels Stanford women

When searching for an explanation for Stanford’s so-far flawless spring, one can look no further than the team’s short-game statistics.

Golf Pride Niion golf grip

Golf Pride Niion golf grip offers variety of colors

Color is the buzz word for grips in 2013, and the vivid variety of the Golf Pride Niion grip is a prominent example.

Winn DuraTech golf grips

Winn DuraTech golf grips fuses separate materials

The DuraTech is a revolutionary grip for Winn because it fuses separate materials for top and bottom portions of the grip.

Boccieri Secret Grip golf grip

Boccieri Secret Grip employs counterbalance strategy

The 92-gram Boccieri Secret Grip is almost twice as heavy as a standard golf grip because it employs a counterbalance strategy.

Lamkin iLine golf grip

Lamkin iLine golf grip uses Crossline pattern

The Lamkin iLine 50-gram grip is made of a tacky, low-torque thermoplastic elastomer, is offered in a rainbow of colors.

Pure Pro Grip golf grip

Pure Pro Grip provides rougher feel for golfers

Pure’s Pro Grip, designed for skilled players who prefer a rougher feel and seek maximum feedback, has a grooved surface for a secure grip.

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Norman to help develop China’s Olympic golf team

Through an arrangement with the China Golf Association, Greg Norman will help shape that country's golf program in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Thursday, March 7

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Cal, Texas, 'Bama highlight Southern Highlands field

The Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters held in Las Vegas is one of the strongest fields in all of college golf at the tough Southern Highlands Golf Club. Heading into the tournament, the top three teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings are coming off victories in their last tournament.

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2013 Golfweek's Best Courses: Next 100, Modern

A look at Golfweek's Best next best 100 modern courses.

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2013 Golfweek's Best Courses: Next 100, Classic

A look at the Golfweek's Best Next 100 Classic Courses.

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2013 Golfweek's Best Courses You Can Play

A look at our state-by-state Best You Can Play courses.

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2013 Golfweek's Best Modern Courses

Courses built after 1960.

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Rude: Rory works while Tiger breezes

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy looks every bit the part of a "work in progress" as he's said, while playing partner and world No. 2 Tiger Woods is tied for the lead at Doral.

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WGC-Cadillac leaderboard full of top names

Low scores atop Doral leaderboard don't tell story for whole field after first round of WGC-Cadillac Championship.

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5 Things: Faint winds leave Doral exposed

Forty of 65 players in the WGC-Cadillac Championship break par, including five tied for the lead at 66, in the first round as a lack of wind leaves Doral's Blue Course exposed.

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Tiger Tracker: Round 1 at WGC-Cadillac

For the second time in 2013, the Rory & Tiger Show were in full effect - this time with different storylines for each player. Tiger finished at 6 under and a share for the lead, while Rory finished the day at 1 over par. See how it happened with the Tracker.

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Don't expect USGA, R&A to blink on anchoring

says although criticism in the U.S. is mounting against the proposed anchoring ban, it won't deter the governing bodies from making their change.

When the USGA and R&A settle the anchoring debate, don't expect the decision to come down to a popularity contest. In fact, it's fair to anticipate the proposed ban taking effect.

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Tseng makes GC 'Morning Drive' debut

Yani Tseng took over 1,000 days off from Twitter, but decided to rejoin the conversation on Jan. 24 for her 24th birthday. Nine days into her return, she asked @gcmorningdrive why she had never been invited to the studio.

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Notebook: Watney retiring, but leaves behind legacy

This weeks addition of the men's college notebook highlight the coaching tenure of Fresno State's Mike Watney, who is retiring at season's end. See what kind of life he's lived at Fresno State and what else he's done for the golf community.

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5 questions with Arkansas’ Gabriela Lopez

Arkansas freshman Gabriela Lopez won her first collegiate title on Feb. 25 at the Westbrook Invitational in Peoria, Ariz. Here's a quick five questions with Lopez after her win.

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Schlottman (No. 30, 2014) commits to Auburn

Ben Schlottman, of Advance, N.C., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Auburn in 2014.

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Greenleaf (No. 102, 2014) commits to Boston College

Connor Greenleaf, of Windham, N.H., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Boston College in 2014.

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Scores: Round 4, WGC-Cadillac Championship

Follow the Round 4 leaderboard at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral.

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Clark's zeal for anchoring helps sway Tour

Tim Clark broke his monthslong silence on the proposed ban on anchoring and shed light on the presentation he gave at a PGA Tour players' meeting Jan. 21 to preserve the stroke.

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2013 Golfweek's Best Classic Courses

Check out Golfweek's Best Classic Courses. These courses were built before 1960.

Wednesday, March 6

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Price, Els rejected on Presidents Cup changes

Seeking a Presidents Cup format similar to the one used in Ryder Cup while citing differences in the world golf rankings, Nick Price and Ernie Els are among those who see their case rejected.

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Men's Midweek Report: Cal rolls to 7th victory

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

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Toy Box: Thompson tames challenges with Ping

Michael Thompson used 13 Ping clubs en route to capturing the Honda Classic, his first career PGA Tour victory.

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Rude: Woods playing well since last year's WD

Tiger Woods has won four PGA Tour starts since he withdrew from last year's WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, citing leg pain. It's a winning percentage rivaling that of his career peak.

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For Roberts’ new show, storytelling is ‘In Play’

Ever since the great essayist Jack Whitaker retired, there has been no one to fill that yawning void. Jimmy Roberts will attempt to do so with his new monthly series "In Play."

Ever since the great essayist Jack Whitaker retired after a long career with CBS and ABC, there has been no obvious candidate to fill the yawning void he left behind. Jimmy Roberts will attempt to do so with his new monthly series "In Play."

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Kim, Widegren lead updated Palmer Cup Rankings

Here are the updated Palmer Cup Rankings as of March 6. The top six golfers in the new ranking at season's end from both the United States and Europe shall be among the 10 in the selection for each team.

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5 Things: McIlroy, Woods find different agendas

Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Geoff Ogilvy have differing priorities this week at Doral during the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

South African earns first trip to British Open

South Africa’s Justin Harding is one of three players who will be making their debuts in The Open Championship at Muirfield.

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Women's Midweek Report: USC, Stanford roll

The Bruin Wave Invitational makes two consecutive victories for the Trojans, while the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational is the third consecutive for the Cardinal.

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Watson: Still bouncing back from illness

Bubba Watson says he's repairing his swing while still trying to regain weight and energy after an illness earlier this year.

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No excuse: McIlroy apologizes for WD at Honda

Apologies and regrets offered, Rory McIlroy would like to leave his role as a soap opera actor and return to his position as the world’s top-ranked golfer.

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McIlroy: 'I'm 23 years old. I'm still learning.'

What did Rory McIlroy have to say in his midweek press conference at the WGC-Cadillac Championship? See what he said Wednesday at Trump Doral:

Tuesday, March 5

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Tee times: Round 2 at WGC-Cadillac Championship

Take a look at Friday's tee times at the WGC-Cadillac Championship:

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USC, Park claim victory at the Bruin Wave Invite

USC, No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, won the Bruin Wave Invitational at El Caballero CC in Tarzana, Calif., on Tuesday over host No. 22 UCLA.

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Cal, Kim sweep titles at Fresno State Lexus

Golfweek’s No. 1 team, California, won for the seventh time this season at the Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic at Belmont CC in Fresno, Calif., on Tuesday.

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Nova wins fifth straight Bell Invitational

Nova Southeastern's women's golf team won the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational for the fifth straight year -- 34 strokes ahead of second-place Lynn.

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Albin Choi claims 4th title in N.C. State's win

North Carolina State claimed its first title of the season at the USF Invitational on Tuesday at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Dade City, Fla.

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Stanford wins at Juli Inkster Invite

Stanford won the Juli Inkster Spartan Invite at Almaden Golf and Country Club in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday.

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Nicklaus to visit Presidents Cup contender in Asia

Jack Nicklaus will visit a potential Presidents Cup host site during an 18-day trip across the Pacific.

Report: S.C. pro Terry Florence dies at 63

Charleston, S.C., PGA professional Terry Florence died Monday after fighting cancer at age 63, reports say.

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Illinois claims Louisiana Classics title

Illinois, No. 20 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, won the Louisiana Classics at Oakbourne CC in Lafayette, La., on Tuesday for its second win of the season.

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PHOTOS: Equipment on the range at WGC-Cadillac Championship

Check out photos from David Dusek, as he roams the range for the newest gear in the bag of the PGA Tour's best.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: WGC-Cadillac Championship

With Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods in action this week at Doral, it'd be logical that one of our panelists would pick one of them. But that's not the case. Take a look at our predictions.

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Player Diary: Ashlan Ramsey (Part 5)

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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Donohue (No. 46, 2014) commits to Arizona

Max Donohue of Sioux Falls, S.D., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at the University of Arizona in 2014.

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Cal pays homage to retiring Fresno State coach

The No. 1 Cal men’s team took a detour on its way to Las Vegas this week. The Bears are playing the Fresno State Lexus Classic on Monday and Tuesday before play begins Friday at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, one of the top events of the year.

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Notebook: Perspective tempers Horschel's bad day

Billy Horschel might have shot 81 on Saturday, but the struggles of Tucker Anderson - son of his coach Todd Anderson - have the young up-and-comer realizing that life shouldn't be taken for granted.

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Major makeover: Trump has big vision for Doral

Sure, he can be brash. But in his Doral shake-up, Donald Trump shows a detail-driven style and devotion to a big vision.

Sure, he can be brash. But in his Doral shake-up, Donald Trump shows a detail-driven style and devotion to a big vision.

Monday, March 4

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Ears ringing, USGA and R&A consider anchoring

Now that the 90-day comment period regarding the proposed anchoring ban is over, the U.S. Golf Association and the R&A – which received an earful from many of golf’s leaders – have a few things to consider. The game’s governing bodies released statements March 1, saying the comment period that ended Feb. 28 has been “very constructive.” Now, golfers worldwide – professional and amateur – are left to see what’s next.

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Nick Sparling (No. 148, 2014) commits to Ohio State

Nick Sparling of Dublin, Ohio, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Ohio State in 2014.

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Babineau: A band of believers

They wore Seve on one sleeve and their hearts on the other, which is what you get with the Band of Brothers that is the European Ryder Cup team. Always.

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Heart of a champion spans generations

If watching film of Jack Nicklaus’ unforgettable 1986 Masters win never grows old, there is a remarkable way to enhance the experience: Watch Jack Nicklaus watch scenes of that glorious victory.

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Winner's Circle: Feb. 25 - March 3, 2013

Winner's Circle: Feb. 25 - March 3, 2013

Q&A: Ken Kennerly, Honda Classic tournament director

Ken Kennerly, head of the Honda Classic since after the 2006 event, has overseen tremendous growth in the PGA Tour's annual stop in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Our Alex Miceli catches up with the Honda Classic tournament director.

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For its 50th, Pompano muni receives a Norman makeover

In every way possible for Pompano Beach, its new municipal Pines Course is a return to sound basics of the game.

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Reinvention helps La Costa find its way in modern world

Today’s La Costa emphasizes fun over fanaticism, even on its hallowed Dick Wilson-designed layout. Beneficiary of a $10 million renovation, the former North Course is now far more friendly to the eye, if a couple of strokes more difficult.

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Grip Month: Golf Pride's green Victory set the bar

Golf Pride's green Victory grip popularized slip-ons and transformed the category. Though it's no longer available at retail, its legacy has shaped Golf Pride's evolution as a leading grip maker.

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2013 GW Pro-Am at Pebble Beach

Registration now open

Registration now open

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Player of the week: Corey Pereira

Corey Pereira, of Cameron Park, Calif., fired rounds of 69-71 to win the FCWT at La Costa Resort & Spa on March 3.

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Player of the week: Luiza Altmann

Luiza Altmann, of Brazil, won the FCWT at Saddlebrook Resort on March 3.

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Team of the week: North Florida

The Ospreys, No. 16 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, won the John Hayt Invitational.

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Player of the week: Kevin Phelan, North Florida

Kevin Phelan, a senior from Waterford, Ireland, won his first career title at the John Hayt Invitational, finishing four shots ahead of teammate Sean Dale.

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Team of the week: USC

USC, the top-ranked team in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, needed an extra hole to fend off No. 16 UCLA at the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Feb. 26 at English Turn Golf & Country Club in New Orleans.

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Player of the week Alice Kim, Gonzaga

Alice Kim, a sophomore from Honolulu, won her first career title on Feb. 26 at the UC Irvine Invitational.

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USGA sets U.S. Open sectional qualifying sites

The U.S. Golf Association announced the sectional qualifying sites for the 2013 U.S. Open Championship. The 11 U.S. sectional qualifying sites will be conducted over 36 holes on June 3. Japan and England will host international qualifying on May 27.

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Thompson's win eclipses Tour card concerns

For Michael Thompson, a mindset of 'go struggle' led to a Honda Classic trophy -- and some security when it comes to worries about his future on the PGA Tour.

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Hallisey (No. 95, 2014) commits to Boston College

Patrick Hallisey of Wethersfield, Conn., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Boston College in 2014.

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Thompson, Cantlay catapult in new OWGR

Michael Thompson's first PGA Tour victory led to a career-best position in the Official World Golf Ranking. He moved from 114th to 45th after winning the Honda Classic.

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European Tour officially supports R&A on ban

It's official – the European Tour is supporting the R&A's proposed ban on anchoring, according to a statement released March 4 by tour chief George O'Grady.

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For Peggy Kirk Bell, golf – like life – has been a joyride

From her thrifty ways to the Curtis Cup match that helped her garner confidence in herself, Peggy Kirk Bell, 90, is a true pioneer in not only golf, but also in life.

Sunday, March 3

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5 Things: Cantlay wins in Colombia for first pro title

Patrick Cantlay secured his first professional victory on Sunday, firing a 5-under 66 in the final round of the Web.com Colombia Championship to clear the field by four shots.

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5 Things: Thompson conquers PGA National for win

Michael Thompson bested a trying PGA National layout and a star-studded field to earn his first PGA Tour title at the Honda Classic. Here are 5 Things to take away from the tournament . . .

Whitson takes Spanish Amateur, eyes Walker Cup

Reeve Whitson claims the Spanish Amateur crown with a 4-and-3 win over Neil Raymond, perhaps working toward playing in the Walker Cup for the Great Britain & Ireland team.

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Thompson, Ogilvy earn last-minute invites to Doral

After the Official World Golf Ranking was updated with results from the Honda Classic, Michael Thompson and Geoff Ogilvy found out they will be making the drive from PGA National in West Palm Beach, Fla., to nearby Trump Doral in Miami for next week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship.

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How it happened: Thompson's 1st Tour win

In a field of superstars, a man who never had won on the PGA Tour conquered PGA National on Sunday. Michael Thompson outlasted the tough track to win the Honda Classic on Sunday. See how it all unfolded.

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Weekly top 5: Coaches weigh in on anchoring ban

A lot of opinions have emerged from the professional side of the game regarding the USGA's proposed anchoring ban, but what are college coaches saying?

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Van Der Walt wins 1st European Tour title

Dawie Van Der Walt became the fifth South African winner in 10 European Tour events this season with his two-shot victory at the Tshwane Open on Sunday.

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In this issue: March 1, 2013

Inside the March 1, 2013 issue of Golfweek

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5 Things: Lewis holds on to win HSBC Champions

American Stacy Lewis won the HSBC Women's Champions on Sunday for her sixth career LPGA title, overcoming two bogeys and some shaky putting on the back nine to hold off South Korea's Na Yeon Choi.

Saturday, March 2

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5 Things: Guthrie, Thompson tied for lead heading into Sunday

The Honda Classic began with the world’s top two players in the field. Its final pairing will feature two players chasing their first PGA Tour victory. Luke Guthrie and Michael Thompson are tied for first at 8-under 202, two shots ahead of a major champion (Geoff Ogilvy) and former World No. 1 (Lee Westwood).

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Honda Classic: Final-round tee times, pairings

Here are the final-round tee times and pairings for the Honda Classic at PGA National's Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.:

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Guthrie, Thompson looking to capture 1st Tour win

The Honda Classic began with the world’s top two players in the field. Its final pairing will feature two players chasing their first PGA Tour victory.

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Yang likes windy conditions, moves into contention

Reverse was the order of the day at the Honda Classic on Saturday, as most of the field could never find the right gear, falling backwards. But 2009 Honda Classic champion Y.E. Yang found the conditions to his liking, and on "moving day" did just that.

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How it happened: Tiger shoots third consecutive 70

Tiger Woods decided to stick around for the weekend, and fired his third consecutive 70 at PGA National. He sits eight back of the leaders, Luke Guthrie and Michael Thompson. See how Moving Day at the Honda Classic played out.

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McCabe: Wind changes complexion of PGA National

The wind was a huge factor in Saturday's third round at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., says Brendan Steele and Tiger Woods.

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Coetzee holds lead halfway through Tshwane Open

South Africa's Charl Coetzee will take a one-stroke lead into the third round of the weather-delayed Tshwane Open in Centurion.

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Lewis, Choi share lead at HSBC Champions

Stacy Lewis had to share the lead with Na Yeon Choi at the HSBC Women's Champions after the South Korean birdied the 18th hole in a rain-delayed third round Saturday.

Friday, March 1

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Honda Classic: Third-round tee times, pairings

Here are the third-round tee times and pairings for the Honda Classic at PGA National's Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.:

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How it happened: Tiger makes the cut; McIlroy WDs

It was a bizarre day at PGA National. The World No. 1 literally walked off the course. The World No. 2 had to fight just to stick around for the weekend. See how it all happened.

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5 Things: McIlroy walks off during second round of Honda

Take a look at 5 Things from the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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Woods shoots consecutive 70s to make Honda cut

Tiger Woods won’t be joining Rory McIlroy for another Sunday game at Medalist. Woods’ weekend tee times will be at PGA National. He made the cut at the Honda Classic. Barely.

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Westwood feeling right at home after 2-under 68

Lee Westwood is enjoying some home cooking this week. The newly-minted South Floridian carded a 2-under 68 to reach the halfway point at 6-under 134 at the Honda Classic.

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Guthrie, Thompson dissect PGA National to top of leaderboard

The top two players on the leaderboard - Luke Guthrie at 9 under and Michael Thompson at 8 under - play similar games. Both are medium-length hitters who keep the ball in play and rely on strong putting.

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Notes: Vines ascends to No. 1 behind putting

Notebook: From Oklahoma State's Kelsey Vines moving up to No. 1 in the Sagarin Rankings to Gonzaga's Alice Kim winning the UC Irvine Invitational and getting an LPGA exemption into the Kia Classic.

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McIlroy WDs after miserable start to second round

The No. 1 golfer on the planet sure doesn’t appear anything near it these days. On a chilly, overcast Friday morning at PGA National, the bubbling pot that has been Rory McIlroy’s rugged 2013 season finally spilled over in frustration.

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Cal's Kim stays atop Haskins Watch List

Cal's Michael Kim retains the top spot in our Haskins Award Watch List, although Texas' Brandon Stone made up some ground, as did Cal teammate Joel Stalter.

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Shaft Month: Oban delivers performance for a premium

With industry veterans at the helm, Oban is building its shaft business with one word in mind: premium. Company officials say they're all about top-tier performance for a top-tier price.

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Bridgestone E5, E6, E7 golf balls

Bridgestone adjusts dimples in E5, E6, E7 golf balls

The Bridgestone E5 is for golfers seeking a ball with higher trajectory; the E6 is for players who want to hit the ball straighter; and the E7 is a distance ball.

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TaylorMade Lethal golf balls

TaylorMade offers five-piece Lethal golf balls

The TaylorMade Lethal is the company’s new five-piece ball — featuring two cores, two mantle layers and an outer cover.

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Callaway Hex Black Tour golf ball

Callaway Hex Black Tour golf ball draws Mickelson's praise

Phil Mickelson says that the spin and control of the Callaway Hex Black Tour golf ball are superlative around the green -- and that he is driving the ball farther than ever.

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EverBank new sponsor for Tour stop at Innisbrook

Sewing up the only loose end to its schedule, the PGA Tour announced that EverBank will serve as presenting sponsor of the Tampa Bay Championship.

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USC men showing signs of greatness

With a second straight tournament title under their belts, the USC men are showing signs of greatness so far this spring.

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Kiradech, Matsuyama earn Open Championship spots

Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat shot a 9-under 63 Friday to win a 36-hole Asia regional qualifying tournament for this year's British Open. Hideki Matsuyama, Daisuke Maruyama and Wu Ashun also qualified.

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Lewis takes 2-shot lead at HSBC Champions

Stacy Lewis made six birdies to shoot a 6-under 66 and take a two-stroke lead after Friday's second round of the HSBC Women's Champions.