News for Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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Stanford's Stackhouse returns home for NCAAs

Stanford gets to spend a week in the life of freshman Mariah Stackhouse while at the NCAA Championship. The Stackhouse home is about 90 miles from the course, which was close enough for the Cardinal to pile in the team van early week and take in a home-cooked meal.

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Purdue resumes march on NCAAs behind Brouse

Devon Brouse doesn’t have to say a word. The Purdue coach simply takes his rather powerful-looking stance, crosses his arms in front of his chest and gives a look. That look. The one that says he’s related to Gen. George S. Patton and expects his team to win the battle and the war.

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Ringler: Is match play on horizon for NCAA women?

Our resident college golf expert Lance Ringler goes through what he knows and doesn't know at the halfway point of the NCAA Women's Championship, including a thought that match play might be on the horizon.

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Sooners summon strength amid the pain from home

The Oklahoma women's golf team is playing in honor of the victims in Moore, Okla., which is only 10 miles away from campus in Norman, Okla.

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Freshman Park leads USC to big lead at NCAAs

Behind freshman Annie Park, USC took complete control at the NCAA Women's Championship on Wednesday, opening a 12-shot lead over Alabama after the morning wave.

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Senior PGA: Chapman ready to defend his title

Thirty-two years after he turned professional, Roger Chapman enjoyed the season he always thought he was capable of — two major titles in 2012, the Senior PGA and U.S. Senior Open, in the brief span of six weeks.

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Guan, 14, accepts St. Jude Classic exemption

A week after withdrawing from a U.S. Open sectional qualifier, 14-year-old Tianlang Guan has received a sponsor exemption to play in the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

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VIDEO: Off the course with the Washington Huskies

PGATOUR.COM went behind the scenes with members of the University of Washington men's golf team as they pursue their first-ever NCAA Championship, led by senior and top-ranked amateur player Chris Williams. This is the first of a series of episodes.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Crowne Plaza Invitational

Defending champion Zach Johnson, perennial contender Jim Furyk, 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and unheralded Chris Kirk are all players to watch this week.

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Notes: Fitness coach fills in as caddie for Wagner

For the first time in . . . well, perhaps forever . . . Johnson Wagner carried a yardage book at the Open Championship International Final Qualifying at Gleneagles -- mostly due to his unique and inexperienced caddie.

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Kaymer picks up first top-10 finish since 2010

At 8 under, Martin Kaymer finished joint fifth at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Though that doesn’t create headlines, here’s something surprising: It’s his first top 10 in an official PGA Tour stroke-play event since winning the 2010 PGA Championship.

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Woods: Garcia's dig hurts, but it's time to move on

"Sorry" wasn’t the hardest word for Sergio Garcia. Anything but. Garcia uttered the word nine times in apologizing to Tiger Woods for the inappropriate comment that the Spaniard made about Woods during the European Tour’s annual dinner the night before.

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McIlroy remains tight-lipped on his management

Rory McIlroy has refused to shed any light on his alleged change of management companies. The Northern Irishman is remaining tight-lipped on claims that he is leaving Conor Ridge’s Horizon Sports Management Group to set up on his own.

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Westwood: Euro Tour must coordinate with PGA Tour

Lee Westwood has a message for European Tour chief executive George O'Grady: Improve scheduling or risk the tour's demise.

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Q&A, Esteban Toledo: Win honors brother's memory

Though Esteban Toledo hung up his boxing gloves for health reasons, he still possesses a fighter’s spirit that carried him to his first Champions Tour victory.