News for Thursday, October 17, 2013

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5 Things: Henry fires 60 on perfect day at Shriners

Conditions were near perfect Thursday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and J.J. Henry took the most advantage with an opening-round 60 to take the first-round lead in Las Vegas.

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How it happened: Henry fires 60, takes Shriners lead

Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson and others will help kick off the second event of the PGA Tour season, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Thursday at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Follow now!

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Rory McIlroy 3 shots back at Korea Open

In his first tournament since the Tour Championship, Rory McIlroy is three-shots off the lead at the OneAsia Tour’s Kolan Korea Open after a 1-under 70 in the first round.

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Mickelson: Golfer, pingpong enthusiast, former QB?

Phil Mickelson is know for his ping pong skills off the golf course, which he shows off in this Instagram video on Wednesday, but did you know Lefty has an arm?

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Max Homa signs with Travis Mathew

Travis Mathew has announced the signing of 2013 NCAA Individual champion Max Homa.

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Player diary: Bethany Wu (Part 3)

I just got back from the PING Invitational this week! It wasn’t one of my best weeks (I finished 12th at 13-over 229), but I had a ton of fun and I learned a lot!

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Player Diary: California's Joel Stalter (Part 3)

Second-team All American Joel Staler will blog for Golfweek during the 2013-14 season and take you behind the scenes at college golf tournaments, on and off the course.

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Rizzo puts Miami women's golf back on the map

Patti Rizzo, a four-time winner on the LPGA, is guiding Miami up the women's college rankings. It's a dream realized for the former Hurricane.

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Notes: After slow start, Razorbacks win

Slow start after slow start has kept Arkansas behind the eight ball heading into the second round of any tournament, yet it would often contend. This week, the team won the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate after an 18-over first round.

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SCORES: Shriners Hospital Open, Round 3

Check out the leaderboard at the PGA Tour's Shriners Hospital event in Las Vegas.

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Matsuyama WDs from Shriners Open due to illness

Hideki Matsuyama withdrew from the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open before his opening round Thursday, citing illness.

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Jack Nicklaus to play in 2013 Father-Son Challenge

Jack Nicklaus plans on competing in the PNC Father-Son Challenge again this year. Only this time, he'll opt to pair with a different son.

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Under pressure, Hedblom shares lead in Perth

Needing a win to retain his European Tour card, Peter Hedblom started in cool, calm fashion Thursday by shooting a 4-under 68 for a share of the lead with Jin Jeong of South Korea and two Australians after the first round of the Perth International.