News for Friday, April 11, 2014

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Watson leads Senden by 3 at Masters

"It's not science here. It's try to hit the greens," Bubba Watson said Friday after taking the second-round Masters lead with a 68 to get three shots clear of John Senden.

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Justin Thomas leads Web.com Tour event in Mexico

Former Alabama All-American Justin Thomas leads at the Web.com Tour’s El Bosque Mexico Championship.

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Winner's bag: Bubba Watson at 2014 Masters

Going into the 2014 season, Bubba Watson made the most extensive changes of his professional career -- switching to Ping S55 irons, leaving behind a model he had used for almost 10 years. This week he won his second Masters.

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Achie's Awards: From a magic caddie to the losing spirit

Brian Tam caddied for amateur Tianlang Guan and led him to making the cut in 2013. What does he do for an encore? He leads another amateur, Oliver Goss, to the weekend as well.

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Masters tee times: Round 3, Augusta National

Adam Scott and Jordan Spieth make the marquee pairing Saturday at the Masters, while a handful of others are well worth watching. Take a look at the third-round tee times and pairings.

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Spieth benefits from Gentle Ben's advice

Jordan Spieth is a rookie at Augusta National in name only. The 20-year-old, who is tied for third after the second round of the Masters, is running the playbook handed down by two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw.

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McIlroy shaky in making cut on the number

Rory McIlroy struggled to a 5-over 77 on Friday at Augusta National, barely making the cut and grabbing Saturday's first tee time with a marker.

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5 Things: Watson's bag man; Westie's rise; more

Some can debate the value of a caddie, but Bubba Watson constantly works with his trusted assistant while taking the lead; meanwhile, Lee Westwood found some polish for his game. Here are 5 Things to know Friday from the Masters.

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Matt Fitzpatrick misses cut after chance on 18

Matt Fitzpatrick missed the cut by one after a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at Augusta National slid past the cup.

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Left out: Mickelson, Garcia headline shocking cuts

Three-time champ Phil Mickelson can blame three blow-up holes for his absence this weekend at Augusta National, while the likes of Keegan Bradley, Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson are shockingly heading home as well.

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Been here, seen this: Couples, 54, in contention

Behind a second consecutive 71, Fred Couples continues to defy the odds and is once again inside the top 10 heading into Masters weekend.

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Tracker: Watson takes 36-hole Masters lead

Emerging from a who's who of recent Masters, Bubba Watson conquered the back nine to take the second-round Masters lead. the highlights from Augusta National here!

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At Yellow Jasmine comes golden swing insight

For the past dozen years, PGA pro Carl Lohren drops anchor in the front row at Augusta National's eighth hole, Yellow Jasmine, and analyzes every golf swing he sees during Masters play.

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Watson mixes, matches way to Masters lead

Four of Masters leader Bubba Watson’s six birdies Friday at Augusta National came from 4 feet and in, a testament to his length and short-iron accuracy -- as well as a willingness to mix up his approach.

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Pasatiempo's rich history reflects one of the Masters

A bright cobalt letterman’s jacket hangs in the golf office at San Jose State, but only until April each year. Sounds familiar right? This is the jacket the winner receives for the Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club.

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Fortunes at Masters can turn on one bad hole

The beauty of Augusta National, from the standpoint of excitement, is that danger lurks everywhere -- and intervenes when one least expects it. Just ask Louis Oosthuizan, Matt Kuchar or Gary Player.

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Amateur Goss shows clutch ability Friday at Masters

Amateur Oliver Goss scrambled to shoot 1-under 71 in the swirling wind on Friday at the Masters, and will now have a tee time on Saturday – his 20th birthday – at Augusta National.

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Bjorn's 2nd-round prowess continues at Masters

There's something about the second round at Augusta National that seems to resonate with Thomas Bjorn. The Dane fired a 4-under 68 -- currently the best round of the day -- to vault from 1 over to 3 under and is firmly in contention.

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Masuda's Masters Mind: Friday at Augusta National

Digital director Nick Masuda has the privilege of covering the 78th Masters, and is determined to bring you inside the gates of Augusta National to be your eyes and ears throughout the day.

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Georgia Tech headlines Kepler Intercollegiate

Georgia Tech headlines a field that includes six top-50 teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings at The 2014 Robert Kepler Intercollegiate Tournament.

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Leader's Bag at Masters: Bill Haas, first round

Here is a complete list of the clubs that Bill Haas used to shoot 68 and take the first-round lead at the 2014 Masters.

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In-state rivals face off at Hawkeye Invitational

Iowa and Iowa State might be the teams to beat in the Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City.

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Duke's Boutier grows accustomed to U.S., winning

Celine Boutier, a sophomore at Duke, is one of the leaders of the No. 3 Blue Devils this year, and she has proved that she is accustomed to winning.

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ANNIKA Award Watch List: April 11, 2014

Arizona State's Noemi Jimenez may not have a victory this season, but five to-five finishes helps boost her resume for the 2014 ANNIKA Award.

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Carin Koch to captain Europe's Solheim Cup team

Carin Koch will spearhead Europe’s defense of the Solheim Cup in Germany next year, the Ladies’ European Tour announced today. Koch becomes the fifth Swede to captain the European side.

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Cal, Stanford headline at Western Intercollegiate

The 68th Annual Western Intercollegiate brings in some of the nation's top teams and storylines this weekend. See a breakdown of all 14 teams in the tournament at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif.

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Haskins Award Watch List: April 11, 2014

Stanford's Patrick Rodgers remains on the top of the list, but two other Watch List members win and move up a few spots.

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SCORES: The Masters, Round 2

Follow the leaderboard from the second round of the 2014 Masters at Augusta National.