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BYU holds on for West Coast Conference title

BYU holds on for West Coast Conference title

BYU out played Santa Clara in the final round to win the West Coast Conference Championship Tuesday.

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Rude: Augusta National should Bubba-proof course

Rude: Augusta National should Bubba-proof golf course

Senior writer Jeff Rude believes Augusta National should Bubba-proof the golf course, just as it did for Tiger Woods.

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East Tennessee State repeats as A-Sun champ

East Tennessee State repeats as Atlantic Sun champion

East Tennessee State successfully defended its Atlantic Sun Conference title Wednesday at Jekyll Island (Ga.) Golf Club.

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South African tourism's 'quality and value is incredible'

Maura Nolan offers answers to questions about her Safari Golf Tour, which includes trips from America to South Africa for golf and an overall experience of South African culture.

Maura Nolan offers answers to questions about her Safari Golf Tour, which includes trips from America to South Africa for golf and an overall experience of South African culture.

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Toy Box Extra e-magazine: April 16, 2014

Toy Box Extra e-magazine: April 16, 2014

From a look at Bubba Watson's equipment to his apparel, as well as David Dusek's take on Watson's unique bag and James Achenbach's story on the rise of the mini-woods, here's our Toy Box Extra for April 16, 2014.

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Spieth hit by ball during pro-am at RBC Heritage

Jordan Spieth hit by ball during pro-am at RBC Heritage

Jordan Spieth, fresh off a T-2 finish at the Masters, was hit by a wedge shot from his amateur playing partner during the pro-am at the RBC Heritage.

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NCAA athletes could get more meal allowances

Meal allowances for athletes could be expanded with NCAA approval

The NCAA’s legislative council approved a proposal earlier this week to expand meal allowances for all athletes. It would allow Division I schools to provide unlimited meals and snacks to all athletes, including walk-ons.

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Ben Hogan Award semifinalists announced

Ben Hogan Award semifinalists announced

The 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Ben Hogan Award were announced Wednesday.

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Ageless master Toski settles into the right position again

Ageless master Toski settles into the right position again

Bob Toski continues to have an amazing effect on the golf world.

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American pro becomes South African pitchman

Jeff Clause, the CEO and director of golf at St. Francis Links in South Africa talks things South Africa (golf, moving to a foreign country, etc.) in this Q&A.

Jeff Clause, the CEO and director of golf at St. Francis Links in South Africa talks things South Africa (golf, moving to a foreign country, etc.) in this Q&A.

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Masters 2014: A look back through the numbers

Masters 2014: A look back through the numbers

There were plenty of interesting numbers to dissect at the conclusion of play at the 2014 Masters, including who showed the most prowess on the four par 5s for the week.

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Notes: Defending title at Masters nearly impossible

Notes: Defending title at Masters nearly impossible task

Much was made of Adam Scott’s tough task of successfully defending his Masters title – and for good reason. Statistics shows that it’s the toughest of the majors to defend.

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Men's Midweek Report: Stanford, Wilson win

Men's Midweek Report: Stanford, Wilson sweep titles at Western

Welcome to Golfweek’s Men's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest men's college news, April 9-15.

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Player diary: Davidson's Todd Eckstein (Part 6)

Player diary: Eckstein learns leadership through his teammates

Todd Eckstein learns about leadership through his teammates and hopes to make a run to a national title this May.

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Goss moves in top 10 of WAGR after Masters finish

Oliver Goss moves in top 10 of WAGR after Masters finish

Oliver Goss, who earned low amateur honors at the Masters on April 13, cracked the top 10 of the World Amateur Golf Ranking on Wednesday.

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Jason Day out 3 weeks with thumb injury

Jason Day out 3 weeks with thumb injury

Jason Day has a cast on his left hand to immobilize his injured thumb and isn't expected to return to competition until The Players Championship in three weeks.

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The Players moving to three-hole aggregate playoff

The Players moving to three-hole aggregate playoff

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem announced on April 16 that beginning this year The Players Championship will go into a three-hole, aggregate playoff in an event of a tie.

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Women's Midweek Report: Washington tops USC

Women's Midweek Report: Washington tops USC at Silverado Showdown

Welcome to Golfweek’s Women's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest women's college news.

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Campbell captures Big South title by 30 shots

Campbell captures Big South title in record-breaking fashion

Entering the season, Campbell had finished either first or second in conference championships 20 times in 22 seasons under head coach John Crooks.