News for Thursday, April 3, 2014

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Masters 2014: Odds to win at Augusta National

Odds to win the 2014 Masters at Augusta National

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Wie 'more appreciative' after 67 to open Kraft

The LPGA no longer revolves around the comings and goings of Michelle Wie. But her 5-under 67 in Thursday's first round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship showed Wie, 24, still moves the needle like no other.

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5 Things: Haas, Hoffman lead Shell Houston Open

Bill Haas and Charley Hoffman each shot 7-under 65 to grab a share of the first-round lead Thursday at the Shell Houston Open while Phil Mickelson went bogey-free en route to a 68.

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Tracker: Haas, Hoffman fires 66s for Houston lead

Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and a strong field will take aim at winning the PGA Tour's Shell Houston Open to build momentum going into next week's Masters -- follow the highlights right here!

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Yin, 15, keeps smiling in 68 at Kraft Nabisco

This isn’t Angel Yin’s first time making headlines. At age 13, she qualified for the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open; last year she won a junior qualifier to get into the Kraft Nabisco Championship and went on to make the cut.

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Doherty leads as rain delays NH Collection opener

Having earned a spot on European Tour in November thanks to his 12th attempt at Q-School, Scotland's Jack Doherty took the lead after Thursday's rain-shortened opener at the NH Collection Open.

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Masters vets: First-timers must learn on fly

Plenty of big names in golf have failed to bring their "A" game along on their inaugural trip to Augusta National. This year's crop of Masters rookies ranges from PGA Tour winners Jordan Spieth and Kevin Stadler to foreign amateur-title winners Garrick Porteous and Chang-Woo Lee.

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Oklahoma State headlines field at SMU Invitational

Oklahoma State and Julie Yang returns to the SMU Invitational to defend its title.

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Coastal Carolina to defend at Rebel Intercollegiate

Mississippi will host the Rebel Intercollegiate Friday through Sunday, bringing four top-50 teams to the Ole Miss Golf Course in Oxford, Miss.

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Whan: LPGA's major won't leave Dinah Shore

LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said the tour will return to Mission Hills in 2015. There will be another leap into Poppie’s Pond.

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2014 Masters: Live television schedule

In addition to live scoring and video streaming on Masters.com, as well as a free mobile app, here is the live television schedule for Masters week (April 7-13).

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Nike Golf adds the TW'14 Mesh to TW'14 collection

Are you a fan of the TW ’14 golf shoe? On April 3, Nike Golf announced the newest member of the TW ’14 family – the TW ’14 Mesh.

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Svensson finds great success at Barry

Adam Svensson was supposed to play D-I golf at UNLV, but after some misfortune, he found himself at Barry University. He has found great success – including six victories with the Bucs.

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2014 Masters: Complete field chart

A complete look at the 2014 field for the Masters, including results from the past 10 years (if applicable) at Augusta National.

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Augusta Invitational draws strong field

Some of the nation's top talent will compete at the 3M Augusta Invitational on Saturday and Sunday at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.

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Sanderson Farms Championship plans move

The PGA Tour's Sanderson Farms Championship, which moved its date to October when its title sponsor renewed last fall, is planning to change locations as well to Country Club of Jackson.

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Masters Roundtable: Tiger's future at Augusta

Tiger Woods is still grabbing the bulk of the attention prior to the Masters -- our staff of experts decided to debate a few key questions facing the four-time winner in the future at Augusta National.

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UCLA faces loaded ASU Invitational without Lee

Seven top-10 teams will compete in the Ping/ASU Invitational, but UCLA will do so without freshman Alison Lee.

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Alabama refreshed for Mason Rudolph

Vanderbilt will look to repeat as it hosts the Mason Rudolph Championship, but will have to get past the Alabama Crimson Tide, who are coming off of Spring Break.

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Porteous looks to break British Am slump in Masters

A two-time British Amateur winner explains a few keys to Garrick Porteous becoming just the third player to use the champion's invite to the Masters and make the cut during the last 33 years -- despite having history against him.

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Liz Murphey Collegiate changed to match play

Josh Brewer had decided to transform the Liz Murphey Collegiate even before the final word came out last fall that the NCAA Women’s Championship would transition to match play in 2015.

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Simpson's scripted apparel for 2014 Masters

It’s an All-American look for Webb Simpson at the Masters, April 10-13. At Augusta, he’ll wear different reds, white and blues from Izod for the first major of the year.

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Terra Cotta next up on national circuit

With many of the nation’s top-ranked juniors and an improved mix of highly-ranked mid-amateurs and collegiate stars, the Terra Cotta kicks off Friday from Naples National Golf Club.

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SCORES: Shell Houston Open, final round

Follow the leaderboard from the Shell Houston Open in Texas on PGA Tour.

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Snedeker leaves Bay Hill with positivity for Masters

Brandt Snedeker gain positive thoughts about his putting in advance of the Masters while improving his ranking to 76th as he left Bay Hill -- where he tied for eighth to earn his first top-10 finish of the season.

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Caddie Hayes helps push Henley to Masters

Earlier this season, Russell Henley was beginning to feel a same sinking sensation that he couldn't return to Augusta National in April. Now Henley his invitation is in the mail, thanks to a Honda Classic playoff win in March.