News for Saturday, April 5, 2014

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Kraft marquee: Thompson, Wie share lead

Sunday's final round of the first major of the LPGA season could produce quite the one-on-one matchup, as Lexi Thompson and Michelle Wie will begin the day tied for the lead at 10 under and two shots clear of the field.

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Kraft Nabisco Champ.: Tee times, final round

Co-leaders Lexi Thompson and Michelle Wie will anchor the final round of the first major of the LPGA season, the Kraft Nabisco Championship -- see all the final-round tee times here.

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5 Things: Kuchar smiles; Stefani stays course; more

Matt Kuchar was all smiles Saturday while opening a four-shot lead; Shawn Stefani stuck to his guns while seeking Tour status; plus more in 5 Things to know from Saturday's third round of the Shell Houston Open.

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Shell Houston Open: Tee times, final round

Leader Matt Kuchar will bring up the rear among the tee times and groupings for Sunday's final round of the PGA Tour's Shell Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas.

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Tracker: Kuchar pulls away at Shell Houston Open

With the Masters looming next week, Matt Kuchar built a five-shot lead Saturday that he'll try to keep for a Shell Houston Open win that would give him momentum heading to Augusta National.

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In sun, Nixon moves to NH Collection lead

Matthew Nixon of England will carry a one-shot lead into the NH Collection Open's final round after his 65 moved him to the top of the leaderboard on European Tour, just ahead of Marco Crespi of Italy.

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Fitzpatrick takes a pragmatic view of his future

Even Matthew Fitzpatrick, 19, finds it hard to believe he will tee it up in next week’s Masters, plus starts in the U.S. Open and Open Championship, the rewards that go with winning America’s national amateur.

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Fallon holes out from bunker, caught on tape

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," should have written a "thank you note" to the golf gods on his April 4 show after he holed out from the bunker.

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Amateur records two aces in single round

John Ponter hit two holes-in-one in one round at the Oyster Bay Golf Links in Sunset Beach, N.C.

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Player diary: Bethany Wu (Part 6)

Bethany Wu discusses the KNC Champions Junior Challenge, her schooling and her upcoming tournament – the AJGA's Thunderbird International Junior.

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Fowler’s scripted apparel for 2014 Masters

Would you expect anything but bright, fun colors from Puma Golf for Rickie Fowler at the Masters? He his apparel from Wednesday through Sunday at Augusta National.

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Masters Roundtable: Surprises on tap at Augusta?

In our Masters preview roundtable for Saturday, our writers offer up thoughts on some surprise performances that could be in store at Augusta National, a course that has yielded drama even if it isn't kind to most first-timers.

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Amateurs' bios, 2014 Masters at Augusta National

Six amateurs will compete in the 2014 Masters, all of them making their first start at Augusta National. Here is a closer look at each of the six amateur participants.

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Facts & figures, Masters 2014 at Augusta National

Facts and figures for the 78th Masters April 10-13 at par-72, 7,435-yard Augusta National Golf Club:

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10 storylines, Masters 2014 at Augusta National

Ten storylines during the 78th Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, to be played April 10-13:

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By the numbers, Masters 2014 at Augusta National

A look at the Masters and Augusta National by the numbers before the 2014 tournament gets under way.

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20 top contenders, Masters 2014 at Augusta National

A look at 20 players expected to contend in the Masters on April 10-13 at Augusta National Golf Club, including Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and defending champion Adam Scott.