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Ogilvy leads Barracuda Championship by 3 shots

Geoff Ogilvy leads Barracuda Championship by three shots

Geoff Ogilvy got up-and-down for birdie from a greenside bunker on the par-5 closing hole to take a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Barracuda Championship.

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Tiger reveals "new" driver in play at Bridgestone

Tiger Woods reveals "new" driver in play at Bridgestone

It's no secret that Tiger Woods has been struggling with his driver since returning from back surgery, but he revealed that he also has put a "new" driver in play this week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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Virginia grad Rosen captures Texas Women's Am

Recent Virginia grad, Portland Rosen, wins Texas Women’s Amateur

Portland Rosen won the Texas Golf Association Women’s State Amateur on Friday with a 3-and-2 victory over the Woodlands’ Kelly McGovern at Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas.

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Perry takes one-shot lead at 3M Championship

Kenny Perry takes one-shot lead at 3M Championship

Kenny Perry eagled the last hole after waiting out a thunderstorm to take a one-shot lead Saturday after the second round of the Champions Tour's 3M Championship.

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5 Things: McIlroy, Garcia set for a Sunday duel

5 Things: Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia set for a Sunday duel at Bridgestone

In what looks a lot like the recent Open Championship leaderboard, Sergio Garcia will be in the driver's seat and try to hold off Rory McIlroy on Sunday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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Hossler gets praise on Twitter after Western Am victory

Beau Hossler gets praise on Twitter after Western Am victory at The Bev

Less than two hours after Beau Hossler won the 112th Western Amateur, he was the talk of Twitter getting congratulatory tweets from Jordan Spieth and Mack Brown.

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Hossler rallies to win 112th Western Amateur title

Beau Hossler claims 112th Western Amateur Championship over Xander Schauffele at The Beverly Country Club

Beau Hossler, a standout Texas sophomore, beat Xander Schauffele 2 up to win the 112th Western Amateur Championship on Saturday -- his biggest amateur victory to date.

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Tee times: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, final round

Tee times: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, final round

For a second consecutive day, Tiger Woods will play a round with 2014 Masters champion Bubba Watson, while Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia are set for the final tee time of the 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday.

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America's dynamic duo finds struggles in 2014

America's dynamic duo – Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson – find struggles in 2014

Welcome to the 2014 PGA Tour season, the first since 1995 to be played without its dynamic duo in place, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

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Tracker: Garcia leads McIlroy by 3; Tiger posts 72

Tracker: Sergio Garcia leads Rory McIlroy by 3; Tiger Woods posts 72 at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Sergio Garcia extended his WGC-Bridgestone Invitational lead Saturday while Tiger Woods struggled in his quest to make the FedEx Cup playoffs and Ryder Cup team. Recap the highlights here!

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TaylorMade updates counterbalanced putters

TaylorMade releases updated counterbalanced putters

TaylorMade has updated three counterbalanced putters -- the Daddy Long Legs, Spider Blade and Spider Mallet -- using feedback from PGA Tour staffers such as Sergio Garcia and Jason Day.

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Hossler, Schauffele advance to Western Am final

Beau Hossler, Xander Schauffele advance to Western Amateur final at The Beverly in Chicago

Texas sophomore Beau Hossler and San Diego State senior Xander Schauffele advanced to the final of the 112th Western Amateur Championship at The Beverly Country Club.

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Schauffele could meet Hossler in Western final

Xander Schauffele could meet Beau Hossler in Western Amateur final match in Chicago

Rematch anyone? As the semifinals get underway, a rematch between Xander Schauffele and Beau Hossler could ensue if both players were to win their morning match at the Western Amateur.