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Woods' savior Friday: Short game 'good again'

Tiger Woods' savior Friday at Honda Classic: A short game that's 'good again'

Never one to hang his head and throw in the towel, Tiger Woods refused to go quietly Friday en route to a difficult second-round 69 that lifted him past the cut at the Honda Classic on PGA Tour.

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Honda Classic: Tee times, Saturday's 3rd round

Honda Classic: Tee times, Saturday's 3rd round

Leader Rory McIlroy tees off last alongside Brendon de Jonge for Saturday's third round of the Honda Classic, with Tiger Woods in the day's first twosome. Here are complete tee times and pairings from the PGA Tour.

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5 Things: McIlroy maintains; Woods sneaks in; more

5 Things: Rory McIlroy maintains; Tiger Woods sneaks in as Phil Mickelson MCs; more from Honda Classic

Rory McIlroy maintained his 1-shot lead in the second round of the Honda Classic as Brendon de Jonge rose to second, while Tiger Woods sneaks in under the cut and Phil Mickelson MCs. Here are 5 Things to know from the PGA Tour.

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Tiger Tracker: Honda Classic, second round

Tiger Tracker: Honda Classic, second round

Rory McIlroy starts Friday's second round of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic with a one-shot lead -- while Tiger Woods must gain some ground if he is to make the cut. Follow the highlights right here!

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McDowells expecting baby girl in August

McDowells expecting baby girl in August

It’s a girl! Graeme McDowell revealed on Friday that he and his wife Kristin are expecting their first child together in August.

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Fisher leads Tshwane Open by 1 after 2 rounds

Ross Fisher leads Tshwane Open by 1 after 2 rounds

Ross Fisher of England stormed home with an eagle-birdie-birdie-par finish to grab a one-shot lead in the Tshwane Open after the second round on Friday.

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McIlroy credits maturity for better play in 2014

Rory McIlroy credits maturity for better play in 2014

What’s different about Rory McIlroy in 2014? That’s easy: everything. McIlroy is 11 under (63-66) through 36 holes at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., at PGA National.

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Notebook: Ohio State opens facility, logs victory

Women's Notebook: Ohio State opens indoor facility, logs victory

In Big 10 country, considerable stock is placed in the quality of golf that can be created away from the elements. As Ohio State’s indoor facility nears completion, the Buckeyes’ stock is also rising.

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Annika Award Watch List: Feb. 28, 2014

Annika Award Watch List: Mariah Stackhouse is a contender

An easy way to focus on the process is to forget about the prize waiting at the finish line. Stanford sophomore Mariah Stackhouse has done all throughout this Annika Award race and last week when she won the UC Irvine Invitational for a sponsor's exemption into the LPGA's Kia Classic.

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Galvin Green's new Aron jacket designed with Gore-Tex technology

Galvin Green's new Aron jacket designed with Gore-Tex technology

Galvin Green's new Aron jacket was designed by golfers for golfers. This full-zip, stretch-fabric, shell-layer jacket features Gore-Tex Paclite Technology.

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Martin's life story heavy in golf, service to country

Walt Martin was part of a distinct foursome on the Gulfport (Miss.) High School golf team. It's only part of Martin's intriguing life story, which is heavy in golf and service to his country.

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UCLA takes pride in taking down rival USC

UCLA takes pride in taking down rival USC

The UCLA Bruins' win at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate was special partly because it snapped their rival USC Trojans' eight-tournament win streak.

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Haskins Award Watch List: Feb. 28, 2014

Haskins Award Watch List: Patrick Rodgers on top shakes up list

After a week without a lot of movement on the Haskins Award Watch List, Patrick Rodgers jumps to the top of the list as a freshman plays his way into the top five.

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Webb maintains 2-stroke lead at HSBC Champions

Karrie Webb maintains 2-stroke lead at HSBC Champions

Karrie Webb recovered from a back-nine lapse to card a 3-under 69 and maintain her lead at the HSBC Women's Champions after Friday's second round.

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'Sport Science' showcases adidas jacket

'Sport Science' shows how adidas' climawarm+ jacket works

"Sport Science" is an ESPN series focusing on athletes actions, events and equipment testing. In this episode host John Brenkus runs two tests with PGA Tour Player Jason Day and Adidas' new climawarm+ outerwear.

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Tait: Dyson might win, but peers will remain wary

Tait: Dyson might win, but peers will remain wary

Simon Dyson is trying to make amends for past sins the best way he knows how: with his golf clubs. The Englishman is in contention to win his seventh European Tour title, although Dyson probably never will be fully forgiven for his act of lunacy in 2013.