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Kiawah Island Classic brings 36 teams to S.C.

Kiawah Island Classic brings 36 teams to South Carolina

Five teams from the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings' top 100 will compete in the 54-hole Kiawah Island Classic Sunday Through Tuesday at the Kiawah Island (S.C.) Golf Resort.

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Illinois looks to bounce back at USF Invitational

Illinois looks to bounce back at USF Invitational

The Illinois Fighting Illini headline a strong field that will tee off at the USF Invitational Sunday through Tuesday at the Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Dade City, Fla.

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5 Things: McIlroy holds on to Honda Classic lead

5 Things: McIlroy holds on to Honda Classic lead; Henley in final group; more

Rory McIlroy did what he needed to Saturday at the Honda Classic, carding a 1-under 69 in windy afternoon conditions at PGA National to increase his lead from one to two shots.

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Tee times: Honda Classic, final round

Tee times: Honda Classic, final round

Complete tee times for Sunday's final round of the PGA Tour's 2014 Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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Tracker: McIlroy keeps lead, Woods fires 65

Tour Tracker: Honda Classic, Saturday's third round on PGA Tour

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

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Analytics show putting's importance overstated

Analytics show putting's importance on PGA Tour overstated

New analytics indicate that for the pros, putting's importance on the PGA Tour has been overstated.

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Garcia on new Trump National Doral: 'More challenging'

Sergio Garcia on new Trump National Doral: 'More challenging'

His heart was on this week’s Honda Classic, but Sergio Garcia doesn’t deny that he had an eye on next week’s gathering at the famed Trump National Doral.

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Fisher takes commanding lead at Tshwane Open

Ross Fisher leads by 5 at Tshwane Open after 67

England’s Ross Fisher will take a commanding lead into the final round of the Tshwane Open after a third-round 5-under 67 at Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate in Centurion, South Africa.

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Grimmer (No. 25, 2015) commits to Ohio State

Will Grimmer (No. 25, Class of 2015) commits to Ohio State

Will Grimmer of Cincinnati has given a verbal commitment to play golf at Ohio State beginning in the fall of 2015.

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Woods closes on Honda leaders with 65

Tiger Woods closes on Honda leaders with third-round 65

Tiger Woods made sure there wouldn’t be another Sunday off on the PGA Tour. After surviving the 36-hole cut, Woods posted a 5-under 65 in the third round of the Honda Classic to climb within shouting distance of leader Rory McIlroy before he teed off.

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Kennesaw State headlines Colleton River Collegiate

Kennesaw State headlines Colleton River Collegiate

Michigan State draws teams from across the country as it prepares to host the Colleton River Collegiate at the Colleton River Dye Course in Bluffton, S.C.

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Webb leads Stanford by 1 at HSBC Champions

Webb, Stanford set up showdown at HSBC Champions

Karrie Webb and Angela Stanford were so close down the stretch Saturday at the HSBC Women's Champions, matching each other birdie for birdie, they have separated themselves slightly from the rest of the crowded leaderboard.

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Querencia Cabo Collegiate features Alabama

Querencia Cabo Collegiate features Alabama

The Crimson Tide will be looking to extend its winning streak to 12 Sunday through Tuesday at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate at the Querencia Golf Club in Los Cabos, Mexico.

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Second coming of ShotLink: Advanced analytics

Second coming of ShotLink: Advanced analytics on PGA Tour

The PGA Tour wants to use advanced analytics to take golf stats to the next level -- with statisticians such as Louis Riccio of Columbia able to work with the Tour's Ken Lovell in mirroring baseball's sabermetrics.