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5 Things: Ishikawa, Merrick 3 back of Scott at API

5 Things: Ryo Ishikawa, John Merrick 3 back of Adam Scott; Henrik Stenson strong; more

With Tiger Woods withdrawing Tuesday, Adam Scott was left as the headliner of this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational. Thursday, he didn't disappoint, shooting 10-under 62 to take a three-shot lead on Ryo Ishikawa and John Merrick.

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Voila! Inbee Park takes clubhouse lead at Founders

Voila! Inbee Park takes clubhouse lead at JTBC Founders Cup

Inbee Park played in the shadows of Lydia Ko for much of her round, but four birdies over her last five holes led to a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead at the JTBC Founders Cup.

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Tracker: Scott cards 62, leads by 3 at Bay Hill

Tour Tracker: Arnold Palmer Invitational, Round 1

Will the trend of confident young players winning titles continue? Or will the likes of Bubba Watson, Justin Rose, Adam Scott or Graeme McDowell add a victory before the Masters? Follow our live blog from Bay Hill!

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Fighting flu, Scott ties record with 62 at Bay Hill

Fighting flu, Adam Scott ties record with 62 at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Suffering from mild flu symptoms, Adam Scott tied the tournament record with a 10-under 62 Thursday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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Brenny calls sexual-bias case award ‘vindicating’

Victory in sexual-bias case against Minnesota ‘vindicating,’ Katie Brenny says

Nearly three years after Katie Brenny brought a lawsuit alleging the University of Minnesota had fired her as women’s golf coach after learning she is a lesbian, she was awarded a maximum of $359,000 by Judge Thomas Sipkins of Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis.

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Allergies force Bubba Watson to WD at Bay Hill

Allergies force Bubba Watson to withdraw from Arnold Palmer Invitational

Bubba Watson withdrew shortly after his first round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Thursday at Bay Hill, citing allergies.

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Fitzpatrick fires 71 in first round at Bay Hill

Amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick fires 71 in first round at Bay Hill

Matthew Fitzpatrick, the 19-year-old amateur from England, is making his second PGA Tour start this week at Bay Hill. Thursday, the defending U.S. Amateur champ shot 1-under 71.

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USGA's Davis addresses concerns at LPGA meeting

USGA's Mike Davis addresses U.S. Women's Open concerns at LPGA meeting

LPGA commissioner Mike Whan invited USGA executive director Mike Davis to an LPGA player meeting this week at the JTBC Founders Cup to answer questions and ease concerns about this year's U.S Women's Open.

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Tiger has bulging disk in back, source says

Tiger Woods diagnosed with bulging disk in back, source says

Tiger Woods has been diagnosed with a bulging back disk and won’t need surgery, someone with knowledge of his condition said Thursday.

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Callaway X2 Hot Deep fairway woods

Callaway X2 Hot Deep fairway woods

X Hot Deep has become X2 Hot Deep for 2014. Along with the slight name change, there are new options in lofts: 12.5 (2Deep), 14.5 (3Deep) and 18.5 (5Deep).

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Georgia Southern seniors share special weekend

Georgia Southern seniors share special weekend

Georgia Southern seniors Will Evans and Hayden Anderson honor their late teammate, Thomas Sharkey, with holes-in-one and a win at the Schenkel Invitational.

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FootJoy releases the new FJ City golf shoe

FootJoy releases the new FJ City golf shoe

Inspired by a popular street-style shoe, FootJoy's FJ City was designed to enhance a player's style without sacrificing performance and function.

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Arkansas, Tubert defend at LSU Tiger Golf Classic

Arkansas, Tubert defend at LSU Tiger Golf Classic

Eight top-50 teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings will tee off at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic Friday through Sunday at the University Club in Baton Rouge, La., including defending champ Arkansas.

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SCORES: Arnold Palmer Invitational, Round 4

SCORES: Arnold Palmer Invitational, Round 4

Follow the leaderboard from the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla.

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Q&A with Masun Denison on Adidas' ballerina golf shoe

Q&A with Masun Denison on Adidas' ballerina golf shoe

Talking adidas Golf’s climacool ballerina golf shoe for women with Masun Denison, Director, Global Product marketing, Footwear at Adidas Golf.