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Arizona State leads Thunderbird; Balicki honored

Arizona State leads Thunderbird; Golfweek's Ron Balicki honored

Arizona State opened with a 13-under 271 Friday to take a seven-shot lead at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational at Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz.

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Mirim Lee leads Lydia Ko by 2 at Founders Cup

Mirim Lee leads Lydia Ko by 2 shots at Founders Cup

Mirim Lee shot a 5-under 67 on Friday in the JTBC Founders Cup to take a two-stroke lead over Lydia Ko into the weekend.

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Fred Couples fires 66, takes lead at Fallen Oak

Fred Couples fires 66, takes lead at Fallen Oak

Fred Couples bolted to the front of the pack on Friday at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at Fallen Oak. The 54-year-old Couples shot a 6-under 66 to take a two-shot lead in nearly ideal conditions.

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Alabama headlines field at Linger Longer Invitational

Alabama headlines field at Linger Longer Invitational

Alabama headlines a field that includes seven top 50 teams at the Linger Longer Invitational at the Great Waters Golf Club at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga.

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Heckler prompts Na to request security at Bay Hill

Heckler prompts Kevin Na to request security at Bay Hill

A week after earning a warning for slow play, Kevin Na was heckled by an unruly member of the gallery on several occasions Friday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and requested security follow his group.

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Adam Scott (68) continues to dismantle Bay Hill

Adam Scott (68) continues to dismantle Bay Hill, leads by seven shots

While it wasn't a 10-under 62, Adam Scott's 4-under 68 allowed him to keep his foot on the collective throat of his competition at Bay Hill, with the World No. 2 taking a seven-shot lead into the weekend.

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Arnold Palmer Invitational: Tee times, Saturday

Arnold Palmer Invitational: Tee times, Saturday

Here are the tee times and pairings for the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Saturday at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Fla.

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5 Things: Scott puts foot on gas; Saunders shines; more

5 Things: Adam Scott puts foot on gas at Bay Hill; Sam Saunders shines; more

A day after shooting 10-under 62 to tie the tournament record, Adam Scott added to his lead Friday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Friday's second round at Bay Hill.

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Tracker: Scott (68) extends lead to 7 at API

Tour Tracker: Arnold Palmer Invitational, Round 2 at Bay Hill

Adam Scott fought through mild flu symptoms to card an opening-round, 10-under 62 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Can he keep it up Friday at Bay Hill? Follow now!

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Jack Fleck, winner of 1955 U.S. Open, dies at 92

Jack Fleck, winner of 1955 U.S. Open, dies at 92

Jack Fleck, who won the 1955 U.S. Open in a playoff with Ben Hogan, has died. He was 92.

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Hadley's bumpy journey could lead to Augusta

Chesson Hadley's bumpy journey could lead to Augusta National

Rookie Chesson Hadley has had plenty of bumps in his road to his current T-2 standing at Bay Hill – yet the Georgia Tech grad is still within striking distance of a spot in next month's Masters.

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Putter big as Bradley cards 2nd-round 67 at Bay Hill

Putter big as Keegan Bradley cards second-round 67 at Bay Hill

When Keegan Bradley finished up play Friday afternoon at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, he had the round of the day, a 5-under 67 that included six birdies and one bogey.

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Notebook: Robertson picks up the Kent State torch

Notebook: Experienced Robertson picks up the Kent State torch

In college golf, they rarely come as experienced as Greg Robertson, who is leading the charge for Kent State this season.

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Annika Award Watch List: March 21, 2014

Annika Award Watch List: Vandy's Feng coming into her own

It took a few months of school and tournament play for Vanderbilt freshman Simin Feng to find her comfort zone, but now with a victory under her belt and the academic load less overwhelming, Feng is a force to be reckoned with.

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Haskins Award Watch List: March 21, 2014

Haskins Award Watch List: Rodgers, Robledo battling for top spot

While Stanford's Patrick Rodgers stays atop the list, Houston's Roman Robledo and Cal's Joel Stalter both make big moves on this week's Haskins Award Watch List.

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South Africa, Day 1: In Cape Town, thrills and thieves

South Africa, Day 1: In Cape Town, thrills and thieves

Now settled in on a two-week trip to South Africa, our Martin Kaufmann took in Cape Town with a walk and found himself confronted with a plethora of panhandlers.

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Callaway Golf's Zing Polo uses Opti-Series technology

Callaway Golf's Zing Polo uses Opti-Series technology

Callaway apparel has incorporated its Opti-Series technology into its latest Zing polo for spring 2014.

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TaylorMade Ghost Spider Si putter

TaylorMade Ghost Spider Si putter

The newest member of TaylorMade's Ghost Spider family of putters – the white-headed Ghost Spider Si mallet – is a high MOI (moment of inertia) putter with a counter-balanced grip.