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Hungry, worldly Washington could stage NCAA upset

Hungry, worldly Washington could stage NCAA women's upset

It all comes down to Tulsa, where Washington will play in the national championship for the first time since 2011. An NCAA Championship amounts to 72 holes on a difficult course with pressure to succeed.

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2014 NCAA women's championship: Staff predictions

2014 NCAA women's championship: Staff predictions

The women's NCAA Championship begins Tuesday at Tulsa (Okla) Country Club. Our college golf experts make some predictions for the 72-hole event.

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USC, UCLA, Duke loom as NCAA women's favorites

USC, UCLA, Duke loom as favorites at NCAA Women's Championships

Among an elite foursome in the women’s game, three occupy the top spots in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings -- USC, UCLA and Duke -- as well as favorites at this week's NCAA D-I Women's Championship.

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Staying present may have advantages for USC

Annie Park, USC staying in the present may have advantages in Tulsa

USC's Annie Park is not living in the past, and with head coach Andrea Gaston talking about staying in the present, this could be an advantage for USC to possibly repeat as NCAA champions at Tulsa Country Club this week.

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Barber partners with Target to wear C9 by Champion

Blayne Barber partners with Target to wear C9 by Champion

Web.com Tour player Blayne Barber will start wearing C9 by Champion, a Target brand exclusive, as part of a partnership.

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Kansas State tabs Memphis' Robbins as men's coach

Kansas State tabs Memphis' Grant Robbins as men's golf coach

Grant Robbins, who sent 15 seasons as the head men's golf coach at Memphis, has accepted the same position at Kansas State, the school announced Monday.

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Winner's Style: Brendon Todd at Byron Nelson

Winner's Style: Brendon Todd at Byron Nelson Championship

Brendon Todd won the HP Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday in Ashworth apparel and FootJoy's DryJoys Tour golf shoes. See the complete list of apparel.

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Tiger: Back pain no longer 'debilitating'

Tiger Woods: Back pain no longer 'debilitating' after surgery, still no timetable for return to PGA Tour

Tiger Woods says his back pain is no longer "debilitating" -- but as he posted on his blog two weeks ago, the 14-time major champion says he has no date for his return from back surgery.

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Scott ascends to No. 1, but staying there will be tough

Adam Scott ascends to No. 1, but staying there will be tough

Tiger Woods has held down the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Rankings for 669 weeks in his career. Adam Scott overtook him on Monday, but will the Aussie follow the same path as Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer?

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Game's big names struggle to find form

Dufner to Snedeker, big names on PGA Tour struggle to find form

Some marquee names have been quiet in recent months; Brandt Snedeker among them, he says his struggles and those of Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, and Jason Dufner point to golf's fickleness.