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Stefani trending under old-school tutelage

Shawn Stefani trending on PGA Tour under old-school tutelage of Fred Marti

Shawn Stefani, 33, has been trending in the right direction, keeping his card in his final medical-exemption start last year with a fifth-place finish at the Shell Houston Open.

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Spieth trimming the fat, planning a tribute for Augusta

Jordan Spieth trimming the fat, planning a tribute for the Masters at Augusta National

At the Shell Houston Open, Jordan Spieth has one eye on the Masters, where in 2014 he held the lead on the front nine Sunday in his debut performance.

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Garcia remains focused on Shell Houston Open before turning to Augusta

Sergio Garcia remains focused on PGA Tour's Shell Houston Open before turning to the Masters at Augusta

It’s that time of year. Along with the blooming of the azaleas, there is the annual discussion of who will win his first major, and no one seems more overdue than Sergio Garcia.

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Self-belief key in Matt Every's victory at Bay Hill

Self-belief key in Matt Every's victory at Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill

Thanks to a final-round 66 and some self-belief, Matt Every won his second straight Arnold Palmer Invitational Sunday at Bay Hill.

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Bay Hill repeat shows Every's growth in life and golf

Bay Hill repeat shows PGA Tour player Matt Every's growth in life and golf

Matt Every is a different player and person than he was a year ago at the PGA Tour's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

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Masters prep: McIlroy likes idea of building up to Augusta

Masters 2015 prep: World No. 1 Rory McIlroy likes idea of building up to Augusta National

Rory McIlroy wouldn't call himself the favorite for the upcoming Masters, but he likes the idea of building up to his best form by the time he reaches Augusta National.

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Brooks Koepka withdraws from API with dislocated rib

Brooks Koepka withdraws from Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill with dislocated rib

Brooks Koepka withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational Sunday a Bay Hill with a dislocated rib.

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With sharp game and humor, Stenson takes API lead

With sharp game and humor, Henrik Stenson takes Arnold Palmer Invitational lead

Henrik Stenson took the 54-hole lead during the third round of the PGA Tour's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill with his sharp play and after showed off his sharp sense of humor.

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Frustration marks Rory McIlroy's round at Bay Hill

Frustration marks Rory McIlroy's round at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Rory McIlroy's third round at the PGA Tour's Arnold Palmer Invitational was marked by frustration after a stretch of three straight bogeys.

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Hogan's victory at Pinehurst 75 years ago sparked Hall of Fame career

Ben Hogan's victory at Pinehurst 75 years ago sparked Hall of Fame career

Down on his luck and at the verge of going broke again, Ben Hogan won the 1940 North and South Open at Pinehurst No. 2, a victory that was instrumental in his career.

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Bound for glory, Morgan Hoffmann extends API lead

Bound for glory, Morgan Hoffmann extends lead in Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill

Morgan Hoffmann backed up an opening 66 with a 7-under 65 extends his lead to three strokes Friday in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

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Mr. Popularity: Haas remakes image of Presidents Cup captain

Jay Haas remakes image of Presidents Cup captain

As Jay Haas remakes the image of a Presidents Cup captain (gasp! no major!), peers laud his inherent trait: humility.

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Rory McIlroy relishes Bay Hill debut, with eye on Augusta

Rory McIlroy relishes debut at Bay Hill PGA Tour stop, with eye on Augusta and Masters

Rory McIlroy calls his first start in the PGA Tour's Arnold Palmer Invitational "a long time coming."

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Earning his place: Saunders charts own path to PGA Tour

Earning his place: Sam Saunders charts own path to PGA Tour

Sam Saunders, aka Arnold Palmer's grandson, charts his own path onto the PGA Tour – after some tough love from The King.

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Self-belief powers Ernst to Valspar Championship contention

Self-belief powers Derek Ernst to PGA Tour's Valspar Championship contention

Derek Ernst chases Ryan Moore and Jordan Spieth at the PGA Tour's Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla., as he looks for his second PGA Tour victory.

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Instruction: Saunders blends fundamentals, flexibility

Instruction: Arnold Palmer's grandson Sam Saunders blends fundamentals, flexibility in golf swing

Arnold Palmer's grandson Sam Saunders benefits from sound fundamentals and a dose of hot yoga. They helped him find his way to the PGA Tour.

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McIlroy points to lack of rhythm, tentativeness after 73 at Doral

Rory McIlroy points to his lack of rhythm, tentativeness after 73 at Doral

Rory McIlroy, a week removed from missing Honda Classic cut, opens WGC-Cadillac Championship with 1-over 73 after a first-nine, 4-over 40.

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Lipsky brings well-worn passport, keen short game to Tour

PGA Tour's David Lipsky brings well-worn passport, keen short game to WGC-Cadillac

American David Lipsky played two PGA Tour events in Asia last fall, but he is set to make his debut on home soil at the Cadillac Championship this week.

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At Doral, Lahiri carries the torch for Indian golf

At Doral, Anirban Lahiri carries the torch for Indian golf on the PGA Tour

Anirban Lahiri, the 35th-ranked player in the world, hails from India and has rocketed into relevancy with victories at the Maybank Malaysian Open and his national open, the Hero Indian Open.

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Putnam brothers blend family time into PGA Tour life

Putnam brothers blend family time into PGA Tour life

The Putnam brothers bring a spirited rivalry to the PGA Tour, golf's biggest stage.

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Nicklaus' love of ice cream leads to own brand

Jack Nicklaus' love of ice cream leads to the launch of his own brand

Even Jack Nicklaus, golf’s Superman, has his version of kryptonite. It has been said that Nicklaus never walks by a clubhouse buffet without grabbing a scoop or two of ice cream. Now the Golden Bear is giving in and sharing his love of ice cream with the public.

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From shoe salesman to PGA Tour champion, Hahn breaks through

From shoe salesman to PGA Tour champion, John Hahn breaks through at Northern Trust Open

James Hahn, a former down-on-his-luck shoe salesman, outlasted Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey in a playoff Sunday at Riviera Country Club to win the Northern Trust Open and notch his first PGA Tour victory.

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Goosen keeps Northern Trust lead as he eyes 1st Tour title since 2009

Retief Goosen keeps Northern Trust Open lead as he eyes 1st PGA Tour title since 2009

Retief Goosen moved closer to his first PGA Tour victory since 2009 by carding a 2-under 69 on Saturday and taking a two-shot lead after 54 holes of the Northern Trust Open.

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Russell Henley to rock with O.A.R. at Riviera

Russell Henley to rock with O.A.R. on stage after Northern Trust Open's third round

Russell Henley will play the guitar on stage with rock back O.A.R. for a concert following the third round of the PGA Tour's 2015 Northern Trust Open.

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Spieth, Thomas trade jabs, soak in test of Riviera

Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas trade jabs, soak in test of Northern Trust Open

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth are fueled by a friendly rivalry at the PGA Tour's 2015 Northern Trust Open, and enjoy the test at Riviera Country Club.

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Northern Trust Open leaders relied on long game

Statistics show PGA Tour's Northern Trust Open leaders relied on long game

Five of the six leaders through the first round of the PGA Tour's 2015 Northern Trust Open ranked well in strokes gained tee-to-green, stressing the importance of the tee shot in relation to putting.

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Couples copes with missed Ryder Cup captaincy bid

Fred Couples copes with missed Ryder Cup captaincy bid, Davis Love III reflects on lessons learned

Fred Couples and Davis Love III discuss the the 2016 Ryder Cup captaincy at the PGA Tour's 2015 Northern Trust Open.

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70 years after assault on Iwo Jima, Hebert's exploits stand out

70 years after assault on Iwo Jima, Hebert's exploits stand out

Jay Hebert and Lloyd Mangrum were great warriors for our country as well as great champions on the PGA Tour.

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Sergio Garcia at 35: Chasing rhythm and confidence

Sergio Garcia at 35: Looking for rhythm, confidence, major title

Sergio Garcia turned 35 in January, a reminder that his scissor-kicking days at the PGA Championship at Medinah Country Club were more than 15 years ago.

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Who was that guy? Early-season Tiger observations

Who was that guy? Early-season Tiger Woods observations

Tiger Woods needs to hit the reset button – again – after an abbreviated season opener marred by chipping yips.

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Instruction: Homa blends old and new

Instruction: PGA Tour rookie Max Homa blends old and new

PGA Tour rookie Max Homa mixes old and new swing mechanics. Homa is a Ben Hogan disciple trying to make his swing more modern and repeatable.

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Goydos brings light heart to Champions Tour

Paul Goydos brings light heart to Champions Tour

With his Champions Tour victory at the Allianz Championship on Feb. 8, Paul Goydos has matched his two PGA Tour wins. What took him 507 starts against the flat bellies required just 12 attempts since joing the 50-and-over tour.

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Tiger drops from OWGR top 60, faces schedule questions

Tiger Woods drops from OWGR top 60, faces schedule questions

Tiger Woods' 2015 PGA Tour schedule comes into question after his withdrawal from the Farmers Insurance Open and subsequent departure from the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

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Tiger Woods cites lower-back pain after WD at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods cites lower-back pain after WD at Torrey Pines for PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open

Tiger Woods withdrew from the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open on Thursday on his 12th hole. He had been wincing in apparent pain and holding his lower right back after many of his full swings.

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Gunn Yang's goal in PGA Tour debut: make the cut

U.S. Amateur champion Gunn Yang's goal in PGA Tour debut: make the cut at Torrey Pines

U.S. Amateur champion Gunn Yang wants to make the cut in his PGA Tour debut at the Farmers Insurance Open, but he's also hoping for more.

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Rahm ends week of a lifetime with Phoenix top 5

Jon Rahm ends week of a lifetime with top 5 at Phoenix Open

What a week for Jon Rahm at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The Arizona State junior carded a 3-under 68 en route to a tie for fifth place at 12-under 272, three strokes behind winner Brooks Koepka.

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Bradley hustles from Phoenix Open for Super Bowl dream

Keegan Bradley hustles out of TPC Scottsdale to live Super Bowl dream

Keegan Bradley never dreamed he would get to attend a Super Bowl, let alone see his beloved New England Patriots play for the title.

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Laird at home and leading in Phoenix

It's Martin Laird's neighborhood, and it could be his year

Martin Laird rode a hot putter to a 3-under 68 and a three-stroke lead over a trio of players heading into the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Rahm in contention, showing shades of young Mickelson

Jon Rahm in contention, showing shades of young Phil Mickelson

Jon Rahm is in contention entering the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and will try to make history on Sunday.

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Molinari's ace: 'Something you don't see every day'

Francesco Molinari's ace at 16: 'Something you don't see every day'

Francesco Molinari's hole-in-one at TPC Scottsdale's 16th was the shot heard round the course on Saturday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Haney: No quick fix for Tiger's chip yips

Hank Haney: No quick fix for Tiger Woods' chip yips

Tiger Woods' former coach Hank Haney made comments about Woods' recent struggles Saturday on his radio show, including saying that Woods has the chip yips among other holes in his game.

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Class of 2011 making a name for itself on Tour

The high school Class of 2011, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger, are making a name for itself on the PGA Tour

The high school graduating Class of 2011 is having success on the PGA Tour. Believe it or not, that class includes Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger, all of whom are in contention at the Phoenix Open.

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Amateur Rahm to play the weekend at Phoenix Open

Arizona State junior Jon Rahm will play the weekend at the Phoenix Open after making the cut

Jon Rahm, an Arizona State junior, will play the weekend at the Waste Management Phoenix Open as he carded a 3-under 68 in the second round at TPC Scottsdale.

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Woods shoots 82 at Phoenix Open for highest score as pro

Tiger Woods shot an 82, his career-worst round during the Waste Management Phoenix Open second-round

Tiger Woods shot 11-over 82 at TPC Scottsdale in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. It was the highest round of his career, and he missed the 36-hole cut for just the 13th time worldwide.

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Tiger's keys to making cut in Phoenix

Schupak: Tiger Woods' keys to making the cut in Phoenix

After a poor first round, Tiger Woods will need better performance off the tee and around the green to make the cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Palmer buys a round at No. 16; leads in Phoenix

Ryan Palmer buys a round at No. 16; leads in Phoenix

Ryan Palmer, for one, hasn’t let the PGA Tour stop him from interracting with the crowd at the Waste Management Phoenix Open as he passed out $10 bills attached to golf balls for fans to buy beer.

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Woods struggles, but shoots 73 at Phoenix Open

Tiger Woods shoots 73 at the first round of the Phoenix Open as he struggled early and often at TPC Scottsdale

Tiger Woods managed to shoot a 2-over 73 in the first round of the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale showing his game may need some time to be competitive-round ready.

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Hoffmann wins best prop on 16 at Phoenix Open

Morgan Hoffmann sported an oversized orange hat on No. 16 in honor of his alma mater Oklahoma State Thursday during the first round of the Phoenix Open

Hats off to Morgan Hoffmann who won best prop at TPC Scottsdale’s 16th hole with an oversized orange Styrofoam hat in honor of his alma mater Oklahoma State.

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Mickelson rallies after early problems at Phoenix Open

Phil Mickelson rallies after early problems at Waste Management Phoenix Open

Phil Mickelson rallied from a sluggish start Thursday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open to shoot 2-under 69 at TPC Scottsdale.

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Spieth looking for third consecutive title in Phoenix

Technically, Jordan Spieth is looking for his third consectuive title at the Phoenix Open this week in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Technically, Jordan Spieth is looking to win for a third consecutive win, but with all eyes on Tiger Woods this week at the Phoenix Open, even Spieth forgot about his winning streak.

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