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Adam Schupak

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Spieth picks Crenshaw's mind about Augusta

Jordan Spieth is in love with Augusta National just like every other golfer with a pulse, but he has managed to focus enough to lean on a fellow Texas Longhorn, Ben Crenshaw, for some advice on course navigation.

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McIlroy: 'It's all there' for Masters win, no excuses

Rory McIlroy has pronounced himself fit to win his first green jacket: “Mind, body, equipment, it’s all there,” he said two days before the start of the Masters.

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Fun-loving Stenson takes Augusta's greens seriously

Henrik Stenson was a bundle of laughs on Tuesday at Augusta National, but knows that it will take a serious putting display to secure Sweden's first male major championship.

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A gesture Toski can accept: Revisit Augusta

"He never lets me pay him a dime," Ken Duke says of instructor Bob Toski, 87. But in 2009, when Duke qualified for his first Masters, Toski thought of a gesture he'd accept: "Take me to Augusta," he asked.

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Cabrera, Augusta National a perfect match

Angel Cabrera, who studied Augusta under the late Seve Ballesteros and always seems to be at his best in the Masters, thinks he has ‘one more’ green jacket in him.

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Arnie's ceremonial tee shot to mark 50 years

Arnold Palmer is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his last of four green jackets at Augusta National, a Masters win that also turned out to be his final of seven major titles.

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Caddie Hayes helps push Henley to Masters

Earlier this season, Russell Henley was beginning to feel a same sinking sensation that he couldn't return to Augusta National in April. Now Henley his invitation is in the mail, thanks to a Honda Classic playoff win in March.

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Schupak: World Golf HOF struggles with its identity

With light attendance and a few controversial inductions, the World Golf Hall of Fame grapples with its place in the game.

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Na picks up pace, yet reputation remains

Kevin Na, who became golf's poster boy for slow play at the 2012 Players Championship and was put on the clock at last week's Valspar Championship, enjoyed a lighthearted poke at the topic from Sunday's gallery at Bay Hill.

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Heckler prompts 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

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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After T-8, Manassero heads home before Masters

After a T-8 at the Valspar Championship, Matteo Manassero headed home to Italy for a few weeks off and then will warm up for the Masters at the Shell Houston Open.

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Achoo!!! Sabbatini sneezes, injures rib at Valspar

Rory Sababatini (7-over 78) had already been dealing with a neck injury, and to add injury to insult, he sneezed on No. 14 and injured a rib on Sunday at the Valspar Championship.

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5 Things: Garrigus keeps lead at Valspar

Despite a slow-play warning and two missed short putts in the final seven holes, Robert Garrigus maintained the lead after 54 holes at the Valspar Championship.

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Goosen cards 64 to climb Valspar leaderboard

Retief Goosen shot his best round of the year, a bogey-free, 7-under 64, to climb up the leaderboard early in the third round of the Valspar Championship.

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5 Things: Hadley wins Puerto Rico for 1st Tour title

Rookie Chesson Hadley nearly skipped the Puerto Rico Open. He’s happy he changed his mind after shooting a 67 in the final round for his first PGA Tour victory.

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Homa plays in 2 hours Sunday in Puerto Rico

Max Homa and caddie Joe Greiner finished the final round of the 2014 Puerto Rico Open in less than two hours -- near a PGA Tour record.

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5 Things: Hadley leads big names in Puerto Rico

Despite the missed opportunity at the last hole, Chesson Hadley converted enough putts to shoot a bogey-free 67 and grab the 54-hole lead by one shot over Danny Lee at the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open.

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5 Things: Driscoll fires 63 to take Puerto Rico lead

James Driscoll played the par-5s at the Puerto Rico Open in 5 under on Friday to take a one-shot lead over rookie Chesson Hadley.

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Woods closes on Honda leaders with 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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Woods' savior Friday: Short game 'good again'

Never one to hang his head and throw in the towel, Tiger Woods refused to go quietly Friday en route to a difficult second-round 69 that lifted him past the cut at the Honda Classic on PGA Tour.

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Tiger's putter goes cold in 1-over 71 at Honda Classic

Tiger Woods' putter was colder than the polar vortex wreaking havoc on much of the United States. He missed four birdie putts within 20 feet on his first four holes and opened with eight consecutive pars.

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Tiger Woods hints at changes before Masters

While traditionally playing both Doral and Bay Hill before the Masters, Tiger Woods has added the Honda Classic this year and hinted that he might add one more tournament before his date with Augusta National.

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Legends of Golf to resurface, employ par-3

The tournament that spawned the Champions Tour will gain a new title sponsor in becoming the Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf – and make history as the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event to use a par-3 course in official competition.

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Shoulder prompts Rose to WD from Honda

The Honda Classic is down to seven of the top nine golfers in the world after Justin Rose withdrew from the tournament this morning to care for tendinitis in his shoulder.

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McGirt jumps to top of leaderboard with hot putter

Wiliam McGirt has shot to the top of the leaderboard during the third round of the Northern Trust Open. He is looking for his first PGA Tour victory.

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5 Things: Bae grabs Northern Trust Open lead

On Valentine’s Day, the field at Riviera Country Club swooned over the gorgeous weather and the firm, fast conditions while Sang-Moon Bae took the lead at the halfway point of the Northern Trust Open.

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Johnson's putting leads him to the top at Riviera

While the stat sheet showed 30 putts from Dustin Johnson in the first round at the Northern Trust Open, the more important statistic was his strokes-gained putting – which isn't as complicated as it sounds.

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'Snowman,' bad back lead to Verplank's WD

After a quadruple-bogey to start his day, Scott Verplank withdrew from the Northern Trust Open citing a bad back, not to mention being 10 over in the opening round.

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Spieth's caddie has flashback to amateur days

Jordan Spieth's caddie, Michael Greller, flashed back to the 2012 Northern Trust Open -- when he took a week off from his job as a sixth-grade math and science teacher to watch Spieth compete as an amateur.

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Couples on Northern Trust: 'My favorite tournament'

Fred Couples might be 54, but playing Riviera and the Northern Trust Open seems to make the two-time Presidents Cup champion a bit younger at heart.

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Branson, Bass Pro Shops could land Legends of Golf

The Legends of Golf is close to landing a big fish as its new title sponsor. Ric Clarson, the PGA Tour’s senior vice president of market development, confirmed that serious talks are ongoing with Bass Pro Shops to become the new title sponsor of the Champions Tour staple.

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TaylorMade's King gives golf a pathway to grow

For more than a decade, golf participation has been in decline despite the industry pouring tens of millions of dollars into grow-the-game initiatives. Which is why our Adam Schupak applauds the effort put forth by TaylorMade chief executive Mark King.

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Lindeberg acting as brand ambassador for Wolsey

Johan Lindeberg is back in the golf apparel space, helping British company Wolsey with their new line.

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Nike Golf prepping to celebrate Tiger milestones

Nike Golf's Cindy Davis revealed to Golfweek on Wednesday that they company is preparing multiple celebrations as its biggest client, Tiger Woods, approaches numerous records -- including win No. 83 on the PGA Tour.

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PGA Show puts spotlight on CG in drivers

The PGA Merchandise Show is an equipment writer’s Super Bowl -- less about new equipment introductions, more about generating momentum -- and nothing creates excitement quite like the driver.

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Number Crunching 2013: Russell Knox

While splitting time between the PGA and Web.com Tour, Russell Knox made a 165-spot jump in the rankings. He will have full status on the PGA Tour for the 2013-14 season after opening the season with four straight cuts made.

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Number Crunching 2013: Luke List

Luke List led the PGA Tour in driving distance as a rookie, but was only 180th in driving accuracy, leading to a major drop in the rankings in 2013.

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My year in golf: Adam Schupak

Was Adam Schupak's year in golf better than Rory McIlroy's? First a trip to the Masters with his dad, a trip with his mom to the U.S. Open at Merion, witnessing Jim Furyk's 59 and more.

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Nicklaus/Trevino pairing; Team Cink looking for win

The pairing of Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino never grows old. They may be a little older, a little grayer, and the ball doesn’t go as far, but it’s still a treat to see these two great competitors together.

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Father/Son maintains its allure after 16 years

The PNC Father/Son Challenge is set for its 16th edition this weekend at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., and the event has lost none of its allure.

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Trevino merrily prepares for Father/Son

Lee Trevino still enjoys tweaking his swings and his club selection to display his shotmaking skills – especially when he's about to compete alongside his son in the PNC Father/Son Challenge.

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Day: No. 1 spot 'still on my mind'

Can Jason Day's World Cup win -- a fitting end to his long victory drought, coming in his home country -- set up his first win in a major?

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Sale of Edwin Watts takes step forward

The sale of Edwin Watts Golf Shops LLC took an important step forward on Nov. 20, even if one of its potential buyers did not.

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Tiger's World Challenge will move to Florida

Tiger Woods' limited-field World Challenge event will move in 2014 from Thousand Oaks, Calif., to Windermere, Fla. – where the Tavistock Cup will cease to exist.

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Notes: Trophy oops; Karlsson's form; more

The only mistake Harris English made in Mexico occurred after his win when he accidentally hoisted the FedEx Cup Trophy; Robert Karlsson irons out his swing; plus more in senior writer Adam Schupak's six-pack of PGA Tour notes.

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Raulerson, Dunakey try Champions Tour Q-School

When the final stage of Champions Tour Q-School gets under way at TPC Scottsdale, some of the 78 pros in the field will be playing hooky from their day jobs.

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5 Things: English, Karlsson out in front at Mayakoba

Robert Karlsson continues to make birdies in bunches and pursue his first PGA Tour title. But he’s got company at the top of the leaderboard at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in the name of second-year pro Harris English.

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English cards 62 behind hot putter at Mayakoba

Harris English torched El Camaleon Golf Club to the tune of a tournament-best 9-under 62 in the rain-delayed completion of the second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on Saturday.

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5 Things: Karlsson, Stadler tied at 12 under in Mexico

The sun hung around long enough for the first round of the OHL Classic to be completed Friday and for 29 players to finish the second. Robert Karlsson, who squeezed in 36 holes just before darkness, and Kevin Stadler, who managed 34 holes, share the lead at 12-under 130 at El Camaleon Golf Club in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Here are 5 Things You Need to Know from Friday.