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Alex Miceli

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Reed goes the distance with former management company

PGA Tour player Patrick Reed goes the distance with former management company

PGA Tour winner Patrick Reed is maturing and it shows in a recent decision the Ryder Cupper made regarding sponsorship deals.

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Spieth's Masters victory will be worth plenty of green

Jordan Spieth's Masters victory will be worth plenty of green for PGA Tour player

Masters champion Jordan Spieth returns to the PGA Tour at the 2015 RBC Heritage with a new level of marketability.

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Magic of Augusta: Top-12 finish merits a return trip

Magic of Augusta includes finishing among the top 12 and meriting a return trip

Augusta National offers 19 ways to qualify for the Masters, but only two are determined from a player's performance during the tournament - win or finish inside the top 12.

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Fowler has 'enough offense,' but too many 'silly mistakes' at Masters

Rickie Fowler has 'enough offense,' but too many 'silly mistakes' at 2015 Masters at Augusta National

PGA Tour player Rickie Fowler ties for 12th at 2015 Masters at Augusta National, a year after finishing in the top 5 in all four major championships.

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Walker leaves Masters disappointed after wrist injury

PGA Tour winner Jimmy Walker leaves Masters disappointed after wrist injury at Augusta National

PGA Tour winner Jimmy Walker was a Masters favorite until injuring his wrist in the first round at Augusta.

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Oddsmakers see no reason to abandon Masters leader Spieth now

Oddsmakers see no reason to abandon Masters leader Jordan Spieth now

Las Vegas oddsmakers are sticking with PGA Tour player Jordan Spieth to win the 2015 Masters at Augusta National.

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Spieth enters Masters final round as strong betting favorite

Jordan Spieth enters final round of Masters as strong betting favorite

Jordan Spieth remained the overwhelming favorite to win the 2015 Masters after three rounds at Augusta National.

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Back-nine rally elevates Rose at the Masters

Back-nine rally elevates Justin Rose at the 2015 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club

The Masters 2015 Justin Rose in round 3 at Augusta National Golf Club behind leader Jordan Spieth in PGA Tour golf's first major championship.

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Poulter cards career-low Masters round, but is it enough?

PGA Tour's Ian Poulter cards lowest career Masters round at Augusta National, but is it enough?

PGA Tour player Ian Poulter fired his career-low Masters round Saturday at Augusta National but still chases Jordan Spieth.

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Jordan Spieth remains Masters favorite in Las Vegas

PGA Tour player Jordan Spieth remains Masters favorite in Las Vegas

Oddsmakers install Jordan Spieth as Masters favorite after 36 holes at Augusta National.

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Justin Rose, Paul Casey trying to pull a Faldo for England

Justin Rose, Paul Casey entering Masters weekend trying to pull a Faldo for England

Paul Casey and Justin Rose enter Masters weekend trying to re-create Nick Faldo's comeback magic of 1996.

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Norman offers Masters advice to Spieth after 1996 lesson learned

Greg Norman offers Masters advice to Jordan Spieth after 1996 lesson learned in a major championship

The 2015 Masters Greg Norman advice to 36-hole leader Jordan Spieth after 1996 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club major championship.

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History tells Ernie Els to keep foot on the gas at Augusta

Masters history tells Ernie Els to keep foot on the gas in pursuit of Jordan Spieth at Augusta

Ernie Els knows Masters heartache but the 45-year-old is giving admirable chase to young Jordan Spieth.

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Jordan Spieth odds-on Masters favorite through Round 1

Jordan Spieth odds-on Masters favorite through Round 1 over Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods

The 2015 Masters betting odds with Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson through round one at Augusta National.

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Sandy Lyle's 1-iron figures heavily into Masters bag setup

Sandy Lyle's 1-iron figures in heavily at Masters and bag setup equipment

Masters veteran Sandy Lyle had a rare equipment setup Thursday at Augusta that included a 1-iron.

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Stadler returns for Masters but can't find his game

Kevin Stadler returns to the PGA Tour for the 2015 Masters but can't find game

Kevin Stadler returns to the PGA Tour for the 2015 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club but struggles to a 77 in the first round.

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Tom Watson, 65, calls opening 71 'a minor miracle'

Masters veteran Tom Watson, 65, calls opening 71 'a minor miracle'

Tom Watson benefited from Masters experience and PGA Tour experience in general on Thursday and set up a possible Augusta National weekend appearance.

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Payne covers Eisenhower Tree, field size in pre-Masters presser

Augusta chairman Billy Payne talks Eisenhower Tree, field size in pre-Masters presser

Augusta National chairman Billy Payne covered a range of Masters topics Wednesday in his pre-tournament press conference.

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Tiger Woods' odds to win Masters improve

Tiger Woods' odds to win 2015 Masters at Augusta National improve

Tiger Woods moved to 25-1 odds to win the 2015 Masters, according to oddsmakers at Westgate Las Vegas on Wednesday.

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Tiger Woods, Mark O'Meara reunite for Masters practice rounds

Tiger Woods, Mark O'Meara reunite for Masters practice rounds at Augusta National

Tiger Woods played two Masters practice rounds with longtime friend Mark O'Meara on Monday and Tuesday at Augusta National.

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Crenshaw plays with brother before last competitive Masters

Two-time champion Ben Crenshaw brings along brother in last competitive Masters

Two-time champion Ben Crenshaw brings brother to play Augusta National in final competitive Masters.

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McIlroy remains odds-on favorite to win Masters; Spieth's odds worsen

Rory McIlroy remains odds on favorite to win Masters; Jordan Spieth's odds worsen at Augusta National

Rory McIlroy remains Masters favorite at 6-1 odds while Jordan Spieth falls to 10-1 odds to win at Augusta National.

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Stricker at Augusta with one eye on Wisconsin hoops

At Masters, PGA Tour player Steve Stricker's attention split between Augusta and Wisconsin hoops

The 2015 Masters marks PGA Tour player Steve Stricker's return from back surgery. His mind is split between Augusta National and Wisconsin basketball.

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After getting flu, Stenson enters Masters at less than 100 percent

After getting flu, Henrik Stenson enters Masters at Augusta National at less than 100 percent

PGA Tour player Henrik Stenson enters Masters at less than 100 percent after getting flu last week.

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Ian Poulter shakes up routine in run-up to Masters

PGA Tour player Ian Poulter shakes up routine in run-up to Masters at Augusta National

PGA Tour player Ian Poulter will play Masters after switching things up a little in his run-up to Augusta National.

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Rory McIlroy starts Masters week at 6-1 odds to win

Rory McIlroy starts Masters week 2015 at 6-1 odds to win

Rory McIlroy is Masters 2015 favorite at 6-1 odds according to oddsmakers in Las Vegas.

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Lobos knock off college powers to win Augusta Invitational

New Mexico Lobos knock off college powers to win Augusta Invitational

College golf New Mexico wins Augusta Invitational against a field that included two of the top three teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

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PGA Tour's drug testing comes under scrutiny as Olympics approach

PGA Tour's drug-testing regimen comes under scrutiny as 2016 Olympics approach

The PGA Tour's drug-testing program may change ahead of 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and is receiving criticism from the World Anti-Doping Agency.

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Golf opts for 'inclusion' amid outcry against Indiana law

Golf opts for 'inclusion' amid outcry against Indiana law

As a national uproar builds against Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the golf community issued statements supporting societal "inclusion" in response to the new law, which critics call discriminatory against gays and lesbians.

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Runner-up Stenson burns at timing of slow-play warning at Bay Hill

Henrik Stenson burns at timing of slow-play warning at PGA Tour's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill

Henrik Stenson was not a happy camper Sunday at Bay Hill when PGA Tour rules officials put he and Morgan Hoffmann on the clock twice during the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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Berger pulls off unique feat after albatross at Bay Hill

Daniel Berger pulls off unique feat after albatross at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Daniel Berger made an albatross, an eagle, a birdie and a par on the four par 5s at the PGA Tour's Arnold Palmer Invitational Saturday at Bay Hill.

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Brandt Snedeker gets back on track at API with third-round 66

Brandt Snedeker gets back on track at API with third-round 66 at Bay Hill

Brandt Snedeker fired a 6-under 66 Saturday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to move back into contention at Bay Hill.

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On the mend, Steve Stricker plans to play in Masters

On the mend, Steve Stricker plans to play in Masters at Augusta National

Steve Stricker, who had back surgery in December, said he's unsure if he will play before the Masters but that he would return in time to play at Augusta National.

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Henrik Stenson closes strong, continues API success at Bay Hill

Henrik Stenson closes strong, continues API success at Bay Hill

Henrik Stenson, who has top 10s in his last two Arnold Palmer Invitational starts, closed with four birdies to shoot 6-under 66 and move into a tie for second Friday at Bay Hill.

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Drones banned over Augusta during Masters

Ordinance bans drones over Augusta during Masters

The Augusta-Richmond County Commission banned drones over Augusta, Ga., from April 2-13, meaning the unmanned aircraft will not be allowed over Augusta National during the Masters.

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Defending API champ Matt Every finds his game again at Bay Hill

Defending Arnold Palmer Invitational champ Matt Every finds his game again at Bay Hill

After a forgetful season so far, defending Arnold Palmer Invitational champion Matt Every has found his game again at Bay Hill.

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Poulter shoots 67 at Bay Hill with son's health on mind

Ian Poulter shoots 67 at Bay Hill with son's health on mind

Ian Poulter shot an opening-round 67 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill after taking his son to the hospital the night before.

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McIlroy encouraged after first-round 70 at Bay Hill

Rory McIlroy encouraged after first-round 70 at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Rory McIlroy is encouraged by his first-round performance at the PGA Tour's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

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Madeira Islands Open struggles to attract golf's top talent

European Tour's Madeira Islands Open struggles to attract golf's top talent

The European Tour's Madeira Islands Open struggles to attract golf's top talent, with only one player in the field among the Official World Golf Rankings' top 200.

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Kisner scrambles to Bay Hill and posts 69

On short notice, Kisner scrambles to Bay Hill and posts 69

Kevin Kisner learned of his spot in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill just a day before shooting 69 in the PGA Tour event's first round.

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Spieth's Valspar victory inspires John Deere auction

Jordan Spieth's PGA Tour Valspar victory inspires John Deere memorabilia auction

The John Deere Classic is taking advantage of Jordan Spieth’s playoff victory last week at the Valspar Championship.

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Bubba Watson WDs from Bay Hill after death of childhood friend

Bubba Watson WDs from Bay Hill after death of childhood friend

Defending Masters champion Bubba Watson withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Wednesday afternoon, citing the death of a childhood friend.

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Proposed European-Australasian merger could blot out Sunshine

Proposed European-Australasian merger could blot out Sunshine

The European Tour would accelerate its growth plan by merging with the PGA Tour of Australasia in a deal that reportedly is in the works.

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McIlroy's face on EA Sports game: 'A great honor'

Rory McIlroy's face on EA Sports PGA Tour golf game: 'A great honor'

Rory McIlroy is the new face of the EA Sports 2015 PGA Tour golf video game, but the World No. 1 doesn’t believe fans should read too much into his replacement of Tiger Woods.

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Tiger Woods phoned Bay Hill regrets straight to The King

Tiger Woods phoned Bay Hill regrets straight to Arnold Palmer

Tiger Woods’ phone call to Arnold Palmer in advance of the PGA Tour stop at Bay Hill wasn’t lost on The King, even if Woods was calling merely to say his game wasn't ready.

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After Valspar charge, O'Hair enters Bay Hill a new man

After Valspar charge, PGA Tour veteran Sean O'Hair enters Bay Hill a new man

Playing in his 10th Arnold Palmer Invitational, Sean O’Hair sounded more like the seasoned veteran than the 24-year-old kid who teed it up for the first time in 2006.

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John Peterson: 'If I wasn't playing golf, I'd be in the military'

PGA Tour player John Peterson: 'If I wasn't playing golf, I'd be in the military'

John Peterson, 25, is trying to make a career in professional golf, but the former NCAA champion from LSU thinks about making the jump to the military if his golf career doesn’t prosper.

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Changes to Bay Hill's greens won't come soon enough

Changes to Bay Hill's greens won't come before Arnold Palmer Invitational

The greens at Bay Hill Club and Lodge are not in superior shape ahead of the PGA Tour's Arnold Palmer Invitational, as the course prepares to make a grass change next year.

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Expect PGA Tour to draw blood as next step in drug testing

PGA Tour drug policy to include blood sample in prep for Olympics

Blood testing and transparency will be on the horizon for some PGA Tour players next year as the sport prepares to join the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Despite trends toward legalizing marijuana, Tour won't budge

Despite states' trend toward legalizing marijuana, Finchem says Tour won't budge

Tim Finchem doesn't care that voters in a majority of U.S. states have legalized marijuana in some manner.

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