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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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Justin Rose leaves WGC-Cadillac searching for answers

PGA Tour player Justin Rose leaves WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral searching for answers

Justin Rose has yet to make a PGA Tour cut this season, and after a 5-over 77 in Sunday's final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, the Englishman is searching for answers.

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Price of McIlroy's club toss could be PGA Tour fine

Rory McIlroy's club toss at WGC-Cadillac Championship could result in a PGA Tour fine

Rory McIlroy's WGC-Cadillac Championship club toss at Trump National Doral could result in a fine from the PGA Tour.

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PGA Tour hit charitable record in 2014

PGA Tour's charitable donations exceeded $140 billion in 2014

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem took the opportunity Sunday to announce the Tour’s record amount of charitable donations in 2014.

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Donald Trump returns chucked 3-iron to Rory McIlroy

Donald Trump returns chucked 3-iron to Rory McIlroy at WGC-Cadillac Championship

Donald Trump returned the 3-iron that Rory McIlroy threw into a lake at the Blue Monster after having a scuba diver retrieve it at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

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Ilonen reverses course with 67 at WGC-Cadillac

Mikko Ilonen reverses course with 67 at WGC-Cadillac Championship

Mikko Ilonen turned it around Saturday at the WGC-Cadillac Championship with a round of 5-under 67 at Trump National Doral.

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Bunker hole-out propels Oosthuizen at WGC-Cadillac

Bunker hole-out propels Louis Oosthuizen at WGC-Cadillac Championship

Louis Oosthuizen finds himself in the middle of the fray after a 5-under 67 in the third round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Saturday at the Trump National Dora's Blue Monster.

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Marcel Siem does 'a Rory,' throws club into lake at Trump Doral

Marcel Siem does 'a Rory,' throws club into lake at Trump National Doral

A day after Rory McIlroy tossed his 3-iron into the lake at the eighth hole at Trump National Doral, Marcel Siem did the same.

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Blue Monster's first hole bites back at WGC-Cadillac

Blue Monster's first hole bites back at WGC-Cadillac Championship

The par-5 first hole at Trump National Doral's Blue Monster punished the PGA Tour players who attempted to reach the green in two at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

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Holmes tames Blue Monster with impressive 10-under 62

J.B. Holmes tames Blue Monster with impressive 10-under 62; leads by four

J.B. Holmes shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, 11 shots better than the field scoring average.

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Woodland turns to McLean for road map back among Tour's elite

Gary Woodland turns to golf instructor Jim McLean for road map back among PGA Tour's elite

Gary Woodland may be one of the best-prepared golfers to step onto the first tee at the WGC-Cadillac Championship Thursday thanks to his new golf instructor Jim McLean.

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Arnold Palmer remains honorary starter for 2015 Masters

Arnold Palmer remains honorary starter for 2015 Masters at Augusta National

Arnold Palmer will make his annual appearance on the first tee at Augusta National in April as honorary starter for the 79th Masters.

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Presidents Cup rosters: Where do Woods, Mickelson, Bae fit?

Presidents Cup rosters: Where do Woods, Mickelson, Bae fit?

U.S. and International Presidents Cup rosters are still up in the air as the 2015 matches in Incheon, South Korea approach.

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Jay Haas, Nick Price add to staffs for Presidents Cup

Jay Haas, Nick Price add to staffs for 2015 Presidents Cup matches in South Korea

Presidents Cup captains Jay Haas (U.S.) and Nick Price (International) announced additional assistant captains Wednesday before the PGA Tour's WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral.

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Poulter 'more than disappointed' after Honda Classic collapse

Ian Poulter 'more than disappointed' after Honda Classic collapse

Ian Poulter found water hazards five times during a final-round, 4-over 74 at the Honda Classic, and finished a shot out of a playoff at PGA National.

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Harrington slips from Honda lead but clings to hope

Padraig Harrington slips from PGA Tour's Honda lead but clings to hope

The sun had set 30 minutes earlier on the fourth round of the Honda Classic, but Irishman Padraig Harrington still had some unfinished business. With caddie and coach in tow, Harrington retreated to the putting green.

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Rain leads to caddie controversy at Honda Classic

Rain leads to caddie controversy at Honda Classic

Some PGA Tour caddies complained that they had to seek shelter in a temporary metal structure during an inclement-weather delay at the PGA Tour's Honda Classic.

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After first made cut of '15, Ishikawa eyes weekend run at Honda

After first made cut of 2015, Ryo Ishikawa eyes weekend run at PGA Tour's Honda Classic

Ryo Ishikawa made his first PGA Tour cut of 2015 on Saturday morning at the Honda Classic, and now he's looking to make a weekend run at PGA National.

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Now healthy, Poulter climbs Honda Classic leaderboard

Now healthy, Ian Poulter climbs PGA Tour's Honda Classic leaderboard

After playing through several injuries last season, Ian Poulter is finally healthy and he's showing it by contending this week at the Honda Classic.

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McIlroy misses Honda Classic cut in PGA Tour season debut

Rory McIlroy misses Honda Classic cut in PGA Tour season debut

Rory McIlroy carded a 4-over 74 in Friday's second round of the Honda Classic to miss the cut in his 2015 PGA Tour season debut.

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WGC Match Play headed to Austin, Texas, starting in 2016

PGA Tour's WGC Match Play headed to Austin, Texas, starting in 2016; Dell new title sponsor

The PGA Tour will announce Monday that the WGC-Cadillac Match Play will move to Austin, Texas, in 2016 with Dell as the new title sponsor.

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Update: Rookie mistake DQs Hubbard from Honda

Rookie mistake DQs Mark Hubbard from PGA Tour's Honda Classic: Failed to register

Mark Hubbard got a break Thursday morning when Louis Oosthuizen withdrew because of neck spasms, giving the rookie a spot in the Honda Classic. Hubbard was later disqualified because he failed to register for the tournament.

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Harrington's hard work pays off at Honda Classic

Padraig Harrington's hard work pays off in first round of PGA Tour's Honda Classic

Padraig Harrington shot 3-under 67 in the first round of the PGA Tour's 2015 Honda Classic, reaffirming the work he has put into his game since his last major championship in 2008.

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Westwood will find success when all parts of his game are firing

Lee Westwood will find PGA Tour success when all parts of his game are firing

Lee Westwood was itching for the Florida Swing to start – maybe too much. The Florida transplant posted a 1-over 71 in Thursday’s first round of the Honda Classic.

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Louis Oosthuizen cites neck spasms in Honda WD

Louis Oosthuizen cites neck spasms in withdrawing from PGA Tour's Honda Classic

Louis Oosthuizen will have to wait another week for his 2015 debut on the PGA Tour after the South African pulled out of the Honda Classic before Thursday's first round, citing neck spasms.

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McIlroy enters Honda with clear mind and clearer goals: Keep winning

Rory McIlroy enters PGA Tour's Honda Classic with clear mind and clearer goals to keep winning

After a five-month break from competition and a legal squabble that has been settled, Rory McIlroy returns to the PGA Tour at this week's Honda Classic with a clear mind and refreshed outlook.

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Bradley: Bear's Club pace fine; Jordan always wanted course

Bradley: Bear's Club pace of play fine; Michael Jordan always wanted course

Keegan Bradley questions whether close friend Michael Jordan actually questioned pace of play at the Bear's Club.

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Mistakes cost Goosen his 1st PGA Tour win since 2009

Mistakes at Northern Trust Open cost Retief Goosen his 1st PGA Tour win since 2009

Retief Goosen made four bogeys and two double bogeys in his final 12 holes Sunday at Riviera Country Club, costing himself a chance at winning the Northern Trust Open.

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Singh contends, takes a step in the right direction

Vijay Singh contends, takes a step in the right direction at the PGA Tour's Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club

Since his last career victory at the 2008 Deutsche Bank Championship, Vijay Singh has struggled to get into the hunt and, obviously, the winner’s circle.

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Sergio Garcia falters late at Northern Trust Open

Sergio Garcia falters late at Northern Trust Open behind poor long game

Sergio Garcia led the Northern Trust Open by a shot before a bogey-bogey finish ended his chances of victory Sunday at Riviera Country Club.

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Bae continues success at Riviera with bogey-free 66

Sang-Moon Bae continues success at Northern Trust Open with bogey-free 66

Sang-Moon Bae continued his success at Riviera Country Club on Saturday with a bogey-free, 5-under 66 to move to within three shots of leader Retief Goosen after the third round of the Northern Trust Open.

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'Seve-like' 68 keeps Garcia in contention at Northern Trust Open

'Seve-like' 68 keeps Sergio Garcia in contention at Northern Trust Open

Sergio Garcia carded a 3-under 68 that was "Seve-like" on Saturday at Riviera to remain in contention at the Northern Trust Open.