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Doctor cleared in wrongful-death case of Erica Blasberg
Jurors who heard five days of civil trial testimony deliberated less than an hour before finding Dr. Thomas Hess had no liability in the death of LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg.
Civil-trial jury hears pro golfer Erica Blasberg's suicide note in Las Vegas
Erica Blasberg's suicide note provided a dramatic opening to a civil wrongful death, medical malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty trial against her physician and friend Dr. Thomas Hess.
Stacy Lewis grabs share of lead at North Texas LPGA Shootout
Stacy Lewis shot a 2-under 69 to grab a share of the lead with South Korea's Meena Lee after three rounds at the North Texas LPGA Shootout.
Anders Hansen, Panuphol Pittayarat share lead at Laguna National
Anders Hansen holed three straight birdies to close his round of 5-under 67 and move into a share of the lead with Thailand's Panuphol Pittayarat at The Championship at Laguna National.
Meena Lee, Caroline Masson share lead at North Texas LPGA Shootout
Meena Lee shot a season-best 64 that included a nine-hole stretch without a par and Caroline Masson had her second straight 67 on Friday to share the lead in the North Texas LPGA Shootout.
Lydia Ko, 17, wins Swinging Skirts behind final-hole birdie
Lydia Ko outdueled former World No. 1 Stacy Lewis to win the inaugural Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, using a birdie on the 72nd hole from 5 feet to win by a single stroke.
Alexander Levy still leads in China; Ian Poulter gains ground
A 2-under 70 Saturday in pelting rain with gusting winds was solid enough for Alexander Levy to maintain a three-stroke lead over Alvaro Quiros heading into the Volvo China Open's final round.
Karine Icher impresses in cold Day 1 at Swinging Skirts
Karine Icher birdied four of her first seven holes and finished with a 6-under 66 on Thursday to take the lead, two strokes ahead of Lydia Ko and several others.
Alvaro Quiros, Simon Dyson share lead at China Open
Alvaro Quiros and Simon Dyson each shot a 5-under 67 to share the lead after the first round of the China Open on Thursday.
Jimenez outlasts Langer to win Champions Tour debut
Miguel Angel Jimenez held off Bernhard Langer to win the Greater Gwinnett Championship on Sunday, becoming only the third player to lead from start to finish in his Champions Tour debut.
Minami Katsu, 15, becomes youngest Japan LPGA winner
Japanese 15-year-old Minami Katsu became the youngest winner in the history of the Japan LPGA tour by shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday to take out the Vantelin Ladies Open.
Lee Westwood ends two-year winless drought in Malaysia
Lee Westwood ended a two-year winless drought with a seven-shot victory at the Malaysian Open on Sunday.
Miguel Angel Jimenez leads Bernhard Langer by 1 in Greater Gwinnett
Miguel Angel Jimenez, continuing his impressive Champions Tour debut, shot a 2-under 70 on Saturday and leads Bernhard Langer by one stroke after two days at TPC Sugarloaf in the Greater Gwinnett Championship.
Trio tied for lead in LPGA LOTTE tournament
South Korea's Se Ri Pak, Hyo Joo Kim and So Yeon Ryu each shot a 4-under 68 on Wednesday for a three-way tie atop the leaderboard after a breezy first round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship.
Westwood takes early lead at Malaysian Open
Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the lead at storm-affected Malaysian Open.
Jason Day out 3 weeks with thumb injury
Jason Day has a cast on his left hand to immobilize his injured thumb and isn't expected to return to competition until The Players Championship in three weeks.
Italy's Marco Crespi wins NH Collection Open for 1st European Tour title
Playing in his 25th European Tour event, Marco Crespi of Italy had five birdies during a 3-under 69 to earn his first title on the tour by two shots at the inaugural NH Collection Open.
Facts and figures, Masters 2014 at Augusta National
Facts and figures for the 78th Masters April 10-13 at par-72, 7,435-yard Augusta National Golf Club:
10 storylines, Masters 2014 at Augusta National
Ten storylines during the 78th Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, to be played April 10-13:
By the numbers, Masters 2014 at Augusta National
A look at the Masters and Augusta National by the numbers before the 2014 tournament gets under way.
20 top contenders, Masters 2014 at Augusta National
A look at 20 players expected to contend in the Masters on April 10-13 at Augusta National Golf Club, including Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and defending champion Adam Scott.
Kris Blanks wins Web.com Tour's Louisiana Open
Kris Blanks won the Louisiana Open on Sunday for his second career Web.com Tour title, closing a 9-under 62 and beating Brett Stegmaier with a 10-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff.
Laura Diaz makes second ace in two days at Kia
Laura Diaz had a hole-in-one for the second straight day in the Kia Classic to become the second player in LPGA Tour history to make two aces in a tournament.
Carter holds two-shot Kia lead over Lewis, Kerr
Dori Carter, a former University of Mississippi player, fired an 8-under 64 on Friday to take a two-shot lead at the Kia Classic.
Asia pulls off improbable comeback to share EurAsia title
Asia staged an improbable Ryder Cup-like comeback on the final day of the EurAsia Cup on Saturday, picking up seven of 10 points available in singles to level the score at 10-all and share the trophy with Europe.
Paula Creamer, Mariajo Uribe share Kia Classic lead
Paula Creamer easily overcame tricky morning wind conditions Thursday in the Kia Classic for a share of the first-round lead with Mariajo Uribe.
Europe leads 7-3 after two days at EurAsia Cup
Asia had two wins and two halves in the five foursomes matches at the EurAsia Cup on Friday, with Europe needing a late rally in the other match to hold a 7-3 lead after two days at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club.
Billy Andrade, Fred Couples share lead in Mississippi
50-year-old Billy Andrade had the low round of the day, firing a 7-under 65 to jump into a tie for the lead with Fred Funk after the second round of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at Fallen Oak.
Mirim Lee leads Lydia Ko by 2 shots at Founders Cup
Mirim Lee shot a 5-under 67 on Friday in the JTBC Founders Cup to take a two-stroke lead over Lydia Ko into the weekend.
Jack Fleck, winner of 1955 U.S. Open, dies at 92
Jack Fleck, who won the 1955 U.S. Open in a playoff with Ben Hogan, has died. He was 92.
Canizares fires 69 for 6-shot lead in Morocco
Alejandro Canizares of Spain extended his lead to six strokes in the third round of the Trophee Hassan II after shooting a 3-under 69 on Saturday.
Bernhard Langer leads by 2 at Champions Tour's Toshiba Classic
Bernhard Langer birdied three of the last four holes for an 8-under 63 and a two-stroke lead Friday in the Champions Tour's Toshiba Classic.
62 gives Alejandro Canizares 1st-round lead in Morocco
Alejandro Canizares mastered the windy conditions in Morocco with 11 birdies in a 10-under 62 that gave him a one-stroke lead over Seve Benson in the first round of the Trophee Hassan II.
Brian Stuard leads Puerto Rico Open
Brian Stuard birdied seven his first 12 holes in windy conditions Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Puerto Rico Open.
Paula Creamer's 75-foot eagle secures first win since '10
Paula Creamer sank a 75-foot eagle putt on the second playoff hole against Azahara Munoz to win the HSBC Women's Champions on Sunday for her first LPGA title since the 2010 U.S. Women's Open.
Webb, Stanford set up showdown at HSBC Champions
Karrie Webb and Angela Stanford were so close down the stretch Saturday at the HSBC Women's Champions, matching each other birdie for birdie, they have separated themselves slightly from the rest of the crowded leaderboard.
Ross Fisher leads Tshwane Open by 1 after 2 rounds
Ross Fisher of England stormed home with an eagle-birdie-birdie-par finish to grab a one-shot lead in the Tshwane Open after the second round on Friday.
Karrie Webb maintains 2-stroke lead at HSBC Champions
Karrie Webb recovered from a back-nine lapse to card a 3-under 69 and maintain her lead at the HSBC Women's Champions after Friday's second round.
Dyson finishes with 4 birdies for Tshwane lead
Simon Dyson birdied his last four holes in a 7-under 65 to take the clubhouse lead at the Tshwane Open on Thursday.
Report: Woods to get new sponsor for Tour event
The PGA Tour is closing on a deal for Detroit-based Quicken Loans to become title sponsor of Tiger Woods' tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., The Associated Press has learned.
Webb shoots 66 to take 1-shot lead in Singapore
Karrie Webb fired a 6-under 66 on Thursday in Singapore, good enough for a one-shot lead over Caroline Hedwall and Paula Creamer.
Anna Nordqvist wins first LPGA title since 2009
Anna Nordqvist of Sweden ended a five-year victory drought when she beat defending champion Inbee Park of South Korea by two strokes to win the LPGA Thailand at the Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course on Sunday.
Anna Nordqvist still out in front at LPGA Thailand
Swede Anna Nordqvist shot a 5-under 67 at the LPGA Thailand on Saturday for a 4-stroke lead over top-ranked Inbee Park and American Michelle Wie.
Padraig Harrington discloses skin-cancer treatment
Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington has disclosed he has undergone treatment for skin cancer. The Irish golfer, whose father Patrick died from cancer, says he underwent surgery for sun spots.
Nordqvist holds on to lead in Thailand; Lewis, Wie lurking
Despite two late bogeys, Anna Nordqvist of Sweden shot even-par 72 to cling to the lead at the LPGA Thailand after a rainy second round on Friday.
Webb wins Women's Australian Open for 5th time
Karrie Webb won the Women's Australian Open for the fifth time Sunday, shooting a 4-under 68 in the final round to beat Chella Choi by one stroke.
Triplett, Langer share ACE Group Classic lead
Kirk Triplett matched defending ACE Group Classic champion Bernhard Langer for the lead at 10-under 134 after the second round Saturday.
Emiliano Grillo takes two-shot lead at Africa Open
Emiliano Grillo surged into a two-shot lead at the Africa Open with a 9-under 62 on Saturday, putting the Argentine in position for a first European Tour title.
C. Choi, M. Lee share lead at Women's Australian Open
South Korea's Chella Choi set a new course record with a 10-under 62 and took a share of the lead after the third round of the Women's Australian Open on Saturday with amateur Minjee Lee.
Langer leads by one after opening 64 at ACE Group Classic
Defending champion Bernhard Langer shot an 8-under 64 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the ACE Group Classic.