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Beth Ann Nichols

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Happy birthday, Lydia Ko! 18 facts about the LPGA star

Happy birthday, Lydia Ko! 18 facts about the LPGA Tour golf star

LPGA golfer Lydia Ko and her 18th birthday with memories and photos of Ko's career in amateur and professional golf.

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J.T. Poston brings big-time talent to mid-major stage

Western Carolina senior J.T. Poston brings big-time talent to mid-major stage

Western Carolina's J.T. Poston could become the PGA Tour player everyone has to Google.

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NCAA women's college golf winners to receive LPGA exemption

NCAA women's college golf winners to receive LPGA exemption

NCAA women's college golf individual winner of the NCAAs and a representative from the winning team will receive sponsor exemptions into the Marathon LPGA Classic, July 16-19 in Toledo, Ohio.

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In their words: College-golf walk-ons who made it

In their words: College-golf walk-ons who made it

Golfweek asked college-golf coaches around the country to tell their best walk-on story. The resulting tales of success and sheer hard work are collected here.

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Success stories exist along the hard road of a college walk-on

Success stories exist along the hard road of a college-golf walk-on in NCAA

For a junior golfer who doesn’t land a college scholarship, options exist. The plight of a walk-on isn’t easy, but as these success stories attest, it can be done.

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Legends, Symetra players unite on Patty Berg's turf

Legends, Symetra players unite on Patty Berg's turf to share LPGA dreams and memories

The Chico's Patty Berg Memorial features players from the Symetra and Legends tours competing side by side and the storytelling should be endless.

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Spieth's inner circle keeps Masters champion grounded

Jordan Spieth's inner circle keeps Masters champion grounded

Masters champion Jordan Spieth stays grounded with his family, best friends and high school sweetheart girlfriend by his side at Augusta (Ga.) National.

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Gretzky's influence could help Johnson reach his full potential

Wayne Gretzky's influence could help Dustin Johnson reach his full potential

Dustin Johnson's Saturday Masters gallery included another sports hero in Wayne Gretzky, the Great One.

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Conners takes 'low-am' honors at Masters, but all miss cut

Corey Conners takes 'low-am' honors at Masters, but all miss cut

The Masters 2015 Corey Conners takes low-amateur honors at Augusta National Golf Club and no amateurs make the cut but Gunn Yang U.S. Amateur champion enjoys week with caddie Grice.

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Johnson's eagle blitz merits shelf of Masters glassware

Dustin Johnson's eagle blitz merits shelf of Masters glassware

PGA Tour winner Dustin Johnson goes on Masters eagle blitz to climb leaderboard at Augusta.

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Dominguez relishes Masters experience in front of teammates

Amateur Matias Dominguez relishes 2015 Masters experience in front of Texas Tech teammates

The 2015 Masters with Texas Tech amateur Matias Dominguez of Chile playing at Augusta National in front of his teammates and making a hole-in-one at the Par 3 Contest.

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Walker leaves first round of Masters aiming to 'do better'

Jimmy Walker leaves first round of Masters aiming to 'do better' at Augusta National

PGA Tour winner Jimmy Walker opened the Masters next to Tiger Woods and said he could have done better.

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Masters eagle brings focus to Englishman Danny Willett

Masters eagle shifts focus in Englishman Danny Willett's direction

The Masters is a dream come true for European Tour breakout player Danny Willett, whose early eagle was a sensation Thursday at Augusta.

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J.B. Holmes arrives at second Masters more prepared

PGA Tour player J.B. Holmes arrives at second Masters more prepared for Augusta National

PGA Tour player J.B. Holmes arrives at the 2015 Masters with a winning trend after winning the recent Shell Houston Open.

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40 reads: Kim's biggest victory? Her battle with depression

40 reads: Christina Kim's biggest victory? Her battle with depression

Christina Kim surprised the world with her revelation of severe depression and thoughts of suicide. The story of her fight is one of Golfweek's 40 great reads.

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Mickelson seeks Masters success with aggressive play

Phil Mickelson seeks Masters success with aggressive play at Augusta National

Phil Mickelson Masters 2015 practice round at Augusta National Golf Club with Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker.

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Lincicome outlasts Lewis for second splash at ANA Inspiration

LPGA's Brittany Lincicome outlasts Stacy Lewis at 2015 ANA Inspiration

LPGA player Brittany Lincicome outlasts Stacy Lewis at 2015 ANA Inspiration after hitting her 5-iron to 9 feet in regulation on 18 to get to 9 under for the championship.

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Danielle Kang threatened after rough round at ANA Inspiration

LPGA player Danielle Kang threatened after rough round at ANA Inspiration

LPGA player Danielle Kang called police because of a threat she received after Round 3 of the ANA Inspiration.

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Lewis' ANA Inspiration title bid runs through LPGA rookie

Stacy Lewis' ANA Inspiration title bid runs through LPGA rookie Sei Young Kim

Stacy Lewis at LPGA Tour's ANA Inspiration major championship golf tournament and leader Sei Young Kim in round three.

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Lydia Ko's under-par streak ends at ANA Inspiration

Lydia Ko's under-par streak ends at ANA Inspiration, tying Annika Sorenstam's record

Lydia Ko and Annika Sorenstam at LPGA Tour's ANA Inspiration under-par streak ends at 29, short of breaking record.

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Pressel shows flashes of old form at ANA Inspiration

Morgan Pressel shows flashes of old form at ANA Inspiration

Morgan Pressel at LPGA Tour's ANA Inspiration major championship plays into contention in Rancho Mirage, Calif. behind leader Sei Young Kim with help of swing instructor Ron Stockton.

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Meadow carries memories of ill father to start rookie campaign

LPGA player Stephanie Meadow carries memories of ill father to start rookie campaign

Weeks after her father was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer, Stephanie Meadow returned to her rookie season with her biggest fan prominently in her thoughts.

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Lydia Ko's up-and-down day ties record from Annika's era

LPGA player Lydia Ko's up-and-down day at ANA Inspiration ties record from Annika Sorenstam's era

LPGA's Lydia Ko tied Thursday at the ANA Inspiration a record held by Annika Sorenstam for consecutive rounds under par.

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Alison Lee seeks to make another splash at Mission Hills

LPGA's Alison Lee seeks to make another splash at Mission Hills for ANA Inspiration

Alison Lee already has jumped into Poppie’s Pond not once, but twice. Still to come, however, is Lee's first jump as a professional.

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A league apart: Kelly Shon reps the Ivies on LPGA

A league apart: Kelly Shon reps the Ivies on LPGA

Kelly Shon has played upon her Princeton experience in taking an unusual path onto the LPGA.

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He's a keeper: Whan's contract extended as historic LPGA stop lives

He's a keeper: Mike Whan's contract extended as historic LPGA stop lives on

Some of LPGA commissioner Mike Whan's most memorable days have revolved around the ANA Inspiration (formerly the Kraft Nabisco) and its future. Now that it's safe, Whan is also locked into many more days with the LPGA.

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LPGA's Big Three statistically similar at start of ANA Inspiration

LPGA's Big Three statistically similar at start of ANA Inspiration

What separates the LPGA's Big Three? These statistics, from the Golfweek/Sagarin Women's Pro Rankings, might surprise you.

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Lucy Li, partner qualify for U.S. Women's Four-Ball

Lucy Li, partner qualify for U.S. Women's Four-Ball

The inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball field just received a delightful boost. Young Lucy Li, the ice cream-wielding tween who wowed us at Pinehurst No. 2 last summer, has qualified with teammate Kathleen Scavo.

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Watson's words help Italia keep the faith in chasing tour dreams

Bubba Watson's words help Haley Italia keep the faith in chasing tour dreams

Two years ago, Bubba Watson introduced Haley Italia to the SunCoast Ladies Tour, and inspired her in a way that still affects her life and golf game.

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Stacy Lewis, KPMG launch AJGA event for boys, girls

The LPGA's Stacy Lewis and sponsor KPMG launch a new AJGA event for boys, girls

Stacy Lewis, KPMG and the AJGA announced a first-of-its-kind format for the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational, a 54-hole, stroke-play championship at Blessings Golf Club in Johnson, Ark., on June 22-25.

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Kia Classic offers Woods, others last-chance spot in ANA Inspiration

Kia Classic offers Cheyenne Woods, others last chance for spot in season's first major ANA Inspiration

Cheyenne Woods is among those trying to qualify for the season's first major, the ANA Inspiration, by being in the top 80 on the LPGA money list after this week's Kia Classic.

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Yani Tseng plans comeback with renewed love for golf

Yani Tseng plans LPGA comeback with renewed love for golf

Yani Tseng hopes to bounce back on the LPGA with a renewed love for the game and a stronger sense of self-confidence.

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With Leadbetter at her side, Wie works to just let it happen

Instructor David Leadbetter works with Michelle Wie, Lydia Ko prior to start of LPGA's Founders Cup

Golf swing instructor David Leadbetter worked with Michelle Wie prior to the start of the LPGA's Founders Cup in Arizona to get her game back on track before the start of the tournament.

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Earl Woods' letter a driving factor in granddaughter Cheyenne's career

Earl Woods' letter a driving factor in granddaughter Cheyenne Woods' budding career

Cheyenne Woods' career has been influenced through the years by a letter her grandfather Earl Woods wrote about her and sent to a talent scout for IMG.

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Woods finds comfort level as she strives to excel as LPGA rookie

Tiger Woods' niece Cheyenne Woods finds comfort level as she strives to excel as LPGA rookie

LPGA rookie Cheyenne Woods called this season the "most comfortable" year of golf she's ever played. Now, she just has to meet her high expectations.

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Washington women chalk up title No. 6; men rally in SoCal

NCAA college golf Washington women's golf team chalks up title No. 6; Washington men rally in SoCal

While Washington's women were blitzing the field at the Bay Area Intercollegiate in Fairfax, Calif., the Huskies men were rallying down the coast in San Diego.

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Lexi Thompson prepares for big move on and off the course

LPGA player Lexi Thompson prepares for big move on and off the course

LPGA player Lexi Thompson is the youngest of three Thompson siblings, all touring pros. Thompson is preparing for a big move, on and off the course

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ANA Inspiration hands out 5 amateur sponsor invitations for 2015

LPGA's ANA Inspiration hands out 5 amateur sponsor invitations for 2015

The ANA Inspiration has named its five amateur sponsor invitations for 2015. There will be a total of seven amateurs competing in the championship April 2-5 at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

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Inbee Park wins $7,500 in bet with her father in Singapore

LPGA player Inbee Park wins bet with her father and earns $7,500 at HSBC Women's Champions

Inbee Park won the HSBC Women's Champions, and also earned an extra $7,500 by winning a bet with her father.

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Lydia Ko 'warming' to status as World No. 1

Lydia Ko 'warming' to status as World No. 1 after 10th professional victory

The day Lydia Ko rose to No. 1 in the world, she was a bit “non-plussed” about the honor, according to swing coach David Leadbetter. Five weeks and two professional titles later, Ko is “warming to the fact that this is pretty cool,” Leadbetter said.

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Kaymer's calm demeanor unwavering under golf's microscope

Martin Kaymer's calm demeanor unwavering despite the PGA Tour's microscope

What makes Martin Kaymer so good when conditions are tough? A peaceful disposition and a wisdom regarding life at the top of his sport.

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Rickie Fowler intends to reverse roles in a major way in 2015

PGA Tour pro Rickie Fowler intends to reverse roles in a major way for 2015 season

Rickie Fowler hopes to reverse roles in a major way for 2015. What does he mean? How about running away with one of the major championships like Rory McIlroy and Martin Kaymer did in 2014.

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State of Mickelson's putting hard to judge until competition

PGA Tour player Phil Mickelson's putting best examined in competition at Honda Classic

Phil Mickelson won’t know where his putting stands until he gets under the gun. It’s the one area of his game about which Mickelson wasn’t particularly concerned in the offseason, yet it’s the part that has let him down the most.

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Daniel Berger joins succession of Seminoles on Tour

Daniel Berger joins succession of Seminoles on PGA Tour

Florida State coach Trey Jones is enjoying a nice little 1-2-3 run on the PGA Tour with Jonas Blixt, Brooks Koepka and now Daniel Berger.

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Special time, special player: Lydia Ko, 17, keeps winning

It's a special time to be part of Lydia Ko's world who won her ninth LPGA title of her career Sunday at the Women's Australian Open

It's a special time to be apart of Lydia Ko's world after she won her ninth LPGA title Sunday at the Women's Australian Open.

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Wie guest stars as herself in 'Hawaii Five-0' episode

Michelle Wie guest stars as herself in "Hawaii Five-0" episode

Michelle Wie plays herself in a cameo appearance on the popular TV show “Hawaii Five-0,” which is filmed in her native Honolulu.

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Pillers' strong bond spans two tours

Martin and Gerina Piller's strong bond spans two tours

Tour pros Gerina and Martin Piller often compete worlds apart, but they're never far from each other.

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Rankin, 70, brings class and dignity to Golf Channel booth

Judy Rankin, 70, brings class and dignity to Golf Channel booth

It’s difficult to imagine an LPGA without Judy Rankin. Her presence in the Golf Channel booth brings such a wonderful sense of class, dignity and credibility. On the eve of her 70th birthday, the Hall of Famer talked about the idea of perhaps slowing down.

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Lydia Ko to begin taking college courses next month

World-No. 1 Lydia Ko will begin taking college courses next month at Korea University

Lydia Ko plans to begin her studies in psychology at Korea University next month. At age 17, she already has reached the top of her current profession and is now making plans for a second career.

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Without clubs, Korda retraces dad's steps in Melbourne

Without golf clubs, Jessica Korda retraces dad's steps in Melbourne

Jessica Korda made the most of her missing clubs and clothes in Melbourne, Australia, by visiting the Rod Laver Arena for the first time since her dad, Petr, won the 1998 Australian Open Tennis Championship.

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