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Bill Zimmerman

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5 Things: Hurley, Matteson, Stricker shine

While Troy Matteson's 61 was the round of the day, Billy Hurley III's 63 grabbed the Greenbrier Classic lead at 9 under after two rounds. Here are 5 Things to know from White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

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Rodriguez, Sloan tied for lead in Nova Scotia Open

Roger Sloan birdied two of his last three holes for a 65 Friday that pulled him into a tie for the lead in his homeland with Jose de Jesus Rodriguez after two rounds of the Nova Scotia Open on Web.com Tour.

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5 Things: Lewis wins; Wie fades; more

The home crowd already belonged to Stacy Lewis at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. Sunday, she made sure her third victory of the LPGA season was hers too. Here are 5 Things to know.

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Walmart NW Arkansas: Tee times, rounds 1-2

Fresh off her first major title, Michelle Wie will share a tee time with Paula Creamer and So Yeon Ryu for the first and second round of the LPGA's Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.

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Quicken Loans National: Tee times, rounds 1-2

Tiger Woods' return to the PGA Tour will become official with an 8:12 a.m. tee time Thursday alongside Jordan Spieth and Jason Day early in the 1st round of the Quicken Loans National on PGA Tour.

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Woods, McIlroy atop Open Championship odds

While he hasn't hit a shot in competition since having back surgery in March, Tiger Woods already is listed as at least one oddsmaker's Open Championship co-favorite.

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5 Things: 7 straight birdies give Streelman win

While Sergio Garcia, K.J. Choi and Aaron Baddeley juggled the lead Sunday, Kevin Streelman ran off seven straight birdies to close out a 64 and watch his 15-under total stand up to win the 2014 Travelers Championship.

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5 Things: Langley leads Travelers; Rodgers advances

Four players on Friday passed Brendan Steele, he of the opening 62, as Scott Langley took a one-shot lead in the second round of the PGA Tour's 2014 Travelers Championship. Here are 5 Things to know.

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Woods made cut in 2 previous returns from injury

Next week's Quicken Loans National won't be Tiger Woods' first return from an injury-induced layoff -- let's look at his previous returns from time off because of injuries:

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Manulife Financial LPGA: Tee times, rounds 1-2

World No. 1 Stacy Lewis will share a spotlight tee time with Cristie Kerr, Morgan Pressel for the first two rounds of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic on Thursday and Friday in Waterloo, Ontario.

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FedEx St. Jude Classic: Tee times, rounds 1-2

Last year's top three finishers at the FedEx St. Jude Classic will share one of the spotlight tee times this year: Phil Mickelson, Scott Stallings and defending champion Harris English.

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Memorial Tournament: Tee times, final round

Leader Bubba Watson will share Sunday’s final tee time at the Memorial Tournament with Scott Langley, able to react if anyone ahead makes a move toward the top of the leaderboard -- see complete final-round pairings here.

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Shoprite LPGA Classic: Tee times, round 2

In a trio of 2014 winners, Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson and Lizette Salas will share one of the spotlight tee times at the 2014 Shoprite LPGA Classic, playing early Friday and late Saturday.

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Szeryk wins Thunderbird International in playoff

Maddie Szeryk, who is headed to Texas A&M in the fall, birdied the second playoff hole to hold off Andrea Lee and win the 2014 Thunderbird International Junior.

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Stenson passes Woods, McIlroy climbs in OWGR

Henrik Stenson chased World No. 1 Adam Scott to no avail, but passed Tiger Woods in the OWGR for the No. 2 spot -- while Rory McIlroy's win at the BMW PGA Championship lifted him four spots to No. 6.

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LPGA to revive Portland Classic name

The LPGA's former Safeway Classic will return to the Portland Classic name with a new sponsor this year in Cambria Health Solutions.

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Airbus LPGA Classic: Tee times, round 2

Suzann Pettersen, Lexi Thompson and Azahara Munoz, ranked Nos. 4, 6 and 19 will share a tee time in one of the spotlight groups for the first two rounds of the Airbus LPGA Classic.

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Crowne Plaza Invitational: Tee times, round 2

Matt Kuchar will share a tee time with Rickie Fowler and Jim Furyk in one of the spotlights groups for the first two rounds of the PGA Tour's 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational.

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Salas wins going away at Kingsmill

Lizette Salas won going away at the Kingsmill Championship presented by JTBC for her first LPGA victory, four shots ahead of Lexi Thompson, Yani Tseng and Sarah Jane Smith.

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NCAA men's golf regionals, day 1 overview

Here's a quick glance at today's top results in each NCAA men's golf regional -- and click the link in each region to read the in-depth recap on each.

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Munoz, Ernst lead LPGA's Kingsmill Championship

Each closing strong down the stretch, Austin Ernst and Azahara Munoz shot 65 Thursday to lead the LPGA's Kingsmill Championship as Stacy Lewis and Lydia Ko chase the World No. 1 ranking.

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On verge of No. 1, Scott commits to Colonial

On the verge of taking over the World No. 1 ranking, Adam Scott has committed to playing next week's Crowne Plaza Invitational, the PGA Tour announced Thursday.

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Kingsmill Classic: Tee times, second round

Plenty of LPGA stars are scattered through the Kingsmill Classic field this week -- including Stacy Lewis, defending champ Cristie Kerr, Kraft Nabisco winner Lexi Thompson. See the complete tee times right here.

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HP Byron Nelson: Tee times, second round

Past champion and course-record holder Keegan Bradley and defending champion Sang-Moon Bae among the top tee times for Thursday and Friday's 1st and 1nd rounds of the HP Byron Nelson Championship on PGA Tour.

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Fowler, McDowell commit to FedEx St. Jude

Rickie Fowler and Victor Dubuisson are set to play their first FedEx St. Jude Classic this year, the tournament announced Tuesday while also adding Graeme McDowell to the field.

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Players Championship: Tee times, 2nd round

Phil Mickelson with Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson on Thursday and Friday is just one of several notable groups in a star-studded Players Championship field that often draws the nickname, "fifth major."

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Tiger on rehab: "Very slow process," no timeline

Tiger Woods says his back is still sore from the incision that was part of his microdiscectomy surgery before the Masters, while offering no timeline for his return to the PGA Tour.

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Pettersen leads Wie, three others by a shot

Still nursing a back injury, Suzann Pettersen scattered five birdies during a bogey-free round for a one-shot lead over four players including Michelle Wie after the first round of the North Texas LPGA Shootout.

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North Texas LPGA Shootout: Tee times, 2nd round

Complete tee times and pairings for the second round of the North Texas LPGA Shootout at Las Colinas CC in Irving, Texas

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5 Things: Lewis, Ko duel late Saturday

A fantastic closing-stretch duel worthy of a final round ended Saturday's third round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic with Stacy Lewis in the lead by a shot over Lydia Ko.

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Zurich Classic: Tee times, final round

Leader Seung-Yul Noh and 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley will bring up the rear Sunday at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, just one of the pairings worthy of the spotlight.

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5 Things: Noh avoids bogeys; Bradley's boost; more

Even winners make bogeys, right? Seung-Yul Noh will put that idea to the test after taking the lead with a 65 Saturday at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans -- and remaining bogey-free through 54 holes. Here are 5 Things to know.

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Consistent Lewis moves to Swinging Skirts lead

Stacy Lewis' second straight 3-under-par 69 moved her to the lead of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic on Friday in Daly City, Calif., one shot ahead of Lydia Ko and first-round leader Karine Icher.

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Zurich Classic: Tee times, third round

Zurich Classic of New Orleans leader Ben Martin will share a tee time with Andrew Svoboda and Seung-Yul Noh, with Keegan Bradley two groups ahead and looking to keep gaining ground in the third round.

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5 Things: Martin maintains; Bradley climbs; more

A day after setting the course record at TPC Avondale, Zurich Classic of New Orleans leader Ben Martin shot 67 to maintain a healthy second-round margin as Keegan Bradley made a move. Here are 5 Things to know.

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Top this: Fowler's pro-am chicanery

You might think there's no difference between your game and Rickie Fowler's after he topped this shot during the recent pro-am for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. But there's still a distinction to be made.

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Levy's record 62 leads in China; Poulter errs

The second course-record 62 of the week among the ranks of top pros came Friday via Alexander Levy in the European Tour's China Open, where Ian Poulter drew a penalty then took to Twitter for self-critiquing.

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Swinging Skirts LPGA: Tee times, Round 2

Michelle Wie will play alongside Lydia Ko and Stacy Lewis in the first two rounds of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic -- check out complete first- and second-round tee times right here.

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Zurich Classic: Tee times, 2nd round

Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed will share a tee time with defending champion Billy Horschel in one of the top groups to watch in Thursday and Friday's first and second round at this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans on PGA Tour.

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Wie wins LPGA Lotte Championship

With six birdies in a final-round 67, Michelle Wie charged to the top of the leaderboard Saturday at the LPGA Lotte Championship and claimed her third win on the tour.

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RBC Heritage: Tee times, final round

Luke Donald and John Huh will play in Sunday's final group at the RBC Heritage, but they won't be the only twosome worth watching -- see complete final-round tee times and pairings here.

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5 Things: Donald, Huh move up at RBC

Overcoming three front-nine bogeys, Luke Donald's unsurpassed 5-under 66 Saturday took command of the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Here are 5 Things to know from Harbour Town Golf Links.

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Westwood remains atop Malaysian leaderboard

Lee Westwood shot 71 in Saturday's third round of the Maybank Malaysian Open, as his lead was cut to one shot while Andy Sullivan shot 66 in Kuala Lumpur.

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RBC Heritage: Tee times, Saturday's third round

With rallies Saturday, Jim Furyk and Ben Martin played their way into the final group of the third round at the RBC Heritage with fellow co-leader K.J. Choi. See complete tee times and threesomes right here.

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Fieger wins Senior PGA Professional title

With 35 spots at stake for next month's Senior PGA Championship, Gene Fieger shot 69 Friday to close out a six-shot win in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

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Jimenez charges to 65 in Champions Tour debut

Miguel Angel Jimenez, perhaps still riding his Masters momentum, fired off a tournament-record 65 in his debut on the tour to take the first-round lead of the Greater Gwinnett Championship.

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Westwood leads in Malaysia; Larrazabal swarmed

In Friday's second round of the European Tour's Maybank Malaysian Open, Lee Westwood opened up a four-shot lead – while a swarm of hornets stole the show, attacking Pablo Larrazabal.

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Masters ratings suffer despite Watson's comeback

Enthralling as Bubba Watson's shotmaking was Sunday during his Masters victory, it couldn't overcome several factors that led to a ratings drop on CBS and ESPN.

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Report: Woods' recovery might rule out Pinehurst

Tiger Woods, who underwent surgery last month and withdrew from the Masters on April 1, reportedly will be in recuperation mode "past the U.S. Open," his friend Notah Begay III said in an interview.

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From Magnolia Lane, Watson hits Waffle House

The first Masters champions dinner for Bubba Watson after his 2014 victory? Waffle House. (Hold all your victory-hangover jokes, please.)