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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.
Azahara Munoz, Austin 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.
On verge of No. 1, Adam Scott commits to Crowne Plaza Invitational at 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.
LPGA's Kingsmill Classic: Tee times, second round Friday
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.
HP Byron Nelson Championship: Tee times, second round Friday on PGA Tour
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.
Rickie Fowler, Graeme McDowell commit to play FedEx St. Jude on PGA Tour
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.
Players Championship: Tee times, second round Friday on PGA Tour
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."
Tiger Woods on back-surgery 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.
Suzann Pettersen leads Michelle Wie, three others by 1 in North Texas LPGA Shootout
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.
North Texas LPGA Shootout: Tee times, second round
Complete tee times and pairings for the second round of the North Texas LPGA Shootout at Las Colinas CC in Irving, Texas
5 Things: Stacy Lewis edges Lydia Ko in duel for Saturday lead at Swinging Skirts LPGA
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.
Zurich Classic: Tee times, final round Sunday on PGA Tour
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.
5 Things: Noh avoids bogeys; Bradley's boost; more from Zurich Classic of New Orleans on PGA Tour
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.
Consistent Stacy Lewis moves to Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic second-round 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.
Zurich Classic of New Orleans: 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.
5 Things: Ben Martin maintains Zurich Classic lead; Keegan 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.
rickie-fowler-topped-tee-shot-video-zurich-classic Top this: Rickie 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.
Alexander Levy's record 62 leads in China; Ian Poulter errs on European Tour
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.
Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic: Tee times, Rounds 1-2 at Lake Merced GC
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.
Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Tee times, first and second rounds on PGA Tour
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.
Michelle Wie wins LPGA Lotte Championship in Hawaii for third career victory
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.
RBC Heritage: Tee times, Sunday's 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.
5 Things: Luke Donald, John Huh move up in third round of RBC Heritage
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.
Lee Westwood remains atop Malaysian Open leaderboard on European Tour
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.
RBC Heritage: Tee times, Saturday's third round on PGA Tour
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.
Gene Fieger wins 25th Senior PGA Professional National Championship
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.
Miguel Angel 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.
Pablo Larrazabal swarmed by hornets as Lee Westwood leads in Malaysia
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.
Masters ratings suffer despite Bubba Watson's comeback win
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.
Report: Tiger Woods' recovery might rule out U.S. Open at 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.
After Masters win, Bubba Watson hits Waffle House in Augusta
The first Masters champions dinner for Bubba Watson after his 2014 victory? Waffle House. (Hold all your victory-hangover jokes, please.)
Thursday Musings: Players' Masters quotes on Twitter
We'll keep you posted with quotes from players at Augusta National or watching the Masters afar via their Twitter accounts during Thursday's first round.
Jack Nicklaus isn't wavering: Tiger Woods will set majors mark
Long on the record as thinking Tiger Woods will set the all-time record for wins in majors, the man who holds that mark -- Jack Nicklaus -- still thinks it will happen despite Woods' recent back surgery.
Timeline: Notable Masters through the years at Augusta National
Looking back from 2014, there are several milestone years to observe. They include Arnold Palmer's final Masters victory and some international firsts.
5 Things: Jones edges Kuchar in Houston for Masters invite
Australian Matt Jones fired a 66 keyed by six birdies in nine holes midway through his Sunday round at the Shell Houston Open, then defeated Matt Kuchar in a playoff to earn an invitation to the Masters. Here are 5 Things to know.
Kraft Nabisco Championship: Tee times, final round
Co-leaders Lexi Thompson and Michelle Wie will anchor the final round of the first major of the LPGA season, the Kraft Nabisco Championship -- see all the final-round tee times here.
In sun, Matthew Nixon moves to NH Collection Open lead on European Tour
Matthew Nixon of England will carry a one-shot lead into the NH Collection Open's final round after his 65 moved him to the top of the leaderboard on European Tour, just ahead of Marco Crespi of Italy.
Marc Warren, David Horsey lead as NH Collection halted again
For the second straight day, play was cut short at the NH Collection Open in Cadiz, Spain, because of Thursday's rain -- but not before Scotland's Marc Warren moved to a share of the lead with a 5-under 67 in the second round.
Jack Doherty leads as rain delays NH Collection opener
Having earned a spot on European Tour in November thanks to his 12th attempt at Q-School, Scotland's Jack Doherty took the lead after Thursday's rain-shortened opener at the NH Collection Open.
Masters veterans: First-timers must learn on fly
Plenty of big names in golf have failed to bring their "A" game along on their inaugural trip to Augusta National. This year's crop of Masters rookies ranges from PGA Tour winners Jordan Spieth and Kevin Stadler to foreign amateur-title winners Garrick Porteous and Chang-Woo Lee.
PGA Tour's Sanderson Farms Championship plans move within Jackson (Miss.) market
The PGA Tour's Sanderson Farms Championship, which moved its date to October when its title sponsor renewed last fall, is planning to change locations as well to Country Club of Jackson.
Reports: FSU football's Nick O'Leary, Jack Nicklaus' grandson, again hurt in motorcycle crash
Florida State Seminoles football tight end Nick O'Leary, a grandson of Jack Nicklaus, has again been injured in a motorcycle accident, according to reports.
Kraft Nabisco Championship: Tee times, first and second round
Top-ranked Inbee Park, No. 3 Stacy Lewis and two-time 2014 winner Anna Nordqvist will play in Thursday's early feature groups at the LPGA's first major of the year, the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Other pros, golf notables react quickly to Tiger Woods missing Masters
By all accounts, it wasn't an April Fools joke – Tiger is out of this year's Masters after back surgery. It didn't take other pros and notables long to take to Twitter and react with quotes.
EurAsia Cup gives Europe chance at Ryder Cup prep
Graeme McDowell says the EurAsia Cup needs to become part of Europe's preparation for the Ryder Cup, especially in finding pairings that work.
Kia Classic: Tee times, first two rounds
In the final tune-up before the first major of the 2014 LPGA season, Lydia Ko, Karrie Webb and Azahara Munoz will form one of the top groups in the first two rounds of the Kia Classic.
Phil Mickelson commits to play Shell Houston Open, week before Augusta
World No. 5 Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar have committed to playing before the Masters at next week's Shell Houston Open on the PGA Tour, according to the tournament's website.
Monday musings: Week ahead; Jason Dufner's birthday; more
Golfers' posts via Twitter on Monday ranged from looking at the week ahead to Monday's practice time to congratulations for Sunday's winners to travel travails -- and Jason Dufner's birthday. Here's a sample:
5 Things: Karrie Webb edges Lydia Ko, Stacy Lewis for win
Lydia Ko gave chase late, but Karrie Webb's final-round 63 tied for the round of the day and gave her a lead she wouldn't relinquish as the Aussie won the LPGA's JTBC Founders Cup in Phoenix.
In first Champions Tour event, Jeff Maggert wins in Mississippi
Jeff Maggert earned a victory in his first Champions Tour event thanks to a final-round 68 that helped him surpass Billy Andrade by two shots at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at Fallen Oak in Saucier, Miss.