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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.)

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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.

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Nicklaus isn't wavering: Woods will break record

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.

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Timeline: Notable Masters through the years

Looking back from 2014, there are several milestone years to observe. They include Arnold Palmer's final Masters victory and some international firsts.

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5 Things: Jones edges Kuchar in Houston

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.

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Kraft Nabisco Champ.: 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.

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In sun, Nixon moves to NH Collection lead

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.

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Warren, 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.

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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.

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Masters vets: 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.

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Sanderson Farms Championship plans move

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.

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Reports: Nicklaus' grandson again hurt on motorcycle

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.

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Kraft Nabisco Champ.: Tee times, Rounds 1-2

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.

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Other pros react quickly to Tiger 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.

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EurAsia Cup gives Europe chance at Ryder 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.

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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.

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Mickelson to play Houston, week before Masters

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.

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Monday musings: Week ahead; Dufner's day; 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:

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5 Things: Webb edges Ko, 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.

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In first Champions Tour event, Maggert wins

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.