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Thomas joins Tide teammates at White House

Justin Thomas joined his former Alabama teammates to celebrate their national championship with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday.

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5 Things: Reed closes; Woods grimaces; more

Patrick Reed was downright confident after winning the WGC-Cadillac Championship -- his third victory in less than a year -- while Tiger Woods addressed his visibly ailing back. Here are 5 Things to know from Doral.

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U.S. Open local-qualifying sites announced

The USGA announced its 111 local qualifying sites for the U.S. Open on Wednesday, representing 42 states from May 2-19.

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Match Play tee times: McIlroy, English to face off

From Rory McIlroy vs. Harris English to Jason Day vs. Billy Horschel, a look at second-round matches at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

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NCAA women's championship to change format

The NCAA Women's Golf Championships will take on the same look as the men's competition starting in 2015 at the Concession Club in Bradenton, Fla.

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Oklahoma State maintains Amer Ari lead

Oklahoma State led by as many as nine shots midway through the second round at the Amer Ari Invitational, but will start Saturday's final round with just a two-shot lead over Oregon.

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Scott, Rose join Tiger as Bay Hill commits

Five of this week's top six in the Official World Golf Ranking will support the King next month in Orlando, Fla. -- with Adam Scott and Justin Rose committing to the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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Western Amateur will return to Point O'Woods

With the Western Amateur slated to be in the Chicago area for the next five years, the WGA has announced the 2019 event will return to Point O'Woods in Benton Harbor, Mich.

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Zach Johnson wins PGA Tour Player of Month honors

A month that featured a victory, a T-3 and a T-8 was justly rewarded for Zach Johnson on Friday, as he picked up the PGA Tour Player of the Month honors.

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5 Things: Watson, Jones share WMPO lead; more

Bubba Watson and Matt Jones took control at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday, both moving to 12 under for the tournament behind impressive second rounds.

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5 Things: McIlroy leads Koepka by one; Tiger fires 73

Rory McIlroy remained atop the leaderboard at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on Friday, firing a 2-under 70 to hold a one-shot lead over Brooks Koepka after 36 holes. Tiger Woods struggled with a 1-over 73.

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5 Things: McIlroy shines with 63; Woods fires 68

Rory McIlroy (63) and Tiger Woods (68) put on a show Thursday morning at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, combining for 11 birdies and an eagle as McIlroy took the early lead.

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Richards to step down as women's coach at Texas

Martha Richards, the head coach at the University of Texas for the past seven seasons, announced that she will step down at the end of the 2013-14 season on Friday, citing health-related concerns.

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Tee times: Tiger paired with Walker, Spieth

Defending champion Tiger Woods will be paired with the red-hot Jimmy Walker and 20-year-old wunderkind Jordan Spieth in the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

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Woods to open 2014 at Torrey Pines, Dubai

It'll come as no surprise, but Tiger Woods will kick of 2014 at his personal playground, otherwise known as Torrey Pines for the Farmers Insurance Open. He'll also play the next week at the Dubai Desert Classic.

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Yani Tseng latest to join Callaway Golf

A new year and a new bag of sticks for former World No. 1 Yani Tseng. Callaway Golf took to Twitter to announce it had signed Tseng, ending her four-year relationship with Adams.

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Murray takes first-round lead at Saguaro Amateur

Grayson Murray, who will tee it up with Arizona State in the spring, fired a 7-under 64 on Friday to take a one-shot lead at the Saguaro Amateur.

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Henrik Stenson joins Callaway Golf

A day after signing 2013 winner Harris English, Callaway Golf landed another big fish in reigning FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai winner Henrik Stenson on Friday.

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Justin Rose re-signs with TaylorMade, Ashworth

A new year, and the big deals keep on coming, this time with reigning U.S. Open champion Justin Rose re-signing with TaylorMade Golf and Ashworth Golf.

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DeLaet joins Puma, re-signs with Titleist, FJ

Graham DeLaet signed a pair of three-year deals on Thursday, moving to Puma Golf for shirt and hat, while re-signing with Titleist and FootJoy.

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Harris English moves to Callaway Golf

Harris English, coming off a victory and $2.2 million in earnings in 2013, has moved to Callaway for 2014, the company announced on Thursday.

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Report: Ko to sign with Callaway Golf

According to NewsTalkZB in her native New Zealand, teenage LPGA star Lydia Ko has signed with Callaway to use the company's clubs and equipment.

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Scott beats out Tiger for GWAA honor

Adam Scott's four worldwide victories seems to have carried more weight with the Golf Writers Association of America than Tiger Woods' five victories, as the Aussie was named Male Player of the Year for 2013 on Thursday.

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Westmoreland wins Patriot All-America in playoff

On a day that saw the lead change hands five times, Kyle Westmoreland outlasted Toni Hakula on the sixth playoff hole to win the Patriot All-America Invitational on the Gold Course at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

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McIlroy, Wozniacki announce engagement on Twitter

So much for their relationship being on the rocks. Rory McIlroy broke the big news via Twitter on Tuesday night, as the former World No. 1 is now engaged to tennis superstar Caroline Wozniacki.

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VIDEO: How Arnie saved Christmas

Arnold Palmer picks up his red phone to make only a call that the King can make: To Santa Claus. And the young patients at the Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla. are the recipients of a very special visit.

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Thompson, Aubert win Dixie Amateur titles

Curtis Thompson and Shannon Aubert both need extra holes to win prestigious Dixie Amateur titles over the weekend at Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla.

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Cal junior Michael Kim decides to turn pro

Michael Kim said it was a tough decision, but the junior from Cal has decided to skip the final year and a half of his collegiate career to turn professional, and will debut at the Farmers Insurance Open in January.

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Kim advances; Q-School success may dictate future

Cal star Michael Kim gutted out a 1-over 73 that allowed him to advance to Web.com Tour Q-School finals. Success at the finals would create a difficult decision for the junior -- go pro or return to school?

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Homa, White medal at Q-School First Stage sites

Reigning NCAA individual champion Max Homa -- who also picked up a top-10 finish at the PGA Tour's Frys.com Open earlier this month -- took medalist honors at the first stage of PGA Tour Q-School at Pinewild CC (Magnolia) in Pinehurst, N.C. on Friday.

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5 Things: Stenson wins Deutsche Bank behind 66

Henrik Stenson broke a four-year winless streak on the PGA Tour, using a dramatic birdie on No. 17 to put away any doubt and clear Steve Stricker by two shots to win the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Monday.

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Tee times: Deutsche Bank, final round

Sergio Garcia will wear a target on his back on Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, as the Spaniard will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the second FedEx Cup playoff event. A look at Monday's tee times and pairings.

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Tee times: Deutsche Bank, third round

Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson and Roberto Castro aren't exactly Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott, but they'll have Sunday's final tee time for the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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Deutsche Bank: Tee times, rounds 1-2

Adam Scott and Tiger Woods played together at the Open Championship, where both eyed the title before Phil Mickelson won; this week, all three are grouped together. Here are complete Deutsche Bank Championship tee times:

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If Tiger's healthy, he'll play with Scott, Mickelson

If Tiger Woods is healthy enough to play at the Deutsche Bank Championship, he'll play with Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson in his first two rounds at TPC Boston.

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Barclays: Chalmers, Choi both ace 14th hole

Moments after K.J. Choi one-hopped his tee shot at the picturesque par-3 14th into the heart of the cup for a hole-in-one in the third round of the Barclays, Chalmers did the same, spinning back a pitching wedge from just beyond the hole.

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Crane releases rap video about being 'Bubble Boy'

Looks like Ben Crane is going solo. One of the four members of the uber-popular "Golf Boys," Crane released a solo rap record, where he gets into being the "Bubble Boy" -- or 125th in the FedEx Cup standings.

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Tee times: Barclays, first round

Tiger Woods will play with Brandt Snedeker and Matt Kuchar for the first two rounds at the Barclays this week. What other pairings stand out as the FedEx Cup Playoffs get underway?

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U.S. rounds out roster for 26th PGA Cup

Both JC Anderson and Bob Sowards were added to the 10-man U.S. team for the upcoming 26th PGA Cup, to be held at the Slaley Hall's Hunting Course in Northumberland, England from Sept. 20-22.

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5 Things: Dufner stays aggressive, wins PGA title

Jason Dufner had to wait for two years, but redemption was his on Sunday afternoon at the PGA Championship. Using three front-nine birdies to leapfrog overnight leader Jim Furyk, Dufner was able to use a 1-under 69 to secure his first major title with a two-shot victory at Oak Hill.

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Mickelson (72) heads home, says driver back in bag

Phil Mickelson is already half-way back to California while the PGA Championship leaders are on the front-nine, but he stopped at the end of his round to address finishing at 12 over for the tournament, including a 2-over 72 on Sunday at Oak Hill.

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Tee times: Furyk, Dufner in PGA's final pairing

The likes of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will likely be on their way back home when the 95th PGA Championship is decided Sunday evening. But the day promises some interesting drama, including key pairings. Take a look at ones to watch, as well as complete tee times.

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PGA's 'Pick the Hole' garners 92,000 votes

More than 92,000 votes were tallied in the PGA Championship's "Pick the Hole Location Challenge," with "Location C" crowned the winner on Saturday afternoon at Oak Hill CC.

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5 Things: Scott, Furyk lead; Tiger falters late

Both Jim Furyk and Adam Scott moved all the way to 6 under before settling for 5-under 65s to share the 18-hole lead at the PGA Championship on Thursday at Oak Hill. Here are 5 Things to take away from the first round in Rochester, N.Y.

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Scott flirts with history, settles for share of PGA lead

Adam Scott somehow managed to save par at his opening hole despite big trouble off the tee, and he never looked back in firing a 5-under 65 to tie for the 18-hole lead at the PGA Championship.

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Furyk (65) finds himself atop another major leaderboard

Jim Furyk is used to contending in majors, with plenty of close calls and his lone victory at the 2003 U.S. Open. After an opening 5-under 65 Thursday at the PGA Championship, he couldn't avoid the questions about staying atop the leaderboard.

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5 Things: Steady Snedeker wins Canadian Open

Brandt Snedeker steadied himself over his final six holes and held off an impressive leaderboard to capture the RBC Canadian Open title by three shots on Sunday.

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Mahans welcome first child after whirlwind Saturday

After a whirlwind Saturday, Hunter Mahan took to Twitter on Sunday morning to announce the birth of Zoe Olivia Mahan.

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Former Duke star Paolini wins on Challenge Tour

Brinson Paolini fired a 4-under 68 to win his first Challenge Tour title on Sunday, picking up a birdie on the 72nd hole to clear Adrian Otaegui and Sihwan Kim by a shot at the Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge.

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14-year-old becomes youngest pro-event winner

Phachara Khongwatmai, at the tender age of 14, become the youngest golfer ever to win a pro event when he went 13 under at the ASEAN PGA Tour's Singhua Hin Open.