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Frederica Golf Club prepares Tour pros for Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Less than 24 hours before making his first trip to the Masters as a participant, Keith Mitchell was getting some last-minute preparation on putting…

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Debate rages on: Putting with flagstick in ‘sacrilege’ at Augusta?

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The new Rules of Golf that were introduced this year have been endlessly dissected, but next week’s Masters promises to rekindle at…

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Malaysian pro found dead in hotel room, final round of event canceled

SANYA, China – Officials at the Sanya Championship said Sunday that 28-year-old Malaysian golfer Arie Irawan died in his hotel room from ”apparent natural causes,”…

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With encouragement from Harmon, Kang in contention for second major

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Danielle Kang is getting pep talks from swing coach Butch Harmon after every round. What is he saying with Kang in…

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Kim takes lead into final round at the Valero Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO – Si Woo Kim narrowly missed a second hole-in-one on consecutive days and saw his four-shot lead trimmed to one over Monday qualifier Corey Conners after Saturday’s third…

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Spieth shoots 42-31 thanks to errant, then excellent driving

Amateurs love it when they can relate to pros, like when a pro has a large disparity in his two nine-hole scores. Saturday at the…

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Kupcho wins at Augusta National with second-nine charge

AUGUSTA, Ga. – NCAA champion Jennifer Kupcho became the first woman to win at Augusta National with a charge on the back nine so often seen…

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UL International Crown heading to Centurion Club in London in 2020

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – English women’s golf is on the rise, and it just got another big boost with Saturday’s announcement that the next UL…

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Emotional first tee kicks off Augusta National Women’s Amateur final round

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The scene on the first tee Saturday morning at Augusta National was reminiscent of a Masters Thursday. Patrons packed around the ropes,…

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Inkster quietly closes out her final ANA, as she winds down her major career

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Juli Inkster couldn’t have made her Nabisco Dinah Shore debut any more spectacular. As a rookie back in 1984, she birdied…

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Ace propels Kim to four-shot Valero Texas Open lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth are successfully fine-tuning their preparations for the Masters. However, they haven’t been able to match Si Woo Kim so far at the…

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HOF honorary starters excited to make history at Augusta National Women’s Amateur

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta National Women’s Amateur honorary starters were at lunch Friday when they were informed of the order in which they’ll strike…

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Despite missed cut at ANA, Wie pleased to be pain-free

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Michelle Wie isn’t likely to make the cut Friday at the ANA Inspiration. Unless hard, gusting afternoon winds turn this championship…

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Fresh faces, hopeful returnees looking to make Europe’s Solheim Cup team

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – The Spaniards, English and Swedes are lining up as a potentially formidable nucleus of this year’s European Solheim Cup team with…

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Watch: Spieth holes out from 113 yards to tie for Valero Texas Open lead

After an opening, 4-under 68 that left him two shots off the 18-hole lead at the Valero Texas Open, most wondered how Jordan Spieth would…

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McDonald (68) leads ANA but won’t get ahead of herself

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Ally McDonald would love to follow in Pernilla Lindberg’s footsteps. She would love to pull a giant upset and win the ANA…

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Despite business and family obligations, Kerr (70) has plenty left in the tank

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Cristie Kerr’s growing family and wine business raised questions last year about how much she could continue pouring herself into golf….

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Spieth in the mix at Valero after opening 68

Jordan Spieth’s efforts to get his game back on track before the season’s first major continue. Struggling for much of the season, Spieth showed brief…

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Bomb and gouge still working for Lexi (69) at the ANA

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Lexi Thompson hit just half her fairways in Thursday’s start of the ANA Inspiration. She missed seven greens. Forget those numbers….

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