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Katsu, 15, is youngest Japan LPGA winner
Japanese 15-year-old Minami Katsu became the youngest winner in the history of the Japan LPGA tour by shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday to take out the Vantelin Ladies Open.

Haas hurts wrist, withdraws from RBC Heritage
Former FedEx Cup champion Bill Haas withdrew Friday from the RBC Heritage with a wrist injury.

Larrazabal dives into water to shake hornets
Spain's Pablo Larrazabal was forced to dive into a water hazard to avoid attacking hornets during his second round in the Malaysian Open on Friday.

Florida's Fieger takes Senior PGA Pro crown
Gene Fieger won the Senior PGA Professional National Championship on Friday, closing with a 3-under 69 for a six-stroke victory.

Weekend ratings for Masters worst since 1993
The average audience for the weekend coverage of the Masters on CBS was 8.6 million viewers in 6.4 million homes, according to the Nielsen ratings that were finalized Thursday morning.

Day has cast put on hurt thumb, out 3 weeks
Jason Day has a cast on his left hand to immobilize his injured thumb and isn't expected to return to competition until The Players Championship in three weeks.

Players Championship moves to 3-hole playoff
The Players Championship is changing this year to a three-hole aggregate playoff involving the closing stretch at the TPC Sawgrass.

Spieth: 'Sting' of Masters loss will last awhile
Jordan Spieth says he is still feeling the pain from a Sunday letdown at the Masters, and it may not diminish anytime soon.

Top amateur Ramsey of Clemson turning pro
Clemson freshman golfer Ashlan Ramsey is turning pro after the school year.

Bubba wins second Masters in three years
Bubba Watson won the Masters for the second time in three years on Sunday, beating Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt by three shots.

Watson savors Masters win at Waffle House
Bubba Watson might have made $1.62 million from his second Masters victory on Sunday, but the golfer went low budget on his postround meal, tweeting a picture in the early-morning hours Monday of his table at Waffle House.

50 and flirting: Jimenez, Couples make runs
Fred Couples, at 54 years old, pulled to within two strokes of the lead on Sunday, and though he faded during the final round, Couples was part of a group that showed the over 50 crowd can still pose a threat.

Woods may play in new October team event
Tiger Woods may team with Matt Kuchar for the United States as part of a new team event to be played in Argentina this fall, according to several Spanish-language news outlets in South America.

Jimenez, 50, ties Masters record, shoots 66
Miguel Angel Jimenez made Masters history Saturday by tying the record for the lowest score shot by a player age 50 or old.

Woodland ties Masters mark with 30 on front
With the leaders still waiting to tee off, Gary Woodland put on quite a show for the early arrivers at Augusta National.

McIlroy one-upped by marker at Masters
Jeff Knox isn't in the Masters field, but he turned some eyes during the third round Saturday -- including those of former world No. 1 Rory McIlroy.

Augusta National raises Masters purse to $9M
It's never about the money at the Masters -- at least not the prize money.

Ortiz gets second Web.com win of season
Mexico's Carlos Ortiz won the El Bosque Mexico Championship on Sunday for his second Web.com Tour victory of the season.

Mickelson comes to terms with missed cut
After another inexplicable triple-bogey -- accomplished for the second day in a row without a penalty stroke -- Phil Mickelson was left to ponder the possibility of missing a 36-hole cut at the Masters for the first time in 17 years.

Koch to lead Europe in Solheim Cup in 2015
Carin Koch has been appointed captain of the European Solheim Cup team that will face the United States in Germany next year.

Woods' back requires 2-week immobilization
Masters chairman Billy Payne says Tiger Woods has to be immobilized for two weeks after his back surgery.

Moore claims win in Masters' Par 3 tourney
With friends and family members in tow, Ryan Moore made memories at the Masters on Wednesday.

Payne: No big rule changes for '14 Masters
The rules controversy that dominated the 2013 Masters while putting Tiger Woods at the center of the debate has not led to significant changes this year, according to club chairman Billy Payne.

Euro Tour quickly moves event to Singapore
The European Tour has been forced to move one of its events from South Korea to Singapore with only three weeks' notice because of "staging issues."

Masters pairings group McIlroy, Spieth, Reed
Adam Scott will begin defense of his Masters title on Thursday morning at 10:41 a.m. along with PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner and U.S. Amateur champ Matthew Fitzpatrick.

Mickelson: Masters feels 'weird' minus Tiger
As hard as it may seem to believe, Phil Mickelson said Tuesday that he misses having Tiger Woods in the field at the Masters this week.

Nicklaus: Ailing Tiger still on track for record
Jack Nicklaus -- he of the record 18 victories in golf's Grand Slam events -- still thinks Tiger Woods will eventually break that mark and get to his goal of 19.

Watson: If healthy, Tiger on Ryder Cup team
Tom Watson didn't hedge when asked Tuesday about Tiger Woods and the U.S. Ryder Cup team. If healthy, Woods will be an at-large selection for the matches at Gleneagles in September.

'11 Masters collapse brought Rory to tears
As difficult as the 2013 season was for Rory McIlroy, including a bevy of issues that led to a disappointing year, it didn't come close to comparing to the disappointment he felt after a final-round meltdown at the 2011 Masters.

Storms halt Masters prep as Augusta closes
The first day of Masters week was a short one, as dangerous weather and storms forced the closing of Augusta National after just two hours followed by a later decision to not re-open to spectators.

New No. 1? 3 can supplant Woods at Masters
Three players at the Masters have a chance to replace Tiger Woods as No. 1 in the world.

Augusta ensures Ike's tree only a memory
The loss of the famous Eisenhower Tree at Augusta National led to other changes the club felt needed to be made. And the Masters is a major that spares no expense at trying to do everything just right.

Thompson wins Kraft Nabisco for 1st major title
Lexi Thompson left Michelle Wie behind Sunday -- off the tee and on the leaderboard in the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Jones wins Houston Open on playoff chip-in
Matt Jones earned his first trip to the Masters with a remarkable 42-yard chip-in on the first playoff hole, outdueling Matt Kuchar on his way to winning the Houston Open.

Scott on Masters: 'Determined' to retain title
While Adam Scott's days as reigning Masters champion may be coming to an end, the Aussie is not quite ready to give the green jacket back.

Crespi wins NH Collection for 1st Euro title
Marco Crespi of Italy won his first European Tour title Sunday after carding a 3-under 69 in the final round for a two-shot victory at the inaugural edition of the NH Collection Open.

LPGA'ers decry Paulina Gretzky mag cover
Paulina Gretzky's presence in an allluring pose on the cover of the next Golf Digest has left a bad taste in the mouths of some of the LPGA's biggest stars.

Three-part Palmer documentary airs in April
Arnold Palmer watched a sneak preview of a movie that about made him cry.

Sanderson Farms Classic to change courses
Mississippi's only PGA Tour event plans to move to Country Club of Jackson, ending a 20-year relationship with Annandale Golf Club.

McIlroy: PGA Tour needs new dominant player
Rory McIlroy can't remember a time when men's golf has so clearly lacked a dominant figure, or figures, heading into the Masters.

Woods has back surgery, pulls out of Masters
Tiger Woods will miss the Masters after undergoing surgery earlier this week for a pinched nerve that has been hurting him for several months, the world's No. 1 player said on his website.

Tiger's Masters gear still on sale despite WD
You won't see Tiger Woods advertising his Masters Collection of Nike products at Augusta next week, but the world's largest shoe and apparel company, and the retailers it sold its gear to, will still be selling what the golfer would have worn.

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