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  1. PGA Tour's Valspar Championship returns to Innisbrook next year

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    Next year's Valspar Champion­ship is March 10-13 at Innis­brook in Palm Harbor as part of the PGA Tour's 2015-16 schedule, released Thursday.

  2. Hyo-Joo Kim leads Women's British Open

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    TURNBERRY, Scotland — Donald Trump's show-stealing arrival at the Women's British Open on Thursday upstaged another strong start to a major by South Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim.

  3. Rain saturates Tampa Bay area golf courses

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    Here's some advice for those hoping to get in a round of golf in the Tampa Bay area this week: Call first.

  4. Jason Day wins Canadian Open

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    OAKVILLE, Ontario — Jason Day made himself right at home in the Canadian Open, at David Hearn's expense.

    A birdie on 18 revs up Canadian Open winner Jason Day.
  5. Colin Montgomerie shares lead at Senior British Open

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    SUNNINGDALE, England — Colin Montgomerie shared the clubhouse lead with little-known American Marco Dawson at 10 under with nine holes of their third round still to play in the Senior British Open on Saturday.

    Colin Montgomerie, 52, is vying for his fourth senior major title; the Scot did not win any on the PGA Tour.
  6. Chad Campbell leads Canadian Open

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    OAKVILLE, Ontario — Chad Campbell was perfectly content to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend at the Canadian Open after falling a stroke short of the course record.

    Chad Campbell shoots 9-under 63, one off the course record, to lead the Canadian Open by two.
  7. Langer among eight tied for lead at Senior British Open

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    SUNNINGDALE, England — Two double-eagle twos were recorded on the same hole on a memorable opening day at the Senior British Open, where defending champion Bernhard Langer was in an eight-way tie for the lead at 5-under 65 Thursday.

  8. Oosthuizen falls just short again

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    ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Louis Oosthuizen is closing in on a career Grand Slam of sorts. One he'd rather not have.

  9. Johnson wins British Open, stops Spieth's bid for Grand Slam

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    ST. ANDREWS, Scotland

    Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers.

    Zach Johnson of the United States celebrates after winning the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course during a 4-hole playoff on Monday in St Andrews, Scotland. [Getty Images]
  10. Innisbrook's Copperhead Course gets a major sprucing up

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    PALM HARBOR — When Jordan Spieth returns to Innisbrook's Copperhead Course in March to defend his Valspar Championship title, he'll do it on a course that looks much like the one he played in 2015. At least that's what Innisbrook officials hope.

    A backhoe is poised for action behind the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club's Snake Pit statue at the Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]

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    DREAM 18

     

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