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From the Fringe: Doctor Cleared in LPGA Golfer Wrongful Death Case

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 23:13 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 22:50

Erica Blasberg

Canadian Press

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — A jury in Nevada cleared a Las Vegas physician in a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit stemming from the May 2010 suicide of LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg.

Jurors who heard five days of civil trial testimony deliberated less than an hour before finding Dr. Thomas Hess had no liability in the death of a woman who according to testimony harbored deep feelings of unhappiness even as she became a college golf star and a photogenic rising talent on the women's pro tour.

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From the Fairway: Caddy Dies During Madeira Islands Open

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 00:50 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 00:41

Iain McGregor

Canadian Press

SANTO DA SERRA, Madeira Islands (AP) — Zimbabwean caddie Iain McGregor died of a heart attack during the final round of the Madeira Open on Sunday, the European Tour said in a statement. McGregor, 52, was working for Scotland's Alastair Forsyth at the tournament when he collapsed on the ninth hole.

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2-Shot Penalty Rescinded for Rose

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 May 2014 23:45 Sunday, 11 May 2014 23:36

Justin Rose

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The PGA Tour rescinded the two-shot penalty given to Justin Rose before his final round in The Players Championship, changing its mind to say sophisticated TV technology was the only way to determine the violation.

Rose was given a reprieve by an addition in January to the "Decisions on the Rules of Golf" that waives a penalty if the slightest movement of a golf ball can only be detected by enhanced technology. It was the first time Decision 18/4 was used.

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The Bubba Tour Focuses on Schools and Inspiration

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 May 2014 23:32 Sunday, 11 May 2014 23:20

Bubba Watson

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The green jacket hardly left Bubba Watson's closet the first time he won the Masters. Already in the last three weeks, he has worn it to a hometown function for kids, to the University of Georgia, and even had it on when he threw out the first pitch in a minor league baseball game.

The difference?

Watson says winning the Masters the first time was all about him as a player, though he wanted to show proper respect to the club and its jacket. The second time around, he's more interested in using the jacket to benefit others.

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Kaymer Wins Players; Canada’s Hearn T6th

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 May 2014 22:56 Sunday, 11 May 2014 22:35

The Players Championship winner

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — Martin Kaymer never lost sight of opportunity even amid so much evidence of trouble in the closing stretch at The Players Championship.

A bad chip led to double bogey. A bad decision cost him a chance at birdie. With his lead suddenly down to one shot, he watched his ball soar against the gray sky toward the scariest island in golf and figured it would be fine.

What followed was a bounce sideways instead of forward, mystifying spin that nearly sent his ball over the edge and into the drink, a chip with his feet pressed near the wooden frame of the island and a 30-foot par putt that Kaymer chalked up to instinct and luck.

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