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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:22 Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:51

Zurich Classic

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PGA TOUR

ZURICH CLASSIC

Site: Avondale, La.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Louisiana (7,425 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.8 million. Winner's share: $1,224,000.

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From the Fairway: Larrazabal Jumps Into Water to Escape Hornets

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:50 Wednesday, 23 April 2014 03:40

Pablo Larrazabal

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Bernie McGuire (AP)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Pablo Larrazabal couldn't believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open when a swarm of hornets "three times the size of bees" began an assault.

"They were huge and like 30 or 40 of them started to attack me big-time," he said. "I didn't know what to do. My caddie told me to run, so I start running like a crazy guy. But the hornets were still there, so the other players told me to jump in the lake."

Lee Westwood shot a 6-under 66 for a four-stroke lead, but this day was all about Larrazabal.

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Kuchar Rallies, Chips In for RBC Heritage Win

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 April 2014 18:15 Sunday, 20 April 2014 17:54

Matt Kuchar

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Pete Iacobelli (AP)

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina — Matt Kuchar saw his well-struck 5-iron on the 18th hole at the RBC Heritage come up way short of the target and settle in a front bunker.

"Well," he thought as he walked toward the shot, "there are a lot worse places to be."

For Kuchar, there was no better place — and no better shot in the tournament.

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Wie Finally Wins an LPGA Event at Home

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 April 2014 17:30 Sunday, 20 April 2014 17:23

LPGA Lotte Winner

Michelle Wie

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Michelle Wie began the week reminiscing about the first time she played on the LPGA Tour.

She was 12 and still wore braces when she earned a spot in the 2002 Takefugi Classic through a Monday qualifier. She had a swing so powerfully smooth that only weeks earlier Tom Lehman gave her the nickname "Big Wiesy" because she reminded him of Ernie Els.

"I didn't play very well. I was so star-struck on the range," Wie said. "I was like, 'This is so cool.' I was thinking I could never go back to junior golf after this."

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Golfer Jason Day Out 3 Weeks with Thumb Injury

Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 00:11 Friday, 18 April 2014 00:07

Jason Day

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina (AP) — 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.

Day's agent, Bud Martin, says the cast was put on as a precaution.

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