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This Week in Golf -- April 2-5

Jones came through in the clutch down the stretch as he drained a long birdie putt on the 72nd hole to force the playoff before chipping in from the right rough for birdie on the first extra hole. He then watched as Kuchar's shot from out of the sand missed, giving the title to Jones.

Kerr jumps to 10th in world

Cristie Kerr rallied to win by two shots at the Kia Classic on Sunday and that victory pushed Kerr up nine spots to No. 10 in the world rankings.

Walker rises to No. 10 in world rankings

Jimmy Walker cruised to a 4-shot victory over Jordan Spieth at the Valero Texas Open on Sunday and that saw Walker break into the top-10 and up to No. 10 in the world rankings.

Cocha wins by 2 in Mexico

Tommy Cocha closed with a 3-under 69 on Sunday and he hung on to win the Mazatlan Open.

Sue Kim wins Symetra title by 3

Sue Kim closed with a 2-under 70 to win the Florida's Natural Charity Classic by three strokes.

Nocera wins by 2 in Morocco

Gwladys Nocera fired a 1-under 70 in Sunday's final round and she went on to win by two shots at the Lalla Meryem Cup.

Golf Course Review - Palmetto Dunes Resort (Jones Course)

FACTS AND STATS: Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1967-69), Roger Rulewich (2002-03). Year Opened: 1969. Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Slope: 137. Rating: 74.7. Par: 72. Yardage: 7,005.

Golf Tidbits: Why can't third-round leaders win?

The 54-hole leaders at the last nine PGA Tour events have come in all shapes and sizes, from former major champions to tour rookies.

Madeira Islands Open rescheduled for late July

Inclement weather over several days forced officials to cancel the Madeira Islands Open over the weekend, and now the tournament has been rescheduled.

This Week in Golf -- March 26-29

Bowditch, who held a 3-shot lead headed into the final round, did not make it easy on himself all day. Still, Bowditch had a 2-shot lead going into the final hole and he was able to make bogey and win by a shot. Bowditch finished the week at 8-under-par 280. He has not won since.

Oklahoma RB Ford suspended indefinitely

Oklahoma running back Keith Ford has been suspended indefinitely for violating academic and team rules, Sooners coach Bob Stoops confirmed Monday.

NASCAR News
NASCAR changes qualifying format for Daytona, Talladega

Qualifying for NASCAR national touring series races at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway will no longer feature a pack of cars running together.

Mariners release P Correia

The Seattle Mariners granted pitcher Kevin Correia his unconditional release Monday, one day after assigning the veteran to minor league camp.

Pekovic out for remainder of season

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders announced that center Nikola Pekovic would miss the remainder of the season after sustaining an ankle injury in March.

Wild ink Hoffman, Palmquist

The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms on entry-level contracts with goaltender Brody Hoffman and defenseman Zach Palmquist on Monday.

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