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Can Rickie keep it rolling at TPC Scottsdale?

Rickie Fowler put his so-so history at TPC Scottsdale behind him Thursday, taking a share of the 18-hole lead. Can he continue the momentum, especially with the putter, going in Round 2 of the Waste Management Phoenix Open? Follow Friday's play on the leaderboard.

Overton had no idea what he shot until round was over (1:52)
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Watson takes mulligan, apologizes for tough talk

Bubba Watson's distaste for TPC Scottsdale remains, but he admitted Friday he misspoke when he said he was only playing the Phoenix Open because three of his sponsors "love it here."

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Ko takes share of lead with Jang on LPGA Tour

Lydia Ko putted on one green and played six holes in a span of 11 hours before ending a long Friday in the same place she started -- with a share of the lead in the Coates Golf Championship.

Late entry Lahiri now working with putting guru Stockton (2:06)
McIIroy two shots off in Dubai (1:16)
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Ernie Els cruises into contention in Dubai

A month after fearing for his future in the game, Ernie Els has chance of a fourth victory in the Dubai Desert Classic as defending champion Rory McIlroy kept his own title hopes alive.

Fowler atop leaderboard after opening day in Phoenix Open (2:30)
Lowry among leaders at frosty Phoenix Open (1:52)
Eldrick The Robot sinks hole-in-one on fifth swing (0:19)
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2dGordon Simpson

Westwood to put divorce distractions behind him

Lee Westwood had a poor 2015 and has started badly at the Dubai Desert Classic but is determined to put aside divorce distractions and enjoy his golf.

Larry Fitzgerald booed at boisterous 16th hole in Phoenix (2:09)
How loud can TPC Scottsdale's 16th hole get? (1:55)
Scott Piercy a strong DFS play for Phoenix Open (0:53)
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Scottish caddie Renwick dies of cancer at 62

Dave Renwick, the Scottish caddie who worked for three major champions and was on the bag for Vijay Singh's greatest season, has died of stomach cancer. He was 62.

Stewart Cink hits 94-foot putt across basketball court (0:54)
Not your everyday 3-putt, possibly best ever (0:20)


Bubba Watson @bubbawatson

Big thanks to my friends who packed 1200+ snack packs for local kids at Desert Mission Food Bank today! #ForTheKids

Bubba sorry for TPC Scottsdale criticism

Two days after saying the only reason he's playing in the Phoenix Open is because of his sponsors, Bubba Watson apologized: "I used the wrong words. I have nothing against the fans and the tournament." Watson's mulligan


Michael Collins Senior Writer 

16th hole at Waste Management Phoenix Open and look who I found... Danica Patrick is a golfer?! Yep. Has three birdies in 30 rounds too! Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Not pictured) anxious to play the new PXG clubs he just got.

Luke Donald @LukeDonald

Love how stats can make things feel much more manageable sometimes. Phil in Phoenix so far is averaging 30ft away from the hole, ranks 4th

Michael Collins Senior Writer 

James Hahn missed the green short in the bunker on 16 and does push-ups on the tee as punishment. Crowd boos, then cheers.

Michael Collins Senior Writer 

Poor Spencer Levin's caddie got booed on the tee for a bad ball toss. He deserved it though, ball misses player by a yard and went across the tee.

Michael Collins Senior Writer 

Harold Varner III makes a great par save on 16th hole and gets the crowd screaming. "What did you do?" I asked as he came to 17... Dab

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bubba Watson just flew up the leaderboard after five birdies on his front nine and another three holes in on his back nine. They're offset by two bogeys, but He's tied for second and 6-under-par for the tournament.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Ernie Els is contending in Dubai. Calls his episode with yips "end of career stuff," but insists he's "falling in love on the greens again."