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Nicklaus: Tiger's current status is puzzling

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Muirfield to disclose membership vote in March

Muirfield will discover next month whether its members have voted to end the Scottish club's male-only policy, which could pave the way for its return to rotation for The Open.

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Top golfers embrace boy in race to cure rare disease

Sebastian Velona, 13, attended the Genesis Open to distribute "healing hugs" and recruit pros such as Dustin Johnson to join his fight against a rare neurological disease called Batten CLN8.

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Surgery or not? Tough call for Harrington

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Mexico's Diaz gets exemption into WGC

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Rickie Fowler revealed that he received text messages of encouragement last night from, among others, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods, the last of whom told him: "Go get it done tomorrow."

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Fowler also got texts from Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, among others. Phone was blowing up last night.

Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Jhonatton Vegas hit a hole in one and bought the media beer. Rickie Fowler won the tournament and bought everyone champagne. Advantage Fowler

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

It's official: Rickie Fowler has closed out his 54-hole lead, winning the Honda Classic by a 4-stroke margin with a final-round 71. At 28, Fowler now has seven career professional victories, including four on the PGA Tour.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Ow says the wallet! Gary Woodland's bogey-bogey finish Sunday at the Honda Classic cost him $128,000. Woodland ended in a tie with Morgan Hoffmann at -8. A solo second place finish would have been worth $691,200. Instead, both players receive $563,200. Still not a bad week's pay.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

It's official: Rickie Fowler wins the Honda Classic -- his seventh career professional victory and fourth on the PGA Tour.

Ian O'Connor @Ian_OConnor

I became a Rickie Fowler fan the day he honored Payne Stewart at Pinehurst by dressing like him. Young gun with an old soul.

Luke Donald @LukeDonald

The art of a great player is getting it done despite not having your best. Great patience, resilience and putting by Rickie today

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Rickie playing the last with a 5 shot lead and Johnnie Miller saying he's not sure what this will do for him as he didn't play that great 😂

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

How tough were scoring conditions Sunday at the Honda Classic? Jhonattan Vegas teed off at 9:45am tied for 50th; he's now tied 4th place after a round-of-the-day 64 (-6).