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Missing links: Adam Scott's quiet ascension to No. 1, and a look back on the Half Nelson

By John Strege

Adam Scott will assume the No. 1 spot in the World Ranking on Monday, displacing Tiger Woods, but he won’t be doing so in dramatic fashion. He is not playing this week. Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press has the story.

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Twenty years ago, weather shortened the GTE Byron Nelson Classic to 36 holes in what famously became known as the Half Nelson. To declare a winner, a playoff involving six players was held with Neal Lancaster emerging the champion. Bill Nichols of the Dallas Morning News looks back on the Half Nelson.

The Tee It Forward movement might or not be making progress elsewhere, but it does have some momentum in the likeliest place it has of succeeding: A community with a large retirement population. Larry Bohannan of the Desert Sun in the Palm Springs, Calif., area has the report.

The comparisons are inevitable: High-school kid from Dallas, destined for the University of Texas, playing in the HP Byron Nelson Classic. Four years ago, it was 16-year-old Jordan Spieth, now a PGA Tour sensation. This time it’s 17-year-old Scott Scheffler. Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas Fort Worth has the story.

A Nevada jury exonerated Dr. Thomas Hess in the death of LPGA player Erica Blasberg on Tuesday. Blasberg’s parents, Mel and Debra Blasberg, had filed a civil suit against Hess. Blasberg committed suicide four years ago. Here's the Las Vegas Sun story.

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