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By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Another Sunday, another letdown for Els.

Oh no, Ernie, you did it again. The Sunday before last, I watched him play those final three holes at Innisbrook’s Copperhead course, and let’s just say, it went from joyful to hopeful to heartbreaking real fast.

The South African golfer headed into the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a shot at redemption and securing an invitation to next week’s Masters. He entered the day tied for third and the OWGR number-crunchers estimated a solo second would do the trick and bump Els from No. 62 to the top 50 in the world rankings, which would earn him a spot in the field.

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By Stephanie Wei under The Masters

Tara Sullivan, a columnist for the Bergen (NJ) Record, tried to follow Rory McIlroy, who collapsed on the back nine to shoot 80, into the Augusta National locker room with a group of male colleagues when a security guard stopped her and said she couldn’t go in because Augusta’s policy prohibits women from the locker room. Sullivan tweeted the news and quickly word spread across the world, followed by outrage. Well, turns out the security guard was misinformed (but it only takes one to cause an unflattering controversy — I certainly wouldn’t want to be that guard right now as I’m sure she’s received a scathing reprimand) since club policy provides equal access to all reporters, regardless of gender.

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