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Down To The Putt: Golf Analytics Gain Traction

Numbers crunching has become a big deal in sports. Analytics have been slower to take hold in the tradition-bound game of golf, but it is happening. NPR's Tom Goldman reports on the phenomenon from the tournament most steeped in tradition, the Masters.

Storms Continue To Pound Large Parts Of The Country

Tornadoes, snow, rain and wind. That is the forecast for the Midwest and South this weekend, kind of similar to what those parts of the country went through this past week.

Woods Given Two-Stroke Penalty At Masters, Avoiding Disqualification

Tiger Woods has been given a two-stroke penalty at the Masters, a tournament he's won four times, after a review found that he performed an illegal drop on the 15th hole of his second round Friday. Woods faced a possible disqualification for the foul.

Mother Of Slain Sandy Hook Student Sits In For Obama In Weekly Address

In a rare departure from tradition, Saturday's presidential address was delivered not by President Obama but by Francine Wheeler, whose son Ben, 6, died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Wheeler urged the Senate to pass gun control legislation it has scheduled for debate.

Package Delivery Halts, But Grand Canyon's Mules Trudge On

For several decades pack mules have carried mail to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, includingg postcards, letters and packages. The company that runs the mule trains says the package load has become too heavy, so it's discontinuing service April 15.

A Pianist's Ultimate Sacrifice: Giving It All To Go To War

At 17, Daniel Hodd was starting a promising career as a concert pianist, but he decided to become a Marine instead. Before his second deployment, he broke a finger and was given a choice: Treat it and stay, or cut it off and deploy.

Now Endangered, Florida's Silver Springs Once Lured Tourists

Countless movies were filmed there, including Tarzan and Creature From the Black Lagoon. With its wildlife and freshwater springs, Silver Springs in Central Florida was one of the state's most popular tourist destinations. Those waters have receded now as the delicate ecosystem suffers from problems that threaten the entire state.