Stories for December 2012

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Monday, December 31

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Cappelen wins Patriot All-America on final hole

Sebastian Cappelen grew up in Denmark dreaming of being a pilot. On his final shot of the year, he soared to new heights in the college golf ranks, canning a 15-foot birdie putt to win the Patriot All-America at The Wigwam's Gold Course.

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Number Crunching 2012: Bob Estes

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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2013 preview: 5 key questions for college women

Will UCLA rebound? Is Tiffany Lua healthy? Can Lindy Duncan win Player of the Year again? We address five key questions in women's college golf for 2013.

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My Year in Golf: Nick Masuda

Andy Zhang wasn't a household name at the outset of 2012. But, in the matter of 24 hours in the middle of June, Zhang became the most popular 14-year-old in the sports world.

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2013 preview: 5 key questions for college men

Will Cal stay perfect? Who is the Golden Bears' main competition this spring? Can Texas overcome the loss of Jordan Spieth? We look at five key men's college golf questions heading into the spring.

Sunday, December 30

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Wang wins World Junior Challenge on final hole

Robin Wang sank a birdie putt on the final hole to avoid a playoff and win the boys 15-19 division of the World Junior Challenge Sunday at Innisbrook.

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2013 preview: What to watch for on the PGA Tour

Here is a wish as we sit on the threshold to the 2013 golf season: Don’t force the Rory McIlroy-Tiger Woods rivalry; let it happen. What else does our Jim McCabe think is on the horizon for the PGA Tour?

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2013 preview: 10 PGA Tour players to watch

From the level of Anthony Kim's dedication to Steve Stricker's sudden schedule cutback to the looming battles between Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, here are 10 players and their story lines to follow on the PGA Tour in 2013.

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Jimenez breaks leg skiing; out 3-5 months

According to multiple reports, Miguel Angel Jimenez will be sidelined for up to five months after breaking his right leg in a skiing accident in the Sierra Nevada range of Andalucia in southern Spain.

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Number Crunching 2012: Matthew Baldwin

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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Former President Bush moved out of intensive care

George H.W. Bush's condition continued to improve Saturday, prompting doctors to move the former president out of intensive care, a spokesman said.

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2013 preview: 10 junior golf storylines to watch

Who will make a name for themselves over the next 365 days? Our Cassie Stein breaks down 10 storylines to watch heading into 2013.

Saturday, December 29

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Wang, Villalobos lead at World Junior Challenge

Robin Wang, Maria Alejandra Villalobos and Sam Jung lead their respective division heading into the final round of the CJGA World Junior Challenge.

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Martin defends Donald Ross Junior title at Pinehurst

Joshua Martin successfully defended his Donald Ross Junior title on Saturday, firing a second-consecutive 70 to clear Ben Griffin and Carter Jenkins by a single shot at Pinehurst in North Carolina.

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2012 in architecture: 7 courses that made a difference

The slow pace of design, development, permitting, construction and grow-in render a catchy phrase a bit forced and artificial. And yet there are ways to hand-pick certain moments of the past year as if they were road markers on a longer journey.

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My Year in Golf: Cassie Stein

Before Cassie Stein joined Golfweek in September, she spent a summer traveling with the USGA to four major championships. The U.S. Amateur stood out as the crowning jewel.

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Number Crunching 2012: Will Claxton

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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2013 preview: 10 LPGA storylines to watch

Our LPGA senior writer Beth Ann Baldry takes a look at 10 players to watch in the upcoming 2013 season.

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Top junior girls of 2012: No. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn

Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn.

Friday, December 28

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Sen (71) among leaders at World Junior Challenge

Cao Sen was the only player to shoot under par Friday at the World Junior Challenge as he carded a 1-under 71 to take an early lead in the boys 14-and-under division.

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Rumor has it: McIlroy and Wozniacki engaged?

Rumors that Rory McIlroy and girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki are engaged started up again Friday as Wozniacki was seen wearing a huge diamond on her left finger in Australia.

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Number Crunching 2012: Lloyd Saltman

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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My year in golf: Julie Williams

Golf on my beat this year was fast-paced and unpredictable, and it gave me a new perspective on match play.

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Top junior girls of 2012: No. 2 Alison Lee

Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 2 Alison Lee.

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2013 preview: 10 European storylines to watch

It’s hard to think things can get any better for European golf in 2013, following a fantastic 2012. However, our Alistair Tait has looked into his crystal ball and came up with 10 things to look out for next season.

Thursday, December 27

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Macrow headlines CJGA Junior Challenge

Eric Macrow gave up hockey to focus on his budding golf career. He'll be the top-ranked player in this weekend's Canadian Junior Golf Association Challenge in Florida.

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Golf Swing Shirt helps swing connectivity

The Golf Swing Shirt is a practice device that is intended to squeeze the arms together and teach connectivity -- the art of a golfer’s body parts remaining synchronized and connected during the swing.

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Wilson unveils D-100 family

Wilson’s new family of Staff D-100 golf clubs includes irons, drivers, fairway woods and hybrids for both men and women. It has been years since Wilson staged an introduction this comprehensive.

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Ex-President George H.W. Bush in intensive care

Former President George H.W. Bush, a World Golf Hall of Fame inductee, is being treated in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital after suffering "a series of setbacks," including a stubborn fever, his spokesman said.

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Number Crunching 2012: Rhys Davies

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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My Year in Golf: Adam Schupak

Our Adam Schupak has a special place in his heart for Augusta National, and had the opportunity to share it with an old friend in 2012, witnessing everything from pimento sandwiches to Bubba Watson's incredible shot to win it all.

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Web.com Tour: 10 New Faces to Watch

Take a look at 10 new faces to watch for on the Web.com Tour in 2013.

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Top junior girls of 2012: No. 3 Casey Danielson

Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 3 Casey Danielson.

Wednesday, December 26

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Number Crunching 2012: Jodi Ewart

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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2012 review: Top 10 women's college golf storylines

If there was a theme to women's college golf in 2012, it was that it’s becoming less and less predictable, which is great for the game.

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Top junior girls of 2012: No. 4 Ashlan Ramsey

Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 4 Ashlan Ramsey.

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My Year in Golf: Alistair Tait

Our Alistair Tait saw plenty of Europe in 2012, covering Tiger Woods at Abu Dhabi, the World Amateur Team in Turkey and dining with Paul Lawrie in Qatar. Needless to say, the memories are aplenty.

Tuesday, December 25

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My Year in Golf: Jeff Babineau

When our Jeff Babineau looks back at the season that was 2012, which began in January at Kapalua and ended in December closer to home at the PNC Father-Son Challenge, it’s the Ryder Cup at Medinah outside Chicago that emerges front and center.

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Top junior girls of 2012: No. 5 Nicole Morales

Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 5 Nicole Morales.

Monday, December 24

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PGA Tour bests: Wins, tournaments and more

From Rickie Fowler's first PGA Tour victory to the beautiful walk that is Pebble Beach, our Jim McCabe gives you a series of bests from 2012 on Tour.

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2012 in review: Top 10 men's amateur storylines

From Steven Fox winning the U.S. Amateur, to Nathan Smith capturing a record fourth U.S. Mid-Amateur to a 14-year-old from China qualifying for next year's Masters, our Ron Balicki breaks down the year that was in men's amateur golf.

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Number Crunching 2012: Thorbjorn Olesen

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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Top junior girls of 2012: No. 6 Annie Park

Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 6 Annie Park.

Sunday, December 23

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Stricker intends to cut way back on Tour schedule

Steve Stricker always has followed the beat of his own drummer, which is why his decision to severely limit his playing time on the PGA Tour starting in the 2013 season is no surprise.

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My Year in Golf: Martin Kaufmann

Our travel editor, Martin Kaufmann, has traveled the globe over the course of his career, including stops in Mexico, Hawaii, Arizona and Canada in 2012.

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Number Crunching 2012: Pat Perez

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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Top junior girls of 2012: No. 7 Karen Chung

Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 7 Karen Chung.

Saturday, December 22

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Number Crunching 2012: Robert Allenby

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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Top 10 female amateurs: No. 1 Lydia Ko

Golfweek spent 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Finally, it's time for the No. 1 spot, held by Lydia Ko.

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Top junior girls of 2012: No. 8 Sam Wagner

Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 8 Sam Wagner.

Friday, December 21

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Hernandez wins South Beach International Am

Juan Pablo Hernandez of Mexico City, Mexico, won the South Beach International Amateur on Dec. 21, thanks in part to a final-round 3-under 68.

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Garber (No. 28, 2014) commits to Washington

Frank Garber, who is ranked No. 28 in the Class of 2014, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Washington.

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Berger claims 13-shot victory at Dixie Amateur

Daniel Berger of Jupiter, Fla., won the 82nd Dixie Amateur on Dec. 21, by 13 shots. Berger opened a nine-shot lead during the third round, and cruised to victory on Friday with his highest score of the week, a 2-under 70.

Inaugural Women's Porter Cup to take place in 2013

An inaugural Women’s Porter Cup Invitational will be held on June 12-14 at Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston, N.Y.

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Whisper Rock: Camaraderie, modesty make unbeatable pairing

Its name is fitting, because as it sits amid a string of gems in an endless sea of golden sand, praise has come its way in respectful tones. Hushed, not loud. Unpretentious, not bodacious. Dignified, not flamboyant. Whispers.

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Number Crunching 2012: Esther Choe

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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Top 10 female amateurs: No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn

Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn

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Top junior girls of 2012: No. 9 Moriya Jutanugarn

Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 9 Moriya Jutanugarn.

Thursday, December 20

PGA Tour Latinoamérica will play 15 events in 2013

The PGA Tour Latinoamérica announced on Thursday there will be 15 events in nine countries across Latin America in 2013 to be played in two swings.

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John Oda (NR, 2014) commits to UNLV

John Oda of Honolulu has committed to play college golf at UNLV in 2014. He is a junior at Moanalua High School.

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Walker Cup Watch List: U.S. practice session

As the United States practice session for next year's Walker Cup gets under way, Golfweek unveils its first Walker Cup Watch List.

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Number Crunching 2012: Zack Miller

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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Year-in-review: Top 10 senior amateur storylines

It comes as little surprise that the bulk of the top storylines in 2012 were produced by the top four players in the Golfweek/Wilson Senior Amateur Rankings, including the likes of Paul Simson and Chip Lutz.

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Top junior girls of 2012: No. 10 Esther Lee

Golfweek lists its top 10 girls junior golfers of 2012. Today's installment is No. 10 Esther Lee.

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Top 10 female amateurs: No. 3 Stephanie Meadow

Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 3 Stephanie Meadow

Wednesday, December 19

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TV deal will shine spotlight on college golf

Less than one week after the GCAA National Convention, nearly all of the college golf world was shocked by the news that the NCAA Championships will be televised beginning in 2014.

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Proposed Solheim patent matches equipment to handicap

John Solheim has applied for a United States patent outlining the use of an equipment rating formula to determine a golfer’s handicap.

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McIlroy wins GWAA award; Lewis voted top female

Rory McIlroy is the near unanimous choice as the best male player by the Golf Writers Association of America.

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Champions Tour schedule features 26 events for '13

The Champions Tour has announced its 2013 competition schedule. The season will feature 26 official events.

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Top 10 female amateurs: No. 4 Charley Hull

Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 4 Charley Hull

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Mickelson backs out of Padres ownership group

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Phil Mickelson has informed the San Diego Padres ownership group that he will not be an owner of the Major League Baseball franchise after all.

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My Year in Golf: Ron Balicki

Tears of joy. Tears of heartbreak. Smiles of elation. Frowns of disappointment. Our Ron Balicki saw it all along his travels on the amateur and college circuits. He reflects on the year that was . . .

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Number Crunching 2012: Branden Grace

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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Top junior boys of 2012: No. 1 Beau Hossler

Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we wrap things up with No. 1: Beau Hossler.

Tuesday, December 18

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Tait: Montgomerie's HOF induction a bit uncomfortable

Alistair Tait: As a proud Scot, I should be jumping for joy at the thought of two of my compatriots in the World Golf Hall of Fame, but something is nagging at me. I have reservations about Colin Montgomerie’s induction.

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Medinah to McIlroy, the top 10 stories from Europe in '12

From the miracle at Medinah to Rory McIlroy's worldwide dominance to Lydia Ko's performance at the World Amateur Team, it was a special year in Europe says our Alistair Tait.

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A look at the 83 qualifiers for the 2013 Masters

The 83 players who have qualified and are expected to compete in the 77th Masters, to be played April 11-14 at Augusta National Golf Club. Players listed in only one category for which they are eligible.

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Georgia Tech adds Webb as men's assistant coach

Brennan Webb, a former PGA Tour caddie and most recently an assistant coach at the University of South Florida, was named assistant coach at Georgia Tech on Monday.

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Kansas women record huge fall behind Thai duo

Behind junior Thanuttra Boonraksasat and freshman Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn, Kansas posted two victories in the fall and feels confident heading into the spring season.

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Montgomerie added to 2013 Hall of Fame class

Colin Montgomerie and Ken Schofield will join Fred Couples, Willie Park Jr. and Ken Venturi in the 2013 Hall of Fame class.

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Top 10 female amateurs: No. 5 Moriya Jutanugarn

Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 5 Moriya Jutanugarn

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My Year in Golf: Brentley Romine

Our Brentley Romine joined Golfweek mid-year, but experienced plenty in only six months, witnessing Andy Shim's big comeback, junior golfers' affinity for chocolate and raccoon setting up shop at a Florida junior tournament.

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Top-ranked Kaufman's game all about consistency

Texas Tech senior Kim Kaufman will take Golfweek's No. 1 ranking into the spring season, where great opportunities await the South Dakota native.

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Top junior boys of 2012: No. 2 Matt NeSmith

Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 2: Matt NeSmith.

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Number Crunching 2012: Tiffany Joh

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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Kim, 17, gets sponsor exemption into Puerto Rico

Si Woo Kim, the 17-year-old who graduated Q-School, is guaranteed at least one PGA Tour start before his 18th birthday. The Puerto Rico Open announced Tuesday that Kim has accepted a sponsor exemption to next year's event.

Monday, December 17

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Golf Channel to broadcast NCAA Championships

The NCAA Division I men’s championship will be televised live by the Golf Channel beginning in 2014, and the women will follow in 2015 when both championships are held in consecutive weeks at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.

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Sage advice from an American 'man in the arena'

Tom Watson will be "the man in the arena" one more time after being tapped as the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup captain.

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Ariya Jutanugarn wins LET Q-School; Woods misses

Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn turned the final round of the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School into a lap of honor. The 17-year-old amateur romped to a five-shot victory in Morocco to earn her card for the 2013 European season.

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Tiger's blog: Not so fast on budding rivalry with McIlroy

Tiger Woods takes to his own website to post a blog that reflects on his three wins, potential rivalry with Rory McIlroy and a tip of the cap to Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson.

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My Year in Golf: James Achenbach

Golf is irreplaceable. It is the world’s greatest game. It is hypnotic for both spectators and participants. We can watch it all our lives. We can play it all our lives. But we should be concerned with the state of recreational golf, despite modest gains in 2012.

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Top junior boys of 2012: No. 3 Robby Shelton

Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 3: Robby Shelton.

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Olesen edges Ogilvy for year's final Masters bid

Thorbjorn Olesen's inactivity was enough for him to crack the top 50 in the year's final Official World Golf Ranking and earn his first Masters bid.

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Number Crunching 2012: Amanda Blumenherst

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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Top 10 female amateurs: No. 6 Austin Ernst

Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 6 Austin Ernst

Sunday, December 16

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Ariya Jutanugarn leads LET Q-School by three shots

Ariya Jutanugarn, 17, is one round away from earning her Ladies European Tour card, holding a three-shot lead over Emily Taylor. Meanwhile, Cheyenne Woods made the cut and is T-46. The top 30 earn their cards.

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5 Things: Loves come through in clutch

Davis Love III and son Dru delivered a clutch performance on the final hole, including Dru's sinking the winning birdie putt, to capture the PNC Father/Son Challenge.

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Schwartzel romps to 12-shot win at Alfred Dunhill

Charl Schwartzel was the runaway winner for the second straight weekend, coasting to a 12-shot victory Sunday at the Alfred Dunhill Championship on the European Tour.

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Number Crunching 2012: D.A. Points

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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Top junior boys of 2012: No. 4 Tianlang Guan

Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 4: Tianlang Guan

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Asia wins Royal Trophy in playoff behind Kim, Yang

South Korea's K.T. Kim made an 8-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to lift Asia past Europe in the Royal Trophy.

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Daniel Popovic wins Australian PGA by four shots

Australasian Tour rookie Daniel Popovic completed an improbable wire-to-wire victory in the Australian PGA, shooting a 3-under 69 on Sunday for a four-stroke victory.

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Sergio Garcia wins rain-shortened Johor Open

Sergio Garcia won the rain-shortened Johor Open on Sunday, closing with an 11-under 61 for a three-stroke victory in the Asian Tour's season-ending event.

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Top 10 female amateurs: No. 7 Lisa McCloskey

Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 7 Lisa McCloskey

Saturday, December 15

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Just like old times: Palmer, Nicklaus put on a show

Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer teed it up together during the first round of the PNC Father/Son Challenge Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, and it was just like old times – friendly banter and all.

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5 Things: Loves lead Father/Son in event's return

After a three-year hiatus, the Father/Son Challenge made its return Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. And what a return it was.

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Sweden's Chopra leads rain-delayed Johor Open

Sweden's Daniel Chopra shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the rain-delayed Johor Open.

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Schwartzel leads by 10 shots at Alfred Dunhill

Charl Schwartzel shot an 8-under 64 Saturday to take a 10-stroke lead after three rounds of the Alfred Dunhill Championship and move to the brink of back-to-back titles.

Popovic maintains two-shot lead at Australian PGA

Daniel Popovic shot a 3-under-par 69 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of an Australian PGA championship marked by lesser-known golfers dominating the marquee players.

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Top junior boys of 2012: No. 5 Adam Wood

Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 5: Adam Wood

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Number Crunching 2012: Kyle Stanley

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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Stanley shows a week can make all the difference

Number Crunching 2012: Kyle Stanley, who blew a 7-shot lead at Torrey Pines, rallied one week later to erase an 8-shot deficit at TPC Scottsdale. The difference? Well, everything.

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Top 10 female amateurs: No. 8 Lindy Duncan

Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 8 Lindy Duncan.

Friday, December 14

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5 Things: Nicklaus talks on eve of Father/Son

From teeing it up with Arnold Palmer to lunch with Rory McIlroy to his thoughts on Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captain, Jack Nicklaus had plenty to talk about on the eve of the Father/Son Challenge.

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As Spieth departs Texas, is a trend developing?

Texas sophomore Jordan Spieth announced Friday that he is turning pro.

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Spieth will leave Texas early, turn professional

Texas sophomore Jordan Spieth announced Friday that he is turning pro. Spieth, 19, was Big 12 Player of the Year and a First-Team All-American in his first year with the Longhorns, and helped guide the team to a national title.

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Shintaro Ban (No. 39, 2014) commits to UNLV

Shintaro Ban of San Jose, Calif., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at UNLV in 2014.

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Europe Ryder Cup captaincy to be more conventional

Don’t expect Europe to make an out-of-left-field, Tom Watson-like announcement when it names the 2014 Ryder Cup captain in the new year.

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Love’s 2014 Ryder Cup goal: 'Make the team'

Davis Love III not only supports Tom Watson as 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup captain but also hopes for an opportunity to play for him again.

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Top 10 female amateurs: No. 9 Jaye Marie Green

Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 9 Jaye Marie Green

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Hot topic at GCAA Convention: NCAA individual champion

The item that garnered most of the attention was the individual portion of the NCAA Championship, which has taken a back seat to the team competition.

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College golfers performing well in pro tournaments

This is a quiet time of year for college golfers, but there’s a couple performances worth noting.

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Q&A with Web.com Tour president Bill Calfee

Next year is an important one for the Web.com Tour. It will be the source of 50 PGA Tour cards, with 25 players earning cards off the money list and another 25 earning them through the Web.com Tour Finals, the four-tournament series that will replace Q-School.

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Ogilvy shoots 69, two back at Australian PGA

Daniel Popovic maintained a share of the lead after the second day of the Australian PGA on Friday while Geoff Ogilvy posted another solid round.

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Top junior boys of 2012: No. 6 Jim Liu

Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 6: Jim Liu

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Xavier and Maketewah unite for new look in 2013

Xavier's golf teams will look toward the spring season with even more anticipation than usual. That’s because the Musketeers expect to be in their new indoor practice facility at Maketewah Country Club by February.

Texas golf pro shot dead after interrupting burglary

A west Texas PGA professional was shot and killed after he interrupted a burglary while visiting family in Roswell, N.M., investigators said.

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My Year in Golf: Jeff Rude

Our Jeff Rude reflects on his most memorable moments of 2012, which included the likes of Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter, CC Sabathia, Aaron Rodgers and plenty of laughs.

Thursday, December 13

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Bourdy shoots 66, leads by 1 shot in South Africa

Gregory Bourdy of France shot a 6-under 66 for a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Thursday, with a revived Charl Schwartzel one of six players behind him.

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Wynn GC embodies The Strip's grandiosity

A round at Wynn Golf Club, just off the Las Vegas strip, should be enough to convince anyone that given unlimited imagination, money and nerve, you basically can create something out of nothing.

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Golfweek's Best: 2012 Casino courses

Shadow Creek tops the Golfweek's Best: Casino Courses for yet another year. What new courses joined the exclusive list in 2012?

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With Watson, options for Ryder Cup captaincy expand

A whirlwind two days of speculation regarding Tom Watson and the Ryder Cup ended Thursday morning on the 80th floor of the Empire State Building when the eight-time major champion was named the 2014 U.S. captain.

Sea Pines Junior Heritage to return in 2014

The Sea Pines Junior Heritage will return in 2014 after a one-year hiatus. It was announced in October that the tournament would not be played in 2013, after more than two decades as one of the most prestigious junior events in the country.

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Rude: Nelson still could captain 2016 Ryder Cup

Now that Tom Watson's appointment to the 2014 Ryder Cup captaincy is official, perhaps the PGA of America should name Larry Nelson captain for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine National.

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Duval rusty as he tees it up for Father-Son Pro-Am

A good friend of mine, a professional golfer years ago but now somehow listed as a 9 handicap, played with David Duval on Thursday morning in the PNC Father-Son pro-am.

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It's official: Watson returns as Ryder Cup captain

The Americans are bringing back Tom Watson as their Ryder Cup captain with hopes of ending two decades of losing in Europe.

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Popovic leads Australian PGA after 1st round

Daniel Popovic shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian PGA Championship on Thursday, revealing afterward that his father is battling incurable cancer.

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My Year in Golf: Gene Yasuda

Our Gene Yasuda reflects on a watershed moment in the industry's efforts to grow the game, golf's enduring appeal and capitalizing on a chance to fulfill the sport's growth potential.

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Top junior boys of 2012: No. 7 Andy Shim

Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 7: Andy Shim

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Top 10 female amateurs: No. 10 Bronte Law

Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 10 Bronte Law

Wednesday, December 12

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Dawson shocked by uproar over St. Andrews

Sure, the Old Course has undergone changes over the years. But any time the big machines start digging at St. Andrews, golf holds its breath.

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McCabe: With Watson, PGA takes a gamble

Our Jim McCabe is conflicted, first wanting to applaud the PGA of America for making a bold decision, but also throwing some water on that fire, as the choice itself wasn't necessarily the right one.

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Watson's peers expect an all-business Ryder Cup

Tom Watson will bring a results-oriented focus to the 2014 Ryder Cup, according to his peers. Once again, Larry Nelson is left wondering what he did wrong.

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Top junior boys of 2012: No. 8 Andy Zhang

Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 8: Andy Zhang

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9-time LPGA Tour winner Colleen Walker dies

Colleen Walker, the former LPGA Tour player who won nine times during her 23-year career, died Tuesday night after her second battle with cancer. She was 56.

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Report: Signs point toward Watson as Ryder captain

In the two months since a stunning loss in the Ryder Cup, the PGA of America talked about doing things differently when selecting its next captain. Tom Watson certainly would break the mold.

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2013 Web.com Tour schedule features 25 stops

The PGA Tour’s developmental circuit will conduct 25 events in 2013, according to a schedule that was distributed to players at last week’s rookie orientation.

Tuesday, December 11

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A dinosaur leaves its imprint on Australian PGA

The new owner of the Palmer Coolum Resort - site of the Australian PGA Championship - has erected a 26-foot mechanical T-Rex between the ninth green and 10th tee, which flips its tail and opens its mouth for a menacing roar when anyone approaches.

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U.S. to announce '14 Ryder Cup captain Thursday

The PGA of America is introducing its next Ryder Cup captain during a segment of the "Today" show on Thursday.

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PGA concerned anchoring ban could hurt game’s growth

PGA of America Ted Bishop and new CEO Pete Bevacqua say that concern for growing golf led the PGA to send a letter to the USGA when the anchoring ban was announced two weeks ago. The PGA was not making some knee-jerk response.

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Top junior boys of 2012: No. 9 Matt Gilchrest

Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 9: Matt Gilchrest

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Year-in-review: Top 10 storylines on Web.com Tour

This was the year of the party crashers on the Web.com Tour. Three players – Luke Guthrie, Ben Kohles and Morgan Hoffmann – earned PGA Tour cards after starting the year with no status. Our Sean Martin takes a look back at 2012 . . .

Little Linksters is looking for the best pee-wee golf swing

Little Linksters, LLC along with Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development and The Littlest Golfer, Inc. launched the 3rd annual youth swing contest on Dec. 10. They are looking for the best pee-wee, ages 3-8 years old, golf swings in the world.

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Player of the week: Sammi Lee

Sammi Lee of Winter Park, Fla., forced a playoff to win the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament at Eagle Creek.

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Player of the week: Ben Dietrich

Ben Dietrich of Bluffton, S.C., won the 5th Annual Hank Haney Invitational at Sea Pines Resort by one shot.

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Allred (No. 57, 2014) commits to East Carolina

Victoria Allred of Pfafftown, N.C., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at East Carolina in 2014.

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Wittenberg named Web.com Tour Player of the Year

Casey Wittenberg has been named the Web.com Tour Player of the Year, based on a vote from his fellow competitors. Wittenberg, 28, won twice on the Web.com Tour in 2012, and was the leading money winner with $433,453.

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My Year in Golf: Sean Martin

Our jack-of-all-trades Sean Martin has made it his mission to find the unknown golfer - and he happened upon the stories of Michael Weaver, Steven Fox, John Peterson and Dylan Frittelli in 2012.

Monday, December 10

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Martin: Guthrie deserving of Player of the Year award

Luke Guthrie played less than half of a season on the Web.com Tour, but I believe his impressive performance was enough to merit him the Web.com Tour Player of the Year award.

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Rude: The end of Disney’s magical Tour ride

Charlie Beljan wrote the final chapter in Disney's 42-year-old storybook that featured wins by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Payne Stewart and Tiger Woods.

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Kim, Widegren highlight Fall Palmer Cup Rankings

The fall Palmer Cup Rankings have been released. The top six golfers in the new ranking at season's end from both the United States and Europe shall be among the 10 in the selection for each team.

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PGA Tour releases first part of 2013-14 schedule

Tournaments in Malaysia, China and Mexico are among the first six events on the PGA Tour's restructured schedule, which begins with the 2013-14 season.

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My Year in Golf: Jim McCabe

Did two PGA of America staffers save the Ryder Cup for Europe? Just how did caddie Kip Henley deal with a gator on the course? Our Jim McCabe offers these snapshots from his past year on the road . . .

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Year-in-review: Top 10 moments from PGA Tour

The 2012 PGA Tour season provided dozens of unforgettable highlights. Without time or space to detail all of them, here is one man’s choice of the top 10 . . .

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Titleist runs away with Golfweek Industry Cup title

Titleist captured the annual Golfweek Industry Cup at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in California.

Sunday, December 9

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Perry teams with O'Hair to win Shootout

Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair birdied five of the last six holes to win the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Sunday.

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Jamieson provides glimmer of hope for Scottish golf

Everyone concerned about the state of Scottish golf will be hoping Scott Jamieson’s victory in the Nelson Mandela Championship heralds the start of a Scottish revival. But, we shouldn’t hold our breath just yet, says Alistair Tait.

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Ciganda wins LET Order of Merit, rookie of the year

Carlota Ciganda is the first player since Laura Davies 27 years ago to win the LET Order of Merit and rookie of the year in the same season.

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Senior, 53, withstands weather to win Aussie Open

Peter Senior won the Australian Open by one stroke Sunday, overcoming severe weather conditions that forced a three-hour suspension because of gale-force winds.

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My Year in Golf: Beth Ann Baldry

In our first My Year in Golf, our Beth Ann Baldry reflects on the amazing story of Meredith Duncan to a round at Liberty National to the memory of rules official Doug Brecht.

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Top 10 moments from 2012 LPGA season

From 15-year-old Lydia Ko's record-setting win to Yani Tseng's roller-coaster of an year, our Beth Ann Baldry takes a look back at a memorable LPGA season...

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Schwartzel cruises to 11-shot victory in Thailand

Charl Schwartzel shot his third 7-under 65 of the tournament Sunday to wrap up a dominating victory at the Thailand Golf Championship, extending his already commanding lead to win by 11 shots.

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Watson keen to captain U.S. Ryder Cup team in '14

Tom Watson says he'd consider captaining the U.S. team at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland, 21 years after his first successful effort.

Saturday, December 8

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Perry, O'Hair lead Franklin Templeton Shootout

Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair took a two-stroke lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Saturday, birdieing the final six holes in better-ball play for an 11-under 61.

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Clark, Madsen lead in Durban after 2-day delay

Morten Orum Madsen made a late charge Saturday to match Tim Clark's 5-under 60 and grab a share of the first-round lead at the European Tour's rain-delayed season-opening Nelson Mandela Championship.

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Top junior boys of 2012: No. 10 Tae Wan Lee

Golfweek brings you the top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 10: Tae Wan Lee.

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Feng wins Dubai Ladies Masters by 5 shots

Shanshan Feng of China won the Dubai Ladies Masters by five strokes on Saturday after shooting a 3-under 69 to capture her second Ladies European Tour title.

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Schwartzel extends lead in Thailand

Overnight leader Charl Schwartzel of South Africa had a 4-under 68 Saturday to extend his lead over Daniel Chopra of Sweden to five shots after the third round of the Thailand Golf Championship.

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Senden leads after 3rd round at Australian Open

Australian John Senden had an eagle and two birdies in a four-hole stretch on the back nine Saturday and finished with a 2-under 70 for a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the Australian Open.

Friday, December 7

Love, Snedeker lead Franklin Templeton Shootout

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker shot a 10-under 62 on Friday in modified alternate-shot play to take the first-round lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Central Michigan to add women’s golf team

After a 30-plus-year hiatus as a varsity sport, women's golf will return to Central Michigan. The Chippewas will field a women’s golf team beginning in the 2014-15 academic year.

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In this issue: Dec. 7-14, 2012

Inside the Dec. 7-14, 2012 issue of Golfweek

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Circling Raven Golf Club, Worley, Idaho

Circling Raven is in the back yard of Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort's sprawling grounds – the Gene Bates design flowing over 620 acres.

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Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Miss.

Created exclusively for guests of Beau Rivage, the Tom Fazio-designed course at Fallen Oak across 510 acres of native wetlands, marshes, pecan groves and hardwood forests.

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The Preserve Golf Club at Palace Casino Resort, Vancleave, Miss.

The Preserve Golf Club, designed by U.S. Open winner Jerry Pate, sits on 245 acres in the heart of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, Calif.

Journey at Pechanga follows the rise and fall of the rugged terrain as it snakes its way through the Temecula Valley’s native canyons and ravines.

Whirlwind GC at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, Ariz.

Whirlwind Golf Club boasts two Gary Panks-designed golf courses, Devil’s Claw and Cattail, draped over 242 acres of desert landscape.

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Salish Cliffs GC, Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Wash.

Salish Cliffs GC challenges players with more than 600 feet of elevation changes amid lush forestry and serene wetlands amid its Gene Bates design.

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Feng takes 5-stroke lead into final round in Dubai

Shanshan Feng shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a big five-stroke lead into the final round of the Dubai Ladies Masters.

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Missoula mixes college community with western lifestyle

If you fancy the Western lifestyle but don’t want to sacrifice life’s creature comforts or have the means to spend seven figures on a home in a private golf community, Missoula (Mont.) might be just the ticket.

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Montana combines cowboy lifestyle, modern amenities

Looking for the cowboy lifestyle with modern amenities? Our Martin Kaufmann says that Montana has it in abundance.

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Wardrobe change: Dress casual comes to golf

Michael Jordan was banned from a high-end Miami golf course because he refused to change his cargo shorts. Other course administrators feel “the message (from the Jordan episode) is not good for golf.” And they're doing something about it.

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Youngsters Guan, Zhang miss Australian Open cut

Asia-Pacific Amateur champ Tianlang Guan missed the cut at the Australia Open, but closed with a respectable 2-under 70 that was a dozen shots better than his opening round.

European Tour season-opener delayed again

The start of the European Tour's season-opening Nelson Mandela Championship has been delayed for a second straight day after heavy rain left most of the course under water.

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Fraser leads after 2 rounds of Australian Open

Marcus Fraser of Australia shot a second consecutive 3-under 69 to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Australian Open on Friday.

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Schwartzel increases lead in Thailand to 4 strokes

Charl Schwartzel increased his lead to four strokes at the Thailand Golf Championship with a second straight 7-under 65 on Friday.

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Caddies fight at Australian Open practice area

Golf officials are investigating a fight between two caddies near the practice chipping area at The Lakes before the first round of the Australian Open.

Thursday, December 6

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All-Americans to receive invites to Mylan Classic

College golf’s best players have found a new home on the Web.com Tour, as All-Americans will now receive invitations to the Mylan Classic.

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Guan opens with 82 at Australian Open

Asia-Pacific Amateur champ Tianlang Guan shot 82 Thursday in the first round of the Emirates Australian Open, his first professional stroke-play event since his historic victory.

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Feng still leading after 2nd round at Dubai Ladies

Shanshan Feng birdied five of her first nine holes Thursday to shoot a 7-under 65 and take a four-stroke lead after the second round of the Dubai Ladies Masters.

Opening round of 2013 European season delayed

Rain has washed out the opening day of the 2013 European Tour season at the inaugural Nelson Mandela Championship in South Africa.

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Schwartzel leads in Thailand after 65 in 1st round

Seeking his first victory since winning the 2011 Masters, Charl Schwartzel shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Thailand Golf Championship.

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Senden leads Australian Open by 2 shots after 66

John Senden shot a 6-under 66 in calm morning conditions to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

Wednesday, December 5

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Mitsubishi Rayon, Aldila sign merger agreement

Mitsubishi Rayon America and Aldila announced Dec. 4 that the companies have signed a merger agreement.

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Humphrey (No. 20, 2014) commits to Vanderbilt

Theo Humphrey has given a verbal commitment to Vanderbilt for the fall of 2014. Humphrey also made unofficial visits to Auburn, Wake Forest, Virginia, Georgia Tech and Northwestern.

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AJGA permits use of rangefinders for 2013 events

The AJGA has adopted a note to Rule 14-3 in the USGA Rules of Golf that allows juniors to use distance-measuring devices in AJGA competition.

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Davis Love III to receive 2013 USGA Bob Jones Award

The U.S. Golf Association announced the selection of Davis Love III as the recipient of the 2013 Bob Jones Award.

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Fired Huntingdon coach: Right idea, wrong delivery

Matt Mahanic concedes that he was wrong to curse his Huntingdon College men's team "in the heat of the moment." Yet Mahanic, who was dismissed Nov. 9 after his profanity-laced rant toward his team went viral on the Internet, said his heart was in the right place.

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Spitzer named head of USGA's Research and Test Center

John Spitzer, longtime assistant technical director for the U.S. Golf Association, will become the head of the association's research and test center in February.

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Complete coverage: Grow the Game

Golfweek's seven-part "Grow the Game" series casts a spotlight on the individuals, programs and facilities that are striving to make golf thrive again.

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PGA Junior League Golf aims to attract youth

As a club manager for nearly 40 years, Dennis Johnsen has witnessed his share of grow-the-game initiatives. More often than not, he says, their hype outweighs their results.

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First Links: A blueprint for golf 'bunny slopes'

Placing the uninitiated golfer on the first tee of a course stretching 7,000 yards or more makes as much sense as letting a newly licensed driver on a German autobahn.

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Familial approach: Raven GC engages kids, parents

Phoenix’s Raven Golf Club engages parents, kids with creative programs.

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Lewis takes junior golf instruction straight to schools

What started as a way to complement his PGA duties now has PGA pro Troy Lewis managing as many as a dozen part-time instructors at nearly 40 golf schools annually in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Late bloomers look for a shot at college golf

There are only 2,960 golfers who play Division I college golf. For the likes of Jake Kreuz and Camden Nierman, it is taking extra, post-high school efforts to try and grab the attention of the nation's top coaches.

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Golf answers urgent call to grow the game

Golf 2.0. It’s a title that will become part and parcel of the game this year, lexicon that will roll off the tongues of Jack Nicklaus, U.S. Golf Association and PGA of America executives, TV commentators and just about anybody who’s anybody in golf. But what exactly is it?

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GolfTEC inspires more, and better, play

Joe Assell, co-founder of GolfTEC, which delivers 21st-century, technology-based instruction rather than Band-Aid swing fixes, is addressing a frequently overlooked aspect in the industry’s efforts to grow the game: poor player retention.

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Cal's Stalter, Homa on opposite ends of anchoring ban

Everyone loves to argue with friends on social media about an array of controversial issues. California's Joel Stalter and Max Homa are no different. Their exchange on Facebook last week was a perfect example of both sides of the proposed anchoring ban.

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Making the grade: Freshmen of the fall

As great as the 2011-12 campaign was for college freshmen, this season has a chance to be just as special. Our Brentley Romine looks at 12 freshmen that have made the grade this fall.

Tuesday, December 4

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Parmar wins Golfweek Senior Tour Championship

Robert Parmar finished four shots clear of the next closest pursuer on Dec. 3 to win the Golfweek Senior Tour Championship. Parmar, of Fairhope, Ala., closed with 2-under 70 at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., and finished 54 holes at 1-under 215.

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Toy Box: Stricker wields new flatstick

Steve Stricker turned heads at the World Challenge when he showed up with a new putter. Known as one of the best putters in the world, Stricker played with a face-balanced Odyssey Sabertooth conventional-length putter.

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Junior PGA moves to Trump National in Washington

The PGA of America has named Trump National Golf Club in Washington as the host of the 2013 Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour.

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Sheils puts degree first as she prepares for tour life

A level-headed Maddie Sheils made a tough call earlier this semester, choosing the written kind of final exam over the one that required 90 grueling holes of golf in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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Notes: Veterans Watson, O'Meara weigh in on anchoring

Feelings remain strong on both sides of the anchoring debate. Mark O'Meara and Tom Watson weigh in.

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McIlroy wins PGA Tour Player of the Year; Huh top rookie

The PGA Tour has announced Rory McIlroy as Player of the Year after winning four times on Tour in 2012. John Huh was named Rookie of the Year. Both awards were voted on by the Tour’s membership at the conclusion of the 2012 season.

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Watson: Olympics not the place for golf

Eight-time major winner Tom Watson says golf has no place at the Olympic Games.

Monday, December 3

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5 Things: Final Q-School lives up to reputation

That’s a wrap. Q-School as we know it is finished. This final edition featured the standard storylines that this unique event has built its reputation on. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Monday’s play at PGA West.

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Q-School: Player-by-player look at 26 graduates

After 108 holes and 172 players competing for a chance to play on the PGA Tour, only these 26 players were left standing on Monday at PGA West's Stadium Course. A breakdown of each.

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Q-School Tracker: 26 players earn PGA Tour cards

Dong-Whan Lee fired a 5-under 67 to take the PGA Tour Q-School title, while former Augusta State teammates Patrick Reed and Henrik Norlander used the same score to earn their cards on the number.

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Winner’s Circle: Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 2012

Take a look what this week's winners carried in their bags.

Jim Boeheim takes part in Golf Balls on Parade

Rolling Stone magazine sketch artist Philip Burke is painting a 3-foot-tall Jim Boeheim golf ball as part of Golf Balls on Parade.

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Player Diary: Alabama's Justin Thomas (Part 5)

Haskins Award winner and Alabama star Justin Thomas joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2012-13 college golf season.

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Player of the week: Dylan Kim

Dylan Kim of Winter Garden, Fla., won the FCWT event at the Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida on Dec. 2 by 12 shots.

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Player of the week: Matthew Rushton

Matthew Rushton of Cape Town, South Africa, came away with a two-stroke victory at the IJGT event at the Old South Golf Links on Dec. 2.

Sunday, December 2

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Complete coverage: 2012 LPGA Q-School

Nerves, disappointment, sheer fear and ultimately glee are the goals of this year's field at LPGA Q-School. Unfortunately for most, this holiday season won't come with an LPGA card - as only 20 are earned. Our complete coverage.

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Achenbach: Q-School is all about tough-guy golf

From leader Steven Bowditch to Kevin Kisner to Paul Stankowski, the 108-hole test that is PGA Tour Q-School is more about the ability to maintain your mental stability than it is about your skills on the course.

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5 Things: McDowell breaks 2-year winless streak

Graeme McDowell seemed to be right at home with the less-than-ideal weather at Sherwood Country Club this week, firing a 4-under 68 to cap off an impressive victory at the Tiger Woods World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif. on Sunday.

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Q-School 5 Things: 'Tomorrow is never fun'

Steven Bowditch holds the 90-hole lead at PGA Tour Q-School, but the nerves, joy and heartbreak of Monday's final round await those dreaming of a Tour card in 2013 - just ask Billy Horschel.

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Q-School Tracker: Bowditch takes 1-shot lead

That's a wrap on Day 5 at PGA Tour Q-School. Just one round remains for these PGA Tour aspirants. Steven Bowditch will take a one-shot lead into Monday's final round. See how it happened.

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Tracker: McDowell wins for first time since '10

Tiger Woods fired a 1-under 71 that featured no birdies until the par-5 13th and then an eagle at No. 16, but finished outside the top 2 for only the third time in 12 tries at the World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

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LPGA Q-School: Player-by-player breakdowns

LPGA Q-School for 2012 is in the books and the 20 players that have earned their cards can enjoy the holidays a bit more this year. Here is a player-by-player look at the 20 to advance.

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Jeray, Cho work overtime to earn LPGA tour cards

Nicole Jeray thought she had done enough in regulation to earn her LPGA card. She ended up needing five playoff holes to secure it. Meanwhile Irene Cho could barely hold her putter as she also earned hers on the fifth playoff hole.

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5 Things: Jutanugarn, Lee-Bentham tie for title

5 Things: Moriya Jutanugarn and Rebecca Lee-Bentham tie for overall title while former LSU star Austin Ernst earns her LPGA tour card.

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Dawson says too much Old Course hysteria

R&A chief executive Peter Dawson responds to public outcry about planned changes to the Old Course, saying much of the reaction is "ill-informed."

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Martin: Koreans have fared well at Q-School

It all started with an 8-foot bogey putt for Y.E. Yang in 2008 - he'd make a move on to becoming the first Asian-born major champion - and now Koreans seemingly are making Q-School their personal playground.

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USGA responds to Bradley being called 'cheater'

Keegan Bradley says that he was heckled by a fan off the 18th green at the end of his third round at the Tiger Woods World Challenge on Saturday. On Sunday, the USGA called it a "deplorable incident."

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Vongvanij wins King's Cup by 2 shots

Arnond Vongvanij upstaged heavy favorites Thaworn Wiratchant and Mardan Mamat with a two-stroke victory in the King's Cup on Sunday to claim his first Asian Tour title.

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Kaymer holds on in rain to win Nedbank Challenge

Martin Kaymer of Germany held on for a 2-shot victory at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at a rainy Sun City on Sunday, earning his first title of 2012.

Saturday, December 1

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5 Things: McDowell retains lead behind 68

Graeme McDowell didn't let up on Saturday afternoon at the Tiger Woods World Challenge, following his tournament-best 6-under 66 on Friday with a 4-under 68 to take a two-shot lead into Sunday's final round.

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5 Things: Military stint aided Lee's golf game

5 Things: PGA Tour Q-School 72-hole leader Dong-Hwan Lee says the approximately two years he spent in the South Korean military was good for his golf career.

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Tee times, pairings: McDowell, Bradley paired

Tiger Woods and Bo Van Pelt will be paired for the second time in the past three days as both try to chase down leader Graeme McDowell at the World Challenge.

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Q-School Tracker: Lee takes 2-shot lead

That's a wrap from Day 4 at PGA Tour Q-School. Dong-Hwan Lee has a two-shot lead after shooting 64 on PGA West's Stadium Course. Edward Loar, Meen-Whee Kim, Vaughn Taylor and Richard H. Lee. See how it happened.

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Tiger Tracker: Woods fires 3-under 69

Graeme McDowell sustained his lead at the World Challenge on Saturday, but is only two shots ahead of Keegan Bradley and five up on Tiger Woods. See how it happened.

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Woods spends $4M to cover Challenge expenses

Tiger Woods spent what is believed to be about $4 million of his own money to join presenting sponsor Northwestern Mutual in covering the operating costs of the World Challenge.

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Kenoyer, Molinaro among movers at LPGA Q-School

Saturday was moving day at the final stage of LPGA Q-School, where emotions were high as the field of 119 players scrambled to be among the top 70 and ties.

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Kaymer takes 1-shot lead at Nedbank Challenge

Martin Kaymer rolled in a tricky 10-foot par putt on the last hole for a 2-under 70 and a one-stroke lead on Saturday heading into the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

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Langer wins seniors' Nedbank Champions Challenge

Bernhard Langer won the Nedbank Champions Challenge seniors tournament by two strokes Saturday despite closing with a 2-over 74.