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Wednesday, October 31

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Renowned teacher Flick, 82, inspired next generation

Renowned instructor Jim Flick died Nov. 5 at his home in Carlsbad, Calif. He was 82. The teacher, whose students included Jack Nicklaus and Tom Lehman, leaves a legacy as an ambassador of the game and an inspiration for junior golfers.

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Graphite Design to close U.S. shop, outsource distribution

Shaftmaker Graphite Design International will close its U.S. headquarters in San Diego on Nov. 30, Golfweek has learned.

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Men's Midweek Report: UCLA wins at Cypress Point

Welcome to Golfweek’s Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest college news and give you a quick glance at what to look ahead to this weekend.

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Seven to be inducted into GCAA Hall of Fame

The Golf Coaches Association of America will induct six coaches and one head rules official as part of its 2012 Hall of Fame class.

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Golfweek’s Best Courses of Caribbean & Mexico 2013

Cap Cana tops this list.

Bob Marra named Executive Director and CEO of Humana Challenge

Human Challenge President and Chairman of the Board John Foster announced Monday that Coachelle Valley business executive Bob Marra has been appointed executive director and CEO of the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.

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Golfweek's Best Resort Courses 2013

Pacific Dunes in Bandon, Ore., tops this list.

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Gilbreth (No. 91, 2013) commits to Houston

Emily Gilbreth of Bellaire, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at the University of Houston in 2013.

Junior Heritage cancelled for 2013

The Sea Pines Junior Heritage, which began more than two decades ago and was regarded as one of the top junior events in the country, will not be held in 2013.

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Brenden Bone (NR, 2013) commits to Air Force

Brenden Bone of Anthem, Ariz., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at the Air Force Academy in 2013.

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Alec Bone (NR, 2013) commits to Colorado State

Alec Bone has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Colorado State.

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Callaway X Forged iron's unique heritage

In early 2013 we also will see a new generation of fairway woods from Callaway, along with an enhanced version of the Razr X driver used by Ernie Els to win the 2012 Open Championship.

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Player of the week: Brenden Jelley

Brenden Jelley of Tulsa, Okla., won the boy’s division at the OJGT/TJGT Red River Team Challenge on Oct. 28.

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Women's Midweek Report: Sooners break records

Welcome to Golfweek’s Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest college news and give you a quick glance at what to look ahead to this weekend.

Tuesday, October 30

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Florida beats Alabama in Betsy Rawls tiebreaker

Florida capped a successful fall season on Tuesday with a victory at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational. It’s the second team title this season for the Gators, ranked No. 6 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

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Oklahoma State wins Royal Oaks Intercollegiate

Oklahoma State notched its first victory since the 2011 NCAA Colorado Regional by winning the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate Oct. 30.

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Sooners win at The Alamo to close fall season

Oklahoma won a second consecutive tournament on Oct. 30, finishing eight shots ahead of runner-up Texas A&M.

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Player of the week: Eji Kwon

Eji Kwon won the girl’s division at the OJGT/TJGT Red River Team Challenge after shooting rounds of 73-74 to win by two strokes.

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Golfweek's Golfest 2013

The Villages: March 8-9, 2013

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Tim Mickelson's daily double: golf and horses

There's no secret that Arizona State men's golf coach Tim Mickelson loves golf. But his love of horses – and horse racing – might be a surprise.

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Acushnet, McIlroy will part ways at end of the year

Rory McIlroy and Acushnet - the company that manufactures the Titleist and FootJoy brands - have announced in a press release that their relationship will end Dec. 31.

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Ryder Cup pain persists, but Lefty focuses on new path

Phil Mickelson conceded that the immediate hangover from the U.S. loss in the Ryder Cup persists and might not be exorcised in his career. But, he's trying to move on with a new goal: hit more fairways.

Monday, October 29

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Hurricane Sandy forces Rutgers to WD at Lady Paladin

As Hurricane Sandy made its way up the East Coast over the weekend, the Rutgers women's golf team was forced to withdraw from the Lady Paladin Invitational to get home safely.

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Winner’s Circle: Oct. 22-28, 2012

Find out what the winners had in their bags this week.

Geiberger steps down after 16 years at Pepperdine

John Geiberger has announced his resignation after serving as the Pepperdine men’s golf coach for the past 16 seasons. During that time, Geiberger led the Waves to 21 tournament titles.

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Player of the week: Kim Kaufman, Texas Tech

Kaufman won individual medalist honors at the Landfall Tradition on Oct. 28 when the 54-hole event was shortened to 18 holes because of thunderstorms caused by Hurricane Sandy.

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Team of the week: Indiana

The Hoosiers won the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, their final start of the fall season, by three shots.

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Donald will not defend his title at Disney

Luke Donald will not defend his title at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic because of a scheduled medical procedure for one of his children.

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Tardy (No. 14, 2015) commits to Georgia

Bailey Tardy has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Georgia. The Norcross, Ga., native also made unofficial visits to Clemson and Ole Miss before making her decision.

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PGA Tour schedule for 2013 reflects year of change

At first glance, the PGA Tour's 2013 schedule might appear to be thinner. Look again, because it's a year of change.

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Player Diary: California's Max Homa (Part 4)

Max Homa, a senior star at California, will be blogging for Golfweek.com all season long, giving you insight into what goes on behind the scenes with the Golden Bears.

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Player of the week: Michael Kim, California

The sophomore won his first collegiate title at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, shooting 4-under 212 to finish one shot ahead of Alabama's Justin Thomas and New Mexico's James Erkenbeck.

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Team of the week: California

The Bears capped off their undefeated fall season with a victory at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational.

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Tracker: McIlroy takes down Tiger in match-play exhibition

A day after Tiger Woods fired a bogey-free round to climb into contention at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia, it was Rory McIlroy that benefited from a bogey-free round in beating Woods in a medal match-play exhibition at Lake Jinsha International Golf Club in Beijing.

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St. Leon-Rot in Germany to host 2015 Solheim Cup

The Ladies European Tour is delighted to announce the appointment of Golf Course St. Leon-Rot in Germany as the venue for The 2015 Solheim Cup.

Sunday, October 28

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Marsh cruises to Stocker Cup victory

Amateur golf titles have been plentiful for Kevin Marsh in 2012. He added another victory on Sunday at the Stocker Cup.

Mississippi St. breaks winless streak at Bridgestone

Mississippi State broke a nearly four-year winless streak Sunday with a victory at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate. The Bulldogs last claimed a team title at the 2009 Mobile Bay Intercollegiate.

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David Frost wins AT&T Championship in playoff

David Frost won the AT&T Championship on Sunday, beating Bernhard Langer with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff after overcoming a six-stroke deficit in the final round.

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Player-by-player look at the Web.com graduates

A look at the 25 players who graduated to the PGA Tour from this year's Web.com Tour . . .

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5 Things: Bolli climbs money list with Web.com win

Twenty-five PGA Tour cards were handed out Sunday in the Dallas suburbs as the Web.com Tour season came to a close. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the Web.com Tour Championship.

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Challenge Tour graduates in for a reality check

While the 21 Challenge Tour graduates feel as though they are on top of the world right now, they will be in for a reality check when they step up to the European Tour.

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Oklahoma St. wins shortened Landfall Tradition

Oklahoma State won in its final start of the fall season as the Landfall Tradition was shortened to 18 holes because of Hurricane Sandy.

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TPC Sawgrass Valley to host '13 Web.com finale

The PGA Tour has announced that the Dye’s Valley course at TPC Sawgrass will host the final event of next year’s Web.com Tour Finals, which will debut in 2013.

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5 Things: Watney's brilliant 61 nets him CIMB title

On a weekend that saw two players come to the 18th hole needing birdie to fire a 59 - golf's magic number - it was Nick Watney who did just enough on Sunday to walk away with the CIMB Classic title.

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Busby captures Euro Tour card at Challenge finale

England's James Busby received the last invitation to the Challenge Tour's Grand Final, and took full advantage and captured his European Tour card with a T-2 finish in Italy.

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Hanson holds off McIlroy for BMW Masters win

Sweden's Peter Hanson won the BMW Masters on Sunday for his second European Tour victory of the year, shooting a 5-under 67 to hold off Ryder Cup teammate Rory McIlroy by a stroke.

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Pettersen rallies for second straight victory

Suzann Pettersen won the Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her second straight LPGA Tour victory, rallying to beat Inbee Park by three strokes.

Saturday, October 27

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How it happened: Tiger fires 63; Watney wins CIMB

Tiger Woods fires an 8-under 63, but Nick Watney's course-record 61 helps him outlast overnight leader Bo Van Pelt and win his second event of the season. See how it happened.

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Hahn, Hicks lead Web.com Tour Championship

James Hahn shot a 7-under 64 on Saturday in the Web.com Tour Championship for a share of the third-round lead with Justin Hicks.

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Park leads Taiwan Championship by 2 strokes

Inbee Park of South Korea shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Taiwan Championship on Saturday.

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Hanson leads McIlroy by a shot at BMW Masters

Peter Hanson shot a 2-under 70 to lead Ryder Cup teammate Rory McIlroy by one stroke after the third round of the inaugural BMW Masters on Saturday.

Friday, October 26

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Tracker: Woods (69) falters late, five back of leaders

Tiger Woods seemed to be in control on Saturday at the CIMB Classic after opening with a 5-under 30 thru nine holes, but a dismal back nine left him five shots back of leaders Bo Van Pelt and Robert Garrigus.

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Calcavecchia leads delayed AT&T Championship

Mark Calcavecchia shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead over Kenny Perry in the suspended first round of the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship.

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Hicks leads Web.com Tour Championship

Justin Hicks shot a 2-under 69 in breezy conditions Friday to take a two-stroke after the second round of the Web.com Tour Championship.

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Missouri's Jace Long: All he does is win

Jace Long's winning ways continued Friday as the Missouri senior won at his site during the first stage of PGA Tour Q-School.

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Notebook: Indiana ends fall on high note

After losing the team title at the Hoosier Invitational due to a disqualification, Indiana capped its fall season on a high note by winning the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown.

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Hanson leads McIlroy by 2 at BMW Masters

Peter Hanson of Sweden shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead on defending champion Rory McIlroy after the second round of the BMW Masters on Friday.

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Pettersen, Park lead by 2 over Tseng in Taiwan

Suzann Pettersen shot a 7-under 65 to share a two-stroke lead with Inbee Park of South Korea halfway through the Taiwan Championship on Friday.

Thursday, October 25

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Tiger Tracker: Woods fires 67, currently five back

Tiger Woods didn't make a typical run, but his methodical 4-under 67 kept him in the mix at the CIMB Classic. See how it all happened, shot-by-shot . . .

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Ridings shares lead at Web.com Tour Championship

Tag Ridings, who entered the Web.com Tour Championship at No. 51 on the money list, shot 6-under 65 and enters the second round in a 6-way tie for the lead.

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Notebook: Lobos among fall's pleasant surprises

Many players at this year’s U.S. Amateur hit to the 17th green at Cherry Hills Country Club with a wedge in hand. Gavin Green was one of them, except he used a gap wedge for his second, not his third, shot to the 544-yard par-5.

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Shark found alive at California golf course

Those at San Juan Hills Golf Course Oct. 22 got a surprise when a 2-foot long leopard shark was found alive on a tee box.

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McDowell asks for help in Olympic representation debate

Graeme McDowell wants some help in deciding which country he should represent at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Donaldson posts course-record 62 at BMW Masters

Jamie Donaldson of Wales set a course record 10-under 62 Thursday en route to a four-stroke lead after the opening round of the BMW Masters.

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Mike Miller takes the road less traveled

When New York native Mike Miller left Penn State after just one semester with the Nittany Lions, he wasn’t sure where his life would take him or how he would pursue his dream of one day becoming a professional golfer.

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Q&A: Bob Covington, general chairman, NCAA Championship

Golfweek caught up with Covington, a Capital City Club member who is in charge of preparations for the May 28-June 2 NCAAs, during the U.S. Collegiate in Alpharetta, Ga.

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Inbee Park leads Tseng by two in Taiwan

Inbee Park of South Korea shot a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead over local favorite and top-ranked Yani Tseng after the first round of the Taiwan Championship on Thursday.

Wednesday, October 24

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How it happened: Tiger fires 66, trails by three shots

Tiger Woods fired a back-nine 31 to erase a pair of late front-nine bogeys, firing a 5-under 66 on Thursday at the CIMB Classic. How it happened . . .

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Amid Bermuda scenery, Paddy wins Grand Slam

Amid the beautiful scenery of Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda, Padraig Harrington took home his first PGA Grand Slam title in three tries.

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5 Things: PGA Tour cards on the line at Web.com finale

The Web.com Tour Championship begins Thursday at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. The top 60 on the tour’s money list are competing for a $1 million purse, including a $180,000 winner’s check.

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Player Diary: Alabama's Justin Thomas (Part 4)

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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Balicki: A thrilling U.S. Collegiate finish

Over the last 30 years, I’ve watched my fair share of college tournaments and the players who make up the game. I’ve seen a lot of great shots and plenty of exciting and thrilling finishes.

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Women's Midweek Report: Kim, Chen carry USC

Welcome to Golfweek’s Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest college news and give you a quick glance at what to look ahead to this weekend.

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Men's Midweek Report: Cal ends fall undefeated

Welcome to Golfweek’s Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest college news and give you a quick glance at what to look ahead to this weekend.

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Rude: 'Two Gloves' Gainey is a true rags-to-riches story

Tommy Gainey was wrapping insulation in the mid-1990s. Now his story might be worth a made-for-cable movie. 'Two Gloves' is truly a rags-to-riches story.

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Campbell (No. 13, 2015) commits to Texas A&M

Emily Campbell of Carrollton, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Texas A&M in 2015.

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Indiana closes fall season with victory in Las Vegas

Indiana closed its fall with a second title on Oct. 23, winning the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown by three shots.

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Player of the week: Chandler Phillips

Phillips birdied two of his last three holes to win the Texas Cup Invitational.

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Player of the week: Thamonpat Siriko

Siriko won the IJGT Georgia Open at Savannah Quarters on Oct. 21.

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Crowne Plaza Invitational

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Tuesday, October 23

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Cal remains perfect on the fall with Isleworth win

Cal kept its perfect record alive by winning the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational on Oct. 23 at Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windermere, Fla.

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For Spieth, Texas golf priority No. 1 through fall season

The Isleworth Collegiate just may be the final event of Jordan Spieth's career, but his mind still was on helping his Texas team. He'll think about PGA Tour Q-School at the end of the fall season.

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For Euro Tour hopefuls, it all comes down to Italy

It’s crunch time for Europe’s wannabes. Time to get a foothold of the gravy train that could lead to riches beyond their dreams.

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In this issue: Oct. 26, 2012

Inside the Oct. 26, 2012 issue of Golfweek

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Watson wows in Bermuda with 'Bubba Golf'

Even when it is at its fascinating best, such as Tuesday’s first round of the 30th PGA Grand Slam of Golf, “Bubba Golf,” while thoroughly entertaining, is not as difficult to explain as regular golf.

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Toy Box notes: Gainey’s driver testing pays off

Before The McGladrey Classic, Tommy Gainey spent an off-week experimenting with Callaway Razr Fit drivers and weighting schemes.

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Gainey remained calm, executed to win McGladrey

Tommy Gainey shot a final-round 60 to come from seven shots back and win the McGladrey Classic. Adam Schupak was there.

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Makloski (NR, 2013) commits to Colorado State

Jimmy Makloski has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Colorado State.

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Els turns to IMG for management

IMG, the management and marketing giant, announced today the signing of Ernie Els to a representation deal, marking a rebound for the firm beset by recent agent and player defections.

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Uihlein in contention for a Euro Tour card in Italy

Peter Uihlein is focusing on Europe this fall. The 2010 U.S. Amateur champion is in contention for a European Tour card at this week’s Challenge Tour finale, the Apulia San Domenico Grand Final.

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Notes: Harrington gets a third chance at Grand Slam

Tthe Grand Slam of Golf isn’t like most tournaments, so when Ernie Els withdrew with an ankle injury, it started a whirlwind.

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TaylorMade introduces RocketBladez, its new line of irons

TaylorMade has generated plenty of buzz with white metalwoods in the past few years. Now the company hopes to do the same with its new irons, RocketBladez.

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LIVE! TaylorMade making product announcement

TaylorMade CEO Mark King went live this morning at 9 a.m. EDT to unveil a new product line. After weeks of advertising and promotion, the company is ready to make its new line public.

Monday, October 22

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Cal's Kim might be small, but he is tough

Michael Kim isn't a physical specimen who will command respect on sight. But his toughness and aptitude on the course will win you over quickly. California leads the Isleworth Collegiate behind its South Korean sophomore star.

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Illinois makes a big move at Isleworth Collegiate

Illinois, behind Brian Campbell, made a surprising move at the Isleworth Collegiate on Monday and sits only three shots off the lead.

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The First Tee’s fundraising effort tops $106 million

The First Tee wants to impact the lives of an additional 10 million youth by 2017. Financing that goal is becoming a reality.

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A look at the field: Golfweek Junior Invitational

The Golfweek Junior Invitational will be played Nov. 3-4 at Celebration Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The registration deadline is Oct. 19, or until a full field is reached. Check back here to find out who is playing.

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Winner’s Circle: Oct. 15-21, 2012

See what equipment this week's winners played:

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USGA names 4-player Copa de las Americas squad

The U.S. Golf Association as announced the four-player team that will represent the United States in January at the Copa de las Americas.

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Player of the week: Kyung Kim, USC

The freshman finished the Stanford Intercollegiate at 7-under 206, three shots ahead of Washington’s SooBin Kim. Kyung Kim’s week at Stanford Golf Course included a second-round 5-under 66.

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Team of the week: USC

USC claimed a four-stroke victory over Washington on Oct. 21 at the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Condoleezza Rice.

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Bulgaria to host its first European Tour event

The European Tour will stage a tournament in Bulgaria for the first time after deciding to rotate the World Match Play Championship between locations across the continent.

Sunday, October 21

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Team of the week: Georgia Tech

The Yellow Jackets won their own U.S. Collegiate Championship thanks to some final-hole heroics from Ollie Schniederjans.

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Player of the week: Patrick Rodgers, Stanford

Rodgers shot a final-round 67 to win the U.S. Collegiate Championship by four shots.

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Schniederjans' eagle propels Georgia Tech at USCC

With an incredible eagle from Ollie Schniederjans on the final hole, Georgia Tech wins U.S. Collegiate by a single shot over defending champion UCLA.

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Russell Henley wins Jacksonville Open

Russell Henley won the Jacksonville Open on Sunday for his second Web.com Tour victory of the year, beating B.J. Staten with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

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Golf scene in Columbus piles up points

Ohio State's offense fizzles, but the golf scene piles up the points in Columbus, Ohio.

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5 Things: Gainey wins first PGA Tour title

Tommy Gainey narrowly missed a chance at golf's magic number. He happily settled for a course-record 60 at Sea Island, and his first PGA Tour win Sunday in the McGladrey Classic.

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USC women win at Stanford

Led by individual medalist Kyung Kim, the USC women's team claimed a four-stroke victory over Washington on Oct. 21 at the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Condoleezza Rice.

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Texas freshman Stone adapting quickly; Cal leads Isleworth

Brandon Stone, a Texas freshman and No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, has made the transition from South Africa to college golf look easy. Meanwhile, his Longhorns trail California at Isleworth Collegiate Invitational.

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Brun will stay at TCU despite Challenge Tour opportunity

TCU sophomore star Julien Brun says he will stay with the Horned Frogs despite having earned a spot on the Challenge Tour.

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Van Pelt outlasts Dufner at Perth International

Bo Van Pelt won the Perth International on Sunday, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over American countryman Jason Dufner.

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Pettersen wins playoff in South Korea

Suzann Pettersen won the HanaBank Championship on Sunday for her ninth LPGA Tour title, beating Catriona Matthew with a 5-foot birdie putt on the third hole of playoff after blowing a big lead.

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UST focuses on torque in Proforce VTS shafts

Why do so many golfers talk incessantly about shaft flex but never seem to talk about shaft torque? It’s a good question because torque is so important in the choice of a shaft. Shaftmaker UST Mamiya is trying to do something about this. It’s a scholarly response.

PGA Tour caddie Scott Steele dies of heart attack

Scott Steele, a popular PGA Tour caddie who worked for Larry Mize when he won the 1987 Masters, has died of a heart attack. He was 55.

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Casey shows progress with nice finish in Australia

While his winless streak didn't come to an end, Paul Casey's fifth-place finish in Australia is another sign that the Englishman might be headed in the right direction.

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Bad sign for Euro Tour? Youngsters opting for PGA Tour Q-School

Lee Westwood's move to the PGA Tour was a blow for the European Tour, but might be minor by comparison if the bevy of young stars opting to participate in PGA Tour Q-School continues.

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Check out the USCC final round live telecast here!

Check out UCLA and the rest of the field as they battle for the U.S. Collegiate title. Follow live with the webcast here!

Saturday, October 20

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Notebook: What's behind Penn State's success?

Denise St. Pierre’s hold-your-breath moment at last week’s Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate came at Holston Hills’ par-3 14th. It was a hole that was wreaking havoc on scorecards.

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5 Things: Veterans Furyk, Love lead McGladrey

The final round of the McGladrey Classic is setting up for a dramatic finish, with 10 golfers within four strokes of the lead.

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UCLA closing in on title defense at U.S. Collegiate

UCLA returned to this year’s U.S. Collegiate Championship for a title defense, and after two rounds, the Bruins are again at the top of the leaderboard.

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Love, Furyk tied for lead at Sea Island

Three weeks after they were on stage together for the closing ceremony at the Ryder Cup, Davis Love III and Jim Furyk wound up together in a place few people would have imagined — in the final pairing at the McGladrey Classic.

North Carolina uses final-round surge for Wolfpack win

North Carolina held off three in-state teams to win the Wolfpack Intercollegiate on Oct. 20. It’s the first victory this fall for the Tar Heels after twice finishing runner-up in their home state.

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Els withdraws from Grand Slam of Golf with injury

Ernie Els has pulled out of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf next week in Bermuda because of a minor ankle injury. He will be replaced in the four-man field by Padraig Harrington.

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Van Pelt leads in Australia; Dufner one back

Bo Van Pelt shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead over fellow American Jason Dufner after the third round of the Perth International.

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Pettersen extends lead to five at LPGA HanaBank

Suzann Pettersen shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to extend her lead to five shots after the second round of the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship.

Friday, October 19

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Love in the hunt at McGladrey Classic

Davis Love III might have found the perfect tonic for any Ryder Cup hangover — playing golf, and playing well on a Sea Island course he knows better than anyone.

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USC, Gooch lead early at U.S. Collegiate

After missing the first two tournaments of the season, Oklahoma State's Talor Gooch leads after the first round of the U.S. Collegiate.

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PGA Tour Q-School: First stage results

PGA Tour Q-School continued this week with the first stage of qualifying. Find out who advanced and who missed out.

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Big weekend for college golf

This is one of the biggest weekends of the year for college golf, with two of the year’s best events overlapping in the Southeast this weekend.

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Grillo takes 4-stroke lead at Perth International

Emiliano Grillo moved closer to securing his European Tour card for 2013 — and his first professional title — by shooting a 5-under 67 for a four-stroke lead after the second round of the Perth International on Friday.

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Course-record 63 gives Pettersen lead in Korea

Suzann Pettersen shot a course-record 9-under 63 Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the LPGA's HanaBank Championship.

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Ray Knoll (NR, 2013) commits to Iowa

Ray Knoll of Naperville, Ill., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Iowa.

Thursday, October 18

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Canizares, Hendry lead after 1st round in Perth

Spain's Alejandro Canizares and New Zealand's Michael Hendry each shot 7-under 65 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Perth International.

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Cauley tied for lead in return to Sea Island

Bud Cauley clinched his first PGA Tour card last year at the McGladrey Classic. A year later, he finds himself tied for the lead at Sea Island.

Minority golf youth ambassador Dickey, 84, dies

Golf lost one of its best-known champions of the grass-roots minority golf movement when William “Bill” Dickey, 84, died in Phoenix on Oct. 16.

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Men's notes: Vandy, Limbaugh off to good start

Men's college notebook: First-year coach Scott Limbaugh has helped Vanderbilt to a team title and a No. 14 ranking so far this fall.

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Houston to add women's golf program in fall 2013

Houston will add women's golf to its athletic program next fall, hoping to replicate the success that the men's program has had over the years.

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Oklahoma wins at home, sets scoring records

Oklahoma shot a school-record 8-under 280 in the final round of its home event on Oct. 18, the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, to earn its first victory of the fall season. The Sooners finished 29 shots ahead of runner-up Notre Dame.

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St. Thomas senior Mortenson part of ‘Elite’ group

University of St. Thomas (Minn.) senior Michael Mortenson was one of only three golfer to receive the Elite 89 award.

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Proctor (No. 80, 2014) commits to Illinois

Colin Proctor from Anderson, Ind., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Illinois.

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Schaake (NR, 2013) commits to Iowa

Carson Schaake of Omaha, Neb., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Iowa.

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PGA Tour to take control of Canadian Tour

The PGA Tour has announced that it will take operational control of the Canadian Tour, forming PGA Tour Canada.

Wednesday, October 17

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Tiger, McIlroy commit to Abu Dhabi event in January

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy - who were paired multiple times during the FedEx Cup playoffs and seemed to genuinely enjoy playing together - have committed to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, slated to start on Jan. 17.

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U.S. Ryder Cuppers highlight Tiger's World Challenge field

The Tiger Woods World Challenge might have lost its marquee sponsor, but it sure hasn't lost its allure among the world's best players.

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Women's Mid-Week Report: Penn St. tops tough field

Welcome to Golfweek’s Mid-Week Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest college news and give you a quick glance at what to look ahead to this weekend.

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5 Things: At Sea Island, Love still thinking Ryder Cup

The McGladrey Classic begins Thursday at idyllic Sea Island Golf Club in southeast Georgia. Here are 5 Things you need to know before the second-to-last official PGA Tour event of 2012 gets under way.

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Hate to be Rude: Weekley fighting to regain his form

When Boo Weekley injured his shoulder at the 2009 Players Championship, it put a damper on his career that continues to drag him down.

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USGA's Davis tries to sell 'anchoring' ban

Mike Davis, the U.S. Golf Association's executive director, appeared before the PGA Tour Policy Board Oct. 17 with a sales pitch: an anticipated ban on the "anchored" stroke.

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Men's Mid-Week Report: Cal, Missouri still perfect

Welcome to Golfweek’s Mid-Week Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest college news and give you a quick glance at what to look ahead to this weekend.

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Jutanugarns to separate as pro careers begin

Thai sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn, a dominant twosome in junior and amateur golf, enter the professional game worlds apart yet forever connected.

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Matthew NeSmith has a thirst to keep getting better

Matthew NeSmith, who earned a spot in the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship, enters college with a desire to improve.

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NeSmith, Ariya Jutanugarn earn Rolex PoY honors

Ariya Jutanugarn, Golfweek’s top-ranked junior, has garnered Rolex Junior Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive year. Matthew NeSmith earned the same honors on the boys’ side.

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LPGA's Brecht played by the book

On Oct. 12, the LPGA lost Doug Brecht, a respected and beloved man, to something so incomprehensibly random as a mosquito bite.

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Tar Heels cap fall with back-to-back titles

North Carolina ended its season with back-to-back victories at the Fall Preview and the Tar Heel. It gives the team good reason to look at the win column.

Tuesday, October 16

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Cal claims fourth team title with MacKenzie runaway

Cal earned another victory this season, its fourth in a row this fall, with a 20-shot routing at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational. The Golden Bears were a collective 46-under par through three rounds at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif.

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D-3 Invite: Methodist, St. John's (Minn.) prevail

Methodist University overcame an eight-shot deficit in the final-round of the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational to win by six strokes at Baytowne Golf Club. St. John's (Minn.) won the men's division.

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At beautiful Sea Island, the focus is on Tour status

Few golf courses, let alone practice areas, offer better views than the driving range of Sea Island Resort. The Atlantic Ocean is in view to golfers’ left and as they watch their tee shots settle off in the distance.

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Alabama earns first fall victory at Jerry Pate

Jay Seawell’s Alabama team delivered a favorable gift on Tuesday for his birthday: a team victory at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate. The title is Alabama’s first this fall.

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Moodie to captain Euros at 2013 Jr. Solheim Cup

Janice Moodie of Scotland has been selected to captain the European Junior Solheim Cup team in 2013.

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AJGA names Rolex Junior All-America teams

The AJGA has announced its list of 48 boys and 48 girls who have earned Rolex Junior All-American honors.

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Race for the top 125 on Tour's money list heats up

From Davis Love III looking at his 27th consecutive top 125 to the likes of Arjun Atwal and Gary Woodland fighting to get inside that magic number, the PGA Tour's money list has plenty of storylines.

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Stasi wins fourth career U.S. Women's Mid-Am title

With her fourth career victory at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur on Oct. 11, Meghan Stasi joined Ellen Port as the only four-time champions of the event.

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Hall, Lee boost resumes with AJGA Ping title

Gavin Hall won the Ping Invitational, the second AJGA Invitational victory of his career, on Oct. 8, but to do it he had to go head-to-head with a Junior Ryder Cupper.

Monday, October 15

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Methodist, Mary-Hardin Baylor lead D-3 Invite

LaGrange College sophomore Cory Howard shot a bogey-free 68 on Monday for a two-day total of 137 that gave him the individual lead at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational at The Raven Golf Club at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

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Recent Barry grads appear on Latinoamerica tour

The Barry University golf team can claim five former players on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica this season, including Willy Pumarol.

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Maggio shows determination in senior season

Maggio, a senior at Texas A&M, earned what she calls her biggest college victory on Oct. 7 at the Liz Murphey Fall Preview.

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Euro Tour's sponsor woes intensify

With news that the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and Vivendi Seve Trophy will count as European Tour starts, the circuit's stars could skip other events and potentially diminish the value of tournament sponsorships.

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Winner’s Circle: Oct. 8-14, 2012

See what this week's winners carried in their bags.

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Player of the week: Isabelle Lendl, Florida

The Florida senior won the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel for her second individual title of the fall season.

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Team of the week: Penn State

Penn State won the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate on Oct. 14, finishing atop a field with five teams ranked inside Golfweek’s top 30.

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Team of the week: California

The Golden Bears won a third consecutive title to start the 2012-13 season, finishing seven shots ahead of Washington at the Pac-12 Preview.

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Player of the week: Trevor Simsby, Washington

The junior from Carlsbad, Calif., collected his first collegiate victory at the Pac-12 Preview at Pumpkin Ridge's Witch Hollow course.

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Penn State wins Mercedes-Benz for 2nd fall title

Penn State won the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate on Oct. 14, finishing atop a field with five teams ranked inside Golfweek’s top 30.

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North Carolina wins Tar Heel for second fall title

North Carolina claimed its second consecutive victory of the fall season at home, winning the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational by 13 shots.

Sunday, October 14

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5 Things: Sweden's Jonas Blixt wins Frys.com Open

Sweden's Jonas Blixt won the Frys.com Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, holing a 4-foot par putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory at CordeValle.

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Coburn sisters stick together at Southwestern

Southwestern University succeeds behind three sisters - twins Keeley and Korey and senior sister Kelsey - but will need to do some work after Mary Hardin-Baylor took the lead on Day 1 at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational on Sunday in Sandestin, Fla.

Shawn Stefani wins Miccosukee Championship

Shawn Stefani won the Miccosukee Championship on Sunday for his second Web.com Tour victory of the year, closing with a 3-under 68 for a five-stroke victory over Australia's Alistair Presnell.

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Missouri wins 4th consecutive title; Long finishes 8th

Missouri’s star player, Jace Long, saw his winning streak come to an end, but his team remained undefeated. The Tigers won the Bank of Tennessee at Blackthorn for its fourth consecutive victory to start the season.

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Methodist takes lead at Golfweek Div. III Invitational

Methodist University has taken the early lead in the men’s division at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational at The Raven Golf Club. As a team, they collectively shot 5-over 289.

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Funk edges Waldorf to win Greater Hickory Classic

Fred Funk made a two-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to edge Duffy Waldorf by one stroke for the Greater Hickory Classic title on Sunday.

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Lewis has experienced growing pains in 2012

A year after winning the Portugal Masters in only his third career start, Tom Lewis has struggled mightily in his maiden year on the European Tour.

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5 Things: Euro Tour's sponsor woes intensify

With news that the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and Vivendi Seve Trophy will count as European Tour starts, sponsors will continue to question whether events are worth pouring money into.

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Shane Lowry of Ireland wins Portugal Masters

Shane Lowry of Ireland won the Portugal Masters on Sunday after a final-round 5-under 66 to edge out England's Ross Fisher by one stroke with a 270 total.

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Suri leads Duke to Rod Myers Invitational title

Duke dominated its own Rod Myers Invitational, winning the team title by 12 shots while senior Julian Suri successfully defended his individual title.

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Norman's Masters collapse: Mental flaw caused by physical flaw

Greg Norman collapsed at the 1996 Masters. That story has been told. But Rick Jensen says that the little-known story is that Norman held little confidence heading into Augusta National that year.

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Inbee Park rallies to win LPGA Malaysia

Inbee Park rallied to win the LPGA Malaysia on Sunday for her second victory of the year, closing with a 4-under 67 to beat fellow South Korean player Na Yeon Choi by two strokes.

Saturday, October 13

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Mallinger leads by 2 shots at Frys.com Open

John Mallinger remained in position for his first PGA Tour victory, shooting a 1-under 70 on Saturday in the Frys.com Open to take a two-stroke lead into the final round.

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Funk holds slim lead at Greater Hickory Classic

Fred Funk took a one-stroke lead over Larry Mize in the Greater Hickory Classic on Saturday, shooting his second straight bogey-free 6-under 66.

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Wiesberger leads Portugal Masters after 3rd round

Bernd Wiesberger carded a flawless 6-under 65 on Saturday and leads the Portugal Masters by one shot heading into the final round.

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Burnett wins by 6 shots at LPGA Q-School

Katie Burnett of Brunswick, Ga., shot a final-round 71 to win the second stage of LPGA Q-School by six shots.

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Choi protects 2-shot lead at LPGA Malaysia

Defending champion Na-yeon Choi of South Korea posted a 3-under 68 on Saturday to maintain a two-shot lead after the rain-interrupted third round of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.

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LPGA rules official Brecht dies from West Nile virus

Longtime LPGA rules official Doug Brecht died Friday at home in Oklahoma after a battle with West Nile virus.

Friday, October 12

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Industry experts dish on new ways to measure golf fitness

Did Camilo Villegas lose his game by tinkering too much with his swing? Is Rory McIlroy's aggressive swing "a train wreck waiting to happen?" Both were topics of discussion at the World Golf Fitness Summit.

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Take a look: Golfweek Div. III Fall Invitational

The Golfweek Div. III Fall Invitational will take place at the Raven Golf Club at Sandestin in Sandestin, Fla.

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The Greenbrier buys historic Oakhurst Links

The Greenbrier in West Virginia is buying a nearby golf course that is one of the nation's oldest. Oakhurst Links owner Lewis Keller confirmed the acquisition.

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Fowler (back injury) pulls out of two Asian events

Rickie Fowler earned his first professional victory at last year's Korea Open. He won't be able to defend that title, though. Fowler has withdrawn from the Korea Open and CIMB Classic because of back issues.

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Borg (No. 48, 2013) commits to South Florida

Ryan Borg, who is ranked 48th in the class of 2013, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at South Florida.

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Player Diary: California's Max Homa (Part 3)

Max Homa, a senior star at California, will be blogging for Golfweek.com all season long, giving you insight into what goes on behind the scenes with the Golden Bears.

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Edmondson (No. 19, 2015) commits to Arkansas

Noah Edmondson of Davidson, N.C., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Arkansas in the fall of 2015.

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Humble, self-effacing Foley dishes at Fitness Summit

Despite the fact he teaches the world’s most recognizable golfer, Tiger Woods, instructor Sean Foley might be the most humble, self-effacing instructor in golf.

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O'Hern shoots 62 to take Frys.com Open lead

Nick O'Hern shot a career-best 9-under 62 on Thursday in rainy conditions to take a three-stroke lead over European Ryder Cup player Nicolas Colsaerts, Jhonattan Vegas and Derek Ernst in the Frys.com Open.

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Defending champ Choi leads LPGA Malaysia

Defending champion Na Yeon Choi took a two-stroke lead Friday in the LPGA Malaysia, shooting a 4-under 67 to reach 10 under.

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5 Things: Rose tops Westwood for World Golf Final

Don't underestimate what his dramatic 1-up singles victory at the Ryder Cup has done for the confidence of Justin Rose. The Englishman continued his stellar play, capping an undefeated week with a victory over Lee Westwood to capture the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final on Friday.

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Ryder, Presidents cups to count as Euro starts in '13

The European Tour announced that at the start of the 2013 season, the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and Vivendi Seve Trophy will count toward the minimum number of 13 events for membership on the European Tour.

Thursday, October 11

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Arboleda, Pan to try to qualify for Masters at Asian Am

Amateurs have one more opportunity to qualify for next year’s Masters, but they’ll have to cross an ocean to pursue that golden ticket. The winner of the Asian Amateur earns an invitation to the year’s first major.

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Choi, Webb top LPGA Malaysia leaderboard

Defending champion Na Yeon Choi shot a 6-under 65 on Thursday in the LPGA Malaysia for a share of the lead with Hall of Famer Karrie Webb.

Washington, Kim claim historic titles at home event

Washington continued its season of firsts on Oct. 10 with a victory at its home event, the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational.

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5 Things: Tiger blows past McIlroy, but fails to make finale

Tiger Woods beat Rory McIlroy by six strokes Thursday to advance to the semifinals of the World Golf Final, turning the first head-to-head match between the world's top two players into a one-sided contest.

Wednesday, October 10

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Men's Mid-Week Report: Cal continues its hot start

Could the Golden Bears go undefeated in the fall? Their win at the Pac-12 Preview was their third in a row to start the season.

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Women's Mid-Week Report: Big win for Kansas

Welcome to Golfweek’s Mid-Week Report. We wanted to use this Hump Day to update you on all the latest college news and give you a quick glance at what to look ahead to this weekend.

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5 Things: Tiger-McIlroy showdown postponed to Thursday

The highly anticipated showdown between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods will have to wait for one more day, as Mother Nature got in the way on Wednesday afternoon in Turkey.

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Kent State roars back to win Jack Nicklaus Invitational

Kent State erased an eight-shot deficit in the final round to win the Jack Nicklaus Invitational on Oct. 9 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

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Another Tiger stop? Euro Tour adds Turkish Open

The European Tour has signed a three-year deal to bring the Turkish Open to the schedule in 2013, adding an opportunity to grab points in the Race for Dubai.

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Player Diary: Alabama's Justin Thomas (Part 3)

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

Tuesday, October 9

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Top-ranked Cal wins again at Pac-12 Preview

Cal showed once again why it is the No. 1 team in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, winning its third consecutive start to begin the season.

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Player of the week: Patrick Rodgers, Stanford

Rodgers shot 3-under 207 (72-68-67) at Olympia Fields' South Course to win the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational by five shots in his season debut.

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Team of the week: Arkansas

The Razorbacks won the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational by 13 shots with a 14-over 854 total at Olympia Fields' South Course.

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Player of the week: Mary Michael Maggio, Texas A&M

The Texas A&M senior made three birdies and an eagle in her final nine holes to win the Liz Murphey Fall Preview by a single shot (3-under 213).

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Team of the week: North Carolina

The Tar Heels won the Liz Murphey Fall Preview on Oct. 7 for their first tournament title since the 2011 ACC Championship.

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5 Things: Tiger, McIlroy sputter prior to Wednesday showdown

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were in action on the eve of their much-anticipated battle at the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final. Unfortunately for both, their play on Tuesday in the eight-player, match-play event left plenty to be desired.

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The week ahead in the world of golf . . .

The week ahead in the world of golf . . .

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Venturi selected for World Golf Hall of Fame

Former U.S. Open champion and longtime television analyst Ken Venturi has been selected for the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Longtime amateur golfer John Owens dead at 85

Johnny Owens, who won more than 100 amateur golf tournaments and was co-founder of the Society of Seniors, died Oct. 7 in Lexington, Ky. He was 85.

Monday, October 8

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North Carolina claims four-shot Fall Preview victory

North Carolina won the Liz Murphey Fall Preview on Oct. 7, finishing four shots ahead of Golfweek’s preseason No. 1 team, Alabama.

Sunday, October 7

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Williams highlights collegiate finishers at WATC

Washington's Chris Williams finished second at the World Amateur Team Championship, but wasn't alone among U.S. college stars playing well in Turkey.

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5 Things: Moore wins Timberlake at 'home'

Former UNLV player Ryan Moore won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title, birdieing the 16th hole to take the outright lead and finishing with a 5-under 66 for a one-stroke victory over Brendon de Jonge.

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Shoe Month: Innovation leads to array of choices

In the final installment of "Shoe Month," Golfweek.com casts the spotlight on another sampling of the varied footwear options available today.

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Georgia cruises to 14-shot win at Brickyard Collegiate

Georgia shot a final-round 280 to post a 14-shot victory over in-state rival Georgia Tech at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship in Macon, Ga.

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LSU wins David Toms for second consecutive victory

LSU won its home event, the David Toms Intercollegiate, for its second consecutive victory. The Tigers shot 33-over 897 to finish eight shots ahead of South Alabama.

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Bernhard Langer wins Champions Tour event

Bernhard Langer rallied to win the SAS Championship on Sunday to take the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup points race, shooting a 9-under 63 to beat Jay Don Blake by two strokes.

David Lingmerth wins Web.com Tour event

Sweden's David Lingmerth won the Web.com Tour's Neediest Kids Championship on Sunday to wrap up a 2013 PGA Tour card, closing with a 4-under 66 for a one-stroke victory over Casey Wittenberg.

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Grace wraps up 2-shot win at Dunhill Links

Branden Grace won his fourth European Tour event of the season Sunday by shooting a 2-under 70 to protect his lead and win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by two shots.

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Christina Kim's biggest victory? Her battle with depression

Only a handful of weeks ago, Christina Kim surprised the world with her revelation of severe depression and thoughts of suicide. Now, she is a walking example of fighting a disease that affects many.

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Inside the Oct. 5, 2012 issue of Golfweek

Inside the Oct. 5, 2012 issue of Golfweek

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U.S. breaks scoring record in winning World Am Team

Behind Justin Thomas, Steven Fox and Chris Williams, the United States romps to the World Amateur Team title while Mexico's Sebastian Vazquez claims individual title.

Saturday, October 6

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Blixt, Moore, de Jonge lead in Las Vegas

Jonas Blixt birdied six of the last seven holes Saturday for a 5-under 66 and a share of the lead with Ryan Moore and Brendon de Jonge in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

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Grace leads by 4 strokes at Dunhill Links

Branden Grace shot a 3-under 69 at Carnoustie on Saturday to take a four-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Dunhill Links Championship.

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Pate, Funk top Champions Tour leaderboard

Steve Pate and Fred Funk shot 3-under 69 on Saturday to share the second-round lead at 8 under in the Champions Tour's SAS Championship.

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USA leads by eight at rain-shortened event

Jim Vernon has the easiest job at the World Amateur Team Championship. He might as well wear an armband that reads “observer” as he walks the fairways.

Friday, October 5

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Blixt, de Jonge share Las Vegas lead

Jonas Blixt shot his second straight 7-under 64 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead with Brendon de Jonge in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

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Cochran leads SAS Championship

Russ Cochran topped the SAS Championship leaderboard Friday in his return from a back injury, hitting all hit all 18 greens in regulation and shooting a 6-under 66.

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Woods announces remaining 2012 schedule

Tiger Woods announced Thursday that he will compete in four tournaments, including two outside the United States, before the end of the year.

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After poor start, FGCU sees quick turnaround

After a poor start, Florida Gulf Coast's men turned it around with a win at the Cobra Puma Invitational.

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Grace's 67 extends Dunhill Links lead to 5 shots

Branden Grace shot a 5-under 67 and extended his lead to five shots after the second round of the Dunhill Links Championships on Friday.

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Dogleg: Pooch steals Casey's ball at Dunhill Links

While lining up an eagle putt on the 12th green, Paul Casey ended up in the "ruff." The Englishman was 20 feet from the cup on his third hole Friday at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship when a dog ran onto the green and ran off with his ball.

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Notes: Arizona climbs rankings behind early success

Notebook: Arizona has opened its season with two victories and finds itself at No. 2 in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, mostly due to staying focused on the task at hand.

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Bulgaria, Serbia just happy to play World Amateur Team

While the U.S. continues to play incredible golf, the likes of Bulgaria and Serbia are playing one of only a handful of rounds that they will play as a team this year.

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Ryan Moore shoots 61 to take Las Vegas lead

Ryan Moore matched the course record and his career best with a 10-under 61 on Thursday in the first round of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Thursday, October 4

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Wedding keeps Pressel busy during injury-riddled season

Morgan Pressel has worked her way through a thumb injury that has sidelined her for a handful of tournaments this season by carefully planning her January nuptials to Andy Bush.

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Medal-match format at NCAAs divides opinion in D-2

Division II's medal-match-play format has its critics and supports, but there one thing on which all can agree: It's a game-changer.

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Publinks champ Vogel among nation's top collegians

T.J. Vogel, a second-team All-American last season and the U.S. Amateur Public Links champion, is one of the nation’s top players, and his Florida team might be a national-championship contender.

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Simson defeats Skinner for 2nd USGA Senior Am title

Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C., playing with unwavering precision, won his second USGA Senior Amateur title Thursday with a 4-and-3 victory over Curtis Skinner of Lake Bluff, Ill.

Lorena Ochoa shoots 1-under 69 in France

Retired champion Lorena Ochoa shot a 1-under 69 at the Lacoste Ladies Open on Thursday.

Grace of South Africa shoots 60 at Dunhill Links

Branden Grace of South Africa birdied the final five holes to shoot a remarkable 12-under 60 at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland on Thursday.

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Ryder replay: Love opens up about Sunday meltdown

Davis Love III, on the Americans' Sunday meltdown at Medinah: 'If anything, I was overconfident that everyone was playing well and it really didn't matter.'

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Record-setting first round for USA

While the United States got its World Amateur Team Championship campaign off to the best possible start, making a start was all that counted for Kyrgyzstan.

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5 Things: Rose comes of age at Ryder Cup

Though Ian Poulter was the star of the European show, Justin Rose, who played in every Ryder Cup session, pulled off a singles win that catapulted his squad to an improbable victory.

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Notes: McIlroy narrowly avoided forfeit at Medinah

According to Kerry Haigh, managing director of championships for the PGA of America, if Rory McIlroy was more than five minutes late to his Sunday singles match, he would have lost his match to Keegan Bradley.

Wednesday, October 3

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Defending champ goes down at Senior Am

The defending USGA Senior Amateur champion went down in flames Wednesday, putting like a man with Crooked Aim Disease and losing in the quarterfinal round of match play.

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Simson advances to Senior Am final

Paul Simson has played in 55 USGA championships during his long career, but few rounds have been as satisfying as the one he experienced Wednesday afternoon in the semifinal round of the USGA Senior Amateur.

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Passionate play: Europe had it, and the U.S. didn't

Europe had it, and the Americans didn't. That's the simplest explanation as to how the U.S. blew it at Medinah.

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Men's Mid-Week Report: Razorbacks win at Olympia

Men's Mid-Week Report: Arkansas bounced back from an 11th-place finish at the Ping/Golfweek Preview to win at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invite.

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Shoe Month: Action-sports heritage defines Oakley

Oakley aspires to become a major golf brand. But rather than court the masses, it'll target a young, contemporary audience that'll appreciate the technology Oakley brings from action sports.

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Women's Mid-Week Report: Arizona remains perfect

Women's Mid-Week Report: Arizona won the Windy City Collegiate to remain flawless this season.

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Preview: World Amateur Team Championship

This week’s World Amateur Team Championship in Antalya, Turkey, is staged at Cornelia Golf Club and over the PGA Sultan Course at Antalya Golf Club.

Tuesday, October 2

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Hawaii-Hilo wins Golfweek Invitational title

Junior Corey Kozuma led Hawaii-Hilo to the team title at the Golfweek Division II Fall Invitational in Sunriver, Ore.

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Rodgers repeats, Arkansas wins at Olympia Fields

Stanford sophomore Patrick Rodgers uses final-round 67 to win at Olympia Fields, while Arkansas won the team title by 13 shots.

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Arizona wins Windy City for second fall victory

Arizona remained perfect on the season with a victory Oct. 2 at the Windy City Collegiate. The Wildcats also won their season opener, the Mason Rudolph Championship.

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Crabapple course will 'test your patience'

The Crabapple course at the Capital City Club in Atlanta, site of this season's NCAA Championship, has earned the praise of college coaches at the Ping/Golfweek Preview.

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Nicklaus declines Couples' Presidents Cup offer

U.S. Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples offered an assistant captain position to Jack Nicklaus, but the 18-time major winner declined.

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Former pros winning Senior Am now a trend

When former pro Stan Lee won the USGA Senior Amateur in 2007, it signaled a start to the trend of reinstated amateurs winning the event.

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Toy Box: Lee sticks with what works

Toy box notes: Defending USGA Senior Amateur champion Louis Lee hasn't changed a thing in his bag since last year.

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Mexico to host 2016 World Amateur Team event

Mexico will host the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships, Golfweek has learned.

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Couples, Price name Presidents Cup assistants

Fred Couples and Nick Price announced their captain’s assistants for the 2013 Presidents Cup on Tuesday.

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Higgs (NR, 2013) commits to SMU

Alex Higgs of Overland Park, Kan., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for SMU.

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Ramirez downs Holtgrieve at Senior Amateur

The one they call "Harry," Gerardo Ramirez, took down medalist Jim Holtgrieve, the U.S. Walker Cup captain, on Tuesday at the USGA Senior Amateur.

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Player Diary: Alabama's Justin Thomas (Part 2)

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

Champions Tour returns to Atlanta area in 2013

The Champions Tour will return to the Atlanta area for the first time since 2000 with the Greater Gwinnett Championship on April 19-21 at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga.

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Medinah performance redemption for Lawrie

Maginnes On Tap: So what if his career has been somewhat of an afterthought to Americans? Paul Lawrie proved at Medinah that his game deserves much credit.

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From rags to riches, Poulter now Ryder Cup hero

Before Ian Poulter was a European Ryder Cup hero, he was a young boy growing up in England whose future was anything but predictable.

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Teams of the week: Georgia Tech and Cal

The two teams, Georgia Tech and Cal, shared the title at the Ping-Golfweek Preview.

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16 players named to Walker Cup practice session

The U.S. Golf Association has selected 16 players to attend a Walker Cup practice session, according to a memo obtained by Golfweek.

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Player of the week: Tom Berry, San Diego State

Berry shot 2-under 208 to win the Ping-Golfweek Preview at Capital City Club's Crabapple Course by two shots.

Monday, October 1

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Lee builds 4-shot lead at Golfweek D-2 Fall Invite

California State Stanislaus leads the Golfweek Division II Fall Invitational after 36 holes at Crosswater in Sunriver, Ore.

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Razorbacks, Cappelen lead at Olympia Fields

Sebastian Cappelen decided to represent his college instead of his country, and so far the decision is paying off.

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Colorado School of Mines trending upward in Div. II

Last season was historic for the Colorado School of Mines men's golf team. The success continues for the Orediggers this fall.

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Team of the week: Pepperdine

The Wave became the first team in the four-year history of the Golfweek Conference Challenge to win a second title at the event.

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Player of the week: Demi Runas, UC Davis

Runas, a UC Davis senior, won the third title of her college career at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.

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Winner’s Circle: Sept. 24-30, 2012

Winner’s Circle: Sept. 24-30, 2012

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Liti (NR, 2014) commits to Arizona State

Roberta Liti has verbally committed to Arizona State for the fall of 2014.

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Henley wins Chiquita Classic in playoff

Russell Henley ousted Patrick Cantlay and Morgan Hoffmann in a playoff to capture the Chiquita Classic Sept. 30 in Weddington, N.C.

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U.S. rounds up 7.7 percent year-to-date

U.S. rounds played increased only marginally in August, but sustained a healthy gain for the year-to-date period.

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Lutz falls at USGA Senior Amateur

Chip Lutz, widely considered the world's top senior amateur, lost to Jim Knoll in the first round of match play at the USGA Senior Amateur.

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Ping/Golfweek preview good model for pace of play

Ping/Golfweek Preview was a good example of appropriate pace of play, says Ron Balicki.

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Player Diary: California's Max Homa (Part 2)

Max Homa, a senior star at California, will be blogging for Golfweek.com all season long, giving you insight into what goes on behind the scenes with the Golden Bears.

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Feng claims Japan Women's Open

Shanshan Feng became the first player since 1997 to win on both the LPGA and JLPGA tours in the same year, claiming the Japan Women's Open Sept. 30.

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Klein: Those pesky Ryder Cup ads

The best-televised sporting event of the year – if not the young century – was almost spoiled by the commercial breaks.

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Shoe Month: Alternative traction becoming norm

Spikeless, hybrid or lifestyle shoes. Regardless of what golfers may call them, footwear without replaceable cleats is fast becoming an industry norm.

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U.S. lost behind poor play at Nos. 17 and 18

Criticism is expected in the wake of the USA's collapse on Sunday. What could’ve been done to avoid such dramatic defeat? It really is quite simple. The United States’ play on Medinah’s final two holes cost them the cup.

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