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Phil Mickelson commits to Valero Texas Open

Phil Mickelson commits to Valero Texas Open to prepare for the Masters

While some marquee names choose to get their “reps” in private, Phil Mickelson is tackling that challenge the old-fashioned way. He’s teeing it up in competition.

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Peters living dream season after 16 trips to Q-School

Justin Peters living dream season on Web.com Tour after 16 trips to Q-School

After 16 trips to Q-School, Justin Peters finds himself with two new sensations: Web.com Tour status and a feeling (finally!) that he has arrived.

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West Coast earnings illustrate turnarounds, fast starts

West Coast paycheck shows Nick Watney's turnaround on PGA Tour

We’re only 14 tournaments into the 2014-15 season and 17 players already have exceeded $1 million in earnings. Heck on the West Coast Swing alone, eight players earned more than $1 million.

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Top-heavy Honda could produce a surprising winner

Top-heavy Honda could produce a surprising winner and PGA Tour at PGA National

The Honda Classic is a PGA Tour stop that receives mixed reviews from players, at least where the venue is concerned. This week's top-heavy field could produce a surprising winner.

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Tiger continues drop in world rankings, with no bottom in sight

Tiger Woods continues drop in world rankings, with no bottom in sight

Tiger Woods dropped to 70th in the latest Official World Golf Ranking, his worst ranking since he was 75th in 1996.

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Questions remain as golf awaits Tiger's next showing

McCabe: Questions remain as golf awaits Tiger Woods' next showing

Tiger Woods announced that he will not play at the PGA Tour's 2015 Honda Classic, but plenty of questions remain regarding the state of the golfers game.

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Reggie Jackson watches friend Jim Furyk play at Pebble Beach

"Mr. October" Reggie Jackson watches friend Jim Furyk play during the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Not all the celebrities were at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to play golf alongside PGA Tour guys. Reggie Jackson showed up to watch friend Jim Furyk play.

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Country singer Colt Ford returns to his golf roots at Pebble Beach

Country singer Colt Ford returns to his golfing roots during the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Country singer Colt Ford returned to his golfing roots during last week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and left with a renewed love of the game.

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As Taylor knows, PGA Tour checks trump Web.com ones

As Vaughn Taylor knows, PGA Tour checks trump Web.com ones

How much difference is there between a tie for 12th and a share of 10th place? Vaughn Taylor is the latest prime example of why life in the big leagues is so much more financially rewarding.

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Els' memory stirred by trips around Pebble, Spyglass

Ernie Els' memory stirred with trips around Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill

Ernie Els' trip to Pebble Beach last week for just his second Pro-Am appearance sparked memories from junior golf to the U.S. Open.

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Golfweek PostGame: Snedeker cruises at Pebble Beach

Golfweek PostGame: Brandt Snedeker cruises to seventh PGA Tour title at Pebble Beach

This time, Brandt Snedeker's Pebble Beach experience didn't include a team victory. Still, Brandt Snedeker knows his amateur partner, Toby Wilt, won’t be disappointed in the least. Snedeker earned his seventh PGA Tour victory.

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Adam Scott, wife welcome baby girl

Adam Scott and his wife Marie Kojzar announce the birth of their baby girl on Sunday in Australia

Adam Scott and his wife, Marie Kojzar, have announced the birth of their daughter, Bo Vera Scott. She was born Sunday at Pindara Private Hospital on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

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Welcome back, Furyk: Could 2015 start with a win?

Welcome back, Jim Furyk: Could 2015 start with a PGA Tour title?

More than four months have passed since we last saw Jim Furyk in a PGA Tour event, and while the calendar has flipped to 2015, you’d have a hard time knowing it by his game.

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Siem and Goss climb, but Slater steals the show at Pebble

Marcel Siem and Oliver Goss climb, but Kelly Slater steals the show at Pebble Beach

Doug Mackenzie is a polished amateur golfer from these parts, a veteran of the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and he’s seen a lot of remarkable things in his journeys. But what he witnessed in Saturday’s third round had him gushing.

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Group of 10 sits in position at Pebble Beach

Group of 10 sits in position at AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Two shots behind the leaders at the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am sits a group of 10 golfers at 10 under that includes Billy Horschel and Chesson Hadley.

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Leading at Pebble gives Snedeker reason to smile

Leading at PGA Tour's Pebble Beach Pro-Am gives Brandt Snedeker good reason to smile

Consider Brandt Snedeker a man of his word. He has said for several weeks now that he felt comfortable and well prepared to get things rolling in a positive way on the PGA Tour, and darned if he hasn’t backed things up.

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Low scores, perfect weather abound at Pebble Beach

Low scores, perfect weather abound at Pebble Beach

Golfers at the first round of the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am enjoyed beautiful weather and low scores on the California coast.

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Pebble Beach proposal highlights Hubbard's day

Pebble Beach proposal highlights Mark Hubbard's day at AT&T National Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Mark Hubbard proposed to his girlfriend Meghan McCurley on the 18th hole of the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble National Pro-Am Thursday.

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Spieth's love for Cypress Point isn't lessened by auto-correct

Jordan Spieth's love for Cypress Point isn't lessened by auto-correct

Like so many of the PGA Tour pros, Jordan Spieth makes Cypress an annual stop when he comes out for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and Tuesday was his chance. He received ribbing later in the day for a misspelled tweet.

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Strength of field in Pebble Beach? Just look at the top

Strength of PGA Tour field in Pebble Beach? Just look at the top, where Jason Day, Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth reside

The heavyweights are present and accounted for this week at the PGA Tour stop in Pebble Beach – think Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Jimmy Walker.

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Woods' latest statement leaves more questions

Tiger Woods' latest statement on game, injuries leaves more questions

Tiger Woods, the former world No. 1, announced Wednesday that he would likely bypass the Honda Classic because of the poor state of his play.

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Billy Horschel's winning blueprint includes solid foundation

Billy Horschel's winning blueprint includes solid foundation

Surging Billy Horschel spreads the wealth on and off the PGA Tour and seeks to build on a strong foundation.

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Lowry surges to his highest world ranking after Torrey Pines start

Irishman Shane Lowry surges to highest world ranking after PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open start at Torrey Pines

The storyline these days is of a man’s plummet in the world rankings, but Irishman Shane Lowry has moved to his high position in the world rankings after a solid performance at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Rose may add Shell Houston Open to schedule for Masters prep

Justin Rose may add the PGA Tour's Shell Houston Open to his schedule for some Masters preparation

Justin Rose may add an event to his schedule prior to his Masters start for more preparation, but which tournament will be add?

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Dustin Johnson: A reasonable pick to win at Pebble Beach

Dustin Johnson is a reasonable pick to win the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this week

If you are looking for omens, consider Dustin Johnson a reasonable pick to win this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and not just because he’s a two-time winner of the tournament, either.

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Tiger Woods' world ranking put in perspective

Tiger Woods' world ranking of No. 62 is put in to perspective by Golfweek writer Jim McCabe

Golfweek senior writer Jim McCabe puts Tiger Woods' world ranking in perspective.

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Tee times, pairings: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Rds. 1-3

Tee times and pairings for the first, second and third round of the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

The full 156-team field for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was announced Tuesday evening. See the full tee times and pairings for the tournament.

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Golfweek PostGame: Day returns to form at Farmers

Golfweek PostGame: Jason Day returns to form at Farmers Insurance Open

Jason Day returned to the PGA Tour winner's circle after taking down Scott Stallings, Harris English and J.B. Holmes in a playoff at the 2015 Farmers Insurance Open.

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PGA Tour legend Billy Casper dies at 83

PGA Tour legend Billy Casper dies at age 83

Billy Casper, a 51-time winner on the PGA Tour, died Saturday at age 83.

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Sunday shootout takes shape in San Diego

Sunday shootout takes shape at PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open

A tough day on the South Course at Torrey Pines in Saturday's third round sets up a potentially wild finish on Sunday at the PGA Tour's Famers Insurance Open.

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Brooks Koepka shakes off Friday five-putt

Brooks Koepka shakes off Friday five-putt at Farmers Insurance Open

Brooks Koepka used his laid-back personality to shake off his five-putt in the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Hunter Mahan's second child born Friday in Dallas

Hunter Mahan's second child, Miller Myles Mahan, born Friday in Dallas

Hunter Mahan and wife Kandi announced that they had become the parents of a second child Friday afternoon in Dallas.

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Rose bothered by wrist injury during missed cut at Farmers

Justin Rose bothered by wrist injury during missed cut at Farmers Insurance Open

Justin Rose was dealing with a right wrist injury at the Farmers Insurance Open, where he missed the cut on Friday.

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English, others eye Farmers victory after several stars exit

Harris English, others eye Farmers Insurance Open victory after several stars exit

As much as the door at the Farmers Insurance Open was closed shut on Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and other stars, it has been kicked open by players who are starved for success, including leader Harris English.

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Koepka five-putts 18th green at Torrey Pines' South Course

Brooks Koepka five-putts 18th green at Torrey Pines' South Course during PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open

One week after notching his first PGA Tour victory, Brooks Koepka five-putted the final hole of his second round Friday at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Henry re-charged, humbled after rough 2013-14 season

PGA Tour player J.J. Henry re-charged, humbled after rough 2013-14 season

After a rough PGA Tour season and a trip to the Web.com Tour Finals last year, 39-year-old J.J. Henry entered 2014-15 re-charged and humbled.

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Short shots derail Johnson in return to PGA Tour

Short shots derail Dustin Johnson in return to PGA Tour at Farmers Insurance Open

Dustin Johnson struggled with short wedge shots and putts in the opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open, his return to the PGaA Tour after a six-month absence.

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Short-game questions follow Woods to Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods was asked multiple questions about his short game on Wednesday at the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurane Open at Torrey Pines

Practice makes perfect, but in a golf world that revolves around Tiger Woods, practice only attracts greater scrutiny, and it raises more questions and leads to furious head-shaking.

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Peter Uihlein steps up early in European Tour season

Peter Uihlein steps up early in European Tour season

Peter Uihlein has played well to start his 2014-15 European Tour season, even if it doesn’t quite match the accomplishment of roommate Brooks Koepka.

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Bill Haas should expect no favors from dad for Presidents Cup

Bill Haas should expect no favors from dad Jay Haas for Presidents Cup

Bill Haas' father Jay Haas might be the U.S. Presidents Cup captain, but Bill Haas will still have to earn his spot on the team.

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Super Bowl champs Brady, Belichick to skip Pebble Beach

Super Bowl champs Tom Brady, Bill Belichick to skip AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

After winning the Super Bowl, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady will skip AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

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Justin Thomas mirrors Jordan Spieth's path to PGA Tour

Justin Thomas mirrors Jordan Spieth's path to PGA Tour

There always has been a similarity to Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, and their PGA Tour resumes through 19 starts back that up.

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Asian Tour Q-School creates options for Chopra

Asian Tour Q-School creates options for Daniel Chopra

For Daniel Chopra, being a past champion has a nice ring to it. It just can’t replace good old-fashioned exempt status when it comes to trying to get into golf tournaments – even if they’re in Asia.

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Phil Mickelson poised for comeback

Interested observers predict a Phil Mickelson PGA Tour comeback

Comebacks are plentiful with the PGA Tour this season – Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson, most notably – but here’s a vote for Phil Mickelson’s as the most intriguing.

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Tiger Woods, Super Bowl, No. 16 up Phoenix mayhem meter

Tiger Woods, Super Bowl, No. 16 up the mayhem meter for PGA Tour's Waste Management Phoenix Open

Welcome to the only PGA Tour stop where the star of the show isn't a player but a hole. The 29th installment of the "Phoenix Open" promises to be a wild one.

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Olympic golf in Boston? It's possible

Golf figures into early speculation of possible Boston Olympics

If the 2024 Summer Olympics hit Boston – which is still a long way off – where might the golf be played? Our own Boston native Jim McCabe explains.

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Notes: Blixt travels; Mahan on AimPoint; Thomas rises

PGA Tour notes: Jonas Blixt globetrots; Hunter Mahan on AimPoint; rising Justin Thomas

What do you get when you’re committed to two competing wraparound seasons that use different starting and finishing points? Ask world traveler Jonas Blixt.

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Mahan on AimPoint: 'It's like poker'

Hunter Mahan on commitment to AimPoint: 'It's like poker'

Hunter Mahan compared AimPoint to poker, saying "it's easy to learn, but it's hard to master."

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After gritty '14, Stefani shows he belongs

After gritty 2014, Shawn Stefani continues to prove he belongs on PGA Tour

Last season, Shawn Stefani had just two starts via a minor medical exemption to earn $84,084 and keep his PGA Tour card. He succeeded, and a year later, he's enjoying a nice start to the season on Tour.

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Mickelson's perfect Presidents Cup streak in jeopardy

Phil Mickelson's perfect Presidents Cup streak in jeopardy

Phil Mickelson has never missed a Presidents Cup, but he's 47th in the standings entering the Humana Challenge.

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