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Jim McCabe

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Bob May keeps PGA Tour dreams alive in Vegas

Years after playing with Billy Horschel PGA Tour Q-School, Bob May hopes to make it back to the Tour one day.

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Horschel stays committed to Hoffman's pro-am event

Billy Horschel could have used every excuse in the book: tired from his run to the FedEx Cup title or needing more time at home with his newborn. But the Florida product refused to do that to Charley Hoffman and his pro-am event in Las Vegas.

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Curran finally joins best friend Bradley on Tour

Through state championships and tragic deaths, Jon Curran and Keegan Bradley have remained the closest of friends. In 2014-15, Curran will finally join his roommate on the PGA Tour.

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Bikinis and birdies? Only in Vegas

Swimming pools – six of them – are going to offer spectators the chance to cool off from the desert heat while watching the action at the 16th green, 17th tee and 18th hole at TPC Summerlin for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open this week.

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Removed from golf, Mallon returns to Pinehurst

After a successful golf career at Duke and a stint on the PGA Tour, Bill Mallon's professional work as a doctor brings him back to his beloved Pinehurst.

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Xu among finalists for Drive, Chip and Putt Finals

Eighty junior golfers, including last year's girls 7-9 champion Kelly Xu, have earned invitations to Augusta National Golf Club to participate in the second annual Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals on April 5.

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Right or wrong, Mickelson forces Ryder changes

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson issued a statement Oct. 4, dealing with recent reports of an emotional team-room scene at Gleneagles and taking responsibility for his team's issues.

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The Dunhill provides pro-am fix; Ryder Cup notes

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship offers pairs some of the world's top golfers with notable celebrities at St. Andrews, Ryder Cup notes and more.

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Hindsight is 20/20 on Tom Watson's picks

U.S. captain Tom Watson made surprising moves on Saturday at the 2014 Ryder Cup, including sitting Phil Mickelson for both matches.

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Recap: McIlroy-Garcia d. Furyk-Mahan

In a tight Saturday-afternoon Ryder Cup battle, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia of Europe pulled away late to earn a 3-and-2 win over Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan of the U.S. at Gleneagles.

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Watson left with 12th-man decision for Sunday

United States captain Tom Watson faces a tough decision in determining with American will play 12th in Sunday's singles matches at the Ryder Cup.

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Mickelson gets day off Saturday at Ryder Cup

For the first time in Phil Mickelson's Ryder Cup career, he will not partake in any action on Saturday, as captain Tom Watson stuck with a pair of hot hands in afternoon foursomes.

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Recap: Rose/Stenson def. Watson/Kuchar, 3 and 2

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson garnered their third point for Europe on Saturday morning, beating Matt Kuchar and Bubba Watson, 3 and 2. Recap the highlights here!

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Rose and Stenson make steady team for Europe

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson teamed up to create a strong force for Europe at the 2014 Ryder Cup, winning two points Friday.

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U.S. rookies trust Watson's selections

Ryder Cup rookies Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth were initially disappointed by being left out of Friday's afternoon foursomes, but trust captain Tom Watson's picks.

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Notes: Four-balls first; slow greens; more

Ryder Cup play began with four-balls Friday, as Seve Ballesteros initiated in '97; slow greens have been a factor already; plus more news and notes from Gleneagles.

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Recap: Walker's heroics earn U.S. a half point

Jimmy Walker chipped in twice and made a 6-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th to secure a half-point for the U.S., as he and Rickie Fowler battled back from an early 3-down deficit against Martin Kaymer and Thomas Bjorn.

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Poulter not a part of afternoon foursomes matches

Not only did Ian Poulter’s string of seven straight wins in the Ryder Cup come to an end in Friday’s opening day of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, so, too, did his foursomes streak.

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Ryder Cup pairings for Friday four-ball matches

U.S. captain Tom Watson and European captain Paul McGinley revealed their pairings for Friday's morning matches at the 2014 Ryder Cup.

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Reed won't have wife as caddie at Ryder Cup

Patrick Reed's wife Justine, who gave birth to daughter Windsor Wells in May, will not caddie for her husband at the Ryder Cup.

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Mahan ready to heal Ryder Cup wounds

After missing out on making the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup team, Hunter Mahan couldn't bear to watch the festivities at Medinah on television. Two years later, Mahan has made the team and is ready to heal the wounds of 2012 with a victory at Gleneagles.

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Mickelson's comment fuels tabloid headlines

Phil Mickelson laughed off a playful jab he made at the European Ryder Cup team Wednesday, but not until after it provided brilliant fodder for several tabloids.

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Ryder Cup tunnel's mural has interesting choice

As players walk in a tunnel to the first tee at Gleneagles, the Americans can look left and see images of 10 notable past Ryder Cuppers, while the Europeans can look right for a similar effect.

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Cup mainstays: Mickelson, Furyk, Westwood

The 2014 Ryder Cup will stretch Phil Mickelson’s consecutive appearances to 10, while Jim Furyk and Lee Westwood have stretched it to nine in a row.

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Notes: Furyk as a utility infielder; Stenson's return

Jim Furyk has had 14 different partners over eight previous Ryder Cups, leaving him as America's "utility infielder." Meanwhile, Henrik Stenson returns to the Ryder Cup stage for the first time since 2008.

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Watson's surprising Open vs. Ryder Cup stat

Iconic a figure as he is, U.S. captain Tom Watson owns more Claret Jugs (five) than Ryder Cup appearances as a competitor (four).

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Notes: Torrance's words; Poulter's target; more

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley is drawing inspiration from the late Bob Torrance, while the U.S. will be taking aim at Ian Poulter's "80 percenter" record.

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Europe holds OWGR edge in Ryder Cup

Europe’s Ryder Cup team includes four of the world's six top-ranked players, while Jim Furyk leads Team USA at fourth with three teammates also in the top 10 of the OWGR.

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Hall of Fame's 2015 induction heads to St. Andrews

World Golf Hall of Fame officials announced that the 2015 induction ceremonies will be held at St. Andrews during British Open week – and at Pebble Beach in 2019.

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Mickelson brings thrills, spills to 10th Ryder Cup

History paints an uneven picture of U.S. fan favorite Phil Mickelson, at least when it comes to his Ryder Cup resume.

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McCabe: We wanted ’04 pairing of Woods, Mickelson

The disastrous results of pairing Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson aside, 2004 U.S. Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton simply gave us what we wanted.

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Fowler gets USA haircut for Ryder Cup

Rickie Fowler prepares for Ryder Cup week by getting a team USA haircut.

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Adam Scott and caddie Steve Williams split up

Adam Scott and Steve Williams, Tiger Woods' former caddie, have ended their player-caddie partnership, splitting up after three years.

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Notes: Ryder Cup, FedEx Cup fodder; U.S. sweep

Had the deadline for U.S. Ryder Cup qualifying ended after the FedEx Cup playoffs, Billy Horschel and Chris Kirk would've been automatic picks. Also, the player with the best cumulative score in the playoffs? Jim Furyk.

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Horschel brilliant; maintaining success up next?

It wouldn’t be accurate to say that Billy Horschel came from nowhere to win the 2013-14 FedEx Cup title, but he certainly started his rush into the winner’s circle from the middle of the pack.

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After East Lake, Tringale gets major invites

After qualifying for the Tour Championship, Cameron Tringale earned invitations into next season's first three major championships, including the 2015 Masters.

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Jim Furyk to play in Grand Slam of Golf

Asked for his upcoming schedule after the Ryder Cup, Jim Furyk confirmed that he’ll accept an invitation to fill out the four-man field in Bermuda at the annual Grand Slam of Golf.

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McCabe: Intrigue highlights FedEx Cup finale

Rory McIlroy closed the gap on Billy Horschel during the third round of the Tour Championship, bringing plenty of intrigue and excitement to Sunday's final round.

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5 Things: McIlroy's trick shot at East Lake; more

The same names have been on a roll and they’re at it again here at the season-ending Tour Championship. Here are 5 Things from Friday's second round at East Lake in Atlanta.

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66s push Kirk, Horschel to lead in Atlanta

Each already a winner in this year's FedEx Cup Playoffs, Georgia's Chris Kirk and Florida's Billy Horschel jumped out to the lead in Thursday's first round at the Tour Championship with bogey-free rounds of 66 at East Lake in Atlanta.

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Ryder rehearsal? Fowler-Walker, Johnson-Spieth pair off

U.S. Ryder Cup team members Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker, Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson played a practice-round match together Wednesday at East Lake with Fowler and Walker coming away with the victory.

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Notes: Fowler's "money games;" power 5; more

Rickie Fowler doesn’t underestimate the value of Tuesday “money games” with Phil Mickelson; the Tour Championship will feature a power five who could win the 2014 FedEx Cup; plus more PGA Tour news

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Massachusetts' tribute to icon Ouimet

The Ouimet Room inside a building near TPC Boston pays homage to the iconic Francis Ouimet, dedicated on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first of Ouimet’s two U.S. Amateur titles.

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Ready for Ryder Cup: Good-time Bubba

Bubba Watson might not possess the emotional fire that is a common denominator with his colleagues and foes alike when it comes to the Ryder Cup, but he sure offers a perspective all his own.

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Finchem vows schedule break in future playoffs

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem touched on a variety of topics Tuesday before this week's Tour Championship in Atlanta, including the lack of an off-week during the FedEx Cup playoffs, Nick Faldo's award and more.

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Furyk, Fowler ride top-10 waves to East Lake

You can argue that Jim Furyk (10 top-10s) and Rickie Fowler (T-5, T-2, T-2, T-3 in the four majors) were the steadiest players during the regular season -- it's no surprise they’ve continued that trend in the FedEx Cup.

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PGA Tour notes: FedEx Cup insight, Tiger talk

PGA Tour notes include FedEx Cup Playoff breakdown, Stuart Appleby's take on Tiger's injury and Charles Howell III's quest to make it back to Augusta.

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Bill Haas flies under Ryder Cup radar

Bill Haas, with his steady play and under-the-radar personality, missed out on a captain's pick to the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

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Golf's scriptwriters whiff on bid for prime-time drama

If forced to give a match-play score to this day of Ryder Cup captain’s picks, it would be a 3-and-2 European victory. And that was before sitting through a New York hour that seemed like it would never end, just to hear Tom Watson say Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson would round out the American side.

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Patrick Reed shoots Tour career-high 11-over 82

Patrick Reed, an automatic qualifier for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, shot a career-high 11-over 82 at the Deutsche Bank Championship and missed the secondary cut.

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