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How it happened: Tiger shoots 67; Garcia leads by 1

The superstar grouping of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott didn't disappoint on Saturday. Neither did Sergio Garcia, as he leads by one over Robert Castro and Henrik Stenson. Check out today's action right here.

Whitson takes Spanish Amateur, eyes Walker Cup

Reeve Whitson claims the Spanish Amateur crown with a 4-and-3 win over Neil Raymond, perhaps working toward playing in the Walker Cup for the Great Britain & Ireland team.

Goggin captures Nationwide opener in Panama

The Panama Claro Championship marked the beginning of the 2011 Nationwide Tour season.

Goggin wins in Panama; Compton fades late

Mathew Goggin won the Nationwide Tour’s season-opening Panama Championship, shooting a 2-under 68 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory over countryman Alistair Presnell and American Darron Stiles.

Coetzee hangs on to win Telkom PGA Championship

George Coetzee was having to pour in birdies just to keep pace and was wondering if his swing would hold up under pressure.

Unrest in North Africa won’t divert eGolf Tour

North Africa’s recent unrest hasn’t changed a U.S. mini-tour’s plans to host two events in the region. In light of massive political protests in Egypt and Tunisia, the eGolf Professional Tour still plans to visit Morocco for the Samanah Classic on March 6-9 in Marrakech and the El Jadida Classic on March 12-15 in El Jadida.

Nationwide Tour kicks off 22nd season in Panama

The Nationwide Tour’s 22nd season begins Thursday with the Panama Claro Championship at Panama Golf Club in Panama City.

Otto cruises to victory in Dimension Data Pro-Am

With a steady hand down the stretch, and a deft wedge to tap-in range on the 18th, Hennie Otto cruised to a four-stroke victory Feb. 20 in the Dimension Data Pro-Am.

Smith overtakes Sergas to win NZ Women’s Open

Australia’s Kristie Smith shot a 4-under 68 to overtake Italy’s Giulia Sergas and win the New Zealand Women’s Open on Sunday.

5 Things: 'Cinderella story. Outta nowhere.'

D.A. Points’ victory on one of America’s iconic courses earns him a tee time at another classic. By virtue of winning at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Points earned his first trip to Augusta National for the Masters in April.

Aced

Victory at the Dubai Desert Classic was there for the taking for Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy. But Alvaro Quiros sneaked in under the radar and stole the show – with the help of a hole-in-one.

5 Things: No pressure, Tiger

The heat is on. On Tiger Woods, that is. Full blast. This week’s $2.5 million Dubai Desert Classic might just define how the former world No. 1 is going to play the rest of the year.

Main attraction

Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer now are No. 1 and No. 2, supplanting Tiger Woods from his perch atop golf's hierarchy. But both insist they want to topple Woods at his best. Here's hoping Woods can find his form at the Dubai Desert Classic, where all three will be paired together in the early rounds.

World ranking system gains clout

Tony Greer found enough spare time between the two to devise a world ranking for golfers, and it turned into more than a hobby. His system got the attention of Mark McCormack, the late founder of IMG who had been publishing his own rudimentary rankings in the annual "World of Professional Golf." Neither could have imagined how it would shape golf's growing landscape.

Tiger owes more to fans in Dubai

Put it this way, if I was a school teacher marking Tiger’s report card for his first two days in Dubai, my comment would read: Must try harder – a lot harder – with an E grade.

Five Things: Dubai Desert Classic

With the world’s top three golfers in the field, Alistair Tait lists five storylines to watch at the Dubai Desert Classic.

One game, two sets of rules?

If we let golfers tee up every shot, swing clubs with “trampoline-powered” faces, toss their golf balls out of bunkers and putt into 15-inch cups, would golf still be golf?

5 Things: Super cheesy

Cold Arizona felt like the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field this week. And you can even find a faithful contingent of Cheeseheads – a.k.a. Packers fans. Count Mark Wilson among them at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

USGA joins R&A’s World Amateur Ranking system

The USGA announced Saturday that it has joined the R&A in the existing World Amateur Golf Ranking and the new Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking. What this means for top amateurs, male or female: Make it into the top 50 in the world and earn exemptions into all USGA amateur championships (for which a player is otherwise eligible).

U.S. Open to lean on rankings to decide field

After a pair of top players missed out last year, the U.S. Open has decided to rely more on the world ranking than the money list to fill its field.

2011 PGA Merchandise Show Preview

Asher Wildman sits down with Golfweek equipment expert Jim Achenbach to preview the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show.

Living legend: Gary Player turns 75

Gary Player turned 75 on Nov. 1, 2010, but as he explains to Jeff Rude, he still feels 40 because of a focus on mind, soul and fitness.

On tap this week (Sept. 29)

Tournaments this week: Japan Women's Open (Japan LPGA), Tokai Classic (Japan Tour), Taiwan Masters (Asian Tour) and Viking Classic (U.S. PGA).

On tap this week (Sept. 22)

Tournaments this week: FedEx Cup Tour Championship (U.S. PGA Tour), Vivendi Cup (Euro Tour), Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open (Asian and Japan Tour) and Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Ladies Open (JLPGA).

On tap this week (Sept. 15)

Tournaments this week: FedEx Cup roundup (U.S. PGA), ANA Open (Japan), Austrian Open (Euro), Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (Asian Tour) and Ladies Tokai Classic (Japan LPGA).

On tap this week (Sept. 8)

Tournaments this week: BMW Championship (U.S. PGA), KLM Open (European), NW Arkansas Championship (LPGA), Handa Singapore Classic (Asian), Hyundai Capital Invitational (Korea vs. Japan), Konica Minolta Cup (Japan LPGA).

On tap this week (Sept. 1)

Tournaments this week: Deutsche Bank Championship (U.S. PGA Tour), European Masters (Euro Tour), Fujisankei Classic (Japan Tour), Golf 5 Ladies (Japan LPGA) and Austrian Ladies Open (LET).

On tap this week (Aug. 25)

Tournaments this week: Ryder Cup qualifying at Johnnie Walker Championship (Euro Tour), The Barclays (U.S. PGA playoffs), Vana H Cup (Japan Tour), Thailand Open (OneAsia), U.S. Amateur and CN Canadian Open (LPGA).

On tap this week (Aug. 18)

Tournaments this week: Wyndham (U.S. PGA), Czech Open (Euro PGA), Cat Ladies (Japan LPGA), Safeway Classic (LPGA), Kansai Open (Japan Tour) and Masters Malaysia (Mercedes-Benz).

Major Moments 2010: Live from Whistling Straits: Round 2 wrap

Sean Martin and Jeff Rude recap Friday’s action at the PGA Championship, where Matt Kuchar holds the clubhouse lead with half the field yet to complete their second round.

On tap this week (Aug. 11)

This week: U.S. PGA Championship, Ryder Cup qualifying down to the wire and Masters Singapore (Mercedes-Benz Tour).

On tap this week (Aug. 4)

Tournaments this week: WGC - Bridgestone Invitational, Turning Stone Resort Championship (U.S. PGA) and Selangor Masters (Asian Tour).

On tap this week (July 28)

Tournaments this week: Women's British Open, U.S. Senior Open, Greenbrier (U.S. PGA), Irish Open (European Tour), Sun Chlorella (Japan Tour) and Brunei Open (Asian Tour).

Major Moments 2010: Live from St. Andrews: Gary Player

Golf legend Gary Player sits down with Jeff Rude to reflect on the British Open at St. Andrews, and to discuss Tom Watson's great performance last year.

On tap this week (July 14)

Tournaments this week: Open Championship at St. Andrews, Reno-Tahoe Open (U.S. PGA), Singha E-San Open (Mercedes-Benz Tour) and Stanley Ladies (Japan LPGA).

On tap this week (June 30)

Tournaments this week: AT&T National (U.S. PGA), French Open (European), Toshin (Japan), Jamie Farr (LPGA) and Indonesia Open (OneAsia) and more.

On tap this week (June 16)

The U.S. Open, the British Amateur, LPGA's ShopRite Classic, Nichirei Ladies (Japan).