News for Thursday, December 22, 2011


News 2011 December 22


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Number crunching 2011: Woodland up, O'Hair down

Number-crunching 2011

On Day 4 of our annual number-crunching series, where we break down who rose and fell in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, find out how Gary Woodland sprang onto the scene as Sean O'Hair faded.

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Runs in the family: Thompson wins Dixie Am

Thompson wins Dixie Am

Chalk up another title for the Thompson family. Curtis Thompson won the Dixie Amateur on Dec. 22, less than a week after his younger sister, Lexi, won the Dubai Ladies Masters.

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My year in golf: Martin Kaufmann

Martin Kaufmann

From exotic trips to private Fijian islands to in-depth features on personalities such as Brandel Chamblee, our travel editor Martin Kaufmann reflects on the year that was . . .

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My year in golf: D.J. Piehowski

While there were a lot of highlights on the course, 2011 was the year golf embraced social media.

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Champions Tour announces 2012 schedule

The 2012 Champions Tour schedule has been released, with seven new tournament venues and several date changes coming as part of the announcement.

PGA Tour Latinoamerica announces exempt players

PGA Tour Latinoamerica, which will play its first season in 2012, is beginning to take shape. The tour’s first exempt players – the top 40 on the Tour de las Americas’ 2011 Order of Merit and top three players from Mexico’s Negra Modelo Tour – recently were announced.