News for Monday, March 21, 2011

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Tour considers changing season-ending format

The PGA Tour is considering a change to the end of its season in which players who don’t make the FedEx Cup playoffs would compete for their cards in a series of tournaments against top Nationwide Tour players.

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Winner’s Circle: March 14-20, 2011

See what the winners had in their bags.

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Is the Euro Tour’s foundation cracking?

Something strange happened last week on the European Tour – a tournament was actually held in Europe.

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Gasparilla Inn: Classic, yet modern

The late William F. Buckley Jr. famously declared it his mission to “stand athwart history yelling ‘Stop!’ ” Buckley almost certainly would have loved The Gasparilla Inn & Club.

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Resort golf gets a makeover on Florida Gulf Coast

Tournament-tough courses await on Florida's Gulf Coast. Martin Kaufmann reports.

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Player of the Week: Rika Park

Rika Park, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., shot 2-under 140 (67-73) at Mira Vista Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas to win the Kathy Whitworth Invitational by two shots.

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Player of the Week: Nathan Weant

Nathan Weant, of Hallsville, Texas, shot 3-under 141 (72-69) at Woodforest Golf Club in Montgomery, Texas to win the Texas Legends Junior Tour Spring Preview.

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American Express extends partnership with PGA

American Express, which became an official patron of the PGA of America in 2007, announced it will extend its sponsorship through 2013.

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A closer look at Tiger Woods '12: The Masters

How did EA Sports create the highly anticipated Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters? Ryan Lavner got a behind-the-scenes look.

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Team of the Week: Auburn

Auburn successfully defended its 2010 win at the Schenkel Invitational with a one-hole playoff victory. The win is Auburn’s second title of the season after winning last fall at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate.

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Player of the Week: Abraham Ancer, Oklahoma

Oklahoma sophomore Abraham Ancer won the Desert Shootout at Palm Valley Golf Course in Goodyear, Ariz., with rounds of 66-66-63 for a 21-under 195 total.

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Team of the Week: Arizona State

The Sun Devils beat Arizona by five shots at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational on March 15 for their first full-field win of the season.

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Player of the Week: Casey Kennedy, Augusta State

The freshman beat Purdue’s Paula Reto by five shots at the Administaff Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate on March 14 to earn medalist honors for the second time in four events this season.

Fantasy vs. Reality: The NCAA Championship

The Wildman is back from his week-long road trip to Tallahassee and Augusta, and what a week it was!

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Goosen disputes IRS: ‘I’ve paid my taxes’

Retief Goosen and the Internal Revenue Service have a difference of opinion, and neither side is backing down.

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Match Play will return to Dove Mountain in ’12

The PGA Tour and Accenture have announced that the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship will return to Dove Mountain in 2012.

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Jacquelin wins weather-delayed Sicilian Open

France’s Raphael Jacquelin ended a four-year wait for his third European Tour title by winning the weather-delayed Sicilian Open on Monday.