News for Friday, December 14, 2012

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5 Things: Nicklaus talks on eve of Father/Son

From teeing it up with Arnold Palmer to lunch with Rory McIlroy to his thoughts on Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captain, Jack Nicklaus had plenty to talk about on the eve of the Father/Son Challenge.

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As Spieth departs Texas, is a trend developing?

Texas sophomore Jordan Spieth announced Friday that he is turning pro.

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Spieth will leave Texas early, turn professional

Texas sophomore Jordan Spieth announced Friday that he is turning pro. Spieth, 19, was Big 12 Player of the Year and a First-Team All-American in his first year with the Longhorns, and helped guide the team to a national title.

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Shintaro Ban (No. 39, 2014) commits to UNLV

Shintaro Ban of San Jose, Calif., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at UNLV in 2014.

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Europe Ryder Cup captaincy to be more conventional

Don’t expect Europe to make an out-of-left-field, Tom Watson-like announcement when it names the 2014 Ryder Cup captain in the new year.

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Love’s 2014 Ryder Cup goal: 'Make the team'

Davis Love III not only supports Tom Watson as 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup captain but also hopes for an opportunity to play for him again.

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Top 10 female amateurs: No. 9 Jaye Marie Green

Golfweek will spend 10 days counting down the top amateur players of the past year. Who will be No. 1? Who else will make the list? Check back each day. Today: No. 9 Jaye Marie Green

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Hot topic at GCAA Convention: NCAA individual champion

The item that garnered most of the attention was the individual portion of the NCAA Championship, which has taken a back seat to the team competition.

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College golfers performing well in pro tournaments

This is a quiet time of year for college golfers, but there’s a couple performances worth noting.

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Q&A with Web.com Tour president Bill Calfee

Next year is an important one for the Web.com Tour. It will be the source of 50 PGA Tour cards, with 25 players earning cards off the money list and another 25 earning them through the Web.com Tour Finals, the four-tournament series that will replace Q-School.

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Ogilvy shoots 69, two back at Australian PGA

Daniel Popovic maintained a share of the lead after the second day of the Australian PGA on Friday while Geoff Ogilvy posted another solid round.

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Top junior boys of 2012: No. 6 Jim Liu

Golfweek lists its top 10 boys junior golfers of 2012. Today we bring you No. 6: Jim Liu

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Xavier and Maketewah unite for new look in 2013

Xavier's golf teams will look toward the spring season with even more anticipation than usual. That’s because the Musketeers expect to be in their new indoor practice facility at Maketewah Country Club by February.

Texas golf pro shot dead after interrupting burglary

A west Texas PGA professional was shot and killed after he interrupted a burglary while visiting family in Roswell, N.M., investigators said.

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My Year in Golf: Jeff Rude

Our Jeff Rude reflects on his most memorable moments of 2012, which included the likes of Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter, CC Sabathia, Aaron Rodgers and plenty of laughs.