In this issue: Jan. 13, 2012

Inside the Jan. 13, 2012 issue of Golfweek:

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THE FORECADDIE

• • •

• Ready, set ... Medinah!

• Follow the bouncing ball

• New Year’s weight-loss plan? The Vijay diet

• Merry Masters to you, Mom

• A Tiger tale

• Saluting the Californium Kid

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TOY BOX

• New irons for a new year

• New season brings changes of gear

• Titleist sweep at PGA Tour opener

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IN THE NEWS

• LPGA adds 4 events for 2012

By Beth Ann Baldry

• Ulster lands Irish Open

By Alistair Tait

• Curtis Cup watch: The race for final 3 spots

By Beth Ann Baldry

• Q&A: Lou Dobbs, TV journalist

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VOICES

• Inside the Ropes: A case of misplaced priorities in Washington

By Martin Kaufmann

• Wired: Early-season gaps from Kapalua

By Martin Kaufmann

• Letters to the Editor

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SEASON PREVIEW

• Impact player: Rickie Fowler injects style and color into the pro game. All he lacks is a PGA Tour title.

By Sean Martin

• All eyes on Tiger: Tiger Woods attempts the long climb back to his former perch above the PGA Tour, but will he return to the top?

By Jim McCabe

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THE BIG EVENTS

Masters

• Are we there yet? Awaiting Augusta, as always

By Jim McCabe

U.S. Open

• Patience, please: Olympic Club demands it of the world’s best

By Jim McCabe

U.S. Women’s Open

• Korean inspiration: It began in ’98 at Blackwolf Run

By Beth Ann Baldry

Open Championship

• Brawn over beauty: Lytham poses stern links test

By Alistair Tait

PGA Championship

Forecast: Wind: Kiawah’s Ocean Course confuses and confounds

By Jeff Rude

Ryder Cup

• Risk vs. reward: Revamped Medinah offers Ryder Cup options

By Jeff Rude

• • •

12 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT 2012

• Lexi’s time has arrived

By Beth Ann Baldry

• A call to action as golf struggles

By Gene Yasuda

• Will the pluck of the Irish continue?

By Alex Miceli

• Wie’s game could leap by a degree

By Beth Ann Baldry

• USGA’s Davis takes long view

By James Achenbach

• Spreading the Love: A looser American Ryder Cup team, from the top down

By Jeff Rude

• Holmes charts return after brain surgery

By Sean Martin

• Bradley takes hits but still delivers

By Jim McCabe

• Dye-abolical Ocean Course is no breeze

By Bradley S. Klein

• Challenge Tour grads should shine

By Alistair Tait

• Longer road ahead for Tour hopefuls

By Sean Martin

• No. 1 Longhorns stampede into spring

By Ron Balicki

• Professional, amateur, college and junior schedules

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COMPETITION

• Paradise found: The only thing missing from Kapalua -- a dozen winners -- did little to mar the splendor of the Tour’s opener, or Steve Stricker’s victory

By Jim McCabe

COLUMN: Frazar enjoys view from golf’s summit

By Jeff Babineau

• European Tour: Oosthuizen opens year with repeat

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AMATEURS

• Hull blossoms in Harder Hall victory

By Julie Williams

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THE GOLF LIFE

• The new classics: Modern links courses earn their own cachet among Great Britain and Ireland’s best tracks

By Martin Kaufmann

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SCOREBOARD

• “Golf’s Biggest Stat Sheet’’

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PERSPECTIVE

• Endgame ’12: Now or never?

By Jeff Rude

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