News for Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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Tiger, McIlroy commit to Abu Dhabi event in January

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy - who were paired multiple times during the FedEx Cup playoffs and seemed to genuinely enjoy playing together - have committed to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, slated to start on Jan. 17.

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U.S. Ryder Cuppers highlight Tiger's World Challenge field

The Tiger Woods World Challenge might have lost its marquee sponsor, but it sure hasn't lost its allure among the world's best players.

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Women's Mid-Week Report: Penn St. tops tough field

Welcome to Golfweek’s Mid-Week Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest college news and give you a quick glance at what to look ahead to this weekend.

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5 Things: At Sea Island, Love still thinking Ryder Cup

The McGladrey Classic begins Thursday at idyllic Sea Island Golf Club in southeast Georgia. Here are 5 Things you need to know before the second-to-last official PGA Tour event of 2012 gets under way.

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Hate to be Rude: Weekley fighting to regain his form

When Boo Weekley injured his shoulder at the 2009 Players Championship, it put a damper on his career that continues to drag him down.

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USGA's Davis tries to sell 'anchoring' ban

Mike Davis, the U.S. Golf Association's executive director, appeared before the PGA Tour Policy Board Oct. 17 with a sales pitch: an anticipated ban on the "anchored" stroke.

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Men's Mid-Week Report: Cal, Missouri still perfect

Welcome to Golfweek’s Mid-Week Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest college news and give you a quick glance at what to look ahead to this weekend.

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Jutanugarns to separate as pro careers begin

Thai sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn, a dominant twosome in junior and amateur golf, enter the professional game worlds apart yet forever connected.

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Matthew NeSmith has a thirst to keep getting better

Matthew NeSmith, who earned a spot in the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship, enters college with a desire to improve.

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NeSmith, Ariya Jutanugarn earn Rolex PoY honors

Ariya Jutanugarn, Golfweek’s top-ranked junior, has garnered Rolex Junior Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive year. Matthew NeSmith earned the same honors on the boys’ side.

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LPGA's Brecht played by the book

On Oct. 12, the LPGA lost Doug Brecht, a respected and beloved man, to something so incomprehensibly random as a mosquito bite.

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Tar Heels cap fall with back-to-back titles

North Carolina ended its season with back-to-back victories at the Fall Preview and the Tar Heel. It gives the team good reason to look at the win column.