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Thursday, January 31

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'Crushing' lip-out bars Mickelson from golf's Club 59

Phil Mickelson held his head in horror on the ninth green, his 18th of the day. His 26-foot putt birdie putt for 59 curled around the hole and stayed out.

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Tour Tracker: Mickelson leads in Phoenix

In a week overshadowed by Vijay Singh's admittance of taking a banned substance, Phil Mickelson took command of the headlines Thursday at TPC Scottsdale. See how it unfolded.

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Thomas' patience paid off at the 2012 Jones Cup

Justin Thomas knew something was off during the second round of last year’s Jones Cup. His double bogey at Ocean Forest’s second hole - his 11th hole of the second round - dropped him to 5 over for the tournament. He went on to play the final 25 holes in 5 under to win by two shots.

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Rude: No excuse for Singh; he deserves suspension

Vijay Singh has no one to blame but himself. Apparently he agrees. Ostensibly that is why he said Wednesday that he is “angry” for unwittingly having taken a banned substance. In turn, he left himself open to a possible PGA Tour suspension.

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Sorenstam honorary host of Kraft Nabisco celebrity pro-am

Annika Sorenstam will serve as the honorary host for the celebrity pro-am for the Kraft Nabisco Championship on April 1-7.

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Sterne shoots 62 to take Dubai Desert Classic lead

Richard Sterne nearly broke the course record at the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday, shooting 10-under 62 in the first round to finish one shot ahead of Stephen Gallacher.

PGA Tour Canada announces 7 events for 2013

PGA Tour Canada announced seven events for the 2013 season.

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Singh withdraws from Phoenix Open

Vijay Singh withdraws from the Waste Management Phoenix Open, a day after saying he used deer-antler spray.

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Preview: Thomas, Fox headline Jones Cup field

The nation’s best amateur golfers have a Super Bowl tradition of their own. It’s the Jones Cup, which will be held this weekend at Ocean Forest Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga.

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Van Pelt fires 59 in pro-am at WMPO

Bo Van Pelt fired a course-record 59 in Wednesday's pro-am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, but it won't go down in the record books because it was in the pro-am.

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Scores: Round 4, Waste Management Phoenix Open

Follow the Round 4 leaderboard at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Wednesday, January 30

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5 Things: Ready for some TPC Scottsdale rowdiness?

It's almost here: "The Greatest Show on Grass." Last year a record 173,210 spectators packed TPC Scottsdale on Saturday for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Here are 5 Things to expect this week . . .

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Hogan Award watch list features 27 top collegians

The 2013 Ben Hogan Award Watch List was announced on Wednesday. The award is presented annually to the top NCAA men’s Division I, II or III golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competition during the 12-month period. Take a closer look at the 27 golfers named to the Ben Hogan Award Watch List in 2013.

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Women's spring preview: Pac-12 Conference

At Oregon State, Rise Alexander’s squad lives by the phrase “be in the moment.” In a conference that includes the top-ranked team in the nation (Washington), and the worst team ranking is No. 84 (Colorado), Oregon State must be in the moment to find success.

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Singh ‘shocked’ at banned-substance misstep

Vijay Singh expressed shock and anger when it was disclosed in a Sports Illustrated article that he was taking a banned substance, according to a statement released Wednesday by Singh here at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Blixt: 'Living a dream,' minus the skates

Sweden's Jonas Blixt is from a remote and rural area of 16,000 residents, but his game is putting his corner of the world on the map.

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Trump teams with Faldo to overhaul Doral courses

Having bought Doral Resort & Spa near Miami last year, Donald Trump is now teaming with World Golf Hall of Famer Nick Faldo on a redesign of 36 holes at the legendary five-course property.

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Loar, Presnell, Hurley earns spots in WMPO

Ed Loar was this year's hard-luck case at Q-School, but he'll be on the PGA Tour this week at the WMPO. PGA Tour rookie Alistair Presnell and John Hurley also earned spots via the qualifier.

Three players qualify for Open championship

New Zealand’s Mark Brown, and Australians Steve Jeffress and Stephen Dartnall qualified for the Open Championship at Muirfield through International Final Qualifying.

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Woods cuts into McIlroy's OWGR lead

Tiger Woods didn't pass Rory McIlroy in the Official World Golf Ranking after winning the Farmers Insurance Open. Woods cut into McIlroy's advantage, though.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Waste Management Phoenix Open

Half of our panel agrees that there is a man to beat this week: Nick Watney. And after a T-4 and T-13 to start the season, there is little reason to disagree. Our predictions.

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Phelps signs equipment deal with Ping

When Michael Phelps plays in today’s pro-am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the Olympian will do it with a new set of custom-fit Ping clubs.

Tuesday, January 29

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Vegas installs Woods as 9-2 favorite at Masters

Tiger Woods has been installed as the favorite to win the PGA Tour's first major championship of the 2013 season.

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Dufner enters Phoenix as 12-1 pick by oddsmakers

Jason Dufner, a 12-1 favorite with Las Vegas oddsmakers, has contended in the past two Waste Management Phoenix Opens at TPC at Scottsdale, finishing tied for eighth last year after a runner-up showing in 2011.

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New Mexico ends Cal's perfect season in Arizona

New Mexico opened the season with a victory at the Arizona Intercollegiate, shooting 8-under 844. It halts Cal's perfect season as the Bears finished third, behind TCU.

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HTBR: Tiger's next hurdle? Major weekends

Tiger Woods shows he can win big on Tour again. His next hurdle: weekends at the majors

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Men's spring preview: Ohio Valley Conference

Austin Peay's Anthony Bradley might have won the Ohio Valley individual title in 2012, but he has had a sour taste in his mouth ever since.

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Toy Box: Tiger uses Nike gear for record win

Tiger Woods picked up his eighth victory at Torrey Pines, with a four-shot triumph at the Farmers Insurance Open. He did it with an all-Nike bag.

2013 College spring competition schedule

A look at the Golfweek-ranked college men's and women's events for the 2013 spring season.

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Hossler will not play this spring for the Longhorns

Beau Hossler, who recently enrolled at Texas, will not play for the Longhorns this spring. Hossler will go to class and work out with the team until the fall season starts.

Scottish amateur golfer Green, 80, dies

Scottish golf has lost a true legend with the death of Charlie Green, who has died of cancer at age 80. Green arguably was the best amateur ever to come out of the Home of Golf.

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Player of the week: Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia won the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Open in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico on Jan. 21 at Trump International Golf Club by seven shots.

Player of the week: Bethany Wu

Bethany Wu won the 2013 AJGA Annika Invitational on Jan. 21 at Reunion Resort – Watson course.

Amateur Cameron Smith shares lead at IFQ Australasia

Amateur Cameron Smith is tied for the lead with Stephen Dartnall after the first round of International Final Qualifying at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne for The Open Championship in 2013.

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Legends will play pro-am to aid Quigley family

Notebook: Forget your four majors, the Players Championship, and all the numbers-crunching gurus who will try and sell you “strength-of-field” data. We have come across what we think will be the most impressive gathering of 2013.

Monday, January 28

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ASU, TCU tied for lead at Arizona Intercollegiate

Arizona State came charging out in the afternoon to catch TCU and share the lead when play was stopped due to darkness Monday in the Arizona Intercollegiate at the Golf Club at Vistoso.

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Tiger didn't run away at Torrey Pines; he held on

As expected, Tiger Woods won at Torrey Pines on Monday, but it wasn't a runaway victory as it looked to be early Monday.

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How it happened: Woods wins 7th Farmers title

Woods fired an even-par 72 to clear the field by four shots on Monday at the Farmers Insurance Open, his seventh career victory in the event and eighth win at Torrey Pines. See how it all unfolded on Monday afternoon.

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Winner’s Circle: Jan. 21-28, 2013

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Player Diary: Ashlan Ramsey (Part 3)

2012 Rolex Junior All-America Ashlan Ramsey joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season.

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Cal looking to finish off perfect season

From raising money to winning events, the top-ranked Golden Bears operate the way longtime coach Steve Desimone built the program: efficiently.

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Men's spring preview: Mountain West

New Mexico will be the team to beat when the nine conference teams gather together to determine the 2013 conference champion the first week in May at the Omni Tucson (Ariz.) National Resort.

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Morrow steps down during 15th season at Kent State

After 15 years as head coach of the Kent State women’s golf team, Mike Morrow has announced his retirement. Morrow became the program’s first head coach in 1997, and has led the Golden Flashes to the Mid-American Conference championship title for the past 14 years.

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Q&A: Dick Rugge, outgoing USGA technical director

Dick Rugge is calling it quits this week as the USGA's senior technical director. He was an executive at TaylorMade when the USGA hired him to oversee golf equipment testing procedures, and led a team of 18 full-time employees.

Sunday, January 27

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How it happened: Woods takes six-shot lead

Tiger Woods manage to get in 25 holes of golf on Sunday, building a six-shot lead behind a third-round, 3-under 69 and going 3 under through seven holes in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open. How it happened.

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5 Things: Tiger closes in on 8th title at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods will take a six-shot lead into the final day of the fog-delayed Farmers Insurance Open. Eleven holes stand between him and his eighth victory at Torrey Pines.

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U.S. Open to return to Winged Foot in 2020

The U.S. Golf Association announced Monday that the West Course at Winged Foot will host the 2020 U.S. Open.

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Uihlein headlines start of Challenge Tour season

Peter Uihlein and Rhys Davies are among the main attractions as the 2013 European Challenge Tour gets under way in India this week.

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Woods fires 69 to take four-shot Farmers lead

Torrey Pines may be Tiger Woods’ territory, but he hasn’t won here since 2008. His performance for much of Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open was reminiscent of his play during those simpler years.

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Horschel, Wittenberg get a moment in the spotlight

Billy Horschel has never played with Tiger Woods. Casey Wittenberg has only paired with him on golf’s grandest stages. They’ll join Woods for the final 36 holes of the Farmers Insurance Open, though.

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Women's spring preview: Northeast Conference

It’s official. The men's and women's golf programs at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., are being cut after the 2013 spring season.

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Men's spring preview: MAC

Corey Conners and the Kent State men want to win the MAC Championship, but have loftier goals in mind: A national championship.

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Men's spring preview: Missouri Valley

After Wichita State's Shockers won the past five league championships, another title this spring would not be all that, well, shocking. No disrespect to teams such as Illinois State or Northern Iowa, but the Shockers own the Missouri Valley Conference.

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Streamsong opener: Crenshaw, Doak and Coore, side-by-side

They built it and they came, 300 golf fans, media, folks associated with the owner/developer, Mosaic Co., along with architecture junkies who will go anywhere to see the latest creations of designers Tom Doak, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.

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Men's spring preview: MAAC

St. Peter’s notched three fall victories by winning the ECAC Championship, Monmouth quad-match and the St. Barnabas Health Invitational.

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Women's spring preview: Mountain West

New Mexico’s women’s golf history books are peppered with players who helped the Lobos to greatness before finding success after college. Manon De Roey headlines this year's crop.

Saturday, January 26

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Tee times: Round 3 of Farmers Insurance Open

Here are the tee times and pairings for the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open Sunday at Torrey Pines.

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Player diary: Matt Gilchrest (Part 1)

Matt Gilchrest joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. Check out his first post, including his startling experience at the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Open.

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Fog suspends third round at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods fired a 7-under 65 to take a two-shot lead at Torrey Pines entering Saturday. But Woods will have to wait to try and seal a seventh Farmers Insurance Open title as fog suspended Saturday's third round until Sunday.

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Wood wins Qatar Masters with eagle at 18th

Chris Wood eagled the 18th hole to win the Qatar Masters for his first European Tour victory on Saturday, overtaking Sergio Garcia and George Coetzee who finished a shot back.

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FootJoy goes minimal with M:PROJECT

The minimalist footwear movement has gained another major advocate: FootJoy. The concept, which first gained popularity in running, preaches shoe design and construction that enables the foot to move as if it was essentially barefoot.

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Ogio's new golf bag patterns turn heads

When Ogio decided to add abstract patterns to its color lineup, the company did more than splash some paint on a canvas. It got creative. New patterns for Ogio’s golf bag and golf bag travel products include patterns that require a double-take.

PHOTOS: Day 2 from the PGA Merchandise Show

Check out images from Day 2 of the PGA Merchandise Show.

PHOTOS: Equipment at 2013 PGA Show

Check out pictures of the equipment at 2013 PGA Show.

Friday, January 25

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5 Things: Woods' driver carries him into the lead

Tiger Woods is on top of the leaderboard at Torrey Pines. Here’s 5 Things you need to know from the second round at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Same story, Woods having success at Torrey Pines

It’s the same old story. Tiger Woods is having success at Torrey Pines. Woods shot a 65 in persistent rain Friday, and walked off Torrey Pines’ North Course with the lead in the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Tiger Tracker: Woods fires 65, leads at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods finishes his day with birdie on the par-5 9th to finish at 7-under 65, 11 under for the tournament for a two-shot lead heading into the weekend. See how it happened.

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Sun Mountain's 'new cart generation'

Sun Mountain, which began making push carts in 1999, is ready to launch its two latest full-featured offerings – the Star Cart and Combo – that promise easy walking, plenty of accessories and easy folding for storage.

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Vibram launches Fivefinger golf shoes for 2013

Vibram, the company known for its barefoot running technology, introduced four golf-specific Fivefinger models for 2013, and they’ll be available to the public in big-box sports stores in the fall.

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Stacy Lewis, Mizuno agree to two-year contract

Stacy Lewis signed another two-year contract with Mizuno on Jan. 24 at the PGA Merchandise Show.

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Q&A: Mike Cantlay, chairman of VisitScotland

Mike Cantlay, chairman of VisitScotland, talked with Golfweek about golf tourism, plans for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles and the opening of Trump International Golf Links.

Callaway X Hot & X Hot Pro fairway woods

Callaway is planning a comeback in the fairway woods category with its X Hot line, available in standard and Pro versions.

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TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 fairway woods

The TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 fairway woods are old in two configurations, standard and Tour; the Tour model is adjustable for loft and lie.

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Nike VR_S Covert & Covert Tour fairway woods

The new VR_S Covert is not only Nike’s longest 3-wood, but also one of its most versatile, whether used from the tee or the fairway.

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Wood shoots 64, leads at Qatar Masters

Chris Wood shot an 8-under 64 Friday for a three-stroke lead on Michael Campbell and two others after the third round of the Qatar Masters.

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Garmin GPS watches put yardages on wrist

Considering the short amount of time Garmin has been in the golf industry, just four years, the effect on the game is marked. Yardages now can be worn on a golfer’s wrist, which could be a good thing for pace of play.

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Club guru Ed Mitchell: 50 Shows and counting

Ed Mitchell, maker of Steelclub loft and lie machines, became a club professional in 1962 and has attended somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 PGA Merchandise Shows.

Thursday, January 24

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5 Things: Snedeker begins title defense with 65

The first round of the Farmers Insurance Open is in the books. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the opening day of play at Torrey Pines, including Brandt Snedeker starting his title defense with a 7-under 65.

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Titleist debuts next-generation Pro V1, V1x

Titleist’s newest Pro V1 golf balls are ready to hit retailers’ shelves this week, promising more distance, softer feel and more durability in a tour-proven ball that already has won seven professional golf tournaments around the world.

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PGA Show set for 60th rendition

The 60th version of the PGA Merchandise Show will be held Jan. 24-26. More than 41,000 golf industry professionals and 1,100 vendors from 75-plus countries are scheduled to attend.

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New leadership: PGA's search for Bevacqua

Golfweek interviews key personnel involved in the hiring of the PGA of America's new CEO and reveals how Pete Bevacqua emerged as the best man for the job.

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Backweighting undergoes a revival

Backweighting will be seen in abundance at the PGA Merchandise Show. Sometimes called counterbalancing, backweighting is nothing new. It has been a part of the game for decades – clubmakers place lead or some heavy material in the butt end of the shaft to alter the feel and balance point of a club.

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Sorenstam opens with grow-the-game message

Under the bright lights of the PGA Show’s big stage at the Orange County Convention Center, the theme of this week became apparent as Annika Sorenstam spoke: Find ways to grow the game.

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LPGA unveils eight-team, biennial Crown Cup

The LPGA unveiled a new international team event at the PGA Merchandise Show. The International Crown will feature four-player teams from eight countries, competing over four days for the title of world’s best.

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Not easy, but Woods strong in 2013 Tour debut

Tiger Woods’ PGA Tour season began with a birdie, and his first round was completed in 68 strokes. It wasn’t always easy in between, but Woods is off to a strong start at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Tiger Tracker: Woods fires 68 at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods has six PGA Tour victories, including the 2008 U.S. Open, at Torrey Pines. He opened the Farmers Insurance Open with a 4-under 68 on Thursday. See how it happened.

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Optishot: Play the best courses from home

The Optishot infrared golf simulator is an indoor, in-home system that lets players practice on the driving range or on a major championship course replica.

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Former Stanford coach markets target system

Former Stanford coach Carolina O'Connor has branched out with her sheet-metal golf target system.

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Under Armour continues to build its women's brand

While it's men's golf line has grown over the past few years, few people know that Under Armour also has a women's line, as it is green-grass apparel. UA is making moves to continue to grow the women's side of the brand.

PHOTOS: Celebrities at 2013 PGA Merch Show

Check out the celebrities that made it to the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show on Thursday.

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NexBelt offers no-holes belt with proper fit

It might seem difficult to get excited about a golf belt, but how about a belt with no holes and that promises a better fit? NexBelt has created one.

Poulter and Pepper discuss the business side of golf

Two major golf personalities couldn’t be more alike . . . well, in some ways. Ian Poulter and Dottie Pepper were panelists for the PGA of America on Thursday at the 60th PGA Merchandise Show.

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Kaymer, Garcia in 4-way lead at Qatar Masters

Ryder Cup stars Martin Kaymer and Sergio Garcia were among four players tied for the lead at the Qatar Masters after the second round on Thursday.

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Scores: Final round at Torrey Pines

Check out the Round 3 leaderboard at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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PGA Tour could position itself to make own rules

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem heard another presentation by the USGA about the proposed anchoring ban. According to sources, he was hardly impressed.

Wednesday, January 23

PHOTOS: 2013 Demo Day (Instagram)

A look at Demo Day through the eyes of Instagram.

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Little One pushes improved accuracy

Little One was born from grinding down the head of a 7-iron into a miniature iron head (37-degree loft). The idea of the club is to improve accuracy by forcing players to hit the ideal spot on the clubface.

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Mickelson: 'Insensitive' to talk about taxes publicly

Give Phil Mickelson credit for his creativity. He obviously put some thought into his first public comments since he caused a small uproar over taxes.

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Mickelson recovers from his 'drastic moves' flop

Apparently Phil Mickelson realized there many less fortunate than he, apologizing Wednesday for the second day in a row he said his public remarks were insensitive to “people who do not have jobs or live paycheck to paycheck.”

PHOTOS: 2013 Demo Day at Orange Co. National

A look at the festivities around Orange County National for the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show.

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Torrey Pines start first of Fox's U.S. Am exemptions

Steven Fox earned a sponsor exemption into the Farmer's Insurance Open courtesy of his victory at the U.S. Amateur. Fox said he just wants to make contact on the first tee.

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Yamaha introduces first EFI golf cart

Smoother acceleration, better cold starts, a quieter ride and a greener footprint on the golf course are just some of the advantages of Yamaha’s new Electronic Fuel Injection golf carts.

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Finchem talks anchoring ban at Tour players meeting

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem addressed the media Wednesday morning to discuss the previous night’s players meeting and the Tour’s reaction to the proposed anchoring ban.

Compact Clicgear push carts travel well

At the Clicgear booth, push carts go from upright and golf-bag ready to small and compact in seconds.

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Proadvanced nets come in all shapes and sizes

The Proadvanced practice nets come in all shapes and sizes for each and every part of your game.

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SNAG system expands with glow-in-the-dark game

With oversized clubs, velcro tubes and balls, Starting New At Golf is a first-touch learning system designed at growing the game.

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Firecracker Tees designed to improve accuracy

The Kiwi Golf Firecracker Tee was on display Wednesday at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show Demo Day at Orange County National.

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Santos takes 1-shot lead at Qatar Masters

Ricardo Santos of Portugal had five birdies on his back nine to finish with a 7-under 65 Wednesday in the opening round of the Qatar Masters, taking a one shot lead over Anthony Wall and Peter Whiteford.

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Torrey Pines: Our staff weighs in with predictions

Tiger returns to the site of six of his PGA Tour victories, while the red-hot Charles Howell III will look to pick up that elusive win, while FedEx Cup champ Brandt Snedeker is primed to defend his title.

Tuesday, January 22

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Players tight-lipped after annual PGA Tour meeting

The PGA Tour held its annual mandatory player meeting, spending the bulk of the time in a Q&A with the USGA and PGA of America about the looming possibility of an anchoring ban.

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Spieth to make pro debut at Torrey Pines

Jordan Spieth will make his PGA Tour debut as a professional this week at the Farmers Insurance Open after receiving a sponsor exemption.

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Tom Denn, 79, excelled as 'Voice of Porter Cup'

His health declining for more than a year, longtime voice of the Porter Cup Thomas Denn, 79, died of heart failure in his sleep Jan. 21.

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Q&A: John Spitzer, USGA managing director of equipment standards

On Feb. 2, John Spitzer officially will become managing director of equipment standards for the U.S. Golf Association, moving up from assistant technical director. Spitzer, who has been with the USGA since 1997, replaces senior technical director Dick Rugge, who is retiring.

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Tee times: Rounds 1 and 2 at Torrey Pines

A look at the tee times for Rounds 1 and 2 at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

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In this issue: Jan. 25, 2013

Inside the Jan. 25, 2013 issue of Golfweek:

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Complete coverage: 2013 PGA Merchandise Show

Golfweek brings you the latest news and hottest gear from the world's largest golf expo, which wrapped up its 60th rendition on Saturday.

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5 Things: Tiger returns to scene of last major victory

5 Things: A six-time winner at Torrey Pines, Tiger Woods addressed everything from missing the cut last week, the course and Phil Mickelson's tax dilemma.

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Hadwin fires 64 to qualify for Torrey Pines

Adam Hadwin barely missed out on a PGA Tour card at last year's Web.com Tour Championship. He'll be on the PGA Tour at least this week, though.

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Hadwin fires 64 to qualify for Torrey Pines

Adam Hadwin barely missed out on a PGA Tour card at last year's Web.com Tour Championship. He'll be on the PGA Tour at least this week, though.

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Spieth to make pro debut at Torrey Pines

Jordan Spieth will make his PGA Tour debut as a professional this week at the Farmers Insurance Open after receiving a sponsor exemption.

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Spieth to make pro debut at Torrey Pines

Jordan Spieth will make his PGA Tour debut as a professional this week at the Farmers Insurance Open after receiving a sponsor exemption.

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Nicklaus to be keynote speaker at Junior Invitational

A year after George W. Bush gave the keynote speech at the Junior Invitational, Sage Valley will host golf royalty in 2013, as Jack Nicklaus will take the reins this year.

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Illini's Pieters will turn pro after spring

Illinois junior Thomas Pieters, the reigning NCAA champion, will turn pro at the conclusion of this college season and forgo his final year of eligibility.

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Player Diary: Alabama's Justin Thomas (Part 7)

The 2012 Haskins Award winner and Alabama star, Justin Thomas, joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2012-13 college golf season.

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Notes: Beem taking the long road back to the PGA Tour

Rich Beem, who failed to earn his full-time PGA Tour card at Q-School in December, will be making trips to India and Panama as he looks to earn his way back onto the big tour.

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Odds: Tiger a 13/2 favorite at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods finds himself in a familiar position as the favorite at the Farmers Insurance Open for the second time in the last three years.

Monday, January 21

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Bright ideas: Colorful, low-spin drivers highlight '13

Drivers – colorful and with lower spin – offer plenty of options for 2013

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Q&A: Marty Jertson, senior design engineer, Ping

Marty Jertson is a senior design engineer for Ping. As a professional, he qualified for the 2011 and ’12 PGA Championships and was a star of the 25th PGA Cup in 2011.

An abundance of driver adjustability

For 2013, adjustable drivers dominate the landscape. For the first time, every major golf equipment manufacturer will showcase at least one adjustable driver at the PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 24-26 in Orlando, Fla.

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Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 driver

The Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 driver and its multilevel face design has the company's founder seeing a major step forward in feel and forgiveness as well as distance.

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New Callaway driver goes Xtreme

Callaway is introducing a driver - the Razr Fit Xtreme - and preaching a club-fitting philosophy that is different than driver developments from several other companies.

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TaylorMade unveils RocketBladez irons

The TaylorMade golf club family is expanding, as RocketBallz has a sibling for 2013 called RocketBladez.

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Titleist introduces 913 hybrid, fairway wood

Titleist's new 913 driver has made an early appearance on Tour with the likes of Rory McIlroy, and now you will see more of the 913 fairway and hybrid line as well.

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Nike launches cavity-back VR_S Covert driver

The new adjustable VR_S Covert driver is the most distinctive club ever released by Nike Golf. The head is a deep red. The loft can be changed from 8.5 degree to 12.5 degree.

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Wu sets tournament record in winning Annika Invitational

When Bethany Wu’s final putt dropped for her Annika Invitational victory Jan. 21, a soft rain was falling at the 18th green of Reunion Resort’s Watson Course. By the time Wu ducked into the scoring tent with a 5-under 67, the day had turned from very scorable to very wet.

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Winner's Circle: Jan. 14-20, 2013

A look inside the bag of this week's winners

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Callaway adds Adams R&D chief to staff

Tim Reed has left Adams Golf, where he served as vice president of research and development, and has joined Callaway Golf as senior vice president of product strategy and management.

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Garcia wins Puerto Rico Junior Open, earns Tour start

Jorge Garcia, a native of Miami, won the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Open by a seven-stroke margin at 10-under-par 206, and with his victory earns a coveted exemption into the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open in March.

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Throwback: '86 Masters rates as Jack's finest hour

In honor of Jack Nicklaus' 73rd birthday on Monday, we are taking the time to go back to his victory at the 1986 Masters Tournament.

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Women's spring preview: Missouri Valley Conference

In her first collegiate tournament, Kimmy Askelson sent a message. She was for real. But multiple injuries have derailed the Drake redshirt freshman. After surgery, she feels like she is good to go again.

Sunday, January 20

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5 Things: Gay's comeback nets fourth PGA Tour title

Brian Gay was the last man standing at the Humana Challenge on Sunday, shooting a final-round 63 to get into a three-man playoff, then winning with birdie on the second playoff hole.

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With Annika Invite lead, Wu has reason to be excited

Bethany Wu will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the AJGA Annika Invitational. It would be the first invitational title for the Diamond Bar, Calif., native.

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Mickelson responds to outcry over his tax comments

Phil Mickelson gave a civics lesson after his play Sunday in the final round of the Humana Challenge. The lecture: I’m not going to pay more in taxes than I can take home to my wife and kids. On Tuesday, he clarified.

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Garcia builds lead to seven at AJGA Puerto Rico Open

After setting a tournament record in the first round of the Puerto Rico Junior Open, Jorge Garcia of Miami, Fla., shot a second-round 71 at Trump International Golf Club to pull seven shots ahead of the field on Sunday.

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How it happened: Gay wins Humana in playoff

Brian Gay birdied the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the Humana Challenge on Sunday, capping a dramatic comeback that earned him his fourth career PGA Tour victory.

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Humana Challenge: Round 4 tee times

A look at Sunday's final-round pairings and tee times at the Humana Challenge.

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Frost takes 2-stroke lead after 2nd round

David Frost shot a 65 Saturday to hold a two-stroke lead on John Cook after the second round of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

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Howell puts himself in position again to break through

Charles Howell III will start the final round of the Humana Challenge today in what has become a familiar spot early in the season: a chance to win.

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Donaldson rallies for Abu Dhabi victory

Don’t call Jamie Donaldson a journeyman anymore. Victory in the $2.7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship took care of that tag for good.

Saturday, January 19

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Cink trying to dig himself back to the top

It's been nearly four years since Stewart Cink won the 2009 Open Championship. But swing changes and all, the slumping Cink finds himself in contention after three rounds of the Humana Challenge.

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Lee returns from injury to shoot 72 at Annika

Amy Lee had only played golf three times in the past two months due to a wrist injury. But the USC verbal commit's first round of 2013 was a good one, as she shot even-par 72 in the first round of the Annika Invitational.

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Stallings closes in on Humana win, Masters berth

Scott Stallings wants another crack at Augusta National after playing through torn rib cartilage at last year's Masters. A win Sunday at the Humana Challenge – Stallings holds a five-shot lead – would give him that chance.

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Garcia cards record 63, leads Puerto Rico Junior

Jorge Garcia finished T-2 at last year's AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Open. He returned to Rio Grande in a big way Saturday, carding a tournament-record 9-under 63 to take a four-shot lead after the first round.

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Tour Tracker: Stallings builds big lead at Humana

Scott Stallings carded a 9-under 63 Saturday to build a five-shot lead entering Sunday's final round of the Humana Challenge. See how it all unfolded in the California desert.

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Rose, Olesen to play in final group in Abu Dhabi

Sunday's final group at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship will feature two competitors playing opposite roles: veteran Justin Rose and young upstart Thorbjorn Olesen.

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Tour's player representatives face big decision in '13

The new members of the PGA Tour's Players Advisory Council and the Policy Board will be expected to tackle an agenda that includes determining whether the Tour adopts the proposed ban on anchoring.

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Women's spring preview: Mid-American Conference

For the past eight years, Eastern Michigan head coach Sandy Wagner has been delivering an equally consistent message to her players: One day, they'll be a top-50 program.

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Men's spring preview: Ivy League

Princeton has won 19 Ivy League titles since 1975, but none since 2006. But if the fall was any indication, the Tigers could get No. 20 this spring.

Friday, January 18

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Arizona golf: A 'little slice of heaven'

It’s older than statehood and almost as revered: Golf in Arizona, like the sunshine, seems made for the desert.

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Achenbach: Family, innovation drive Ping's evolution

From modest beginnings, Ping has evolved under Solheim offspring, but family, innovation still drive clubmaker.

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Henley shoots 69, in the mix at Humana

Russell Henley turned in the highest score of his rookie PGA Tour season Friday at the Humana Challenge: a 69. Life is pretty good right now for the rookie, who is in contention in La Quinta.

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Tour Tracker: Castro, Hahn lead at Humana

Roberto Castro and James Hahn held onto the lead after Friday's second round of the Humana Challenge, while Phil Mickelson turned things around. See how it happened.

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Choi enjoys success, 'can't stop' giving back

Na Yeon Choi could barely speak English as an LPGA rookie. Now, the No. 2-ranked player in the world can tell her story with ease. And what a story it is.

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Ko falls at Australian Women's Amateur

Lydia Ko’s quest to defend her title at the Australian Women’s Amateur ended Friday as the 15-year-old New Zealander fell in the second round of match play.

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Zylstra claims Golfweek Senior Am title

Bill Zylstra is nearly flawless so far in 2013. By winning the Golfweek Senior National Championship victory on Friday, the 61-year-old has claimed his third ranked senior amateur event this year.

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Women's spring preview: Ivy League

Led by 2013 Southern Atlantic Amateur winner Kelly Shon, Princeton is aiming for an Ivy League title.

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Men's spring preview: Horizon League

For a dedicated team like Cleveland State, failing to win a tournament after entering as the favorite can carry a hefty after-effect. Especially when it’s the conference championship, and it’s followed by a long summer break over which to reflect.

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Rose takes one-shot lead in Abu Dhabi

Justin Rose holds the 36-hole lead in Abu Dhabi at 8 under after a second-round 69. He leads by a shot over Welshman Jamie Donaldson, Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark and Spaniard Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano.

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Zylstra, Pfeil tied entering final round at Golfweek Senior

Richard Pfeil of Naples, Fla., and Bill Zylstra of Ocklawaha, Fla., are tied atop the Golfweek Senior National Championship leaderboard entering the final round at Mission Inn’s Las Colinas course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

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McIlroy has work to do after dismal performance

Two 3-over 75s, a putter switch overnight and missing a cut in a tournament that he received appearance money to attend - not exactly a great start to 2013 for World No. 1 Rory McIlroy. Time to get back to work.

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Woods misses first Euro Tour cut after penalty

Tiger Woods, nor Rory McIlroy, will be hanging around for the weekend in Abu Dhabi after Woods received a two-stroke penalty for an illegal drop on the par-4 fifth hole.

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Henley's secret to early success? Keep it simple

Watching Russell Henley (an 8-under 64) march up the Humana Challenge leaderboard Thursday, one question comes to mind: Will his ascent continue? He's trying to keep things simple.

Thursday, January 17

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How it happened: Tiger, McIlroy miss cut

Tiger Woods had to take a two-stroke penalty after the round and carded a 3-over 75 to miss the cut by a stroke in Abu Dhabi, while Rory McIlroy will also be exiting after a second consecutive 75.

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Rude: Clinton has long history with game of golf

Former President Bill Clinton was at the Humana again because his foundation is a tournament partner and beneficiary. Long before his association here, though, he was no stranger to Tour players.

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Mickelson battles cold, shoots even to open 2013

Phil Mickelson battled the lingering effects of a cold to notch an even-par 72 during the first round of the Humana Challenge. But despite the low energy, Lefty says he's got a low round in him for Friday.

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Tour Tracker: Trio at 9 under leads Humana

There are plenty of big names at the Humana Challenge this week, including Phil Mickelson, but three not-so-big names – Roberto Castro, James Hahn and Jason Kokrak – lead after the first round.

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Lee won't defend Annika title, but plans for busy summer

Defending champion Alison Lee won't attempt a title defense at this weekend's AJGA Annika Invitational, but Golfweek's top-ranked junior still has a full summer schedule planned.

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Ko attempting title defense at Aussie Women's Am

It’s summer in Australia, which means World No. 1 amateur Lydia Ko is making headlines Down Under instead of in the U.S. Ko, 15, is attempting a title defense at the Australian Women's Amateur.

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Rose, Donaldson emerge as Abu Dhabi co-leaders

With the bulk of the gallery following Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in Abu Dhabi, Justin Rose and Jamie Donaldson quietly put up rounds of 67 to share the lead.

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Tait: Woods, McIlroy falter in starring roles

There were plenty of greenbacks shelled out to get Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods to Abu Dhabi this week. After Thursday, it might be time to wonder if they brought their respective games with them, says our Alistair Tait.

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Humana Challenge: Round 1 tee times & pairings

A look at the tee times and pairings for Thursday at the Humana Challenge.

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Men's spring preview: Conference USA

Josh Gregory, who arrived in Dallas before the 2011-12 season after leading Augusta State to two consecutive national championships, guided the Mustangs to their third straight NCAA regional appearance last season.

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Women's spring preview: Horizon League

With perennial powerhouse Butler gone, the door is open for a new conference champion, and Detroit is the frontrunner after three fall victories.

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Champ, Gilchrest highlight Puerto Rico Open field

The only AJGA tournament outside the continental United States, the Puerto Rico Open takes place this week at Trump International Golf Club in Rio Grande.

Scores: Round 4 at Humana Challenge

Check out the Round 4 leaderboard at the Humana Challenge.

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Odds: Five co-favorites at Humana

Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Tim Clark and Phil Mickelson have been installed as 15/1 favorites at the Humana Challenge, while Rory McIlroy is a slight favorite over Tiger Woods in Abu Dhabi.

Wednesday, January 16

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How it happened: Woods, McIlroy look rusty in Round 1

We'll chalk that one up to being rusty. Making their 2013 season debuts, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy could never get anything going and both had to settle for rounds that they'd rather put behind them. See how it happened.

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Henley's key to success? Stay in attack mode

Russell Henley might be 23, but he is wise beyond his years, learning that you must keep the pedal to the metal if you hope to succeed on the PGA Tour.

Zylstra leads Golfweek Senior Am; Pfeil two back

Not much keeps Bill Zylstra down. The 61-year-old recently had a small tumor removed from his back, but his golf game never took a hit. Zylstra shot a 5-under 67 in Wednesday’s first round of the Golfweek Senior Amateur.

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Rater's notebook: Streamsong, Blue Course

A look at the Streamsong Blue Course, designed by Tom Doak.

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Rater's notebook: Streamsong, Red Course

A look at the Streamsong Red Course, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw

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Streamsong: Mining for golf gold

Only time will tell whether Streamsong Resort, easily the most ambitious domestic golf development of 2013, will be a financial and critical success. But this much can be said with certainty: The people who conceived and built Streamsong aren’t downplaying expectations.

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Tee times: Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

Take a look at the tee times for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi GC which features Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Martin Kaymer paired together for the first- and second-round.

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Women's spring preview: Conference USA

With its looming move to the Big East, SMU will have its final chance to win a Conference USA title this spring.

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Men's spring preview: Colonial Athletic Association

The lightly-recruited Payne McLeod has had a little bit of extra motivation since he arrived at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

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Wait is over: The Tiger vs. Rory Show reconvenes tonight

5 Things: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will play the first two rounds in Abu Dhabi together, starting at 10:40 p.m. EST on Wednesday night. Will Tiger make a statement, or will McIlroy pick up where he left off?

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Herr (No. 15, 2014) commits to Wake Forest

Erica Herr of New Hope, Pa., has given a verbal commitment to play golf at Wake Forest in 2014.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Humana Challenge

Phil Mickelson returns to action this week, and yes, he is picked by one of our panelists. But there are five different favorites on our radar for the PGA Tour's Humana Challenge this week . . .

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Montgomerie says McGinley 'best man for the job'

If Colin Montgomerie was unhappy at being passed over in favor of Paul McGinley as European Ryder Cup captain, then he did a good job of hiding it. The 2010 captain said all the right things about McGinley’s selection.

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Humana, Clinton lead Bob Hope comeback

The Humana Challenge, formerly the Bob Hope Classic, has staged a remarkable comeback in the past two years.

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Aubert, Ramsey headline field for Annika Invitational

One of three AJGA Invitationals taking place this weekend is at Reunion Resort in Reunion, Fla. The Annika Invitational is a girls, invitation-only event featuring juniors from 17 states, 11 countries and Puerto Rico.

Tuesday, January 15

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Players applaud choice of McGinley as Euro captain

Paul McGinley was a popular choice for European Ryder Cup captain on the range at the Humana Championship on Tuesday. In fact, it was impossible to find anyone who had a bad thing to say about McGinley.

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Toms wasn't 'disappointed' by Watson's Ryder Cup selection

Sure, David Toms wanted to be the next U.S. Ryder Cup captain, but he believes "everything happens for a reason." And the PGA Tour veteran has plenty to keep himself occupied as he looks for another shot in 2016.

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Player diary: Brad Dalke (Part 1)

Brad Dalke joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. Check out his first post, including video of his marriage proposal to LPGA golfer Natalie Gulbis.

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To USGA, Walker Cup mid-am quota 'a win-win'

The USGA announced Jan. 14 that a minimum of two mid-amateur players will be a part of the 2013 U.S. team that will attempt to regain possession of the Walker Cup following GB&I’s 14-12 victory in 2011 at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Scotland. The last time a U.S. Walker Cup team had more than one mid-amateur was 2003.

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Toy Box: Henley wins in PGA Tour debut

Russell Henley, a Web.com Tour graduate, won in his first start as a PGA Tour member, a three-shot victory in the Sony Open at 24-under 256.

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Tait: McGinley right man for Euro captaincy

The European Tour picked the best man for the 2014 Ryder Cup captaincy in Paul McGinley, despite what went on behind the scenes.

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McGinley to captain Europeans at 2014 Ryder Cup

Paul McGinley is Europe’s captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup. The Irishman defeated Colin Montgomerie in a vote of the European Tour’s tournament committee in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

2013 European Challenge Tour schedule

A look at the 2013 European Challenge Tour schedule

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2013 Junior competition schedule

A look at the 2013 schedule of Golfweek-ranked junior events

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Video game to feature original Augusta design

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14: The Masters Historic Edition will give gamers the chance to experience Augusta National as it was for the 1934 Masters.

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Men's spring preview: Big West

UC Davis has not won a regular-season title this year, but the Aggies are anything but worried about their chances of taking this year’s Big West Championship.

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Tait: Tiger takes a backseat to McIlroy this time around

So many players throughout Tiger Woods' career have had to answer questions about the former World No. 1, rather than about themselves. He got a taste of his own medicine on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi, as the attention was on Rory McIlroy.

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Notebook: Rookies sizzle at Sony Open

From Russell Henley's victory to Scott Langley's impressive T-3 finish to the likes of Scott Gardiner, David Lingmerth and Henrik Norlander, the rookies showed well at their first PGA Tour tournament of the season.

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LPGA builds on Lewis' success with '13 schedule

The 2013 LPGA schedule, released early Jan. 15, will feature 28 tournaments and $49 million in prize money. The tour will be televised for more than 300 hours this year, a record amount of on-air coverage for the LPGA.

Monday, January 14

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Winner's Circle: Jan. 7-13, 2013

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Rounds up 6.1 percent through November '12

Rounds played in the U.S. increased 2.6 percent in November, helping year-to-date gains stay above 6 percent, according to the latest monthly figures.

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Mitsunaga (No. 6, 2015) commits to Georgia

Rinko Mitsunaga has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Georgia in the fall of 2015. Mitsunaga took no other unofficial visits but did consider Oklahoma State, Arizona and USC.

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Player Diary: Ashlan Ramsey (Part 2)

2012 Rolex Junior All-America Ashlan Ramsey joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season.

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USGA: Walker Cup team to include at least two mid-ams

The U.S. Golf Association announced Jan. 14 that the 10-member team selected to compete at the National Golf Links in Southampton, N.Y., in September will include at least two mid-amateurs.

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Women's spring preview: Colonial Athletic Association

Maggie Will has had the reins of the Richmond women’s program for less than a year, but already she knows she has found the place she belongs. That realization hit after a series of events that were both record-breaking and mind-blowing.

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Nike Golf signs McIlroy as global athlete

In a global press conference from Abu Dhabi, Rory McIlroy introduced himself Jan. 14 as the Swoosh's next leading man.

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Shoulder injury likely 'just a fluke,' Daly says

John Daly heads to the PGA Tour's West Coast Swing in much better shape than he might have appeared Saturday, firing a 67 a day after having his shoulder restored by the PGA Tour physio staff.

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5 Things: Clark impressed by Henley's performance

5 Things: Tim Clark had a front-row seat for Russell Henley's incredible finish at the Sony Open, while also managing to card a 7-under 63 himself.

Sunday, January 13

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A new trend: No loft stamped on driver heads

For 2013, another trend is emerging in drivers: no loft stamped on the clubhead. TaylorMade (R1), Nike (VR_S Covert), Cobra (Amp Cell) and Adams (Super S) all have it. Or better said, they don’t have it.

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Martin: Henley a 'grinder' who just knows how to win

Russell Henley, a three-time state golf champion and three-time winner on the Web.com Tour, may not be "technical" with his "golf lingo," but the 23-year-old has simply learned how to win says our Sean Martin.

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How it happened: Henley wins Sony Open with 63

Russell Henley fired a 7-under 63 to outlast veteran Tim Clark on Sunday, winning his first PGA Tour title by three strokes at the Sony Open in Honolulu. See how it happened.

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West rolls past East at Winn Junior Cup

After closing the first day with 10 straight points, the West stayed hot on a cold day in Henderson, Nev., on Sunday, beating the East 22-9 to win a second straight Winn Junior Cup.

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With Sony win, Henley cracks top 50 in OWGR

Russell Henley cracked the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking in just his first start as a PGA Tour member.

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Abu Dhabi will kick off yearlong Tiger vs. Rory Show

There will be 124 players who will tee it up in this week’s $2.7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, but two will command all the attention. Get ready for the Tiger Woods vs. Rory McIlroy Show.

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Oosthuizen shoots 66 to win Volvo Champions

Louis Oosthuizen shot a final round 6-under 66 to beat Scott Jamieson of Scotland by a single stroke and win the Volvo Champions on Sunday.

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Tait: McGinley deserves Ryder Cup captaincy

With Darren Clarke likely taking himself out of the running, our Alistair Tait says that opens the door to the right choice for 2014 Ryder Cup captain: Paul McGinley.

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Sony Open: Round 4 tee times, pairings

A look at the final-round tee times and pairings for the Sony Open in Honolulu.

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5 Things: English fixes driver woes, fires 62

5 Things: Harris English was frustrated with his driver after Friday's round, so he put in a bit of extra work and it paid immediate dividends on Saturday to the tune of an 8-under 62.

Saturday, January 12

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Tour Tracker: Henley, Langley tied at Sony Open

Playing in the final group, Scott Langley and Russell Henley earned spots in Sunday's final trio as well, with both finishing the round at 17 under overall, three shots clear of their nearest competitor. See how it happened.

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Shon holds off Aubert by one shot for Sally title

Kelly Shon birdied No. 17 to take the lead and two-putted for par on the final hole to clear Shannon Aubert by a single shot at the South Atlantic Amateur in Ormond Beach, Fla.

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Jamieson leads by 5 shots in South Africa

Scott Jamieson of Scotland had a 4-under 68 and took a five-shot lead in the Volvo Champions, while Louis Oosthuizen faded in the third round at Durban Country Club on Saturday.

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Sony Open: Round 3 tee times, pairings

A look at the Round 3 tee times and pairings at the Sony Open.

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Preview: Kids stand tall among the big boys

From Tianlang Guan to Beau Hossler to Andy Zhang, junior boys made a big impact on the golf world in 2012. Who might do the same in 2013?

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Preview: Morales, Aubert are girls’ heirs apparent

With the departure of Thai super sisters Moriya and Ariya Jutanugarn to the professional ranks, girls’ junior golf is looking for two heirs apparent atop leaderboards. Nicole Morales and Shannon Aubert are good bets.

Friday, January 11

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Tour Tracker: Henley takes lead at Sony Open

Russell Henley not only turned in a second straight 7-under 63, but the PGA Tour rookie also took a two-shot lead after Friday's second round in Honolulu. See how it happened.

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5 Things: Rookies lead the way; DJ WDs at Sony

Rookies Russell Henley and Scott Langley sit one-two halfway through the Sony Open, but they weren't the only stories Friday in Honolulu. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the day that was.

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Crucial birdies help Shon keep lead at Sally

Thanks to crucial birdies at Nos. 8 and 17, Kelly Shon holds a one-shot lead after Friday's third round at the Sally.

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Golf Channel pulls off impossible to broadcast Sony Open

With the Hyundai TOC running 24 hours behind due to horrible weather, NBC (and Golf Channel) had its work cut out for it trying to get set up for the Sony Open. Yet, somehow, when you turned on your TV Thursday night, no one could notice the difference.

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Oosthuizen takes 1-shot lead, excavator in Durban

Louis Oosthuizen made a long birdie putt at the final green to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Volvo Champions — and swapped a car for an excavator to use on his South African farm.

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Clarke may pull out of race for Ryder Cup captain

Darren Clarke says he may pull out of the race to become Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2014 because of the impact it would have on his career in the next two years.

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Ishikawa, Wiratchant invited to 2013 Masters

Ryo Ishikawa of Japan and Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand have accepted invitations to compete in the 2013 Masters Tournament.

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Korean standout Seung-yul Noh joins ISM

Seung-yul Noh, who recently signed a contract with Nike as well, will be represented by ISM, the agency announced Friday.

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Perrine (No. 31, 2014) commits to Auburn

Matthew Perrine of Austin, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Auburn in 2014.

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Cobra Puma Golf adds Parnevik to its team

Jesper Parnevik, who will make his PGA Tour season debut at the Humana Challenge next week, will be donning new gear when he takes to the first tee, as Cobra Puma Golf announced it had signed the 14-time winner to an apparel and golf-club contract.

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Men's spring preview: Big 10

Illinois head coach Mike Small has a saying: "Win tournaments in the fall, win championships in the spring." The Illini took care of the first half of that statement. Now they’re focused on the latter.

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Women's spring preview: Big West

Under first-year head coach Eric Riehle's direction, UC Riverside managed three fourth-place finishes in the fall despite a limited schedule of events.

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Carlson (No. 21, 2014) commits to Purdue

Brian Carlson of Madison, Conn., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Purdue in 2014.

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Stanford signee Badhwar wins Australian Master of Amateurs

Stanford signee Viraat Badhwar shot a final-round 70 at Royal Melbourne Golf Club to win the Australian Master of the Amateurs.

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Notes: Lee took Choi's tough assessment to heart

After playing a practice round at the 2012 U.S. Open, K.J. Choi was blunt with Dong-Hwan Lee: "You hit it like a woman." Lee didn't take offense to it, he went home and worked harder.

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Preview: Can UCLA’s women regain winning ways?

Four finishes of eighth or worse for the UCLA women during the fall prompts the question: What changed for the once-mighty Bruins?

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Preview: California computes as the team to beat

There’s no debate about college golf’s top team as this new year begins. The Cal Bears begin 2013 with an unblemished record after winning all five of their fall starts.

Thursday, January 10

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5 Things: Rookies rise to the top at Sony Open

5 Things: It was a day dominated by rookies, led by former Illinois All-American Scott Langley, who shot an 8-under 62 to take a one-shot lead at the Sony Open.

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Tracker: Rookie Langley takes one shot lead

Round 1 at the Sony Open is complete with PGA Tour rookie Scoot Langley taking a one-shot lead over Russell Henley. Langley finished the day by shooting a bogey free 8-under 62. Take a look at the Tour Tracker and how it happened.

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G25 is next up in Ping's G series evolution

Next in the evolution of Ping's G series: the new G25. At the PGA Merchandise Show on January 24-26 in Orlando, Fla., Ping will showcase this new line. Bubba Watson has switched to the G25, as has fellow Ping staffer Hunter Mahan.

LPGA adds the North Texas LPGA Shootout for 2013

The LPGA announced a new domestic event will be added this spring: the North Texas LPGA Shootout.

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Puisite sisters haven't forgotten Latvian roots

Sisters Krista and Mara Puisite listed Texas as their hometown when signing up for the Sally. But the Texas State duo hasn't forgotten its Latvian roots.

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'Random' trip to Florida has Shon in lead at Sally

Princeton junior Kelly Shon didn't even know the South Atlantic Amateur existed before this week. Now, she leads the tournament at its halfway point, by two shots over Kelsey MacDonald.

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Jutanugarn sisters sign with IMG

After sweeping LPGA and Ladies European Tour Q-School titles at the end of 2012, Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn have signed with IMG for management and marketing representation.

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Men's spring preview: Big South

Coastal Carolina once won seven consecutive Big South Conference titles in a row, but Liberty has been king of the conference the past two seasons. The Chants are hoping to regain their crown behind senior Sebastian Soderberg.

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Brannan, Ping rep and former U.S. Junior champ, dies at 57

Mike Brannan, a former U.S. Junior Amateur champion and two-time California State Amateur champion, died Jan. 8. He was 57.

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Jaidee leads Volvo Champions by 3 strokes

Thongchai Jaidee shot a 7-under 65 to take a three-stroke lead on the opening day of the Volvo Champions on Thursday.

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Watt takes 4-shot lead at Australian Master of Amateurs

Australia’s Brady Watt will take a four-shot lead into the final round of the Australian Master of the Amateurs.

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Sony Open: Rounds 1 and 2 tee times, pairings

A look at the first- and second-round tee times at the Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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McIlroy establishes foundation to help children

Rory McIlroy is using his platform as the world’s No. 1 player for a good cause, establishing the Rory Foundation to help children around the world.

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Preview: A pledge of allegiance to amateurs

The likes of Jordan Spieth have pledged themselves to the pinnacle of amateur golf, the Walker Cup, only to be swayed to the professional game a short time later. That is a trend that concerns many.

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Scores: Round 4 leaderboard at Sony Open

Follow Round 4 scores from the Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Women's spring preview: Big 10

Behind former LPGA player Michele Redman, a young Minnesota squad is looking more seasoned and ready to compete in the Big 10.

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Have sticks, will travel: These guys are crazy about golf

One Golfweek Rater attendee played 388 18-hole rounds in 2012. Another has played in more than 100 countries. Another has played more than 3,000 different courses. Simple explanation: They just love this game.

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Preview: Building a foundation to grow the game

When PGA of America executives unveiled Golf 2.0 last year, they insisted their plan to increase participation would be different. Indeed, Golf 2.0 isn’t a single initiative, but a long-term strategy employing a variety of activities, each targeting different consumer groups.

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Callaway adds Ishikawa to its tour staff

Japanese phenom Ryo Ishikawa has signed a multi-year contract with Callaway Golf.

Wednesday, January 9

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Russ Cochran, 54, embraces familiarity of Waialae

54-year-old left-hander Russ Cochran, who Monday-qualified for the Sony Open, will be making his first PGA Tour start in nearly four years.

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Notes: Harmon says Johnson best when he 'rips it'

Coach Butch Harmon says he loves it when Dustin Johnson hits driver nearly everywhere. "Best club in his bag," says Tiger Woods' former coach. Johnson agrees, saying he gets in trouble when he tries to "steer it."

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Woods announces first 2 events of 2013

Tiger Woods announced the first two events of his 2013 season on Wednesday with trips to Abu Dhabi and Torrey Pines on the early-season agenda.

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Feng looking to capture first amateur title

Yueer “Cindy” Feng is one of those players who seemingly has been around forever, yet is only 16. Early success tends to prematurely age players.

2013 Japan Golf Tour schedule

A look at the 2013 Japan Golf Tour schedule

2013 Asian Tour schedule

A look at 2013 Asian Tour schedule

2013 Champions Tour schedule

A look at the 2013 Champions Tour schedule

2013 LPGA tour schedule

A look at the 2013 LPGA tour schedule

2013 European Tour schedule

A look at the 2013 European Tour schedule

2013 Web.com Tour schedule

A look at the 2013 Web.com Tour schedule

2013 PGA Tour schedule

A look at the 2013 PGA Tour schedule.

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Johnson wins with new TaylorMade, Fujikura gear

Dustin Johnson debuts new TaylorMade and Fujikura products, while Webb Simpson shows off new Titleist clubs and Bubba Watson adds a Ping G25.

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Snedeker moves to career-best 8th in OWGR

Brandt Snedeker didn’t win the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, but he did reach a new benchmark in his career. Snedeker rose to a career-best eighth in the Official World Golf Ranking after his third-place finish at Kapalua.

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In this issue: Jan. 11, 2013

Inside the Jan. 11, 2013 issue of Golfweek

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Roig will not play for UCLA this spring

Sophomore Kyle Roig has decided not to play for the UCLA women this spring. The former Harder Hall champ will remain on campus as a student and plans to turn professional.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Sony Open

Keegan Bradley, Dustin Johnson and Zach Johnson are on the respective radars of our fantasy experts for this week's Sony Open.

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Guan 9 shots back at Australian Master of the Amateurs

Tianlang Guan shot a second-round 76 to fall off the pace at the Australian Master of the Amateurs. The 14-year-old is nine shots back of 36-hole leader Brady Watt, the 16th-ranked player in the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking.

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Men's spring preview: Big East

Louisville might have one of its deepest squads in head coach Mark Crabtree’s 13 seasons as the Cardinals’ coach. Six players finished the fall with a scoring average in the 73s. Two more posted scoring averages in the 74s.

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Women's spring preview: Big South

As a team, Coastal Carolina has its eyes on taking down conference power Campbell. As individuals, it is trying to win its third consecutive conference individual title.

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Beyond the course: Sandra Gal shows off her painting skills

On Day 8 of Tracy Wilcox's multimedia project going behind the scenes with eight LPGA stars, Sandra Gal shows off her incredible painting skills.

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GW Senior Amateur 2013 - LaQuinta

La Quinta Resort hosts Golfweek's Senior Amateur in April.

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My Year in Golf: Andy Zhang

Andy Zhang played in the U.S. Open, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Junior. He also made appearances in Switzerland, Korea and Australia. Needless to say, the 15-year-old had plenty to reflect on when it came to 2012.

Tuesday, January 8

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Oddsmakers look for Johnson to win again

It didn’t take long for Dustin Johnson to be installed as the favorite to win his second event in the 2013 PGA Tour season, as he is an 8-1 favorite at the Sony Open.

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Honda locks in 4 more years at PGA National

The Honda Classic is guaranteed to spend the next four years at PGA National Resort & Spa after extending its contract with the Palm Beach Gardens resort.

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Stricker challenges Johnson despite pain in leg

Despite a jarring pain shooting up his leg, defending champion Steve Stricker had a chance to tie Dustin Johnson for the lead on the back nine. His ability to hang in there is why we'll miss seeing him more often on Tour, says our Jeff Babineau.

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Sorenstam's finger fine after kitchen mishap

A photo on Twitter seemed to depict a missing finger tip on the left hand of Annika Sorenstam, but her husband says that the picture makes it look worse than it is.

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5 Things: Johnson runs away with Hyundai title

Dustin Johnson collected his seventh PGA Tour victory on Tuesday, shooting 16-under 203 (69-66-68) to finish four shots ahead of Steve Stricker at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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Tracker: D. Johnson holds off Stricker in Kapalua

Dustin Johnson won his third 54-hole title of his career, holding off Steve Stricker to win the Hyundai Tournament of Champions by four shots in Kapalua, Hawaii.

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Stupples changes her life with dramatic weight loss

Karen Stupples original weight-loss goal was to drop from a size 12 to a size 8. She accomplished that, but when her season began to wind down in the fall, she hit the gym harder and slimmed down to a 4.

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LPGA: Jamie Farr to become The Marathon Classic

News of the 2013 schedule is dripping out of LPGA headquarters one press release at a time. In an effort to give sponsors their due, the LPGA has chosen to send out individual releases about several tournaments rather than overwhelm us with good news.

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Duval creates stir after Twitter posts on Humana

David Duval created a quasi-controversy when he took to Twitter on Monday to inform his fans that he hadn’t received a sponsor exemption to this month's Humana Challenge, where he shot a final-round 59 to win the 1999 event.

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10 PGA Tour rookies to watch in 2013

It’s almost too good to be true. Earning a PGA Tour card is the realization of a lifelong dream, and that prize comes with a tropical vacation. The PGA Tour’s first full-field event of the season, the Sony Open in Hawaii, also marks the debut for the PGA Tour’s rookies.

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 to include Legends of the Majors feature

EA Sports announced on Tuesday that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 will have Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods or one of the six other legends in the Legends of the Majors feature.

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Cochran, 54, Monday qualifies for Sony Open

Champions Tour player Russ Cochran, 54, will play in the first full-field event of the PGA Tour season after Monday qualifying for the Sony Open in Hawaii.

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Player of the week: Casie Cathrea

Casie Cathrea won the 2013 San Diego Junior Amateur after shooting a final-round 2-under 70 at Sycuan Resort on Jan 5.

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Player of the week: Corey Shaun

Corey Shaun won the 2013 San Diego Junior Amateur at the Steele Canyon Golf Club on Jan. 5.

Golfweek Junior Invitational Coming Soon!

Golfweek Junior Invitational Coming Soon!

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Guan faring well at Australian Master of the Amateurs

Tianlang Guan is faring well on an Alister Mackenzie design. He hopes the same sentence can be written in April. Guan, the Asia-Pacific Amateur champion, shot 68 Tuesday in the first round of the Australian Master of the Amateurs. He's one shot back of a five-way tie for the lead.

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Jumeirah Group ends sponsorship with McIlroy

The Jumeirah Group is not renewing its five-year sponsorship deal with top-ranked Rory McIlroy amid expectations that the Northern Ireland golf star will sign with Nike next week.

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Women's spring preview: Big Sky

With six titles in the past decade, Portland State is one of the dominant schools in the Big Sky, where a conference title is important because of the automatic qualifying spot into NCAA Regionals that it carries.

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Beyond the course: Suzann Pettersen takes you road cycling

On Day 7 of Tracy Wilcox's multimedia project going behind the scenes with eight LPGA stars, Suzann Pettersen shows off one way she stays in incredible shape: Road cycling.

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Preview: Tour’s bridge season will reward fast start

To many, the PGA Tour season is a marathon, not a sprint. But this year, the hare has the edge against the tortoise as the finish line to earn a Tour card for the following season occurs in August, not October.

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Preview: Can aging U.S. triumvirate still triumph?

Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker and Jim Furyk combined for a total of two PGA Tour victories in 2012, posing the question: Can they regain their old form?

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Men's spring preview: Big 12

Gone from last season's NCAA championship squad are Dylan Frittelli and Jordan Spieth. In came Brandon Stone, and now Texas coach John Fields is considering bringing Beau Hossler into the fold a bit earlier than he had anticipated.

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Hyundai TOC: Final-round tee times and pairings

A look at the third-round tee times at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on the Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii.

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Notebook: Snedeker's putter goes cold in second round

Notebook: Having posted a morning 70 to sit at 3 under, just one off the lead, Brandt Snedeker birdied four of the first six holes in the afternoon and at 6 under he shared the lead at one point, led by himself at another. Then, he stumbled backward.

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Johnson puts on a clinic to take TOC lead

Dustin Johnson (69-66) is the man everyone will try to chase down in Tuesday’s 18-hole sprint to the finish, and if he plays anything like he did on Monday, well, good luck with that. Tee to green, Johnson put on a clinic, hitting 33 of 36 greens in regulation.

Monday, January 7

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Tour Tracker: Johnson takes three-shot lead at TOC

After three weather-delayed rounds that saw Dustin Johnson never take an official shot, the bomber made up for lost time by going 11 under over 36 holes on Monday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to take a three-shot lead over Steve Stricker.

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Curtis takes advantage of his second chance at TOC

Ben Curtis started with consecutive 6s on Sunday, complete with two four-putts. Needless to say, the former Open champion was happy that the round was wiped away. On Monday, he took full advantage by shooting a 3-under 70 in the official first round.

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Third time is a charm for Fowler, Hyundai field

Having originally been penciled in for a Monday finish, the season opener morphed into a Monday start thanks to unrelenting wind. Finally, on the fourth day, the fury gave everyone a break.

2013 Senior Amateur competition schedule

A look at the 2013 senior amateur golf schedule, including tournaments that have yet to determine a date or course.

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Women's spring preview: Big East

Lindsey Weaver is still in awe of the history and tradition of Notre Dame University, but the Irish freshman is well en route to creating her own history after an outstanding fall season.

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Men's spring preview: Atlantic Sun

Sean Dale has experienced heartbreak the past two seasons, but this spring the senior will get one more shot at helping the Ospreys advance to match play, which has eluded North Florida in three trips to the NCAA Championship.

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Good news for LPGA: Bahamas event added for '13

The LPGA might release its 2013 schedule later in the week, but for now, here’s at least a snippet of good news: The tour is adding a new event in the Bahamas.

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Preview: Yani Tseng still No. 1, but for how long?

The Grand Canyon-sized chasm that once existed between Yani Tseng and the rest of the world now resembles a crack in the sidewalk. She’s beatable. And it could be only a matter of time before someone steps right over her.

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Preview: McIlroy’s European reign has only begun

One of the biggest questions on this year’s PGA European Tour is whether anyone can dethrone Rory McIlroy from atop the Official World Golf Ranking and European Tour money list. At this stage, it seems doubtful.

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Beyond the course: Seo takes up waterskiing

On Day 6 of Tracy Wilcox's multimedia project going behind the scenes with eight LPGA stars, Hee Kyung Seo talks about her new hobby: waterskiing.

Sunday, January 6

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Poulter takes exception to Miller's comments

Johnny Miller called Ian Poulter's lengthy read of a putt on No. 11 "dramatic," and Poulter responded by taking to Twitter to call out the longtime NBC announcer.

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Welcome to PGA Tour season that just wouldn't start

Start and stop, start and stop, and after three long days of trying, everybody stands shoulder to shoulder at the starting line once again. Thus far, the 2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions has been the bridge to nowhere.

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2013 preview: 10 young players to watch in Europe

If the 2012 season proved anything, it’s that Europe has strength in depth. The signs were obvious throughout the season. What young players will step up in 2013? Our Alistair Tait takes a look at 10 prospects.

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Tracker: Play canceled again, sets up Tuesday finish

Depending on Mother Nature's mood, the PGA Tour hopes to kick of its season on Sunday with 36 grueling holes at the Plantation Course. We'll keep you updated all day in what just might be the longest day in golf.

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Guan, Hagy head to Australian Master of Amateurs

Tianlang Guan’s road to the Masters makes another stop in Australia at this week’s Master of the Amateurs.

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Texas' Hakula cruises to New Year's Invitational title

Texas junior Toni Hakula shot a final-round 68 Jan. 6 at St. Petersburg (Fla.) Country Club to win the New Year’s Invitational.

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Albanesi (No. 92, 2014) commits to Boston College

Patrick Albanesi of Avon, Conn., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Boston College in 2014.

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Choi leads Canada to dramatic Copa victory

Needing a par on his final hole, Albin Choi nailed a 12-footer to hand Canada its third victory in the Copa de las Americas, clearing Mexico by one shot and the U.S. by two.

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Trouble in paradise: Weather could push TOC to Tuesday

It’s as if Groundhog Day has arrived in paradise. The calendar says it’s Sunday, but it sure feels like Saturday. Or Friday. Wake up, feel the fury of wind, watch players walk around with long faces, listen to PGA Tour officials tell you play remains suspended.

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Tennessee's Popson holds off Liu at Harder Hall

Erica Popson, 21, drained an 8-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to hold off the 13-year-old Mika Liu to win the Harder Hall Invitational in Sebring, Fla.

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Beyond the course: Angela Stanford's love of Rangers

On Day 5 of Tracy Wilcox's multimedia project going behind the scenes with eight LPGA stars, Angela Stanford reveals her affection for the Texas Rangers.

Saturday, January 5

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Shaun, Cathrea win San Diego Junior Amateur titles

Corey Shaun and Casie Cathrea won the 6th annual San Diego Junior Amateur at Sycuan Resort – Oak Glen.

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Hyundai TOC scraps play for second straight day

For a second straight day, ferocious winds had forced PGA Tour officials to scrap play in the season-opener, the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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Tour caddies may have difficult time with 36 holes

The plan now is to play 36 holes Sunday and 18 holes Monday. With the forecast calling for 15-25-mph winds, with gusts up to 30, and little less moisture, golf is likely. The next problem could be stamina - not so much for the players but their caddies.

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USGA found fitting U.S. captain in Jim Williams

Jim Williams, the U.S. captain for the Copa de las Americas, is not a course-to-range-to-bed-and-back kind of leader. On the outskirts of trendy South Beach, he has proved to have so much more style than that.

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Canada leads by five heading into final day at Copa

Through three rounds of the Copa de las Americas, Albin Choi has all but secured man-of-the-match status for Canada. With 18 holes to play, the Canadians have a five-shot advantage on the U.S. and Mexico.

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Player Diary: Ashlan Ramsey (Part 1)

2012 Rolex Junior All-America Ashlan Ramsey joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season.

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Hardy (No. 22, 2014) commits to Illinois

Nick Hardy of Northbrook, Ill., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Illinois in 2014.

Friday, January 4

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Miceli: Rough conditions make for circus in Maui

Our Alex Miceli says that the PGA Tour should listen to Carl Pettersson's sentiments after Friday's Round 1 washout in Hawaii: “Are we trying to identify the best player this week, or are we just trying to finish?”

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Hyundai TOC will start over after crazy winds halt play

Two hours into its 2013 season, the PGA Tour had to call things to a halt. Blame it on trouble in paradise – bizarre weather conditions that veteran residents of Maui insist they have never seen before.

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Could McIlroy choose to opt out of Olympics?

Rory McIlroy says he has three choices when it comes to the 2016 Olympics: Play for Ireland, play for Great Britain or not play at all. He says the latter is a distinct possibility, which would be a huge black eye for the Golf Federation.

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Blanco tries to follow in Murcia Ortiz's footsteps at Copa

Former Arizona State player Juliana Murcia Ortiz helped the Colombian women win the Copa de las Americas in 2005. Seven years later, current Sun Devils player Laura Blanco could do the same.

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Argentina trails Canada by a shot at Copa

Argentina stuck to its captain's gameplan and trails Canada by one shot in the overall competition after two rounds of the Copa de las Americas at Doral.

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Conn. native Henry will honor Sandy Hook victims

Connecticut native J.J. Henry, who grew up about 20 miles away from Newtown, will honor the 26 victims of the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting with 'S.H.E.S.' on the side of his hat.

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'Benevolent dictator' Patino left no detail overlooked

Jaime Ortiz-Patino liked to think of himself as a “benevolent dictator.” No detail was overlooked in his quest to build the best course in Continental Europe - which he did with Valderrama Golf Club.

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Mexico's goal at Copa de las Americas: Win it all

Led by four U.S.-based college players, Mexico is using the confidence it built at the World Team Amateur to set its eyes on a title at the Copa de las Americas.

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Fowler simply stands out from PGA Tour crowd

Rickie Fowler, whose preparations for the Tour's opener in Hawaii aren't necessarily confined to the practice range, stands out among his touring-pro brethren. Above all, though, he wants to win.

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Beyond the course: Stacy Lewis on the paddleboard

On Day 4 of Tracy Wilcox's multimedia project going behind the scenes with eight LPGA stars, current World No. 2 Stacy Lewis shows off her paddleboard skills in south Florida.

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Scores: Round 3 leaderboard at Hyundai TOC

Follow Round 3 scores from the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii.

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Men's spring preview: ACC

Florida State's Daniel Berger headlines a highly anticipated spring season in the ACC that features six top-30 teams.

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Women's spring preview: Big 12

TCU might have found the spark it needed in Rutgers transfer Kortnie Maxoutopoulis.

Thursday, January 3

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TaylorMade: New 3-wood will go 10 yards farther

RocketBallz fairway woods and Rescues gained so much popularity in 2012 - their first year of existence - that TaylorMade decided to make Rocketballz Stage 2 its one and only line of fairway woods and Rescues for 2013.

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Stricker steadfast in cutting back his Tour schedule

Steve Stricker, a soon-to-be 46 year-old, says he has done almost all he set out to accomplish in the world of golf and his focus going forward is to spend more time with his family and give back to the community of Madison, Wis.

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Valderrama visionary Jaime Ortiz-Patino, 82, dies

Jaime Ortiz-Patino, who landed the Ryder Cup for continental Europe in 1997 at his Valderrama course in Spain, died Jan. 3 in a hospital in Marbella, according to the European Tour.

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Poulter believes he is more than a Ryder Cup hero

"He's a Ryder Cup hero. That defines who he is." Ian Poulter appreciates that notion, but feels that many ignore his success outside the biennial event.

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Poulter 'surprised' by Watson as Ryder Cup captain

Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter was questioned about Tom Watson as the next U.S. captain: “You're lining me up there to be absolutely crucified. I wasn't expecting it. So I guess it's a little surprise . . .”

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Stone, 11, fires 72 at Harder Hall; has USWO goal

Latanna Stone has grown 2 1/2 inches since her historic appearance in the U.S. Women's Amateur. Now 11 and playing the Harder Hall, Stone has her sights set on something bigger: the U.S. Women's Open.

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TaylorMade introduces new R1, RocketBallz Stage 2

TaylorMade's encore to a highly successful 2012? New adjustability, new graphics, new shafts options and new names. Say hello to R1 and RocketBallz Stage 2.

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Washington's Williams recovering from mono

Chris Williams, the top-ranked amateur in the WAGR, has had an interesting few months: Playing golf in Florida for the first time and battling mono since his trip to Turkey for the World Amateur Team.

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Olivero, 39, holds her own among kids at Copa

Maria Olivero is the oldest player in the Copa de las Americas field at 39, but the Argentina native is holding her own despite limited practice time due to being a wife and mother of two.

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Oakley adds Bubba Watson to its pro golf team

Bubba Watson, the 2012 Masters champion, has joined Oakley, Inc. to wear it's performance golf apparel in 2013, the company announced in a press release on Thursday.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Hyundai TOC

The 2013 PGA Tour season is set to kick off Friday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, and our crew of fantasy experts lines up Scott Piercy as one of the early favorites in Kapalua, Hawaii.

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Hyundai focuses on players who did make the trip

Hyundai executive: “The way that golf has changed, how many times they need to play . . . there’s not much we can do about that. But there’s a lot we like about this, and the field still is awfully good. So we don’t have any concerns."

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Beyond the course: Paula Creamer and her puppy

Our Tracy Wilcox spent time with eight LPGA stars off the course, including today's installment with Paula Creamer, who shows off her puppy, Studley.

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Anchoring: Pettersson feels like a man on an island

Carl Pettersson thinks the PGA Tour players who use belly or long putters are in this fight by themselves. "If they didn't use a short putter, why would they care?"

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Men's spring preview: Atlantic 10 Conference

Men's college golf spring preview: When the time comes for the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship in April, Charlotte will be the team to beat - again.

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Women's spring preview: Atlantic Sun

The East Tennessee State Buccaneers haven’t been at the top of the Atlantic Sun conference since 2008, but if this fall was any indication, 2013 might be their season.

Wednesday, January 2

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Lendl uses final-round 66 for Dixie Am victory

Isabelle Lendl won the Dixie Women’s Amateur on Jan. 2, thanks in large part to a final-round 66 at Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla.

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Williams, Duncan in Copa de las Americas field

The world's top-ranked amateur Chris Williams and defending College Player of the Year Lindy Duncan headline this weekend's Copa de las Americas, being held for the first time on U.S. soil.

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Past champs Roig, Albrecht return to Sebring

The Harder Hall is known for its frigid weather, and its small-town Florida setting.

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Spieth to play Puerto Rico, Pebble Beach, Panama

Sources told Golfweek that Jordan Spieth has received sponsor exemptions to the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open and AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, as well as the Web.com Tour's season opener in Panama.

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Hyundai: Watson, Johnson highlight Friday pairings

Bubba Watson will be paired with Dustin Johnson on Friday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Here is a look at all of the PGA Tour tee times.

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Cal's Suh wins Silver Belle after final-round 67

Hannah Suh of San Jose, Calif., won the Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle on Dec. 30, finishing the 54-hole event at 6-under 210 at the ASU Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz.

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Preview: Bozelli, Liu highlight New Year's Invitational

A look at the New Year's Invitational, which is slated to begin on Thursday in Florida and will feature Auburn All-American Dominc Bozelli and second-ranked junior golfer Jim Liu.

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Matlari, Pedersen win Doral-Publix Junior titles

The 31st annual Doral-Publix Junior Golf Classic took place at Doral Golf Resort & Spa on Dec. 17-23.

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Player Diary: Alabama's Justin Thomas (Part 6)

The 2012 Haskins Award winner and Alabama star Justin Thomas joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2012-13 college golf season.

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Torres, Kelly claim Junior Orange Bowl titles

Puerto Rico’s Maria Torres and England’s Patrick Kelley won the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship on Dec. 30 at The Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Fla.

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Palms GC offers fastest play in U.S.

The fastest-play golf course on a day-to-day basis in the United States? I say it’s The Palms Golf Club in La Quinta, Calif., where the ride/walk ratio is about 75/25 and where all these golfers play as if propelled by rocket boosters.

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Adams goes white with Super S, Super LS lines

More white golf clubs were coming. Everybody knew it. Now here they are for 2013 -- white-headed metalwoods from Adams, joining the parade of white drivers, fairway woods and hybrids introduced by TaylorMade in 2011.

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Men's spring preview: America Sky

In its first three years of men’s golf, the America Sky Conference has seen four different conference champions. And if the fall was any indication, that trend could continue this spring. Houston Baptist established itself as the favorite this spring with a strong fall.

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Women's spring preview: ACC

Is it out of the question to think Wake Forest might pull off another ACC Championship victory this spring? We take a look at the ACC heading into the spring.

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Hyundai TOC: Kuchar, 5 others favored by Vegas

It appears Las Vegas is hedging its bets partly because of the size and quality of the Hyundai TOC field making six players, Matt Kuchar, Jason Dufner, Steve Stricker, Ian Poulter, Dustin Johnson and Webb Simpson co-favorites at 12-1.

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5 Things: Scoring at Kapalua might be a bit tougher

The 2013 season gets under way with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Resort’s Plantation Course on Friday, the first tournament of the PGA Tour’s 40-event 2013 schedule. Here are 5 Things to look for heading into the tournament.

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Beyond the course: Morgan Pressel behind the camera

Our Tracy Wilcox spent time with eight LPGA stars off the course, including with Morgan Pressel, who showed off her camera skills.

Tuesday, January 1

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TOC features plenty who choose to play in paradise

While the marquee names of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy or Phil Mickelson won't be found at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions this week, there are still many PGA Tour stars that will try to start the season off right in Hawaii this week.

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2013 preview: 10 amateur storylines to watch

Our Sean Martin looks at 10 amateur storylines to watch in 2013, including who will make the Walker Cup, the plethora of amateurs in the major championships and a centennial U.S. Amateur.

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2013 predictions: Tiger, McIlroy and anchoring

Will Tiger Woods finally win a major in 2013? Will Rory McIlroy increase his win total from 2012? Will anchoring be pushed through early? We tackle all three questions with our yearly predictions.

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Beyond the course: Tiffany Joh on guitar

Tiffany Joh shows off her unique on-course style with her hats while showing another side of her multifaceted personality with her guitar and stellar vocal skills - including taking on Michael Jackson.

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