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Saturday, November 30

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Schwartzel leads in Dunhill defense effort

Charl Schwartzel is chasing his second straight Alfred Dunhill Championship – and in a solid spot to do so, leading by two shots after a third-round 67.

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Scott leads Open, chases Aussie triple-crown

Continuing his march toward a Down Under triple crown after winning the Australian Masters and PGA Championship, Adam Scott moved into a four-shot lead during Saturday's third round.

Friday, November 29

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Schwartzel, Madsen share Alfred Dunhill lead

Charl Schwartzel and Morten Orum Madsen share the lead after two rounds at the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Championship.

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Young, Strom capture Polo Golf Junior Classic titles

Cameron Young and Linnea Strom captured victories Friday at the Polo Golf Junior Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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Despite DQ, Hahn still sees big picture on Euro Tour

American John Hahn knew he was going to have to deal with some adversity in his first season on the European Tour. But after just one month overseas, the 24-year-old rookie already has had more than his fair share of learning experiences, including being disqualified in his first European Tour start.

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Streelman WDs from Australian Open with eye injury

Kevin Streelman was forced to withdraw from the Australian Open Friday with an eye injury.

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Garcia, Young to meet in Polo match-play final

Jorge Garcia and Cameron Young each won two matches on Thursday to advance to Friday's championship match of the Polo Golf Junior Classic. Lakareber Abe and Linnea Strom will meet on the girls side.

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McIlroy cards 65, trails Scott by 2 at Australian Open

Rory McIlroy made nine birdies en route to a second-round 7-under 65 on Friday at the Emirates Australian Open. McIlroy is now 10 under overall, two shots back of leader Adam Scott, who fired a second-round 70.

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Haskins Award: 10 players to watch at midseason

We’re halfway through the college season, and while many tournaments still remain, certain players have put themselves in front for the Haskins Award, which honors college golf’s top player. Here’s a look some frontrunners, potential winners and surprise players of the fall.

Thursday, November 28

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Scott hot at Australian Open with 1st-round 62

Adam Scott birdied his first six holes en route to a course-record 10-under 62 at Royal Sydney on Thursday to take a three-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian Open.

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Madsen leads at Alfred Dunhill Championship

Morten Orum Madsen leads the Alfred Dunhill Championship after shooting a 7-under 65 in the opening round at Leopard Creek.

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Babineau: What I am thankful for on this Thanksgiving

From the breakfast ball to Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Golfweek editor Jeff Babineau reflects on all the things he is thankful for on this Thanksgiving day.

Wednesday, November 27

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Dalke, Burns, Jeansonne advance at Polo

Brad Dalke, Sam Burns and Nathan Jeansonne spent their spring break hanging out and playing golf together in Shreveport, La. Now all three find themselves in the quarterfinals of the Polo Golf Junior Classic after each won two matches on Wednesday at PGA National.

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Dixie Amateur to attract 300-plus, including 90 seniors

The 83rd Dixie Amateur is set to begin Dec. 17, and is expected to attract more than 300 men, women and seniors.

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Schniederjans, Johnston lead Palmer Cup rankings

The fall Palmer Cup rankings for the 2014 event at Walton Heath Golf Club were released Wednesday.

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Lee, Meadow lead Annika Watch List

The following players made the first edition of the Annika Watch List thanks to their fall play.

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Mickelson plans to defend Scottish Open title in 2014

Phil Mickelson announced Wednesday that he plans to defend his title at the Scottish Open in 2014.

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Castillo, Gillman are stroke-play medalists at Polo

Derek Castillo and Kristen Gillman took stroke-play-medalist honors Tuesday at the AJGA Polo Golf Junior Classic, earning the top seed for match play in the boys and girls division, respectively.

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Notes: Aussie Open's tradition; Lonard's trail; more

Gene Sarazen, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson are among American PGA Tour stars to win the Australian Open -- but few follow their footsteps on the trek these days.

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Arendell relishes European, Web.com tour options

Had Connor Arendell wanted to enjoy the European Tour card he had just secured, he didn’t really have the time. He went from Spain to Florida for the Web.Com Tour's second stage of Q-School.

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Scott's royal fun leaves Kuchar looking up

Adam Scott's successful Australian Masters defense, followed by a team win at the World Cup, overshadowed two good performances from Matt Kuchar.

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Blalock on Wirtz: 'Our biggest supporter'

Former LPGA players remember Lenny Wirtz -- better known as a college-basketball referee -- for his devotion to women's pro golf in the 1960s and remain thankful for all he contributed.

Tuesday, November 26

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Div. 3 standout Shigezawa enjoys week in El Paso

Brad Shigezawa returned to Division I golf this week as he played in his first Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic. Shigezawa, a senior at Division III powerhouse Claremont Mudd Scripps, first played at Northwestern University back in 2010, but decided he wanted to put studies first, and athletics second.

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New Mexico's Green wins All-America title

Gavin Green shot a final-round, 5-under 66 at the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic to win by one over 2011 champion Cory Whitsett on Tuesday in El Paso.

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Nike VRS Covert Forged irons

The Nike VRS Covert Forged irons are the company's first forged iron with its high-speed NexCOR face, which Nike says uses variable face thickness to amplify trampoline effect.

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Day: No. 1 spot 'still on my mind'

Can Jason Day's World Cup win -- a fitting end to his long victory drought, coming in his home country -- set up his first win in a major?

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PHOTOS: 2013 Holiday Gift Ideas for Golfers

Take a look at a wide assortment of golf options as you gear up for Black Friday and the holiday shopping season, courtesy of our fashion blogger Cassie Stein.

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Report: Stanford recruiting letter to Tiger on display

A Stanford recruiting letter written to Tiger Woods when the future hall of famer was just 13 years old was recently found on display at Nike's headquarters.

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Report: Bubba shoots 81 using one club

A PGA teaching pro reports that Bubba Watson, he of the near-miracle shot to win the 2012 Masters, recently shot 81 with nothing but a hybrid -- and did it to work on his shotmaking.

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Puma introduces the Monolite golf shoe

Puma Golf has introduced the Monolite golf shoe, a shoe deigned for comfort and style. It weighs in at only 9.5 ounces.

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All-America trophy named for Lee Trevino

The Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic has crowned 38 champions. This year's winner will be the first recipient of the Lee Trevino Trophy.

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Golfweek Amateur Tour 4-Ball Championship 2014

GW Amateur Tour 4-Ball Championship to be held in Myrtle Beach.

Monday, November 25

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Alabama's Whitsett leads by 2 in El Paso

Alabama senior Cory Whitsett shot 66-68 on a brisk day at El Paso Country Club to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic.

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Texeira, Owen take 1st-round leads at Polo

Jonah Texeira of Sun Valley, Calif., carded a 5-under 67 to grab the first-round lead at the Polo Golf Junior Classic. On the girls side, Michaela Owen of Suwanee, Ga., shot 3-under 69 to take a one-shot lead.

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Ting, 13, to make European Tour start in Hong Kong

Max Ting will tee it up at next week's Hong Kong Open, where he is set to become the fourth youngest player to compete in a European Tour event.

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Lee, Scheffler careers come full circle with POY award

Alison Lee was seconds into her Rolex Player of the Year acceptance speech when these words marked the end of an era in junior golf.

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Nike VR X3X wedges: Toe Sweep, Dual Wide Sole

Nike Golf’s Mike Taylor listened to countless touring pros as they explained what they liked and wanted in wedges while he developed the VR X3X Toe Sweep and VR X3X Dual Wide Sole.

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McIlroy, Oakley announce settlement

Rory McIlroy and Oakley have settled their portion of a legal dispute regarding a claim the manufacturer brought against the golfer and Nike, the two sides said in a recent news statement.

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In this issue: Nov. 22, 2013

Inside the Nov. 22, 2013 issue of Golfweek

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AJGA honors Hamblin with ACE Grant endowment

Stephen Hamblin was honored Sunday night for 30 years of service to the AJGA. In recognition of his time with the AJGA, colleagues raised more than $100,000 for the endowment of the Stephen A. Hamblin Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant.

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Day to 11th in OWGR after World Cup victory

Jason Day climbed seven spots from No. 18 to No. 11 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking following his victory at the World Cup of Golf.

Sunday, November 24

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NCCGA intern finds benefits of working with group

A National Collegiate Club Golf Association intern shares his perspectives on lessons learned working with the group.

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Kisner edges Hadley for Pebble Beach win

Entering the final round with a two-stroke lead, Kevin Kisner finished at 13 under -- thanks to a 15-footer for par -- to win the Pebble Beach Invitational by a shot over Chesson Hadley.

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5 Things: Feng wins in Naples; Lewis takes Vare

Shanshan Feng wins the CME Group Titleholders and its $700,000 prize, largest on the LPGA tour; Stacy Lewis claims the Vare Trophy "to get American golf on the map;" plus more.

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Nike VRS Covert 2.0 fairway woods, hybrids

Nike, with its new VRS Covert 2.0 fairway woods and hybrids, has adapted the same Fly-Brace design principle that is used in the new VRS Covert 2.0 drivers.

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Inbee Park's POY speech proves to be inspirational

Winner of three consecutive majors and six tournaments overall, Inbee Park's acceptance speech for Player of the Year honors was candid and moving.

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Achenbach: McIlroy heeds some major putting advice

In shadowing Rory McIlroy and putting guru Dave Stockton at a Nike promotional event, our James Achenbach heard one major topic of conversation: putting.

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Denmark's Madsen wins first European Tour title

Morten Orum Madsen of Denmark won his first European Tour title Sunday as Charl Schwartzel struggled in the final round of the season-opening South African Open.

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Luke Donald defends title at Dunlop Phoenix

Luke Donald shot a 5-under 66 on Sunday to defend his title at the Dunlop Phoenix and earn his first victory of the year.

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Day secures emotional victory at World Cup of Golf

The World Cup of Golf might not get the fields it once did, but this year's story more than made up for the lack of star names. The event got a fitting winner (Jason Day) and the best team won (Australia).

Saturday, November 23

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Kisner takes 2-shot lead at Pebble Beach

Kevin Kisner shot a bogey-free 64 at Spyglass Hill and rallied for a two-shot lead over Jason Kokrak after three rounds of the Pebble Beach Invitational on Saturday.

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PGA of America extends contract of CEO Bevacqua

The PGA of America approved a five-year contract extension for CEO Pete Bevacqua’s at its 97th Annual Meeting on Saturday in San Diego.

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Gulbis looks to cap memorable year with victory at Titleholders

Looking to cap memorable year with victory, Natalie Gulbis is tied for the third-round lead at the CME Group Titleholders.

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Course-record 63 puts Lewis in position to make history

Stacy Lewis needs to finish nine shots better than Suzann Pettersen this week at the CME Group Titleholders to win the Vare Trophy for low scoring average. A course-record 63 has Lewis eight shots ahead of the Swede entering Sunday's final round.

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Dunlap, Hart grab final 2 Champions Tour cards

Scott Dunlap and Jeff Hart each made par on the first hole of a playoff Saturday at Champions Tour Q-School in Scottsdale, Ariz., to earn their 2014 Champions Tour cards.

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Manley goes from ace to 11 at World Cup

Stuart Manley had a shot to remember Saturday at the World Cup of Golf at Royal Melbourne. Unfortunately, he also had 11 he'd like to forget.

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Schwartzel takes 1-shot lead at South African Open

Charl Schwartzel shot a 3-under 69 Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the South African Open, the season-opening event on the European Tour.

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Titleholders a special ending for Prammanasudh

This week at the CME Group Titleholders will mark the end of 11 years on the LPGA Tour for Stacy Prammanasudh.

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Caddie Williams to reduce schedule after 2014

Adam Scott's caddie Steve Williams plans to cut down on his schedule after next year, slowly putting to an end a 35-year career carrying the golf bags of Raymond Floyd, Greg Norman and most successfully, Tiger Woods.

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Day cards 66 to take lead at World Cup

Australian Jason Day shot a 5-under 66 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the World Cup at Royal Melbourne.

Friday, November 22

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Brown moves to lead at Pebble Beach

With six birdies, Scott Brown's 68 at Spyglass Hill moved him to 10 under as he took the second-round lead at the Pebble Beach Invitational by a shot over Jason Kokrak.

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Short tops Champions Q-School; playoffs set

There was enough time in between rain and darkness at Champions Tour Q-School for Wes Short Jr. to take medalist honors along with a $30,000 check and fully exempt status for 2014.

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Closer look: Web.com Tour Q-School, Second stage

Second stage of Web.com Tour Q-School wrapped up Friday. Here is a closer look at who moved on and who did not at each of the six sites.

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Kim advances; Q-School success may dictate future

Cal star Michael Kim gutted out a 1-over 73 that allowed him to advance to Web.com Tour Q-School finals. Success at the finals would create a difficult decision for the junior -- go pro or return to school?

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Gal builds 3-shot lead in wind at Titleholders

Sandra Gal pulled away with three birdies on the back nine to build a three-shot lead after two rounds at the LPGA Titleholders.

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Whitsett leads field into All-America Classic

Alabama senior Cory Whitsett and 2013 NCAA Division III Player of the Year Brad Shigezawa of Claremont Mudd Scripps are among the 21 individuals who will compete in the Western Refining Sun Bowl All-America Golf Classic on Nov. 25-26 at El Paso (Texas) Country Club.

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Sale of Edwin Watts takes step forward

The sale of Edwin Watts Golf Shops LLC took an important step forward on Nov. 20, even if one of its potential buyers did not.

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Tiger's World Challenge will move to Florida

Tiger Woods' limited-field World Challenge event will move in 2014 from Thousand Oaks, Calif., to Windermere, Fla. – where the Tavistock Cup will cease to exist.

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Ping Rapture driving iron

Ping releases a new driving iron, Rapture, for players looking for lower trajectories and higher ball speeds off the tee.

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Donald grabs share of lead at Dunlop Phoenix

Luke Donald fired a 5-under 66 Friday at the Japan Tour's Dunlop Phoenix to grab a share of the lead at Phoenix Country Club in Miyazaki, Japan.

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Nike VRS Covert 2.0 driver

Nike's 2014 VRS Covert 2.0 driver might not look much different on the outside, but its new Fly-Brace technology in the hollow internal cavity gives the clubhead a new stiffness that the company feels is a good thing.

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Streelman gains knowledge from teenage caddie

Darcy Brereton, a 19-year-old member at Royal Melbourne, got a unique opportunity earlier this week at the World Cup. The plus-1 handicap and aspiring professional carried American Kevin Streelman's bag during Wednesday's pro-am.

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Bjorn holds 2nd-round lead at World Cup

Thomas Bjorn of Denmark maintained his patience around a tricky Royal Melbourne on Friday to shoot a 3-under 68 and take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the World Cup.

Thursday, November 21

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Short Jr. remains Champions Tour Q-School leader

Despite a rocky start, Wes Short Jr. remains in the lead at Champions Tour Q-School after three rounds at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona.

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Hoffmann's 65 leads way at Pebble Beach

Morgan Hoffmann had a one-stroke lead on fellow PGA Tour players Chesson Hadley, Ted Potter Jr., Scott Brown and defending champion Tommy Gainey.

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Notes: Ko cards 71 in pro debut; Gal leads; more

Lydia Ko shot 1-under 71 in her pro debut Thursday at the CME Titleholders Championship. Ko, 16, is seven shots back of first-round leader Sandra Gal, who carded a course-record 64.

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Signing Day: 3 questions following early signing period

With college golf signing day wrapped up, Golfweek staffers Lance Ringler, Cassie Stein and Brentley Romine take a look back on the signing period.

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USGA obtains archive of late SI photographer Peskin

The U.S. Golf Association has obtained the rights to 1,700 historical golf images taken by late Sports Illustrated photographer Hy Peskin, it was announced Thursday.

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Johnson (No. 32, 2015) commits to Oklahoma

Thomas Johnson (No. 32, Class of 2015) has committed to Oklahoma.

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2013-14 European Tour schedule

Here is the complete schedule for the 2013-14 European Tour season.

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More tourneys, TV highlight 2014 LPGA schedule

The LPGA 2014 schedule, announced Friday, carries good news: The number of tournaments will increase significantly, including those played in the United States, with TV growing even more.

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Nike introduces new line

Nike Golf on Thursday introduced a wide array of clubs that includes drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons and wedges, highlighted by the VRS Covert 2.0 line.

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Nike's new RZN golf ball line

The new Nike RZN golf balls come in four models: Black and Platinum are four-piece balls, while Red and White are three-piece balls.

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Western Amateur raised $150,000 in 2013

The 2013 Western Amateur raised $150,000 for the Evans Scholars Foundation, it was announced Wednesday.

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Hahn ready for new adventure on European Tour

John Hahn secured his European Tour card for next season last week at the European Tour Qualifying Tournament. Now, the 24-year-old rookie is ready for his global adventure.

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Notes: Business minus Tiger; rankings shifts; more

The PGA Tour signs two big sponsorship extensions despite the fact Tiger Woods tends to skip those events; Masters invitations are at stake amid shuffles around the top 50 in the world rankings; plus more in senior writer Jim McCabe's weekly notes.

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Poulter, Stenson to host own radio shows in 2014

Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter will host their own radio shows on Sirius XM in 2014.

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Too early to outline bubble for 2016 Olympics

History shows there's too much volatility in the Official World Golf Ranking to say two years ahead of time who will qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Streelman, Bjorn tied for lead at World Cup

Kevin Streelman birdied five of the first six holes on the back nine before bogeying two of the final three to share the first-round lead at golf's World Cup with Thomas Bjorn at 5 under.

Wednesday, November 20

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Deal extends Sony Open sponsorship on Tour

Extending a sponsorship agreement that began in 1999 and is one of the PGA Tour's longest running, the deal takes effect after the 2014 Sony Open to be held Jan. 9-12 at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

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Short Jr. leads at Champions Tour Q-School

Wes Short Jr. leads Doug Garwood and Bill Glasson by a shot through the second round of the Champions Tour's Q-School.

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NGA Tour partners with Great Lakes Tour

The NGA Tour said the Ontario-based Great Lakes Tour will be rebranded and offer points leaders status on the NGA Tour Pro Series.

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Bohn pleased with unusual early-season success

Jason Bohn is excited about his strong start to the 2013-14 PGA Tour season, having found an unusually productive early pace.

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Rude: Tour pros adjust to grind of new schedule

As the PGA Tour takes a 44-day break from official rounds, early returns on the new wraparound schedule are mixed – as are opinions on the USGA and R&A's changes in rules decisions.

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On eve of pro debut, Ko holds steady

Not much has changed for Lydia Ko the LPGA pro, who went through media interviews Wednesday before her CME Group Titleholders debut and thought of her potential long-term place in the game.

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Scott, Kuchar top players in World Cup

World Cup host Australia will feature reigning Masters champion Adam Scott, while Matt Kuchar will strive to win again as he helped the U.S. do in 2011. Here are capsules of top teams and a complete field list:

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Notre Dame to host NCAA Regional in 2015

The NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Committee announced on Nov. 20 that the committee has selected the University of Notre Dame to host the 2015 South Bend, Ind., Regional at Warren Golf Course, May 7-9, 2015.

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4 share lead at Champions Tour Q-School

Wes Short, Jr., Jeff Freeman, Doug Garwood and Bill Glasson all carded 7-under 64s to share the first-round lead at the Champions Tour national qualifying tournament at TPC Scottsdale.

Tuesday, November 19

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Preview: AJGA Polo Golf Junior Classic

Some of the country’s top players headline the field at the Polo Golf Junior Classic. The tournament, to be played Nov. 25-29 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., will feature 36 holes of stroke play followed by five rounds of match play.

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Several LPGA-season honors still up for grabs

Caroline Masson leads Moriya Jutanugarn for the LPGA's rookie-of-the-year honors, while Stacy Lewis and Suzann Pettersen are after the Vare Trophy; plus more in Beth Ann Baldry's LPGA notes.

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LPGA's Seo plans to marry after Titleholders

LPGA golfer Hee Kyung Seo, Korea’s “Super Model of the Fairways,” will marry her sweetheart Phil Kook next Saturday in Seoul.

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Burns (No. 10, 2015) commits to LSU

The Alabama Crimson Tide came out victorious over the LSU Tigers on the football field Nov. 9. But the Tide fell when it came to Sam Burns’ commitment on the golf course.

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Spieth replaces Snedeker in Woods' tournament

Tiger Woods' upcoming Northwestern Mutual World Challenge has filled a vacant spot in its field with Jordan Spieth, according to the event's website.

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Borrowed driver helps English to Mayakoba win

OHL Classic winner Harris English's Ping G15 driver was broken en route to Malaysia in October – so he won at Mayakoba with Billy Horschel’s backup G25.

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TaylorMade wins with woods

Henrik Stenson’s victory on the European Tour was the eighth worldwide for a player with a SLDR driver.

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Four worldwide wins for Titleist golf balls

Harris English, Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott and Wen-Chong Liang won this week using Titleist golf balls.

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Short shots: Odyssey putters, Aldila shafts in play

A couple of quick notes on equipment from the pro tours this week, including Odyssey putters and Aldila shafts.

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Ping CEO joins parents in Ariz. golf hall

John Solheim, Ping’s president and chief executive, joins his parents, Karsten and Louise Solheim, as members of the the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame.

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Notes: Trophy oops; Karlsson's form; more

The only mistake Harris English made in Mexico occurred after his win when he accidentally hoisted the FedEx Cup Trophy; Robert Karlsson irons out his swing; plus more in senior writer Adam Schupak's six-pack of PGA Tour notes.

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Team of the fall: Alabama

After a flawless fall (four victories), Alabama ended the first half of the season atop the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

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Player of the fall: Trey Mullinax, Alabama

Mullinax, a senior, led top-ranked Alabama through a flawless fall season that included four victories.

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Team of the fall: UCLA

The Bruins won their first two starts of the season and finished runner-up to USC in the final two.

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Player of the fall: Alison Lee, UCLA

The freshman made an immediate impact on the Bruin roster by winning the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational and Stanford Intercollegiate.

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Inkster approaches broadcast job like rookie

Perhaps the most accomplished active American player on the LPGA, Juli Inkster approaches her newest job – as a commentator for Golf Channel – like the greenest of LPGA rookies.

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Guan set to play in Euro Tour's Hong Kong Open

Guan Tianlang will play in the European Tour’s Hong Kong Open, Dec. 5-8 at Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling.

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Raulerson, Dunakey try Champions Tour Q-School

When the final stage of Champions Tour Q-School gets under way at TPC Scottsdale, some of the 78 pros in the field will be playing hooky from their day jobs.

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USGA, R&A: 'Naked eye' key to moving-ball penalty

Among the latest Rules of Golf changes from the USGA and R&A: Players will not be penalized if their ball moves and it wasn’t obvious to the naked eye.

Monday, November 18

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NCCGA title brings veteran Michigan team full circle

Less than 24 hours after its maiden national title, Michigan’s club golf team was suddenly divided by thousands of miles. Four players piled in a car after Sunday’s NCCGA Fall National Championship victory, but four more stayed behind in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Cal’s Kim competing at Q-School this week

The 2012-13 Haskins award winner Michael Kim is competing in second stage of Web.com Tour Q-School, Nov. 19-22. The California junior will compete as an amateur at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta, Calif.

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Snedeker withdraws from Woods' tournament

Brandt Snedeker has withdrawn from Tiger Woods' Northwestern Mutual World Challenge next month at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., because of an injury.

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Jutanugarn won't play final stage of LPGA Q-School

As a shoulder injury continues to nag Ariya Jutanugarn, the Thai teen has withdrawn from the final stage of LPGA Q-School, according to a family friend. Jutanugarn underwent surgery for the injury in July, but five months later, can only make half swings.

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Pirtle (No. 75, 2015) commits to Purdue

Nathan Pirtle of Sullivan, Ind., who is ranked No. 75 by Golfweek for the Class of 2015, has committed to play college golf at Purdue.

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AT&T extends sponsorship at Pebble Beach

The PGA Tour announced Monday that AT&T has renewed its title sponsorship of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am through 2024.

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Uihlein wins ROY honors on European Tour

Peter Uihlein has been awarded the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award it was announced by the European Tour on Nov. 18.

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Inbee Park wraps up Rolex POY honors

World No. 1 Inbee Park became the first South Korean player on the LPGA to wrap up Rolex Player of the Year honors on Nov. 17.

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USGA, R&A plan joint rules announcement

The USGA and the R&A plan a joint announcement regarding the Rules of Golf on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 8:30 a.m. EST.

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Monday musings: Players' day via Twitter

Here's a sampling of what Pros and other figures in golf posted via their Twitter accounts to start the week.

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Scott, Stenson stay 2-3 in OWGR; English to 54th

Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson, both coming off big victories Sunday, remained Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.

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West wins 3rd straight Winn Junior Cup

Brad Dalke and Austin Connelly each won a pair of matches while Andrea Lee posted three match victories to help the West capture a third straight Winn Junior Cup title with a 19-12 victory last weekend at Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nev.

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Nielsen twins (NR, 2015) commit to Kent State

Kasey Nielsen and Kelly Nielsen, juniors at Kent Roosevelt High School in Kent, Ohio, have verbally committed to attend Kent State University on a golf scholarship.

Sunday, November 17

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Michigan wins its first NCCGA national title

Michigan increased its first-round lead at the NCCGA Fall National Championship and finished nine shots ahead of runners-up Baylor and Campbell. Its the first national title for Michigan.

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5 Things: English wins; Stuard is solid; more

In his first trip to the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Harris English pulled away during the back nine of Sunday's final round to win by four shots over Brian Stuard.

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Winner's Bag: Harris English, OHL Classic

Here’s a complete list of the clubs Harris English used this week to win the PGA Tour's OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico.

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Scott's even-par round earns Aussie Masters title

Matt Kuchar loses a lead late while Adam Scott's even-par 71 in the wind at Royal Melbourne earned him the 2013 Australian Masters title, his second straight as he chases his country's triple crown.

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Thompson wins Lorena Ochoa Invitational

Lexi Thompson won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday for her second victory in her last four starts, birdieing the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by a stroke.

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How it Happened: English wins at Mayakoba

Harris English and Robert Karlsson were out in front when the third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba was suspended Saturday evening due to darkness. Now they'll chase a victory Sunday. Follow now!

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Liang wins, donates half of check to storm victims

To cap the Manila Masters, winner Liang Wen-chong donated half of his $135,000 prize to typhoon relief efforts.

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Day says family members died in typhoon

Jason Day's mother tells an Australian newspaper that eight of the Australian golfer's relatives died in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, including his grandmother.

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5 Things: Stenson makes history in Dubai

Henrik Stenson, who already claimed this year's FedEx Cup, won Sunday in Dubai to also wrap up the European Tour's Race to Dubai -- becoming the first to win both tour's crowns in the same season. Here are 5 Things to Know.

Saturday, November 16

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Auburn honors Jason Dufner with his own street

Jason Dufner was honored during halftime of Saturday's Auburn football game against Georgia. Among his honors: a street named after the 2013 PGA Championship winner.

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5 Things: English, Karlsson out in front at Mayakoba

Robert Karlsson continues to make birdies in bunches and pursue his first PGA Tour title. But he’s got company at the top of the leaderboard at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in the name of second-year pro Harris English.

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Michigan leads by 5 halfway through NCCGA fall finale

Halfway through the NCCGA National Championship, Michigan holds a small cushion on chasers Campbell, Virginia and Baylor.

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How it happened: English, Karlsson lead way at Mayakoba

After another long day of golf at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, it was Harris English and Robert Karlsson who were out in front when the third round was suspended Saturday evening due to darkness.

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English cards 62 behind hot putter at Mayakoba

Harris English torched El Camaleon Golf Club to the tune of a tournament-best 9-under 62 in the rain-delayed completion of the second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on Saturday.

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Weaver's response to putting dream on hold? 'I do'

Unlike his competitors in next week's second stage of Web.com Tour Q-School, Drew Weaver knows he has no shot to advance. That's because Weaver, the 26-year-old former Virginia Tech standout, faces a life-changing conflict: his wedding date.

CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz awarded MGA honor

Veteran CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz will receive the Metropolitan Golf Association's 2013 Distinguished Service Award, it was announced Saturday.

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Stenson leads in Dubai, nears Euro money title

Henrik Stenson closed in on the European Tour money title Saturday, birdieing four of his last five holes for a 5-under 67 and a one-shot lead after three rounds of the season-ending World Tour Championship.

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Scott leads after 3rd round at Australian Masters

Defending champion Adam Scott shot a 5-under 66 Saturday to open a four-stroke lead at the Australian Masters and close in on a second consecutive win Down Under.

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Nordqvist shares lead at Lorena Ochoa Invitational

Sweden's Anna Nordqvist and South Korea's So Yeon Ryu each birdied the final hole for a share of the second-round lead with Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum on Friday in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational

Friday, November 15

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Horsfield fires a 10-under 60 at Orlando City Amateur

Sam Horsfield, a 16-year-old from Davenport, Fla., shot a 10-under 60 in the first round of the Orlando City Amateur on Nov. 15 at Dubsdread Golf Course.

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5 Things: Karlsson, Stadler tied at 12 under in Mexico

The sun hung around long enough for the first round of the OHL Classic to be completed Friday and for 29 players to finish the second. Robert Karlsson, who squeezed in 36 holes just before darkness, and Kevin Stadler, who managed 34 holes, share the lead at 12-under 130 at El Camaleon Golf Club in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Here are 5 Things You Need to Know from Friday.

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Tracker: Stadler, Karlsson share lead at Mayakoba

Mother Nature stole the spotlight Thursday at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Thunderstorms and lightning suspended play twice, pushing first-round action into Friday.

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Player diary: Alabama's Emma Talley (Part 5)

Alabama's Emma Talley checks in with an update from the offseason.

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Player diary: Nicole Morales (Part 3)

A lot has happened in the past few weeks. Yesterday was National Signing Day and I’m excited to say that I signed my National Letter of Intent to the University of Alabama!

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Putter switch keys Duval's first-round 67 at Mayakoba

David Duval went back to a once trusty putter and poured in seven birdies to shoot an opening round 4-under 67 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

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Hahn, 3 other Americans earn 2014 Euro Tour cards

John Hahn and three other Americans locked up 2014 European Tour cards Friday.

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Mickelson talks U.S. Open prep, '99 at Pinehurst

Phil Mickelson plans to make two to three trips to Pinehurst before the 2014 U.S. Open, he said Friday on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive."

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TaylorMade JetSpeed Rescue clubs

TaylorMade enhanced the sole design and pushed the CG forward in its latest JetSpeed Rescue hybrid to give it more distance.

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Scott shares Australian Masters lead; Lyle makes cut

Defending champion Adam Scott grabbed a share of the second-round lead at the Australian Masters, with birdies on his first three holes Friday and two of his final four giving him a 5-under 66 at Royal Melbourne. Meanwhile, Jarrod Lyle made the 36-hole cut behind an even-par 71.

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Pornanong Phatlum leads Lorena Ochoa Invitational

Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum took the first-round lead Thursday in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational, birdieing seven of the first 13 holes at Guadalajara Country Club.

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Stenson leads European Tour closer by a shot

Henrik Stenson moved a step closer to capturing the European money title, shooting an 8-under 64 Friday for a one-stroke lead after two rounds at the season-ending World Tour Championship.

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Growing the game: Club golf participation soars

For Jim Silva, college golf means tossing a duffel and a golf bag in the back of a 15-passenger van with seven of his friends and driving to the nearest golf tournament. It’s something of a grassroots approach to the game, and a far cry from the traditional life of a collegiate golfer.

Thursday, November 14

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Nebraska father and son earn top golf honors

The Nebraska Golf Association has announced the father and son duo of John and Andy Sajevic as its Senior Golfer of the Year and Andy Golfer of the Year, respectively.

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5 Things: Stuard leads OHL; Quiros on mend; more

Rain suspends the first round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico as Brian Stuard leads; Alvaro Quiros and Erik Compton extend their comeback trails; plus more in 5 Things.

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How it Happened: Stuard leads in rain at Mayakoba

Defending champion John Huh and the 2010 Players Championship winner Tim Clark highlight the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- where Brian Stuard leads after a rain-shortened Thursday. Recap Day 1 action here.

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Cheyenne Woods re-creates Tiger's '99 Nike ad

Like uncle, like niece? Cheyenne Woods recreates Tiger Woods' 1999 world-famous commercial where he juggles the golf ball and hits it at the end.

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Bama, USC looking for record-breaking seasons

Defending national champions Alabama (men) and USC (women) have two things in common: Both are undefeated and have the longest winning streaks in the country. Could these two programs be on the verge of making history in men's and women's golf?

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Lyle returns, Scott starts strong at Australian Masters

Adam Scott shot a 67 in the first round of his Australian Masters title defense Thursday and was tied for second, two shots behind fellow Australian Nick Cullen.

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SCORES: OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Round 4

A look at the leaderboard for the PGA Tour's Mayakoba Classic in Mexico.

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Stenson closes in on European money title in Dubai

Henrik Stenson strengthened his chances of winning the European money title, shooting a 4-under 68 Thursday that left him two shots behind leader Alejandro Canizares after the first round of the season-ending World Tour Championship.

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Sorenstam honored with PGA First Lady of Golf award

Annika Sorenstam was named the recipient of the 2013 PGA First Lady of Golf award on Thursday during Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive.”

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TaylorMade JetSpeed Fairway Woods

TaylorMade says an updated sole channel design and re-positioned center of gravity create more distance in the JetSpeed fairway wood.

Wednesday, November 13

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National Signing Day: Class of 2014 boys signees

The top junior golfers in the country have begun to pull out their pens. The signing period for players in the graduating Class of 2014 began Nov. 13, and Golfweek will record the national letters of intent here as they roll in.

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National Signing Day: Class of 2014 girls signees

The top junior golfers in the country have begun to pull out their pens. The signing period for players in the graduating Class of 2014 began Nov. 13, and Golfweek will record the national letters of intent here as they roll in.

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Class of '14 adds talent to Champions Tour

As a talented group faces age 50, along comes a big decision: When to jump to the Champions Tour?

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Tour notes: Travel travails; winter wish list; more

A little extra planning served Jim Renner well leading up to this week's OHL Classic in Mexico; a winter wish list for the game; crowded event rosters; plus more in this week's PGA Tour news and notes.

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Hamori: Perspective on NCCGA Championships

It’s hard to believe the hype and momentum surrounding the Fall 2013 NCCGA National Championship at the Barefoot Resort’s Love and Dye courses for an organization that had 50 teams last season.

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Texas Q-School site boasts familiar bloodlines

Among the competitors in the PGA Tour's 2013 Q-School are a number of young men whose fathers (and one's grandfather in Arnold Palmer) grounded it out in thousands of PGA Tour tournaments combined.

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Scott fulfills huge homecoming hopes

One of the most difficult things to do for a world-class player is to win when you are expected to do nothing less -- thus, Adam Scott deserves praise.

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TaylorMade JetSpeed driver

The first cut-through sole design and a lower-forward CG placement give the new TaylorMade JetSpeed driver more power.

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Toy Box short shots: Senden's putter, more

John Senden used a new TaylorMade putter while contending on Tour; players are quickly turning to new Nike drivers and balls; plus more in this week's Toy Box short shots.

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Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro fairway wood gains win

Chris Kirk’s victory gave the new Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro fairway wood its first victory.

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Two international wins with Titleist gear

It was a huge weekend for Titleist, as staff members Adam Scott and Victor Dubuisson won on different continents with all-Titleist bag configurations.

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Kirk relies on mostly Callaway in win

Chris Kirk carried a mixed bag of mostly Callaway clubs during his win at the PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic.

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In wake of typhoon, Asian Tour plans help

The Manila Masters golf tournament will play on in the Philippines, despite nearby destruction from a typhoon: “They want to use the opportunity to try to raise some funds for the victims,” an Asian Tour representative said.

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Pro notes recap: Play in Manila, Scott homecoming, more

The Asian Tour's Manila Masters will play on; Adam Scott enjoys a successful homecoming; plus more in our recap of this week's pro notes from senior writer Jim McCabe.

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PGA Tour seeks replacement for Legends of Golf

The PGA Tour remains optimistic that it will secure a new sponsor and venue for the Champions Tour's Legends of Golf tournament, said Ric Clarson, the Tour's senior vice president for market development. The event likely would have the same slot on the schedule, April 25-27.

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Lorena Ochoa Invitational won’t be televised in 2013

The Lorena Ochoa Invitational will not be televised, the LPGA announced, after the Jalisco state government withdrew its financial support for the this week's tournament.

Tuesday, November 12

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Tee times: OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Rounds 1-2

Here are the complete tee times and pairings for the first two rounds of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, which starts Thursday at El Camaleon Golf Club in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

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Cobra BiO Cell driver

Improved weight placement and an adjustable hosel system help Cobra’s latest drivers create more distance.

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Tiger Woods on major drought: 'It's been frustrating'

Tiger Woods described his recent major-championship drought as "frustrating" in a recent interview with CNN's Rachel Nichols in Turkey. But the World No. 1 also pointed out that he has had his fair share of chances to win his first major title in five years.

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Mini-tour expansion in Orlando area faces hurdles

As the Space Coast tour relaunches and another established circuit expands into the Orlando area, mini-tours jostle for market share amid an age-old question: Can they all make it?

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McGladrey winner Kirk talks power

Chris Kirk relies on his swing's mechanics – not sleight of hand – to provide distance in his game. It's hard to argue after he won last week's McGladrey Classic.

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Man drowns in pond at South Carolina golf course

An 86-year-old man drowned after falling into a water hazard at a Hilton Head Island, S.C., golf course on Sunday.

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SPECIAL EDITION: Golfweek's Irons Issue

Take a look at Golfweek's special irons issue, breaking down the latest from Adams, Callaway, Cobra, Mizuno, Nike, Ping, TaylorMade, Titleist, Tour Edge and Wilson. Plus, a look at Lorena Ochoa's new life and the Golf Life's trip to Mexico.

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Morrison, Dantorp lead at Euro Tour Final Qualifying

James Morrison carded a 7-under 63 on Tuesday to move into a share of the lead with Jens Dantorp at European Tour Final Qualifying.

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Stenson, Rose paired for Round 1 in Dubai

Here are the complete tee times and pairings for the first round of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Euro Tour players hit golf balls from 22 stories up

A week after Tiger Woods hit golf balls on the Bosphorus Bridge in Instanbul, Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood and other European Tour players teed it up from the 22nd-floor balcony of the Royal Bridge Suite at the Atlantis hotel in Dubai.

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Legends of Golf event will not return in 2014

The Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf will not be returning for a 12th year in 2014, Champions Tour president Mike Stevens announced Monday.

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Callaway X2 Hot & X2 Hot Pro lineup

Any discussion of Callaway Golf’s new family of clubs revolves around the word hot -- it's even in the name of the new Callaway X2 Hot lineup of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons.

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Callaway X2 Hot and X2 Hot Pro hybrids

Using a new face design and internal weight system, Callaway aims to add distance to its latest hybrids -- the X2 Hot and X2 Hot Pro.

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Callaway X2 Hot and X2 Hot Pro irons

An aggressive undercut and feel-enhancing badge help give the Callaway X2 Hot and X2 Hot Pro irons more distance and feel.

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Callaway X2 Hot & X2 Hot Pro driver

Callaway's new X2 Hot and X2 Hot Pro drivers are all about ball speed, with a face 4 percent larger than the previous model without adding weight.

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Callaway X2 Hot, X2 Hot Pro and X2 Hot Deep fairway woods

A new face design, coupled with a unique internal weighting system, gives the Callaway X2 Hot, X2 Hot Pro and X2 Hot Deep fairway woods plenty of pop.

Monday, November 11

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PGA Tour should extend hand up to golf's little guys

With the creation of PGA Tour China in 2014, the PGA Tour has incentivized players to compete in Canada, Latin America and now China with the carrot of earning Web.com Tour status.

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Player of the week: Bronte Law, UCLA

Law, a UCLA freshman, became the third Bruin to win an individual title this fall.

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Team of the week: USC

USC closed a perfect fall season Nov. 5 with a one-shot victory over UCLA at the Pac-12 Preview.

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Team of the week: Alabama

The Crimson Tide finished the fall season undefeated when it won the Gifford Collegiate on Nov. 5 in Newport Coast, Calif.

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Player of the week: Rico Hoey, USC

Freshman Rico Hoey won his first college tournament on Nov. 5 at the Gifford Collegiate at Pelican Hill GC.

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Player of the week: Anna Hack

Anna Hack of Murray, Ky., carded rounds of 73-77 to finish at 6-over 150 and win the girls 15-19 division of the Golfweek Junior Tour event at Bowling Green (Ky.) Country Club on Nov. 10.

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Player of the week: Jacob Solomon

Jacob Solomon of Dublin, Calif., won the FCWT event at Coyote Creek Golf Club on Nov. 10 in San Jose, Calif.

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John Hahn takes lead at Euro Tour Final Qualifying

American John Hahn fired his second straight 66 on Monday to take a two-shot lead after two rounds of European Tour Final Qualifying.

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West out, Vincent in as Northern Trust executive director

Former UCLA men's golf coach O.D. Vincent will replace Jerry West as the executive director of the Northern Trust Open, it was announced Monday.

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Callaway announces 2014 footwear line

Callaway Footwear has announced its new X Cage-Vibe, which features a spikeless outsole co-developed with Vibram, and the X Cage-Pro with 11 Pins Pro Flex Performance Spikes.

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Nike introduces new Performance Cart Bag

Nike introduced the new Performance Cart Bag, which consists of 19 pockets throughout the bag to store any and every golf item a golfer needs during a round.

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Seminole GC to host 2021 Walker Cup

Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla., will set host to the 2021 Walker Cup, according to a report on the Golf Digest website.

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Player Diary: Ashlan Ramsey (Part 14)

Clemson freshman Ashlan Ramsey joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013-14 college golf season.

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Dubuisson, Kirk make big jumps in OWGR

Victor Dubuisson made a big jump in the latest Official World Golf Ranking following his victory Sunday at the Turkish Airlines Open.

Sunday, November 10

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Closing par gives Rinker win in Legends Tour Open

Two-time LPGA Tour winner Laurie Rinker won the season-ending Legends Tour Open by a shot over Trish Johnson, Lorie Kane and Barb Mucha.

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Lu holds off Choi for Mizuno win

Taiwan's Teresa Lu shot an 8-under 64 in windy, wet conditions Sunday, birdieing the last two holes and six of the final eight, for a two-stroke victory over Chella Choi in the LPGA's Mizuno Classic.

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Winner's Bag: Chris Kirk, McGladrey Classic

Here are the clubs Chris Kirk carried in his bag en route to winning the PGA Tour's 2013 McGladrey Classic.

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Baird falls just short again, finishes 2nd at McGladrey

Golf can be a cruel game. Briny Baird found that out Sunday as he bogeyed the final hole of the McGladrey Classic to finish one shot behind winner Chris Kirk. But there was also a silver lining for the 41-year-old.

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5 Things: Kirk hangs on for McGladrey win

Sometimes a win on the PGA Tour means heartbreak for someone else. That was the case in St. Simons Island, Ga., on Sunday, when Chris Kirk survived for a win.

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5 Things: Dubuisson goes with flow; Tiger like 'gold dust'

So Victor Dubuisson claims his first victory as a professional. Not before time for this talented, enigmatic Frenchman. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the Turkish Airlines Open.

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Caddies unite with formation of APTC

More than 85 PGA Tour caddies met Tuesday during the McGladrey Classic to discuss their recent creation of the Association of Professional Tour Caddies. They have organized in an attempt to improve working conditions and deal with myriad issues, most notably the lack of a group health care plan.

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2022 Ryder Cup to Turkey? It's a possibility

Is there a Ryder Cup in Turkey’s future? The Turks hope so and are discussing such a bid internally before they approach the European Tour with a proposal.

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Dubuisson holds on to win Turkish Open; Woods third

Victor Dubuisson tasted victory for the first time as a professional on Sunday, winning the Turkish Airlines Open by two shots over Jamie Donaldson.

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How it happened: Dubuisson wins in Turkey

Tiger Woods fired a 4-under 68 in the third-round of the Turkish Airlines Open, but it is Frenchman Victor Dubuisson that has a five-stroke lead heading into the final round. Follow the Tiger Tracker now!

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Adam Scott wins Australian PGA by four shots

Adam Scott shot a 4-under 67 to win the storm-delayed Australian PGA by four strokes on Sunday.

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Injured Oosthuizen, Sterne face medical procedures

In what has already been a tough, injury-plagued season, Louis Oosthuizen will get an injection to try and help his ailing back, while Richard Sterne will have a hip procedure that could keep him out for three months.

Saturday, November 9

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5 Things: Kirk, Baird lead after 54 holes in Georgia

Chris Kirk and Briny Baird are leading are 54 holes of the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island's Seaside course, but there are 16 players within five shots and 21 within six shots of the lead.

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Obama plays at 'Caddyshack' course on Saturday

Despite sporadic fall showers and the muggy Florida sun, President Barack Obama hit the greens Saturday with a former NBA star at the ritzy golf club where "Caddyshack" was filmed.

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Michael Putnam named Web.com Tour POY

Michael Putnam was named the 2013 Web.com Tour Player of the Year on Saturday, it was announced by PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem and Web.com Tour President Bill Calfee.

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Dubuisson looking for his first Euro Tour victory

Not exactly how the third leg of the Final Series was drawn up with a quality field that was enhanced with Tiger Woods due to a large appearance fee. Victor Dubuisson leads by five after the third round in Turkey.

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Noren withdraws in Turkey with wrist injury

Alex Noren was forced to withdraw from the Turkish Airlines Open during the third round with an ongoing wrist injury.

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Dubuisson takes solo lead after 63; leads by 5

Frenchman Victor Dubuisson separated himself from the field shooting a 9-under, 63 in the third round of the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal. Dubuisson holds a five-shot lead over Ian Poulter.

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Tee times, pairings: Turkish Airlines Open, Rd. 4

Tee times for the final round of the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal course in Antalya, Turkey.

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Dyson's fate rests with 3-man Euro Tour panel

Simon Dyson, a no-show at this week's Turkish Airlines Open, is home in England, waiting to be judged next month by a three-man European Tour panel.

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How it happened: Tiger shoots 68; 6-shots off lead

Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson start Saturday among the co-leaders at the Turkish Open, while Tiger Woods' second round couldn't be ignored. Keep up with third-round action right here!

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Adam Scott leads Australian PGA

Adam Scott shot an even-par 71 on Saturday at wind-swept Royal Pines to open a three-stroke lead in the Australian PGA.

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Higa, Ichinose, Oyama share Mizuno Classic lead

Japan's Mamiko Higa, Yuki Ichinose and Shiho Oyama shared the second-round lead Saturday in the Mizuno Classic, the final tournament in the LPGA Tour's five-event Asian swing.

Friday, November 8

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5 Things: Kirk leads McGladrey in back yard

It was windy Friday, and it’s crowded at the top after two days of the McGladrey Classic -- with local Chris Kirk climbing to the lead before play was suspended because of darkness.

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Fouch-Duncan announces LPGA retirement

As the LPGA tour revealed Friday that it would add a stop in Grand Rapids, Mich., in 2014, Grand Rapids native Allison Fouch-Duncan announced her retirement from the tour.

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Beman talks slow play, bifurcation, more

Former PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman didn’t couch his opinions on a wide range of topics -- including the topic at hand, slow play.

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Meijer Classic will bring LPGA to Michigan in 2014

The LPGA has announced an addition to its 2014 competition schedule – the Meijer LPGA Classic.

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Turkish Open: Tee times, third round

Tiger Woods will play in the day's penultimate group alongside Turkish Open co-leader and FedEx Cup champion Henrik Stenson during Saturday's third round.

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Poulter's race includes Stenson chase

After Henrik Stenson finished a recent TV shoot, Ian Poulter approached the newly minted FedEx Cup champion and Race to Dubai leader with a side bet.

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Stenson, Poulter among Turkish leaders; Woods near

Tiger Woods worked his magic in Friday’s second round, climbing to just one shot back of FedEx Cup champion Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and two others.

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How it happened: Tiger fires 63, one shot back in Turkey

Thanks to a three-hour weather delay on Thursday, Tiger Woods will have to complete 26 holes Friday at the Turkish Airlines Open. Follow the live action now!

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Oyama leads Mizuno Classic; 9 more one back

Japan's Shiho Oyama had six birdies and two bogeys Friday for a one-shot lead over a group of nine that includes Brittany Lincicome and Jiyai Shin.

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Stenson, two others tied for Turkish lead; Tiger six back

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn and South Africa’s Darren Fichardt shot 8-under 64s and are tied for the lead after the first round at the weather-delayed Turkish Airlines Open was completed on Friday morning.

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Scott leads Australian PGA; Fowler three back

Adam Scott took advantage of easier morning conditions Friday to shoot a 4-under 67 and take a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the Australian PGA championship.

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McNeill finishes off 62 for 1-shot lead at Sea Island

George McNeill hit six shots Friday morning at Sea Island to finish off his 8-under 62 and take a one-shot lead in the McGladrey Classic.

Thursday, November 7

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USGA's pace-of-play symposium digs into data

Golf researchers have a clear message on slow play: Saving minutes here and there and educating golf course owners, head pros, superintendents and golfers on how and why a round of golf slows is crucial.

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First round suspended with 3 tied for lead in Turkey

Argentina's Ricardo Gonzalez and Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen took advantage of the wet conditions from an overnight storm to shoot 6-under 66s Thursday and share the first-round clubhouse lead in the Turkish Airlines Open.

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Illinois coach Mike Small awarded Harris Award

Illinois head coach Mike Small was awarded the Labron Harris Sr. Award by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Wednesday.

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Ferris State, Sandee capture PGA Jones Cup titles

Ferris State captured the 2013 PGA Jones Cup on Wednesday.

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Tee times: Turkish Airlines Open, Round 2

Here are the second-round tee times and pairings for the Turkish Airlines Open at Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Antalya, Turkey.

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Fowler shoots 63 to take lead at Australian PGA

Rickie Fowler had six birdies over his last eight holes en route to an 8-under-par 63 Thursday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian PGA.

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Tracker: Woods 1 under before play halted in Turkey

Thanks to a three-hour weather delay, Tiger Woods only got through 10 holes Thursday at the Turkish Airlines Open. He was 1 under before play was halted. See how it happened.

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More consistency leads to better finishes for Poston

J.T. Poston felt the pressure of not winning a college tournament in his first two years at Western Carolina. Now, that has all changed after winning three times this fall.

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Start of Turkish Airlines Open delayed due to weather

Evening storms on Wednesday lasted through Thursday morning, delaying the start of the first round of the Turkish Airlines Open at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal.

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SCORES: McGladrey Classic, Round 4

Check out the full leaderboard for Round 1 of the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island Golf Club's Seaside course in St. Simons Island, Ga.

Wednesday, November 6

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Tour notes recap: Tour cards, travel issues, more

Spanning the globe, Jim McCabe's weekly notes from the pros include new issues for PGA Tour card holders, big-name travel demands and much more.

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Singh hopes to blow lid off PGA Tour's drug policy

In something of a bombshell at a recent court hearing, Vijay Singh’s lawyer accused the PGA Tour of repeatedly exempting players from testing and punishment under its anti-doping program. But no proof has yet to be made public.

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In this issue: Nov. 8, 2013

Inside the Nov. 8, 2013 issue of Golfweek.

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Notes: Travel issues from McIlroy to Woods, more

FedEx Cup points have been hard to come by overseas; Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy lament travel demands; Phil Mickelson eyes Dubai; plus more in this week's notes on the pro scene from Jim McCabe.

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World Cup again features eclectic, talented lineup

Aussies Adam Scott and Jason Day will be among 14 of the world's top 50 players teeing it up in the World Cup at Royal Melbourne.

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Dual-tour success stories become more rare

Jonas Blixt, who has qualified for the European Tour's finale in Dubai, is committed to dual-tour membership in 2014 – which history shows might take a toll on those who take a swing at it, even when they fare well.

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Kokrak aces par-4 5th hole at McGladrey Pro-Am

Jason Kokrak delivered the shot of the young 2013-14 PGA Tour season on Wednesday, and it didn't even happen in an official round. Playing in the McGladrey Classic Pro-Am, Kokrak aced the 409-yard, par-4 fifth hole at Sea Island Golf Club's Seaside Course.

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Players, PGA move to top as richest purses on Tour

For years and years, The Players Championship has had the richest purse in golf. In 2014, though, it will have company at the top as the PGA Championship will increase its purse to $10 million next year.

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After LPGA, Hage embraces a bold new challenge

For Nicole Hage, 28, the transition from the LPGA to a real-world job has been a humbling and frustrating experience. But she's embraced her new challenge.

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New PGA Tour card system shows flaws early

Jim Renner is just one player affected by the way PGA Tour cards were handed out for the 2013-14 wraparound season, while Davis Love III sees first-hand the conflict between needs of players and tournament organizers.

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Stenson's MRI shows wear and tear on wrist

Henrik Stenson is in the middle of a seven-week stretch playing period and that is still the plan after having an MRI on his swollen wrist and forearm.

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Some Euro Tour board members call for Dyson suspension

Some members of the European Tour’s Board of Directors are calling for Simon Dyson to be suspended from the tour, Golfweek has learned.

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Men's Midweek Report: Alabama stays undefeated

Welcome to Golfweek’s Men's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest men's college news.

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Singh's lawyers argue why lawsuit can stand

When Vijay Singh was playing in the recent Shriners Hospital for Children Open in Las Vegas, his lawyers were thousands of miles to the east, arguing in New York Supreme Court that his lawsuit against the PGA Tour should not be dismissed.

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Rose says he had 'amazing' season, ready for more

Very few players can sum up their season with the term “amazing,” but that was how Justin Rose graded his 2013 campaign Wednesday before the Turkish Airlines Open.

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Building bridges: Woods shifts gears in Turkey

Tiger Woods is at the Turkish Airlines Open this week for his first tournament of the 2014 season. Woods also talks about his game, hitting golf balls on from Europe to Asia on Tuesday and his end to his tiff between himself and Brandel Chamblee.

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By the numbers: Alabama, 10

Alabama won the Gifford Collegiate on Nov. 5 for its 10th straight victory dating back to last season at the Schenkel Invitational.

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Tommy Hilfiger introduces spring 2014 collection

Tommy Hilfiger introduced its spring 2014 men’s and women’s golf collection.

Tuesday, November 5

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Snedeker undergoes therapy for minor knee injury

Brandt Snedeker withdrew from the Australian PGA Championship earlier this week is a result of a bruised tibia and a strained ACL in his left knee.

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USC tops UCLA at Pac-12 Preview, takes streak to 7

With its national championship-winning fivesome back in place for the final tournament of the fall, USC took its winning streak to seven events on Tuesday. The Trojans edged UCLA by one shot to win the Pac-12 Preview.

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Alabama closes flawless fall with Gifford victory

labama closed the door on a flawless fall season Tuesday with a fourth and final victory at the Gifford Collegiate. With that title, the Tide take their winning streak to 10 events, dating back to the Schenkel Invitational in March.

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South Carolina wins Kiawah Classic by 22 shots

South Carolina extended its second-round lead at the Wendy’s Kiawah Classic on Tuesday to win the event by 22 shots. It’s the second consecutive victory for the Gamecocks.

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Mishoe (No. 67, 2015) commits to UNC-Greensboro

James Mishoe IV has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for North Carolina-Greensboro. Mishoe, of Cary, N.C., also visited North Carolina, UNC-Charlotte, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Elon and South Carolina.

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Dechathipat (No. 11, 2015) commits to Auburn

Mai Dechathipat has given a verbal commitment to play golf at Auburn beginning in 2015. Dechathipat also considered Duke and Florida, among other schools.

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Tee times, pairings: McGladrey Classic, Rounds 1-2

Here are the complete tee times and pairings for the first two rounds of the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island Golf Club's Seaside Course in St. Simons Island, Ga. (all times local):

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Callaway Apex Pro irons

Callaway Golf’s new Apex Pro iron, available Jan. 17, is a thought-provoking iron that surely will generate plenty of discussion among skilled golfers.

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Tardy, Garza prevail at Golfweek Junior Invitational

Tardy won the Golfweek Junior Invitational on Nov. 3 by two shots. Her first-round 3-under 69 at Shingle Creek gave her a three-shot cushion entering the final round.

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Toy Box: Johnson, Couples increase driver lofts

One of TaylorMade’s goals is to convert golfers – touring pros and amateurs – to higher lofts with the SLDR driver. The most recent example: Dustin Johnson won the WGC-HSBC Champions with a 10.5-degree SLDR driver.

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Lindsey Vonn: Tiger Woods is "dorky-goofy"

In an interview with Katie Couric, Lindsey Vonn talked about her relationship with Tiger Woods, calling the golfer competitive, laid-back and dorky-goofy.

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Player diary: Alabama's Emma Talley (Part 4)

Alabama's Emma Talley chronicles the Crimson Tide's final tournament of the fall and first victory of the season.

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Tiger Woods hits golf ball across two continents

Tiger Woods hit balls across two continents on Tuesday in Istanbul as part of a promotional event leading up to this week's Turkish Airlines Open.

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Love talks PGA Tour plans, McGladrey in Google Hangout

Davis Love III sat down with PGATour.com for a Google+ Hangout before he plays in his host event, the McGladrey Classic.

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Woods paired with Rose, Stenson for Rd. 1 in Turkey

Tiger Woods will make his first start since the Presidents Cup when he tees it up at the European Tour's Turkish Airlines Open, which begins Thursday at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Antalya, Turkey.

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Mickelson to open '14 with Abu Dhabi, not Humana

Phil Mickelson will begin 2014 by playing in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship instead of the Humana Challenge.

Monday, November 4

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Canadian Pacific to sponsor Canada LPGA stop

Looks like Lydia Ko will be able to vie for a three-peat next year: The Canadian Women’s Open has secured a new title sponsor for 2014, Golfweek has learned.

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Snedeker (knee) withdraws from Australian PGA

Brandt Snedeker has withdrawn from this week's Australian PGA Championship with a knee injury.

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Player of the week: Lindsay Gahm, LSU

The senior birdied three of her final five holes at the Alamo Invitational to win the first title of her college career.

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Team of the week: Oklahoma

The Sooners won the Alamo Invitational in record-setting fashion Oct. 29 at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio.

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Player of the week: Joey Garber, Georgia

The senior from Petoskey, Mich., won his first-ever collegiate event on Oct. 29 at The Invitational at Kiawah as an individual.

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Team of the week: Oklahoma State

The Cowboys won its second consecutive tournament at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate on Oct. 29 in Dallas.

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Player of the week: Bailey Tardy

Bailey Tardy won the Golfweek Junior Invitational on Nov. 3 after posting 3-under 141 (69-72) at Shingle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.

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Player of the week: Luis Garza

Luis Garza won the Golfweek Junior Invitational on Nov. 3 after posting 6-under 138 (70-68) at Shingle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.

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Adam Scott to receive key to Gold Coast

Adam Scott will receive to the key to the city of Gold Coast, Australia, on Wednesday before the Australian competes in the Australian PGA Championship.

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Ping acquires Ping Collection Europe

Ping acquires Ping Collection Europe (PCE) from Peter McGuigan, its former licensee responsible for making Ping-branded apparel.

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Dalke, Lee set to defend West's Winn Junior Cup title

Brad Dalke and Andrea Lee will return to help the West defend its title at the Winn Junior Cup Challenge on Nov. 15-17 at Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nev.

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Cleveland sues Callaway, claiming trademark

Cleveland Golf, which Roger Cleveland left in 1995, has sued its founder’s current employer, Callaway Golf, for use of the Cleveland name.

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Khang makes history at Faldo Golf Series Grand Final

Megan Khang became the first female overall winner of the Faldo Golf Series Grand Final on Oct. 24 at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

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Player diary: OSU's Casie Cathrea (Part 3)

Casie Cathrea checks in at the end of Oklahoma State's fall season with insight on college golf, practice schedules and homecoming.

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Nike introduces the Sport Lite carry bag

Nike has introduced the Nike Sport Lite carry bag, which is the lightest carry bag to date for Nike Golf weighing in at less than four pounds.

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Dustin Johnson climbs to No. 12 in OWGR

Dustin Johnson climbed to No. 12 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking following his eighth career PGA Tour victory, at the WGC-HSBC Champions.

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Edwin Watts Golf Shops files for bankruptcy

Edwin Watts Golf Shops, the golf-specialty retailer that claims to offer the largest inventory of pro-line golf equipment, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Kapur earns Euro Tour card with Dubai victory

Shiv Kapur won the European Challenge Tour’s Grand Final in Dubai, but the victory paled in comparison to the bigger reward he earned for his second Challenge Tour win of the season.

Sunday, November 3

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Tardy, Garza prevail at Golfweek Junior Invitational

Tardy won the Golfweek Junior Invitational on Nov. 3 by two shots. Her first-round 3-under 69 at Shingle Creek gave her a three-shot cushion entering the final round.

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True Temper XP Series iron shafts

Adding yards to irons was the goal True Temper had in mind for its newest steel shafts, the XP Series.

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Couples wins Schwab as Perry takes season title

Fred Couples' win Sunday is his first since the Senior British Open in July 2012 -- while Kenny Perry's T-5 finish was enough to earn the season title and a $1 million annuity.

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Scheffler leads U.S. to victory at Spirit International

The U.S. managed to hold off France and win the Spirit International team competition on Sunday as Scott Scheffler made six birdies over the final nine holes.

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Winner's Bag: Dustin Johnson, WGC-HSBC

Here's what Dustin Johnson carried in his bag while winning the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

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PGA Tour expands Asian influence with China series

The PGA Tour expanded its web of influence with the Nov. 3 announcement of its role in a new professional golf tour in China.

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5 Things: Late eagle propels Johnson to HSBC victory

Dustin Johnson won the WGC–HSBC Champions in Shanghai, but not before two Europeans chased him all the way to the finish. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the last World Golf Championship event of 2013.

Saturday, November 2

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Achenbach: Reflections on golf in the fast lane

Our James Achenbach reflects on the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship, won by Tim Burke on Oct. 30 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Couples builds lead at Charles Schwab Cup

Fred Couples extended his lead to five strokes Saturday after the third round of the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

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Simon Dyson withdraws from Turkish Open

Simon Dyson of England has withdrawn from the Turkish Open next week as he waits for a disciplinary hearing.

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D. Johnson leads despite poor finish at HSBC

Despite finishing with two double bogeys, Dustin Johnson carded a 6-under 66 Saturday to take a three-shot lead at the WGC-HSBC Champions.

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USC's national title team to chase No. 7 in Hawaii

Whether or not they knew it at the time, the Trojan fivesome that won last spring’s NCAA Women’s Championship simultaneously secured a round-trip ticket to Hawaii.

Friday, November 1

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Couples leads Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Fred Couples took the second-round lead Friday in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, shooting his second straight 6-under 65 in the Champions Tour's season-ending event.

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Oklahoma St. caps impressive fall under new coach

Oklahoma State posted two victories and two more top-3 finishes in its first fall season under new coach Alan Bratton – a good start as the Cowboys look to return to the nation's elite.

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Preview: Golfweek Junior Invitational

The Golfweek Junior Invitational will be played Nov. 2-3 at Shingle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. Here is a look at the field.

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Sources: European Tour unlikely to expel Dyson

Simon Dyson is unlikely to be expelled or banned from the European Tour over his disqualification from the BMW Masters, sources have told Golfweek.

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Golfweek's Best: Caribbean & Mexico Courses, 2014

A look at the 2014 Golfweek's Best Mexico & Caribbean courses, topped by Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic.

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Player diary: Davidson's Todd Eckstein (Part 4)

Who doesn’t like to end a season on a high note? Wouldn’t anyone like to shoot a career or season low during they’re final tournament?

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Golfweek's Best: Residential Courses, 2014

A look at Golfweek's Best 2014 list for the top residential courses, topped by Wade Hampton Club in Cashiers, N.C.

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Golfweek's Best: Resort Courses, 2014

A look at the Golfweek's Best top 100 Resort Courses, topped by Pacific Dunes.

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Johnson builds HSBC cushion, ties course record

Dustin Johnson tied the course record with a 9-under 63, four shots better than anyone else Friday, and built a five-shot lead in the HSBC Champions.

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