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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.