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Thursday, October 31

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Matsuyama WDs from HSBC with back injury

Hideki Matsuyama withdraws from HSBC with back injury

Two weeks after withdrawing from the CIMB Classic due to an illness, Hideki Matsuyama withdrew from the HSBC Champions on Friday morning citing a back injury.

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Mickelson struggles late Thursday at HSBC

Phil Mickelson struggles late Thursday at WGC-HSBC Champions

Phil Mickelson dropped five shots in his final two holes Thursday at the WGC-HSBC Champions. Mickelson finished with a 1-under 71.

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Senior leads Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Peter Senior cards 63, leads Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Australia's Peter Senior shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in San Francisco.

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LPGA players join host family's Halloween party

LPGA players Moira Dunn and Kris Tamulis flew in from Taiwan and Florida, respectively, to take part in massive Halloween festivities put on by a host family in Oregon.

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Freshman Badhwar transitioning well at Stanford

Viraat Badhwar T-37 at Royal Oaks in Stanford debut

While the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate marked the final tournament of the fall for the Stanford men's team, it also served as the collegiate debut for Cardinal freshman Viraat Badhwar.

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Rainy Spirit International shortened to 54 holes

After more than six inches of rain soaked into Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas, on Wednesday, tournament organizers at the Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship have announced they will shorten the event from 72 holes to 54 holes.

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McIlroy bolts out to the lead at HSBC Champions

Rory McIlroy bolts out to the lead at HSBC Champions

With eight birdies and hardly any stress, Rory McIlroy opened the HSBC Champions on Thursday with a 7-under 65 for a two-shot lead over Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Jamie Donaldson.

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Burke's blast takes World Long Drive checkered flag

Tim Burke, Las Vegas, World Long Drive Championship: Burke's 427-yard blast takes World Long Drive checkered flag

Tim Burke of Orlando, Fla., hit a 427-yard drive Wednesday night to defeat favorite Joe Miller of London and claim the winner-take-all $250,000 first prize in the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship.

Wednesday, October 30

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Trump applauds setback for Scottish wind farm

Trump applauds setback for wind farm near his Scottish course

U.S. real-estate mogul Donald Trump is one step closer to winning a legal tussle with the Scottish government over the development of a wind farm off the North Sea coast.

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Chamblee attempts to clear air in Woods dustup

Brandel Chamblee attempts to clear air in Tiger Woods dustup

Before making a rare appearance on Golf Channel’s “Golf Central,” analyst Brandel Chamblee told Golfweek, “This back-and-forth needs to stop,” in regard to Tiger Woods.

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Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 irons

Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 irons employ enhanced weighting

An enhanced weighting system and thin face are designed to make the Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 irons perform better.

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Golfweek equipment chat wrap: Oct. 30

Chat wrap: Golfweek's David Dusek on equipment, Oct. 30

Senior writer David Dusek talked equipment with Golfweek readers via Twitter on Oct. 30 -- recap the discussion here.

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Player of the week: Evelyn Arguelles

Arguelles of Morelos, Mexico, shot even-par 72 at the Texas Junior Golf Tour’s Red River Challenge to win the rain-shortened event by a shot.

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Player of the week: Jacob Bishop

Bishop of Edmond, Okla., shot 7-under 63 at the Texas Junior Golf Tour’s Red River Challenge to win the rain-shortened event by three shots

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Fila Golf announces new sweaters for men and women

Fila Golf, Golf Sweaters, Golf Apparel: Fila Golf announces its new Chamonix (men) and Stockholm (women) sweaters

Fila Golf announced its new men’s Chamonix and women’s Stockholm sweater for the fall season.

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Notes: Mixed wrap-around results; Q Schools; more

Notes: Mixed PGA Tour wrap-around results; Q Schools; more

Jimmy Walker leads the FedEx Cup points list after four starts in the PGA Tour's wrap-around events, while Aaron Baddeley also has found success. It’s been a different set of stories for a handful of others, however.

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Slumps find McIlroy, major winners, more

Slumps find Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, 2009's major winners, more

Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald began 1-2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, but are now 62 and 61, respectively, while 2009's major winners have struggled since and Bubba Watson also is among those in a funk.

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Brickyard's legacy lives on in its past champions

After a seven-year run as one of the top tournaments in college golf, the Brickyard Collegiate will not return in 2014 due to loss of sponsors and volunteers.

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Uihlein blossoms on European Tour, gives back

Peter Uihlein blossoms on European Tour, gives back abroad

Ninth in the Race To Dubai, Peter Uihlein at the BMW Masters posted his third top-five finish in his last four starts. The American also is giving back to the game abroad.

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Ishikawa steps up game as comfort on Tour rises

Ryo Ishikawa steps up game as comfort on PGA Tour rises

Ryo Ishikawa's maturation process is to be admired – if for no other reason than he's grown to look more comfortable than ever while growing his game amid the most intense pressure one can imagine.

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Heppler among 2013 GCAA Hall of Fame inductees

The Golf Coaches Association of America will induct six coaches into its Hall of Fame on Dec. 9, in addition to a seventh candidate who has made great contributions to the game over the past 25 years.

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Women's Midweek Report: USC keeps streak alive

USC, Alabama, Stanford Intercollegiate, Landfall Tradition, Women's Midweek Report: USC keeps streak alive

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

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Sun Mountain introduces the new Cumulus rain suit

Sun Mountain, Cumulus, Golf Rain Suit: The 2014 Cumulus golf rain suit is now available and the most breathable suit yet

Sun Mountain’s 2014 Cumulus golf rain suit is now available. According to Sun Mountain, it is the most breathable golf rain suit to date.

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World's top two, Woods and Scott, to skip HSBC

World's top two, Tiger Woods and Adam Scott, to skip HSBC

Six world-class players – including Nos. 1 and 2, Tiger Woods and Adam Scott – have opted to skip this week’s HSBC Champions in China.

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Men's Midweek Report: Cowboys sweep Royal Oaks

Men's Midweek Report, Men's College Golf, Oklahoma State: The Cowboys won its second tournament of the fall at Royal Oaks

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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Tour notes recap: Ishikawa to Woods, more

Tour notes recap: Ryo Ishikawa to Tiger Woods, more

Ryo Ishikawa matures, Tiger Woods skips HSBC, Peter Uihlein thrives abroad and much more in a recap of senior writer Jim McCabe's notes from the professional ranks this week.

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East Coast first-round pairings

Pairings are set for Saturday's first round of the Golfweek East Coast Junior Invitational at Orlando's Shingle Creek Golf Club.

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Crouching world championship, hidden Tiger

Tiger Woods, Wold Golf Championship HSBC Champions: Woods isn't playing in Shanghai this week, but he's in China, so why isn't he playing?

The HSBC Champions embarks on a new era as a World Golf Championship that finally is treated the same as the other three — an official PGA Tour event. So, where is Tiger?

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Growing golf in the AF spurred by women's team

The NCCGA has tripled in size over the past year, thanks in large part to student leaders like Deborah Kim who are willing to start club teams on their campus.

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Golf Channel has leverage in Woods-Chamblee tiff

The recent kerfuffle between Tiger Woods and Brandel Chamblee proves one of two things: Either it’s a slow news season, or many news outlets (including this one) are seizing on a non-story because Woods’ name will generate a few more hits for their websites.

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Long Drive Championship favors Miller

RE/MAX Long Drive Championship: To be held Oct. 30 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, favors 2010 champ Joe Miller

The Open Division finals of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship will be held this evening, Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m. PDT.

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Achenbach: 5 myths about long driving

RE/MAX Long Drive Championship: 5 Myths about long driving

The RE/MAX Long Drive Championship begins Oct. 30 in Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and Golfweek Senior Writer James Achenbach explains five myths about long driving.

Tuesday, October 29

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San Diego State, Blair win in Las Vegas

San Diego State won the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown on Tuesday behind freshman Sirene Blair, who won her first college title.

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Oklahoma breaks records on way to Alamo title

Oklahoma won the Alamo Invitational on Tuesday, thanks in large part to a final-round 12-under 276 at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas.

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Hate to be Rude: Breaking 80 in 39 minutes

Speedgolf World Championships, Hate to be Rude: Breaking 80 at Bandon in 39 minutes

This story sounds like fiction, as if there are typographical errors in the numbers. But it’s documented, so here are the amazing facts: Irishman Rob Hogan shot 77 at Old Macdonald in only 39 minutes, 31 seconds Saturday.

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Crowne Plaza exemption on the line at Spirit Int’l

Spirit International, Crowne Plaza Invitational, PGA Tour: Crown Plaza extends sponsor exemption to winner of men's division at Spirit International

The winner of the men’s individual competition at the Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship will receive a sponsor’s exemption to the PGA Tour’s 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

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Cowboys, Dougherty win at Royal Oaks

Oklahoma State, Kevin Dougherty, College Men's Golf: A sweep by the Cowboys at Royal Oaks for 2nd straight win

Oklahoma State won its second consecutive tournament at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate on Tuesday at Royal Oaks CC in Dallas.

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Re-creating the fare at nation's top golf resorts

Four U.S. golf resorts hold a unique distinction: They have achieved AAA Five Diamond status for both their lodging and dining. We asked the star chefs at those resorts to share a signature dish.

Four U.S. golf resorts hold a unique distinction: They have achieved AAA Five Diamond status for both their lodging and dining. We asked the star chefs at those resorts to share one of their signature dishes.

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Q&A: Mike Keiser, Bandon Dunes Resort owner

In a Q&A with Golfweek, Mike Keiser shares his thoughts on how to build greens, his tendency to go against the grain, and the similarities between golf and greeting cards.

In a Q&A with Golfweek, Mike Keiser shares his thoughts on how to build greens, his tendency to go against the grain, and the similarities between golf and greeting cards.

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USF, Georgia's Garber win at Kiawah

South Florida, Georgia, Joey Garber: Win at The Invitational at Kiawah on The Ocean Course

The South Florida Bulls picked up its first win of the season at The Invitational at Kiawah on Tuesday. The 24th-ranked team in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings won by four shots over South Alabama at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C.

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AJGA announces 2013 Rolex All-Americans

The AJGA has announced its roster of 2013 Rolex All-Americans, an honor annually bestowed upon the top junior golfers in the world.

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Lee, Scheffler named Rolex POYs by AJGA

Alison Lee, Scott Scheffler, AJGA, Rolex Junior Players of the Year: Lee, Scheffler named AJGA’s Rolex Players of the Year

Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., and Scott Scheffler of Dallas were named the Rolex Junior Players of the Year the AJGA announced on Tuesday.

Monday, October 28

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Olsavsky agrees to Cobra Puma R&D post

Tom Olsavsky agrees to join Cobra Puma in R&D post

Golfweek has learned that Tom Olsavsky, director of product creation at TaylorMade Golf, has agreed to replace Tom Preece as vice president of research and development at Cobra Puma Golf.

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New Nike ball in play for McIlroy, Pettersen

New Nike ball in play for Rory McIlroy, Suzann Pettersen

As Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods engaged in a head-to-head exhibition match in Haikou, China, the big news for gearheads was that McIlroy was playing with a new Nike driver and new Nike ball.

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Toy Box notes: Moore mixes; Pettersen wins; more

Toy Box notes: Ryan Moore mixes; Suzann Pettersen wins; more

In gaining his third PGA Tour title, Ryan Moore used clubs from four different manufacturers and a ball from a fifth; plus bags from Suzann Pettersen and Gary Woodland.

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Tiger Woods, EA Sports end partnership

Tiger Woods, EA Sports end partnership

According to EA Sports, the company and Tiger Woods have made a mutal decision to end their partnership together, which includes Tiger’s named PGA Tour game.

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Player of the week: Trey Mullinax, Alabama

Alabama senior Trey Mullinax won his second collegiate title at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational on Oct. 22.

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Team of the week: Alabama

Alabama won the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational in record fashion on Oct. 22 in Windermere, Fla.

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Player of the week: Stephanie Meadow, Alabama

The senior won the eighth title of her college career on Oct. 27 with a two-shot victory at the Landfall Tradition.

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Team of the week: USC

The Trojans extended their winning streak to six events on Oct. 27 with victory at the Stanford Intercollegiate.

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Small inducted into Illinois Golf Hall of Fame

Mike Small, Illinois Men's Golf, Illinois Hall of Fame: Small inducted into Illinois Golf Hall of Fame

Illinois head coach Mike Small was inducted into the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame on Oct. 25 along with Jay Haas and Bob Harris. Small, 47, became the youngest inductee in history of the hall of fame at the ceremony held at The Glen Club.

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Golfweek's 2013-14 senior amateur schedule

Golfweek’s 2013-14 senior amateur tournament schedule is complete. The lineup includes an April return to PGA West that will feature two rounds on the Stadium Course and one on the Nicklaus course.

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Stretching, exercise can increase golf longevity

Golf is a physically demanding sport. Core flexibility and stamina are crucial in maintaining the distance we tend to lose as we age.

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Nike introduces Nike Lunar Embellish golf shoe

Nike introduces Nike Lunar Embellish golf shoe

Nike introduced its new Nike Lunar Embelish golf shoe, which is a new version of the Nike Air Embellish. According to Nike, the shoe combines a four-shoes-in-one concept and fashionable, feminine appeal. Available November 1.

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In this issue: Oct. 25, 2013

Inside the Oct. 25, 2013 issue of Golfweek:

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Q&A: Cobra Puma Golf president Bob Philion

Q&A: Cobra Puma Golf president Bob Philion

Cobra Puma Golf president Bob Philion is widely regarded as one of the rising young stars in the golf industry at age 41.

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McDaniel enjoys success on the course and the court

Tyler McDaniel enjoys success on the course and the court

When the weather turns cold and the leaves start falling in Manchester, Ky., Tyler “Chip” McDaniel turns to the gym. It’s time for shooting drills, scrimmages and sprints. It’s finally time for a break.

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Open Qualifying Series a better, more fair approach

Open Qualifying Series a better, more fair approach than IFQ

The R&A's replacement of International Final Qualifying for the Open Championship with the Open Qualifying Series is a better, cleaner and more fair approach, says Jim McCabe.

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USC tops UCLA for Stanford Intercollegiate title

USC, UCLA, Stanford Intercollegiate, college golf: USC claims Stanford Intercollegiate title, takes streak to 6

USC’s season remained flawless Oct. 27 as the Trojans won for the third time this fall at the Stanford Intercollegiate.

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UNC wins at Bridgestone Golf Collegiate

College Men's Golf, North Carolina: UNC wins the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate

North Carolina picked up its first win of the season at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate on Oct. 27 at Grandover Resort and Conference Center’s East course.

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Alabama closes fall with Landfall Tradition title

Alabama, Stephanie Meadow, Landfall Tradition, Crimson Tide: Alabama, Meadow close fall with Landfall Tradition title

Alabama women’s golf won its first title of the fall season Oct. 27 at the Landfall Tradition. The Crimson Tide won wire to wire, and finished eight shots ahead of runner-up Duke.

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Player diary: Alabama's Emma Talley (Part 3)

With a new SEC Championship ring in hand, Emma Talley talks about the Crimson Tide's progression this fall.

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Tseng to host AJGA invitational for girls in 2014

Yani Tseng is the latest in a contingent of LPGA and PGA Tour players to sign their name to an AJGA event. Tseng, along with the Taiwan-based Swinging Skirts Golf Foundation, will host the Yani Tseng Invitational from 2014-16 in southern California.

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LPGA makes right call in granting Ko membership

LPGA makes right call in granting Lydia Ko, 16, membership

LPGA commissioner Mike Whan made the right call – really the only call – by granting 16-year-old Lydia Ko permission to join the LPGA as a member in 2014.

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Aphibarnrat close to earning special temporary status

Kiradech Aphibarnrat close to earning special temporary status

Kiradech Aphibarnrat is less than $14,000 away from earning special temporary status on the PGA Tour, and he'll play in this week's WGC-HSBC Champions, a guaranteed-money event.

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Player Diary: California's Joel Stalter (Part 4)

California Golden Bears, Men's College Golf: Player Diary: California's Joel Stalter (Part 4)

Second-team All American Joel Staler will blog for Golfweek during the 2013-14 season and take you behind the scenes at college golf tournaments, on and off the course.

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Moore, Fernandez-Castano rise in latest OWGR

Ryan Moore, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano rise in latest OWGR

Ryan Moore and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano moved just outside the top 30 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking following victories Sunday.

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British Open ends international 36-hole qualifying

British Open ends international 36-hole qualifying

The British Open is moving away from 36-hole qualifying, instead using 10 tour events from five continents to determine 32 spots in the field.

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Woods: Next step on Chamblee up to Golf Channel

Woods says next step on Chamblee is up to Golf Channel

Tiger Woods put the heat on Golf Channel over analyst Brandel Chamblee's insinuation of cheating, saying Monday that he was ready to move forward and that now it was up to what Golf Channel was prepared to do.

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McIlroy beats Woods in 18-hole exhibition

Rory McIlroy beats Tiger Woods in 18-hole exhibition

Rory McIlroy won for the first time this year — even if it was an 18-hole exhibition against Tiger Woods. McIlroy made four birdies and an eagle over the last seven holes at Mission Hills for a 6-under 67, giving him a one-shot win over Woods.

Sunday, October 27

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Winner's Bag: Ryan Moore at CIMB Classic

Winner's Bag: Ryan Moore at CIMB Classic

Ryan Moore birdied the first hole of a Monday playoff against Gary Woodland to win the CIMB Classic on Monday morning. Here is a complete list of the clubs Moore used to earn his third PGA Tour title.

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Moore edges Woodland in playoff to win CIMB

Ryan Moore edges Gary Woodland in playoff to win CIMB

Ryan Moore birdied the first hole of a playoff with Gary Woodland on Monday to win the CIMB Classic after an overnight wait caused by thunderstorms

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Preview: Tiger to take on McIlroy in China

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy: "The Match at Mission Hills" set to take place on Oct. 28 at Midnight

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are set to square off in “The Match at Mission Hills” in China at Midnight on Back9Network on Oct. 28.

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Closed for 4 years, Quail Lodge enjoys a revival

After being closed for 4 years, Quail Lodge enjoys a revival

Quail Lodge & Golf Club had to close the lodge's doors in 2008 when the financial crisis hit California hard. But, four years later, the club is in the middle of a revival.

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Woodland, Moore head for CIMB Classic playoff

After a day of constant lead changes and rain delays, Gary Woodland and Ryan Moore will have to wait one more day to decide who takes home the CIMB Classic trophy.

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Pettersen holds off Munoz, wins Taiwan LPGA

Suzann Pettersen shot a 3-under 69 Sunday and held off a furious rally from Azahara Munoz to win her second consecutive Taiwan Sunrise LPGA championship.

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Fernandez-Castano wins BMW Masters

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano called it the perfect win, even though his final hole Sunday to win the BMW Masters was anything but perfect.

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Lee pulls away to win Asia-Pacific Am by three

Chang-woo Lee earned an invitation to the 2014 Masters Tournament courtesy of his victory Oct. 27 at the Asia-Pacific Amateur. Lee took a one-shot lead in the third round and extended it to a three-shot victory over the final 18 holes.

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Sawin overtakes Marsh to win Stocker Cup

John Sawin won the Stocker Cup on Oct. 26 thanks in large part to a final-round 5-under 67 at The Preserve Golf Club in Carmel, Calif. The round allowed him to overtake three-time defending champion Kevin Marsh.

Saturday, October 26

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Pettersen maintains Sunrise LPGA lead in Taiwan

Suzann Pettersen keeps Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship lead

Defending champion Suzann Pettersen struggled with three early bogeys but recovered for a 1-over 73 Saturday to maintain a four-shot lead after the third round of the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship.

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Guthrie, Cabrera-Bello tied for BMW Masters lead

Luke Guthrie, Rafa Cabrera-Bello tied for BMW Masters lead

Luke Guthrie stumbled at the end of the third round Saturday and wound up tied for the lead with Rafa Cabrera-Bello in the BMW Masters.

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Moore, Stroud take share of lead at CIMB Classic

Ryan Moore, Chris Stroud take share of lead at CIMB Classic

Chris Stroud and Ryan Moore both overcame mistakes and bogeys on the back nine Saturday to take a share of the lead after the third round of the CIMB Classic.

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Lee tops Asia-Pacific Am leaderboard; Dou chases

Chang-woo Lee of Korea will take a one-shot lead on Zecheng Dou into the final round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. The top 10 players on the leaderboard are only separated by seven shots after 54 holes at Nanshan International Golf Club in Longkou City, China.

Friday, October 25

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Homa, White medal at Q-School First Stage sites

Max Homa, James White medal at Q-School First Stage sites

Reigning NCAA individual champion Max Homa -- who also picked up a top-10 finish at the PGA Tour's Frys.com Open earlier this month -- took medalist honors at the first stage of PGA Tour Q-School at Pinewild CC (Magnolia) in Pinehurst, N.C. on Friday.

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Masters' Payne proud of Asian Amateur success

Masters' Payne proud of Asian Amateur success

Hideki Matsuyama and Tianlang Guan have helped put the Asian Amateur on the map after making the cut at the Masters as a result of the automatic invitation, leaving Masters chairman Billy Payne mighty proud.

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Chris Smith's life is on the mend

After losing his wife on Father's Day 2009 and seeing his two children injured in a car accident, Chris Smith lost some of his drive for the game. Last week in Las Vegas, the 44-year-old returned.

After losing his wife on Father's Day 2009 and seeing his two children injured in a car accident, Chris Smith lost some of his drive for the game of golf. Last week in Las Vegas, the 44-year-old returned to the course, with some of his competitive fire returning to his changed life.

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Els experimenting with ball, shafts in Asia

Ernie Els experimenting with ball, shafts in Asia

There wasn’t much of an offseason for touring pros in 2013, but Ernie Els is experimenting with new golf equipment just like he might in the longer offseason of years gone by.

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Tait: Euro Tour lacks common sense over Luiten injury

Tait: Euro Tour lacks common sense over Luiten injury

An injured Joost Luiten turned up in China, hit one tee shot and withdrew. The Dutchman was forced to do so because the European Tour still can’t exercise common sense in certain situations.

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Preview: Golfweek Senior Tour Championship

Preview: Golfweek Senior Tour Championship

With 3,000 points up for grabs in December it’s a race between Zylstra, Lutz, Schlacter, Hanzel and Simson. Our Ron Gaines breaks down the Golfweek Senior Tour Championship, slated for the Fazio Course at PGA National on Dec. 2.

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Bradley opens up a 4-stroke lead at CIMB Classic

Keegan Bradley opens up a 4-stroke lead at CIMB Classic

Teeing off on Friday in Malaysia while his beloved Boston Red Sox were playing the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of the World Series, Keegan Bradley sunk seven birdies to shoot a 6-under 66 and open up a four-stroke lead at the CIMB Classic.

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Guthrie stretches his lead to 4 shots in Shanghai

Luke Guthrie stretches his lead to 4 shots in Shanghai

Luke Guthrie coped with another day of harsh wind and plunging temperatures Friday with a 1-under 71, giving the 23-year-old American a four-shot lead over six players going into the weekend at the BMW Masters.

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Paced by ace, Pettersen widens Taiwan LPGA lead

Paced by ace, Suzann Pettersen widens Taiwan LPGA lead

Suzann Pettersen made a hole-in-one and shot a 3-under 69 Friday, to jump out to a five-stroke lead after the second day of play at the LPGA Championship in Taiwan.

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Race begins for inaugural Annika Award

For female collegians, race begins for inaugural Annika Award

The start of the 2013-14 college season also means the start of a new female player of the year race. For the first time this year, female collegians are playing for the inaugural Annika Award, to be presented to the outstanding player in NCAA Division I.

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Hasegawa, Lee share lead at cold Asia-Pacific Am

Shoshei Hasegawa and Chang-woo Lee share the lead at the halfway point of the coldy, windy Asia-Pacific Amateur. Both players are even par after 36 holes at Nanshan International Golf Club in Longkou City, China.

Thursday, October 24

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Moore leads CIMB Classic as Bradley chases

Ryan Moore leads CIMB Classic as Keegan Bradley chases

Ryan Moore had 10 birdies in a nearly blemish-free round to shoot a 9-under 63 and take a two-stroke lead over Keegan Bradley after the opening round of the CIMB Classic.

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Guthrie tops strong U.S. showing in China

Luke Guthrie tops strong U.S. showing at BMW Masters

Luke Guthrie is the first-round leader at the BMW Masters, by three shots over John Daly with Peter Uihlein another shot back -- as Americans topped the leaderboard in Shanghai.

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Dou leads Asia-Pacific Am by two; Guan struggles

Asia-Pacific Amateur, Zecheng Doug, China, amateur golf, Masters: Dou leads Asia-Pacific Am by two; Guan struggles

Zecheng Dou took an immediate two-shot lead Oct. 24 in the first round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Nanshan International Golf Club in Longkou City, China.

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Harrigan wins 2013 Yancey Ford Award

John W. Harrigan wins 2013 Yancey Ford Award

A record of service for senior golf associations, built on a strong amateur resume and work in state associations, earned John W. Harrigan the Yancey Ford Award.

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College roundtable: 5 key questions as fall winds down

College roundtable: 5 key questions as fall winds down

Is Alabama destined to match -- or beat -- Cal's incredible 2012-13 season? The most impressive freshman? Surprise teams and individuals? Our Cassie Stein and Brentley Romine weigh in with their thoughts.

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Brickyard Collegiate Championship discontinued

Brickyard Collegiate Championship discontinued

The Brickyard Collegiate Championship has been discontinued, tournament officials announced Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 23

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Notes: Hadley shines; Smith finds support; more

Notes: Chesson Hadley shines; Chris Smith finds support; more

Chesson Hadley gets his arms around the PGA Tour in a hurry; Chris Smith turns to a baseball standout for support; plus more in our notes on the pros.

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Men's Midweek Report: Bama sweeps Isleworth

Men's Midweek Report, College Men's Golf: Alabama sweep titles at the Isleworth for romping victory

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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Women's Midweek Report: Victory for UC Davis, Chen

Welcome to Golfweek’s Women’s Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest women’s college news:

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UCF's Stovash proving to be amongst nation's best

Central Florida, Ryan Stovash, College Men's Golf: UCF's Stovash proving to be amongst nation's best

Central Florida's Ryan Stovash proved at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational that he is amongst the nation's best players, and yet he's only a freshman.

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New season, new health for several players

New season, new health for several PGA Tour players

Several Tour players are shedding the difficult effects of injuries as one season gives way to another. Here's the latest on a few, including Jhonattan Vegas, Spencer Levin and others.

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O'Hair on slide: 'I was the problem'

Sean O'Hair on recent slide: 'I was the problem'

Saying he has emerged from an 'identity crisis' after going back to the Web.com Tour Finals to regain his PGA Tour status, Sean O'Hair says he might be playing the best golf of his multi-million-dollar career.

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Notables double down on Vegas for Cup points

Tour notables double down on Vegas for FedEx Cup points

Accomplished veterans including Davis Love III, Geoff Ogilvy and Jonathan Byrd took advantage of the wraparound season's benefits at last week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, October 22

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Ko, 16, takes to YouTube to announce going pro

Lydia Ko, 16, takes to YouTube to announce going pro

Lydia Ko announced on Twitter Oct. 22 that she has turned professional. A two-time winner on the LPGA, Ko made a YouTube video with Israel Dagg of New Zealand's World Cup-winning All Blacks rugby team, who jokingly offered to caddie for Ko.

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Alabama, Mullinax cruise to Isleworth victories

Alabama, Trey Mullinax cruise to Isleworth victories

Alabama wins for the third time this fall, completing a wire-to-wire victory behind junior Trey Mullinax at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational.

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Tee times: CIMB Classic, First Round

Tee times: CIMB Classic, First Round

A look at first-round tee times at the PGA Tour's CIMB Classic.

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FedEx Cup champ Stenson to have MRI on wrist

FedEx Cup champ Henrik Stenson to have MRI on wrist

FedEx Cup champ Henrik Stenson is a bit worried as he sets out on a torrid stretch of tournament play, announcing that he is undergoing an MRI on his inflamed right wrist on Tuesday.

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Finally, Kuchar finds a partner for World Cup

Finally, Matt Kuchar finds a partner for World Cup

After being turned down by plenty of top-ranked U.S. players, Matt Kuchar has finally found a World Cup partner in Kevin Streelman.

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Rohrer wins again at Special Olympics championship

Rohrer wins again at Special Olympics championship

Scott Rohrer was victorious again on Oct. 20 in the Level V individual stroke-play competition at the Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational.

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Khang finds long overdue AJGA title at Ping Invite

Megan Khang finds long overdue AJGA title at Ping Invite

For Megan Khang, an AJGA title seemed long overdue. Khang will turn 16 this week, but the petite player from Rockland, Mass., seems as if she’s been on the junior golf scene forever.

Monday, October 21

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Dalke catches up to his legend

Brad Dalke, AJGA, Oklahoma, Ping Invitational, junior golf: Dalke catches up to his legend

Deep in the video archives at the Jim McLean Junior Academy lies practice-range footage of Brad Dalke, circa 2007. He wears oversized shoes, tan golf slacks and a loose-fitting polo shirt, and he chokes the life out of an iron.

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Alabama sets records, leads by 11 at Isleworth

College Men's Golf, Alabama: Sets two team, one individual record and leads by 11 at Isleworth Collegiate

It was a record-breaking type of day for the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational on Monday. The Tide lead by 11 and occupy the top two spots on the individual leaderboard after two rounds.

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Zhang showcases good form, attitude at Ping

Andy Zhang showcases good form, attitude at Ping Invitational

A year and a half after his appearance at the 2012 U.S. Open, Andy Zhang is showing some nice form on the golf course, including a runner-up performance at the AJGA Ping Invitational.

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Player of the week: Alison Lee

The freshman won the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational for her first collegiate title.

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Team of the week: UCLA

The Bruins remain undefeated this fall after winning the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational by six shots.

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Team of the week: Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State held off Georgia Tech Oct. 20 to win the U.S. Collegiate, the Cowboys’ first victory under new head coach Alan Bratton.

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Player of the week: Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech

The Georgia Tech junior posted 10-under 206 at The Golf Club of Georgia to win the U.S. Collegiate by four shots.

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Player diary: Brad Dalke (Part 10)

Player diary: Brad Dalke talks about Ping victory, England trip

Brad Dalke joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. In this installment, he talks about his victory at the AJGA Ping Invitational, as well as his trip to England for the Duke of York Trophy.

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Webb Simpson climbs to No. 17 in world rankings

Webb Simpson climbs to No. 17 in Official World Golf Ranking

Webb Simpson jumped seven spots in the latest Official World Golf Ranking, from No. 24 to No. 17, following his victory at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

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TaylorMade SLDR Fairway Woods, Rescue Clubs

TaylorMade SLDR Fairway Woods and Rescue Clubs

A low, forward CG position combined with a new slot in the sole helps the TaylorMade SLDR fairway woods and rescue clubs create more ball speed and distance.

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Increase in loft common with SLDR line

Increase in loft common with SLDR line

TaylorMade, with its new line of SLDR drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, has taken the traditional perception of loft and altered it substantially.

Sunday, October 20

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Winner's Bag: Webb Simpson at Shriners Open

Winner's Bag: Webb Simpson at Shriners Open

Webb Simpson won his fourth career PGA Tour event on Sunday after shooting a final-round 66 at the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Here is a complete list of the clubs that Webb Simpson used to win the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.

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Jaspers wins fourth Golfweek Amateur title

Joe Jaspers wins fourth Golfweek Amateur title

Joe Jaspers takes advantage of his chasers' misfortunes in winning his fourth Golfweek Amateur Tour Championship by two shots in Hilton Head Island on Sunday.

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5 Things: Simpson zips to Shriners win

5 Things: Webb Simpson zips to 6-shot Shriners win

After back-to-back birdies at Nos. 2-3, Webb Simpson opened up a six-shot lead and coasted to a win at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, well clear of the field.

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Oklahoma St. outlasts Ga. Tech at U.S. Collegiate

Oklahoma State outlasts Georgia Tech at U.S. Collegiate

Oklahoma State used a final-round, 4-under 284 to clear Georgia Tech by a single stroke at the U.S. Collegiate Championship on Sunday at the Golf Club of Georgia.

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How it Happened: Simpson wins at Shriners

How it Happened: Webb Simpson wins at Shriners Open

Webb Simpson takes a four-shot lead into the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Sunday at TPC Summerlin. Can he hold on for the victory in Las Vegas? Follow now!

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UC Davis, Chen take Hoosier Invitational titles

UC Davis, Betty Chen, Hoosier Invitational, college golf: UC Davis, Chen take Hoosier Invitational titles

UC Davis won its first tournament of the season Sunday at the Hoosier Fall Invitational. The Aggies outscored Illinois by 16 shots in the final round to break out of a tie and earn the outright win.

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Allen wins Champions Tour's Greater Hickory Classic

Michael Allen wins Champions Tour's Greater Hickory Classic

With a birdie on the first hole of a playoff, Michael Allen topped Olin Browne to win the Greater Hickory Classic for his fourth Champions Tour title.

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Early look at Isleworth pays off for UCF

Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, Men's College Golf, Central Florida: Perks to playing Isleworth G&CC and playing well at the Collegiate

One of the best perks of playing golf for Central Florida is frequent access to one of the most exclusive courses in the Orlando, Fla., area. The Knights have the opportunity to play Isleworth Golf and Country Club about 10 times a year, and that familiarity showed on Sunday at the Isleworth Intercollegiate.

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Alabama leads after first round at Isleworth

Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, College Men's Golf, Alabama, California: The Tide lead after Day 1; Trey Mullinax, Joel Stalter tied at top of individual leaderboard

With receptive greens at Isleworth Golf and Country Club on Sunday, Alabama fired an 8-under 280 to take a two shot lead at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational during the first round. The Tide were lead by Trey Mullinax, who shot a 6-under 66 and is tied on the individual leaderboard with Cal's Joel Stalter.

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McIlroy second in Korea; Kang wins after ruling

Rory McIlroy second in Korea; Sung-hoon Kang wins after ruling

Rory McIlroy's final-round 67 lifted him to second at the Kolon Korea Open – which Sung-hoon Kang won by a shot after a two-stroke penalty dropped third-round leader Hyung-tae Kim from the lead.

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Yang beats Seo in playoff for first LPGA title

Amy Yang beats Hee Kyung Seo in playoff for first LPGA title

Amy Yang birdied the first playoff hole on Sunday to beat South Korean compatriot Hee Kyung Seo and win the KEB HanaBank Championship for her first career title.

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5 Things: Jeong breaks through in Australia

5 Things: Jin Jeong finally breaks through in Australia

It’s been a three-year wait, but Jin Jeong finally made his mark in the professional game. His playoff victory over Ross Fisher was perhaps overdue. Plus, Dustin Johnson fires final-round 66 in trip Down Under.

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Marina Alex: An LPGA card and reality check

Marina Alex was third on the Symetra Tour's money list in 2013, making $39,804, and earned an LPGA tour card in the process. Now, reality sets in, as she has to figure out how to pay for life on tour.

Marina Alex was third on the Symetra Tour's money list in 2013, making $39,804, and earned an LPGA tour card in the process. Now, reality sets in, as the Vanderbilt grad has to figure out how to pay for life on the LPGA tour.

Saturday, October 19

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Oklahoma State takes lead at U.S. Collegiate

Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans lead at U.S. Collegiate

Oklahoma State took a one-shot lead Saturday at the U.S. Collegiate while Ollie Schniederjans of Georgia Tech took the outright lead individually.

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5 Things: Simpson pushes forward at Shriners Open

5 Things: Webb Simpson pushes forward at Shriners Open; Chesson Hadley 4 back

At 19-under 194, Webb Simpson, who shot 4-under 67 Saturday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, has the 54-hole lead in a PGA Tour tournament for the fifth time.

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Tee times, pairings: Shriners Open, final round

Tee times, pairings: Shriners Open, final round

Here are the tee times and pairings for the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Sunday at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

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Jaspers grabs lead at Golfweek Amateur

Joe Jaspers grabs lead at Golfweek Amateur Tour Championship

Joe Jaspers turned in a 2-under-par 70 at the Robert Cupp Course and vaulted into the lead by three shots heading into Sunday’s final round of the Golweek Amateur Tour Championship.

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How it happened: Simpson keeps Shriners lead

Tour Tracker: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Round 3

Webb Simpson used a second-round 63 Friday to grab the lead at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Can he hold onto it Saturday in Las Vegas? Find out!

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Woods' agent responds to Chamblee comments

Tiger Woods' agent speaks out about Chamblee comments

Following comments made by Brandel Chamblee in which the Golf Channel analyst gave Tiger Woods an 'F' for his 2013 PGA Tour season and implied Woods a cheater, Woods' agent Mark Steinberg spoke out about Chamblee's comments.

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Australia's Brody Ninyette leads Perth International

Australia's Brody Ninyette leads Perth International

Local West Australian golfer Brody Ninyette shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to take a one-shot lead after the third round of the Perth International.

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Nordqvist, Hull-Kirk tied for lead at KEB HanaBank

Anna Nordqvist, Katherine Hull-Kirk tied for lead at KEB HanaBank

Anna Nordqvist of Sweden shot a 2-under 70 to remain tied for the lead with Katherine Hull-Kirk of Australia after the second round of the KEB HanaBank Championship on Saturday.

Friday, October 18

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5 Things: Simpson (15 under) takes control in Vegas

5 Things: Webb Simpson (15 under) takes control in Vegas

Webb Simpson follows Thursday 64 with an 8-under 63 on Friday to take a commanding four-shot lead at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

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Tee times, pairings: Round 3, Shriners Open

Tee times, pairings: Round 3, Shriners Open

Here are the tee times and pairings for Round 3 of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

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McElvey grabs early lead at Golfweek Amateur

Zach McElvey grabs early lead at Golfweek Amateur Tour Championship

The 2013 Golfweek Amateur Tour Championship presented by Edwin Watts kicked off Friday amid perfect weather conditions as well as some near-flawless play by Zach McElvey.

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How it happened: Simpson takes Shriners lead

Tour Tracker: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Round 2

J.J. Henry went low Thursday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, firing an 11-under 60 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Can he keep it up? Follow now!

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Cleveland Smart Sole Wedges

Cleveland Smart Sole Wedges

With the release of two Smart Sole wedges, Cleveland aims to provide golfers with plenty of short-game touch.

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Georgia Tech grabs early lead at U.S. Collegiate

Behind Ollie Schniederjans' 66, Georgia Tech leads at U.S. Collegiate

Ollie Schniederjans carded a 6-under 66 to help Georgia Tech grab the first-round lead Friday at the U.S. Collegiate.

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IZOD, Susan G. Komen team up to fight breast cancer

IZOD, Susan G. Komen: Team up to fight breast cancer

IZOD and Susan G. Komen are partnering up to bring the ‘Putt Pink First’ event. Webb Simpson, Spencer Levin and Kevin Penner will all wear pink on Sunday at the Shriners Open to support the fight against breast cancer.

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Duck Dynasty's Uncle Si gives golf lessons

Duck Dynasty, Si Robertson, Golf Lessons: Duck Dynasty's Uncle Si gives golf lessons

In the Oct. 17 of Duck Dynasty, Si, the “amateur golfer but a professional golf instructor” gives four basic simple steps in playing the game of golf.

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Special Olympics set to take place at Seaview GC

Special Olympics set to take place at Seaview GC

The 2014 Special Olympics are set to take place in New Jersey this week at Mercer Oaks.

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Central Florida climbs rankings with deep roster

UCF, Knights, Emily Marron, women's golf: Central Florida climbs rankings with deep roster

Like all good coaches, Emily Marron knows that the key to success is in a competitive schedule. It’s that thinking that led Marron’s Central Florida team West last week, to the Edean Ihlanfelt Invitational in Sammamish, Wash.

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Palmer returns to women's golf at Birmingham Southern

Betty Palmer, Birmingham Southern, women's golf: Palmer returns to women's golf at Birmingham Southern

Betty Palmer’s Birmingham Southern team knows her heart lies in Alabama. That much is evident by the thick southern accent. But Palmer’s history with the Crimson Tide is so much deeper than that.

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Hedblom takes 2-stroke lead at Perth International

Peter Hedblom takes 2-stroke lead at Perth International

Peter Hedblom shot a 3-under 69 Friday to take a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the Perth International.

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Amy Yang tied for KEB HanaBank lead; Wie 2 back

Amy Yang tied for KEB HanaBank Championship lead; Michelle Wie 2 back

Amy Yang overcame early jitters while playing in her home country, shooting a 5-under 67 Friday to finish in a four-way tie for the lead after the first round of the KEB HanaBank Championship.

Thursday, October 17

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5 Things: Henry fires 60 on perfect day at Shriners

5 Things: J.J. Henry fires 60 in perfect conditions to take Shriners lead

Conditions were near perfect Thursday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and J.J. Henry took the most advantage with an opening-round 60 to take the first-round lead in Las Vegas.

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How it happened: Henry fires 60, takes Shriners lead

How it happened: Henry fires 60, takes lead at Shriners Open

Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson and others will help kick off the second event of the PGA Tour season, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Thursday at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Follow now!

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Rory McIlroy 3 shots back at Korea Open

Rory McIlroy, Korea Open: Rory McIlroy 3 shots back at Korea Open

In his first tournament since the Tour Championship, Rory McIlroy is three-shots off the lead at the OneAsia Tour’s Kolan Korea Open after a 1-under 70 in the first round.

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Mickelson: Golfer, pingpong enthusiast, former QB?

Phil Mickelson, Callaway Golf: Golfer, ping pong enthusiast, former quarterback?

Phil Mickelson is know for his ping pong skills off the golf course, which he shows off in this Instagram video on Wednesday, but did you know Lefty has an arm?

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Max Homa signs with Travis Mathew

Travis Mathew, Max Homa: Homa signs with Travis Mathews after first tournament as a professional

Travis Mathew has announced the signing of 2013 NCAA Individual champion Max Homa.

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Player diary: Bethany Wu (Part 3)

I just got back from the PING Invitational this week! It wasn’t one of my best weeks (I finished 12th at 13-over 229), but I had a ton of fun and I learned a lot!

I just got back from the PING Invitational this week! It wasn’t one of my best weeks (I finished 12th at 13-over 229), but I had a ton of fun and I learned a lot!

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Player Diary: California's Joel Stalter (Part 3)

California Golden Bears, Men's College Golf: Player Diary: California's Joel Stalter (Part 3)

Second-team All American Joel Staler will blog for Golfweek during the 2013-14 season and take you behind the scenes at college golf tournaments, on and off the course.

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Rizzo puts Miami women's golf back on the map

Patti Rizzo, Miami, Hurricanes, Kailey Walsh: Rizzo puts Miami women's golf back on the map

Patti Rizzo, a four-time winner on the LPGA, is guiding Miami up the women's college rankings. It's a dream realized for the former Hurricane.

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Notes: After slow start, Razorbacks win

College Men's Golf, Arkansas Razorbacks: After a slow start, Razorbacks comes back to win the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate

Slow start after slow start has kept Arkansas behind the eight ball heading into the second round of any tournament, yet it would often contend. This week, the team won the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate after an 18-over first round.

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SCORES: Shriners Hospital Open, Round 3

SCORES: Shriners Hospital Open, Round 3

Check out the leaderboard at the PGA Tour's Shriners Hospital event in Las Vegas.

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Matsuyama WDs from Shriners Open due to illness

Hideki Matsuyama withdrew from the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open before his opening round Thursday, citing illness.

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Jack Nicklaus to play in 2013 Father-Son Challenge

Jack Nicklaus to play in 2013 Father-Son Challenge

Jack Nicklaus plans on competing in the PNC Father-Son Challenge again this year. Only this time, he'll opt to pair with a different son.

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Under pressure, Hedblom shares lead in Perth

Under pressure, Peter Hedblom shares lead at Perth International

Needing a win to retain his European Tour card, Peter Hedblom started in cool, calm fashion Thursday by shooting a 4-under 68 for a share of the lead with Jin Jeong of South Korea and two Australians after the first round of the Perth International.

Wednesday, October 16

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Closer look: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Closer look: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Zach Johnson and Webb Simpson highlight the field for this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, which begins Thursday at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

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Scott shows mettle to win Grand Slam

Adam Scott, Grand Slam of Golf: Scott shows mettle to come back and win Grand Slam

Tour professionals normally don’t go very long without getting new clubs. In that respect, Adam Scott is much like the rest of his Tour brethren; he put his newest set of clubs in his bag just before the Presidents Cup a few weeks ago.

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Report: PGA Champ. potentially moving overseas?

Report: PGA Championship potentially moving overseas?

The PGA of America is conducting an internal study to determine if it would be viable to take the PGA Championship overseas sometime in the next decade, according to a Golf World report.

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Rude: Questions follow McIlroy all the way to Asia

Hate To Be Rude, Rory McIlroy: McIlroy returns to face lingering questions all the way in Asia

Rory McIlroy returns at this week’s Korea Open after a month off. From golf, anyway. Not from headlines. He answers question about off-course reason related to business and his girlfriend.

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Women's Midweek Report: Stanford, Duke win big

Stanford, Duke, women's college golf, Women's Midweek Report: Stanford, Duke win big

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

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Men's Midweek Report: Vincent wins 3rd title

Men's Midweek Report, College Men's Golf: Va. Tech's Vincent wins 3rd title of fall

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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Spieth plays Pine Valley and Augusta in same day

Jordan Spieth, Augusta National, Pine Valley: Spieth plays both top-ranked courses in the same day

It wasn’t a bad Tuesday for PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Jordan Spieth, 20, as he played Pine Valley and Augusta National.

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Tee times, pairings: Round 1, 2 Shriners Open

PGA Tour, Shriners Hospital for Children Open: Tee times, pairings: Round 1, 2

Tee times and pairings for the first and second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nev.

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Toy Box: Walker's driver formula: Titleist + Aldila

Toy Box: Jimmy Walker's driver formula: Titleist + Aldila

Jimmy Walker recently took half an inch off his driver to tighten his dispersion; also a look at other driver shafts in wins last week, as well as a couple of putter notes and more in our Toy Box.

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By the Numbers: California, 57

California Golden Bears, By the Numbers: Total number of combined shots in five consecutive Alister MacKenzie wins

California has won five consecutive Alister MacKenzie Invitational titles by a combined 57 shots.

Tuesday, October 15

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Oglethorpe closes fall with 19-shot victory at Raven

Oglethorpe, Golfweek Division III Invitational, LaGrange: Oglethorpe closes fall with 19-shot victory at Raven

With a 10-shot lead on the eve of the final round at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational, Oglethorpe’s strategy shifted. The beginning of the week had been based on the team’s sheer determination to redeem itself after a nightmarish end to last year’s national championship. On Tuesday, the Stormy Petrels heeded their coach’s words to play smart.

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California, Stalter sweep titles at Alister MacKenzie

California, No. 4 in the GolfweekSagarin College Rankings, won its third straight Alister MacKenzie title on Tuesday at Sonoma Golf Club.

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Methodist redeems itself with Baytowne victory

Methodist, Washington-St. Louis, Golfweek Division III Invitational: Methodist redeems itself with Baytowne victory

By the time his team had completed a title defense at Sandestin Resort’s Baytowne Golf Club on Tuesday, Methodist head coach Tom Inczauskis couldn’t help thinking, this is the way it should have been.

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Georgia State, USF’s Koepka win at AutoTrader.com

South Florida sophomore Chase Koepka won the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic on Tuesday to claim his second collegiate victory of the season.

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Cappelen, Arkansas take Crooked Stick titles

Arkansas senior Sebastian Cappelen shot 4-under 212 to earn medalist honors and rally the Razorbacks to the team victory Tuesday at the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate in Carmel, Ind.

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Freshman Lee, UCLA earn Betsy Rawls victories

UCLA freshman Alison Lee shot 12-under 204 to earn her first college victory Tuesday, leading the top-ranked Bruins to a 10-shot victory at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas.

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Port Royal’s 16th helps sort out Grand Slam field

PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Port Royal Golf Course: Dufner, A. Scott and Rose weigh in on the back-nine that caused trouble in Bermuda

The 16th hole at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton Bermuda wreaked havoc on Jason Dufner, Adam Scott, and Justin Rose during the PGA Grand Slam of Golf on Tuesday.

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Mum's the word on McIlroy-Wozniacki relationship

Rory McIlroy, Caroline Wozniacki: Mum's the word on their relationship status

Rory McIlroy didn’t give any details on a report that he and his girlfriend, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, have gone separate ways as he spoke Tuesday before the OneAsia Tour’s Kolon Korea Open.

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Cobra Baffler XL

Cobra Baffler XL line expands iconic name

The Cobra Baffler is an iconic name, forever linked with a utility club that could be hit from virtually any lie. But its legacy soon will expand to an entire family of clubs.

Renowned Carolinas amateur Bill Harvey, 82, dies

Bill Harvey, a prolific amateur champion whose titles include the 1963 Porter Cup and three Carolinas Amateurs, died Oct. 13 at his home in Greensboro, N.C., after a long fight with cancer. He was 82.

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Team of the week: Northwestern

Team of the week, Northwestern Wildcats: Won its second team title of the season at the Rod Myers Invitational

Northwestern won its second team title of the season at the Rod Myers Invitational at The Duke Golf Club on Oct. 13.

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Player of the week: Scott Vincent, Virginia Tech

Player of the week, Scott Vincent, Virginia Tech: Won his third title in four events this season at Bank of Tenn.

Virginia Tech junior Scott Vincent won the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate for his third collegiate title in four starts this season on Oct. 13.

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Guan ready to defend Asia-Pacific Amateur title

Tianlang Guan: Talks Masters, defending Asia-Pacific Amateur title and life after the Masters

Tianlang Guan, the Chinese teen who made headlines at the 2013 Masters, is back to defend his title at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship on Oct. 24-27 at Nanshan International Golf Club in Shandong, China.

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Player of the week: Stephanie Miller, Illinois

The freshman shot 3-under 213 (74-70-69) at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, Iowa to win the Diane Thomason Invitational by 10 shots.

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Team of the week: Duke

The Blue Devils won the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational on Oct. 13 by 11 shots.

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Remembering an LPGA legend: Louise Suggs recalls highlights of fruitful career

Louise Suggs remembers the first time she played in a golf tournament. She shot 92 to qualify for the championship flight but was practically in tears.

Louise Suggs remembers the first time she played in a golf tournament. She shot 92 to qualify for the championship flight but was practically in tears.

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Andrew Jacobe (No. 54, 2015) commits to Vanderbilt

Andrew Jacobe of Houston has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Vanderbilt in 2015.

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Player Diary: Ashlan Ramsey (Part 13)

Ashlan Ramsey, Clemson, Women's College Golf: Golfweek.com staff player blogger for the 2013-14 season

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

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Sunice announces its spring 2014 outerwear

Golf shirt, golf fashion: Sunice announces its spring 2014 outerwear

Sunice has announced its spring 2014 outerwear collection. According to Sunice, the color is bold and full of style and technology.

Monday, October 14

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Dalke wins Ping for 3rd AJGA invitational victory

Brad Dalke wins Ping for 3rd AJGA invitational; Megan Khang wins girls title

Brad Dalke, of Hobart, Okla., outlasted 15-year-old Andy Zhang of Reunion, Fla., to capture the boys-division title at the AJGA Ping Invitational Monday in Stillwater, Okla. It's Dalke's third AJGA invitational victory.

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Washington-St. Louis cuts Methodist lead at Sandestin

Washington-St. Louis cuts Methodist lead at Sandestin

After two rounds at the Golfweek Division III Invitational, only one team is within 20 shots of Methodist.

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Oglethorpe extends D-3 lead behind Maccaglia

Oglethorpe, Anthony Maccaglia, Golfweek Division III Invitational: Oglethorpe extends lead behind Maccaglia's comeback

By the time Anthony Maccaglia reached his 10th hole Monday at Sandestin Resort’s Raven Course, he already was 5 over. Oglethorpe head coach Jim Owen was ready to give Maccaglia’s sturdy shoulders a rest.

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A major champion’s reward: Trip to paradise

From Adam Scott to Justin Rose to Jason Dufner, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf is an indication of a year to remember in each of their respective careers.

From Adam Scott to Justin Rose to Jason Dufner, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf is an indication of a year to remember in each of their respective careers.

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By The Numbers: Illinois' Stephanie Miller, 21

By The Numbers: Illinois' Stephanie Miller, 21

Illinois' Stephanie Miller became the first freshman in 21 years to win an individual title for the Illini with her victory Oct. 13 at the Diane Thomason Invitational.

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Report: Coastal Carolina awaits NCAA response

Report: Coastal Carolina awaits NCAA response

Coastal Carolina is waiting for the NCAA to respond to the school's report of violations made by former men's coach Allen Terrell, who resigned before the fall season, according to The Sun News of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Walker, Lynn move inside OWGR top 50

Jimmy Walker, David Lynn move inside OWGR top 50

Jimmy Walker and David Lynn, both coming off victories Sunday, moved inside the top 50 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.

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Adams XTD Forged irons

Adams XTD Forged irons

Adams' latest set of irons for better players – XTD Forged – comes with two low-spinning hybrids and irons with slots designed to boost ball speed.

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Adams XTD driver and fairway woods

Adams XTD driver and fairway woods

Adams Golf soon will launch its XTD driver, which features Cut-Through Velocity Slots designed to amplify trampoline effect. The XTD Ti fairway woods are made of titanium and have slots of their own.

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DIGITAL EXTRA: PGA Tour Season Preview

DIGITAL EXTRA: PGA Tour Season Preview

From 10 Web.com Tour graduates to watch -- including John Peterson -- to Jeff Rude's take on the wraparound season to reports from the LPGA, European Tour and the Forecaddie, check out our easy-to-read Season Preview.

Sunday, October 13

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Brad Dalke takes lead at AJGA Ping Invitational

Brad Dalke takes Ping Invitational lead; 3 tied for girls-division lead

Brad Dalke put himself in position to win his third AJGA invitational title on Sunday, firing a 2-under 70 in the second round of the AJGA Ping Invitational at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla.

World team snaps ISPS Handa Cup skid with victory

It took eight tries, but the LPGA Legends Tour finally witnessed a breakthrough in its premier team event on Sunday after a 27-21 victory by the World team at the ISPS Handa Cup.

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Cochran closes strong in SAS Championship victory

Russ Cochran closes strong with 4 straight birdies in SAS Championship victory

Russ Cochran holed an 8-foot putt on the final hole Sunday for his fourth straight birdie and a one-stroke victory over David Frost in the SAS Championship.

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5 Things: Jimmy Walker wins Frys.com title

5 Things: Jimmy Walker wins Frys.com Open for 1st PGA Tour title

With 23-year-old Brooks Koepka faltering down the stretch, Jimmy Walker took advantage, shooting a final-round 5-under 66 to capture his first PGA Tour victory Sunday at the Frys.com Open.

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Winner's Bag: Jimmy Walker, 2013 Frys.com Open

Winner's Bag: Jimmy Walker, 2013 Frys.com Open

Jimmy Walker won the first event of the 2013-14 PGA Tour season, shooting 66 on Sunday at CordeValle Golf Club to claim the Frys.com Open. Here is a complete list of the clubs Walker used to earn his first PGA Tour title.

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How it happened: Walker wins first Tour title

How it happened: Jimmy Walker wins first Tour title

Former All-American at Florida State Brooks Koepka takes a two-shot lead into the final round of the Frys.com Open at CordeValle. Can he get his first professional win on U.S. soil? Follow our Tracker now!

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Virginia rallies to win; Tech's Vincent takes 3rd title

Virginia rallies to win; Virginia Tech's Scott Vincent adds 3rd title of fall

Paced by Denny McCarthy's 6-under 66 and Ji Soo Park's 67, Virginia rallied past rival Virginia Tech to win the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate on Sunday.

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Fitzpatrick, Perry share title in Northwestern victory

Matt Fitzpatrick co-medalist in Northwestern victory at

U.S. Amateur champion and Northwestern freshman Matt Fitzpatrick captured his first college victory Oct. 13 when he was named co-medalist with senior teammate Jack Perry at the Rod Myers Invitational.

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Clemson's Ramsey, Duke win Tar Heel titles

Clemson's Ashlan Ramsey, Duke win Tar Heel Invite titles

Ashlan Ramsey won her second consecutive college title with a four-shot victory at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational at Chapel Hill, N.C.

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Lindsey, Texas-Tyler chase Methodist at Baytowne

Laura Lindsey, Texas-Tyler, Golfweek D-III Invitational: Lindsey, Texas-Tyler chase Methodist at beloved Baytowne

Not even 12 hours in the Texas-Tyler team van could get Laura Lindsey down. Coming to Sandestin Resort, after all, is like coming to Disney World.

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Oglethorpe leads as team seeks revenge at Raven

Oglethorpe, Golfweek Division III Invitational, Raven Golf Club: Oglethorpe leads as team seeks revenge at the Raven

Oglethorpe came to town with a tagline, and an alliterative one at that. This week’s theme for the Stormy Petrels is “Revenge at the Raven.”

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Euro Tour to pressure stars to play more in Europe

The European Tour plans to pressure its players based in the U.S. to compete more in Europe. But that doesn't necessarily mean change is coming.

The European Tour plans to pressure its players based in the U.S. to compete more in Europe. But that doesn't necessarily mean change is coming.

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5 Things: David Lynn wins Portugal Masters

The final European Tour event to be played in Continental Europe this year produced much drama and emotion. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the Portugal Masters:

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Lexi Thompson wins second career LPGA title

Lexi Thompson wins second career LPGA title

American teenager Lexi Thompson shot a 2-under 69 on Sunday to win the LPGA Malaysia title by four strokes.

Saturday, October 12

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5 Things: Koepka maintains lead at Frys.com

5 Things, PGA Tour Frys.com Open, Brooks Koepka: Maintains lead at CordeValle

Brooks Koepka continues to hold the lead at the Frys.com Open and is looking for his first professional win on American soil after a 4-under 67 in the third round.

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Pairings, tee times: Round 4, Frys.com Open

Pairings, tee times: Round 4, Frys.com Open

Tee times and pairings for the final round of the Frys.com Open at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.

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Methodist looks for new beginning at Baytowne

Golfweek Division III Invitational, Methodist, Oglethorpe, LaGrange: Methodist looks for new beginning at Baytowne

Tom Inczauskis has mixed feelings at the sight of Sandestin Resort’s Baytowne Course.

World leads LPGA Legends Tour’s ISPS Handa Cup

Some golf history could be made on Sunday at the LPGA Legends Tour’s ISPS Handa Cup as the World leads 14-10 after opening day at Hermitage Golf Club.

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How it happened: Koepka leads by 2 at Frys.com

Tour Tracker: Round 3, Frys.com Open

Brooks Koepka, a three-time winner on the Challenge Tour this season, leads by two heading into the final round at the Frys.com Open at CordeValle. See how it all unfolded in our Tracker.

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By the Numbers: Matt Fitzpatrick, 26

By The Numbers, Northwestern, Matt Fitzpatrick: Went 26 holes by making a bogey at the Rod Meyers Invitational

By The Numbers: Northwestern freshman Matt Fitzpatrick went 26 holes before making his first bogey at the Rod Myers Invitational.

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Kim, Vu lead at the Ping Invitational

AJGA, Ping Invitational: Justin Kim and Lilia Vu lead after Round 1 of the Ping Invitational

Justin Kim of Fullerton, Calif., and Lilia Vu of Fountain Valley, Calif., lead after the first round of the Ping Invitational in Stillwater, Okla.

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Cochran leads SAS Championship by 2

Russ Cochran shot his second straight 6-under 66 on Saturday for a two-stroke lead at the SAS Championship.

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Three-year-old makes chip shots in living room

Michael Patton is making chip shots in his living room with ease -- and he's only three-years-old!

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Jamieson ties Euro record; Waring leads in Portugal

European Tour, Portugal, Scott Jamieson, Paul Waring: Jamieson ties European Tour record with 60; Waring leads by two

Englishman Paul Waring leads the Portugal Masters by two after a third-round 4-under 67 for a 16-under 197 total. Scott Jamieson tied a European Tour record with a 60 in the third round.

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Thompson takes 3-shot lead in Malaysia

LPGA Tour, Malaysia, Lexi Thompson: Three-shot lead heading into the final round at Kuala Lumpur G&CC

Lexi Thompson shot a 5-under 66 during the third round of the LPGA Malaysia to take a three-shot lead over South Korea’s Ilhee Lee at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club’s East course.

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Nistrup, Shanahan among five freshmen to watch

Caroline Nistrup, Sloan Shanahan, college golf: Nistrup, Shanahan among five unsung freshmen to watch

The transition to college golf isn’t an easy one, even for the country’s top juniors. Here are five impressive freshmen you may not have heard of but are worth remembering.

Friday, October 11

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Pairings, tee times: Round 3, Frys.com Open

Tee times and pairings for the third round of the Frys.com Open at CordeValle GC in San Martin, Calif.

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5 Things: Brooks Koepka grabs Frys.com lead

Brooks Koepka won three times last season on the European Challenge Tour. Now he's hoping to notch his first PGA Tour victory after taking the second-round lead at the Frys.com Open.

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How it Happened: Koepka leads Frys.com

Tour Tracker: Round 2, Frys.com Open

Jeff Overton got his 2013-14 season started on the right foot, as he'll take a one-shot lead into the second round of the PGA Tour's Frys.com Open at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. Follow Round 2 now!

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Anderson medalist at 2nd stage of LPGA Q-School

Amy Anderson, LPGA Q-School, Stage II, Anderson medalist at second stage of LPGA Q-School

Amy Anderson held onto her third-round lead at the second stage of LPGA Q-School to take home medalist honors on Friday.

Pairings, tee times for ISPA Handa Cup

The ISPS Handa Cup is one of the premier events on the LPGA’s Legends Tour and its eighth staging at Hermitage Golf Club on the outskirts of Nashville figures to be something special.

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Three-way tie for lead at SAS Championship

Russ Cochran, Larry Nelson and Mark Mouland each shot 6-under 66 in the first round the Champions Tour’s SAS Championship at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, N.C.

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Lynn, Otto, Waring lead Portugal Masters

Paul Waring shot an 8-under 63 Friday to tie for the lead with fellow Englishman David Lynn and South Africa's Hennie Otto after the second round of the Portugal Masters.

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Day plays hockey with the Columbus Blue Jackets

Jason Day, Columbus Blue Jackets: Day gets on the ice for the first time with his hometown team

Hockey players usually make for good golfers, but do golfers make for good hockey players? Jason Day, a Columbus, Ohio, native took to the ice on Oct. 8 with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Thompson trails Lee by a shot at LPGA Malaysia

Ilhee Lee of South Korea kept her lead in the LPGA Malaysia on Friday while 18-year-old American Lexi Thompson shot an 8-under 63 Friday and was one stroke behind after two rounds.

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Player diary: Davidson's Todd Eckstein (Part 3)

The college golf season is a series of marathons within one big marathon. College blogger Todd Eckstein, a Davidson junior, talks about the 36-hole day.

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A look at 2013 PGA Tour winners' bags

DIGITAL EXTRA: A complete look at 2013 PGA Tour winners' bags

Take a tour through all 40 winners' bags on the PGA Tour in 2013, as well as commentary from David Dusek and Jim Achenbach in our easy-to-read, year-end look back at the year in equipment.

Thursday, October 10

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5 Things: Overton's 64 gives him Frys.com lead

5 Things, Frys.com Open: Overton fires 64 to grab first-round lead at CordeValle

The 2013-14 PGA Tour season began Thursday with the first round of the Frys.com Open at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. And it's Jeff Overton who is the first first-round leader of the season after shooting a 7-under 64.

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How it happened: Overton leads by 1 at CordeValle

Tour Tracker: Frys.com Open, Round 1 at CordeValle

The 2013-14 PGA Tour season begins Thursday with the first round of the Frys.com Open at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. Follow the first-round action now!

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McCoy wins his lifelong dream: a USGA title

Michael McCoy, USGA, U.S. Mid-Amateur: Nice guy McCoy wins his life long goal of a USGA Championship

Mike McCoy has been a dominating presence in his home state of Iowa for nearly a quarter century. Now he has added the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship to his resume.

Sellinger lives his dream with growth of long driving

World Long Drive Championship

If it seems as if Art Sellinger has been around forever, that's because he has, more or less. Sellinger, 48, won the National Long Drive Championship in 1986, the beginning of a long-drive career that included the '91 title and never stopped expanding.

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Ilhee Lee leads after 1st round of LPGA Malaysia

Ilhee Lee leads after 1st round of LPGA Malaysia

South Korea's Ilhee Lee shot a 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over Brittany Lang after the opening round of the LPGA Malaysia on Thursday.

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Seven-way tie for lead at Portugal Masters

Seven-way tie for lead at Portugal Masters

Alviro Quiros' knowledge of his home course was of little advantage as six others tied the 2008 champion for the lead after the first round of the Portugal Masters on Thursday.

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McIlroy, former President Clinton play golf

Rory McIlroy, Bill Clinton: Played golf together in Ireland on Oct. 10

Former President Bill Clinton and Rory McIlroy played golf together on Oct. 10 in Ireland.

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McCoy crowned U.S. Mid-Amateur champ

USGA, U.S. Mid-Amateur, Michael McCoy: Crowned champion after 8 and 6 victory over Bill Williamson

Michael McCoy was crowned the 33rd U.S. Mid-Amateur champion on Thursday when he defeated Bill Williamson, 8 and 6, at the Country Club of Birmingham (Ala.).

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Potter tops Shirley for U.S. Women's Mid-Am title

USGA, U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur, Julia Potter: Defeats Margaret Shirley for title

Julia Potter of Granger, Ind., defeated Margaret Shirley of Rosewell, Ga., in 19 holes, to win the 27th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship on Thursday.

Legends Tour's ISPS Handa Cup starts Oct. 11

The biggest season in the 13-year history of the LPGA Legends Tour reaches a climax this week with the eighth playing of the ISPS Handa Cup at Hermitage Golf Club.

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NBC, PGA extend Ryder Cup TV deal

Ryder Cup, PGA, NBC: Extend Ryder Cup TV deal

The PGA of America and NBC announced Oct. 10 that the Ryder Cup will remain on NBC through 2030 as part of a 15-year contract extension.

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Men's golf: How top freshmen have fared so far

College Men's Golf, Top-10 Fab Freshmen: Fab freshmen's top finishes this season

It’s early in the college golf season (yes, we know), but some fab freshman have made more of an impact than others. Take a look at our preseason top-10 fab freshman and how they have fared in their first couple of tournaments for their respective teams.

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Q&A: Wake Forest women's team's Dittrich

Q & A: Wake Forest women's team's Natalie Dittrich

A recent conversation with Natalie Dittrich, president of the Wake Forest women’s club golf, yielded some interesting perspective on the future of women’s golf.

Portland State, Choi win Price's Give 'Em Five titles

Portland State, Choi win Price's Give 'Em Five titles

Portland State handed recently hired coach Kailin Downs her first tournament victory with a school record-setting triumph Oct. 9 at the Price’s Give ’Em Five Intercollegiate at New Mexico State’s Championship course in Las Cruces.

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Q&A: Xavier club golf president Janisse

Q&A: Xavier club golf president John Janisse

Amid hundreds of student leaders and club presidents worthy of recognition, John Janisse of Xavier has done an exceptionally good job transforming a dying club into the top club on his campus.

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Notes: No finish line in sight yet for Pettersen

Suzann Pettersen's desire to be more relaxed on the golf course helped her win back-to-back LPGA tournaments earlier this season. Now she's focused on adding to her trophy collection.

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Rude: Tour's 'off-season' leaves little room for rest

Rude: PGA Tour's 'off-season' leaves little room for rest

Took a cat nap after the Presidents Cup and woke up to find a new PGA Tour season upon us. That’s golf for you.

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Ko, 16, has proved she is ready for the LPGA stage

Lydia Ko, 16, has proved she is ready for the LPGA stage

Lydia Ko, ranked as high as No. 4 in the world, has decided to turn pro in time for next month's CME Titleholders and has petitioned the LPGA for status despite being only 16. Her acceptance should be a mere formality.

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Funk, 57, makes return to the PGA Tour

Fred Funk, 57, makes return to the PGA Tour via exemption

At 57 years old, Fred Funk is making his return to the PGA Tour. Funk will use his one-time exemption for being in the top 50 on the career money list. He'll make his first start of the season Thursday at the Frys.com Open at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.

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SCORES: Frys.com Open, Round 4

SCORES: Frys.com Open, Round 4

A look at the Frys.com Open leaderboard from California.

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Erik Compton receives inaugural Courage Award

Erik Compton receives inaugural Courage Award

Erik Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, became the inaugural winner of the PGA Tour Courage Award on Wednesday.

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5 Things: 2013 AJGA Ping Invitational preview

2013 AJGA Ping Invitational, junior golf, preview, Cameron Champ, Nicole Morales, Jacob Joiner, Brad Dalke

The AJGA Ping Invitational is set to begin Saturday at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla. Here are 5 Things you need to know before the tournament gets underway!

Wednesday, October 9

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McCoy, Williamson to meet in U.S. Mid-Am final

U.S. Mid-Amateur, USGA, match play, championship

Michael McCoy and Bill Williamson both delivered dominating performances Wednesday at the 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur, and both will meet Thursday in the championship match.

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Nike Method MOD putters

New Nike Method MOD putters expand line

Nike expands its family of Method putters with four new models that give classic designs a modern twist.

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Shirley, Potter advance to Women's Mid-Am final

Margaret Shirley defeated four-time U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion Meghan Stasi in 19 holes Wednesday to advance to the championship match of the 2013 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur.

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Stanford, Stackhouse win Edean Ihlanfeldt titles

Stanford women's golf, Mariah Stackhouse, Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational

Stanford's women's team notched its first victory of the season Wednesday, capturing the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational by 27 shots.

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Wilson Staff FG Tour M3

Wilson announces Staff FG Tour M3 drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons

Wilson Golf is rolling out an entire new family of clubs under its Staff banner. The FG Tour M3 includes fairway woods, hybrids, irons and Wilson's first adjustable driver.

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By The Numbers: Illinois, 2

Two was the number for the Illinois men's golf team, which notched back-to-back victories for the second time in its last six events and broke the school's 18-hole scoring record in two of the three rounds at the Macdonald Cup Oct. 6 in New Haven, Conn.

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Report: Ko petitions LPGA to play as pro

Report: Lydia Ko petitions LPGA to play as pro at Titleholders

Would-be million-dollar winner Lydia Ko, who at age 16 is twice a winner on the LPGA as an amateur, is petitioning the tour to play its CME Group Titleholders tournament, according to reports.

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Men's Midweek Report: Alabama 2-0 to start fall

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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Women's Midweek Report: OSU wins overdue title

Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Schooner Fall Clasic, college golf, Women's Midweek Report: OSU wins overdue title

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

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Notes: Tough teams, heavy workloads, more

Notes: Tough teams at Presidents Cup, heavy workloads, more

The U.S. kept its opponents without a lead in 11 Presidents Cup matches, while the Internationals did so just three times; plus more in our PGA Tour notes.

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Tee times: Frys.com Open, Rounds 1-2

Here are the tee times and pairings for the first and second rounds of the Frys.com Open at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif.

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Mickelson falls short of singular-sensation status

Phil Mickelson falls short of singular-sensation status

Left-hander Phil Mickelson, a future hall-of-famer, is now 6-10-3 in singles play -- 2-5-3 in the Presidents Cup, 4-5-0 in the Ryder Cup.

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New year already wraps around for Tour

New year already wraps around for PGA Tour

Three members of the 2013 Presidents Cup teams are teeing it up at this week's Frys.com Open: Angel Cabrera, Marc Leishman and Hideki Matsuyama. Plus, Monday qualifying drew some notables.

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Johnstone brings lighter side to Internationals

Tony Johnstone brings lighter side to Internationals' week

Tony Johnstone was in the team room and on the course at the Presidents Cup, one of Internationals captain Nick Price’s trusted assistants, a savvy veteran of this global golf business and a lifelong friend.

Tuesday, October 8

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Potter, Stasi keep winning at U.S. Women's Mid-Am

Julia Potter, Meghan Stasi keep winning at U.S. Women's Mid-Am

Trying to become the first medalist to win the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur since 2000, Julia Potter won two tough matches Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals in Asheville, N.C.

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Marsh knocks off 4-time Mid-Am champ Smith

Kevin Marsh knocks off 4-time U.S. Mid-Am champ Nathan Smith

2005 champion Kevin Marsh took out four-time winner Nathan Smith on Tuesday at the U.S. Mid-Amateur, then went on to edge Keith Unikel to reach the quarterfinals in Birmingham, Ala.

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Alabama goes wire-to-wire for Jerry Pate title

Alabama, Trey Mullinax, Jerry Pate Intercollegiate, college golf: Alabama goes wire-to-wire for Jerry Pate title

Alabama won its own Jerry Pate Intercollegiate on Tuesday in wire-to-wire fashion. It’s the second tournament title of the season for the Crimson Tide.

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Rodgers leads Stanford to Erin Hills victory

Patrick Rodgers, Stanford, Erin Hills Intercollegiate, college golf: Rodgers leads Stanford to Erin Hills victory

Stanford's Patrick Rodgers shot 7-under 209 to win the inaugural Erin Hills Intercollegiate and pace the Cardinal to an eight-stroke victory Tuesday.

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OSU's Yang tries to fast-track her golf education

Julie Yang, Oklahoma State, LPGA Q-School, college golf: OSU's Yang tries to fast-track her golf education

Julie Yang looks at this week’s LPGA Q-School adventure as a win-win situation. Finish in the top 80 to advance to the final stage, and she’s one step closer to her dream. Go bust, and she’s back in Stillwater, Okla., for the weekend, soaking up college life.

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Buccaneers rally for 11-shot Wolfpack victory

East Tennessee State, Wolfpack Intercollegiate, college golf: Bucs rally for 11-shot Wolfpack victory

East Tennessee State won the Wolfpack Intercollegiate by double digits on Tuesday after a final-round rally.

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Toy Box: Mickelson experiments at Presidents Cup

Toy Box: Phil Mickelson experiments at Presidents Cup

Phil Mickelson has no qualms switching clubs. Case in point: At the Presidents Cup he carried no driver on the first day, using a Callaway X Hot 3Deep off the tee, then on Day 2 played the TaylorMade SLDR.

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Flexibility, versatility fuel Sadlowski's power

Long-drive legends: Flexibility, versatility fuel Sadlowski's power

In recent decades, two dominant figures have emerged in long driving, both from Alberta, Canada, and both bombers of the highest order.

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Purdue pair highlights second stage of LPGA Q-School

The second stage of LPGA Q-School begins todayat Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Fla. The field consists of 195 LPGA Tour hopefuls.

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Snedeker, Kuchar test Bridgestone ball prototypes

Brandt Snedeker, Matt Kuchar test Bridgestone ball prototypes

Bridgestone staff players Brandt Snedeker and Matt Kuchar used unnamed prototype golf balls at the Presidents Cup; the manufacturer didn’t try to hide their identity.

Monday, October 7

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Boland tops stroke-play medalist at U.S. Mid-Am

Boland tops stroke-play medalist Mattare at U.S. Mid-Amateur

Davis Boland topped stroke-play medalist Matthew Mattare while the next two top seeds advanced, as did four-time champion Nathan Smith, after the first round of match play in the 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur.

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Medalist Potter survives close call at Women's Mid

Julia Potter, U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur, USGA: Potter rides narrow victory into next round at Women's Mid-Amateur

Medalist Julia Potter remains after the first round of match play at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. The 25-year-old defeated Stacy Dennis, 2 up, at the top of the bracket on Monday.

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In parting shot, McIlroy sues Horizon

In parting shot, Rory McIlroy sues Horizon Sports

Rory McIlroy is suing Horizon Sports just days after he split from the management company. The dispute, which Irish media reports say concerns commissions paid by McIlroy to Horizon, was filed in Commercial Court in Dublin. The move comes after McIlroy left Horizon to form his own firm.

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Senate bill targets tax-exempt status of pro golf

Senate bill targets tax-exempt status of sports, pro golf

Congress is considering a bill that would strip the tax-exempt status of sports leagues, potentially affecting how the PGA Tour and LPGA do business.

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Oklahoma State wins inaugural Schooner Classic

Oklahoma State, Schooner Fall Classic, Belmar Golf Club: Oklahoma State wins inaugural Schooner Classic

After two close calls to start the season, Oklahoma State claimed the elusive team victory Monday at the Schooner Fall Classic.

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No World Golf Hall of Fame induction in 2014

There will be no World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2014, according to a statement released Monday.

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LPGA loses honest voice as Lewis exits Twitter

Stacy Lewis’ recent exit from golf’s Twitterverse is disappointing. Rare is the athlete who speaks her mind on a regular basis.

Stacy Lewis’ recent exit from golf’s Twitterverse is disappointing. Rare is the athlete who speaks her mind on a regular basis.

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Player diary: Nicole Morales (Part 2)

Nicole Morales, Mike Bender Academy, player diary: Morales transitions to Florida, prepares for Karsten

Golfweek junior blogger Nicole Morales is getting used to life in Florida, and gearing up for the Ping Invitational.

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AJGA names 2013 HP Scholastic All-Americans

The AJGA has announced its list of HP Scholastic Junior All-Americans for 2013. The team consists of 12 boys and 12 girls who demonstrate the ability to excel both on the golf course and in the classroom.

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Closer look: The field for the Frys.com Open

Closer look: The field for the PGA Tour's Frys.com Open

Defending champion Jonas Blixt won't be the only notable in the field for the Frys.com Open, which begins Thursday. He'll be joined by 2013 Presidents Cuppers, 2013 Web.com Tour Finals participants and 2013 PGA Tour winners.

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Liu, McNealy each card 72 in Stanford debuts

Making their first collegiate starts, Jim Liu and Maverick McNealy each shot even-par 72 for the Stanford Cardinal at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate, which runs Sunday-Tuesday at Erin Hills Golf Course in Hartford, Wis.

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Team of the week: Mercer

Mercer won the Brickyard Collegiate Championship on Oct. 6 by two shots.

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Player of the week: Caleb Sturgeon, South Carolina

South Carolina’s Caleb Sturgeon captured his second collegiate victory at the Badger Invitational on Oct. 1.

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Player of the week: Lindsey Weaver, Arizona

Lindsey Weaver, Arizona, Windy City, player of the week: Lindsey Weaver, Arizona

The sophomore won the individual title at the Windy City Collegiate on Oct. 1, notching her first victory as a Wildcat.

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Team of the week: Mississippi State

Mississippi State, Old Waverly Bulldog Classic, college golf, team of the week: Mississippi State

The Bulldogs won their home event, the Old Waverly Bulldog Classic, by 21 shots on Oct. 2.

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Golf & Gridirons: Texas scores big points for golf lineup

Golf & Gridirons: Texas scores big points for golf lineup

There is little bigger than the Red River Rivalry in the states of Oklahoma and Texas, but the fun doesn't stop at football, as the golf in Texas is top notch as well.

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By The Numbers: Iowa State, 3

Three was the number for the Iowa State men's team as it notched its third straight runner-up finish of the fall, at the David Toms Intercollegiate.

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William Woods teammates share double-eagle bond

Julian Taylor, Billy McKenzie, William Woods, NAIA, double eagle: William Woods teammates share double-eagle bond

Julian Taylor, a junior, and Billy McKenzie, a freshman, pulled off a rare double Oct. 1 at the William Woods Invitational. Each double eagled the par-5 17th at Tanglewood Golf Course, the Owls’ home course, within 30 minutes of each other.

Sunday, October 6

SE Louisiana captures David Toms crown

The Southeastern Louisiana men's team rolled to a 16-shot victory at the David Toms Intercollegiate, easily besting a field that included three of the nation's top 30 teams.

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Potter medalist at U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur

Julia Potter, U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur, Biltmore Forest, USGA: Potter medalist at U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur

Julia Potter maintained her five-shot lead from Round 1 of U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur stroke-play qualifying to win medalist honors in a U.S. Golf Assocation event for the first time in her career.

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SPECIAL EDITION: Presidents, Day 4

SPECIAL EDITION: Presidents, Day 4

From the Forecaddie to Jeff Rude's take on the U.S. victory to a match-by-match breakdown of Sunday's action, we take an easy-to-read look at the final day at the Presidents Cup.

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Continental Europe reclaims Seve Trophy

Continental Europe reclaims Seve Trophy from GB&I

"They were determined to win," Continental Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal said of his Seve Trophy-winning squad. "Sometimes the determination helps and I think it did this time."

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Presidents Cup scores, results

Presidents Cup scores, results

Scores, player records and daily results from the U.S.' win in the 2013 Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.

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Mattare earns U.S. Mid-Amateur medalist honors

U.S. Mid-Amateur golf: Matthew Mattare earns stroke-play victory

New Jersey's Matthew Mattare one-putted his last seven holes Sunday to finish as the stroke-play medalist at the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Birmingham (Ala.), where four full days of match play start Monday.

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Notes: Tiger's health; Muirfield Village's rain; more

Notes: Tiger Woods' health; Muirfield Village's rain; more

Tiger Woods' back has been an issue for a while and clearly bothered him this week, especially with all the starts and stops because of the weather; plus rain and more in our Presidents Cup notes.

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Freshman Nistrup guides LSU to Schooner lead

LSU, Carolina Nistrup, Schooner Fall Classic, Oklahoma: Freshman Nistrup guides LSU to Schooner lead

LSU climbed into the lead Sunday at the Schooner Fall Classic on the shoulders of freshman Caroline Nistrup’s 5-under 65.

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5 Things: Feng's exciting finish yields homeland win

Shanshan Feng, Reignwood LPGA Classic, Beijing, China: Feng's exciting finish leads to victory on home turf

Shanshan Feng delivered a show for her home crowd Sunday at the Reignwood LPGA Classic.

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5 Things: U.S. cruises; Tiger ails again; more

5 Things: U.S. cruises at Presidents Cup; Tiger ails again; more

The U.S. continued its dominance of the Presidents Cup, winning for the eighth time since its inception in 1994. “Everyone that I've seen on their team has played really beautiful golf," Aussie Adam Scott said.

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Mercer holds off Ga. Tech, wins Brickyard

College Mens Golf, Mercer: Holds off Georgia Tech for victory at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship

With the likes of No. 4 Georgia Tech trying to chase them down, Mercer – in its home event – held on to win the Brickyard Collegiate Championship on Sunday.

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How it Happened: U.S. wins Presidents Cup

How it Happened: U.S. wins Presidents Cup

Sunday morning will see the conclusion of Saturday-afternoon four ball matches at the Presidents Cup, with singles matches set to begin right behind as the U.S. looks to build on its five-point lead.

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Spots on '14 Euro Tour up for grabs in Portugal

Spots on 2014 Euro Tour up for grabs in Portugal

While the field will chase the Portugal Masters title, there is a secondary storyline that will be a focus: Getting inside the top 110 spots on the European Tour money list to earn a spot on the 2014 Tour.

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Feng's late eagle gives her Reignwood Classic win

Shanshan Feng's late eagle gives her Reignwood Classic win

China's Shanshan Feng eagled the par-5 18th hole after her second shot approach hit the pin for a 68 Sunday and a one-stroke victory in the smog-affected Reignwood Classic, the LPGA's first tournament in Beijing.

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Presidents Cup: Sunday singles pairings

Presidents Cup: Sunday singles pairings

With the U.S. leading the Presidents Cup, 14-8, after a dominating morning on Sunday, here is a look at the singles pairings that will conclude the competition.

Saturday, October 5

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SPECIAL EDITION: Presidents Cup, Day 3

SPECIAL EDITION: Presidents Cup, Day 3

From the Forecaddie to Jim McCabe's take on the U.S. weathering the storm to Jeff Rude's commentary, check out our easy-to-read review of Day 3 at the Presidents Cup.

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Presidents Cup, Day 3: A long, hard slog for viewers

TV coverage, Notah Begay, Presidents Cup, Day 3: A long, hard slog for viewers

Somewhere early in the afternoon foursomes matches, with the International team leading in all five matches, a perverse thought crossed my mind: What the U.S. team really needs is a rain delay so it can regroup.

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White, Marsh lead U.S. Mid-Am stroke play

Todd White, Kevin Marsh, U.S. Mid-Amateur: White, Marsh lead U.S. Mid-Am stroke play

Todd White and Kevin Marsh lead the U.S. Mid-Amateur after the first round at Country Club of Birmingham. Both fortysomethings opened with 4-under 66 for a one-shot edge in stroke-play qualifying.

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Waterlogged Price still sees glass half full

Waterlogged Price still sees glass half full at Presidents Cup

The Internationals pretty much need to have everything fall right if they are to make the uphill climb and overcome a five-point deficit to win their second Presidents Cup.

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Potter posts 69 for 5-shot Women's Mid-Am lead

Julia Potter, U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur: Potter posts 69 for 5-shot Women's Mid-Am lead

Julia Potter was the only player to shoot under par Saturday in Round 1 of stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. The 25-year-old leads by five.

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Johnson's hole-out caps strong day for U.S.

Zach Johnson's hole-out caps strong day for U.S.

Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner flipped the opening match of the afternoon -- the only one to be played to completion -- and suddenly, the U.S. has opened up a five-point advantage heading into Sunday.

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Oklahoma State, Arizona State share Schooner lead

Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Schooner Fall Classic, college golf: Oklahoma State, Arizona State share Schooner lead

Oklahoma State and Arizona State are tied atop the Schooner Fall Classic leaderboard after Round 1 at Belmar Golf Club in Norman, Okla. Each shot 13-over 293.

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Notes: Spieth takes a breather after strong start

Jordan Spieth, Presidents Cup, Muirfield: Spieth takes a breather after strong start

Coming into the 10th Presidents Cup matches, Jordan Spieth had been hailed as the new American wunderkind.

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How it Happened: U.S. leads Presidents Cup by 5

How it Happened: U.S. leads 11.5-6.5 in Presidents Cup

After taking a one-point lead after Thursday's four-ball matches at the Presidents Cup, the U.S. kept the same advantage after Friday's weather-shortened foursomes session, which saw just two matches finish. That will make for a long day Saturday at Muirfield Village. Follow now!

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Advantage U.S.: 4-point lead could sap drama

Advantage U.S.: 4-point lead could sap Presidents Cup drama

Unless the Internationals can summon some magic during Saturday-afternoon Presidents Cup play, the Sunday singles could be a foregone conclusion.

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Seve Trophy tied heading into final day

Seve Trophy tied heading into final day

Continental Europe led 8-6 after the morning session but GB&I fought back in the afternoon to force a 9-9 tie after three days of play at the Seve Trophy.

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Feng leads Lewis by 1 at Reignwood Classic

Shanshan Feng leads Stacy Lewis at Reignwood Classic

Playing in her home country, Shanshan Feng's 64 earned her the third-round lead at the Reignwood LPGA Classic, one ahead of Stacy Lewis and four ahead of Inbee Park.

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Presidents Cup: Saturday's pairings and matches

U.S. captain Fred Couples and International captain Nick Price announced their four-ball pairings for Saturday at the Presidents Cup.

Friday, October 4

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SPECIAL EDITION: Presidents Cup, Day 2

SPECIAL EDITION: Presidents Cup, Day 2

From the Forecaddie to a breakdown of how Mother Nature made Muirfield a bit messy to Jeff Rude's take on Day 2 action, check out our easy-to-read Presidents Cup e-magazine.

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Korda leads by 2 shots at Reignwood Classic

American golfer Jessica Korda shot a 5-under 68 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Reignwood Classic in smog-shrouded Beijing.

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Close competition adds drama to Presidents Cup

Close competition adds drama to 2013's Presidents Cup

At this year's Presidents Cup, the Washington Generals of this matchup, the Internationals, are giving its Harlem Globetrotters, the U.S., a pretty good run so far.

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'Coach' Mickelson calls perfect audible at Prez Cup

Coach Phil Mickelson calls perfect audible at Prez Cup

Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson had discussed their Presidents Cup strategy nearly a month ago, but Lefty decided to call an audible on Friday afternoon and it led to a 4-and-3 route of Jason Day and Graham DeLaet.

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Notes: Mother Nature continues to affect Prez Cup

Mother Nature is making it just a little difficult for the Presidents Cup with rain forcing postponements the first two days and now four of the six second days foursomes matches will continue into Saturday’s third day of matches.

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Cabrera wins second battle with hecklers

Angel Cabrera wins second battle with Presidents Cup hecklers

Liquid courage apparently was a factor in the Presidents Cup competition Friday, when Angel Cabrera backed away from a 28-foot birdie putt three times because of crowd noise -- before sinking it.

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How it happened: U.S. still leads amid rain

Presidents Cup Tracker: Follow Day 2 action at Muirfield Village

After the Americans took the lead in every four-ball match early on Thursday, the Internationals were able to rally after a weather delay to end the opening day of the Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village just one point back. They remain one point back after Friday's weather-shortened foursomes session.

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Els, de Jonge efficiently top Haas, Mahan

Els, de Jonge efficiently top Haas, Mahan at Presidents Cup

Brendon De Jonge continued his strong play from the opener while Ernie Els stepped his game up – and the Internationals earned a 4 and 3 victory as their U.S. opponents turned in a lackluster round.

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Mickelson, Bradley get back to winning ways

Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley rebounded after a four-ball loss on Thursday to defeat Jason Day and Graham DeLaet, 4 and 3, Friday in foursomes.

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Europe's lead narrows in Seve Trophy Day 2

Europe's lead narrows in Seve Trophy Day 2

Nicolas Colsaerts and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano equaled the biggest winning margin in the tournament's history with a 6 and 5 win, but GB&I narrowed Europe's margin to a shot.

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Behind McDonald, Mississippi State moves forward

Ally McDonald, Mississippi State, women's college golf: Behind McDonald, Mississippi State keeps moving forward

Mississippi State has a bench. Head coach Ginger Brown-Lemm precedes that statement with an important qualifier.

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Player diary: Alabama's Emma Talley (Part 2)

Emma Talley, Alabama, golf, Crimson Tide: Talley consumed with allergies, Alabama football

Emma Talley checks in with an update on student-athlete life at Alabama.

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Texas junior Hickok's wrist injury improves

College Men's Golf, Kramer Hickok, Texas: Wrist injury improves; hopes to be back for Isleworth

This was supposed to be Kramer Hickok’s year. He was supposed to take over leadership of the Texas Longhorns and lead the charge to its second national title in three years.

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Oklahoma set to host Schooner Fall Classic

College Women's Golf, Oklahoma: Set to host Schooner Fall Classic

The Schooner Fall Classic is set to take place at Belmar Golf Club in Norman, Okla., Oct. 5-7.

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Notes: Air Force cancels trip; Army tourney on

College Men's Golf, Air Force, Army, Navy: One trip cancelled, Stars & Stripes still on, one up in the air after gov't shutdown

Air Force had to cancel its travel plans for the Brickyard Collegiate Championship because of the government shutdown. One bright side? Army will host the first Stars and Stripes Invitational.

Thursday, October 3

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SPECIAL EDITION: Presidents Cup, Day 1

SPECIAL EDITION: Presidents Cup, Day 1

From the Forecaddie to match-by-match breakdowns to Jeff Babineau's take on the day that was at Muirfield Village, take an easy-to-read trip through Day 1 at the Presidents Cup.

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Presidents Cup: Day 2 staff predictions

Presidents Cup: Day 2 staff predictions

Four groups are unanimous choices to win their Presidents Cup matches on Day 2 in alternate-shot play. Here are our staff's predictions.

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Scott, Matsuyama rally for half point

Presidents Cup 2013, Adam Scott: Scott, Matsuyama rally to salvage half point from Haas, Simpson

Internationals Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama rally late to salvage a half point from Americans Bill Haas and Webb Simpson. Maysuyama, making his Presidents Cup debut, biridied two of his last three holes to help secure the half point.

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Notes: Mickelson struggles; de Jonge shines in debut

Phil Mickelson went with 13 clubs Thursday at the Presidents Cup, then struggled in his opening match.

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Stricker guides Spieth through Presidents Cup debut

Steve Sticker, Jordan Spieth, Muirfield Village, Presidents Cup: Stricker guides Spieth through Presidents Cup debut

Steve Stricker, the last man to hit a shot at the Presidents Cup on Thursday, stood on the 18th green in near darkness at Muirfield Village, put his arm around the young charge to his right, and smiled like a father who'd just helped to guide his son to his first driver's license.

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Rude: Internationals trail, but do so with hope

Rude: Internationals trail at Presidents Cup, but find hope

Seemingly aided by a well-timed timeout by Mother Nature, the Internationals fought back and pumped life back into an opening day at Presidents Cup that had appeared to be a blowout early.

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Prez Cup telecast not flashy, but proficient

The virtues of brevity. Leaving the audience wanting more. Martin Kaufmann was reminded of that while watching Day 1 of the Presidents Cup, the PGA Tour’s answer to the Ryder Cup.

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Americans hang on to take lead in Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods sat in a cart with a squirrel, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel walked onto the first tee wearing wigs, Fred Couples was given cupcakes for his birthday: Welcome to Day 1 at the Presidents Cup.

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Woods, Kuchar cruise past Leishman, Cabrera

Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar notched the most lopsided victory of the day, a 5-and-4 victory over Marc Leishman and Angel Cabrera.

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Presidents Cup: Day 2 pairings and matches

Presidents Cup: Day 2 pairings and matches

U.S. captain Fred Couples and International captain Nick Price announced their Day 2 foursome pairings at the Presidents Cup.

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Day, DeLaet close strong to top Mahan, Snedeker

The first match of the day went to the Internationals, as Jason Day and Graham DeLaet won three of the last four holes to notch a 1-up victory over Brandt Snedeker and Hunter Mahan.

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Auburn's Evans gets good report in cancer fight

Auburn women's golf head coach Kim Evans went to Birmingham for blood tests Monday in her ongoing battle to overcome cancer – and the results were good.

Auburn women's golf head coach Kim Evans went to Birmingham for blood tests Monday in her ongoing battle to overcome cancer – and the results were good.

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How it happened: U.S. takes lead at Presidents Cup

Presidents Cup Tracker: Follow Day 1 action at Muirfield Village

With Day 1 four-balls potentially changing the dynamic at the Presidents Cup, a lot of eyeballs will be on Muirfield Village today as action finally gets underway in the 10th playing of the biennial competition.

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Prez Cup: Mickelson/Bradley vs. Schwartzel/Oosthuizen

Presidents Cup 2013, Day 1: Phil Mickelson/Keegean Bradley vs. Charl Schwartzel/Louis Oosthuizen

For the first time in team competition, Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley (U.S.) lost. International team members Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel took them down 2 and 1.

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Prez Cup: Dufner/Johnson vs. Grace/Sterne

Presidents Cup 2013, Day 1: Jason Dufner/Zach Johnson vs. Branden Grace/Richard Sterne

In the last match of the day Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson (U.S.) took down Branden Grace and Richard Sterne (Internationals) 5 and 3. Take a look at how this match went down.

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Spieth, Stricker hold off Els, de Jonge

Spieth, Stricker hold off Els, de Jonge for point

Twelve-time PGA Tour winner Steve Stricker and 2013 Rookie of the Year Jordan Spieth of the U.S. needed par at the 18th to earn a point against four-time major champion Ernie Els and Brendon de Jonge.

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Matsuyama, Scott snag halve with Haas, Simpson

Matsuyama, Scott snag halve with Haas, Simpson

The U.S.' Bill Haas and Webb Simpson never led by more than two shots – and Internationals Hideki Matsuyama and Adam Scott never led – but their match ended in a halve thanks to a late comeback.

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Euros lead GB&I by 2 after Seve Trophy openers

Euros lead GB&I by 2 after Seve Trophy openers

Europe, which lost the last six Seve Trophy tournaments and is trying to win the trophy for the first time since the inaugural contest in 2000, won three of the five pairings.

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Hickok en route to support Spieth at Prez Cup

Presidents Cup 2013, Jordan Spieth, Kramer Hickok: En route to support best friend Spieth at Prez Cup

Before they were teammates at Texas, U.S. Presidents Cup team member Jordan Spieth and Kramer Hickok were rivals on the golf course. Kramer is en route to Dublin, Ohio, to root on his best friend.

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Barrand (NR, 2014) commits to Boston College

Katie Barrand has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Boston College beginning in the fall of 2014. Barrand also considered St. Lawrence, Bowdoin, Bucknell and Gettysburg.

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Chris DiMarco set to carry on UF tradition

Chris DiMarco to carry on UF's traditional 'Two Bits' cheer

PGA Tour veteran Chris DiMarco, a former standout at the University of Florida, will be the honorary "Celebrity Mr. Two Bits" when the Gators host Arkansas in football Saturday in Gainesville, Fla.

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Marshall freshmen contribute to early team success

College Men's Golf, Marshall: Marshall freshmen contribute mightily to early success

Marshall has won back-to-back titles for only the third time in program history, in large part because of freshmen Clark Robinson and Will Evans.

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Korda, Choi go bogey-free in China for LPGA lead

LPGA Reignwood Classic, Jessica Korda, Na Yeon Choi: Jessica Korda, Na Yeon Choi go bogey-free in China for LPGA lead

Na Yeon Choi and Jessica Korda share the lead after the first round of the Reignwood LPGA Classic, the first stop on the LPGA’s five-tournament Asia swing. Both players posted 9-under 64 Thursday at Pine Valley Golf Club in Beijing, China.

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Saldana: Club-golf diversity outreach pays off

TCU's Saldana: Club-golf diversity outreach pays off

Guillermo "Memo" Saldana, who serves as president for the TCU club golf team – and has an interesting perspective on diversity in the game of golf and where collegiate club golf is headed.

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Snedeker, Kuchar use Bridgestone prototype balls

Snedeker, Kuchar use Bridgestone prototype balls at Presidents Cup

Bridgestone unveiled two prototype golf balls -- both are four-piece construction with urethane covers -- that Brandt Snedeker and Matt Kuchar put into play at the Presidents Cup.

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Achenbach: The legend of Apex

Achenbach: The legend of Apex

Apex irons, soon to be revitalized by Callaway, have a rich history that dates back to Ben Hogan's clubmaking days. The brand's legacy is a long line of Apex models and memories for those who played them.

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NCCGA Prez, Hamori, makes first-ever hole-in-one

Kevin Hamori is the NCCGA President and member President of the Ohio State Club Golf Team, finally made his first hole-in-one at Legacy Golf Club. Hamori won the the Midwest Regional shooting an impressive 75-73.

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Notes: Park could deliver Rolex POY for South Korea

It's hard to believe that in the time since Se Ri Pak burst onto the LPGA scene in 1998, a South Korean has not won the Rolex Player of the Year Award. But Inbee Park could end that drought this year.

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By The Numbers: Brickyard Collegiate, 5

Five is the number heading into the Brickyard Collegiate, which starts Friday in Macon, Ga., as five individuals ranked inside Golfweek's top 20 are set to compete.

Wednesday, October 2

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Scioto plaque recognizes Nicklaus-Grout legacy

Though many modern golf fans might associate Jack Nicklaus with Muirfield Village, his roots in the game actually are about 15 minutes south of here, at Scioto Country Club.

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Format change more important than Day 1 pairings

Rude: Format change more important than Day 1 pairings

The six Thursday matchups for the Presidents Cup have been determined. But, for the sake of the International team’s chances and cup growth, the pairings are not as important as the opening-day format itself.

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Presidents Cup: Day 1 staff predictions

Presidents Cup: Day 1 staff predictions

Here's a look at our staff predictions for Day 1 four-balls at the Presidents Cup, set to begin at 11:45 a.m. EDT at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.

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Babineau: Southern Africa contingent key for Int'ls

Babineau: Southern Africa contingent key for Internationals

If captain Nick Price and his International squad are really, truly – and finally – going to get their Charlie Brown-like fortunes reversed, and make this biennial event competitive, then it’s likely a contingent from southern Africa that provides the key to opening the door.

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Hernandez (No. 57, 2014) commits to Houston Baptist

Raul Hernandez has given a verbal commitment to Houston Baptist for the fall of 2014. The Venezuela native resides in League City, Texas.

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Roll call: Tiger Woods’ partners in Ryder, Presidents cups

Here's a list of Tiger Woods’ partners in Ryder and Presidents cups.

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Tiger Woods' 19th different partner? Matt Kuchar

Presidents Cup: Tiger Woods' 19th different partner? Matt Kuchar

And for his eighth Presidents Cup, 15th international competition and 69th session team match since 1997, Tiger Woods gets a 19th different partner – Matt Kuchar.

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Antigua announces spring 2014 women's collection

Antigua, golf shirts, golf fashion: Antigua announces its spring 2014 women's collection

Antigua has announced its Spring 2014 women’s golf collection on Wednesday.

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Keegan Bradley's new Jumpman golf shoes

Presidents Cup, Keegan Bradley, Jumpman golf shoes: Bradley's new Jumpman golf shoes

Keegan Bradley was supporting a new pair of golf shoes during Wednesday’s practice round at the Presidents Cup: Nike Jumpman golf shoes.

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Tour players can be harsh when grading themselves

PGA Tour players can be harsh when grading themselves

Despite winning the PGA Championship, Jason Dufner gives himself a B-plus for a season-long grade. He is just one of many who are self-critical despite plenty of success.

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U.S. players showing prowess in Euro Q-School

U.S. players showing prowess in Euro Q-School

Chalk it up to a combination of reasons – the new landscape for PGA Tour Q-School or impressive success enjoyed by Peter Uihlein and Brooks Koepka – but leaderboards throughout Europe have a distinctive red, white and blue feel to them this fall.

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Notes: Woods still struggled in 4th rounds

Notes: Clearly No. 1, Tiger Woods still struggled in final rounds

Tiger Woods had a 71.13 scoring average in the final rounds this year, the third-worst of his career -- yet he still won five times, showing he clearly belongs as No. 1 in the world, but has room for improvement.

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Presidents Cup: Day 1 pairings and matches

Presidents Cup: Day 1 pairings and matches

International captain Nick Price and U.S. captain Fred Couples announced their Day 1 four-ball pairings at the Presidents Cup early Wednesday afternoon.

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Government shutdown affects college golf

College Men's Golf, Army Men's Golf, Government shutdown: ll scheduled college competitions at Army, Navy and Air Force are suspended until further notice

Due to the government shutdown, all scheduled college competitions at Army, Navy and Air Force are suspended until further notice.

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Men's Midweek Report: N. Mexico sweep at Tucker

Men's College Golf, Men's Midweek Report: New Mexico sweep at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate

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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Women's Midweek Report: USC wins Windy City

USC, Windy City, Annie Park, Women's Midweek Report: USC uses depth at Windy City

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

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SPECIAL EDITION: Presidents Cup Preview

SPECIAL EDITION: Presidents Cup Preview

From player-by-player capsules to Bradley S. Klein's breakdown of Muirfield to Jeff Rude's take on the Internationals to our very own Forecaddie, we offer up this extensive and easy-to-read preview of the Presidents Cup.

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Player Diary: Ashlan Ramsey (Part 12)

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

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Jason Dufner dances in on Matt Kuchar interview

It started as a normal Google+ Hangout with Matt Kuchar Tuesday at the Presidents Cup, but then Jason Dufner showed up.

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USGA to release six videos regarding pace of play

USGA, "While We're Young", Pace Of Play: USGA announced that it is introducing a series of educational tools for pace of play

Pace of play has been a long standing issue at every level of golf. The USGA announced that it is introducing a series of educational tools designed to educate the golfing community on the factors that influence the time it takes to play the game.

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Clancy, 66, likens writing novels to learning golf

Tom Clancy, 66, likens writing novels to learning golf

Author Tom Clancy died in Baltimore on Wednesday at the age of 66, once likening writing novels to the art of learning to play golf.

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Presidents Cup can do without the comparisons

Presidents Cup can do without the comparisons

The Presidents Cup is a lot like The Players Championship. No one really talks about it until it's time to play. And too much time is spent comparing it with something it will never be instead of enjoying it for what it is.

Tuesday, October 1

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Hortt leads Monterey Bay to Golfweek D-2 title

CSU-Monterey Bay, Brandon Hortt, Golfweek D-2 Invitational, Sunriver: Hortt leads Monterey Bay to Golfweek D-2 title

For Brandon Hortt, the past few months have been about stockpiling good experiences.

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Rude: Woods is happy and loose at Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods, Presidents Cup: Woods was "happy and chill" at his pre-Presidents Cup interview on Tuesday.

Tiger Woods was "happy and chill" at his pre-Presidents Cup interview on Tuesday. Why you ask? He's at the Presidents, a.k.a. Ryder Cup Lite says Golfweek's Jeff Rude.

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Z. Johnson sick, but will be ready for Prez Cup

Zach Johnson, Presidents Cup: Johnson will be able to play Thursday despite 24-hour bug on Monday

Zach Johnson was stricken was the 24-hour bug on Sunday night and spend the next 20 hours at home in bed. No need to fret, Johnson, who will play a practice round on Wednesday, said he will be able to go for Thursday's start of the Presidents CUp at Muirfield.

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Presidents Cup: Stricker-Spieth pairing looms

Presidents Cup: Stricker excited about possible Spieth pairing

Steve Stricker had to skip a hunting trip with buddies in order to play the Tour Championship, but at this week’s Presidents Cup, he’s expected to land the young buck that has everyone’s attention: Jordan Spieth.

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Oosthuizen ready to tee it up at Prez Cup after injury

Presidents Cup, Louis Oosthuizen: Plagued with injury this year, Oosthuizen ready to compete at Prez Cup

Although Louis Oosthuizen has been plagued with neck, back and leg issues throughout the 2013 season – after months of rest – he is ready to tee it up at the Presidents Cup this week at Muirfield Village.

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Memphis men rally for Shoal Creek victory

The Memphis men's team shot a final-round 12-under 276 to rally from a 10-shot deficit Tuesday and overcome host Alabama Birmingham at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate hosted by Graeme McDowell.

Thompson named interim GRU Augusta men's coach

GRU Augusta, Kory Thompson: Named interim men's coach

After Kevin McPherson’s departure from GRU Augusta’s men’s golf program to take a similar position at Coastal Carolina, director of athletics Clint Bryant named Kory Thompson as the interim men’s coach Tuesday.

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Golf courses close amid government shutdown

Due to the government shutdown, most federally-run golf courses are closed until further notice

The broad impact of the federal government shutdown, which still has no end in sight, has affected the golf course industry as well.

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USC women hold on, win Windy City Collegiate

The USC women's team received a stiff challenge from a trio of teams, but the defending national champions held on for a two-shot victory over Oklahoma State, despite the late disqualification of sophomore Annie Park.

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By The Numbers: California, 10

College Men's Golf, California, By The Numbers: Won the team and individual title (at the same tournament) in 10 of its last 14 tournaments

California has won the team and individual title (at the same tournament) in 10 of its last 14 tournaments.

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Hills and thrills: Eagle Ridge provides surprises

Hills and thrills: Eagle Ridge provides surprises

Near the banks of the Mississippi, surprises abound at Eagle Ridge and charming Galena says our Martin Kaufmann.

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Jack Nicklaus introduces a line of golf balls

Jack Nicklaus' latest venture – launching a line of golf balls – is as much a philanthropic effort as it is a business initiative.

Jack Nicklaus announced on Sept. 30 that he will introduce a line of golf balls. Nicklaus is introducing three golf balls – the Nicklaus Black, Nicklaus Blue and Nicklaus White – to accommodate three different skilled level of players.

Gene Elliot wins Crump Cup at Pine Valley

Crump Cup, Gene Elliot: Won Crump Cup at Pine Valley with a 5 and 3 victory over Matthew Sughrue

Qualifying co-medalist Gene Elliott won the 2013 Crump Cup on Sept. 29 at Pine Valley Golf Club with a 5 and 3 victory over Matthew Sughrue in the championship match.