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Monday, September 30

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Otters build hefty lead on cold day in Sunriver

CSU-Monterey Bay, Dylan Jackson, Brandon Hortt: Monterey Bay builds hefty lead on cold day in Sunriver

Dylan Jackson, as the last holdover from the CSU-Monterey Bay team that won the NCAA Division II Championship in 2011, played his role without a fault on Monday.

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Andrew Loupe battled voices to earn PGA Tour card

Web.com Tour Championship, PGA Tour, Andrew Loupe: Battled "demons and voices" in final round to earn Tour card

Andrew Loupe battled "the demons and voices" inside his head to make a 5-foot par putt on the 18th hole to earn his PGA Tour card for the 2013-14 season.

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Golfers evacuated after finding meth lab near course

Golfers were evacuated off a Greenville, S.C., golf course on Sept. 26 after two golfers found containers of methamphetamine.

Could it be that Heisenberg got one last cook in before his death Sunday night on the series finale of Breaking Bad? Golfers were evacuated off a Greenville, S.C., golf course on Sept. 26 after two golfers found containers of methamphetamine in a nearby wooded area, according to WNCN.

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Former Dartmouth coach Johnson dies at 73

Former Dartmouth coach Bill Johnson dies at 73

William (Bill) D. Johnson, former men’s golf coach at Dartmouth College who had chaired the NCAA golf committee, died suddenly Sept. 23 in Pinehurst, N.C. He was 73.

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Cal wins Nicklaus Invitational; Hagy medalist

California notched its second victory of the fall, winning the Jack Nicklaus Invitational by 19 shots over Oklahoma.

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KBS Tour-V iron shafts

The new KBS Tour-V shaft touts tight dispersion and already has won the support of Phil Mickelson and Callaway, which will make it the stock shaft for the Apex Pro irons.

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Team of the week: New Mexico

Team of the week, College Men's Golf, New Mexico: Won the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate

New Mexico, No. 14 in the Golfweek Preseason Rankings, won the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate at the UNM Championship Course on Sept. 28.

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Player of the week: Scott Vincent, Virginia Tech

Player of the week, College Men's Golf, Virginia Tech, Scott Vincent: Earned his second consecutive collegiate victory at the VCU Shootout

Junior Scott Vincent earned his second consecutive collegiate victory at the VCU Shootout on Sept. 24 at Hermitage CC in Manakin-Sabot, Va.

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LPGA: Meet the 2013 Symetra Tour graduates

Here's a quick look at the top 10 on the Symetra Tour money list, who with their finish earned LPGA cards for 2014.

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Player of the week: Grace Na, Pepperdine

The senior posted 6-under 210 (71-71-68) at Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott, Colo., to win the Golfweek Women’s Conference Challenge.

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Team of the week: Pepperdine

The Waves defended their title Sept. 25 at the Golfweek Women’s Conference Challenge.

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By The Numbers: Kent State, 2

Two was the number for the Kent State women's team as the Golden Flashes won the Nittany Lion Women's Invitational on Sunday for their second straight victory of the fall.

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Daly hits golf ball out of man's mouth – again

John Daly: Hits golf ball out of man's mouth – again

After having elbow surgery in July, Daly – in his first day back on the job – decided to hit a drive out of a guys mouth outside of the bar “Losers” in Nashville on Sunday night.

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Howell, Uihlein rise in Official World Golf Ranking

David Howell and Peter Uihelin, who finished first and second, respectively, at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland, moved up in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.

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Lynn hopes for return trip to D2 championships

Lynn, Division II Men's Golf, College Men's Golf: With new faces, Lynn hopes for return trip to D2 championships

Lynn University is trying to make it back to the NCAA Division II National Championship without some keys components from last year's team. Head coach Andrew Danna knows that underclassmen have to step up and one in particular, Jose Andres Miranda, already has. He will lead the team during his sophomore campaign.

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Guan to face Woods, McIlroy in skills challenge

Tianlang Guan will face Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in a skills challenge Oct. 28 in Hainan, China.

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Hole by hole: Muirfield Village, Presidents Cup

Hole by hole: Muirfield Village, Presidents Cup

Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, is the House that Jack Built for stroke play near his hometown of Columbus -- nearly four decades after opening, it's ideal for match play too.

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Long-drive legends: Gorton can win at any age

Long-drive legends: Mike Gorton can win at any age

Having won the main, senior and super-senior titles in the World Long Driving Championship, Mike Gorton says big hitters by their nature must be more accurate than others.

Sunday, September 29

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5 Things: Hadley, Peterson shine at Web.com finals

5 Things: Chesson Hadley, John Peterson shine at Web.com finals

Chesson Hadley won the Web.com Tour Championship and John Peterson claimed the money title for the four-event Web.com Tour Finals, while others in the field faced dramatic finishes in Florida.

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Kongkraphan to top Symetra money list, earn card

P.K. Kongkraphan to top Symetra money list, earn LPGA card

P.K. Kongkraphan, a petite 21-year-old Thai player who won once this year and came into the season-ending Symetra Tour Championship with $43,848, will be one of 10 players to earn an LPGA card for the 2014 season.

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Kane's final-hole birdie cinches LPGA Legends

Lorie Kane's final-hole birdie cinches LPGA Legends Championship

Lorie Kane knocked a 40-foot chip shot to within two inches of the cup on the final hole for the birdie she needed to bag the LPGA Legends Championship.

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USGA presidential nominee popular, visible

USGA presidential nominee Thomas O'Toole popular, visible

Tom O’Toole Jr., nominated to become the next president of the U.S. Golf Association, has gone out of his way to increase the transparency and effectiveness of golf’s governing body in the U.S.

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Meet the teams: Golfweek Division II Invitational

Sunriver, Crosswater, Golfweek Invitational, Division II, meet the teams: Golfweek Division II Invitational

A look at the 15 teams participating in this year’s Golfweek Division II Fall Invitational, which begins Monday at Crosswater in Sunvriver, Ore.

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Munoz, in 'long year,' wins Ladies French Open

Azahara Munoz, in 'long year,' wins Ladies French Open

A two-time winner on the Ladies European Tour who also won the LPGA Tour's 2012 Sybase Match Play Championship, Azahara Munoz edged Gwladys Nocera and Valentine Derrey in the Ladies French Open.

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Howell edges Uihlein at St. Andrews for Dunhill win

David Howell edges Peter Uihlein at St. Andrews for Dunhill win

"To nail that birdie putt to win is pretty sweet," David Howell said after defeating Peter Uihlein in a playoff Sunday to win at St. Andrews in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

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USGA nominates O'Toole as its next president

USGA nominates Thomas J. O'Toole Jr. as its next president

The election of USGA officers, including Thomas J. O'Toole Jr. who has been nominated for president, and the Executive Committee will take place in February at Pinehurst, N.C.

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Column: Ballesteros deserves better than no-shows

Column: Seve Ballesteros deserves better than no-shows

This week’s Seve Trophy in Paris is a sad reflection on some of the European Tour’s top players who have decided not to play in an event to remember Seve Ballesteros.

Saturday, September 28

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5 Things: Gardiner grabs lead at TPC Sawgrass

Scott Gardiner arrived at the Web.com Tour Championship knowing he had already regained his PGA Tour card for next season. After shooting a 5-under 65 to grab the 54-hole lead, Gardiner has a chance to end his three-year victory drought. Here are 5 Things you need to know.

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New Mexico wins William H. Tucker Intercollegiate

New Mexico and Lobos junior Gavin Green captured titles at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate Saturday at the UNM Championship Course in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Kane, Rinker lead at Legends Tour Championship

Lorie Kane is tied with Laurie Rinker for the lead after two rounds of the Legends Tour Championship.

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Schupak: Web.com Tour Finals has different feel

The PGA Tour's new avenue for promotion to the Tour lacks what Q-School provided in abundance: drama and the unexpected.

The problem with the Web.com Tour Championship, with its $1 million purse, is it feels too much like another ho-hum event. Q-School, on the other hand, felt like life or death, says Adam Schupak.

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The competition deepens for Harvard, Ivy League

Harvard, Ivy League, Golfweek Women's Conference Challenge: The competition deepens for Harvard, Ivy League

When Sunday’s practice round was rained out Red Sky Golf Club, nearly 90 players roamed the colossal, lodge-style clubhouse or took shelter in the underground cart sheds.

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Watson picks Georgia over LSU on College GameDay

Bubba Watson made an appearance on ESPN's College GameDay on Saturday in Athens, Ga., where his alma mater, Georgia, is set to host LSU Saturday afternoon.

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Peter Uihlein takes lead at Alfred Dunhill Links

Peter Uihlein used a 7-under 65 Saturday at the Old Course at St. Andrews to move into the lead after three rounds of the Alfred Dunhill Link Championship.

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Sunice to provide outerwear for Int'l Team at Prez Cup

Sunice, Presidents Cup, Golf Clothing: Sunice to provide outerwear for Int'l Team at Prez Cup

Sunice announced it has been selected to be the official outerwear provider for the International Team at The Presidents Cup.

Friday, September 27

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5 Things: Hadley leads by 2 at Web.com Tour finale

Web.com Tour, 5 Things: Chesson Hadley leads by 2 at Web.com Tour finale

The Web.com Tour Championship played at the Dye Course at TPC Sawgrass is where some dreams will come true and others go to die. Here are 5 Things to Know from the Web.com Tour finale.

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Ammaccapane takes lead at LPGA Legends Champ.

LPGA Legends Tour, LPGA Legends Championship, Dina Ammaccapane: The rookie fires a first round 66 to take a two-shot lead at French Lick Resort

Dina Ammaccapane, a Legends Tour rookie, fired a first-round 6-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead over Laurie Rinker and Laura Davies at the LPGA Legends Championship at French Lick (Ind.) Resort.

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Uihlein fires 60, Lewis leads at Alfred Dunhill Links

Peter Uihlein carded a 12-under 60 Friday at the Alfred Dunhill Links in Scotland and is now two shots back of leader Tom Lewis.

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Zimbabwe's Vincent in top form for Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech, men's golf, Scott Vincent: Zimbabwe native Scott Vincent enjoying stellar start to the season.

Virginia Tech junior Scott Vincent has had quite the start to his fall season, winning his first two tournaments and tying a school record for lowest round. For the Zimbabwe native, it's been a nice surprise.

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McCabe: Woods, Spieth deserving award winners

Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth deserve PGA Tour honors

Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth may not have been surprise winners of the PGA Tour's Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards, respectively, but they were certainly deserving, says Jim McCabe.

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Bubba Watson to be guest picker on College GameDay

Bubba Watson, who played two years of college golf at Georgia, will be a guest picker on ESPN's College GameDay, which will be in Athens, Ga., Saturday as the Bulldogs host LSU in college football.

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Woods named PGA Tour POY; Spieth top rookie

Tiger Woods was named the 2013 PGA Tour Player of the Year while Jordan Spieth was selected as the season's top rookie Friday.

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By The Numbers: New Mexico, 4

Four is the number for New Mexico as it has won its host tournament, the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, four times under head coach Glen Millican heading into this year's event at the UNM Championship Course.

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Last amateur standing: Conversation with Bill Campbell

“Better bring a couple of pens and lots of paper,” Bill Campbell told me, “because I have a lot of Harvie stories that can be told and a few that can’t.”

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Long-drive legends: Hooter blasts away into his 70s

Long-drive legends: Fred Hooter blasts away into his 70s

Fred Hooter, 70, lives in Auburn, Ala., where he amazes golfers young and old with his tee shots. Just about everybody hits it shorter than this septuagenarian. PGA champion Jason Dufner, also an Auburn resident, is lucky to drive it within 50 yards of Hooter.

Thursday, September 26

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5 Things: Despite penalty, Hall leads at TPC Sawgrass

Ashley Hall canned a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to shoot a blistering 7-under 63, shake off a one-shot penalty and take a one-shot lead over Robert Karlsson and Mark Anderson after the opening round of the Web.com Tour Championship Thursday at TPC Sawgrass.

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Symetra notes: Eaton builds on newfound freedom

After a divorce and then maiden victory on the Symetra Tour in March, the 28-year-old South African sits in 12th place on the money list entering the Symetra Tour Championship, which began Thursday.

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Hanzel claims USGA Senior Amateur victory

Doug Hanzel of Savannah, Ga., took down stroke-play medalist Chip Lutz in Thursday morning's semifinals, then defeated Oregon's Pat O'Donnell, 4 and 2, in the afternoon final to win the USGA Senior Amateur at Wade Hampton Golf Club in North Carolina.

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Man accused of stalking LPGA's Morgan Pressel

A man was arrested Wednesday and is being charged with violating a restraining order and aggravated stalking of LPGA player Morgan Pressel.

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Legends Championship to celebrate women's golf

The stage is set for what amounts to more than just a golf tournament. The Legends Championship is a week-long celebration of women’s golf at French Lick Resort.

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Port defends her Women's Senior Amateur title

Ellen Port wins second consecutive Women's Senior Am

Ellen Port took a quick 3-up lead and played steady golf the rest of the way Thursday, defeating Susan Cohn, 3 and 2, in the final of the USGA Women's Senior Amateur Championship. It was Port's second consecutive victory in the event.

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Top 10 shots from the 2013 FedEx Cup Playoffs

Here are the top 10 shots from the 2013 FedEx Cup Playoffs courtesy of the PGA Tour.

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Matrix Velox shafts

Matrix Velox shafts aim for simplicity

The new Velox shafts from Matrix simplify the search for the perfect shaft by using one criterion: driver swing speed.

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Weekly tickets sold out for 2013 Presidents Cup

Weekly tickets sold out for 2013 Presidents Cup

Weekly tickets for the 2013 Presidents Cup are sold out, tournament officials announced on Thursday.

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Hanzel, O'Donnell reach U.S. Senior Am final

Georgia's Douglas Hanzel defeated stroke-play medalist Chip Lutz, 3 and 2, and Oregon's Pat O'Donnell edged Buzz Fly, 2 and 1, to reach this afternoon's championship match of the USGA Senior Amateur at Wade Hampton Golf Club in North Carolina.

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McCarthy still making name for himself

Denny McCarthy, Virginia Cavaliers, College Men's Golf: Overshadowed, Virginia's McCarthy still making a name for himself

Virginia junior Denny McCarthy knows what its like to be overshadowed, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been successful at school or won't be successful in the future. He's already making a name for himself whether you know it or not.

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Player diary: Davidson's Todd Eckstein (Part 2)

As I’m writing this entry, our team is 38,000 feet in the air en route to our second tournament of the year, the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic in South Bend, Ind.

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Thomas, Stone 2 shots back at Alfred Dunhill Links

Justin Thomas and Brandon Stone each opened the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with 6-under 66s Thursday in Scotland.

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Lewis among leaders in Scotland; Oosthuizen cards 74

Louis Oosthuizen logged his first competitive round since the Open Championship: a 2-over 74 Thursday at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Five players, including Tom Lewis, are tied for the first-round lead.

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By The Numbers: Kennesaw State, 4

Four was the number for Kennesaw State as it placed four players in the top 20 and overcame a four-shot deficit to win at the Rees Jones Invitational on Sept. 24.

Wednesday, September 25

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Pepperdine conquers variables to defend at Red Sky

Pepperdine, Grace Na, Golfweek Conference Challenge: Pepperdine conquers variables to defend at Red Sky

Laurie Gibbs has become somewhat famous for the amount of ink she expends on her players’ yardage books. But Gibbs, after 20 years at the helm of Pepperdine women’s golf team, knows golf is a game of variables.

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Port, Cohn advance to USGA Senior Women's final

Port, Cohn advance to USGA Senior Women's final

Defending champion Ellen Port is one step closer to a second consecutive USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship title.

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Weather pushes Senior Am semis, finals to Thursday

Weather pushes USGA Senior Am semis, finals to Thursday

The USGA Senior Amateur Championship was only able to complete the quarterfinals due to poor weather in Cashiers, N.C., with stroke-play medalist Chip Lutz among those advancing to the semifinals.

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Limited Edition Exotics CB Pro fairway woods

Limited Edition Exotics CB Pro fairway woods

The limited edition Exotics CB Pro fairway wood from Tour Edge features a "Slip Stream" design that you've never seen before: Wavy steel ribbons cover the sole.

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Rude: International uprising needed at Prez Cup

Rude: International uprising needed at Presidents Cup

The Presidents Cup should be more of a barnburner than a barnstormer. An International uprising next week would help.

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AJGA's 2013 pace-of-play time: 4 hours, 17 minutes

The AJGA announced Wednesday morning that it achieved an average pace of play of 4 hours, 17 minutes for the 2013 season.

The AJGA announced Wednesday morning that it achieved an average pace of play of 4 hours, 17 minutes for the 2013 season.

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Mizuno MP-54 irons

Mizuno, MP-54 irons, best golf irons: Mizuno's new MP-54 irons balance a classic forged look and modern design, including a milled pocket cavity for better trajectory control

Mizuno's new MP-54 irons balance a classic forged look and modern design, including a milled pocket cavity for better trajectory control.

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Golf swing through Alabama ends with a weekend dose of iron

Golf swing through Alabama ends with a weekend dose of iron

From FarmLinks to The Ridge to Alabama football, our Martin Kaufmann takes you on a trip through Alabama.

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Long-drive legends: Mobley walks the talk as champ for the ages

Long-drive legends: Mobley walks the talk as champ for the ages

David Mobley, 48, also is one of a few long drivers able to make this claim: He supports himself entirely through long driving.

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Women's Midweek Report: UCLA, Lee take Mason

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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Moberly (No. 41, 2015) commits to Mississippi State

Elsa Moberly has given a verbal commitment to Mississippi State for the fall of 2015. The 16-year-old from Science Hill, Ky., is 41st in Golfweek’s junior rankings for the Class of 2015.

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Men's Midweek Report: Georgia's big week

Men's Midweek Report, College Men's Golf: Georgia has big week in Nashville

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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Georgia ends run as host of Web.com's Stadion Classic

Web.com Tour, Stadion Classic at UGA: Georgia ending its run as host of the Web.com Tour's Stadion Classic at UGA

The University of Georgia announced on Tuesday that it was ending its run as host of the Web.com Tour’s Stadion Classic at UGA, citing the lack of sponsorships to cover the rising costs for the event. The relationship lasted four years.

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Euro Tour extends deal with Golf Channel

Golf Channel locked in a cornerstone of its morning programming for the next decade with an extension of its agreement to broadcast all European Tour tournaments through 2024.

Golf Channel locked in a cornerstone of its morning programming for the next decade with an extension of its agreement to broadcast all European Tour tournaments through 2024.

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Player Diary: California's Joel Stalter (Part 2)

California Golden Bears, Men's College Golf: Player Diary: California's Joel Stalter (Part 2)

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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Watson applies singular focus to regaining Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup, Tom Watson: Watson applies singular focus to regaining Ryder Cup

On this side of the pond, it's known as “bottle.” On the western side of the Atlantic, it's called "heart." That’s what Tom Watson wants to see when he brings his U.S. Ryder Cup team back to Gleneagles next year in a bid to capture the elusive Ryder Cup.

Tuesday, September 24

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Lutz advances to quarters at USGA Senior Am

Chip Lutz is two matches closer to capturing his first USGA Senior Amateur Championship. Lutz, the stroke-play medalist, downed Paul Schlachter, 5 and 4, and Robert Valerio, 3 and 2, Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals at Wade Hampton Golf Club in Cashiers, N.C.

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Port advances at USGA Senior Women's Am

Ellen Port advances to semis in USGA Senior Women's Amateur

Defending champion Ellen Port won two matches to advance to the quarterfinals of the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

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Pepperdine extends Red Sky lead to 22 shots

Pepperdine, Grace Na, Golfweek Women's Conference Challenge: Pepperdine feeling the love with 22-shot Red Sky lead

When Pepperdine players do something well on the course, when they see a teammate watching from the previous tee or when they pass each other on adjacent holes, both arms fly overheard to form a heart.

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Koepka, Kennesaw State win Rees Jones titles

Chase Koepka wins Rees Jones; Kennesaw State rallies for team title

South Florida sophomore Chase Koepka fired a 4-under 212 total for his first collegiate victory at the Rees Jones Invitational on Tuesday at the par-72 Haig Point Club on Daufuskie Island, S.C.

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Cal, back at full strength, cruises at St. Mary's

With Walker Cup players Michael Weaver and Michael Kim back in the lineup, the California men cruise to a 30-shot victory over Oregon at the St. Mary's Invitational in Seaside, Calif.

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Virginia Tech, Vincent roll to VCU victory

Virginia Tech junior Scott Vincent shot 69-68-69 to win his second consecutive individual title and lead the Hokies to a 22-shot triumph over Iowa State at the VCU Shootout.

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Callaway Apex irons

Resurrecting the venerable Apex name, Callaway is unveiling irons designated as the company's premier entry in the 'distance forged' category.

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Houston men notch victory at Notre Dame

The Houston men, after contending but finishing third in its first two events of the fall, leaves no doubt at Notre Dame's Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic, winning by 15 shots over runner-up Michigan State.

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Ball State's Hague tunes in details at Red Sky

Jenna Hague, Ball State, Golfweek Conference Challenge: Ball State's Hague tuned in to every detail at Red Sky

Jenna Hague will tell you that she’s not a particularly analytical player. Teammates, of course, can’t help but disagree, and that’s understandable. Hague is a player who describes her ideal shot as “a 3-yard draw.”

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Amateur roundup: Georgians prevail at J.R. Williams

The John R. Williams Invitational, a 54-hole two-man best ball, is a major event on the amateur calendar in the Northeast from year to year. This year, two groups of Georgians prevailed.

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Phil Mickelson may reduce his playing schedule

Phil Mickelson, PGA Tour: Phil Mickelson may reduce his playing schedule by 25 percent

Phil Mickelson hinted at the Tour Championship that he may reduce his playing schedule by as much as 25 percent.

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Notes: Scott, Garcia finally going home; Lefty's caddie

Notes: Scott, Garcia finally going home; Lefty's caddie

Adam Scott will head home to Australia for the first time since winning the Masters, while Sergio Garcia will return to Spain and likely won't be back in the U.S. until February.

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Stenson's new challenge: Finding 4 Coke machines

Stenson's new challenge: Finding 4 Coke machines

So with the pressure of winning the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup behind him, Henrik Stenson can breathe easily, right? Not quite, because while he basks in the glory of his achievement, there is the matter of finding four Coca-Cola machines. That’s right, four.

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Spieth's shotmaking skills impress Mickelson

Spieth's shotmaking skills impress Mickelson

Not since Tiger Woods has an American so seamlessly moved from college/amateur golf to the big leagues, and Phil Mickelson – who previously set the bar for such a transition back in 1992 – joins a long parade of those who are duly impressed with Jordan Spieth’s game.

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Long-drive legends: Bomber Fister goes distance with new goal

Long-drive legends: Bomber Fister goes distance with new goal

In the beginning, many long-drive fans cheered him wildly yet didn’t even know his name. He was “The Beast,” and that was enough. Sean “The Beast” Fister is now 51 and has undergone four back surgeries in the past three years. Incredibly, he still competes.

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Toy Box: FedEx Cup champ and Piretti distributor

Toy Box: FedEx Cup champ and Piretti distributor

Henrik Stenson is vested in his Piretti putter in more ways than one. Not only does he make clutch putts with it, he serves as the putter company’s Scandinavian distributor.

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Defending champ Port advances at Senior Am

U.S. Golf Association, Senior Women's Amateur: Defending champion Ellen Port advances

Stroke-play medalist Akemi Khaiat and defending champion Ellen Port advanced through the first round of match play at the 52nd USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.

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International team’s Presidents Cup apparel released

Presidents Cup, International team, Peter Millar: 2013 Presidents Cup apparel released for International team

The International Team’s apparel for the 2013 Presidents Cup has been released by Peter Millar.

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Chip Lutz on early roll at USGA Senior Amateur

Medalist Chip Lutz advances at Senior Amateur

Seeking to add a USGA Senior Amateur Championship to his British Senior and Canadian Senior crowns, Pennsylvania's Chip Lutz is on an early roll at Wade Hampton Golf Club in North Carolina.

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Player diary: Casie Cathrea, Oklahoma St. (Part 2)

I moved in at Oklahoma State (with a little help from my dad), and having never lived alone – or more specifically, away from my parents – for more than a few days made my first few days in my campus digs a learning experience.

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By The Numbers: Michigan's Chris O'Neill, 3

Three was the number for Michigan's Chris O'Neill on Sept. 23 as he became the third Wolverine in the last four years to win medalist honors at the Windon Memorial.

Monday, September 23

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ETSU among Pepperdine's chasers at Red Sky

Golfweek Conference Challenge, ETSU, Pepperdine, Red Sky: Tough ETSU among Pepperdine's chasers at Red Sky

The Buccaneers bounced between second and third as the first waves came in at the Golfweek Women's Conference Challenge, but at 17-over 305 by day’s end, were fifth on the team leaderboard. Pepperdine ran away with the team lead and stands at 1-over 289.

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Northwestern takes Windon Memorial title

Perry, Fitzpatrick help Northwestern capture Windon Memorial title

Northwestern placed two golfers in the top 3 individually en route to a victory at the Windon Memorial on Monday.

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LPGA plots events in Michigan, Nantucket for 2014

LPGA: Possibility of new LPGA in 2014 include Grand Rapids Mich., and Nantucket.

The scuttlebutt surrounding possible new LPGA events for 2014 includes a common theme: They’re domestic. New events near Grand Rapids, Mich. and another possibility for an LPGA stop in Nantucket are both in the works.

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Player of the week: Ben Crancer, Texas A&M

Player of the week, Ben Crancer, Texas A&M

Texas A&M sophomore Ben Crancer won the individual title at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup on Sept. 21.

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Team of the week: Georgia

Team of the week, Georgia

Georgia, No. 11 Golfweek/Sagarin Preseason Rankings, won the inaugural Dick’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup at The Golf Club of Tennessee on Sept. 21.

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By The Numbers: The Coll. Challenge Cup

Dick's Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup, College men's golf: 'By The Numbers' from The Golf Club of Tennessee

A 'By The Numbers' from the Dick's Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup at The Golf Club of Tennessee.

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Team USA's Presidents Cup gear from Ashworth revealed

2013 Presidents Cup, Ashworth golf shirts, Team USA: Apparel for the 2013 Presidents Cup

Ashworth has announced its apparel for Team USA at the Presidents Cup, Oct. 3-6 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

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Player of the week: Cassy Isagawa, Oregon

The junior shot 12-under 207 (70-68-69) at the UNM Championship Course to win the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational by six shots.

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Team of the week: UCLA

UCLA opened its season Sept. 22 with a 20-shot victory at the Mason Rudolph Championship.

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Player diary: Bethany Wu (Part 2)

Being a student-athlete isn’t as easy as it seems, especially if you’re a junior golfer. We have to travel during the school year, and we have to keep up with school at the same time. If we don’t keep up the grades, it won’t be an easy ride in high school.

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Woods, Spieth among PGA Tour award nominees

PGA Tour, player of the year, rookie of the year, Tiger Woods: Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth among nominees for PGA Tour awards

The PGA Tour announced Monday the nominees for the 2013 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards, with Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth among the finalists.

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By The Numbers: Clemson's Ashlan Ramsey, 6

Clemson freshman Ashlan Ramsey has started off her college career with six straight rounds of par or better.

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Stenson rises to 4th in OWGR; Spieth to 21st

Henrik Stenson moved to fourth in the latest Official World Golf Ranking following his victory at the Tour Championship.

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A gentleman's game bound by a different set of rules

A gentleman's game bound by a different set of rules

Once a game monitored by yourself and your playing competitors, is golf headed to being policed by high-definition TV and technology? Our Alex Miceli says that we are losing sight of the fact that it is a gentleman's game.

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Player diary: Alabama's Emma Talley (Part 1)

Alabama, Emma Talley, women's college golf: Player diary: Alabama's Emma Talley (Part 1)

Dreams do come true. Winning the U.S. Women’s Amateur this summer was an achievement that only a few people get to experience.

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Adams New Idea irons

Adams New Idea irons

Adams Golf's latest super game-improvement irons – the New Idea – blend hybrids and irons engineered with "slots" that promise power and forgiveness.

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Long-drive legends: James hits it big with spiritual awakening

Long-drive legends: Gerry James hits it big with spiritual awakening

Golf instructor and long-drive champion Gerry James, 53, has come a long way from his days of pro football, bodybuilding and wrestling.

Sunday, September 22

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Winner's bag: Henrik Stenson, Tour Championship

Winner's bag: Henrik Stenson, Tour Championship in FedEx Cup

Henrik Stenson has been the hottest player in golf since mid-summer. He capped off his 2013 season by winning the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup – and hauling in $11.44 million Sunday.

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Wisconsin rally earns Lady Paladin victory

Wisconsin's 7-under 281 final round allowed the Badgers to storm back from an 11-shot deficit after 36 holes for a stunning victory at the Lady Paladin Invitational, while Clemson's Ashlan Ramsey earned the Tigers' first-ever individual title.

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5 Things: Pepperdine rolls to Red Sky for title defense

Pepperdine, Golfweek Conference Challenge, SMU: Wave rolls from Albuquerque to Red Sky for title defense

For Pepperdine, the start-of-the-year schedule worked out so that the Wave rolled from New Mexico to Colorado with no days in between.

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5 Things: Stenson soars; Spieth opens eyes; more

5 Things: Henrik Stenson soars; Jordan Spieth opens eyes; more

Henrik Stenson, the hottest golfer on the planet since the Open Championship, led the field in greens in regulation in three of the four FedEx Cup events en route to taking the PGA Tour's season title.

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UCLA opens with 20-shot Mason Rudolph victory

UCLA, Mason Rudolph, women's golf, Erynne Lee: UCLA opens fall with runaway Mason Rudolph win

The UCLA women's team opened its fall season with a victory in Tennessee, running away with the Mason Rudolph Championship by 20 shots on Sunday.

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Tubert leads Arkansas to Mercedes-Benz title

Arkansas senior Emily Tubert shot 5-under 137 to earn the individual victory and teammates Gaby Lopez and Regina Plascencia tied for second Sunday as the Razorbacks cruised to an eight-shot victory over South Carolina at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate.

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Yun graduates into Symetra Tour's winner's circle

Hannah Yun takes big step in comeback with Symetra Tour victory

Hannah Yun jumped from No. 48 to 18th on the Symetra Tour money list with her $15,000 payday in winning the Volvik Championship by two shots over Alena Sharp.

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Pepperdine, Isagawa capture Dick McGuire titles

The Pepperdine women's team opened its fall season with an easy 12-shot victory over Oregon at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., while Oregon's Cassy Isagawa strolled to the individual title.

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How it Happened: Stenson claims FedEx Cup

How it Happened: Henrik Stenson claims FedEx Cup

As Henrik Stenson tries to stay ahead of Dustin Johnson at the Tour Championship and claim the 2013 FedEx Cup ahead of Tiger Woods and Zach Johnson, follow Sunday's final action right here!

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NCCGA National Championship grows by semester

NCCGA National Championship grows by semester

With an NCCGA National Championship capping off every semester, the top collegiate club-golf teams from each of the nation's 18 regions earn the opportunity to compete for a title.

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France's Julien Quesne wins Italian Open

France's Julien Quesne wins Italian Open

Julien Quesne of France made five birdies on the back nine to win the Italian Open by one stroke Sunday for his second European Tour victory.

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SEC claims 'Top Conference' honors at Coll. Cup

Dick's Sporting Good Challenge Cup, College Men's Golf: The SEC claims "Top Conference" Honors at Collegiate Challenge Cup

The SEC was all business on Sunday at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup at The Golf Club of Tennessee. The SEC defeated the ACC in commanding fashion, 17-8, to earn “Top Conference” Honors in the tournament's first year.

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NCCGA, CGP aim to grow collegiate club golf

NCCGA, CGP aim to grow collegiate club golf

The growth of club-golf teams is a grassroots movement that is spreading to college campuses throughout the United States, aided by the NCCGA and CollegeGolfPass.

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Ouimet Scholars help students with CollegeGolfPass

Ouimet Scholars help students with CollegeGolfPass

Looking to improve the golfing experience for thousands of college students, many of whom participate on club teams, CollegeGolfPass works in tandem with the National Collegiate Club Golf Association.

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NCCGA breeds future pros one tournament at a time

NCCGA breeds future pros one tournament at a time

From its roots focused in the southeast and just a couple of conferences, the NCCGA has grown to more than 165 teams across the U.S. and is quickly gaining respect.

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Non-varsity golf is a non-problem

Non-varsity golf is a non-problem

Upon being offered admittance into my dream school, Virginia Tech, I immediately had a decision to make: to choose my passion, or my education. Club golf helped fill the void left by choosing the latter.

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Preview: Golfweek Women's Conference Challenge

Golfweek Conference Challenge, Pepperdine, UC Davis, TCU, preview: Golfweek Women's Conference Challenge

A look at the 18 teams participating in this year’s Golfweek Conference Challenge, which begins Monday at Red Sky Golf Club’s Fazio Course in Wolcott, Colo.

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Tracy (No. 63, 2015) commits to Houston

Zach Tracy has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Houston. Tracy also visited Oklahoma State, New Mexico and North Texas. He chose Houston almost immediately.

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TaylorMade Ghost Tour putters

TaylorMade golf, best golf putters, Ghost Tour putter: TaylorMade Ghost Tour putters

TaylorMade's latest additions to the Ghost Tour putter family feature a new face-insert material – including aluminum – designed to provide a crisp feel.

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U.S. retains PGA Cup despite dramatic GB&I rally

U.S. retains PGA Cup despite dramatic GB&I rally

The U.S. retained the PGA Cup on Sunday in England, but GB&I nearly pulled off the impossible, winning 7.5 of 10 singles points on the final day when it needed eight to win the title.

Saturday, September 21

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Pairings, tee times: Collegiate Challenge Cup

Dick's Sporting Goods Challenge Cup, Men's Golf: Pairings, tee times: Collegiate Challenge Cup

Time to put the SEC and ACC heated rivalries away for a day and come together as one. The final day of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup is set to take place on Sunday at The Golf Club of Tennessee.

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Georgia rallies, Crancer wins at Coll. Challenge Cup

Dick's Sporting Good Challenge Cup, College Men's Golf: Georgia rallies, Ben Crancer wins at the Collegiate Challenge Cup

Texas A&M sophomore Ben Crancer wins his first collegiate victory at the Dick's Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup as Georgia rallied to win the team title at The Golf Club of Tennessee.

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5 Things: Stenson wobbles; DJ climbs; more

5 Things: Henrik Stenson wobbles; Dustin Johnson climbs; more

An odd development happened on the way to the Tour Championship's foregone conclusion. Henrik Stenson shot 38 in the rain on the back nine and Dustin Johnson had 33. Here are 5 Things to Know.

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Fraser passes hometown favorite in Italian Open

Marcus Fraser passes hometown favorite in Italian Open

Marcus Fraser shot a 4-under 68 Saturday for a one-stroke lead over hometown favorite Francesco Molinari, Nicolas Colsaerts and Joakim Lagergren after three rounds of the Italian Open.

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An ill Scott slinks down leaderboard at East Lake

Adam Scott, playing while ill, slinks down leaderboard at East Lake

Plugging away during Saturday's third round while fighting illness, Adam Scott likely has been robbed of the chance to challenge leader Henrik Stenson for the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup.

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Tour Championship: Tee times, final round

Tour Championship: Tee times, final round

Henrik Stenson will have the day's final tee time once again at the Tour Championship on Sunday, paired this time alongside Dustin Johnson as he chases the $10 million FedEx Cup prize.

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U.S. closes in on another PGA Cup win

U.S. closes in on another PGA Cup win

The U.S. needs just two and a half points from 10 singles matches to retain the PGA Cup, but U.S. captain Allen Wronowski has one simple message to his team: 'Don’t stop.'

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How it Happened: Stenson keeps 4-shot edge

How it Happened: Stenson keeps 4-shot edge in Tour Championship

Henrik Stenson maintained his lead of four shots Saturday at the Tour Championship while Dustin Johnson rose to second place and Tiger Woods managed a 1-under 69. Recap the action here.

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Tiger talks of focus despite trailing in Atlanta

Tiger Woods talks about focus despite trailing in Atlanta

His ball-striking off, Tiger Woods hit five of 14 fairways for the second day in a row and 11 greens in regulation Saturday, his low for the week en route to a 69 that left him T-26 in the Tour Championship.

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Long-drive legends: Brandon takes sport in new direction

Long-drive legends: Lee Brandon takes sport in new direction

Lee Brandon, a women’s world champion in the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, can look back on an accident that nearly cost her an arm as having helped set the tone for her life.

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Nova Southeastern looks to bounce back

D-II title defense lost, Nova Southeastern looks to bounce back

With Nova Southeastern’s bid for back-to-back NCAA Division II National Championships lost to a tiebreaker with 'friendly' rival Barry, the Sharks are taking confident steps to reclaim a title.

Friday, September 20

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Texas A&M, Crancer lead at Collegiate Challenge Cup

Dick's Sporting Good Challenge Cup, College Men's Golf: Texas A&M, Ben Crancer lead after two round at The Golf Club of Tennessee

Texas A&M’s Ben Crancer made some sweet music at The Golf Club of Tennessee on Friday by firing a competitive course-record 8-under 63 during the second round of the Dick’s Sporting Good Collegiate Challenge Cup.

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Long-drive legends: 'The Sheriff' blasts way into town

Long-drive legends: Bobby 'The Sheriff' Wilson blasts way into town

Bobby "The Sheriff" Wilson, 57, of Southlake, Texas, also is a prominent example of the many long drivers who are excellent golfers.

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5 Things: Mickelson rises; Spieth contends; more

5 Things: Phil Mickelson rises; Jordan Spieth contends; more

While Henrik Stenson pulled away from the field Friday and Tiger Woods climbed only to fall at the Tour Championship, Phil Mickelson rose into view and Jordan Spieth moved into third. Here are 5 Things to Know.

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Stenson avoids penalty over broken club

Henrik Stenson avoids penalty over broken club at East Lake

Had Henrik Stenson used the fairway wood that he damaged on the range before the second round of the 2013 Tour Championship in the FedEx Cup, he would have been penalized – or even disqualified.

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Tour Championship: Tee times, third round

Complete tee times and pairings for Saturday's third round of the 2013 Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta.

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Tracker: Stenson grows lead, Tiger falters late

Tiger Tracker: Tour Championship, second round

Henrik Stenson stretched his lead at the Tour Championship to four shots on Friday at East Lake while Tiger Woods faltered late for a 1-over 71. See how it all unfolded.

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Woods goes from cruising to crumbling

Tiger Woods goes from cruising to crumbling in Atlanta

Just like that, Tiger Woods went from 5 under par on his first 13 holes to 6 over on the last five, from charging to tied for third-to-last place at the Tour Championship in Atlanta – one of the more remarkable events in his career.

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Molinari moves into share of Italian Open lead

Francesco Molinari moves into share of Italian Open lead

Francesco Molinari, playing in his hometown, grabbed a share of the Italian Open lead while Ryder Cup teammate Nicolas Colsaerts lost his overnight lead when he bogeyed the 16th and 18th.

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IJP launches its 2013 Fall-Winter collection

Ian Poulter, IJP Design, Golf Shirt, Golf Pants: IJP launches its 2013 Fall-Winter collection

IJP Design has announced its Autumn/Winter collection – the 13th line in the design.

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Collegiate Challenge: Something college golf hasn't seen

Men's College Golf, Golf Club of Tennessee, Dick's Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup: Something college golf hasn't seen yet

The Dick’s Sporting Good Collegiate Challenge Cup is something college golf hasn’t seen before, however interesting enough to gage the interest of fives SEC and ACC Teams for the inaugural event.

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Lynn returns to Daytona to start D-2 title defense

Lynn University, Division II college golf, LPGA International: Lynn returns to Daytona to start D-2 title defense

The last round Irene Calvo played LPGA International’s Legends Course is a blur. That late-spring afternoon ended with tears, embraces and, most importantly, a national title.

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Mizuno MP-4 irons

Mizuno MP-4 irons

Give Luke Donald a forged iron and a grinding wheel, and he becomes a golf surgeon. His handiwork is evident in Mizuno's new MP-4 irons, which feature his signature sole.

Thursday, September 19

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5 Things: Tiger's awkward day; Stricker's detour; more

5 Things: Tiger Woods' awkward day; Steve Stricker's detour; more

For Tiger Woods, Thursday’s opening round of the Tour Championship was jam-packed with not very good; plus notes on Sergio Garcia, Steve Stricker and more in our 5 Things to Know.

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Stenson's level head takes him under par

Henrik Stenson's level head takes him under par at East Lake

One way for Henrik Stenson to keep his temperament in check? Hit the ball as “good as ever” in making five birdies on the first seven holes and taking the Tour Championship's first-round lead.

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Tour Championship: Tee times, second round

Tour Championship: Tee times, second round

Tour Championship leader Henrik Stenson remains in the final group for the second round, while Tiger Woods moves to the other end of the field.

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How it Happened: Stenson atop Tour Championship

How it Happened: Stenson atop Tour Championship

Henrik Stenson shone early at the Tour Championship, taking the lead early and finishing the day in the lead a shot ahead of Adam Scott -- while Tiger Woods struggled. Recap the first round in Atlanta right here.

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New Jersey women claim 1st USGA State Team title

New Jersey broke free from a tie at the USGA Women’s State Team Championship on Thursday, pulling ahead of Florida to win the state’s first title in the event.

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LPGA awards 2017 Solheim Cup to Des Moines

Solheim Cup, Des Moines G&CC, LPGA tour: Solheim Cup expected to go to Des Moines in 2017

Des Moines Golf and Country Club was awarded the 2017 Solheim Cup, the LPGA announced Sept. 23. Golfweek first reported the expected move in its Aug. 23 issue, citing sources.

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Rookie GB&I team hopes to reverse PGA Cup trend

PGA Cup, Russell Weir, Slaley Hall, GB&I, United State: Rookie GB&I team hopes to reverse PGA Cup trend

Great Britain & Ireland fields 10 rookies in this weekend’s PGA Cup as it tries to win the club professionals’ version of the Ryder Cup after three straight defeats.

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Maxfli U/6 golf ball

Maxfli U/6 golf ball

Dick's Sporting Goods, which now owns Maxfli, is unveiling a golf ball under the iconic brand, and it's certainly distinctive: The Maxfli U/6 is a six-piece golf ball.

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Colsaerts shares lead in 1st round of Italian Open

Nicolas Colsaerts shares lead in 1st round of Italian Open

Ryder Cup standout Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium shot a 65 at the Golf Club Torino to join Ricardo Gonzalez and Maximilian Kieffer at 7 under after the Italian Open's first round.

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Zander Lozano (No. 69, 2014) commits to UTSA

Zander Lozano of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Texas San Antonio in 2014.

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Sun Mountain to outfit U.S. Presidents Cup team

Sun Mountain, Presidents Cup, golf shirt, golf pants: Sun Mountain to outfit U.S. Presidents Cup Team

For the third consecutive time, Sun Mountain will provide the outerwear for the U.S. team at the Presidents Cup.

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GW Junior Invitational 2013 - East Coast

GW Junior Invitational 2013 - East Coast

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Long-drive legends: Dunaway excels as driving force

Mike Dunaway, long-drive contest, Long-drive legends: Dunaway was a driving force

The phenomenon of long driving might not even exist without Mike Dunaway. His fingerprints are all over the sport and the growth that has occurred in the past 25 years.

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Preview: Collegiate Challenge Cup

Men's College Golf, Golf Club of Tennessee: A preview for the Dick's Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup.

The inaugural Dick’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup is set to take place this weekend at The Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs. Take a closer look at the tournament and the teams participating.

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Makloski's self-assessed penalty drops Rams to 2nd

Colorado State freshman Jimmy Makloski called a penalty on himself on the final hole of the Rams' home event, causing the team to finish one shot out of the lead.

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Baldry: Singing praises for Symetra's Christine Song

Christine Song is more than an up-and-coming golfer on the Symetra Tour. She's also an ambassador for the game, and that was on full display during the pro-am at the Volvik Championship.

Christine Song is more than an up-and-coming golfer on the Symetra Tour. She's also an ambassador for the game, and that was on full display during the pro-am at the Volvik Championship on Wednesday.

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New Jersey, Florida tied at Women's State Team

New Jersey, Florida tied at Women's State Team

Alice Chen shot a record-tying 6-under 67 Sept. 18 to pace her New Jersey team to a share of the lead with Florida after two rounds of the USGA Women’s State Team Championship at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.

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SCORES: Tour Championship, Round 4

SCORES: Tour Championship, Round 4

A look at the Tour Championship leaderboard from East Lake.

Wednesday, September 18

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Mizuno JPX-EZ irons

Mizuno JPX-EZ irons

Mizuno's directive to designers for the latest JPX irons: "Let's take this thing to another galaxy." The result? The JPX-EZ and JPX-EZ Forged models feature advanced technology – and orange cosmetics.

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Pinnacle Gold and Bling golf balls

Pinnacle Gold and Bling golf balls

Pinnacle's new Gold, Gold Ribbon and Bling golf balls offer distance, softness and style for budget-minded golfers.

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St. Edward's opens charity campaign with 33 birdies

The St. Edward’s men’s golf team has announced it will launch a charity campaign based on player birdies this semester.

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Player diary: Nicole Morales (Part 1)

My name is Nicole Morales and I am from South Salem, N.Y. I am a senior at Lake Mary Prep and I have verbally committed to play collegiate golf at the University of Alabama (ROLL TIDE!).

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Plenty on the line for Woods at East Lake

Tiger Woods, PGA Tour, Tour championship, FedEx Cup: Tiger Woods enters Tour Championship with plenty on the line

Tiger Woods enters the Tour Championship atop the FedEx Cup standings, but he must play well at East Lake to secure the FEC title, as well as potential yearly awards.

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Wherever Scott goes, so goes green jacket

Wherever Adam Scott goes, so goes Masters green jacket

In case you were wondering, Adam Scott brought his Masters green jacket with him to Atlanta for this week’s Tour Championship. “It comes pretty much everywhere,” he said. “I wear it in my hotel room all the time just by myself.”

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A college coach's cone of influence

It’s sometimes easy to lose sight of the big picture in college golf. I lost a resounding voice of reason Aug. 26 when Sam Lesseig, my college coach, died unexpectedly from a stroke.

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IJP Design starts testing panel for ladies apparel collection

IJP Design starts testing panel for ladies apparel collection

IJP (Ian James Poulter) Design has official started a testing panel for launch of women’s golf apparel.

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Arizona leads Women’s State Team Championship

Arizona took a two-shot lead after the first round of the USGA Women’s State Team Championship Sept. 17 at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.

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Women's Midweek Report: USC, Kim start fast

USC, Kyung Kim, Oklahoma State, Women's Midweek Report: USC, Kim start fast

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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Men's Midweek Report: Ga. Tech continues to win

Men's Midweek Report, College Men's Golf: Georgia Tech continues to win

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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Antigua unveils its Spring 2014 Performance 72 collection

Antigua, golf shirts, golf fashion: Antigua has unveiled its Spring 2014 Performance 72 Golf Collection

Antigua has unveiled its Spring 2014 Performance 72 Golf Collection.

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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 'Golf' sold for $20,000

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 'Golf' sold for $20,000

Omega and Rory McIlroy teamed up to make a one-of-a-kind watch. It was sold to an anonymous bidder for $20,000.

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Four players named to Team USA for Spirit International

Four players named to Team USA for Spirit International Am

Team USA for The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship was announced on Sept. 17 via team captain Paige Mackenzie on Twitter.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Tour Championship

Furyk, Scott, Woods, Stricker pace Tour Championship picks

From Jim Furyk to Adam Scott to Tiger Woods to Steve Stricker, our panel of experts weighs in one last time for the 2013 season with predictions for the Tour Championship.

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Tee times: Tour Championship, Round 1

Tee times: Tour Championship, Round 1

From Tiger Woods and Henrik Stenson to Hunter Mahan and Keegan Bradley, here's a look at the tee times and pairings for the first round of the Tour Championship at East Lake.

Tuesday, September 17

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Va. Tech's Vincent, LSU's Jolly share victory in Iowa

Virginia Tech's Scott Vincent went 7 under in his final six holes to shoot 8-under 64 and earn a share of individual medalist honors with LSU's Stewart Jolly Tuesday at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.

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Oklahoma opens fall with victory at Spirit Hollow

Oklahoma held on for a four-shot victory Tuesday at the Golfweek Program Challenge, recording its first season-opening win since 2009.

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Fan phone-ins take center stage in Tour address

Tim Finchem, PGA Tour, State of the Tour: Fan phone-ins take center stage in Finchem's address

At the Tour Championship, PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem acknowledged the challenges of dealing with "fan phone-ins," adding that the topic warranted further review.

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Finchem's address covers playoffs, pace, charity

During his "State of the Tour" address at the Tour Championship, commissioner Tim Finchem covered a variety of topics, from charitable contributions to slow play.

During his "State of the Tour" media conference at the Tour Championship, commissioner Tim Finchem covered a variety of topics, ranging from charitable contributions to slow play.

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Pan leads Washington to easy home win

Junior Cheng-Tsung Pan shot 11-under 205 to capture the individual title at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational for the second year in a row, leading host Washington to an easy victory over Arizona State at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.

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Jacobsen and Stewart: Offbeat yet always on key

Peter Jacobsen, Payne Stewart, Tour Championship: Jacobsen and Stewart: Offbeat yet always on key

When Peter Jacobsen was named the recipient of the 2013 Payne Stewart Award on Tuesday at the Tour Championship in Atlanta, the only question was, What took so long?

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Toy Box: Watson switches to Ping S55 irons

At the BMW Championship, Bubba Watson switched irons for the first time since 2004, embracing Ping’s newest model – the S55.

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For Leadbetter, move to Rollins feels familiar

Rollins, Hally Leadbetter, Arkansas, golf: For Hally Leadbetter, move to Rollins feels familiar

To Hally Leadbetter, Rollins College feels a lot more like what she’s used to – on many levels.

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Jacobsen accepts Stewart Award with eye on future

Jacobsen accepts Payne Stewart Award with eye on the future

Peter Jacobsen is known just as much for his comedic wit as for his golf game. On Tuesday at the Tour Championship, Jacobsen’s on- and off-course traits were recognized with the prestigious Payne Stewart Award.

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Bethpage Black gets 2019 PGA, 2024 Ryder Cup

Bethpage Black, Ryder Cup, PGA Championship: Bethpage Black gets 2019 PGA, 2024 Ryder Cup

Bethpage Black, the brawny Long Island layout that has played host to two recent U.S. Opens, will be the site of the 2019 PGA Championship and the 2024 Ryder Cup, the PGA of America announced.

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Women gain match play at '15 NCAAs, 4th regional

NCAA womens golf, national championship, match play: Women gain match play at NCAAs, 4th regional site

Postseason changes are on the way for the NCAA Division I women’s tournament after proposals from the Women’s Golf Committee were approved.

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By The Numbers: George Washington's Lucas Farmer, 1

One was the number for George Washington freshman Lucas Farmer after making a hole-in-one on his fifth hole of college golf during the first round of the Adams Cup of Newport on Sept. 16.

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Tour Championship: East Lake, hole-by-hole preview

Tour Championship: East Lake, hole-by-hole preview

Each year as home to the FedEx Cup finals, East Lake has been the scene of a dramatic outcome. That’s attributable in part to the enduring challenge posed by Bobby Jones' home course of old in Atlanta.

Monday, September 16

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Strong finish propels Oklahoma into lead in Iowa

Strong finish propels Oklahoma into lead at Spirit Hollow

A day after struggling down the stretch, Oklahoma used a strong finish Monday to take the lead after two rounds of the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Spirit Hollow.

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Quick look at Tour Championship's 30 players

Quick look at Tour Championship's 30 players

Tiger Woods, Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott and Zach Johnson lead the way into the Tour Championship this week to wrap up the FedEx Cup. Here's a look at the 30-man field.

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Newton shares individual lead at Spirit Hollow

He may be a third degree black belt, but Central Arkansas sophomore James Newton says he's better at golf. And after shooting 2-under 70 Monday to move into a four-way tie for the lead at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, he might be right.

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Bridgestone to enter collegiate-licensing market

Bridgestone Golf is courting the allegiance of college sports fans by producing golf balls featuring the logos of their favorite school teams.

Bridgestone Golf is courting the allegiance of college sports fans by producing golf balls featuring the logos of their favorite school teams.

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Player of the week: Liz Nagel, Michigan State

Liz Nagel, Michigan State, Mary Fossum Invitational, player of the week: Liz Nagel, Michigan State

The senior earned her first collegiate victory Sept. 15 at Michigan State’s own Mary Fossum Invitational.

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Team of the week: USC

The Trojans logged a come-from-behind victory Sept. 11 in their season opener, the Dale McNamara Fall Preview.

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5 Things: Zach wins; Championship field set; more

5 Things: Zach Johnson wins; Championship field set; more

Zach Johnson proved to be the ultimate putting machine, breaking out of a late three-way tie for the lead for a victory at the BMW Championship. Here are 5 Things to Know from Chicago.

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Winner's Circle: Zach Johnson, BMW Championship

Winner's Circle: Zach Johnson, BMW Championship

Zach Johnson won his 10th PGA Tour event on Monday by coming from behind to capture the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club outside Chicago. Here is a complete list of Johnson's clubs.

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Team of the week: Alabama

Team of the week: Alabama

The Crimson Tide, No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Preseason Rankings, started the season where they left off last year: With a victory.

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Player of the week: Seth Reeves, Georgia Tech

Seth Reeves, Georgia Tech: Player of the week

Senior Seth Reeves picked up his second collegiate victory on Sept. 15 when he won the Tar Heel Invitational by four shots over teammate Richy Werenski.

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How it happened: Johnson rallies for BMW title

How it happened: Zach Johnson rallies to capture BMW title

Zach Johnson used birdies at Nos. 16 and 17 to vault past Jim Furyk and Nick Watney and capture the BMW Championship on Monday at Conway Farms -- securing a spot in the Tour Championship.

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Sparks' moments of pride come from the little things

For Randy Sparks, 56, director of instruction at Purestrike Medicus Golf Academy in Destin, Fla., moments of pride don’t come through personal accomplishments, he never aspired to compete on the Tour or collect trophies. He appreciated the little things.

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Barry seeks to repeat as Division II men's champs

Barry seeks to repeat as Division II men's champs

The Buccaneers earned their second Division II national championship in the past six years thanks in part to team chemistry -- and looks for three returning scorers to lead their title defense.

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Antigua debuts Spring 2014 headwear line

Antigua, Hat Collection, Spring 2014, Golf Fashion: Antigua debuts Spring 2014 headwear line

Antigua announced its new Spring 2014 hat collection of men and women with 22 new styles.

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By The Numbers: Ball State's Keegan McKinney, 0

The number was zero for Ball State freshman Keegan McKinney, who made zero bogeys Sunday in the first round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge.

Sunday, September 15

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Houston grabs early lead in Iowa

Houston rallied on the back nine at Spirit Hollow to cap an opening-round 1-over 289 and grab the first-round lead at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.

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Nagel's emotional win highlights Spartan triumph

Michigan State, Liz Nagel, Mary Fossum Invitational: Nagel's emotional win highlights Spartan triumph

Michigan State won its own Mary Fossum Invitational on Sunday, and senior Liz Nagel earned an emotional individual victory.

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Noh wins Nationwide Children's Hospital, Tour card

Seung-Yul Noh wins Nationwide Children's Hospital, Tour card

South Korea's Seung-Yul Noh won the third of four Web.com Tour Finals series events Sunday to wrap up a PGA Tour card – and headed home for the first time since December.

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5 Things: BMW runs into rain; bubble floats; more

5 Things: BMW runs into rain; bubble floats; more

Leader Jim Furyk was one of 22 players who never got to start the final round Sunday at the BMW Championship. With play to resume on Monday at 9 a.m. Eastern, 8 Central, here are 5 Things to Know.

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Georgia Tech 2-for-2 after 20-shot victory

Georgia Tech's Seth Reeves earns medalist honors and is followed by teammates in the 2-3-4 positions as the Yellow Jackets roll to a 20-shot triumph at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate, their second consecutive victory to start the fall season.

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Shelton, Tide roll to Olympia Fields victories

With freshman Robby Shelton earning a share of first place in his college debut, defending national champion Alabama rolls to an 18-shot victory over runner-up Texas at the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational.

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How it Happened: Rain stalls BMW Championship

How it Happened: Rain stalls BMW Championship

Jim Furyk went from 59 Friday to solo leader Saturday at the BMW Championship while Tiger Woods surged ahead. As the PGA Tour rolls into the final 90 holes of the FedEx Cup, we'll keep you up with Sunday's final-round highlights right here!

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BMW Championship: Tee times Monday for final round

BMW Championship: Tee times Monday for rain-delayed final round

Leader Jim Furyk will be paired with Steve Stricker for Monday's final round of the BMW Championship, while Tiger Woods will play alongside Charl Schwartzel at waterlogged Conway Farms.

Iowa Men’s Golf Set to Host Premier Event

Hawkeyes host Golfweek Conference Challenge Sept. 15-17, featuring 15 teams from 15 different conferences

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5 Things: Pettersen adds 2nd major, winning Evian

Suzann Pettersen adds another major, winning rain-shortened Evian

In what would become a duel with amateur Lydia Ko, Suzann Pettersen took advantage of an early opportunity and never trailed again – shooting 68 to add her second major championship.

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Luiten wins KLM Open in playoff with Jimenez

Joost Luiten wins KLM Open in playoff with Miguel Angel Jimenez

Joost Luiten beat Miguel Angel Jimenez on the first playoff hole Sunday to win the KLM Open for his second European Tour title of the year.

Saturday, September 14

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Foley teaches Park how to see 'the big picture'

Sean Foley, Annie Park, USC, For Your Game: Foley teaches Park how to see 'the big picture'

Annie Park is five years into a seven-year project. That’s how her instructor Sean Foley describes the work the two have done together – a swing overhaul that has taken Park from an adolescent struggling to understand the golf swing to one of the top female amateurs.

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5 Things: Woods 'pretty hot' about penalty; Furyk leads

5 Things: Tiger Woods 'pretty hot' about penalty; Jim Furyk leads

Speaking to the media for the first time in nearly 48 hours, Tiger Woods didn't hide his frustration about a two-stroke penalty assessed after his second round Friday at the BMW Championship.

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Noh keeps Nationwide Children's Hospital lead

Seung-Yul Noh keeps Nationwide Children's Hospital lead

South Korea's Seung-Yul Noh shot a 1-under 70 in tricky wind conditions Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, the third of four events in the Web.com Tour Finals series.

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BMW Championship: Tee times, final round

BMW Championship: Tee times, Sunday's final round

Leader Jim Furyk will be paired with Steve Stricker for the final round of the BMW Championship, while second-round co-leader Brandt Snedeker moves to the group ahead alongside Zach Johnson and Tiger Woods will play alongside Charl Schwartzel.

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How it happened: Furyk leads by one; Tiger fires 66

Tiger Tracker: BMW Championship, third round

On the heels of a dramatic second round Friday, the no-cut BMW Championship rolls into the final 108 holes of the FedEx Cup's playoffs. We'll keep you up with Saturday's third-round highlights right here!

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New Mexico looks to continue winning start in Iowa

New Mexico opened its season with a victory for the first time since 2002, winning the Gopher Invitational last weekend. Now the Lobos enter the Golfweek Conference Challenge looking to start the season with back-to-back victories for the first time since 2001.

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Luiten surpasses Jimenez for KLM Open lead

Joost Luiten surpasses Miguel Angel Jimenez for KLM Open lead

Joost Luiten mastered wet and windy conditions Saturday to shoot a 4-under 66 and take a one-shot lead after the third round of the KLM Open.

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Mahan wins car with ace at BMW Championship

Hunter Mahan cards ace at BMW Championship, wins car

At Conway Farms GC's par-3 17th hole, Mahan carded a hole-in-one Saturday to win an extra prize during the BMW Championship.

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Miyazato maintains lead at Evian; Ko rises

Mika Miyazato maintains lead at Evian; amateur Lydia Ko rises

Mika Miyazato began and ended Saturday's second round of the Evian Championship, the LPGA's fifth major, with a one-shot lead as amateur sensation Lydia Ko pulled within a shot of the lead.

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Moberly (No. 43, 2015) commits to Mississippi State

Elsa Moberly of Science Hill, Ky., gave a verbal commitment to play college golf at Mississippi State in 2015.

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Player Diary: Ashlan Ramsey (Part 11)

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

Friday, September 13

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Many of golf's best react to Furyk's 59 on Twitter

Many of golf's best react to Jim Furyk's 59 Friday on Twitter

Just as many Tour pros could be seen watching Jim Furyk put his 59 on ice Friday at the BMW Championship, their Twitter accounts also reflected a show of support for the popular veteran golfer.

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Noh leads Nationwide Children's Hospital

Seung-Yul Noh leads Chesson Hadley at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Seung-Yul Noh shot a 6-under 65 in cool, breezy conditions Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship.

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Jimenez, Larrazabal lead KLM Open

Miguel Angel Jimenez, Pablo Larrazabal lead KLM Open

First-round leader Miguel Angel Jimenez, who won the KLM in 1994, shot a bogey-free 67 and was joined in the lead at 9 under by fellow Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal, who shot 66 Friday.

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Two-stroke penalty adds to Tiger's BMW tally

Two-stroke penalty adds to Tiger Woods' tally at BMW

Tiger Woods was penalized two shots after his BMW Championship second round -- officials ruled that his ball moved as he moved nearby loose impediments before his third shot on Conway Farms’ first hole.

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BMW Championship: Tee times, Round 3

Here are the complete third-round tee times and pairings for the BMW Championship.

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59 bag: Jim Furyk, BMW

59 bag: Jim Furyk, BMW Championship 2013

See what Jim Furyk had in his bag as he posted the sixth 59 in PGA Tour history at the BMW Championship, the third event of the 2013 FedExCup playoffs.

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How it happened: Furyk fires 59, Tiger cards 72

Tiger Tracker: BMW Championship, second round

Tiger Woods is chasing BMW Championship first-round leader Brandt Snedeker – as well as points leader Henrik Stenson for the top spot in the FedEx Cup playoffs. Follow the action right here!

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PHOTOS: 6 players who shot 59 on the PGA Tour

PHOTOS: 6 players who shot 59 on the PGA Tour

Check out pictures of the six players who have carded a 59 during PGA Tour competition: Al Geiberger, Chip Beck, David Duval, Paul Goydos, Stuart Appleby and most recently Jim Furyk.

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Nike VR Forged Pro Combo irons

Nike VR Forged Pro Combo irons

Nike's next-generation VR Forged Pro Combo set features long irons with a polymer designed to enhance sound and feel.

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59 club: 6 players who have shot 59 on PGA Tour

Take a look at the six players who have shot 59 on the PGA Tour.

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Furyk shoots Tour's sixth 59 at BMW

Jim Furyk shoots Tour's sixth 59 at BMW Championship

The approach shot that set up Jim Furyk's 59 Friday was so close that a fan broke the silence and screamed, “Jimmy, I’ll give it to ya.” Even Furyk, who had been his usual stoic self on the course, cracked a smile and laughed.

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Snedeker goes light on driver shaft

Brandt Snedeker goes light on driver shaft at BMW Championship

Brandt Snedeker is believed to be the first player to lead a PGA Tour event with a sub-50 gram graphite shaft in his driver.

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5 Things: Rain cuts Evian; Miyazato leads; more

5 Things: Rain shortens Evian to 54; Mika Miyazato leads; more

Touring the front nine in 31, Mika Miyazato took the first round lead at the LPGA's fifth major, the Evian Championship, Friday in Evian-les-Bains, France.

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Darren Clarke, 45, set for PGA Tour return

Add Darren Clarke to the list of international players who have recently taken up membership on the PGA Tour.

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Houston charts path back toward nation's elite

Houston, college golf, NCAA: Houston charts path back toward nation's elite

For three decades – from the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s – no team dominated college golf like the University of Houston.

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Golfweek's top 10: Men's individuals, freshmen

Michael Kim, college golf, rankings, individuals: Golfweek's top 10: Men's individuals, freshmen

Golfweek ranks its top players and top freshman to start the fall season.

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Tulsa CC's charm is in its difficulty, history

Tulsa CC's charm - which will be on display at the 2014 NCAA Women's Championship - is in its difficulty, history

Randy Keck will tell you that his fellow citizens of Tulsa, Okla., know the game and know it well. It’s what you might expect from a city with such a footprint in golf history.

Thursday, September 12

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5 Things: Snedeker shines; Westwood, McIlroy falter

Brandt Snedeker looking to become first player to successfully defend Fed Ex Cup title after opening 63; Scott Piercy, Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy implode in first round at BMW Championship.

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Mickelson gets going late at BMW, fires 70

Phil Mickelson gets going late at BMW, fires 1-under 70

After not arriving until late Wednesday night after dealing with a personal matter at home, Phil Mickelson started sluggishly Thursday at the BMW Championship but managed to grind out a 1-under 70 with a solid final nine holes.

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How it Happened: Snedeker's 63 leads BMW

How it Happened: Brandt Snedeker's 63 leads BMW Championship

Tiger Woods is now chasing Henrik Stenson for the top spot in the FedEx Cup standings, and will play alongside the Swede as they tee it up in the BMW Championship at Conway Farms.

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Alfredsson calls it a career this week in France

LPGA standout Helen Alfredsson calls it a career this week in France

It’s fitting for the 48-year-old beauty to hang it up near the French Alps, for she’s a three-time winner of the Evian. Last week, Helen Alfredsson said goodbye to a home crowd at the Helsingborg Open in Sweden.

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Pro Links' 11th-hour deal saved Tampa Tour stop

Pro Links' 11th-hour deal saved Tampa Tour stop

Pro Links Sports orchestrated an 11th-hour deal that paired sponsor Valspar Corp. with PGA Tour's Tampa event, keeping the tournament at Innisbrook Resort on the schedule.

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Tiger sees room to improve on opening 66 at BMW

Tiger Woods sees room to improve on opening 66 at BMW

It’s hard for Tiger Woods to say of his first round, “I didn’t get anything out of it.” After all, Woods was tied for third when he walked off with a 66. But he certainly wasted shots in finishing three back of the lead.

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'Bama standout Thomas signs with Excel Management

Justin Thomas, Alabama, Excel Management: 'Bama standout Thomas signs with Excel Management

Justin Thomas, the 2012 College Player of the Year, has signed with Excel Sports Management. Thomas announced earlier this summer that he would not return to Alabama for his junior season. The Crimson Tide won the NCAA Championship last spring.

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Golfweek's top 10: Women individuals, freshmen

Golfweek's top 10: Women individuals, freshmen

From Annie Park to Stephanie Meadow, to top freshmen Alison Lee and Casie Cathrea, we take a look at the top individuals heading into the 2013-14 season.

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After postseason sweep, Park wants to keep growing

Annie Park, USC, college golf: After postseason sweep, Annie Park wants to keep growing

Annie Park sure seems a lot taller than 5 feet, 9 inches. Maybe it’s because the USC sophomore’s game is larger than college golf.

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Texas A&M takes in Long Island to start the season

Texas A&M, College Men's Golf: The Aggies takes in Long Island to start the season

It’s not every day that you get to travel to Long Island, N.Y., and take in some of the best golf courses in the world, but that's what Texas A&M did before its season opener against Yale at The Bridge on Sept. 7.

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UNCW launches fundraiser for alumnus' daughter

North Carolina Wilmington, Birdies for Kaitlyn, Derek Brown: UNCW launches birdie campaign for alumnus' daughter

North Carolina-Wilmington is putting an even bigger emphasis on birdies this season. The Seahawks have launched a fundraiser called “Birdies for Kaitlyn” in honor of Derek Brown, a UNCW standout in 2001-04.

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SCORES: BMW Championship, Round 4

SCORES: BMW Championship, Round 4

Follow the BMW Championship leaderboard from Conway Farms in Lake Forest, Ill.

Wednesday, September 11

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Woods sees Conway Farms for first time Wednesday

Tiger Woods sees Conway Farms for first time Wednesday

Tiger Woods plays in Wednesday's pro-am ahead of the BMW Championship, his only practice round at Conway Farms before his 11:53 p.m. EDT tee time on Thursday.

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Rude: Being Evans Scholar is life-changing opportunity

Rude: Being an Evans Scholar is a life-changing opportunity

Golfweek senior writer Jeff Rude still gets emotional in talking about being an Evans Scholar and what the honor can do to change one's life.

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'Celebrity' Park will make run at fourth major title

'Celebrity' Inbee Park will make run at fourth major title of '13

Inbee Park will aim for her fourth major title of the season at the Evian Championship this week in France, a spot where her march through the record books started in 2012.

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Behind Kim, USC authors comeback win in Tulsa

USC, Kyung Kim, Dale McNamara Fall Preview, college golf: Behind Kim, USC authors comeback win in Tulsa

It didn’t take long on Wednesday for USC to erase a three-shot deficit at the Dale McNamara Fall Preview and switch from chaser to leader.

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Homa, Thomas to make pro debuts at CordeValle

Max Homa, Justin Thomas, CordeValle, Frys.com, PGA Tour, Walker Cup: Max Homa, Justin Thomas to make pro debut at CordeValle

After a victorious turn on the U.S. Walker Cup team, Max Homa and Justin Thomas turned professional. Both will make their debuts at the Frys.com Open on sponsor exemptions. The event will be played Oct. 10-13 at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif.

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France's Karine Icher enjoys breakout season

Frenchwoman Karine Icher enjoys breakout season

Karine Icher is the only Frenchwoman in the top 100 of the Rolex Ranking and has used a comeback season to vault her into the spotlight at the Solheim Cup and prepare her for this week's Evian Championship.

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Kentucky extends lead, wins 'Mo'Morial by 11 shots

Kentucky held on to its second-round lead at the "Mo"Morial and cruised to victory on Wednesday to start the season.

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PHOTOS: Equipment at BMW

PHOTOS: Equipment on the range at BMW

Our David Dusek was on the range at Conway Farms for the BMW Championship. Take a look at the latest equipment that the world's best used.

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Player diary: Bethany Wu (Part 1)

My name is Bethany Wu and I’m from Diamond Bar, Calif. I’m a junior at Diamond Bar High School and I have verbally committed to play collegiate golf at UCLA.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: BMW Championship

Tiger, Stricker, Rose highlight BMW Championship predictions

Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and Justin Rose all register as favorites, while Ernie Els, Chris Stroud, Scott Piercy and Kevin Chappell are players to watch at the BMW Championship.

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Cal, 'Bama men among hot topics in college golf

California, Alabama, hot topics, college golf: Cal, 'Bama men among hot topics in college golf

As the fall season starts, Golfweek's college writers take a look at the hot topics for the upcoming year.

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NGLA caddies hold secret to match-play dominance

NGLA caddies hold secret to match-play dominance

The Geary Cup features the caddies of neighboring clubs – the National Golf Links of America and Shinnecock Hills – but the match-play competition has been one-sided, with NGLA dominating since 1995.

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Presidents Cup: Muirfield provides distinct U.S. advantage

Presidents Cup, Muirfield Village, Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar: Muirfield Village provides distinct U.S. advantage for Presidents Cup

A deeper look at both Presidents Cup rosters offers a simple conclusion: The U.S. has a huge advantage playing at Muirfield Village.

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Numbers show Woods as leading POY candidate

Numbers show Tiger Woods as leading POY candidate

Forget for a minute that Tiger Woods has won five times this year. Consider that three of them came in tournaments that ranked in the top 10 for toughest and deepest fields. That's why he should be the frontrunner for Player of the Year honors.

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Player diary: Davidson's Todd Eckstein (Part 1)

Hey, everyone! I’m really excited to be one of the college golfers blogging on the Golfweek website this year. Having said that, you’re probably wondering who in the world I am and what kind of perspective I’ll bring to this blog.

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Women's Midweek Report: Gators win, Tigers close

Florida, Clemson, Cougar Classic, college golf, Women's Midweek Report: Gator victory but Clemson close

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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Stricker decides to play Tour Championship

Steve Stricker decides to play Tour Championship

Despite saying all season that he likely would not play in the Tour Championship, Steve Stricker has made the decision to travel to Atlanta because of his current eighth-place standing in the FedEx Cup.

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Player Diary: California's Joel Stalter (Part 1)

California Golden Bears, Men's College Golf: Player Diary: California's Joel Stalter (Part 1)

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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VIDEO: McIlroy, Woodland burn rubber in BMW i3

Rory McIlroy and Gary Woodland competed in a driving challenge Tuesday to kick of BMW Championship week.

Rory McIlroy and Gary Woodland competed in a driving challenge Tuesday to kick off BMW Championship week.

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Men's Midweek Report: Ga. Tech, UCF, Akron win

College men's golf, Men's Midweek Report: Georgia Tech, Central Florida, Akron win their season openers

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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By The Numbers: Cal's Nicola Roessler, 69

Cal senior Nicola Roessler's final-round 69 at the Colonel Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic on Sept. 10 tied her best collegiate round.

Tuesday, September 10

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Special Olympics Invite heads to Seaview in October

The Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament will be played Oct. 17-20 at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, N.J. The event will feature more than 180 golfers from 23 Special Olympics programs in North America.

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Amateur roundup: Whitney keeps outdoing himself

The 2013 season just keeps getting better for Cy Whitney.

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Cal women open season with win in Colorado

The Cal women opened the season with a victory at the Colonel Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic on Tuesday after a final-round 2-under 286 at Ptarmigan Country Club in Fort Collins, Colo. The Golden Bears finished nine shots ahead of runner-up Colorado.

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At Conway Farms, Donald hopes for signs of old self

Luke Donald, BMW Championship, Conway Farms: At Conway Farms, Donald hopes for signs of old self

There are home games and then there are home home games. Luke Donald has the latter this week. He’s not only back in his adopted home area in suburban Chicago, he’s playing a PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff event at his longtime home course of Conway Farms.

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U.S. Women's Am awarded to San Diego CC for 2017

U.S. Women's Amateur, USGA, San Diego Country Club: U.S. Women's Am awarded to San Diego CC for 2017

The U.S. Golf Association has announced that the 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur will be played at San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif.

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5 Things: Campbell, Akron win Program Challenge

Campbell's women and Akron's men notched team titles at the Golfweek Program Challenge, but it was the Camels who also took home the program championship Tuesday in Pawleys Island, S.C.

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Florida comeback spoils Clemson's debut

Florida's final-round rally – led by a 5-under 67 from junior medalist Ann Young and a 4-under 68 from freshman Karolina Vickova – ends Clemson's dreams of a victory in the first-year program's inaugural tournament.

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Lobos, Kent State's Conners grab Gopher titles

The New Mexico men notched a six-shot victory at the season-opening Gopher Invitational, where a shorthanded Cal team finished fourth without Walker Cuppers Michael Kim and Michael Weaver. Kent State's Corey Conners captured the individual crown.

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Player diary: Oklahoma State's Casie Cathrea

Player diary: Oklahoma State's Casie Cathrea (Part 1)

Follow Oklahoma State freshman Casie Cathrea in her first semester as a college golfer, 1,622 miles from her California home.

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PHOTOS: TaylorMade's SpeedBlade Irons

PHOTOS: TaylorMade's SpeedBlade Irons

Our David Dusek gives you a look at TaylorMade's new SpeedBlade irons, shown off on Monday at the BMW Championship.

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TaylorMade SpeedBlade irons

TaylorMade SpeedBlade irons

At Conway Farms Golf Club, site of the BMW Championship, TaylorMade unveiled its SpeedBlade irons, which succeed the RocketBladez irons and feature an enhanced "Speed Pocket."

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Toy Box: Svoboda uses SLDR to take Chiquita Classic

Toy Box: Svoboda uses SLDR to take Chiquita Classic

Andrew Svoboda said hello to TaylorMade’s new SLDR driver, putting it into play for the first time at the Web.com Tour’s Chiquita Classic. He won and earned a first-place check for $180,000.

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BMW Championship: Conway Farms, hole-by-hole preview

BMW Championship: Conway Farms, hole-by-hole preview

Unlike the other major Chicago tournament sites – Medinah, Olympia Fields, Cog Hill and Butler National – Conway Farms has an intimate feel. Expect a considerable spread in scoring this week, a rarity in modern tournament play.

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Happy birthday, Mr. Palmer

Arnold Palmer celebrates 84th birthday in Latrobe

Arnold Palmer celebrated his 84th birthday in Latrobe, Pa., where he also hosted the Latrobe Classic, which benefits his hospitals in Orlando, Fla.

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By The Numbers: New Mexico, 3

Three was the number for the New Mexico men's team as it notched a season-opening victory at the Gopher Invitational on Sept. 9.

Monday, September 9

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IUPUI trails James Madison at Program Challenge

James Madison maintained its men's lead at the Golfweek Program Challenge, but IUPUI, searching for a bounce-back seasons, is just one shot back entering the final round at True Blue Plantation.

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Ping extends Scottsdale TR putter line

Ping extends Scottsdale TR putter line

The Anser B, Craz-E and Senita B counterbalanced mallet are additions to Ping's Scottsdale TR putter line, known for its face insert with varying groove depths.

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BMW Championship: Tee times, second round

BMW Championship: Tee times, second round

FedEx Cup leader Henrik Stenson will pair with No. 2 Tiger Woods and No. 3 Adam Scott for the first two rounds of the BMW Championship, the third event in the playoffs.

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Report: Croc attack on Cancun course spurs suit

Report: Croc attack on Cancun course spurs suit

A New York man who lost two fingers during a crocodile attack on a Cancun, Mexico, golf course is reportedly suing the resort's owner for $2.25 million.

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Three GB&I players turn pro after Walker Cup loss

Three GB&I players turn pro after Walker Cup loss

GB&I's Neil Raymond, Kevin Phelan and Max Orrin turned pro immediately after the Walker Cup. Callum Shinkwin, Jordan Smith, Nathan Kimsey and Garrick Porteous will remain amateurs but will attend the European Tour Qualifying School.

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PGA Tour releases full 2014 schedule

PGA Tour releases full 2014 schedule after Tampa event saved

With the retention of the PGA Tour stop in Tampa – held March 13-16 at Innisbrook's Copperhead Course – the schedule for the 2014 season is complete through the Ryder Cup.

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Walker Cup: Special commemorative photo edition

Walker Cup: Special commemorative photo edition

We take a look back at the 2013 Walker Cup through the camera lens, as well as a reflection on National Golf Links, as well as player-by-player grades for the week in Southampton, N.Y.

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By The Numbers: Central Florida, 2

Two was the number for the Central Florida men's team in its comeback victory at the Northern Intercollegiate.

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Thomas Bjorn cracks top 50 in OWGR

After his victory at the European Masters, Thomas Bjorn moved into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

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Walker Cup: Final results, records

Walker Cup: Final results, records

A look at the final stats from the 2013 Walker Cup.

Sunday, September 8

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Walker Cup: Special Edition, Sunday

Walker Cup: Special Edition, Sunday

The United States romped to a 17-9 victory at the Walker Cup, using stellar singles play to bring the title back to the States. Check out our extensive coverage inside our Sunday special edition!

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Tide contingent, mid-ams seal U.S. Walker Cup win

Crimson Tide contingent, mid-amateurs shine as U.S. reclaims Walker Cup

After the morning foursomes ended in favor of the United States, 10-6, an Alabama duo of Bobby Wyatt and Justin Thomas and a mid-am duo of Todd White and Nathan Smith enabled the Americans to reclaim the Walker Cup.

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Brooks, Poston take early leads at Program Challenge

Campbell's Lisbeth Brooks and Western Carolina's J.T. Poston combined to miss just one green in regulation Sunday at the Golfweek Program Challenge. As a result, they each find themselves atop their respective individual leaderboards.

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Walker Cup: White and Smith enjoy moment

Nathan Smith, Todd White, Walker Cup, mid-amateurs: With clinching points, White and Smith enjoy mid-am moment

In the wake of American victory at the Walker Cup, Todd White had decided to let someone else decide what his place on this team meant for the mid-amateur.

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U.S. finds boost at National's par-5 18th

U.S. finds boost at National Golf Links' par-5 18th

The U.S. team can point to many reasons it won the 44th Walker Cup, but one of those has to be how it played the par-5 18th hole.

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Central Florida comeback snares Northern title

Led by individual runner-up Greg Eason's 5-under 67, the Central Florida men's team rallies from 11 shots down on the final day to capture a season-opening victory in the Northern Intercollegiate at Rich Harvest Farms in Illinois.

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Button on Homa's amateur days? Walker Cup ace

Button on Max Homa's amateur days? Walker Cup ace

Max Homa’s last tournament round as an amateur was a match-play loss to Kevin Phelan 2 and 1, but it will be memorable as the Cal Bear made an ace on the short par-3 sixth hole.

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Georgia Tech men cruise to Carpet Capital title

Co-medalist Ollie Schniederjans leads the way for Georgia Tech and gets plenty of help from his teammates as the Yellow Jackets buzz past in-state rival Georgia for a season-opening victory at the Carpet Capital Collegiate.

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How it Happened: U.S. coasts to Walker Cup win

How it Happened: U.S. coasts to Walker Cup win

Follow Sunday's Walker Cup rounds right here as the U.S. tries to reclaim amateur golf's top team prize -- we'll keep you posted on the highlights at National Golf Links right here!

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Svoboda wins Chiquita; Peterson clinches card

Andrew Svoboda wins Chiquita; John Peterson clinches card

Andrew Svoboda won the Chiquita Classic on Sunday in the 2013 Web.com Tour Finals series, while John Peterson secured his PGA Tour card for the 2013-14 season.

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Bjorn beats Lee in playoff for European Masters

Thomas Bjorn beats Craig Lee in playoff for European Masters

Thomas Bjorn made a 12-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to beat Craig Lee for the European Masters title.

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Notes: Walker's unlikely draw; Holtgrieve's hugs

Notes: Unlikely Walker Cup caddie draw; Jim Holtgrieve's hugs

Blind caddie draw lines up international players, loopers; complete list of player-caddie pairings; U.S. captain Jim Holtgrieve sends hugs all around

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Capsules: Sunday morning Walker Cup foursomes

Capsules: Sunday morning Walker Cup foursomes

Take a look at recaps of the four Sunday-morning foursomes matches, which the U.S. and GB&I teams split 2-2 in the second day of the Walker Cup.

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2020 Tokyo Olympics eye Kasumigaseki for golf

2020 Tokyo Olympics eye storied Kasumigaseki CC for golf

Tokyo's winning bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics includes the selection of Kasumigaseki Country Club, northwest of the city, as the intended venue if golf is part of the games.

Saturday, September 7

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Special Edition: Walker Cup, Saturday

Special Edition: Walker Cup, Saturday

The U.S. started slow on Saturday, but finished with a flurry and holds an 8-4 lead heading into the final day of action on Sunday. Check out Alistair Tait's take, the Forecaddie, complete results and the best photos of the day!

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Peterson, Svoboda lead Chiquita after 54

John Peterson, Andrew Svoboda lead Chiquita after 54

John Peterson and Andrew Svoboda shared the third-round lead Saturday in the Chiquita Classic, the second tournament in the four-event Web.com Tour Finals series.

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GB&I licks its wounds from first-day thumping

GB&I licks its wounds from first-day thumping at National

As the wind picked up at National Golf Links, the defending Walker Cup champion GB&I team exited foursomes with a 1-point lead on the U.S. But a surprising shift in momentum saw the visitors trail badly in Southampton.

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Campbell aims for 3rd straight Program Challenge title

Multiple title defenses will take place at this week’s Golfweek Program Challenge. Campbell aims to win a third straight overall championship and second straight women’s team crown, while James Madison’s Trey Smith looks to repeat as men’s individual champion.

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Sunday's Walker Cup pairings look familiar

Several of Sunday's Walker Cup pairings look familiar

In Saturday’s morning Walker Cup foursomes, the two mid-amateurs for Team USA went 0-2. But because Justin Thomas is out with a back injury, captain Jim Holtgrieve has to play one of the two.

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After sitting, Homa, Kim spark U.S. in Walker Cup

After sitting, Homa, Kim spark U.S. in afternoon at Walker Cup

After sitting out morning foursomes, Max Homa was the first player to earn a point for the U.S. during afternoon Walker Cup play. That sparked more red on the board as the U.S. went from a one-point deficit to a four-point lead.

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National's par-3 4th beguiles Walker Cup field

National's par-3 4th beguiles Walker Cup field

The par-3 fourth at National Golf Links comes right out of golf history -- Saturday it tortured Walker Cup competitors with a hole location that was as far back as legally possible on a green that was impossible to hold.

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How it Happened: U.S. leads Walker Cup 8-4

How it Happened: U.S. leads Walker Cup 8-4

Singles play turned into a United States rout at the Walker Cup on Saturday afternoon, as the Americans won 6.5 of a possible 8 points and took an 8-4 lead in its quest to reclaim the Walker Cup -- recap the action right here!

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Golf Channel removes Walker Cup producer

Golf Channel yanked its longest-tenured producer from the Walker Cup crew following the release of his memoir, which recounts some turbulent times from his 18-year association with the channel.

Golf Channel yanked its longest-tenured producer from the Walker Cup crew following the release of his memoir, which recounts some turbulent times from his 18-year association with the channel.

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61 powers Lee to European Masters lead

61 powers Craig Lee to European Masters lead

Craig Lee of Scotland shot a 10-under 61 to surge into a two-shot lead after the third round of the European Masters on Saturday.

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GB&I's Porteous-Pugh def. Weaver-White, 3 & 1

GB&I's Porteous-Pugh def. Weaver-White, 3 & 1

A magical summer for the 23-year-old Garrick Porteus (British Amateur, Scottish Stroke Play titles) continued with a rousing performance to lead the way in earning a point for his GB&I team in a Saturday morning Walker Cup match.

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GB&I takes early advantage; Thomas-Rodgers win point

Justin Thomas, Patrick Rodgers, Walker Cup, foursomes: GB&I takes early advantage; Thomas Rodgers win point

Justin Thomas’ best shot of the day came at a most crucial time. Lodged in a fairway bunker with a high wall at National Golf Links’ 17th, Thomas climbed in and left the U.S. team with 4 feet for the victory.

Friday, September 6

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Greg Owen takes Chiquita Classic lead

Greg Owen's quest to keep his PGA Tour card received a boost Friday. Owen shot 6-under 66 to take the lead after two rounds of the Chiquita Classic at River Run Country Club in Davidson, N.C.

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West Florida holds to national-title aspirations

West Florida holds to national-title aspirations

After a trip to the Division II finals, West Florida coach Steve Fell says his Argonauts team should be able to cling to championship goals this season.

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Walker Cup: Staff predictions for Saturday's matches

Walker Cup 2013, National Golf Links of America, USA, GB&I: Saturday matches, pairings and predictions

Saturday's morning foursomes and afternoon singles matches at the 44th Walker Cup at National Golf Links of America, plus predictions.

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Walker Cup: Saturday's foursomes, singles matches

Walker Cup: Saturday's foursomes, singles matches

Walker Cup captains Nigel Edwards and Jim Holtgrieve are relying on tried-and-trusted pairings to help win the 44th version of George Herbert Walker’s legacy to the game of golf.

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Alabama native Wyatt chose golf over football early

'Bama born and bred, Wyatt chose golf over football early

While he rarely misses an Alabama football game, the sport wasn't Bobby Wyatt's thing from early in his life, instead choosing golf -- and it paid off in the form of the Tide's first national championship.

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Playing partners notch two holes-in-one at once

Playing partners in N.C. notch two holes-in-one at once

Les Morris and Tom Pucci thought their playing partner had hit the best shot on a blind par-3. At the green, they found instead they had both aced the hole.

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At the Walker Cup, Niebrugge big on family

Jordan Niebrugge, Walker Cup, National Golf Links: At the Walker Cup, Niebrugge big on family

Rod Niebrugge was supposed to be in Cancun this weekend, celebrating his 50th birthday. He finds himself instead in the Hamptons – house rented, preparing for the arrival of five of his siblings, strolling the grounds at National Golf Links on a sunny Friday morning.

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U.S. honors first Walker Cup by wearing golf ties

Walker Cup 2013, Jim Holtgrieve, Fashion: Team USA looked dapper on Friday by dressing like the 1922 Walker Cup Team.

When it comes to apparel, players always say ‘Feel good, play good.’ Team USA was looking mighty dapper during Friday’s practice round at National Golf Links of America. All 10 players and the captain were dressed in plaid, navy pants with mustard lines coordinated with a white polo, a knit tie and a navy cardigan sweater.

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Bjorn, Gallacher lead at European Masters

Thomas Bjorn, Stephen Gallacher lead at European Masters

Thomas Bjorn and Stephen Gallacher moved to the top of the Omega European Masters leaderboard with a 66 and 65, respectively, in Friday's second round, good for a one-shot lead.

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Valspar swoops in to save Tampa's Tour stop

Valspar swoops in to save Tampa PGA Tour stop

The PGA Tour's event in Tampa has struggled to retain title sponsors, but it keeps finding new ones to stay on the schedule. Its latest savior: Valspar Corp.

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Walker Cup memories: Graeme McDowell, GB&I

Graeme McDowell, Walker Cup, USGA: McDowell's Walker Cup experience got his appetite whet for the Ryder Cup

Gramem McDowell's Walker Cup experience got his appetite whet for the Ryder Cup. See what he had to say about his time representing GB&I.

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U.S. captain Holtgrieve relaxes as Edwards pushes

U.S. captain Jim Holtgrieve relaxes as GB&I's Nigel Edwards pushes

You’d have thought of the two Walker Cup captains, Jim Holtgrieve of the U.S. would be delivering the 'I'm here to win,' message while Nigel Edwards, defending GB&I's 2011 Walker win, could have been forgiven for going the 'relationships' route.

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Millar official apparel of International Prez Cup team

Peter Millar official apparel provider for International President's Cup team

Peter Millar has been announced as the official apparel provider for the International Team at the Presidents Cup, providing polos, pants and sweaters.

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Special Walker Cup Preview Edition!

Special Walker Cup Preview Edition

From player-by-player bios to a course breakdown from Bradley S. Klein to Rickie Fowler and Graeme McDowell talking about their Walker Cup experience, enjoy our Preview Guide to this weekend's action at National Golf Links.

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Walker Cup memories: Luke Donald, GB&I

Luke Donald, Walker Cup, USGA: Donald still keeps in touch with his GB&I teammates

Luke Donald played on the GB&I Walker Cup Team in 2001, and still keeps in touch with a lot of his teammates from that team.

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Walker Cup memories: Rickie Fowler, USA

Rickie Fowler, Walker Cup, USGA: Fowler reflects on the Walker Cup, talking a call from 2013 Walker Cup player Michael Kim, and wonder about the mid-amateur situation

Rickie Fowler looks back at his time on Team USA at the winning 2007 and 2009 Walker Cups. He also talks about getting a phone from 2013 Walker Cup participant, Michael Kim.

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2012 U.S. Amateur champ Fox turns pro

Steven Fox, 2012 U.S. Amateur champ, turns pro

Steven Fox, who played at Tennessee-Chattanooga, will target Q-School for the Web.com Tour this fall, he said in a statement from his agent.

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Walker Cup: Pugh hopes for repeat of 2011

Walker Cup: Rhys Pugh hopes for repeat of 2011

Rhys Pugh -- 3-0 in 2011 for GB&I -- is the only returner on the squad and hopes, at 19, that he can provide leadership as the international squad attempts to retain the Walker Cup.

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Walker Cup: Rodgers offers experience for U.S.

Walker Cup: Patrick Rodgers offers experience for U.S. squad

Patrick Rodgers was a young gun for the dangerous 2011 U.S. squad at the Walker Cup, only to experience the heartache of defeat. The Stanford star is back to lead the charge this time around.

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Walker Cup: Edwards adds moxie, know-how to GB&I

Nigel Edwards would be on this year’s Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team if the R&A had followed the U.S. Golf Association’s lead and picked two mid-amateurs. The GB&I captain is that good.

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Walker Cup: Klein's key holes at National Golf Links

Walker Cup: Klein's key holes at National Golf Links

The biennial Walker Cup Matches set up shop this weekend at historic National Golf Links of America in Southampton, N.Y. In returning to the site of the first Walker Cup in 1922, the event will showcase match play on one of the quirkiest and most interesting of American layouts.

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Walker Cup memories: Russell Henley, USA

Russell Henley, Walker Cup, USGA: Henley has the chance to turn pro, but glad he stayed amateur for the experience

Russell Henley had won a professional event as an amateur, and had the opportunity to turn pro before the Walker Cup, but decided against it. Henley was glad he got to play on the team.

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PHOTOS: Drivers used by Tour's longest hitters

PHOTOS: Drivers used by PGA Tour's longest hitters

Check out the complete gallery of the drivers used by the PGA Tour's longest hitters.

Thursday, September 5

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Musings on Thursday: Players day via Twitter

Musings on Thursday: Players day via Twitter

It's a relatively quiet week for competition in pro golf, with the FedEx Cup and LPGA Tour taking a break. But practice was a topic for those golfers as well as some top amateurs, while the Web.com and European tours got tournaments underway today.

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Swafford, 3 others tied atop Chiquita Classic

Hudson Swafford, Nick O'Hern, Ed Loar and Ben Kohles all shot 5-under 67 to grab a share of the first-round lead at the Chiquita Classic, the second of four events in the inaugural Web.com Tour Finals.

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George W. Bush spends time with Walker Cuppers

Secret Service agents lingered around National Golf Links on Thursday as former president George W. Bush paid a visit to U.S. and Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cuppers.

Secret Service agents lingered around National Golf Links on Thursday as former president George W. Bush paid a visit to U.S. and Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cuppers.

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Edwards returns after midweek visit with ill father

Nigel Edwards, Walker Cup, GB&I, National Golf Links: Edwards returns to NY after mid-week visit with ill father

Late Thursday afternoon, Nigel Edwards rode a roofless golf cart to the base of National Golf Links’ landmark lighthouse and greeted Max Orrin, the last Great Britain & Ireland player left on the course.

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GB&I team tours NYC before National Golf Links

Walker Cup 2013, National Golf Links of America, GB&I: The team tours NYC before making their way to Southampton, N.Y.

It must be nice to be on the GB&I Walker Cup Team. They played Pine Valley GC, Bayonne GC and also got to visit different sites in New York City before making their way to the National Golf Links of America.

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Norwood, 66, helped golf writers tell stories

Bev Norwood, 66, a longtime publicist and editor for IMG, died on Sept. 4 at the Cleveland Clinic after a short battle with cancer.

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Klein talks architecture, 'Wide Open Fairways'

Bradley S. Klein talks golf architecture, 'Wide Open Fairways'

Golfweek senior writer Bradley S. Klein recently penned the book, "Wide Open Fairways: A Journey Across The Landscapes Of Modern Golf," which shares his insights on golf course architecture.

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Walker Cup memories: Matt Kuchar, USA

Matt Kuchar, Walker Cup, USGA: Kuchar always had his sights set on the Walker Cup

Having played in other team events (the Wyndham and Palmer Cup), Matt Kuchar always had his sights on the Walker Cup, and representing his country.

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Jimenez, 2 others trail Lahiri in European Masters

Miguel Angel Jimenez, 2 other trail Anirban Lahiri in European Masters

India's Anirban Lahiri leads Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood and Miguel Angel Jimenez by two shots after the first round of the Omega European Masters while Brooks Koepka and 13-year-old Ye Wo-cheng also make noise.

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Video: Golf stereotypes

There are many golf stereotypes, and this YouTube video brings them to light. How many have you witnessed? How many apply to you? Find out!

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Walker Cup memories: Bryce Molder, USA

Bryce Molder, Walker Cup, USGA: Although on two losing team's, Molder says Walker Cup was the best experience in amateur golf

Even though he was on two losing two teams, Bryce Molder had only 'good thoughts' about his experience on Team USA at the Walker Cup.

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In this issue: Sept. 6, 2013

Inside the Sept. 6, 2013 issue of Golfweek.

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Golfweek's Best: Campus Courses, 2013

Golfweek's Best: Campus Courses, 2013

A look at the 2013 Golfweek's Best Campus Courses.

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Notes: Matthew proves to be all-world at double duty

Catriona Matthew, the only Scot to win a women’s major, triumphed in her national open for the second time in three years last week.

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Walker Cup memories: Rory McIlroy, GB&I

Rory McIlroy, Walker Cup, USGA: McIlory reflects on the 2007 Walker Cup, his last amateur event

Two-time major-champion winner, Rory McIlroy talks about his time on the 2007 Walker Cup team for GB&I.

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Order of Merit still resonates with Henrik Stenson

Remember yesteryear, when winning the money title meant something? The FedEx Cup sort of changed that, but on the European Tour what is affectionately called the Order of Merit still resonates.

Bushnell to be acquired by ATK, companies say

Bushnell Group Holdings, which includes the Bushnell brand of golf rangefinders, will be acquired by Alliant Techsystems, the companies announced Sept. 5.

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Scott can relate to Stenson's occupational struggles

Adam Scott can relate to Henrik Stenson's occupational struggles

Henrik Stenson rejects the idea that off-course problems had anything to do with three rough years on Tour. In 2013, the Swede has found his game -- and he just might be the hottest golfer in the world.

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Inside the numbers at the Deutsche Bank Championship

Some scoring oddities after four holiday-weekend days at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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Walker Cup memories: Jordan Spieth, USA

Jordan Spieth, Walker Cup, USGA: Spieth remember his time at the 2011 Walker Cup at Royal Aberdeen.

Now a rookie on the PGA Tour, Jordan Spieth reflects about his time on the 2011 USA Walker Cup Team.

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Notes: World's top 20 continue FEC domination

Notes: World's top 20 continue FedEx Cup domination

When Henrik Stenson won the Deutsche Bank Championship ranked 10th in the world, it meant that a top-20 player has won five consecutive FedEx Cup playoffs and they’ve won 17 of the 26 since they began in 2007.

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Scott Piercy gets help from Peter Jacobsen

Scott Piercy gets help from Peter Jacobsen

Bad elbow. Bad play. Both have been storylines in Scott Piercy’s season, but help came from an expected source –- former player turned TV analyst Peter Jacobsen.

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Callaway to resurrect Apex irons

The venerable Apex name, linked to the glory days of the Ben Hogan Co., apparently is about to resurface as a Callaway reincarnation.

The venerable Apex name, linked to the glory days of the Ben Hogan Co., apparently is about to resurface as a Callaway reincarnation.

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Amateur roundup: Paladino beats Bears at State Fair

Cody Paladino, State Fair Amateur, amateur roundup: Cody Paladino beats Bears at State Fair

Cody Paladino beat a pair of University of California players on Aug. 30 to win the California State Fair title at Haggin Oaks’ Alister MacKenzie Course in Sacramento.

Wednesday, September 4

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Cobra Puma Tour Trusty wedges

Cobra Puma Tour Trusty wedges

Cobra Puma Golf, which had announced its intent to compete more aggressively in the wedge market, released details of its new Tour Trusty line.

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Final four selections for Presidents Cup teams named

Jordan Spieth, Webb Simpson, Marc Leishman, Brendon de Jonge: The American and International captains picks, respectively, for the 2013 Presidents Cup

Last year, Jordan Spieth was getting ready for the Red River Rivalry against border rival Oklahoma when he was a sophomore at Texas. Now, after being selected as one of two captain’s picks for the U.S. team, Spieth is getting ready for his first Presidents Cup.

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Sutton hopes for renewal with 2nd new hip

Pardon Hal Sutton if he yells “hip hip hooray” when he returns to competition next year. That’s because he figures he’ll be the only Champions Tour member playing with two artificial hips.

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Rude: 'This is Jordan Spieth's time,' Couples says

Jordan Spieth, Presidents Cup, Fred Couples Hate To Be Rude: 'This is Jordan Spieth's time,' Couples says

In this week's addition of "Hate To Be Rude," Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples selections Jordan Spieth and Webb Simpson as captain picks. Couples said 'This is Jordan Spieth's time.'

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Final four Presidents Cup selections made

U.S. captain Fred Couples and International captain Nick Price made their final selections for the 2013 Presidents Cup, slated for Oct. 1-6 at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.

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East Coast junior roster

Golfweek East Coast Junior Invitational Roster

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Bridgestone staffers make signature headwear line

Bridgestone, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Fred Couples: Bridgestone staffers make signature headwear line

Bridgestone announced that they are expanding the (Matt) Kuchar Collection and establishing new collections for Brandt Snedeker and Fred Couples for its Fall 2013 Tour Team headwear.

Kahkwa Club to host 2016 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur

USGA, U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur: The Kahkwa Club in Erie, Pa., as host site for 2016 Women's Mid-Amateur

The U.S. Golf Association announced on Sept. 4 The Kahkwa Club in Erie, Pa., as the host site for the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

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Baldry: Blumenherst turns attention to life off course

Amanda Blumenherst was a world-beater when she entered the professional ranks, but life has changed for the former Duke star. Her eyes are now on spending time with her husband – Major League Baseball's Nate Freiman – and building a life with him.

Tuesday, September 3

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Titleist 714 Series irons

Titleist 714 Series irons

Titleist's 714 Series irons – comprising four models, the AP1, AP2, CB and MB – already have made an impressive tour debut. On Sept. 3, the company officially released details on each.

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Toy Box: Garcia uses new Ghost Tour putter

At the Deutsche Bank Championship, Sergio Garcia used for the first time the Ghost Tour Maranello 81, a heel-shafted mallet.

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Musings for Tuesday: Tourney prep, Daly's elbow, more

Musings for Tuesday: Tourney prep, Daly's elbow, more

From John Daly's recovery after elbow surgery to tournament prep on the PGA Tour and elsewhere to -- you guessed it, Dufnering -- here's what pro golfers have on their minds Tuesday via Twitter.

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Sanderson Farms moves date, renews sponsorship

Sanderson Farms moves to fall, renews title sponsorship

The Sanderson Farms Championship at Annandale Golf Club in Madison, Miss., which moves to late October in 2014, will retain its title sponsor for the next three years.

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Stenson climbs in OWGR; Woods still tops

Henrik Stenson climbs in OWGR; Tiger Woods still tops

Henrik Stenson, who tops the FedEx Cup standings after his Deutsche Bank win and will play alongside World No. 1 and FedEx No. 2 Tiger Woods at the BMW Championship, rose four spots to No. 6 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

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Women's countdown: No. 1 USC

Women's countdown: No. 1 USC

We are counting down the top 30 women's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 1 USC.

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Men's countdown: No. 1 California

Men's countdown: No. 1 California

We are counting down the top 30 men's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 1 California.

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Titleist 714 MB Irons

Titleist 714 MB Irons

Titleist's latest offering for accomplished players is the 714 MB irons, which have been designed to enhance feel and work through the turf more effectively.

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Titleist 714 AP2 Irons

Titleist 714 AP2 Irons

Under a classically-styled exterior, the new forged Titleist 714 AP2 dual-cavity irons pack a lot of technology.

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Titleist 714 AP1 Irons

Titleist 714 AP1 Irons

Titleist's new 714 AP1 irons are designed to deliver improved ball flight while increasing forgiveness and feel. Better yet, the gains come without making the clubs any bigger, Titleist says.

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Titleist 714 CB Irons

Titleist 714 CB Irons

Titleist's new 714 CB irons are designed to give feel players all the feedback they could want, along with a touch of forgiveness.

Monday, September 2

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Winner's Circle: Henrik Stenson, Deutsche Bank

Winner's bag: Henrik Stenson, Deutsche Bank Championship

Henrik Stenson's torrid play of late culminated Monday with a come-from-behind victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Here is a complete list of the equipment he used at TPC Boston.

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European Tour pushes players to homeland events

European Tour pushes members to play home-country events

The European Tour raised the ante for membership, prodding players to compete in their home country – or else.

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Meissner (No. 90, 2014) commits to Rice

Mitchell Meissner has given a verbal commitment to play for Rice University. Meissner also made unofficial visits to Davidson, William and Mary, Pepperdine, San Diego and Loyola Marymount. He received offers from Davidson and William and Mary.

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Presidents Cup: U.S. player capsules

Here is a closer look at the U.S. squad for the 2013 Presidents Cup, which will take place Oct. 3-6 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

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Presidents Cup: International player capsules

Here is a closer look at the International squad for the 2013 Presidents Cup, which will take place Oct. 3-6 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

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5 Things: Stenson wins Deutsche Bank behind 66

5 Things: Henrik Stenson wins Deutsche Bank behind 66

Henrik Stenson broke a four-year winless streak on the PGA Tour, using a dramatic birdie on No. 17 to put away any doubt and clear Steve Stricker by two shots to win the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Monday.

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How it happened: Stenson wins Deutsche Bank title

Tour Tracker: Deutsche Bank Championship, Round 4

Henrik Stenson fired a 5-under 66 to win his first PGA Tour victory since 2009, clearing Steve Stricker by two shot at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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Lifelong amateur Campbell left vast legacy

Bill Campbell, amateur golf, USGA, R&A, Schupak: Lifelong amateur Bill Campbell was one of a kind

Amateur golf lost one of its last remaining giants Aug. 30 with the passing of Bill Campbell. Indeed, at an interview at his home just a few years ago, Campbell remarked to me, “I see myself as the last man standing.”

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VIDEO: Woods, daughter wear matching red in Boston

Tiger Woods, daughter wear matching red at Deutsche Bank

Tiger Woods and his daughter, Samantha, were wearing matching red Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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Men's countdown: No. 2 Alabama

We are counting down the top 30 men's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 2 Alabama.

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Women's countdown: No. 2 Alabama

Alabama Crimson Tide, Women's college golf preview: A look at No. 2 Alabama

We are counting down the top 30 women's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 2 Alabama.

Sunday, September 1

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Tee times: Deutsche Bank, final round

Sergio Garcia will wear a target on his back on Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, as the Spaniard will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the second FedEx Cup playoff event. A look at Monday's tee times and pairings.

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5 Things: Pettersen wins Safeway as Tseng sputters

Suzann Pettersen, Yani Tseng, Safeway Classic, LPGA, 5 Things: Suzann Pettersen wins Safeway as Yani Tseng sputters

Suzann Pettersen outlasted a deep field Sunday to win the Safeway Classic in Portland, Ore. Here are 5 Things to know from Pettersen’s West Coast victory:

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DeLaet goes from airport to taking off at Deutsche Bank

Graham DeLaet's tee time on Sunday was delayed, so he thought he had a enough time to take his wife to the airport. But once the tournament was restarted with threesomes, the Canadian had to rush to the course, where he promptly shot a 9-under 62.

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5 Things: Garcia looks inspired at Deutsche Bank

5 Things: Sergio Garcia plays inspired golf at Deutsche Bank

Sergio Garcia admits his early wake-up call on Sunday wasn't due to anything on the course, but instead to watch futbol. And it seemed to inspire the Spaniard, who fired a 5-under 66 to take a two-shot lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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Immelman birdies 72nd hole to secure Tour card

Trevor Immelman birdied the 72nd hole to secure a one-shot victory over 54-hole leader Patrick Cantlay at the Hotel Fitness Championship on Sunday, securing a 2013-14 PGA Tour card for winning the Web.com Tour Finals opener.

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Mediate runs away with Shaw Charity Classic title

Rocco Mediate used a final-round 7-under 64 to clear the field by seven strokes at the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary.

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How it happened: Garcia in control at Deutsche Bank

How it happened: Garcia takes 2-shot lead at Deutsche

Sergio Garcia fired a 6-under 65 to take a two-shot lead into the final round at the Deutsche Bank Championship on a weather-delayed day in the northeast.

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Bourdy rallies past Uihlein for Wales Open title

Gregory Bourdy rallies past Peter Uihlein for Wales Open title

Gregory Bourdy finished with a flurry, picking up birdie on his final three holes to secure a two-shot victory over American and 54-hole leader Peter Uihlein at the Wales Open.

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5 Things: Austen Truslow takes Junior Players title

Austen Truslow notched a victory in his first AJGA invitational start, winning the Junior Players Championship Sunday at TPC Sawgrass. Here are 5 Things you need to know!

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The field: Golfweek Junior Invitational

The field: Golfweek Junior Invitational

The Golfweek Junior Invitational will be played Nov. 2-3 at Shingle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.

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Let's try this again: Deutsche headed to restart

After the day's first groups got as far as the sixth hole, Mother Nature sent players back to the clubhouse and the entire third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship will be restarted.

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Men's countdown: No. 3 Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State men's golf, Season preview, men's college golf: A preview of No. 3 Oklahoma State

We are counting down the top 30 men's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 3 Oklahoma State.

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Women's countdown: No. 3 UCLA

UCLA Bruins, Women's college golf preview: A look at No. 3 UCLA

We are counting down the top 30 women's teams heading into the fall college season. Today's story: No. 3 UCLA.