News for Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Golfweek's Golfest 2014

The Villages: March 7-8, 2014

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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

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

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

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

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)

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 off BMW Championship week.

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