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Rude: Garcia should be applauded for concession

Rude: Sergio Garcia should be applauded for Friday's concession

While some might say Sergio Garcia's shocking concession on the seventh hole showed a lack of competitive spirit, our Jeff Rude says it is a sign the Spaniard is maturing.

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18th hole provides captivating theater at Match Play

McCabe: 18th hole provides captivating theater at Match Play

In Friday’s third round, which featured eight matches, the 18th hole was the place to be at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain.

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5 Things: McDowell's magic; Spieth's birdie barrage

5 Things: McDowell's magic; Spieth's birdie barrage; more

From yet another comeback by Graeme McDowell to Jordan Spieth's continued good play in match play to Bubba Watson's exit, here are 5 Things to know after Friday's round in Marana, Ariz.

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French mystery: 'Shy' Dubuisson quietly climbs rankings

French mystery: 'Shy' Victor Dubuisson quietly climbs rankings

Victor Dubuisson, a self-described loner, debuts in the United States at the WGC-Accenture Match Play while quietly ascending the world ranking.

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Cal, BYU's Keiley win shortened John Burns

Cal, BYU's Justin Keiley win shortened John Burns Intercollegiate

Inclement weather washed out the final round of the John Burns Intercollegiate Friday at Wailua Golf Course in Lihue, Hawaii, giving Cal its fourth straight win at the event.

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McDowell def. Mahan in 21 holes at WGC Match Play

Graeme McDowell vs. Hunter Mahan: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog

No. 4 Sam Snead bracket seed Graeme McDowell takes on No. 8 Hunter Mahan in Friday's third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Follow their highlights right here!

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Els def. Dufner 1 up in WGC Match Play

Jason Dufner vs. Ernie Els: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog

No. 4 Gary Player bracket seed Jason Dufner takes on No. 8 Ernie Els in Friday's third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Follow their highlights right here!

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Spieth def. Kuchar 2 and 1 in WGC Match Play

Matt Kuchar vs. Jordan Spieth: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog

No. 2 Gary Player bracket seed Matt Kuchar takes on No. 3 Jordan Spieth in Friday's third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Follow their highlights right here!

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Match Play Tracker: Round of 16 at Dove Mountain

Match Play Tracker: Round of 16 at Dove Mountain

And then there were 16. There might be no No. 1s left, but there is still plenty of firepower at the WGC-Accenture Match Play. We'll keep you updated all day long as the field is whittled down to eight.

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Day def. Coetzee 3 and 1 in WGC Match Play

Jason Day vs. George Coetzee: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog

No. 2 Bobby Jones bracket seed Jason Day takes on No. 14 George Coetzee in Friday's third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Follow their highlights right here!

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Dubuisson def. Watson, 1 up, at WGC Match Play

Dubuisson def. Watson, 1 up, at WGC Match Play

No. 3 Sam Snead bracket seed Bubba Watson takes on No. 7 Victor Dubuisson in Friday's third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Follow the highlights right here!

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Fowler def. Garcia 1 up in WGC Match Play

Sergio Garcia vs. Rickie Fowler: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog

No. 2 Ben Hogan bracket seed Sergio Garcia takes on No. 14 Rickie Fowler in Friday's third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Follow their highlights right here!

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Furyk def. English 1 up in WGC Match Play

Jim Furyk vs. Harris English: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog

No. 5 Ben Hogan bracket seed Jim Furyk takes on No. 9 Harris English in Friday's third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Follow their highlights right here!

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Oosthuizen def. Simpson 5 and 4 in WGC Match Play

Webb Simpson vs. Louis Oosthuizen: WGC-Accenture Match Play 2014 live blog

No. 5 Bobby Jones bracket seed Webb Simpson takes on No. 8 Louis Oosthuizen in Friday's third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Follow their highlights right here!

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SCORES: Round of 16, WGC-Accenture Match Play

SCORES: Round of 16, WGC-Accenture Match Play

Check out the leaderboard from the Round of 16 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

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Match Play has been highlighted by the 'comeback kids'

Match Play has been highlighted by the 'comeback kids'

The majority of the remaining 16 players at Match Play have had to mount comebacks somewhere over the last two days, so you might want to hold off before you nominate just Graeme McDowell as the “Comeback Kid.”

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Harrington discloses skin-cancer treatment

Padraig Harrington discloses skin-cancer treatment

Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington has disclosed he has undergone treatment for skin cancer. The Irish golfer, whose father Patrick died from cancer, says he underwent surgery for sun spots.

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Nordqvist leads in Thailand; Lewis, Wie lurking

Nordqvist holds on to lead in Thailand; Lewis, Wie lurking

Despite two late bogeys, Anna Nordqvist of Sweden shot even-par 72 to cling to the lead at the LPGA Thailand after a rainy second round on Friday.

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Women's notebook: Tenacity defines MSU culture

Women's notebook: Determination remains part of Michigan State culture

With last fall's graduation of Caroline Powers, one of the best players in Michigan State history, this season could have been a rebuilding year. Instead, a different culture has emerged on a team with three determined seniors.

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Haskins Award Watch List: Feb. 21, 2014

Haskins Award Watch List: Rodgers moves up the board

There isn't much movement in this week's Haskins Award Watch List, although Stanford's Patrick Rodgers does move up after his win at The Prestige. Plus, we have a newcomer on the list as well!

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In this issue: Feb. 14, 2014

In this issue: Feb. 14, 2014

Inside the Feb. 14, 2014 issue of Golfweek.

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Annika Award Watch List: Feb. 21, 2014

Annika Award Watch List: USC's Annie Park on top to start spring

As the spring season progresses, Golfweek is monitoring the race for the inaugural Annika Award. An award update will be posted each Friday on Golfweek.com.