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Friday, January 31

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Tate, Bae share 1-shot lead at NZ Women's Open

Tate, Bae share 1-shot lead at NZ Women's Open

New Zealand's Stacey Tate stole the limelight from her illustrious compatriot Lydia Ko by shooting a 4-under 68 to share the lead with South Korea's Seon Woo Bae after after Friday's opening round of the New Zealand Women's Open.

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Duval pounds pavement for Tour exemptions

David Duval pounding pavement for exemptions this season

Former World No. 1 David Duval will receive an sponsor exemption into the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am next week, but was otherwise shut out on the West Coast swing despite a gaudy resume that includes a major championship among his 13 PGA Tour victories.

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5 Things: Watson, Jones share WMPO lead; more

5 Things: Watson, Jones share WMPO lead; Bradley misses cut

Bubba Watson and Matt Jones took control at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday, both moving to 12 under for the tournament behind impressive second rounds.

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Tour Tracker: Watson, M. Jones tied at Phoenix Open

Tour Tracker: Bubba Watson, Matt Jones lead at Phoenix Open

A pair of 64s from two players looking for their first victory since winning a major -- Bubba Watson and Y.E. Yang -- took the Phoenix Open lead. Now the trick for them is to hold off a stacked field in Friday's second round.

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Thompson, Eason, Johnson share Jones Cup lead

Thompson, Eason, Johnson share Jones Cup lead

College stars Greg Eason (UCF), Michael Johnson (Auburn) and Curtis Thompson (LSU) all fired 2-under 70s to take the 18-hole Jones Cup lead at the Ocean Forest Club in Sea Island, Ga.

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Tiger to head to India for private 18-hole match

Tiger to head to India for private 18-hole match

Tiger Woods won't be coming back to the U.S. directly after the final round of this week's Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The World No. 1 says he will be heading to India for the first time.

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Branson, Bass Pro Shops could land Legends of Golf

Branson, Bass Pro Shops could land Legends of Golf

The Legends of Golf is close to landing a big fish as its new title sponsor. Ric Clarson, the PGA Tour’s senior vice president of market development, confirmed that serious talks are ongoing with Bass Pro Shops to become the new title sponsor of the Champions Tour staple.

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Danielle Downey left spirited, winning legacy behind

Downey left spirited, winning legacy with Auburn, college golf

Jenny Gleason sat in her bedroom in Clearwater, Fla., the one Danielle Downey helped her paint a couple of Thanksgivings ago, and reminisced on her free-spirited friend. Downey died in a car crash on Thursday in Auburn, Ala. She was 33.

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Tee times: Dubai Desert Classic, Round 3

Tee times: Dubai Desert Classic, Round 3

Brooks Koepka will get his first chance to play a round of golf with Rory McIlroy, and it will arguably come on the biggest stage of his young career. Take a look at the Round 3 tee times and pairings in Dubai.

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LIVE SCORES: Jones Cup

LIVE SCORES: Jones Cup

Follow the Jones Cup with our live leaderboard.

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Auburn coach Danielle Downey dies in car crash

Auburn women's coach Danielle Downey, 33, dies in car crash

Danielle Downey, the director of golf operations at Auburn, died in a car crash Thursday night in Auburn, Ala.

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5 Things: McIlroy leads Koepka by one; Tiger fires 73

5 Things: Rory McIlroy leads Brooks Koepka by one; Tiger Woods fires 73

Rory McIlroy remained atop the leaderboard at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on Friday, firing a 2-under 70 to hold a one-shot lead over Brooks Koepka after 36 holes. Tiger Woods struggled with a 1-over 73.

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Miura MB001 forged irons

Miura MB001 forged irons aim for proper fit

Miura, the Japanese manufacturer known for forged irons and wedges, has introduced its first new blade iron in nearly seven years -- the forged MB001.

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Tracker: McIlroy leads Koepka by one; Tiger fires 73

Tracker: McIlroy leads Koepka by one; Tiger fires 73

A day after combining for 11 birdies and an eagle, it will be Tiger Woods needing to chase down Rory McIlroy as they head toward the weekend in Dubai.

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Count on Tiger Woods to pick back up

Tiger Woods' game plenty likely to pick back up after poor start

Tiger Woods did not play very well in his 2014 debut at Torrey Pines, departing after three rounds. But we all know he’ll be back to his winning ways soon enough, with Sam Snead’s all-time PGA Tour victories mark in the crosshairs.

Thursday, January 30

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Tour Tracker: Watson, Yang lead in Phoenix

Tour Tracker: Bubba Watson, Y.E. Yang lead in Phoenix

Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood, Bubba Watson, Keegan Bradley. They'll provide plenty of on-course fireworks, while the crowd promises to be as rowdy as it normally is in Phoenix. Follow our Round 1 live blog now!

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5 Things: Watson, Yang lead in Phoenix

5 Things: Bubba Watson ties Y.E. Yang for Phoenix Open lead; Phil Mickelson's back OK

All eyes were on "Lefty," meaning Phil Mickelson, early. But it was Bubba Watson who showed left-handed excellence in moving to the top of the leaderboard Thursday at TPC Scottsdale

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Golf architect Larry Packard, 101, dies

Golf architect Larry Packard, 101, dies

Larry Packard, one of the most prolific golf course architects of the post-World War II era, died Jan. 28 at his home at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla. Packard was 101.

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GW Junior Invitational 2014

2014 Tournament Schedule

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Player Diary: California's Joel Stalter (Part 5)

Player Diary: California's Joel Stalter (Part 5)

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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Augusta National flourishes in winter weather

Augusta National flourishes in winter weather two months before Masters

Pictures show Augusta National Golf Course, site of the Masters, covered in a layer of snow.

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SCORES: Phoenix Open, Round 4

SCORES: Waste Management Phoenix Open, Round 4

Follow the leaderboard at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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TaylorMade Tour Preferred, Tour Preferred X golf balls

TaylorMade Tour Preferred, Tour Preferred X golf balls

A new cover material on the TaylorMade Tour Preferred golf ball is designed to create more greenside spin and control.

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Putter, ball help Bridgestone make splash

True Balance putter, Hydro Core ball tech help Bridgestone make PGA Show splash

Bridgestone's booth at the 2014 PGA Show stayed consistently jam-packed, thanks to a revolutionary putter named True Balance and a new golf-ball formulation called Hydro Core technology.

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SCOR Golf wedges

Design team brings Hogan experience to SCOR Golf wedges

Golfers seeking wedge advice can get it from SCOR Golf; after all, it’s an old-school operation. And it counts 21 lofts among its offerings -- from 41 to 61 degrees -- with three shaft choices.

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5 Things: McIlroy shines with 63; Woods fires 68

5 Things: Rory McIlroy shines with 63; Tiger Woods fires 68

Rory McIlroy (63) and Tiger Woods (68) put on a show Thursday morning at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, combining for 11 birdies and an eagle as McIlroy took the early lead.

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Irish hotelier: The west is the best

Irish hotelier: Ireland's west-coast golf is the best

Hotelier Alan Maloney is one of the biggest boosters of Ireland’s western seaboard, touting its beauty, culture, fabulous links and affordability -- and has plenty to say about his region's golf and amenities.

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LPGA notes: Lewis' momentum; Francella's gig; more

LPGA notes: Lewis' momentum; Francella on bag; more

Stacy Lewis' second thought: 'I'm doing a lot of stuff right' amid strong momentum, while Meghan Francella takes on a new gig and Lydia Ko sets up her schedule -- plus more in Beth Ann Nichols' LPGA notes this week.

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Men's spring preview: WAC

Men's spring preview: Western Athletic Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the WAC.

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Women's spring preview: WAC

Women's spring preview: Western Athletic Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the WAC.

Wednesday, January 29

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Tracker: McIlroy takes early Dubai lead; Tiger fires 68

Tracker: McIlroy takes early Dubai lead; Tiger fires 68

Tiger Woods will tee it up in his second tournament of 2014 late Wednesday night, playing alongside friend Rory McIlroy in the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Follow along with our live blog!

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Mickelson: 'I feel fine,' ready to defend Phoenix title

Mickelson says he is healthy, ready to defend WMPO title

Phil Mickelson arrived in Arizona on Wednesday to defend his title at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Rude: Too early to critique Woods

Rude: Three rounds aren't enough to critique Tiger Woods

if this were May and there was a trend of sloppiness, there would be reason for concern about Tiger Woods. But it isn’t, so we can all take a breath.

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2015 Invitational Series Schedule

Six events highlight the 2014 Junior Invitational Series

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Cathrea leaves Oklahoma State

Casie Cathrea leaves Oklahoma State, returns home to focus on Curtis Cup

Casie Cathrea won’t return to the Oklahoma State roster this spring. Instead, the 18-year-old will remain at home in California, perhaps playing in some pro events with her main focus on the Curtis Cup.

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Riley recognizes shortcomings but is OK with it all

Chris Riley recognizes his shortcomings – and he's OK with it all

Chris Riley successfully took on the 'whim' of a Monday qualifier at last week’s Farmers Insurance Open -- and his MC by a shot didn't change his contentment.

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Tiger yet to settle whether to play Match Play

Tiger Woods has yet to settle whether to play Match Play, Mark Steinberg says

Tiger Woods will not play in the upcoming WGC-Accenture Match Play, according to a report, though his agent told Golfweek on Wednesday afternoon that decision has yet to be finalized.

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Toy Box Extra e-magazine: Jan. 29, 2014

Toy Box Extra e-magazine: Jan. 29, 2014

Take a look at our putter issue, ranging from a Q&A with Dave Stockton to David Dusek's flatstick moments to new putters from Ping, Odyssey and Scotty Cameron.

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Texas' Richards: I won't coach again after season

Texas' Martha Richards: I won't coach again after season

Texas women's golf coach Martha Richards said after stepping down: “The recovery time for me takes a little longer. This job is getting harder and harder.”

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Players input live scoring at Arizona Intercollegiate

Players, not volunteers, execute live scoring at Arizona Intercollegiate

The headline coming out of Sewailo Golf Club, aside from Cal's victory, might have been Arizona head coach Jim Anderson's decision to use a live-scoring format that is somewhat new to college golf.

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Expert picks: Phoenix Open

Expert picks: Waste Management Phoenix Open, PGA Tour

Keegan Bradley is drawing attention in a field that is producing varied predictions from our experts -- take a look at our picks this week for the Phoenix Open.

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Mickelson predicts big season for Chargers in 2014

Mickelson predicts big season for Chargers in 2014

There are many sides to Phil Mickelson – master golfer, involved businessman, devoted family man, charitable mover – but he took time out before the start of the Farmers Insurance Open to wave the flag for his San Diego Chargers.

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Woods' stats show slow start over last 4 seasons

Woods' stats show slow start over last 4 seasons

There are dozens of way to slice, dice and shake up Tiger Woods' data -- but here’s one though that shows he’s different than in years past: count just his first four tournaments of a calendar year.

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Notes: Packed Phoenix field; Day beats cold; more

Notes: Packed Phoenix field; Jason Day beats cold; Chris Smith's return; more

From a packed field in Phoenix to Jason Day beating the cold with a Florida practice session to Chris Smith's return to the PGA Tour, Jim McCabe provides news and notes for the week.

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ASU's Lee to make 1st PGA Tour start in Phoenix

ASU freshman Ki Taek Lee to make 1st PGA Tour start in Phoenix

Arizona State freshman Ki Taek Lee will make his first PGA Tour start at this week's Waste Managment Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale, which is located less than a half hour from the Sun Devils' campus.

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Women’s spring preview: West Coast Conference

Women’s Spring Preview: West Coast Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the West Coast Conference.

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Heaven golf shoes debuts at PGA Show

Austrian golf shoe company debuts products at 2014 PGA Merchandise Show

The Austrian golf shoe company debuted its products at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show. The outsole allows for a focus on balance but also a natural walking motion throughout the round.

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O'Connor presents Roaming Dhabi Designs

Traci O'Connor presents spring 2014 line of Roaming Dhabi Designs

Traci O'Connor started designing her own clothes. Initially, the clothes were only for her. But after women and her friends at her home club started asking about the clothes, the Roaming Dhabi Designs clothing line was formed.

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Men's spring preview: West Coast Conference

Men's Spring Preview: West Coast Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the West Coast Conference.

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Tour notes recap: Riley, Woods, Mickelson, more

Tour notes recap: Riley, Woods, Mickelson, more

Recap senior writer Jim McCabe's news and notes from this week's world of pro golf right here.

Tuesday, January 28

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TaylorMade's King gives golf a pathway to grow

TaylorMade's Mark King gives golf a pathway to grow with Hack Golf

For more than a decade, golf participation has been in decline despite the industry pouring tens of millions of dollars into grow-the-game initiatives. Which is why our Adam Schupak applauds the effort put forth by TaylorMade chief executive Mark King.

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Q&A: Alana Hughson, Bend, Ore., tourism chief

Q&A: Alana Hughson, Bend, Ore., tourism chief

At first glance, the tourism people in Central Oregon would seem to have their hands full trying to get golfers to visit them. After all, the top four courses in the state, according to the Golfweek’s Best rankings, are at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, 260 miles southwest of Bend on the Oregon coast.

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Central Florida captures Florida Challenge

Central Florida captures Florida Challenge; Florida State second

Four top-50 women's teams from the Sunshine State went at it in the Florida Challenge Monday, and the Central Florida Knights came out on top.

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Long Beach State begins spring with Anteater title

Long Beach State begins spring with Anteater Invitational title

Long Beach State went wire-to-wire to win its spring opener at the Anteater Invitational.

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Hagy, Stalter co-medalists as Cal wins in Arizona

Hagy, Stalter co-medalists as Cal wins Arizona Intercollegiate

Cal started the spring season off Tuesday with a victory, rallying to capture the Arizona Intercollegiate at Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz.

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Cleveland 588 Custom, 588 Altitude drivers

Cleveland adds adjustable 588 Custom driver with 588 Altitude

Cleveland has expanded its 588 family into metalwoods, with a new 588 Custom driver available Feb. 7 alongside the 588 Altitude driver introduced in November.

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USF's Malloy eyes big spring for Bulls, Koepka

Chris Malloy eyes big spring for USF Bulls, Chase Koepka

USF Bulls head coach Chris Malloy discusses his team's success and his star Chase Koepka in advance of the 2014 spring season.

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Phoenix Open: Tee times, Round 2

Tee times: Waste Management Phoenix Open, Round 2

Phil Mickelson looks like he will give it a go this week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The defending champion and also the 1996 and 2005 winner of the event, Mickelson is grouped with Bill Haas and Ryan Moore for the first two rounds at TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Jones Cup draws NCAA, Walker winners for '14

Jones Cup draws several NCAA, Walker Cup winners for '14

The director of the Jones Cup says the international field is the amateur tournament's best yet, headlined in 2014 by several Walker Cup and NCAA championship winners as well as top mid-ams and juniors.

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Player diary: Bethany Wu (Part 5)

Player diary: Bethany Wu (Part 5)

In Bethany Wu's first blog of 2014, Wu talks about becoming the first back-to-back AJGA Annika Invitational champion in history.

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Dubai Desert Classic: Tee times, Round 2

Omega Dubai Desert Classic: Tee times, 1st and 2nd rounds include Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy

Fellow Nike golfers Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will join defending champ Stephen Gallacher for the first two rounds of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic -- here are complete tee times.

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Men's spring preview: Sun Belt Conference

Men's spring preview: Sun Belt Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Sun Belt Conference.

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Women's spring preview: Sun Belt Conference

Women's spring preview: Sun Belt Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Sun Belt Conference.

Monday, January 27

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Long Beach State on top at Anteater Invitational

Long Beach State on top through 2 rounds of Anteater Invitational

Long Beach State carded a 7-over 575 and leads by four shots over UC Irvine entering Tuesday's final round of the Anteater Invitational at Mesa Verde Country Club in Costa Mesa, Calif.

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USC, Paolucci grab leads at Arizona Intercollegiate

USC, Anthony Paolucci grab leads at Arizona Intercollegiate; Cal 2 back

Anthony Paolucci carded rounds of 6-under 65 and 1-under 70 to help USC take a two-shot lead through two rounds of the Arizona Intercollegiate.

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Mickelson (back) unsure about status for Phoenix

Phil Mickelson (back) still unsure about status for Phoenix Open

Phil Mickelson is still unsure about whether he will defend his title at this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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McIlroy, not Woods, the favorite in Dubai

Rory McIlroy, not Tiger Woods, the favorite in Dubai

Tiger Woods' third-round 79 at the Farmers Insurance Open not only caught the eye of the golf public but also the Las Vegas oddsmakers, who have installed Rory McIlroy as the favorite to win this week's Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

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Walker remains atop U.S. Ryder Cup standings

Walker remains atop U.S. Ryder Cup standings; Stallings to 11th

Despite coming off his first missed cut of the 2013-14 PGA Tour season, Jimmy Walker remained on top of the U.S. Ryder Cup points standings while Farmers Insurance Open champion Scott Stallings jumped to 11th.

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OWGR: Garcia re-enters top 10; Stallings to 53rd

OWGR: Sergio Garcia re-enters top 10; Scott Stallings to 53rd

Sergio Garcia moved back into the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time since 2009 following his victory Sunday at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

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LIVE SCORES: Anteater Invitational

LIVE SCORES: Anteater Invitational

Check out live scores from the Anteater Invitational from Golfstat, powered by Nike Golf.

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LIVE SCORES: Arizona Intercollegiate

LIVE SCORES: Arizona Intercollegiate

Follow the Arizona Intercollegiate live scoring from Golfstat, powered by Nike Golf.

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R&A OKs rangefinders for 2014 amateur events

R&A OKs distance-measuring devices for its 2014 amateur championships

Distance-measuring devices such as laser rangefinders will be permitted for use during R&A amateur events this year, the organization's Championship Committee announced Monday.

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DOWNLOAD NOW! New Golfstat live scoring app!

DOWNLOAD NOW! New Golfstat live scoring app!

The men's college golf season gets underway today on the West Coast, so make sure to download the new Golfstat Live Scoring app (powered by Golfweek and Nike Golf) on both the Apple and Android marketplaces.

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Women's spring preview: Summit League

Women's spring preview: Summit League

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Summit League.

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Men's spring preview: Summit League

Men's spring preview: Summit League

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Summit League.

Sunday, January 26

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Tournament preview: Arizona Intercollegiate

Tournament preview: Arizona Intercollegiate

Five of the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings’ top-50 teams will kick off their spring slate Monday at the Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson. And for No. 4 Cal, it will be without Player of the Year Michael Kim.

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Winner's Bag: Scott Stallings, Farmers Insurance

Winner's Bag: Scott Stallings, Farmers Insurance Open

Scott Stallings was able to make a birdie on the final hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines on Sunday evening to win the Farmers Insurance Open. Here is a complete list of the clubs Stallings had in his bag.

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Perez comes up short in front of hometown fans

Pat Perez comes up short in front of hometown fans

Pat Perez needed an eagle at No. 18, but chose to lay up when he didn't get the yardage that he wanted. But the hometown boy still gave it a run, coming 3 feet away from forcing a playoff at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Spieth endures ankle injury during Farmers

Jordan Spieth endures hard-to-pinpoint ankle injury during Farmers

While Jordan Spieth fired off a bogey-free 63 on Friday at Torrey Pines, he also injured an ankle that hampered his 75-75 finish to the Farmers Insurance Open.

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5 Things: Stallings rallies to win; Thomas shows well

5 Things: Scott Stallings rallies to win; Justin Thomas shows well

A birdie at the 18th eclipsed the possibility of a five-way playoff and gave Scott Stallings his third PGA Tour win. Here are 5 Things to Know from the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

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Tour Tracker: Stallings wins Farmers Insurance Open

Tour Tracker: Scott Stallings wins Farmers Insurance Open

With Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson out of the picture at the Farmers Insurance Open, Gary Woodland will try to close out his third-round lead Sunday at Torrey Pines. Follow now!

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Korda's closing birdie wins in Bahamas

Jessica Korda's closing birdie edges Stacy Lewis in Bahamas

Jessica Korda’s second career victory was a close shave, as she held off a hard-charging Stacy Lewis to win the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic by one stroke.

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Men's spring preview: SWAC

Men's spring preview: SWAC

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the SWAC Conference.

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Women's spring preview: SWAC

Women's spring preview: SWAC

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the SWAC Conference.

Saturday, January 25

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5 Things: Length powers Woodland; Cink sinks; more

5 Things: Length powers leader Woodland; Cink sinks; more

Phil Mickelson withdrew late Friday night, and Tiger Woods played himself out of the tournament – literally – Saturday at the Farmers Insurance Open, leaving an eclectic group of leaders, led by Gary Woodland, entering Sunday's final round.

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Tee times: Farmers Insurance Open, final round

Tee times: Farmers Insurance Open, final round

Here are the complete final-round tee times and pairings for the Farmer Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

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5 Things: Choi leads; Lewis' new shoes; more

5 Things: Choi leads Bahamas LPGA Classic; Lewis' new shoes; more

The stars are stacked on the leaderboard here at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic with Na Yeon Choi leading the way after three rounds. Here are 5 Things you need to know.

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Tracker: Woodland grabs lead; Tigers posts 79

Tiger Tracker: Farmers Insurance Open, third round

Tiger Woods starts the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines nine shots back of leader Jordan Spieth. Follow the action right here as Woods looks to make a move.

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Third-round 79 sends Woods packing at Farmers

Third-round 79 sends Woods packing at Farmers Insurance Open

A stretch of seven straight bogeys or double bogeys contributed to a third-round 7-over 79 and a Saturday exit for Tiger Woods at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Mickelson WDs from Farmers with back pain

Phil Mickelson WDs from Farmers Insurance Open with back pain

Phil Mickelson withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open on Friday night, citing muscle pain in his lower back.

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5 Things: Garcia wins Qatar Masters in playoff

5 Things: Sergio Garcia wins Qatar Masters in playoff; Ernie Els struggles; more

A playoff was needed to settle the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, the second leg of the European Tour’s Desert Swing, and it was Sergio Garcia who came away with the victory. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the 17th running of the $2.5 million Qatar Masters.

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Women's spring preview: Southland Conference

Women's spring preview: Southland Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Southland Conference.

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Men's spring preview: Southland Conference

Men's spring preview: Southland Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Southland Conference.

Friday, January 24

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Golf cart roundup, 2014 PGA Show

Golf cart roundup, 2014 PGA Merchandise Show

Getting your clubs around the course wasn't a forgotten part of the game at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show. Here are some products from the floor.

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Wie 2 back of Bahamas lead; Ko slips

Michelle Wie's 65 has her 2 back in Bahamas as Lydia Ko slips

Michelle Wie led the afternoon highlight reel in the Bahamas, posting a bogey-free 65 to move within two strokes of leader Jessica Korda as Lydia Ko slipped to a tie for fifth.

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Farmers Insurance Open: Tee times, round 3

Farmers Insurance Open: Tee times, round 3

Leader Jordan Spieth will play alongside the man he passed, Stewart Cink, in Saturday's final threesome during the third round of the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, while Tiger Woods tees off No. 10.

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5 Things: Spieth leads; Woods survives; more

5 Things: Jordan Spieth leads; Tiger Woods survives; more

At Torrey Pines on Friday, the Farmers Insurance Open came into focus as young Jordan Spieth put on an absolute ball-striking clinic to take the lead while playing the North Course alongside Tiger Woods.

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Tour Tracker: Spieth charges; Mickelson plays on

Tour Tracker: Jordan Spieth charges to lead at Farmers Insurance Open

Tiger Woods is eight shots off of Stewart Cink's lead after Woods carded an even-par 72 on Torrey Pines' South course to begin his 2014 debut, at the Farmers Insurance Open. The good news, though, is Woods, who has won this event seven times, will play the easier North course in Friday's second round.

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PHOTOS: Clubs at 2014 PGA Merchandise Show

PHOTOS: Clubs at 2014 PGA Merchandise Show

Our Tracy Wilcox was all over the showroom floor at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., capturing images of clubs from top companies.

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Ai Miyazato takes break from longtime caddie

Ai Miyazato takes break from long-time caddie

Struggling and needing a kickstart, Ai Miyazato is taking a break from longtime caddie Mick Seaborn, although it might be only temporary.

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With heart full, Creamer makes a move in Bahamas

With heart full, Paula Creamer makes a move in Bahamas

Paula Creamer started her day with a double bogey, but responded with 10 birdies to fire an 8-under 65 to sit just a shot off the lead at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.

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Richards to step down as women's coach at Texas

Martha Richards to step down as women's coach at Texas

Martha Richards, the head coach at the University of Texas for the past seven seasons, announced that she will step down at the end of the 2013-14 season on Friday, citing health-related concerns.

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Cabrera-Bello, Webster tie for 1-shot Qatar lead

Cabrera-Bello, Webster tie for 1-shot Qatar lead

Rafa Cabrera-Bello of Spain squandered a two-shot lead in finishing tied with Steve Webster of England on top of the leaderboard heading to the final round of the Qatar Masters on Friday.

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Cool app alert: All Square Golf's social approach

Cool app alert: All Square Golf's social approach

All Square is attempting to be the new social network made exclusively for golfers, with a website in beta and a new iPhone app launched this week at the PGA Show.

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Cool app alert: Winning Identity's teaching aid

Cool app alert: Winning Identity's teaching aid

The Winning Identity app was created to offer a centralized location for players to get swing analysis, stat tracking, proper workouts and practice.

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Greg Norman Collection to introduce women's lines

Greg Norman Collection to introduce three women's lines

The Greg Norman Collection will introduce three women’s collection lines in 2014.

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Kentwool introduces KW series Sport, Pro-Light

Kentwool introduces KW series Sport, Pro-Light socks

Only four years after introducing their first sock, Kentwool introduced the KW series Sport and Pro-Light socks at the PGA Show in Orlando, Fla.

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Lindeberg acting as brand ambassador for Wolsey

Lindeberg acting as brand ambassador for Wolsey

Johan Lindeberg is back in the golf apparel space, helping British company Wolsey with their new line.

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Men's spring preview: Southern Conference

Men's spring preview: Southern Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Southern Conference.

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Women's spring preview: Southern Conference

Women's spring preview: Southern Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Southern Conference.

Yestingsmeier remembered for college support

Earl Yestingsmeier remembered for his extraordinary foundation of college golf

Many times when a college golf coach retires, he or she creates some distance from the program. Not so with Earl Yestingsmeier. He had been as faithful to Ball State in retirement as he had been in 36 years as coach.

Thursday, January 23

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5 Things: Cink leads; Woods 8 back; more

5 Things: Cink leads; Perez, locals shine; Woods 8 back; more

Stewart Cink might have the first-round lead after carding an 8-under 64 on the easier of Torrey Pines' two courses Thursday, but a proper assessment can't be made until after two rounds are in the books at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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PGA Show 2014: Live Blog, Day 2

PGA Show 2014: Live Blog, Day 2

It's Day 2 of the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla. and we'll be providing the latest news from the showroom floor, complete with photos, videos and blogs.

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PHOTOS: PGA Merchandise Show 2014 (Day 2)

PHOTOS: PGA Merchandise Show 2014 (Day 2)

Our Tracy Wilcox was all over the showroom floor on Day 2 of the PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

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Ping Ketsch putter

Ping Ketsch putter

Ping introduced its Ketsch putter at the PGA Merchandise Show, a club named after the town in Germany where Ping maintains its headquarters for that country.

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Phil Mickelson gets massage, hits range at Farmers

Injured Phil Mickelson gets massage, hits range at Farmers

It was a beautiful day for a walk – and that’s exactly what Phil Mickelson chose to do after hitting his tee shot on the par-4 second hole in Thursday’s first round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Mickelson uses Callaway X2 Hot Pro hybrid

Phil Mickelson uses new Callaway X2 Hot Pro hybrid

Phil Mickelson showed up in Abu Dhabi in January with a new 18-degree X2 Hot Pro hybrid in his bag. He tied for second.

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Tee times: Farmers Insurance Open, Round 2

Tee times: Farmers Insurance Open, Round 2

Here are the complete tee times and pairings for the second round of the Farmer Insurance Open.

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Tracker: Tigers cards 72, Cink leads at Farmers

Tiger Tracker: Round 1, Farmers Insurance Open

Two of the game's biggest names will tee it up on Thursday at Torrey Pines, with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson both making their U.S. debuts in 2014.

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Ko fires opening 68 for share of Bahamas lead

Lydia Ko fires opening 68 for share of Pure-Silk Bahamas lead

Lydia Ko has endured an offseason of change, but her results were much the same during a 5-under 68 in her LPGA rookie debut, giving her a share of the early lead at the Pure-Silk Bahamas Classic.

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Cabrera-Bello leads by 2 shots at Qatar Masters

Cabrera-Bello leads by 2 shots at Qatar Masters; Daly 5 shots back

Rafa Cabrera-Bello birdied four of his final five holes en route to a 7-under 65 Thursday in the second round of the Qatar Masters.

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Civic unrest prompts postponement of Thailand Open

Civic unrest prompts postponement of Thailand Open

The Thailand Open was suspended today after civic unrest in the Thai capital led the government to declare a 60-day state of emergency.

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GoPro learning the golf industry at PGA Show

GoPro learning the golf industry at PGA Show

GoPro is looking to organically grow in the golf industry, offering video cameras that can help professionals teach, as well as players simply show off their skills.

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51 career hole-in-ones? Meet the King of Aces

Mancil Davis has made 51 hole-in-ones, a PGA world record. Davis made his first hole-in-one at 11 years old and his last one came in 2007.

Mancil Davis has made 51 hole-in-ones, a PGA world record. Davis made his first hole-in-one at 11 years old and his last one came in 2007.

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LPGA notes: Lewis and Twitter; Ko's changes; more

LPGA notes: Stacy Lewis and Twitter; Lydia Ko's changes; more

Stacy Lewis ends her break from Twitter in time for the season's start; rookie phenom Lydia Ko lined up some changes before her LPGA debut; plus more in this week's news and notes from senior writer Beth Ann Baldry.

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SCORES: Farmers Insurance Open, Round 4

SCORES: Farmers Insurance Open, Round 4

Check out the PGA Tour leaderboard from the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Skechers ventures into the golf-shoe business

Skechers ventures into the golf-shoe business

Skechers is venturing into the golf-shoe business for the first time and believes that its track record will allow it to be successful as it launches its first lines at the PGA Merchandise Show.

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FootJoy to introduce City shoe line in April

FootJoy to introduce City shoe line in April

While FootJoy's new D.N.A. Footwear category is grabbing most of the attention, come April, the City golf shoe might take center stage.

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Men's Spring Preview: SEC

Men's Spring Preview: SEC

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Southeastern Conference.

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Women’s Spring Preview: SEC

Women’s Spring Preview: SEC

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Southeastern Conference.

Wednesday, January 22

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Nike Golf prepping to celebrate Tiger milestones

Nike Golf prepping to celebrate Tiger milestones

Nike Golf's Cindy Davis revealed to Golfweek on Wednesday that they company is preparing multiple celebrations as its biggest client, Tiger Woods, approaches numerous records -- including win No. 83 on the PGA Tour.

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In this issue: Jan. 10, 2014

In this issue: Jan. 10, 2014

Inside the Jan. 10, 2014 issue of Golfweek.

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From the Shark to a tank, Rude's thoughts on Show

From the Shark to a tank, Jeff Rude's thoughts on the Show

From Greg Norman to Graeme McDowell to Callaway's tank on the floor, Jeff Rude's random thoughts after roaming the floor of the PGA Merchandise Show.

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Adams XTD Cross Cavity iron

Adams XTD Cross Cavity iron

The Adams Golf XTD Cross Cavity is a multi-material iron. In the middle of the back cavity is a flexible damper that helps shorten the duration of sound waves. This means less vibration.

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Woods, Mickelson diverge at Torrey Pines South

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson diverge at Torrey Pines' South Course

One man’s playground is another’s thorn bush when Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson come to Torrey Pines’ South Course.

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Golf Pride Tour Velvet Super Tack

Golf Pride Tour Velvet Super Tack

A new member of the Tour Velvet family was released at the PGA Merchandise Show. Called Tour Velvet Super Tack, the grip will be available March 1 in retail outlets.

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PGA Show 2014: Live Blog, Day 1

PGA Show 2014: Live Blog, Day 1

Our crew of senior writers, photographers and multimedia experts will take to the floor at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. to bring you the latest news and gossip from the floor at the PGA Show.

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McDowell plans return to Pebble Beach for debut

Graeme McDowell plans return to Pebble Beach for 2014 debut

Graeme McDowell is set to make his 2014 PGA Tour debut at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am – the first time he will have competed at Pebble Beach since 2010.

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PHOTOS: PGA Merchandise Show 2014 (Day 1)

PHOTOS: PGA Merchandise Show 2014 (Day 1)

Take a look at our extensive photo gallery from Wednesday at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla.

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PGA Show Q&A: Blair O'Neal, Symetra Tour

PGA Show Q&A: Blair O'Neal, Symetra Tour

Blair O'Neal was one of the bigger names on the showroom floor on Wednesday at the PGA Show in Orlando, Fla., and she took a few minutes to talk about life as a model and her passion for competitive golf.

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Mickelson upbeat about prospects in '14

Phil Mickelson isn't lacking for confidence heading into Farmers

If you’re a Phil Mickelson fan and approach 2014 with anxiety, thinking the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 represents his best (and perhaps last) chance to secure the career Grand Slam, breathe easy. Lefty’s got you covered with an abundance of confidence.

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Titleist Scotty Cameron Select putters

Titleist updates Scotty Cameron Select line of putters

Titleist’s putter guru gives the Scotty Cameron Select line a new finish and some subtle refinements.

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New Latin America Amateur offers Masters reward

New Latin America Amateur offers Masters reward

On Wednesday, the Masters, U.S. Golf Association and R&A announced the creation of the Latin America Amateur Championship. The inaugural event will be held next year in Buenos Aires. The winner gets an exemption into the Masters.

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Under Armour unveils UA Fire Hunter Mahan frames

Under Armour unveils UA Fire Hunter Mahan frames

Under Armour introduced the UA Fire Hunter Mahan sunglass frames for golfers on Wednesday at the PGA Show.

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Nike unveils McIlroy-inspired polo

McIlroy, Nike unveil Lightweight Innovation Color Polo

A year after joining Nike, Rory McIlroy had a big hand in the new Lightweight Innovation Color Polo on the PGA Show floor in Orlando, Fla.

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Titleist Scotty Cameron GoLo putters

Titleist adds 3 Scotty Cameron GoLo putters

The original mid-size mallet is joined by three new models to create a complete Scotty Cameron GoLo line of putters from Titleist.

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King: Bigger cup, larger ball can grow golf

King: Bigger cup, larger ball can speed up rounds, help grow golf

Mark King, chief executive of TaylorMade Golf, says about a dozen golf courses are poised to target growing the game by adding 15-inch cups – more than triple the diameter of the 4.25-inch cups players are used to.

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Expert picks: Farmers Insurance Open

Expert picks: Tiger Woods heavy favorite at Torrey Pines

So this won't come as a surprise, but Tiger Woods is an overwhelming favorite this week at the Farmers Insurance Open. But another guy to watch out for? Nick Watney seems to have garnered the attention of our experts this week.

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Titleist DT SoLo golf ball

New dimple pattern makes tried and true Titleist DT SoLo golf ball more playable in wind

A new dimple pattern makes the tried and true Titleist DT SoLo golf ball more playable in the wind.

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Titleist NXT Tour, NXT Tour S golf balls

Titleist softens feel of NXT Tour and NXT Tour S golf balls without sacrificing distance

Titleist debuted new versions of its NXT Tour and NXT Tour S balls Wednesday at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show, with a focus on softening feel without sacrificing distance.

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Titleist Velocity golf ball

Updates to core, cover make Titleist Velocity lower flying, longer off the tee

Updates to the core and cover make the Titleist Velocity golf ball lower flying and longer off the tee.

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Notes: Howell's growth; Walker's Ryder Cup lead

Notes: Howell's growth; Walker's Ryder Cup lead; more

Maybe the victories (two) haven’t been as plentiful as envisioned, but Charles Howell III has a steady PGA Tour career; Jimmy Walker leads U.S. Ryder Cup points; plus more in PGA Tour news this week.

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Leonard still relates to days of persimmon

Justin Leonard moves on, still relates to days of persimmon

Justin Leonard long ago accepted the fact that persimmon was then and metal is now -- but still remembers the days when he and Davis Love III excelled with true woods in their hands.

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For mini-tour phenom Varner, L.A.'s easy choice

Harold Varner III will ride wave of mini-tour success to PGA Tour at Riviera

Harold Varner III is eager to take full advantage of the 2014 Northern Trust Exemption, as the Web.com Tour standout tries to continue blazing an impressive trail for himself.

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Men's Spring Preview: Patriot League

Men's Spring Preview: Patriot League

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Patriot League.

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Women's Spring Preview: Patriot League

Women's Spring Preview: Patriot League

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Patriot League.

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Check out our new Equipment Hub, rebuilt just for you!

Check out our new Equipment Hub, rebuilt just for you!

A new year and a new look for the Golfweek.com Equipment Hub, complete with our new "Gearcaddie" research tool, as well as the latest videos, blogs, photo galleries and access to our weekly e-magazine dedicated to the golf equipment industry!

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Toy Box Extra E-magazine: Jan. 22, 2014

Toy Box Extra E-magazine: Jan. 22, 2014

Check out our PGA Show-themed e-magazine, focusing on Demo Day, new product from Nike, Titleist, Puma and Antigua, as well as a Q&A with PGA Tour veteran Stewart Cink.

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Ko, two-time winner, enters pros with humor

Lydia Ko, two-time LPGA winner, shows humor as pro -- and promise

Lydia Ko plans to retire at age 30. That’s right; the 16-year-old kid who played in her first tournament as a professional last November already has an exit strategy. “I’ve played golf for 11 years,” she said. “Twenty-five years, I think, is enough.”

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Kuchar family travels together for PGA Tour

Touring, 35-year-old Matt Kuchar does not go alone, his travel team is completed by wife Sybi and sons Cameron, 6, and Carson, 4.

Touring, 35-year-old Matt Kuchar does not go alone, his travel team is completed by wife Sybi and sons Cameron, 6, and Carson, 4. Together they have seen much of the world and scripted a four-year run of PGA Tour consistency that is a marvel.

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Ko joins wave of young talent on, around LPGA

Lydia Ko joins wave of young talent on, around LPGA

Lydia Ko leads wave of young global talent in the women's game. Here's a quick glance at her peers, including Lexi Thompson, Charley Hull and more.

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Woods says ‘I’m not done yet’

Tiger Woods stalks golf's biggest milestones, insists ‘I’m not done yet’

Woods said he senses that his career will be assessed differently if he doesn’t at least match Nicklaus’ record. It’s hard to say Woods didn’t play a part in nurturing this mentality. After all, it was a paper listing the accomplishments of Nicklaus, not Snead, that was taped to his bedroom wall in California while growing up.

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Golf Channel, NBC hit stride early

Golf Channel/NBC shows better work than at majors

Graphically, this was some of the strongest work I’ve seen from Golf Channel/NBC, even better than some of its recent work at majors. An excellent illustration showed the Plantation Course’s 440 feet of elevation change from the high point, the 17th tee, to the low point, the second green. I love the Pinpoint animation showing driving and approach distances, but as usual, it was wildly underutilized.

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Could 2014 be the last run for Duval?

Is 2014 the last run for former World No. 1 David Duval?

This could be a make-or-break season for former World No. 1 David Duval, who last month took to Twitter to roll out his game plan for 2014. Duval, 42, made only eight starts last season, failed to break 70 and made but one cut, earning $6,210 at Reno- Tahoe.

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Ken Duke proves big hit in China

Arkansas native Ken Duke a big hit in China

Playing in China to start his 2013-14 wraparound season was a different experience for Ken Duke. The country guy from Arkansas got into his first World Golf Championship event in Shanghai.

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Davies pines for more LPGA starts

Laura Davies pines for more LPGA starts

The folks over at LPGA headquarters had better get used to seeing one of those long London numbers lighting up the office switchboard. That would be Laura Davies, ringing to see if she’s in the field.

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Making waves on Maui

PGA Tour considers expansion of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions

After years of discussions, the PGA Tour is considering expansion of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions beyond its traditional winners-only format.

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Pinehurst evolves into ideal American destination

Pinehurst Resort evolves as an idyllic American destination

Golf resorts can build great courses and lovely clubhouses. They can host important tournaments, even major championships. But developing a history and culture of golf comes only with time. The people at Pinehurst like to think of their quaint Sandhills haven as America’s home of golf.

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Pinehurst hosts back-to-back championships

Pinehurst hosts two national championships back-to-back

One course, two national championships on back-to-back weeks. It’s unprecedented at the professional level. The folks at Pinehurst Resort hope it doesn’t rain when the men’s and women’s U.S. Opens visit in June. At the U.S. Golf Association, the goal will be to crown two national champions playing the same course and hitting similar clubs into the same greens.

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Ladies first at Pinehurst's tournament

Ladies first at back-to-back tournament at Pinehurst

There’s no shortage of opinions from LPGA players on the concept of back-to-back U. S. Opens in 2014. Golfweek asked several marquee players for their take on following the men at Pinehurst No. 2 in June, and the message was clear: Ladies first!

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Hyler secured Pinehurst's place in U.S. Open

Raleigh's Jim Hyler and Carolina visionaries helped secure Pinehurst's place in U.S. Open

Raleigh’s Jim Hyler, who would become the USGA’s president in 2010, was among a visionary, influential group that delivered the first Open to tiny Pinehurst.

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Watson inspires American players as a leader

Tom Watson inspires American players more as a leader than a buddy

Davis Love III reflects on his first Ryder Cup, in 1993, and says his captain, eight-time major champion Tom Watson, was “intimidating to me.” Inspiration was another feeling. Love vividly recalls being with U.S. team members in the airport lounge, before they flew to England on the Concorde, when the captain said, “Guys, we’re getting ready to go on a big adventure.”

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Tour notes recap: Varner, Leonard, Howell, more

Tour notes recap: Varner, Leonard, Howell, more

Harold Varner III's exemption, Zach Johnson's strong run, Justin Leonard's persimmon days and Charles Howell III's growth top this week's PGA Tour news and notes from senior writer Jim McCabe.

Tuesday, January 21

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TaylorMade pledges $5 million to grow game

TaylorMade pledges $5 million for Hackgolf to help grow game of golf

TaylorMade Golf pledged $5 million Tuesday evening to foster the growth of the game of golf in a five-year effort will be conducted under an entity called Hackgolf.

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Woods the odds-on favorite at Farmers Insurance Open

Tiger Woods the odds-on favorite at Farmers Insurance Open

Tiger Woods has the best odds to win this week's Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, Calif., at 5-to-2, according to golfodds.com.

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Old Tom Morris photo collection sold at auction

The golf antiquity market is alive and well as Green Jacket Auctions closed out its winter auction last week. The headliner was a collection of photos from Old Tom Morris’s personal photographer.

The golf antiquity market is alive and well as Green Jacket Auctions closed out its winter auction on Sunday morning. The headliner was a collection of 42 photos from Old Tom Morris’s personal photography collection.

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Golf gear shines for PGA Show first-timer

Golf gear shines in eyes of PGA Merchandise Show first-timer

Sun. Green grass. An easy breeze. The mood was good early in the media tent for a journalist's first PGA Merchandise Show experience. After all, a desk editor waits for days like this.

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Besting par in 11 straight, Z. Johnson takes break

Besting par in 11 straight events, Zach Johnson schedules break

You’d have to go back to last summer’s Open Championship for the last time unheralded Zach Johnson finished a tournament over par.

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Pettersen (shoulder) WDs from Bahamas LPGA Classic

Suzann Pettersen (shoulder) WDs from Bahamas LPGA Classic

Suzann Pettersen, the second-ranked player in the Rolex Rankings, withdrew from the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic on Tuesday, citing a shoulder injury.

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Puma introduces the Biofusion Spikeless Mesh

Biofusion Spikeless Mesh introduced; lighter than Biofusion Tour

Last week it the Biofusion for Puma Golf, this week the company introduces the Biofusion Spikeless Mesh. It’s a lighter version of the BIOFUSION Tour.

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PGA Show puts spotlight on CG in drivers

PGA Show puts spotlight on drivers' varying CG theories

The PGA Merchandise Show is an equipment writer’s Super Bowl -- less about new equipment introductions, more about generating momentum -- and nothing creates excitement quite like the driver.

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Masters, USGA and R&A team up for new amateur event

Masters, USGA and R&A team up for new amateur championship

The Masters Tournament, the R&A and the USGA have teamed up to for an amateur championship for Latin America, according to GolfDigest.com.

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Koepka earns sponsor exemption into Honda Classic

Koepka earns sponsor exemption into Honda Classic

Brooks Koepka has earned a sponsors exemption into the Honda Classic set to take place Feb. 28-March 2 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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PGA Show 2014: Demo Day Live Blog

PGA Show 2014: Demo Day Live Blog

We will be running down the latest and greatest golf equipment news from Orange County National as the 2014 Demo Day is underway in Orlando, Fla.

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Tee times: Tiger paired with Walker, Spieth

Tiger Woods paired with Walker, Spieth at Torrey Pines

Defending champion Tiger Woods will be paired with the red-hot Jimmy Walker and 20-year-old wunderkind Jordan Spieth in the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

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Homa, Williams get Pebble Beach exemptions

Max Homa, Chris Williams get Pebble Beach exemptions

Former college stars Max Homa and Chris Williams have earned exemptions into the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am set to take place Feb. 6-9.

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David Feherty: Let me entertain you

For David Feherty, it's simple: Let me entertain you

On the eve of "Feherty Live," our Martin Kaufmann sits down with TV personality David Feherty to talk about his rise off the course into one of the best commentators and personalities in the golf business.

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Qatar Masters: Tee times, 1st and 2nd rounds

Qatar Masters: Tee times, 1st and 2nd rounds

Henrik Stenson will play alongside Jason Dufner and Luke Donald for the first two rounds of this week's Commercial Bank Qatar Masters on European Tour -- here are complete tee times and pairings.

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Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 wedges

Titleist intros Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 wedges

With new groove patterns, several sole designs and loads of bounce options, Titleist's Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 wedges are designed for short game versatility.

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Bridgestone 2014 Tour B330 golf balls

Bridgestone 2014 Tour B330 golf balls use Hydro Core technology

Adding water to the core mixture via Hydro Core technology helped Bridgestone increase speed and decrease spin on its flagship line of B330 golf balls.

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Tech golfer Tyler Turnbow dunks at basketball game

Tech golfer Tyler Turnbow dunks at basketball game

Junior Texas Tech golfer Tyson Turnbow took to the basketball court during halftime of the Tech game against Baylor on Jan. 15 to show that golfers can actually dunk.

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Reed WDs from Farmers with rib injury

Patrick Reed withdraws from Farmers Insurance Open with rib injury

Patrick Reed withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open on Tuesday with a rib injury.

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True Temper’s dynamic history

Achenbach: True Temper’s dynamic history

The Dynamic steel golf shaft was introduced in 1942. Today, 72 years later, it is still manufactured by the same company, True Temper, and remains the most popular iron shaft on the PGA Tour.

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Fujikura's MCI shaft

Fujikura's MCI shaft

Fujikura’s MCI (Metal Composite Iron) shaft recently became widely available through the certified network of Fujikura dealers. This iron shaft is a blend of graphite and steel. The objective is better balance, feel and stability.

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Men's spring preview: Pac-12 Conference

Men's Spring Preview: Pac-12 Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Pac-12 Conference.

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UST Mamiya's Recoil shafts

UST Mamiya's Recoil shafts

UST vice president and shaft designer Mike Guerrette says the company has finally mastered the ovaling process – just ask five-time major winner Ernie Els.

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Women’s spring preview: Pac-12 Conference

Women’s Spring Preview: Pac-12 Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Pac-12.

Monday, January 20

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Deja Wu: Bethany Wu repeats as Annika champ

Deja Wu: Bethany Wu repeats as Annika Invitational champion

Bethany Wu successfully defended her Annika Invitational title Monday at Reunion Resort's Watson course.

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Truslow wins Puerto Rico Junior, earns PGA Tour invite

Austen Truslow wins AJGA Puerto Rico Junior, earns PGA Tour exemption

Austen Truslow outlasted Jonathan Rector in a four-hole playoff to win the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Open Monday and earn an exemption into a PGA Tour event.

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Senior Open to Sunningdale in '15, Carnoustie in '16

Senior Open Championship to Sunningdale in '15, Carnoustie in '16

Sunningdale Golf Club and Carnoustie Golf Links will host the 2015 and 2016 Senior Open championships, respectively, the R&A announced Monday.

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Aphibarnrat wins Asian Tour money title, sets sights on majors

Kiradech Aphibarnrat wins Asian Tour Order of Merit, sets sights on majors

Kiradech Aphibarnrat officially won the Asian Tour's Order of Merit following Sunday's season finale, the King's Cup.

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Reed, Larrazabal rise in OWGR; Mickelson to 4th

Patrick Reed, Pablo Larrazabal rise in OWGR; Phil Mickelson to 4th

Patrick Reed moved up 28 spots in the latest Official World Golf Ranking following his second career PGA Tour victory.

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Sharpe, Rollefson prevail at cold Senior National

Sharpe, Rollefson prevail at cold Senior National

Stephen Sharpe, Jim Rollefson and Ray Damstadt won the three divisions of the Golfweek Senior National Championship on Jan. 18 at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Fla.

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Future Alabama players are more than just teammates

A trio of future Alabama players are more than just teammates

After signing their scorecards for second round action at the Annika Invitational on Jan. 19, Nicole Morales, Lakareber Abe and Cheyenne Knight could be found eating together, sharing laughs and donning Alabama gear, of course. The trio of Crimson Tide commits is more than just a group of future teammates – it’s a group of friends.

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Women's spring preview: Ohio Valley Conference

Women's spring preview: Ohio Valley Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Ohio Valley Conference.

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Men's spring preview: Ohio Valley Conference

Men's spring preview: Ohio Valley Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Ohio Valley Conference.

Sunday, January 19

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2nd straight 64 gives Langer win in Hawaii

With second straight 64, Bernhard Langer wins in Hawaii

With birdies on five holes down the stretch, Bernhard Langer built a lead over Fred Couples and shot his second 64 in as many days to win the Champions Tour's Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii.

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Winner's Bag: Patrick Reed, Humana Challenge

Winner's Bag: Patrick Reed, Humana Challenge

After shooting three 63s, Patrick Reed held on to win the 2014 Humana Challenge. The win gave Reed his second career PGA Tour event. Here is a complete list of the clubs he played this week in La Quinta, Calif.

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5 Things: Reed holds on; Palmer's push; more

5 Things: Patrick Reed holds on; Ryan Palmer's push; more

Patrick Reed wasn't as sharp on Sunday at the Humana Challenge, but his 1-under 71 was good enough for his second PGA Tour victory despite Ryan Palmer's late push.

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Weir pursuing successful form of old

Mike Weir pursuing successful form of old

Mike Weir's three made cuts this season all came before the calendar turned to 2014, as he pursues the form that made him a top-50 career money winner on PGA Tour.

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Tour Tracker: Reed wins Humana Challenge

Tour Tracker: Patrick Reed wins Humana Challenge

Patrick Reed takes a seven-shot lead into the final round of the Humana Challenge. Can he close out the victory? Will he break any records? Follow now!

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Ryoto Furuya takes two-shot lead in Puerto Rico

Ryoto Furuya takes two-shot lead in Puerto Rico

Florida native Ryoto Furuya fired a second-consecutive, 3-under 69 to take a two-shot lead at the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Open on Sunday in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

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Wu stretches lead at Annika Invitational

Bethany Wu stretches lead at Annika Invitational

No. 3-ranked girls junior Bethany Wu shot a second straight 4-under 68, creating more distance between herself and the field at the Annika Invitational.

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Caddies question one of own over McIlroy penalty

Caddies question one of their own over Rory McIlroy penalty

The unusual nature of the two-shot penalty handed to Rory McIlroy on Saturday – veteran caddie Dave Renwick calling a rules violation on McIlroy – resonated with players and caddies at the Humana Challenge.

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Cobra BiO Cell, BiO Cell+ irons

Cobra BiO Cell, BiO Cell+ irons

A new weighting system and hotter face make the BiO Cell and BiO Cell+ irons more forgiving.

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Larrazabal outlasts Mickelson, McIlroy in Abu Dhabi

Pablo Larrazabal outlasts Mickelson, McIlroy in Abu Dhabi

A two-stroke penalty on Saturday (Rory McIlroy) and a final-round triple bogey (Phil Mickelson) opened the door for Pablo Larrazabal to use his 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

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Women's spring preview: Northeast Conference

Women's spring preview: Northeast Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Northeast Conference.

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Men's spring preview: Northeast Conference

Men's spring preview: Northeast Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Northeast Conference.

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Couples, Langer tied for lead in Hawaii

Couples, Langer tied for lead at Champions Tour opener in Hawaii

Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples broke away with birdies on the 17th to top the leaderboard going into Sunday's final round of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai.

Saturday, January 18

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Humana Challenge now Reed's tournament to lose

Rude: Humana Challenge now Patrick Reed's tournament to lose

The Humana Challenge has been blessed by perfect weather and conditions. Then Patrick Reed came along and provided almost perfect scores.

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5 Things: Reed rolling; Hoffman optimistic; more

5 Things: Record-breaking Reed rolling at Humana; Hoffman optimistic; more

Whatever drama might have unfolded in the Humana Challenge seems to have evaporated in the desert sun. Patrick Reed posted a third consecutive 63 to open a seven-stroke lead Saturday. The winner sure seems to be predetermined entering the final round at PGA West.

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Tee times: Humana Challenge, final round

Tee times: Humana Challenge, final round

Here are the complete tee times and pairings for the final round of the Humana Challenge, which will be played Sunday on the Palmer Private Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.

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Tracker: Reed leads by 7 after another 63 at Humana

Tour Tracker: Humana Challenge, Round 3

Patrick Reed carded a third straight 9-under 63 to take a commanding seven-shot lead at the Humana Challenge.

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Henderson cruises to 4-stroke victory at Sally

Brooke Henderson cruises to 4-stroke victory at South Atlantic Amateur

Brooke Henderson completed a wire-to-wire victory Saturday in the South Atlantic Amateur, shooting par 72 in chilly conditions at Oceanside Country Club to win by four strokes.

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Garcia takes early lead at Puerto Rico Junior

Defending champ Jorge Garcia takes lead at Puerto Rico Junior

Jorge Garcia carded an opening-round 4-under 68 Saturday to grab a one-shot lead at the AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Open at Trump International GC in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

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Mediate leads Champions Tour opener in Hawaii

Rocco Mediate leads Champions Tour opener in Hawaii

Rocco Mediate fought off a left hip problem to take the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

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Mickelson puts Ping Eye2 XG lob wedge in play

Phil Mickelson puts Ping Eye2 XG lob wedge in play

Phil Mickelson has used a Ping Eye2 XG lob wedge at the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The wedge is a 60-degree model bent to 61 degrees, and it has a KBS Tour V2 shaft.

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Wu grabs 2-shot lead at Annika Invitational

Defending champ Bethany Wu grabs 2-shot lead at Annika Invitational

On a day were the winds were high and the temperature didn’t get above 50 degrees, defending Annika Invitational champion Bethany Wu found herself atop the leaderboard after the first round.

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McIlroy on penalty: 'A lot of stupid rules in golf'

Rules misstep leaves Rory McIlroy 3 back of leader Craig Lee in Abu Dhabi

Rory McIlroy will enter the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship three shots off of Craig Lee's lead after incurring a two-shot penalty on Saturday.

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TaylorMade SLDR 430 driver

TaylorMade SLDR 430 driver

The TaylorMade SLDR 430 driver is smaller-headed version of the original SLDR, and still packs a high-tech punch.

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HSBC: 'Very uneasy' with male-only Open venues

HSBC tells R&A it is 'very uneasy' with male-only Open venues

The R&A has consulted sponsors and stakeholders about taking the Open Championship to male-only clubs, with long-time sponsor HSBC telling the governing body that it is uncomfortable with the current situation.

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Men's spring preview: Mountain West

Men's spring preview: Mountain West Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Mountain West.

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Women's spring preview: Mountain West

Women's spring preview: Mountain West Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Mountain West.

Friday, January 17

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Henderson clings to 1-stroke lead at Sally

Brooke Henderson clings to 1-stroke lead at South Atlantic Amateur

Brooke Henderson maintained a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the South Atlantic Amateur women's tournament, posting a 2-under 70 Friday at Oceanside Country Club.

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Reed leads Humana; 7 former Bulldogs in top 34

Patrick Reed keeps hold of Humana lead; 7 former Georgia Bulldogs in top 34

Patrick Reed's second straight 63 gave him a two-shot lead Friday at the Humana Challenge, and he's one of seven former University of Georgia players tied for 34th or better midway through what has been a birdie fest.

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2014 Web.com Tour schedule

2014 Web.com Tour schedule released; includes 25 events

Here is the full schedule for the 2014 Web.com Tour season.

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Tour Tracker: Reed maintains lead at Humana

Tour Tracker: Humana Challenge, second round

Patrick Reed's 63 on the PGA West-Palmer Private course, in which he gradually moved into contention before taking control of the day, gave him a one-shot lead after 18 holes at the Humana Challenge.

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Golfers race golf carts around Formula 1 circuit

Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia, others compete in golf-cart race

Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia, Paul Casey and Matteo Manassero got to experience Yas Marina Circuit firsthand by racing around the Formula 1 track – in golf carts.

College golf: 2014 spring competition schedule

College golf: 2014 spring competition schedule

Here are the men's and women's college golf schedules for the 2014 spring season.

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After 67, McIlroy just two off lead in Abu Dhabi

He's back? After 67, Rory McIlroy just two off lead in Abu Dhabi

Rory McIlroy returned a 5-under 67 in the second round of the $2.7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship to banish the ghosts of 12 months ago, and most of the 2013 season.

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Garcia upset after being accused of rules infraction

Sergio Garcia upset after being accused of rules infraction

Sergio Garcia was forced into an early meeting with European Tour chief referee John Paramor before the second round to ensure he had not breached Rule 16-1a ("Touching Line of Putt") in Round 1. TV footage showed Garcia tapping his line in front of his ball before his birdie putt on the 18th green.

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Invites for the '14 Junior Invitational are out

Invites for the '14 Junior Invitational have been sent out

The Junior Invitational at Sage Valley looks to separate itself from other junior tournaments in everything it does – from its invitation to its invitees. Invites has been set out for the fourth annual tournament set to take place 24-26.

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In Abu Dhabi, Fleetwood, Bjorn have eyes on Ryder

Solid play in desert gives Fleetwood, Bjorn hope for Ryder Cup

Thomas Fleetwood and Thomas Bjorn share a common bond aside from being in contention in Abu Dhabi. They are doing their best not to think of Samuel Ryder’s little challenge match against the U.S. in September at Gleneagles, Scotland.

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Men's spring preview: Missouri Valley

Men's spring preview: Missouri Valley Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Missouri Valley Conference.

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Women's spring preview: Missouri Valley

Women's spring preview: Missouri Valley Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Missouri Valley Conference.

Thursday, January 16

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5 Things: Reed leads Humana; Zach close; more

5 Things: Patrick Reed leads Humana; Zach Johnson close; more

True to form, 19 players shot 66 or better in the first round of the Humana Challenge. As usual, it’s go low or go home. Patrick Reed led the way with a 9-under-par 63.

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Tour Tracker: Reed leads Humana Challenge

Tour Tracker: Patrick Reed leads Humana Challenge

Zach Johnson rides a hot hand into the PGA Tour's 2014 Humana Challenge at La Quinta, Calif., but will face a quality field that includes Keegan Bradley, Harris English and more. Keep up with today's highlights right here.

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Clinton getting back into swing of things at Humana

Bill Clinton hasn't picked up his sticks quite as often over the last few years, but says he intends on fixing that problem in 2014.

Bill Clinton hasn't picked up his sticks quite as often over the last few years, but says he intends on fixing that problem in 2014.

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Brooke Henderson leads by 1 at South Atlantic Am

Brooke Henderson leads by 1 at South Atlantic Amateur

Brooke Henderson came back to the field Thursday in the second round of the South Atlantic Amateur, but the Canadian teen still leads the women's event. The 16-year-old shot a second-round 76.

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Selection process for U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team

Selection process for U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team

The 2014 Junior PGA Championship and U.S. Junior Amateur will have a little more meaning with the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup on the horizon with the selection process.

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Hervol (No. 133, 2015) commits to Connecticut

Hervol (No. 133, 2015) commits to Connecticut

Jimmy Hervol of Hopkinton, Mass., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Connecticut in 2015.

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SCORES: Humana Challenge, fourth round

SCORES: Humana Challenge, fourth round

Check out the PGA Tour leaderboard from the Humana Challenge.

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Morales, Wu featured players at Annika Invitational

Morales, Wu featured players at Annika Invitational

Several of the country’s top girls’ players are showcasing their talents at the Annika Invitational, a 54-hole stroke play tournament to be played this weekend at the Reunion (Fla.) Resort. See who can make headlines this week in Reunion.

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Garcia, Truslow highlight AJGA Puerto Rico Open field

Garcia, Truslow highlight field at AJGA Puerto Rico Open

Winning the AJGA Puerto Rico Open is one way to make a dream come true. For the 72 boys junior golfers preparing to tee off Jan. 18-20 at the Trump International Golf Club (Championship course) in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, the goal is to win and earn a spot in the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open on March 6-9.

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Wellesley CC set to host 2016 Senior Women's Amateur

Wellesley CC set to host 2016 Senior Women's Amateur

The USGA announced Thursday that Wellesley (Mass.) Country Club will host the 2016 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship Sept. 17-22.

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Nigel Edwards reappointed Walker Cup captain

Nigel Edwards reappointed Walker Cup captain

The R&A has broken with tradition and appointed Nigel Edwards as Great Britain & Ireland's Walker Cup captain for a third consecutive time. He will lead GB&I against the U.S. in the biennial amateur matches next year at Royal Lytham.

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McGinley (68) stays sharp despite Ryder Cup duties

McGinley (68) stays competitive despite Ryder Cup captaincy

Paul McGinley is determined not to fall into the Ryder Cup curse of becoming a “ceremonial” golfer. If his first round of the year is anything to go by then, he has no worries on that front.

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Garcia, Mickelson start slowly in Abu Dhabi

Garcia injured, Mickelson struggles in Round 1 at Abu Dhabi

Sergio Garcia is doubtful for the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship after incurring an injury caused by perilously deep rough. He wasn’t the only marquee name to struggle with the primary rough as Phil Mickelson had his travails, too.

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Women's spring preview: MAC

Women's spring preview: Mid-American Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the MAC.

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Men's spring preview: MAC

Men's spring preview: Mid-American Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the MAC.

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Golf's major championships: Dates for 2014

Golf's major championships: Dates for 2014 Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, more

2014's major dates, locations and defending champions for the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship -- plus the Ryder Cup.

Wednesday, January 15

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Rude: Hope's era of celebs over at Humana Challenge

Rude: Bob Hope's era of celebrities over at Humana Challenge

For better or for worse, this is not your grandfather’s Bob Hope tournament. That era is gone. Times change and so do tournaments, and perhaps no event has transformed as much as this one, now called the Humana Challenge.

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Lincicome enjoys LPGA media blitz to fullest

LPGA players don’t often take on a New York City media blitz like the one Brittany Lincicome and Lexi Thompson enjoyed last week. One text Lincicome sent out amid it all: 'This is crazy,' with a trio of smiley faces.

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Toy Box Extra: Jan. 15, 2014

Toy Box Extra: Jan. 15, 2014

Check out the second edition of Toy Box Extra, complete with product profiles on new gear from Callaway, Cobra, Mizuno, adidas, FootJoy and TravisMathew, not mention a Q&A with the one-and-only Lee Trevino.

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GW Senior Amateur 2014 - LaQuinta

La Quinta Resort hosts Golfweek's Senior Amateur in April.

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Expert picks: Humana Challenge

Expert picks: Zach Johnson tops Humana Challenge favorites

Zach Johnson is among the experts' favorites for this week's Humana Challenge in Southern California on the PGA Tour.

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GW Father Son Open 2014

Pair shot 67-70–130 to conquer the wet weekend at Streamsong Resort

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FootJoy starts new D.N.A. footwear category

FootJoy starts new D.N.A. footwear category

FootJoy introduced the new D.N.A. – DryJoys Next Advancement – footwear category on Jan. 15.

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In desert, Stenson envisions path toward first major

In desert, Henrik Stenson envisions path toward first major title

A slight improvement on 2013 could lead Henrik Stenson to a place that no Swede has ever gone -- holding a major championship title.

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Penitent Dyson returns to Euro Tour 'starting afresh'

Last week in the Middle East, Simon Dyson marked a new beginning in his professional golf career.

Last week in the Middle East, Simon Dyson marked a new beginning in his professional golf career. At the $2.7 million HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, Dyson made his first start since being put on probation by the European Tour after he tapped down a spike mark last year.

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Men's spring preview: MAAC

Men's spring preview: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the MAAC.

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Women's spring preview: MAAC

Women's spring preview: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the MAAC.

Tuesday, January 14

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Steele hits Humana stronger, and with fill-in caddie

Brendan Steele enters Humana Challenge stronger, and with cop as fill-in caddie

Brendan Steele used a unique style of strength training to prepare for his 2014 debut, and after adding a cop as a fill-in caddie after his original looper had visa issues, Steele has quite the story heading into his home tournament, the Humana Challenge.

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Tee times: Humana Challenge, Rounds 2-3

Tee times: Humana Challenge, Rounds 2-3

Here are the complete tee times and pairings for the second and third rounds of the Humana Challenge in La Quinta, Calif.

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Puma reveals Biofusion Tour golf shoe

Puma reveals Biofusion Tour golf shoe

Puma Golf announced the Biofusion, the latest Tour shoe from the brand’s Pro Collection and a part of the LiteStyle platform.

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Notes: Perez's engagement; Daly's schedule; more

Notes: Pat Perez's engagement; John Daly's schedule; Web.com delay; more

Pat Perez gets engaged, John Daly sets his PGA Tour schedule and the Web.com Tour delays its opener in Panama; plus more PGA Tour news and notes.

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Zach Johnson: Putting should be 'athletic'

Zach Johnson: Good putting should be 'athletic'

Being “athletic” over putts might be a difficult concept to put into words, but for Zach Johnson it essentially boils down to using feel over mechanics.

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Fitzpatrick to stay amateur for 2014, perhaps longer

Fitzpatrick: Plans to stay amateur; multiple exemptions for 2014

Matt Fitzpatrick, the No. 1-ranked amateur in the world, has every intention of staying amateur for the 2014 season and beyond. He has plans to focus on his game, play in the year's first three majors and any more opportunities that come his way in 2014.

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Scott talks grip key, offseason practice spot

Adam Scott talks about grip key, offseason practice spot in Bahamas

Two recent constants in Adam Scott’s recent run of PGA Tour success: His casual peek toward his left hand before he gets into position to swing, and his favorite practice grounds in the Bahamas.

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Dufner lines up tournaments outside U.S.

Jason Dufner juggles PGA Tour schedule, overseas tournaments

Jason Dufner is figuring out how to juggle his PGA Tour schedule with tournaments overseas, while he got a chance to talk college football in Hawaii with pro-am partner June Jones.

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Upon further review, no new car for John Daly

Upon further review, no new car for John Daly after pro-am ace

It was originally believed that John Daly's hole-in-one in Monday's pro-am for the Humana Challenge won him a new car. But after further review, Daly won't be taking home the 2014 Hyundai Equus after all.

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Tee times: Abu Dhabi, Rounds 1-2

Tee times: Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, Rounds 1-2

Here are the tee times and groupings for the first and second rounds of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) Golf Club.

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ECCO announces extension with McDowell

ECCO announces extension with McDowell

Graeme McDowell has signed a multi-year extension with the ECCO to start 2014.

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McIlroy says life, game have 'fallen into place'

Rory McIlroy says life, game have 'fallen into place'

We heard the same thing a year ago, but when Rory McIlroy said that his life and game are taking shape in 2014, there are signs that we should believe him this time around.

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English, Swafford take similar paths onto Tour

Mirror images: English, Swafford take similar paths onto Tour

Not only do former Georgia Bulldogs Hudson Swafford and Harris English look a lot alike, but their paths to success on the PGA Tour have been eerily similar as well.

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With new driver in bag, Mickelson expects big things

With new driver in bag, Phil Mickelson expecting big things

Phil Mickelson says this could be the best year of his career, all because of a new club: a 9.5-degree Big Bertha Alpha driver, which he used rarely in a highly successful 2013 campaign.

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Women's spring preview: Ivy League

Women's spring preview: Ivy League

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Ivy League.

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Men's spring preview: Ivy League

Men's spring preview: Ivy League

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Ivy League.

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Pro notes recap: Mistaken identity; engagement; more

Recap all of senior writer Jim McCabe's notes from professional golf this week.

Monday, January 13

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Ko officially signs with Callaway Golf

Lydia Ko officially signs with Callaway Golf

Lydia Ko, 16, officially signed with Callaway Golf on Monday.

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James Madison's Gooden to retire at season's end

James Madison's Paul Gooden to retire at season's end

Paul Gooden, head women’s coach at James Madison University, has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2013-14 season. Gooden has been at the helm of the women’s golf program for 15 years.

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Walker to 32nd in OWGR; McIlroy drops to 7th

Jimmy Walker to 32nd in OWGR; Rory McIlroy drops to 7th

Jimmy Walker's second PGA Tour victory of the season, at the Sony Open, moved him up 15 spots in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.

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Men's spring preview: Big East Conference

Men's spring preview: Big East Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Big East Conference.

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Women's spring preview: Big East Conference

Women's spring preview: Big East Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Big East Conference.

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Women's spring preview: Horizon League

Women's spring preview: Horizon League

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Horizon League.

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Men's spring preview: Horizon League

Men's spring preview: Horizon League

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Horizon League.

Sunday, January 12

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5 Things: Walker wins Sony; Scott manages; more

5 Things: Jimmy Walker wins Sony Open; Adam Scott manages; more

With three straight birdies from Nos. 15-17 during Sunday's final round, Jimmy Walker assumed command of the Sony Open and earned his second win of the wraparound PGA Tour season – and his career. Here are 5 Things to Know from Honolulu.

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Winner's Bag: Jimmy Walker, Sony Open

Winner's Bag: Jimmy Walker, Sony Open

A complete list of Jimmy Walker's winning equipment at the 2014 Sony Open, his second victory of the wraparound PGA Tour season.

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Horsfield wins New Year's Invitational

Sam Horsfield wins New Year's Invitational by 4 shots

Sam Horsfield opened the new year by winning the New Year’s Invitational at St. Petersburg Country Club by four strokes Sunday, joining Brandt Snedeker (2004) and J.B. Holmes (2003) among the list of winners.

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Tour Tracker: Walker wins Sony Open

Tour Tracker: Jimmy Walker rallies to win Sony Open

Jimmy Walker birdied four of his final six holes for an impressive 7-under 63 to win the Sony Open on Sunday in Honolulu by a shot over Chris Kirk.

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Royal Troon renovates with '16 Open in mind

Royal Troon renovation points toward 2016 British Open

Changes at Royal Troon touch almost every hole but are not intended to lengthen the course in advance of its hosting the 2016 British Open.

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Hess, Dean pull upset to win Southern States Four-Ball

Hess, Dean pull upset to win Southern States Four-Ball

Robert Hess, a veterinarian from Winter Park, Fla., and Roger Dean, a used-car dealer from Ormond Beach, Fla., pulled an upset Sunday to win the senior-division title at the Southern States Four-Ball.

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5 Things: Oosthuizen repeats as Volvo champion

5 Things: Oosthuizen repeats as Volvo champ behind late birdies

Needing a fast finish, Louis Oosthuizen posted birdies at Nos. 17 and 18 to keep his Volvo Champions title on Sunday, outlasting Branden Grace by a stroke at the Durban Country Club in Durban, South Africa.

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Women's spring preview: Conference USA

Women's spring preview: Conference USA

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at Conference USA.

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Men's spring preview: Conference USA

Men's spring preview: Conference USA

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at Conference USA.

Saturday, January 11

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5 Things: Kirk leads Sony, chases career win No. 3

5 Things: Kirk chases win No. 3; Wilcox, Kelly take advantage; more

Chris Kirk's third-round 5-under 65 Saturday at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu opens a one-shot lead at the Sony Open. But this tournament is far from over as 16 other players enter Sunday's final round within four shots of the lead.

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Tee times: Sony Open, Final round

Tee times: Sony Open, Final round

Here are the complete tee times and pairings for Sunday's final round of the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

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Tour Tracker: Kirk grabs Sony Open lead

Tour Tracker: Sony Open, Round 3 at Waialae CC

Chris Kirk made six birdies and just one bogey en route to a 5-under 65 Saturday at the Sony Open. Kirk. He leads by one shot at 12 under entering Sunday's final round at Waialae CC in Honolulu.

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Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Girls Rankings

Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Girls Rankings

Check out the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Girls Rankings, currently topped by Andrea Lee and Kristen Gillman.

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Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Boys Rankings

Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Boys Rankings

Check out the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Boys Rankings, currently topped by Sam Burns and Jorge Garcia.

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Meghan Stasi wins Harder Hall Invitational

Meghan Stasi wins Harder Hall Invitational by eight

With a final-round 70, Meghan Stasi won her first Harder Hall Invitational title on Saturday. She became the first mid-amateur to win the title since 1997.

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Tommy Fleetwood leads Volvo Golf Champions

Tommy Fleetwood leads Volvo Golf Champions

Tommy Fleetwood will take a one-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the Volvo Golf Champions following a third-round 3-under 69 Saturday at Durban (South Africa) Country Club.

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Women's spring preview: Colonial

Women's spring preview: Colonial Athletic Association

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Colonial Athletic Association.

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Men's spring preview: Colonial Athletic Association

Men's spring preview: Colonial Athletic Association

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Colonial Athletic Association.

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Daly makes cut but reinjures elbow on bunker shot

John Daly makes cut but reinjures elbow on bunker shot

John Daly returned to the PGA Tour after a six-month hiatus on Thursday, but he might need some additional time off after reinjuring his surgically repaired right elbow hitting a bunker shot in Friday’s second round of the Sony Open.

Friday, January 10

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5 Things: Stuard takes lead; Spieth misses cut

5 Things: Brian Stuard takes lead; Jordan Spieth misses cut

Brian Stuard continues his outstanding play at Waialae Country Club with a 5-under 65 to take the lead while 20-year-old phenom Jordan Spieth can't muster his normal magic in missing his first cut since the PGA Championship in August.

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Tour Tracker: Stuard leads Sony Open after 65

Tour Tracker: Sony Open, second round

Brian Stuard carded a second straight 5-under 65 to grab a one-shot lead Friday at the Sony Open. Here's how it happened.

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Tee times: Sony Open, Round 3

Tee times: Sony Open, Round 3

Here are the tee times and pairings for the third round of the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

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Grips

Grips

A look at grips from across the golf equipment industry.

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Shafts

Shafts

A look at shafts from across the golf equipment industry.

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Golf balls

Golf balls

A look at golf balls from across the golf equipment industry.

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Hybrids

Hybrids

A look at hybrids from across the golf equipment industry.

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Putters

Putters

A look at putters from across the golf equipment industry.

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Wedges

Wedges

A look at wedges from across the golf equipment industry.

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Fairway Woods

Fairway Woods

A look at fairway woods from across the golf equipment industry.

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Irons

Irons

A look at irons from across the golf equipment industry.

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Drivers

Drivers

A look at drivers from across the golf equipment industry.

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Balicki: Yestingsmeier was and will be Ball State golf

Balicki: Yestingsmeier was and always will be Ball State golf

Senior writer Ron Balicki reflects on his time with former Ball State head coach Earl Yestingsmeier, who died Jan. 9 at his home in Muncie, Ind. Balicki says Yestingsmeier was and always has been Ball State golf.

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Wilson

Wilson

The latest Wilson Golf equipment news and product reviews.

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Tour Edge

Tour Edge

The latest Tour Edge Golf equipment news and product reviews.

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Titleist

Titleist

The latest Titleist Golf equipment news and product reviews.

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TaylorMade

TaylorMade

The latest TaylorMade Golf equipment news and product reviews.

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Ping

Ping

The latest Ping Golf equipment news and product reviews.

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Nike

Nike

The latest Nike Golf equipment news and product reviews.

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Mizuno

Mizuno

The latest Mizuno Golf equipment news and product reviews.

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Oosthuizen, 2 others lead Volvo Golf Champions

Fleetwood, Luiten, Oosthuizen tied for Volvo Golf Champions lead

Tommy Fleetwood and Joost Luiten each fired 5-under 67s on Friday to join Louis Oosthuizen in the lead after two rounds of the Volvo Golf Champions.

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Cobra

Cobra

The latest Cobra Golf equipment news and product reviews.

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Cleveland/Srixon

Cleveland/Srixon

The latest Cleveland/Srixon equipment news and product reviews.

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Callaway

Callaway

The latest Callaway Golf equipment news and product reviews.

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Katie Petrino 'excited' her dad is back at Louisville

Bobby Petrino, Katie Petrino, Louisville Cardinals, Women's College Golf: Good day to be Cardinals in Petrino family as Bobby named head football coach and Katie on the golf team

Katie Petrino is a redshirt junior on the women's golf team and with her father Bobby Petrino being named head football coach last week – for the second time – it’s definitely a good time to be a Louisville Cardinal in the Petrino family.

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Bridgestone

Bridgestone

The latest Bridgestone Golf equipment news and product reviews.

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Adams

Adams Golf

The latest Adams Golf equipment news and product reviews.

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GB&I streamlines selection process for Curtis Cup

GB&I streamlines selection process for Curtis Cup

This year’s GB&I Curtis Cup team will be comprised of four players off the World Amateur Golf Rankings, two from the LGU Order of Merit with the remaining two selected by the traditional method of a selection panel.

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Streb rolls the dice and hits the jackpot at Sony

Robert Streb rolls the dice and hits the jackpot at Sony

When Shawn Stefani decided to take a vacation instead of flying to Hawaii as the first alternate at the Sony Open, it opened the door for Robert Streb to replace Hideki Matsuyama in the field.

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Justin Rose sidelined by right shoulder tendinitis

Justin Rose sidelined by right shoulder tendinitis

Defending U.S. Open champion Justin Rose will start his 2014 campaign a bit later than expected, as the Englishman is dealing with a mild case of tendinitis in his right shoulder.

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Shedding light on Singh, Tour's enigma

Shedding light on Vijay Singh, PGA Tour's mystery man

Hall of Famer Vijay Singh has amassed three major championships among his 34 PGA Tour victories and earnings of $68 million -- yet remains virtually unknown to anyone but perhaps his caddies.

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Women's spring preview: Big West Conference

Women's spring preview: Big West Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Big West Conference.

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Men's spring preview: Big West Conference

Men's spring preview: Big West Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Big West Conference.

Thursday, January 9

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5 Things: Bae leads; Daly returns; more

5 Things: Sang-Moon Bae leads Sony Open; John Daly returns; more

Sang-Moon Bae fired off a 63 Thursday to lead the first round of the Sony Open on PGA Tour; Chris Kirk is just a shot back after some coaching; John Daly gets in the mix; plus more in our 5 Things to Know.

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Tour Tracker: Bae leads Sony Open

Tour Tracker: Sang-Moon Bae leads Sony Open

Keep up with the top developments from the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii right here – and catch up on more PGA Tour coverage this week leading up to Thursday's action.

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PGA to seek 'grandfather period' for anchoring

PGA of America president Ted Bishop indicated that his organization would be given the opportunity to make a case for anchoring "grandfather period" for recreational amateurs at USGA meeting in Feb.

PGA of America president Ted Bishop indicated that his organization would be given the opportunity to make a case for a "grandfather period" for recreational amateurs at the USGA's annual meeting Feb. 8 in Pinehurst, N.C. Bishop likened the proposal to what was agreed upon for the groove regulations in 2008.

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Woods to open 2014 at Torrey Pines, Dubai

Tiger Woods to open 2014 at Torrey Pines, Dubai

It'll come as no surprise, but Tiger Woods will kick of 2014 at his personal playground, otherwise known as Torrey Pines for the Farmers Insurance Open. He'll also play the next week at the Dubai Desert Classic.

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Yani Tseng latest to join Callaway Golf

Yani Tseng latest to join Callaway Golf

A new year and a new bag of sticks for former World No. 1 Yani Tseng. Callaway Golf took to Twitter to announce it had signed Tseng, ending her four-year relationship with Adams.

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TravisMathew takes its style back to California of the Sixties

TravisMathew takes its style back to California of the Sixties

Travis Mathew used big-name clients Chris Kirk, Patrick Cantlay and a handful of others to show off their "California of the Sixties" inspired clothing line.

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Loomis tapped to oversee Fox's golf coverage

Mark Loomis tapped to oversee Fox's golf coverage

Fox Sports made it official, tapping former Vanderbilt University player Mark Loomis to be the coordinating producer for all of its golf coverage.

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Offseason spent giving back reveals Wie's big heart

Offseason spent giving back reveals Michelle Wie's big heart

Michelle Wie has been in the public eye for most of her life and she is determined to use that fame to help out those who are less fortunate, giving her new perspective on and off the course.

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New Balance launches cleated, spikeless golf shoes

New Balance Golf, Fashion, Golf Shoes: NB Golf launches cleated, spikeless golf shoes

On Jan. 9, New Balance announced the launch of New Balance Golf, a footwear collection for 2014.

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Ex-Ball State coach Yestingsmeier, 80, dies

Earl Yestingsmeier, Ball State Men's Golf, College Golf: The head coach from 1962-98, Yestingsmeier, 80, passed away

Former Ball State head coach Earl Yestingsmeier has died, according to the Ball State athletic department. Yestingsmeier, 80, was a 1955 graduate of Ball State and the golf coach from 1962 to '98.

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Q&A with Adams Golf's John Ward

Q&A with Adams Golf's John Ward

John Ward, a veteran sales executive with TaylorMade-Adidas Golf, was named president of Adams Golf in June 2012. After 1 1/2 years at the helm, Ward offers candid observations about his company, the state of golf and the future of the game.

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Toy Box notes: TaylorMade gear in Hawaii

Toy Box notes: TaylorMade gear on PGA Tour in Hawaii

TaylorMade’s new JetSpeed driver offers another choice to touring pros, as have Tour Preferred MB irons and the Tour Preferred X golf ball as the PGA Tour spent two weeks in Hawaii.

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Toy Box notes: Nike balls in Hawaii

Toy Box notes: New Nike RZN balls in use on PGA Tour in Hawaii

At the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Nike’s Scott Brown played the new RZN Platinum golf ball, while Russell Henley used the new RZN Black ball.

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Jacquelin leads ahead of Oosthuizen in Durban

Raphael Jacquelin leads ahead of Louis Oosthuizen at Volvo

Raphael Jacquelin shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 in extremely windy conditions on South Africa's east coast to take the first-round lead at the Volvo Golf Champions on Thursday.

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Matsuyama (wrist) withdraws from Sony Open

Hideki Matsuyama (wrist) withdraws from Sony Open

Hideki Matsuyama has withdrawn from the Sony Open because of a wrist injury.

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Keiser launches resort project in Wisconsin

Mike Keiser launches resort project in Wisconsin

Mike Keiser, the founder of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, has announced he will begin work on Sand Valley in central Wisconsin after purchasing nearly 1,400 acres, with four courses eventually planned for the area.

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Want to own a Claret Jug? Here's your chance

Ever dreamed of owning a Claret Jug? Maybe a trophy from the Masters or U.S. Open? For just $750,000, you could own trophy replicas from golf's five biggest tournaments.

Ever dreamed of owning a Claret Jug? Maybe a trophy from the Masters or U.S. Open? For just $750,000, you could own trophy replicas from golf's five biggest tournaments.

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Double the fun: Couple makes hole-in-one in same round

Ted and Sandy Wechsler, Amateur Golf: The couple made a hole-in-one during the same round at Desert Trails Golf Course back in December

Ted and Sandy Wechsler had an unlikely day on the golf course back in December. Both made a hole-in-one during the same round at Desert Trails Golf Course in Sun City, Ariz. The odds of that happening again? About 60-70 million to one.

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U.S. Am champ Fitzpatrick leaves Northwestern

U.S. Am champ Matthew Fitzpatrick leaves Northwestern

Matthew Fitzpatrick, the top-ranked player in the World Amateur Ranking, won’t return to the Northwestern roster in the spring. The freshman announced he will return to England to pursue an amateur golf career.

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SCORES: Sony Open, Round 4

SCORES: Sony Open, Round 4

Check out the PGA Tour leaderboard from the Sony Open.

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Williams on Big Ten: Conference has plenty of depth

Williams on Big Ten: Conference has plenty of depth

With Northwestern and Michigan State both in the top 25, neither can rest easy as a jumbled Big Ten is up for grabs this spring says our Julie Williams.

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Women's spring preview: Big Ten Conference

Women's spring preview: Big Ten Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Big Ten women.

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Spieth shows plenty of drive, if not much in wheels

Jordan Spieth shows plenty of drive, if not much in wheels

There’s much to like about Jordan Spieth, golf prodigy and genuine article. That applies to more than the rare skill that has fueled one victory and four seconds in less than a full PGA Tour season.

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Tait: 5 Q's facing new Euro Tour chairman in '14

Tait: 5 questions facing new Euro Tour chairman in '14

New European Tour chairman David Williams has his work cut out for him as the European Tour tries to reestablish itself among the world's elite players.

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Men's spring preview: Big Ten Conference

Men's spring preview: Big Ten Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Big Ten Conference.

Wednesday, January 8

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Scott employs surfing buddy as caddie fill-in at Sony

Adam Scott employs surfing buddy as caddie fill-in at Sony

Adam Scott has spent plenty of time riding waves with Benji Weatherley, but the duo will form a new relationship this weekend at the Sony Open when Weatherley fills in as the Masters champion's caddie.

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Hally Leadbetter's revised lesson plan takes shape

Hally Leadbetter's revised lesson plan takes shape at Harder Hall

When Hally Leadbetter took up golf, the daughter of noted instructor David ran from her father's advice. Competing for the Rollins Tars, she's reversed course on that source of knowledge.

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Expert Picks: Sony Open

Expert picks: Adam Scott again tops list at Sony Open

The field in Honolulu is stout, but our panel of experts wades through the PGA Tour's first full field of 2014 to offer up their predictions for the Sony Open this week.

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Toy Box Extra: Jan. 8, 2014

Toy Box Extra: Jan. 8, 2014

A new year and a new Golfweek digital product, as we introduce The Toy Box Extra e-magazine today. It'll focus on the latest in the equipment industry, from products to Q&A with key industry personnel. We hope you enjoy!

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Odyssey Versa Jailbird putter

Odyssey Versa Jailbird putter aims to aid alignment

This high-MOI design of the Odyssey Versa Jailbird putter extends the brand's black-and-white alignment system.

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Accenture’s exit leaves WGC Match Play in limbo

Accenture’s exit leaves WGC Match Play sponsorship, location in limbo

The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship will be without a sponsor after next month’s event -- and might be on the move for 2015.

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Notes: Scott's caddie temp; G-Mac's award; more

Notes: Adam Scott's caddie temp; G-Mac's award; more

Steve Williams won't work Adam Scott's bag this week at the Sony Open in Hawaii; Graeme McDowell reflects on a media award; more news and notes from senior writer Jim McCabe.

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Blixt to pursue dual PGA Tour, European status

Jonas Blixt to pursue dual status on PGA Tour, European Tour

Sweden's Jonas Blixt will continue to focus on the PGA Tour, but in 2014 he’ll also try for the first time to also satisfy the European Tour's required minimum of 13 starts.

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Acclaim still eludes Johnson after TOC victory

Acclaim still eludes Zach Johnson after Tournament of Champions title

That Zach Johnson isn't a major favorite was not the point to take home from his Tournament of Champions win; that he outplayed a quality leaderboard was surely cause for applause, no?

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LPGA offers season title with bonus: $1 million

LPGA offers season title with sweet bonus: $1 million

The LPGA’s announcement of its new Race to the CME Globe, a season-long points competition within the schedule that boasts a $1 million unofficial payout, is the cherry on commissioner Mike Whan's sundae.

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Pro notes recap: Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, more

Pro notes recap: Zach Johnson, Jonas Blixt, Adam Scott, more

Zach Johnson wins against stellar competition and the next day there are stories that suggest he isn't a major-championship favorite; plus more in our recap of senior writer Jim McCabe's pro notes this week.

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Nike Golf presents new "Cover-up"

Nike Golf's global golf apparel presents new "Cover-up" sweater

The Cover-up features two technologies in a hybrid design: The jacket is the Dri-Fit stretch design, which is lightweight, wind-and-water resistant and breathable. The knit sleeves—the sweater portion—retain warmth and allow for movement throughout the golf swing.

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Men's spring preview: Big South Conference

Men's spring preview: Big South Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Big South Conference.

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Women's spring preview: Big South Conference

Women's spring preview: Big South Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Big South Conference.

Tuesday, January 7

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Woods surpasses $1.3 billion in career earnings

Woods surpasses $1.3 billion in career earnings

Tiger Woods has now earned more than $1.3 billion in his career, according to a report in the February issue of Golf Digest.

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Callaway Golf adds Manassero, others

Callaway Golf adds Matteo Manassero, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, others

Callaway Golf announced the signings of Matteo Manassero, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and others this week, following the recent signings of Henrik Stenson and Harris English.

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Sony Open: Tee times, Round 2

Sony Open: Tee times, Round 2

Here are the complete tee times and pairings for the first and second rounds of the Sony Open, to be played Jan. 9-12 at Waialae CC in Honolulu.

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Fowler strives to stand out for game, not just attire

Rickie Fowler strives to be recognized for game, not just colorful attire

Entering his fifth full season on the PGA Tour, Rickie Fowler is hoping to gain attention for being a great player, not just for the colorful clothing that he wears.

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Nike introduces the Nike Lunar Control

Nike Golf, Lunar Control golf shoes, Rory McIlroy, Paul Casey, Kyle Stanley: Nike introduced new golf shoe; available now

The Nike Lunar Control was introduced on Jan. 7. Nike says their athletes support this shoe due to control it offers and the lightweight cushioning.

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Adidas introduces the adizero one

Adidas Golf, Adizero One, Adizero Tour II: Introduces the new shoe available January 23

Adidas released the next generation of the adizero golf footwear known as the adizero one on Jan. 6.

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Winner's Bag: Zach Johnson at Hyundai TOC

Winner's Bag: Zach Johnson at Hyundai TOC

A look inside Zach Johnson's winning bag - filled with mostly Titleist, outside of his SeeMore putter – at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii.

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SCORES: Hyundai TOC final leaderboard

SCORES: Hyundai TOC final leaderboard

A look at the final leaderboard from the 2014 Hyundai Tournament of Champions, won by Zach Johnson.

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Will Tiger's schedule grow with Vonn out?

Will Tiger Woods' 2014 schedule grow with Lindsey Vonn out of Olympics?

Does Tiger Woods' schedule open up to play more tournaments on the PGA Tour now that Lindsey Vonn is out of the Winter Olympics? A look at potential additions, with Woods making no announcement yet.

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Volvo Golf Champions tee times: First round

Volvo Golf Champions tee times: First round

Matteo Manassero, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen and Thomas Bjorn will fill the final two tee times in the first round of the Volvo Golf Championships in South Africa.

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Women's spring preview: Big Sky Conference

Women's spring preview: Big Sky Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Big Sky Conference.

Monday, January 6

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5 Things: Johnson wins; Spieth wobbles; more

5 Things: Zach Johnson wins; Jordan Spieth wobbles; more

Zach Johnson played to his strengths and took control of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on the back nine for his 11th victory on the PGA Tour.

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Tour Tracker: Z. Johnson wins Hyundai TOC

Tour Tracker: Round 4, Hyundai Tournament of Champions

It promises to be an exciting final round at the Hyundai TOC, as Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth and defending champion Dustin Johnson are tied for the lead at 14 under, with Zach Johnson two shots further back. Follow now with our live blog!

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Williams on Big 12: Oklahoma, Okla. St. lead pack

Williams on Big 12: Oklahoma, Okla. St. lead pack; Baylor could surprise

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are the powerhouses in the Big 12's current makeup, and one of them will likely win the title again this spring, says Julie Williams.

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Rory McIlroy meets the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Rory McIlroy, Will Smith, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: McIlroy runs into the actor while practicing his golf game

Has Rory McIlroy’s life been flipped upside down? McIlroy ran into the Fresh Prince of Bel-air, Will Smith, will practicing his golf game on Jan. 5.

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Poulters team up for win at U.S. Kids event

Ian Poulter, Luke Poulter, U.S. Kids Golf Foundation: Ian's son won the event by seven shot with his old man on the bag

Like father, like son? Ian Poulter's oldes son, Luke, won the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation boy's 9-year-old division with a 4-over 40 at Walt Disney World's Palm course. And who was on the bag for Luke? None other than Ian himself.

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Men's spring preview: Big 12 Conference

Men's spring preview: Big 12 Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Big 12 Conference.

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Women’s spring preview: Big 12 Conference

Women’s spring preview: Big 12 Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Big 12.

Sunday, January 5

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5 Things: Distracted Simpson roars into share of lead

5 Things: With heavy heart, Webb Simpson roars into share of lead

Webb Simpson, with his mind squarely on his caddie's newborn child that reportedly suffered a seizure, musters a stellar back-nine to jump into a three-way tie for the lead at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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Tournament of Champions: Tee Times, Round 4

Tournament of Champions: Tee Times, Round 4

It'll be a star-studded finish at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, as there are 11 players within four shots of the lead and four of those players have won majors.

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Tour Tracker: 3 in lead at Hyundai TOC

Tour Tracker: Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson share Hyundai TOC lead

Webb Simpson made the biggest move of Sunday's three co-leaders, with a 5-under 68 taking him to 14 under. Also on that mark are defending champion Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth, both of whom shot 69 today.

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Moore wins inaugural Saguaro Amateur

Amateur Men's Golf, Saguaro Amateur, Taylor Moore: Arkansas sophomore wins inaugural event at Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz.

Arkansas sophomore Taylor Moore won the inaugural Saguaro Amateur at Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz., after a final-round, 1-under 70.

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TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC irons

TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC irons mix cavity, muscle

Mixing game-improving pocket cavity clubs with musclebacks, TaylorMade looks for the Tour Preferred MC irons to bring forgiveness and precision to better players.

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TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB irons

TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB irons seek enhanced feel

The most feel-enhancing irons TaylorMade produces, the Tour Preferred MB, are designed to enhance better-players' swings.

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TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB irons

TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB irons tout forgiveness, feel, control

While maintaining the look and feel better players demand, TaylorMade gave the Tour Preferred CB cavity-back irons more distance and forgiveness.

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Men's spring preview: Atlantic Sun

Men's spring preview: Atlantic Sun

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Atlantic Sun Conference.

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Women's spring preview: Atlantic Sun

Women's spring preview: Atlantic Sun

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Saturday, January 4

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5 Things: Z. Johnson leads; DJ bounces back in Hawaii

5 Things: Z. Johnson leads, D. Johnson bounces back in Hawaii

Zach Johnson wasn't overly pleased with his 7-under 66 during Saturday's second round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Yet, Johnson, at 13 under, still finds himself up by three shots at the halfway point in Kapalua. Here are 5 Things you need to know.

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Some players opting out of Hawaii back-to-back

No to Sony: Some players opting out of Hawaii back-to-back

Of the 30 players competing this week at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, 12 of them are opting to skip next week's Sony Open.

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Arkansas' Moore grabs lead at Saguaro Amateur

Arkansas' Taylor Moore grabs lead at Saguaro Amateur

Arkansas sophomore Taylor Moore fired a 6-under 65 to take a four-shot lead Saturday at the Saguaro Amateur.

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Tournament of Champions: Tee times, Round 3

Tournament of Champions: Tee times, Round 3

It will be an All-Johnson final pairing for Sunday's third round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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Tracker: Z. Johnson takes lead at Hyundai TOC

Tour Tracker: Round 2, Hyundai Tournament of Champions

A day after six eagles and a plethora of birdies were found on the Plantation Course, will Round 2 be more of the same? Follow the Hyundai TOC all day with our live blog!

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Women’s spring preview: Atlantic Coast Conference

Women’s spring preview: Atlantic Coast Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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Williams on ACC: Liu steps up for Duke

Williams on ACC: Liu leads Duke; Clemson searching for victory

When Lindy Duncan graduated from Duke last spring, it left a sizable hole in the Blue Devil roster. Enter freshman Yu Liu, who had three top-10 finishes and led the team in scoring.

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Men's spring preview: Atlantic Coast Conference

Men's spring preview: Atlantic Coast Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Friday, January 3

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With mind on family, lethargic Streelman manages 67

With mind on family, lethargic Streelman manages a 67

As late as Tuesday, Kevin Streelman hadn't even made up his mind about playing in the Hyundai TOC. On Friday, he fought through conflicting emotions regarding his family in Arizona to fire a 6-under 67.

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5 Things: Newcomers steal spotlight in Kapalua

5 Things: Newcomers steal spotlight in Kapalua on Friday

Experience didn't matter for much in the opening round at the Plantation Course, as two newcomers to the Hyundai TOC (Jordan Spieth, Michael Thompson) left tied for the lead with Chris Kirk (second appearance) and Webb Simpson (third appearance).

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'Team Reed' takes a break with baby on the way

'Team Reed' takes a break with baby on the way

Patrick Reed gained popularity not only for his victory at the Wyndham in 2013 but also for his blond-haired wife carrying his bag for all 44 of his pro events.

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Tournament of Champions: Tee Times, Round 2

Tournament of Champions: Tee Times, Round 2

Jordan Spieth and Webb Simpson will be paired again for the second round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Saturday.

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Tour Tracker: Four tied for Hyundai lead

Tour Tracker: Four tied for Hyundai TOC lead after 1st round

Chris Kirk, Michael Thompson, Jordan Spieth and Webb Simpson all carded 7-under 66s to share the lead after 18 holes, while four player trail by a stroke, including Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.

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McCoy, Hanzel highlight Gasparilla Invitational field

Mike McCoy, Doug Hanzel highlight Gasparilla Invitational field

Mike McCoy, the 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, and Doug Hanzel, the 2013 U.S. Senior Amateur winner, headline the field for next month's Gasparilla Invitational.

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Murray takes first-round lead at Saguaro Amateur

Grayson Murray takes first-round lead at Saguaro Amateur

Grayson Murray, who will tee it up with Arizona State in the spring, fired a 7-under 64 on Friday to take a one-shot lead at the Saguaro Amateur.

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Henrik Stenson joins Callaway Golf

Henrik Stenson joins Callaway Golf

A day after signing 2013 winner Harris English, Callaway Golf landed another big fish in reigning FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai winner Henrik Stenson on Friday.

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Justin Rose re-signs with TaylorMade, Ashworth

Justin Rose re-signs with TaylorMade, Ashworth

A new year, and the big deals keep on coming, this time with reigning U.S. Open champion Justin Rose re-signing with TaylorMade Golf and Ashworth Golf.

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SCORES: Hyundai TOC, Round 4

SCORES: Hyundai TOC, Round 4

Take a look at the PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions leaderboard from Kapalua, Hawaii.

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Men's spring preview: Atlantic 10

Men's spring preview: Atlantic 10

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Thursday, January 2

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Scott sticking to his blueprint for success

Adam Scott sticking to his blueprint for success on PGA Tour

Adam Scott, currently No. 2 in the world, will play in 2014's first two tournaments and then take a six-week break, potentially leaving himself in a FedEx Cup hole.

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Neck injury sidelines Johnson at pro-am

PGA Tour, Dustin Johnson, Hyundau TOC: Dustin Johnson missed the pro-am on Thursday due to neck stiffness, but plans on playing on Friday

Defending champion Dustin Johnson missed the pro-am on Thursday with neck stiffness but remained confident that he would be able to make his 12:50 p.m. (HST) first-round tee time with Masters champion Adam Scott on Friday.

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Ping i25 irons

Ping i25 irons move weight throughout set

Ping's latest game-improvement i25 irons transition from forgiving long irons into feel-oriented short irons.

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DeLaet joins Puma, re-signs with Titleist, FJ

Graham DeLaet joins Puma, re-signs with Titleist, FootJoy

Graham DeLaet signed a pair of three-year deals on Thursday, moving to Puma Golf for shirt and hat, while re-signing with Titleist and FootJoy.

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Harris English moves to Callaway Golf

Harris English moves to Callaway Golf

Harris English, coming off a victory and $2.2 million in earnings in 2013, has moved to Callaway for 2014, the company announced on Thursday.

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Expert picks: Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Expert picks: Adam Scott headlines Hyundai TOC favorites

The field is stout, but our panel of experts wades through the short field to offer up their predictions for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions this week.

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Spieth ready for a full-fledged 2014 season

PGA Tour, Jordan Spieth: After a big impact in his rookie season, Jordan Spieth is looking to play better in the major championships and play more in 2014

Jordan Speith earned nearly $3.9 million on the PGA Tour in his rookie season, and he won the John Deere Classic. Now he is putting his focus into the major championships and intends to play many more events in 2014.

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Report: Ko to sign with Callaway Golf

Report: Lydia Ko to sign with Callaway Golf

According to NewsTalkZB in her native New Zealand, teenage LPGA star Lydia Ko has signed with Callaway to use the company's clubs and equipment.

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Hahn (2015, No. 109) commits to Wisconsin

Jordan Hahn of Spring Grove, Ill., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Wisconsin in 2015.

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Wang, Costabile win World Junior Challenge titles

CJGA, Junior Golf Boys, Junior Golf Girls: Robin Wang, Selena Costabile win World Junior Challenge at Innisbrook Resort

China’s Robin Wang and Canada’s Selena Costabile won their respective division titles at the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s World Junior Challenge at Innisbrook Resort on Dec. 30.

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Men's spring preview: America Sky

Men's spring preview: America Sky Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the America Sky Conference.

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Scott beats out Tiger for GWAA honor

Adam Scott beats out Tiger Woods for GWAA honor

Adam Scott's four worldwide victories seems to have carried more weight with the Golf Writers Association of America than Tiger Woods' five victories, as the Aussie was named Male Player of the Year for 2013 on Thursday.

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Ping Karsten TR putters

Ping Karsten TR putters feature multi-depth grooved face

The key to the performance of the Ping Karsten TR putters ("TR" stands for True Roll) is the grooved face. Ping's studies found that deeper grooves slow putts more than shallow grooves.

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Ping i25 driver

Ping i25 driver offers low spin, adjustability, forgiveness

Ping makes its low-spinning i25 driver more adjustable, more forgiving and more sporty.

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Ping i25 fairway woods

Ping i25 fairway woods seek height, forgiveness

Ping's new i25 fairway woods are designed to be forgiving, launch the ball higher and reduce spin more effectively.

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Ping i25 hybrids

Ping i25 hybrids carry more traditional look

Higher launch angles and less spin are the combined target in Ping's new i25 hybrid.

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Grooves rule takes effect for amateurs

Grooves rule takes effect for USGA amateur titles

As of Wednesday, all clubs used by competitors in USGA amateur championships and qualifying events must employ grooves that conform to the association's 2010 rule change.

Wednesday, January 1

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Scott to skip Match Play, West Coast Swing

Adam Scott to skip Match Play, West Coast Swing

Masters champion Adam Scott is taking a six-week break after Hawaii, meaning he will skip the Match Play Championship.

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Ernie Els joins Adams Golf stable

Ernie Els joins Adams Golf's stable of players

Part of Ernie Els' happy new year is a deal to play Adams Golf equipment, with the exact specs of his set of clubs still being determined.

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Immelman joins TaylorMade stable

Trevor Immelman joins TaylorMade/adidas stable of players

Trevor Immelman is ringing in 2014 by moving to TaylorMade's stable of staff players beginning in 2014.

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Tournament of Champions: Tee times, first round

Tournament of Champions: Tee times, first round

Friday's first-round tee times at the 2014 Hyundai Tournament of Champions seem to be saving the best for last – with Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Adam Scott comprising the day's final two pairings.

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Men's spring preview: American Athletic Conference

Men's spring preview: American Athletic Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the American Athletic Conference.

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Women's spring preview: American Athletic Conf.

Women's spring preview: American Athletic Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the 2014 spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the American Athletic Conference.