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Mickelson readies for first Texas Open since '92

Phil Mickelson spent plenty of time practicing Wednesday for the Valero Texas Open -- even until his last putt couldn't be seen falling into the cup -- although TPC San Antonio requires different strategy than Augusta National.

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Notes: Walker's moving days; Johnson's 80; more

Jimmy Walker returns to his hometown event, the Valero Texas Open, for the first time as a PGA Tour winner, while Zach Johnson looks to erase an 80; plus more in PGA Tour news and notes.

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EurAsia Cup gives Europe chance at Ryder prep

Graeme McDowell says the EurAsia Cup needs to become part of Europe's preparation for the Ryder Cup, especially in finding pairings that work.

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Maggert, Andrade cash on Champions Tour

The early money earned by Champions Tour rookies Jeff Maggert and Billy Andrade is nothing to laugh at, but it does offer a stark reminder that the 50-year-olds aren't on the PGA Tour anymore.

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In San Antonio, Alvarado seeks path back to Tour

Benjamin Alvarado was two tournaments into his return toward the PGA Tour, after being sidelined for months with an injury to his left kneecap, when he got a sponsor’s exemption Monday into the Valero Texas Open.

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In this issue: Feb. 28, 2014

Inside the Feb. 28, 2014 issue of Golfweek.

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Toy Box Extra e-magazine: March 26, 2014

This week in Toy Box Extra, we take a deeper look at GPS rangefinders, as well as catch up with John Senden after his win earlier this month at the Valspar Championship.

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Callaway Golf's Link polo and Gravity skort for ladies

Callaway Apparel is not only a fashion brand, but it incorporates different technologies throughout its clothing -- two examples are its ladies Gravity skort and Link polo.

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Like Arnie, Balicki always made time for people

You couldn’t find a college hotshot or coach over the past three decades who didn’t enjoy, trust and respect the understated Ron Balicki, who died Tuesday at age 65 -- and belonged in the Nice Person Hall of Fame.

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Coaches, industry colleagues react to Balicki's passing

Here are a few reactions from college golf coaches and others in the sport, as well as just a few of the many Twitter posts they have shared, upon learning that Golfweek senior writer Ron Balicki had passed away.

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Dawson: Rio delays shrink timeline for test event

There will likely be no test tournament at the venue for the 2016 Olympics because of delays to construction of the golf course, according to International Golf Federation president Peter Dawson.

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Men's Midweek Report: Teams sweep titles

Welcome to Golfweek’s Men's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest men's college news, March 19-26.

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Staff reflects on Ron Balicki's impact on golf, careers

From Lance Ringler and Beth Ann Nichols, to Adam Schupak and Bradley S. Klein, our staff reflects on what made Ron Balicki one of a kind.

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Royal & Ancient Golf Club to vote on female members

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club is set to break with centuries of tradition and allow female members, R&A chief executive Peter Dawson announced today -- club members will vote during their annual business meeting Sept. 18.

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Tour players recall Balicki's 'passion for college golf'

Rickie Fowler chose to break the news about going pro with a simple phone call to one man – Ron Balicki. That's the impact he had on the game's brightest, up-and-coming stars – they knew he cared about their stories.

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Our tribute: Ron Balicki (1948-2014)

Ron Balicki, 65, died Tuesday after an eight-month battle with cancer, but his impact on the game – mostly the people within it – will be felt for decades to come.

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Women's Midweek Report: Arkansas, Lopez win

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

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College players, alums on Tour remember Balicki, 65

PGA Tour players, college golfers and their coaches alike took time Tuesday on Twitter to memorialize Ron Balicki, the only writer in the Golf Coaches Association of America's Hall of Fame, who passed away Tuesday.