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McGirt jumps to top of leaderboard with hot putter

Wiliam McGirt has shot to the top of the leaderboard during the third round of the Northern Trust Open. He is looking for his first PGA Tour victory.

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5 Things: Bae grabs Northern Trust Open lead

On Valentine’s Day, the field at Riviera Country Club swooned over the gorgeous weather and the firm, fast conditions while Sang-Moon Bae took the lead at the halfway point of the Northern Trust Open.

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Johnson's putting leads him to the top at Riviera

While the stat sheet showed 30 putts from Dustin Johnson in the first round at the Northern Trust Open, the more important statistic was his strokes-gained putting – which isn't as complicated as it sounds.

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'Snowman,' bad back lead to Verplank's WD

After a quadruple-bogey to start his day, Scott Verplank withdrew from the Northern Trust Open citing a bad back, not to mention being 10 over in the opening round.

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Spieth's caddie has flashback to amateur days

Jordan Spieth's caddie, Michael Greller, flashed back to the 2012 Northern Trust Open -- when he took a week off from his job as a sixth-grade math and science teacher to watch Spieth compete as an amateur.

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Couples on Northern Trust: 'My favorite tournament'

Fred Couples might be 54, but playing Riviera and the Northern Trust Open seems to make the two-time Presidents Cup champion a bit younger at heart.

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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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TaylorMade's King gives golf a pathway to grow

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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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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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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PGA Show puts spotlight on CG in drivers

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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Number Crunching 2013: Russell Knox

While splitting time between the PGA and Web.com Tour, Russell Knox made a 165-spot jump in the rankings. He will have full status on the PGA Tour for the 2013-14 season after opening the season with four straight cuts made.

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Number Crunching 2013: Luke List

Luke List led the PGA Tour in driving distance as a rookie, but was only 180th in driving accuracy, leading to a major drop in the rankings in 2013.

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My year in golf: Adam Schupak

Was Adam Schupak's year in golf better than Rory McIlroy's? First a trip to the Masters with his dad, a trip with his mom to the U.S. Open at Merion, witnessing Jim Furyk's 59 and more.

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Nicklaus/Trevino pairing; Team Cink looking for win

The pairing of Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino never grows old. They may be a little older, a little grayer, and the ball doesn’t go as far, but it’s still a treat to see these two great competitors together.

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Father/Son maintains its allure after 16 years

The PNC Father/Son Challenge is set for its 16th edition this weekend at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., and the event has lost none of its allure.

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Trevino merrily prepares for Father/Son

Lee Trevino still enjoys tweaking his swings and his club selection to display his shotmaking skills – especially when he's about to compete alongside his son in the PNC Father/Son Challenge.

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Day: No. 1 spot 'still on my mind'

Can Jason Day's World Cup win -- a fitting end to his long victory drought, coming in his home country -- set up his first win in a major?

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Sale of Edwin Watts takes step forward

The sale of Edwin Watts Golf Shops LLC took an important step forward on Nov. 20, even if one of its potential buyers did not.

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Tiger's World Challenge will move to Florida

Tiger Woods' limited-field World Challenge event will move in 2014 from Thousand Oaks, Calif., to Windermere, Fla. – where the Tavistock Cup will cease to exist.

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Notes: Trophy oops; Karlsson's form; more

The only mistake Harris English made in Mexico occurred after his win when he accidentally hoisted the FedEx Cup Trophy; Robert Karlsson irons out his swing; plus more in senior writer Adam Schupak's six-pack of PGA Tour notes.

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Raulerson, Dunakey try Champions Tour Q-School

When the final stage of Champions Tour Q-School gets under way at TPC Scottsdale, some of the 78 pros in the field will be playing hooky from their day jobs.

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5 Things: English, Karlsson out in front at Mayakoba

Robert Karlsson continues to make birdies in bunches and pursue his first PGA Tour title. But he’s got company at the top of the leaderboard at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in the name of second-year pro Harris English.

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English cards 62 behind hot putter at Mayakoba

Harris English torched El Camaleon Golf Club to the tune of a tournament-best 9-under 62 in the rain-delayed completion of the second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on Saturday.

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5 Things: Karlsson, Stadler tied at 12 under in Mexico

The sun hung around long enough for the first round of the OHL Classic to be completed Friday and for 29 players to finish the second. Robert Karlsson, who squeezed in 36 holes just before darkness, and Kevin Stadler, who managed 34 holes, share the lead at 12-under 130 at El Camaleon Golf Club in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Here are 5 Things You Need to Know from Friday.

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Putter switch keys Duval's first-round 67 at Mayakoba

David Duval went back to a once trusty putter and poured in seven birdies to shoot an opening round 4-under 67 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

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5 Things: Stuard leads OHL; Quiros on mend; more

Rain suspends the first round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico as Brian Stuard leads; Alvaro Quiros and Erik Compton extend their comeback trails; plus more in 5 Things.

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Mini-tour expansion in Orlando area faces hurdles

As the Space Coast tour relaunches and another established circuit expands into the Orlando area, mini-tours jostle for market share amid an age-old question: Can they all make it?

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McGladrey winner Kirk talks power

Chris Kirk relies on his swing's mechanics – not sleight of hand – to provide distance in his game. It's hard to argue after he won last week's McGladrey Classic.

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PGA Tour should extend hand up to golf's little guys

With the creation of PGA Tour China in 2014, the PGA Tour has incentivized players to compete in Canada, Latin America and now China with the carrot of earning Web.com Tour status.

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Edwin Watts Golf Shops files for bankruptcy

Edwin Watts Golf Shops, the golf-specialty retailer that claims to offer the largest inventory of pro-line golf equipment, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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PGA Tour expands Asian influence with China series

The PGA Tour expanded its web of influence with the Nov. 3 announcement of its role in a new professional golf tour in China.

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Masters' Payne proud of Asian Amateur success

Hideki Matsuyama and Tianlang Guan have helped put the Asian Amateur on the map after making the cut at the Masters as a result of the automatic invitation, leaving Masters chairman Billy Payne mighty proud.

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No World Golf Hall of Fame induction in 2014

There will be no World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2014, according to a statement released Monday.

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Golf & Gridirons: Texas scores big points for golf lineup

There is little bigger than the Red River Rivalry in the states of Oklahoma and Texas, but the fun doesn't stop at football, as the golf in Texas is top notch as well.

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5 Things: U.S. cruises; Tiger ails again; more

The U.S. continued its dominance of the Presidents Cup, winning for the eighth time since its inception in 1994. “Everyone that I've seen on their team has played really beautiful golf," Aussie Adam Scott said.

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Andrew Loupe battled voices to earn PGA Tour card

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

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

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

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5 Things: Gardiner grabs lead at TPC Sawgrass

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

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Schupak: Web.com Tour Finals has different feel

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

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

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

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5 Things: Despite penalty, Hall leads at TPC Sawgrass

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

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5 Things: Stenson soars; Spieth opens eyes; more

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

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Wherever Scott goes, so goes green jacket

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

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Finchem's address covers playoffs, pace, charity

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

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Jacobsen and Stewart: Offbeat yet always on key

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

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5 Things: Zach wins; Championship field set; more

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

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

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

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Furyk shoots Tour's sixth 59 at BMW

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

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

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