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FYG: For Compton, understanding brings success

For Your Game: Swing knowledge leads Compton to Tour success

Erik Compton understands his golf swing as he seeks marquee billing on PGA Tour.

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Number crunching: J.J. Henry

Number crunching: J.J. Henry vows to push harder after down year

Over the final two weeks of 2014, we will be breaking down players that rose and fell over the past 12 months in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, we highlight J.J. Henry.

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Teams Strange, Langer share Father/Son lead

Teams Strange, Langer share Father/Son Challenge lead

Curtis and Thomas Strange found themselves tied with Bernhard and Jason Langer through one round of the PNC Father/Son Challenge.

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Miller on Tiger: 'Don't write him off just yet'

Johnny Miller on Tiger Woods: 'Don't write him off just yet'

Love him or hate him, Johnny Miller never is at a loss for an opinion, and he showcased that after teaming with son Andy to post a 9-under in the opening round of the PNC Father/Son Challenge.

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Nicklaus trio ready for Father/Son Challenge

Three of a kind: Nicklaus trio ready for PNC Father/Son Challenge

Three members of the Nicklaus family – Jack, Jack II and Jack III – will be in attendance at this weekend's PNC Father/Son Challenge. Jack and Jack II will play while Jack III will caddie for his dad.

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Father/Son more about the people than the trophy

PNC Father/Son Challenge more about the people than the trophy

The PNC Father/Son Challenge isn't as much about the trophy as it is about the people, but don't think it's not competitive.

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Trevino: 'Four guns' cost U.S. at Ryder Cup

Lee Trevino on Ryder Cup: 'Four guns' needed to show up for U.S.

Why has the American side been beaten like a drum in the Ryder Cup for the better part of two decades now? Lee Trevino attributes that to the struggles of the top U.S. players.

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Strange savors experience of Father-Son Challenge

Curtis Strange savors early Christmas present: Father-Son Challenge

Curtis and Thomas Strange circled the week of the PNC Father-Son Challenge on the calendar long ago.

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With sheer length, rookie Tony Finau turns heads

With sheer length, Tony Finau turns heads in rookie season

With odds at making the PGA Tour seemingly as long as his powerful drives, Tony Finau turns heads as a rookie.

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Woods last, but pain-free, at Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods finishes last, but pain-free, at Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods finished in last at the Hero World Challenge, 26 strokes behind Jordan Spieth, but finished the event in no pain.

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Woods battles bad health, chips in improved round

Tiger Woods battles bad health, chips in improved round

Tiger Woods fought sickness and short-game woes during his third round at the Hero World Challenge at Isleworth Golf and Country Club, but managed to card a 3-under 69.

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Tiger's new swing shows flashes at World Challenge

Tiger Woods' new swing shows flashes at World Challenge

Tiger Woods showed signs of improvement in his overall game and in his new swing under Chris Como during the second round of the Hero World Challenge at Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Windermere, Fla.

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Short game fails Woods at Hero World Challenge

Short game fails Tiger Woods at Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods struggled to a 5-over 77 in the first round of the Hero World Challenge and sits in last place at Isleworth Golf and Country Club.

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Tiger Woods returns with polished, familiar swing

Tiger Woods returns with swing that looks polished but familiar

The Tiger Woods show is back. Woods, who is making his return to tournament action following back surgery in August, declared Tuesday that his full range of motion and “explosiveness” have returned.

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At 75, Trevino still loving life, golf and one-liners

At 75, Lee Trevino still loving life, golf and one-liners

As Lee Trevino turned 75 on Dec. 1, a handful of Tour players look back on what he has given the game.

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Sifford, 92, to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Charlie Sifford, who opened pro golf to blacks, to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Charlie Sifford, who broke professional golf's color barrier by becoming the first black golfer to join the PGA Tour, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Barack Obama announced Monday.

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Trevino on Tiger: 'He's got to do this on his own'

Lee Trevino on Tiger Woods resurgence: 'He's got to do this on his own'

Count six-time major winner Lee Trevino among those who think Tiger Woods is destined for future glory on the PGA Tour. Trevino just issued a caveat.

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Mosley's future forever shaped by caddying

Jacob Mosley's future forever shaped by caddying in the Western Golf Association's Evans Scholar program

What do Mike Keiser, Peter Jacobsen, Lee Trevino and Jacob Mosley have in common? Each one started their golf careers by caddying at their local golf clubs. For Mosley, being an WGA Evans Scholar has shaped his future.

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Golfweek PostGame: Nick Taylor wins in Mississippi

Golfweek PostGame: Nick Taylor wins Sanderson Farms Championship

Golfweek PostGame breaks down the PGA Tour action at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi, where another 20-something, Nick Taylor, stole the show.

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Harman puts 2nd Tour title in his crosshairs

Brian Harman puts 2nd PGA Tour title in his crosshairs at McGladrey Classic

After an off-season filled with deer hunting and fishing, Brian Harman took advantage of his local knowledge to shoot a 5-under 65 on Sea Island's Seaside Course and grab a share of the early first-round lead at the McGladrey Classic.

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Greg McLaughlin named Champions Tour president

Greg McLaughlin named Champions Tour president

Greg McLaughlin will take over for Mike Stevens as the president of the Champions Tour in January.

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Graham's World Golf Hall of Fame wait finally ends

David Graham's World Golf Hall of Fame wait finally ends

David Graham, 68, has waited a long time to be recognized by the World Golf Hall of Fame. "It's been a long time," he said, "but like they say: Good things are worth waiting for.”

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O'Meara, Davies, Graham headline HOF inductees

Laura Davies, Mark O'Meara headline 2015 Hall-of-Fame inductees

Laura Davies, David Graham, Mark O’Meara and Albert Warren "A.W." Tillinghast, a foursome of deserving individuals, have been selected to join golf’s most distinguished list as members of the World Golf Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015.

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Andy Miller accepts Frys.com sponsor invite

Andy Miller, son of Johnny accepts sponsor invite into Frys.com Open

Andy Miller, the 36-year-old son of NBC golf analyst Johnny Miller who hasn't played on the PGA Tour since 2003, accepted a sponsor exemption into the Frys.com Open.

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Ryder Cup captains dread “the envelope"

In "the envelope” lies unfortunate duty Ryder Cup captains must handle

In case of injury or illness, each Ryder Cup captain must select one player to go “in the envelope.” It’s an agonizing decision that has no winners.

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Winner's bag: Derek Fathauer at Web.com Tour Final

Winner's bag: Derek Fathauer at Web.com Tour Final

The clubs Derek Fathauer used to win the Web.com Tour Championship and the Web.com Tour Finals money title on Sunday at TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley Course.

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Web.com Tour: Fathauer wins; 25 earn cards

Web.com Tour Championship: Derek Fathauer wins; 25 earn cards

Derek Fathauer shot a 2-under 68 at the Web.com Tour Championship, securing a win and full-exempt status in the PGA Tour for the 2014-15 season.

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Book Review: "Draw in the Dunes," Neil Sagebiel

Book Review: "Draw in the Dunes," Neil Sagebiel

Adam Schupak reviews Neil Sagebiel's "Draw in the Dunes: The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish That Shocked The World," a book on the 1969 Ryder Cup that ended with "the concession."

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Horschel pulls away in clinching FedEx Cup

Billy Horschel pulls away to claim FedEx Cup and Tour Championship

Fending off World No. 1 Rory McIlroy and frequent contender Jim Furyk, Billy Horschel won the 2013-14 FedEx Cup title as he won the Tour Championship on Sunday at East Lake in Atlanta.

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5 Things: Horschel hangs tough; McIlroy manages

5 Things: Billy Horschel hangs tough; Rory McIlroy manages at Tour Championship

Billy Horschel fired his 11th consecutive round in the 60s, while Rory McIlroy uses a late eagle to jump into a tie for the lead at 9 under at the Tour Championship.

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High-energy Horschel leads at East Lake

Billy Horschel leads Tour Championship at East Lake, now paired with Rory McIlroy

Billy Horschel shot 4-under 66 for the second straight day Friday at the Tour Championship to take a two-shot lead and set up a third-round final pairing with Rory McIlroy.

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Long story short: Watson steals McIlroy's thunder

Long story short: Bubba Watson steals Rory McIlroy's thunder in Tour Championship's first round

A potential battle of bombers in the pairing of Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy failed to fully develop Thursday, but Watson found himself just a shot out of the lead – and found that more important.

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Schupak: Early picks hurt U.S. Ryder Cup team

Schupak: U.S. needs to delay Ryder Cup picks until after playoffs

Especially in light of U.S. captain Tom Watson making a big deal about adding a week off between the Tour Championship and the Ryder Cup, what’s the big rush to pick the team?

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Hoffmann's "fire at pins" approach pays off

Morgan Hoffmann's "fire at pins" approach pays off in FedEx Cup playoffs run

When Morgan Hoffmann had missed the cut in the final regular-season FedEx Cup event, he barely reached the PGA Tour's playoffs -- after which he adopted a playing-with-house-money mentality that paid off.

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5 Things: Horschel cruises; finale set; more

Billy Horschel cruises to BMW Championship win in PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs

Without trailing Sunday, Billy Horschel kept his cool to hold off Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia and Ryan Palmer and win the BMW Championship in the PGA Tour's 2014 FedEx Cup playoffs.

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5 Things: Horschel takes BMW lead

Billy Horschel takes driver's seat at BMW Championship

Billy Horschel took the lead at the PGA Tour's BMW Championship through three rounds -- leading the likes of Bubba Watson and Martin Kaymer while Rory McIlroy struggled, four-putting from 5 feet at one point.

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Bradley WDs from BMW Championship

Keegan Bradley WDs Saturday from BMW Championship in PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs

Keegan Bradley withdrew Saturday from the BMW Championship, the third event in the PGA Tour's 2014 FedEx Cup playoffs, and left his status for next week's Tour Championship in doubt.

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Mickelson withdraws from BMW Championship

Phil Mickelson withdraws from BMW Championship on PGA Tour

Phil Mickelson ends his PGA Tour season when he withdraws from the BMW Championship before Saturday's third round to focus on competing in the Ryder Cup later this month.

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BMW to make 2016 return trip to Crooked Stick

BMW Championship to make 2016 return trip to Crooked Stick

The 2016 BMW Championship is headed to Crooked Stick Golf Club, marking the third time in a five-year span that the PGA Tour's Chicago staple will be contested away from the Windy City.

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64 lifts Garcia to BMW lead; McIlroy chases

64 lifts Sergio Garcia to BMW Championship lead in PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs; Rory McIlroy 2 back

Sergio Garcia's 64 Friday at Cherry Hills earned him a one-shot lead at the BMW Championship in the PGA Tour's 2014 FedEx Cup playoffs -- but World No. 1 Rory McIlroy is just two shots back.

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5 Things: McIlroy, Spieth, Woodland share BMW lead

5 Things: Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Gary Woodland share BMW lead

While Cherry Hills played fast and firm during Thursday's first round, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Gary Woodland were able to each shoot 3-under 67 and grab a share of the lead at the BMW Championship.

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McIlroy, others recreate Palmer's shot from '60 Open

Rory McIlroy, others recreate Arnold Palmer's tee shot from '60 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills

Rory McIlroy, Zach Johnson and Camilo Villegas attempted to re-create Arnold Palmer’s legendary tee shot during the 1960 U.S. Open, when "The King" drove the green with a persimmon driver at the 346-yard hole. None of them managed to hit the green.

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5 Things: Rory McIlroy's FedEx Cup quest; more

5 Things: Rory's FedEx Cup quest; Stadler's homecoming; and more from the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills

The BMW Championship is set to begin on Thursday at Cherry Hills Country Club, and there are plenty of storylines heading into the third week of the four-event FedEx Cup playoffs. Here are 5 Things you need to know.

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Kirk looks forward after being overlooked for Ryder Cup

Deutsche Bank champion Chris Kirk looks forward after being overlooked for U.S. Ryder Cup team

Chris Kirk wasn't one of Tom Watson's captain's pick for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, but he has more reasons to be happy about this season and the direction he is headed on the PGA Tour.

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USGA's O'Toole saved Yang from penalty at U.S. Am

USGA's Tom O'Toole saved Gunn Yang from penalty at U.S. Amateur

Gunn Yang returned from a 97-minute weather delay at last week's U.S. Amateur, but was interrupted for much different reasons when facing a 15-footer to save par.

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Winner's bag: Gunn Yang at U.S. Amateur

Winner's bag: Gunn Yang at 2014 U.S. Amateur

Here's the complete list of clubs Gunn Yang used to win the 2014 U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club:

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Conners outlasts Olsen to advance at U.S. Am

Canada's Corey Conners outlasts Oklahoma State's Zachary Olsen to advance at U.S. Amateur

Canadian Corey Conners dispatched of Zachary Olsen on Friday at the U.S. Amateur, now needing only one more victory to secure a spot in the 2015 Masters.

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Zalatoris defeats injured Niebrugge at U.S. Am

Will Zalatoris defeats injured Jordan Niebrugge in U.S. Amateur match play

Will Zalatoris’ summer keeps getting better knocking off Jordan Niebrugge, 2 and 1, in match play at the 2014 U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club.

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Schniederjans admits to pressure at U.S. Amateur

Ollie Schniederjans admits to feeling pressure at 2014 U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club

In danger of missing match play, Ollie Schniederjans reeled off four straight birdies to shoot a 3-under 69 in the second round of stroke-play qualifying and advance to match play in the 2014 U.S. Amateur.

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Schniederjans among big names in trouble at Am

Ollie Schniederjans among big names in trouble at U.S. Amateur

Ollie Schniederjans, the world’s top-ranked amateur, could be in a world of trouble after opening with a 2-over 73 in the first round of stroke-play qualifying at the 114th U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club.