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McIlroy adds Bose to booming sponsorship deals

Adam Schupak says Rory McIlroy, despite his current struggles, is making a run at becoming a versatile pitchman. The latest evidence: a deal with Bose Corp.

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Potential ban damages sales of long, belly putters

As controversy continues to swirl around the proposed anchoring ban, its effect already is being felt in the marketplace: Sales of long and belly putters are way down.

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Q&A: John Solheim, chairman & CEO of Ping

Golfweek's Adam Schupak sits down with the patriarch of Ping, John Solheim, who shares his thoughts on a wide range of topics, from the Solheim Cup to the proposed anchoring ban.

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Founder's grandson laments demise of Public Links

Founder's grandson on the demise of the APL: "It became apparent that there was so much overlap with the U.S. Amateur that a lot of the spirit of the APL got lost in the state of the game these days. So I do understand, but I am sad about it."

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Backspin: Workingman's championship has evolved

Public Links, private concerns. Launched nearly a century ago as the workingman's championship, the U.S. Public Links has evolved into a proving ground for future pros.

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5 Things: Can Mickelson go wire-to-wire at WMPO?

Phil Mickelson's full genius has been on display through three rounds at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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5 Things: Mickelson provides thrills in Phoenix

Phil Mickelson followed his opening-round, 11-under 60 with a 65 on Friday. "Phil the Thrill" holds a four-shot lead heading into what surely will be an exciting weekend in Phoenix. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Friday:

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'Crushing' lip-out bars Mickelson from golf's Club 59

Phil Mickelson held his head in horror on the ninth green, his 18th of the day. His 26-foot putt birdie putt for 59 curled around the hole and stayed out.

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5 Things: Ready for some TPC Scottsdale rowdiness?

It's almost here: "The Greatest Show on Grass." Last year a record 173,210 spectators packed TPC Scottsdale on Saturday for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Here are 5 Things to expect this week . . .

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Q&A: Dick Rugge, outgoing USGA technical director

Dick Rugge is calling it quits this week as the USGA's senior technical director. He was an executive at TaylorMade when the USGA hired him to oversee golf equipment testing procedures, and led a team of 18 full-time employees.

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PGA Show set for 60th rendition

The 60th version of the PGA Merchandise Show will be held Jan. 24-26. More than 41,000 golf industry professionals and 1,100 vendors from 75-plus countries are scheduled to attend.

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New leadership: PGA's search for Bevacqua

Golfweek interviews key personnel involved in the hiring of the PGA of America's new CEO and reveals how Pete Bevacqua emerged as the best man for the job.

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Callaway adds Adams R&D chief to staff

Tim Reed has left Adams Golf, where he served as vice president of research and development, and has joined Callaway Golf as senior vice president of product strategy and management.

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Arizona golf: A 'little slice of heaven'

It’s older than statehood and almost as revered: Golf in Arizona, like the sunshine, seems made for the desert.

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Preview: Tour’s bridge season will reward fast start

To many, the PGA Tour season is a marathon, not a sprint. But this year, the hare has the edge against the tortoise as the finish line to earn a Tour card for the following season occurs in August, not October.

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Cappelen wins Patriot All-America on final hole

Sebastian Cappelen grew up in Denmark dreaming of being a pilot. On his final shot of the year, he soared to new heights in the college golf ranks, canning a 15-foot birdie putt to win the Patriot All-America at The Wigwam's Gold Course.

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My Year in Golf: Adam Schupak

Our Adam Schupak has a special place in his heart for Augusta National, and had the opportunity to share it with an old friend in 2012, witnessing everything from pimento sandwiches to Bubba Watson's incredible shot to win it all.

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Number Crunching 2012: Zack Miller

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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5 Things: Loves come through in clutch

Davis Love III and son Dru delivered a clutch performance on the final hole, including Dru's sinking the winning birdie putt, to capture the PNC Father/Son Challenge.

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Number Crunching 2012: D.A. Points

Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.

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Mitsubishi Rayon, Aldila sign merger agreement

Mitsubishi Rayon America and Aldila announced Dec. 4 that the companies have signed a merger agreement.

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Quiros out 5-6 months after wrist surgery

Alvaro Quiros, once ranked inside the top 50 in the world, underwent wrist surgery in November and will be sidelined 5 to 6 months.

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Schupak: Golf wasn't intended to be easy

Senior writer Adam Schupak says that it's about time that anchoring was banned and that creativity will rule the day as those using long or belly putters will find another avenue to improve.

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Brace yourself: Anchoring decision looms over golf

With every indication that golf's governing bodies will impose a ban on anchoring, Golfweek takes an in-depth look at the circumstances that have led to this defining moment.

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Schupak: Siren warning put life into perspective

The first sirens warning of rocket fire blared Thursday night as we sipped drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres before the Tel Aviv Maccabi basketball game. Fortunately, the room we were in doubled as a bomb shelter. Still, it felt as though time stood still.

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A trip to Israel: Golf is limited, but there is plenty of passion

Adam Schupak takes a goodwill tour to Israel, discovering its passion for golf and challenges to grow the game.

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Foley awed by 'the strongest man I've ever met'

Arn and Nancy Tellem's Mission to Israel - which includes Sean Foley, Hunter Mahan and Amy Alcott - continued on Thursday, where the group met Holocaust survivor Asher (Aud) Sieradzki.

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Alcott offers Palestinian teen game-changing advice

Amy Alcott met Doha Amla, a 17-year-old with dreams of the WNBA, on her trip to Israel, reminding her of her own hopes and dreams as a 9-year-old.

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Western Wall offers day of prayer, reflection

Amy Alcott, Sean Foley, Hunter Mahan and the rest of group spreading the gospel of golf visit the Western Wall, which is 2,000 years old and stretches seven city blocks.

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Food, conversation and Meir's journey to Israel

If the first night of the Arn and Nancy Tellem goodwill mission to Israel is any indication, we’re all going to need a good tailor to adjust our waistlines. I’ll spare you the details, but rest assured, we enjoyed a feast compliments of Tali Friedman, one of the city’s most renowned chefs.

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Schupak: Spreading the gospel of golf in Israel

Adam Schupak checks in from the Holy Land at the beginning of a mission to spread the gospel of golf.

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Sources: PGA offers CEO job to Bevacqua

Peter Bevacqua, 41, has been offered the job as PGA of America’s chief executive officer, two sources close to the decision told Golfweek.

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Tour players use Disney as last shot at 2013 status

There’s an added sense of urgency this week at the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic as time is running out to claim one of the top 125 spots on the 2012 Tour money list.

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Graphite Design to close U.S. shop, outsource distribution

Shaftmaker Graphite Design International will close its U.S. headquarters in San Diego on Nov. 30, Golfweek has learned.

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Gainey remained calm, executed to win McGladrey

Tommy Gainey shot a final-round 60 to come from seven shots back and win the McGladrey Classic. Adam Schupak was there.

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5 Things: Veterans Furyk, Love lead McGladrey

The final round of the McGladrey Classic is setting up for a dramatic finish, with 10 golfers within four strokes of the lead.

Minority golf youth ambassador Dickey, 84, dies

Golf lost one of its best-known champions of the grass-roots minority golf movement when William “Bill” Dickey, 84, died in Phoenix on Oct. 16.

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Reversal of fortune for Colsaerts on 17th hole

Nicolas Colsaerts birdied the par-3 17th hole in dramatic fashion on Friday to help Europe tally a point. On Saturday, his water ball at the same hole cost Europe a potential point.

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Budding bromance: Mickelson, Bradley thrive together

Forget the Tiger-Rory bromance. It’s the budding relationship between Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley that may be the key to the American side regaining the Ryder Cup.

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Ryder Cup's money-making evolution

Once an afterthought and perceived money-loser, the Ryder Cup has evolved into money-making gold.

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Olazabal pays homage to the late Ballesteros

No golfer epitomized the spirit of European golf like the late Severiano Ballesteros. And his presence will be felt in every shot this week at Medinah Country Club, said European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal.

Ryder Cup: Pate’s career detours at ’91 match

The first blow struck in the 1991 Ryder Cup matches wasn’t landed by a competitor. It was absorbed by American Steve Pate when he was involved in a car crash on the way to the traditional gala dinner, changing his career forever.

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The 5 greatest Ryder Cups of all time

When the 39th Ryder Cup gets under way on Friday, new memories will be made. We can only hope the drama at Medinah compares favorably with the five greatest Ryder Cups of all time.

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Weaver defeats Thomas for spot in U.S. Am final

Immediately after defeating Justin Thomas to reach the final at the U.S. Amateur, Michael Weaver broke down in tears of joy.

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U.S. Am: Fox defeats World No. 1 Williams

Looking for an underdog to follow at the U.S. Amateur? Meet Steven Fox, who defeated World No. 1 amateur Chris Williams to reach the semifinals.

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Aussie Goss youngest still standing at U.S. Amateur

Australian Oliver Goss, 18, enjoys a memorable day at the U.S. Amateur and advances to the quarterfinals with 2-and-1 victory over Bobby Leopold.

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Choi knocks off Pieters in Round of 32 at U.S. Am

Despite a hole-in-one from opponent Thomas Pieters, Albin Choi was in a zone during his 4-and-3 victory at the U.S. Amateur on Thursday.

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Pieters takes down Spieth in early battle of Goliaths

U.S. Amateur: You wouldn't expect this match-up until much later in the tournament, but Thomas Pieters knocked off Jordan Spieth in the Round of 64 in an epic battle on Wednesday.

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Cherry Hills: A course ripe with golf's history

Our Adam Schupak took his first spin around Cherry Hills Country Club on Tuesday, and is simply smitten with the layout.

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Nicklaus returns to Cherry Hills to support son

Jack Nicklaus nearly won the U.S. Open at Cherry Hills in 1960 in shocking fashion, but likely was more nervous watching his son Gary fail to qualify for match play on Tuesday at the U.S. Amateur.

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