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Alex Miceli

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Number crunching: Ryan Moore

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 Ryan Moore.

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Bilas: U.S. Ryder Cuppers can learn from USA Basketball

ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas says that the U.S. Ryder Cup team can learn from the rise of USA basketball.

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Presidential honoree Sifford vows love of game

Charlie Sifford never dreamed he would visit the White House. Monday afternoon, in front of hundreds of guests, the pioneer golfer was honored for having integrated professional golf by President Barack Obama with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Whaley's election to PGA secretary promotes growth

In a vote that lasted only 30 seconds, the PGA of America not only elected its first female officer in the history of the organization, Suzy Whaley, but also moved past the overhang of removing former president Ted Bishop just a month ago for insensitive and sexiest remarks in a tweet.

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Ted Bishop reinvigorated, focused on future

In the 28 days since his removal, Ted Bishop has come to terms with what happened. In doing so, he doesn't necessarily agree with the outcome, but refuses to let it gnaw at him.

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Euro card helps Fitzpatrick validate jump to pros

When Matthew Fitzpatrick left Northwestern after his first semester 11 months ago, his future in golf was anything but certain.

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Miceli: Woods-Jenkins drama likely to linger

Depending on your vantage point, the recent Tiger Woods-Dan Jenkins feud is “much ado about nothing” or more “doth protest too much.” Like a Shakespearean play, the dust-up at the very least is comical.

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Koepka's plight proves team selection needs change

When Brooks Koepka talked about his goals after his first career win on the European Tour, they consisted mainly of earning spots on the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cups teams in 2015 and 2016.

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Daly, Dubuisson fight ailments for top 25s in Turkey

John Daly was in position Sunday to win his first event in a long time. Just four shots back of leader Wade Ormsby at the European Tour’s Turkish Airlines Open, Daly needed a solid final round.

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Koepka uses final-round charge to win in Turkey

The final round of the Turkish Airlines Open turned into an Old West-style shootout on Sunday with American Brooks Koepka posted a bogey-free 7-under 65 to win his first European Tour event over Englishman Ian Poulter at The Montgomerie Course Maxx Royal.

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Rules breach costs Aguilar four shots in Turkey

Felipe Aguilar had a rules lesson Saturday at the Turkish Airlines Open that cost him four strokes.

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Ormsby overtakes Poulter for lead in Turkey

In a perfect world, Ian Poulter would like to start the third round of the Turkish Airlines Open all over again. Instead, Poulter has to accept the reality.

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Poulter leads in Turkey as bad weather halts play

Ian Poulter took a big step toward finding the winner's circle for the first time in two years when he grabbed a three-shot lead before inclement weather suspended the second round of the Turkish Airlines Open.

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Turkey keeps bid to host 2022 Ryder Cup

Turkey will remain in the bidding to become the host country of the 2022 European Ryder Cup.

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Notes: Turkey marks new adventure for de Jonge

Two weeks ago Brendon de Jonge was at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia. Last week he was home in Charlotte, N.C., and this week it’s Turkey.

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Jimenez leads in Turkey after flawless 63

Miguel Angel Jimenez may not have the best grasp of the English language, but no one really cared after the Spaniard posted an opening round of 9-under 63 in Thursday’s first round of the Turkish Airlines Open at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal.

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Montgomerie hits milestone in 600th Euro Tour start

Colin Montgomerie will add another milestone to his impressive career record on Thursday when he tees it up for his 600th European Tour event, the Turkish Airlines Open.

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Westwood: U.S. Ryder Cup response flatters Euros

Europe's recent Ryder Cup victory against America assumed a prominent spot in Asia on Wednesday.

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Poulter 'fresh in the mind' as new season begins

After switching to Titleist equipment last month and recently recording a T-6 finish at the WGC-HSBC Champions, Ian Poulter, 38, is physically and mentally healthy early in the new season.

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Watson plays impressive golf down stretch in China

Bubba Watson is only two shots back at the WGC-HSBC Championship thanks to his impressive play over the last five holes at Sheshan international Golf Club in China.

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Graeme McDowell maintains slim HSBC Champions lead

Graeme McDowell lost ground to the field Saturday, but still maintains a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club.

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Scott falls off HSBC pace with two big numbers

Adam Scott believes he should be part of the final trio to tee it up in the third round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, and would have been if not for two holes.

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McDowell crafts 67 for three-shot HSBC lead

Graeme McDowell is halfway to his first World Golf Championship title after a second consecutive 5-under 67 at the HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club.

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Reed apologizes for obscene outburst in Shanghai

Patrick Reed has addressed and apologized for the obscene and disparaging comments he made during Thursday’s first round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

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Dou, 17, jumps into professional life in Shanghai

Marty Dou, as he likes to be called, turned professional just four days ago at the tender age of 17 and made his first start at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

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McDowell uses familiarity for first-round HSBC lead

That Graeme McDowell is atop the leaderboard Thursday after the first round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions is not surprising.

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Kirk rotates, rewards pool of caddies

Chris Kirk, who describes himself as self-sufficient on the golf course, employs a unique caddie-rotation method. After last season's success, Kirk made sure to take care of each of them.

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George O'Grady to resign as European Tour chief

George O’Grady will resign as the European Tour's chief executive, the tour confirmed Wednesday.

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Caddie search still on as Scott starts new season

As he begins his 2014-15 PGA Tour season in Shanghai, Adam Scott is still looking for a replacement for former caddie Steve Williams.

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Miceli: PGA went too far in sacking Ted Bishop

On Friday, PGA of America president Ted Bishop found himself looking for justice from a board of directors that has little experience in judging others and clearly overstepped the mark, writes Alex Miceli.

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Sprague calls Bishop's ouster 'dark day for PGA'

When Derek Sprague awoke Friday morning, he never could have envisioned how the day would play out. Twenty-four hours later, Sprague sat in his office at Malone (N.Y.) Golf Club as the interim president of the PGA.

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PGA removes president Ted Bishop from office

Ted Bishop was removed as PGA of America president on Friday for having made "insensitive gender-based statements" posted a day earlier on social media.

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Kizzire earns McGladrey spot in unorthodox fashion

Patton Kizzire, an Auburn alumnus, takes advantage of a spot in the McGladrey Classic, which he earned in an 18-hole playoff at Sea Island over Trey Mullinax, Cory Whitsett and Bobby Wyatt.

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Finchem floats Ryder fix: Foursomes exhibitions

Tim Finchem will not be part of the recently announced U.S. Ryder Cup task force, but the PGA Tour commissioner nonetheless has a few ideas about how the Americans can reassert themselves in the biennial matches.

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McGladrey evolution includes date change, field size

McGladrey fever will last another five years in Georgia’s Golden Isles, but with a different look. The financial consulting firm has extended its sponsorship of its PGA Tour stop by another five years.

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Rookie Finau seeks to build on solid Tour start

The practice range at the McGladrey Classic on Tuesday was full of players whom many followers of the PGA Tour might be hard-pressed to identify. One exception is long-hitting Tony Finau.

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Whaley could blaze trail with PGA of America

Suzy Whaley could be on the verge of making more history in golf. Whaley, a PGA professional from Farmington, Conn., is regarded as the frontrunner for secretary at the PGA of America, an eventual steppingstone to the association’s presidency in four years.

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Miceli: Appoint Azinger as '16 Ryder Cup captain

Losing three consecutive Ryder Cups and eight of the past 10 has forced the PGA of America to re-evaluate everything about the Ryder Cup. One decision is easy, according to our Alex Miceli: Paul Azinger should be the captain in '16.

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Azinger says no to Ryder Cup task force

Despite being outspoken after the U.S. lost the Ryder Cup in September, Paul Azinger did not agree to join the likes of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on a task force to rite the American ship.

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Ryder sources: Watson flipped on Haas for Simpson

Less than 24 hours after having decided on his captain’s picks for the 2014 Ryder Cup, Tom Watson changed his mind regarding Bill Haas and opted instead for Webb Simpson.

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Miceli: McGinley created winning environment

Every time you listen to European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley, you learn a little more about why his team beat a dysfunctional U.S. team and about the man for whom the Europeans wanted to play.

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Nicklaus supports Watson, says U.S. missed Woods

Jack Nicklaus has felt the pain of losing a Ryder Cup as a captain. In 1987, the Europeans marched into Dublin, Ohio, and snatched the prize at – of all places – Muirfield Village Golf Club.

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Miceli: Expect familiar U.S. captain's quotes Sunday

If the United States goes down Sunday to Europe in the 2014 Ryder Cup, we'll likely hear more of the same words from captain Tom Watson as his predecessors, writes Alex Miceli.

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Recap: Dubuisson-McDowell d. Walker-Fowler

The final Saturday-afternoon match of the 2014 Ryder Cup features Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker of the U.S. taking on Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson of Europe at Gleneagles.

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Recap: Spieth/Reed def. Kaymer/Bjorn, 5 and 3

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed will look to continue their stellar play that they showcased on Friday morning at the Ryder Cup when they take on Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer on Saturday at 3:05 a.m. EDT in four-balls. Follow the live blog!

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Garcia tries to sidestep Faldo's reported criticism

Asked to respond to reported critical comments from former European Ryder Cup captain Nick Faldo, Sergio Garcia tried to take the high road Friday at Gleneagles.

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Minnesota fans bring U.S. spirit to Scotland

A group of U.S. fans dressed in Minnesota Vikings gear have helped raise American spirits at the Ryder Cup in Scotland.

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Recap: Donaldson/Westwood d. Furyk/Kuchar 2 up

The fifth match of the 2014 Ryder Cup saw Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar of Team USA fall to Lee Westwood and Jamie Donaldson of the European home team 2 up.

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Watson/Simpson's trademark score fails them

The first match of the 2014 Ryder Cup saw Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson of the U.S. lose badly to Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, 5 and 4.

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Sergio holds Ryder Cup edge over Phil

The matchup of Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy vs. Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley is not a new one -- each player has a bit of Ryder Cup history with his opponent, including five Garcia-Mickelson meetings.

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