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Patrick Reed joins IMG stable

Patrick Reed joins IMG stable after Hyundai TOC victory

Patrick Reed, 24, a four-time PGA Tour winner, has signed with WME | IMG, the management company announced Thursday.

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Kenny Perry, 54, prepares for PGA Tour return

Kenny Perry, 54, prepares to make PGA Tour return with new Callaway equipment

Kenny Perry’s last PGA Tour title came at the 2009 Travelers Championship, but he's hoping that victory won't be his last. He'll use a one-time top-25 money exemption for full PGA Tour status in 2015.

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PGA Tour takes steps to quiet No. 16 in Phoenix

PGA Tour takes steps to quiet No. 16 at Waste Management Phoenix Open

The Waste Management Phoenix Open has a reputation for being one of the PGA Tour's most raucous event. Plans are in place to make it more tame in 2015.

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Kirk ties Kapalua record to scale leaderboard

Chris Kirk ties Kapalua course record to scale leaderboard

Chris Kirk produced a course-record-tying 62 at Kapalua’s Plantation Course in Monday’s final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. The round moved him from last place to an eventual tie for 14th.

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Bubba Watson's Kapalua career best sets up chase

Bubba Watson's Kapalua career-best score sets up Monday chase at PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Bubba Watson posted a career-low 68 on Kapalua's Plantation Course in Sunday's third round, which puts him in the conversation for Monday's final round.

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Tim Clark's solo trip around Kapalua ends with 67

Tim Clark's solo trip around Kapalua produces 67, leaderboard climb

Tim Clark breezed around Kapalua’s Plantation Course on Sunday, rising from the bottom of the leaderboard to the middle of the pack entering Monday’s final round of the PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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Plantation Course puts strain on Johnson's caddie

Plantation Course puts strain on Zach Johnson's caddie, Damon Green

Damon Green, Zach Johnson's caddie, was forced to deal with health issues at Kapalua's Plantation Course after he found himself dizzy and out of breath at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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Zach Johnson looks at home in Hawaii at TOC

Zach Johnson looks at home in Hawaii at Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Zach Johnson, the defending champion at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, used solid play on the greens to earn a share of the lead through two rounds of the PGA Tour event.

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With equipment, swing changes, Stallings fires 67

With equipment and swing changes, Scott Stallings fires 67 at PGA Tour's Hyundai TOC

After making significant changes to his swing in 2014, Scott Stallings shot a 6-under 67 in the first round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to open 2015.

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With ailing wrist, Stadler shoots 74 at Hyundai TOC

Kevin Stadler shoots 1-over 74 at the PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions after being sidelined two months with a wrist injury

Kevin Stadler picked up a club for the first time in two months Friday after being sidelined with a broken bone in his left wrist. He managed a 1-over 74 in the first round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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Matt Kuchar takes old-school approach to Hawaii

Matt Kuchar takes old-school approach to Hawaii

Matt Kuchar, one of the most consistent golfers on the PGA Tour, looks to start his 2015 off right with a win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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Bae vows to fight South Korean conscription

Sang-Moon Bae vows to fight after he was denied a military-exemption bid from his native country of South Korea

Sang-Moon Bae promised to take legal action after the South Korean government refused to extend his visa beyond 2014. Bae will now have to face military conscription and return home within the next 30 days.

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Kapalua's greens place premium on lag putting

The focus at this week's PGA Tour event the Hyundai Tournament of Champions will be Kapalua's massive greens and lag putting

When the 34 players tee it up in Friday's first round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, the driver will be the least of their concerns. Instead it will focus on Kapalua's massive greens and lag putting.

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Bubba Watson a 13-2 favorite at Kapalua

Bubba Watson favored at Kapalua despite lack of past TOC success

Bubba Watson is a 13-2 favorite to win the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, the first PGA Tour event of the 2015 calendar year.

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Number crunching: David Lipsky

Number crunching: American David Lipsky adjusts to career on European Tour

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 David Lipsky.

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Number crunching: Jamie Donaldson

Number crunching: Jamie Donaldson improves steadily

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 Jamie Donaldson.

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Number crunching: Jonas Blixt

Number crunching: Small things add up for Jonas Blixt in 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 Jonas Blixt.

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My Year in Golf: Alex Miceli

Miceli: A Tour writer's foray into college golf, Ryder Cup talk

Alex Miceli covered more than 20 events on the PGA, LPGA and European tours in 2014, and he also added a regular-season college event, an NCAA regional and the U.S. Amateur.

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Number crunching: Ryan Moore

Number crunching: Ryan Moore builds off 2013 victory in Malaysia

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

Jay 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

Presidential honoree Charlie 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

Suzy Whaley's historic election to PGA of America secretary promotes game 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

Miceli: Ted Bishop reinvigorated, focused on the 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

Euro card helps Matthew Fitzpatrick validate decision to leave school

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

Miceli: Tiger Woods-Dan 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

Brooks Koepka's plight proves team-selection systems need overhaul

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

Daly, Dubuisson fight ailments to finish among top 25 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

Brooks Koepka uses final-round charge to win Turkish Airlines Open

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

Rules breach costs Felipe Aguilar four shots at Turkish Airlines Open

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

Ian Poulter stumbles through Round 3 in Turkey, Wade Ormsby takes lead

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 grabs Turkish Airlines Open lead before inclement weather halts second round

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 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

Notes: Turkey marks new adventure for Brendon 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 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 to make 600th European Tour start at Turkish Airlines Open

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

U.S. response to Ryder Cup loss compliments Europe, Lee Westwood says

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

Ian 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 plays impressive golf down the stretch in China at Sheshan International Golf Club.

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 (71) leads HSBC, but many players give chase in Shanghai, China

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 falls off WGC-HSBC Champions 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 uses crafty 67 for three-shot WGC-HSBC Champions 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 apologizes for obscene outburst at WGC-HSBC Champions

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

Zecheng 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

Graeme McDowell uses familiarity for first-round WGC-HSBC Champions 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 rotates and 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 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

Adam Scott still looking for caddie as he starts season in China

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

Miceli: PGA of America 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'

Derek Sprague calls Ted 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

PGA of America 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.