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Alex Miceli

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Poulter's race includes Stenson chase

After Henrik Stenson finished a recent TV shoot, Ian Poulter approached the newly minted FedEx Cup champion and Race to Dubai leader with a side bet.

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Stenson, Poulter among Turkish leaders; Woods near

Tiger Woods worked his magic in Friday’s second round, climbing to just one shot back of FedEx Cup champion Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and two others.

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Stenson, two others tied for Turkish lead; Tiger six back

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn and South Africa’s Darren Fichardt shot 8-under 64s and are tied for the lead after the first round at the weather-delayed Turkish Airlines Open was completed on Friday morning.

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First round suspended with 3 tied for lead in Turkey

Argentina's Ricardo Gonzalez and Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen took advantage of the wet conditions from an overnight storm to shoot 6-under 66s Thursday and share the first-round clubhouse lead in the Turkish Airlines Open.

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Start of Turkish Airlines Open delayed due to weather

Evening storms on Wednesday lasted through Thursday morning, delaying the start of the first round of the Turkish Airlines Open at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal.

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Singh's lawyers argue why lawsuit can stand

When Vijay Singh was playing in the recent Shriners Hospital for Children Open in Las Vegas, his lawyers were thousands of miles to the east, arguing in New York Supreme Court that his lawsuit against the PGA Tour should not be dismissed.

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Rose says he had 'amazing' season, ready for more

Very few players can sum up their season with the term “amazing,” but that was how Justin Rose graded his 2013 campaign Wednesday before the Turkish Airlines Open.

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Building bridges: Woods shifts gears in Turkey

Tiger Woods is at the Turkish Airlines Open this week for his first tournament of the 2014 season. Woods also talks about his game, hitting golf balls on from Europe to Asia on Tuesday and his end to his tiff between himself and Brandel Chamblee.

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Cleveland sues Callaway, claiming trademark

Cleveland Golf, which Roger Cleveland left in 1995, has sued its founder’s current employer, Callaway Golf, for use of the Cleveland name.

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Trump applauds setback for Scottish wind farm

U.S. real-estate mogul Donald Trump is one step closer to winning a legal tussle with the Scottish government over the development of a wind farm off the North Sea coast.

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In parting shot, McIlroy sues Horizon

Rory McIlroy is suing Horizon Sports just days after he split from the management company. The dispute, which Irish media reports say concerns commissions paid by McIlroy to Horizon, was filed in Commercial Court in Dublin. The move comes after McIlroy left Horizon to form his own firm.

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Senate bill targets tax-exempt status of pro golf

Congress is considering a bill that would strip the tax-exempt status of sports leagues, potentially affecting how the PGA Tour and LPGA do business.

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Notes: Tiger's health; Muirfield Village's rain; more

Tiger Woods' back has been an issue for a while and clearly bothered him this week, especially with all the starts and stops because of the weather; plus rain and more in our Presidents Cup notes.

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Notes: Spieth takes a breather after strong start

Coming into the 10th Presidents Cup matches, Jordan Spieth had been hailed as the new American wunderkind.

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Notes: Mother Nature continues to affect Prez Cup

Mother Nature is making it just a little difficult for the Presidents Cup with rain forcing postponements the first two days and now four of the six second days foursomes matches will continue into Saturday’s third day of matches.

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Notes: Mickelson struggles; de Jonge shines in debut

Phil Mickelson went with 13 clubs Thursday at the Presidents Cup, then struggled in his opening match.

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Scioto plaque recognizes Nicklaus-Grout legacy

Though many modern golf fans might associate Jack Nicklaus with Muirfield Village, his roots in the game actually are about 15 minutes south of here, at Scioto Country Club.

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Watson applies singular focus to regaining Ryder Cup

On this side of the pond, it's known as “bottle.” On the western side of the Atlantic, it's called "heart." That’s what Tom Watson wants to see when he brings his U.S. Ryder Cup team back to Gleneagles next year in a bid to capture the elusive Ryder Cup.

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A gentleman's game bound by a different set of rules

Once a game monitored by yourself and your playing competitors, is golf headed to being policed by high-definition TV and technology? Our Alex Miceli says that we are losing sight of the fact that it is a gentleman's game.

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Plenty on the line for Woods at East Lake

Tiger Woods enters the Tour Championship atop the FedEx Cup standings, but he must play well at East Lake to secure the FEC title, as well as potential yearly awards.

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Fan phone-ins take center stage in Tour address

At the Tour Championship, PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem acknowledged the challenges of dealing with "fan phone-ins," adding that the topic warranted further review.

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Jacobsen accepts Stewart Award with eye on future

Peter Jacobsen is known just as much for his comedic wit as for his golf game. On Tuesday at the Tour Championship, Jacobsen’s on- and off-course traits were recognized with the prestigious Payne Stewart Award.

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5 Things: Woods 'pretty hot' about penalty; Furyk leads

Speaking to the media for the first time in nearly 48 hours, Tiger Woods didn't hide his frustration about a two-stroke penalty assessed after his second round Friday at the BMW Championship.

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5 Things: Snedeker shines; Westwood, McIlroy falter

Brandt Snedeker looking to become first player to successfully defend Fed Ex Cup title after opening 63; Scott Piercy, Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy implode in first round at BMW Championship.

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Stricker decides to play Tour Championship

Despite saying all season that he likely would not play in the Tour Championship, Steve Stricker has made the decision to travel to Atlanta because of his current eighth-place standing in the FedEx Cup.

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U.S. finds boost at National's par-5 18th

The U.S. team can point to many reasons it won the 44th Walker Cup, but one of those has to be how it played the par-5 18th hole.

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Button on Homa's amateur days? Walker Cup ace

Max Homa’s last tournament round as an amateur was a match-play loss to Kevin Phelan 2 and 1, but it will be memorable as the Cal Bear made an ace on the short par-3 sixth hole.

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Notes: Walker's unlikely draw; Holtgrieve's hugs

Blind caddie draw lines up international players, loopers; complete list of player-caddie pairings; U.S. captain Jim Holtgrieve sends hugs all around

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National's par-3 4th beguiles Walker Cup field

The par-3 fourth at National Golf Links comes right out of golf history -- Saturday it tortured Walker Cup competitors with a hole location that was as far back as legally possible on a green that was impossible to hold.

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Walker Cup memories: Graeme McDowell, GB&I

Gramem McDowell's Walker Cup experience got his appetite whet for the Ryder Cup. See what he had to say about his time representing GB&I.

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Walker Cup memories: Luke Donald, GB&I

Luke Donald played on the GB&I Walker Cup Team in 2001, and still keeps in touch with a lot of his teammates from that team.

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Walker Cup memories: Rickie Fowler, USA

Rickie Fowler looks back at his time on Team USA at the winning 2007 and 2009 Walker Cups. He also talks about getting a phone from 2013 Walker Cup participant, Michael Kim.

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Walker Cup memories: Russell Henley, USA

Russell Henley had won a professional event as an amateur, and had the opportunity to turn pro before the Walker Cup, but decided against it. Henley was glad he got to play on the team.

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Walker Cup memories: Matt Kuchar, USA

Having played in other team events (the Wyndham and Palmer Cup), Matt Kuchar always had his sights on the Walker Cup, and representing his country.

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Walker Cup memories: Bryce Molder, USA

Even though he was on two losing two teams, Bryce Molder had only 'good thoughts' about his experience on Team USA at the Walker Cup.

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Walker Cup memories: Rory McIlroy, GB&I

Two-time major-champion winner, Rory McIlroy talks about his time on the 2007 Walker Cup team for GB&I.

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Walker Cup memories: Jordan Spieth, USA

Now a rookie on the PGA Tour, Jordan Spieth reflects about his time on the 2011 USA Walker Cup Team.

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Scott Piercy gets help from Peter Jacobsen

Bad elbow. Bad play. Both have been storylines in Scott Piercy’s season, but help came from an expected source –- former player turned TV analyst Peter Jacobsen.

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European Tour pushes players to homeland events

The European Tour raised the ante for membership, prodding players to compete in their home country – or else.

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5 Things: Poulter's breakthrough; Kirk's justice

The second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs started in earnest with Phil Mickelson making a move early in Norton, Mass., just outside of Boston. Ian Poulter and Chris Kirk were among the others who made noise Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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Ted Ray deserves his spot in golf's Hall of Fame

Ted Ray made only one visit to The Country Club, but he left a lasting impression with a third-place finish in the 1913 U.S. Open. Yet, the major winner has yet to be put in the World Golf Hall of Fame. Isn't it about time?

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Fitzpatrick's short-game magic leads to Am final

Matthew Fitzpatrick knocked off Canadian Corey Conners 2 and 1 on Saturday at the U.S. Amateur, using incredible touch on and around the greens to advance to the 36-hole finale on Sunday.

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Ball falls to Fitzpatrick, but still believes

Leaving Brookline, Mass., after a 4-and-3 defeat to Matt Fitzpatrick of England in the quarterfinals Friday, Adam Ball still believes he can win the U.S. Amateur -- but must wait until next year.

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Fox offers Norman lead-analyst job

Fox has approached two-time major winner Greg Norman and offered him the job of lead analyst for the network's golf broadcasts set to debut in 2015.

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Furyk finds the drive to make a late-season run

Entering this week's PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club, Jim Furyk, 43, finds reason for optimism despite a rough season. He put a new Callaway FT Optiforce driver in his bag two weeks ago and likes the results.

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Shona Malcolm, Ladies’ Golf Union CEO

Shona Malcolm, Ladies’ Golf Union CEO, spoke with Golfweek’s Alex Miceli during the recent Ricoh Women’s British Open, which returned to the Old Course at St. Andrews.

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Bulldog's Blog: Lewis caps great Scotland jaunt

From Elie to Kingsbarnes to, of course, St. Andrews, golf's spotlight on Scotland has brought plenty to the attention of our Alex Miceli.

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'46 Claret Jug and other Snead swag sells for $1.1 million

A collection of Sam Snead memorabilia, including his 1946 Claret Jug, fetched more than $1.1 million at Heritage Auctions in Rosemont, Ill.

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Bulldog's blog: How to prepare for St. Andrews

As a rule, any event played at "The Home of Golf" is a special one, and this week’s Ricoh Women’s British Open is no exception.

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Bulldog's Blog: Coast to Ko, old links courses thrive

From Royal Lytham to Prestwick to St. Andrews' Old Course, there is plenty to see in the British Isles between the Senior and Women's opens; including a chance encounter with a young up-and-comer prepping for the latter.

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