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D.J. Piehowski

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Men's preview: West Coast Conference

Men's preview: WCC

West Coast Conference men's preview: Zac Blair doesn't have to look far to see his model of success, as the BYU junior's dad is a former Utah Open champion.

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'Legacy Challenge' lets you play as toddler Tiger

EA Sports' new Tiger game

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13: New 'Legacy Challenge' allows gamers to play as Tiger when he was a toddler and grow with him through his junior, college and professional days. Exclusive look

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Men's preview: Ohio Valley Conference

Men's preview: Ohio Valley

Ohio Valley Conference men's preview: David Lawrence once dreamed of being a big-league baseball player, but after a pair of high school injuries, Eastern Illinois has benefited from his new passion: golf.

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Men's preview: Big West Conference

Big West Conference

Big West Conference men's golf preview: The goal of any player is to improve with each season and Chris Russo of Cal State Northridge is a great example of that, earning his first collegiate win this fall.

EA reveals new players, courses for Tiger 13

EA Sports revealed five new players Tuesday that will be in its upcoming release Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13.

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Men's preview: Atlantic Sun Conference

Atlantic Sun Conference preview

Atlantic Sun Conference men's preview: The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are riding a four-event winning streak heading into the spring. Can they give North Florida a run at an NCAA bid?

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EA Sports unveils changes for upcoming Tiger game

EA Sports made some big announcements Tuesday about the upcoming version of its popular Tiger Woods video game.

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My year in golf: D.J. Piehowski

While there were a lot of highlights on the course, 2011 was the year golf embraced social media.

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Yoon, Park win Golfweek Junior Invite titles

Yoon, Park win

Annie Park and James Yoon cruise to four-stroke victories, respectively, in the Golfweek Junior Invitational at Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.

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Fowler, McIlroy to join Tiger on video game cover

After more than 250,000 votes were cast, Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy have been selected to join Tiger Woods on the cover of EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13.

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Leonard returns to old form, shares lead at Disney

Leonard leads at Disney

Justin Leonard couldn't catch a break in 2011, but after taking a share of the lead Friday at Disney, he's confident his game is trending upward.

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College Notebook: Ducks look dapper again

Men's College Notebook

Things looked grim for Oregon last fall, but with the addition of freshman Rak Cho and Eugene Wong's (pictured) return to form, the Ducks are three-for-three this season. College Notebook

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Donald opens with 66 for share of Disney lead

Donald opens with 66

Playing in Thursday's marquee pairing at Disney, Luke Donald (left) opened with a 66 that gave him a share of the lead and a two-shot advantage on Webb Simpson, who leads the Tour money list.

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Ratner, Guilford sweep Golfweek Fall Invite

Guilford wins Fall Invite

Led by medalist Noah Ratner, Guilford cleaned up at the Division III Golfweek Fall Invitational, winning by nine shots. D.J. Piehowski has Five Things to remember from the week.

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Despite conditions, Ratner rolls on at Fall Invite

Ratner cruising at D-III

The conditions turned brutal Monday at Sandestin, but Guilford's Noah Ratner continued to cruise, taking a four-shot lead at the Division III Golfweek Fall Invitational.

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Ratner (66) gives Guilford early Fall Invite lead

Ratner leads D-3 Invite

After a win at the Division III Preview, Noah Ratner is brimming with confidence. He showed it Sunday at the Golfweek Fall Invitational, taking the Round 1 lead.

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5 Things: Conley's homecoming at Sandestin

Five Things: GW Fall Invite

Everyone enjoys the October weather in Sandestin, Fla., but Methodist coach Steve Conley has extra reason to smile: he's back at home. FIVE THINGS

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A look ahead: Golfweek Div. III Fall Invitational

Golfweek D-III Invite

For the second straight year, the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational will closely resemble a national championship, with nine of the nation’s top 15 teams gathering in the Florida Panhandle.

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Fans to pick next cover of Woods’ video game

Fans to pick TW cover

Tiger Woods won’t be alone on the cover of EA Sports’ next release of the “Tiger Woods PGA Tour” video game. Which golfer will join him? That’s up to the fans.

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D-III star Lee makes the grade on any level

College Notebook

Tain Lee, a senior at NCAA Division III Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, can make the grades and excel on the course – even against the best in Division I. D.J. Piehowski explains.

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Presidents Cup: Meet the International team

2011 Presidents Cup

The Internationals haven't won the Presidents Cup since 1998, the last time it was held at Royal Melbourne. Can they reverse the trend this year? Meet the team

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College Notebook: Meet OK State's 'other guys'

Men's College Notebook

With Morgan Hoffmann and Kevin Tway gone, the cast of Cowboys has changed, but Oklahoma State still has plenty of horses to ride. College Notebook

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A day with Tiger: Behind the scenes at EA Sports

A day with Tiger Woods

Golfweek spent the day behind the scenes with Tiger Woods and EA Sports as they worked on the 2013 version of their best-selling video game. D.J. Piehowski talks about a different Tiger than you are used to seeing on TV.

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Junior Invitational offers experience like no other

Junior Invitational recap

As the junior season comes to a close, Golfweek takes a look at the Junior Invitational, which in its first year of operation became the country's top-ranked junior event. And an invitation here got you much more than a tee time.

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Build it, and golfers just might come to Iowa

Heartland hideaways

Heartland hideaways: Build it, and golfers just might come to Iowa

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Roachell, Talbert named Jr. Solheim captain's picks

reveals which two junior golfers Meg Mallon selected as her Junior Solheim Cup captain's picks.

Summar Roachell and McKenzie Talbert were selected as Meg Mallon’s two captain’s picks for the U.S. Ping Junior Solheim Cup team Tuesday.

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Scratch Griffin from Walker Cup watch

Georgia Tech All-American J.T. Griffin has decided to forgo his chances of making the U.S. Walker Cup team. Griffin turned professional last week and will make his pro debut at this week’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational in Columbus, Ohio.

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English closes in 65 to win Southern Amateur

Bulldog wins Southern Am

Harris English had to wait a long time for his first major amateur win, but after closing in 65 to win the Southern Amateur by three, English may have played his way onto the Walker Cup team.

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5 things: MacManus among mates at Southern Am

5 things: Southern Am

Tarquin MacManus, one of seven Australians to make the cut at the Southern Amateur, has a one-shot lead entering the final round. D.J. Piehowski has five things from Round 3.

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5 Things: McIlroy sets 12 U.S. Open records

5 Things: Final round

Five things you need to know from Rory McIlroy’s historic win at Congressional Country Club, including setting 12 U.S. Open records. A short memory helped, reports D.J. Piehowski.

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5 Things: U.S. Open title within reach for McIlroy

2011 U.S. Open: 5 Things

Five things to keep an eye on during Rory McIlroy’s final round at Congressional Country Club.

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McDowell still McIlroy's biggest fan at Open

McDowell and McIlroy

Graeme McDowell has several fond memories of his compatriot Rory McIlroy. As D.J. Piehowski writes, watching McIlroy replace him as U.S. Open champion would rank among the best.

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McIlroy, 11 under, in total command at U.S. Open

McIlroy in total control

Rory McIlroy didn't just break records at the U.S. Open on Friday, he is also sitting eight shots ahead of the field as the afternoon groups get close to their tee times.

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Watson has the game to back up YouTube career

Watson draws a crowd

The first round didn't end as strong as it began for Bubba Watson, but D.J. Piehowski says the budding YouTube star has the game – and galleries – to back up his shenanigans.

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Blog: Manassero's rise even surprises him

Notes from U.S. Open

Players are making final preparations on the eve of the U.S. Open in Bethesda, Md. Check back often for live reports from Congressional.

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Blog: Fowler, Uihlein, Cantlay practice together

Notes from U.S. Open

Players are making final preparations on the eve of the U.S. Open in Bethesda, Md. Check back often for live reports from Congressional.

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For Hossler, 16, toughest drive could be to course

Beau Hossler profile

The youngest player in the field this week at Congressional? That'd be Beau Hossler, 16, who is hoping to turn junior success into a stellar debut at the U.S. Open. D.J. Piehowski explains.

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10 things to help a Tiger-less U.S. Open

2011 U.S. Open: 10 storylines

The die-hard golf fans will be tuning in to the U.S. Open regardless of who happens to be in the lead, but here are 10 storylines that just might draw in golf’s casual viewers in a Tiger-less major and give the regulars something to talk about.

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Spieth ready for another run at the Nelson

Spieth back at Nelson

With a rebuilt body and refined game, can Jordan Spieth contend again at the Byron Nelson Championship?

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Bieber, 16, moves on to U.S. Open sectionals

Bieber eyes U.S. Open berth

Andrew Bieber can't confirm whether or not he's related to pop star Justin Bieber. One thing he does know is that he's one step away from a spot in the U.S. Open.

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Spieth wins third straight Texas 5A state title

Jordan Spieth won his third consecutive Texas 5A high school state championship Friday, closing with a bogey-free, 8-under 64 at Jimmy Clay Golf Course.

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Entrepreneur fills a need - and his foursome

explains how you may never again have to be mismatched with strangers on the first tee, thanks to

Thanks to, you may never again have to be mismatched with strangers on the first tee.

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Five Things: Manassero wins in Malaysia

Manassero, 17, wins Malaysia

Matteo Manassero, 17, shot a 4-under 68 Sunday to win the Malaysian Open, upstaging 54-hole leader Rory McIlroy. The win was Manassero's second on the European Tour.

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After 4 wins in a row, Mizzou steps it up

Men's College Notebook

Missouri coach Mark Leroux has chosen a softer schedule to prepare the Tigers for the postseason. So far, it's worked. Mizzou is a perfect 4-for-4. COLLEGE NOTEBOOK

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Furyk to donate per birdie to children's hospitals

Furyk to donate per birdie

Jim Furyk fans will have another reason to cheer for birdies this season. The reigning PGA Tour player of the year has decided to donate to the Children's Miracle Network for each birdie in 2011.

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After Masters win, Schwartzel takes to Twitter

says picking up Twitter followers is easy. All you have to do is win the Masters.

Are you looking for a way to pick up more Twitter followers? Here’s one suggestion: Win the Masters.

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EA Sports Tiger Woods '12 review: Thumbs up

Tiger Woods '12 review

We tested out the new EA Sports PGA Tour 12: The Masters not from a gamer's perspective, but from that of a golfer.

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Five Things: Laird looking for new ending

Five Things: Bay Hill

After a series of bad luck, Martin Laird may be poised for his second Tour title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Laird leads Spencer Levin by two.

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Tiger’s ‘process’ beginning to come together

Tiger in contention

Dedicated to perfecting his new swing, Tiger Woods showed a few flashes of brilliance during a 68 Friday to move into contention at Bay Hill.

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Transfers Barber, Hebert lead new-look Auburn

College notebook: Auburn

No team has made transferring look as seamless as Auburn, which has turned into a top-10 contender thanks to the transfers of Blayne Barber and Michael Hebert.