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Year in Review: Best quotes of 2014

Every once in awhile, that one terrific quote comes through a notebook to make a story and maybe even stick to the memory bank. Here were a few that crossed our notebooks in 2014.

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Year in Review: Best golf tweets of 2014

For better or worse in 2014, Twitter continued to offer a window into the personal lives of golfers on all levels.

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'Everyone's pro' Nieporte dead at 86

Tom Nieporte, a former head professional at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y., and the last full-time club professional to have won a PGA Tour event, died Sunday in Boca Raton, Fla.

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Lench caps successful 2014 with South Beach title

Gabriel Lench added a South Beach International Amateur title to his resume on Monday, thanks in large part to a final-round 67 at Miami Beach Golf Club.

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Brandon Matthews handily wins Dixie Amateur

Brandon Matthews, a junior at Temple University, handily won the Dixie Amateur on Monday, finishing 72 holes in South Florida with a 10-under 278 total.

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Atwal edges Wang for Dubai Open victory

Arjan Atwal ended a four-year winless streak Sunday with a narrow victory at the Asian Tour’s Dubai Open. Atwal, 41, birdied the final hole to beat 19-year-old Jeung-hun Wang.

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Cappeliez wins Dixie in playoff with Dreher

The Dixie Women’s Amateur came down to a pair of Frenchwomen on Thursday.

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Tiger Woods-designed El Cardonal opens for play

The first Tiger Woods-designed golf course is up and running. Woods' project at Diamante in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is complete, and officially opened Dec. 16.

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Women's college roundtable: Wrapping up the fall

The fall portion of the women's college golf season is in the books, and Golfweek's college golf experts look back and debate who the best team of the fall was, what was the best storyline and much more.

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Men's college roundtable: Wrapping up the fall

With the fall season wrapped up, Golfweek's college golf experts look back at the fall college golf season to debate which team was the best, who was the best player and much more.

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Chalmers defeats Scott in Australian PGA playoff

Greg Chalmers prevailed Sunday in a playoff at the Australian PGA Championship after going seven holes of sudden death against Adam Scott.

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Stacy named head women's coach at Central Mich.

Central Michigan has named Cheryl Stacy as head women’s golf coach. Stacy comes to Central Michigan after four years coaching the Michigan women’s team from 2009-13.

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PGA Tour policy board approves playoffs changes

In an effort to reduce the volatility of the FedEx Cup playoffs, the PGA Tour announced Thursday that it would reduce the number of points awarded for each of the four playoff events.

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Weekley leads Australian PGA as Scott improves

The first round of the Australian PGA didn’t last long Thursday thanks to lightning in the area. Still, Boo Weekley had enough time to finish a 6-under 66 that included five birdies and an eagle.

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Grace opens Alfred Dunhill with flawless 62

Branden Grace made Leopard Creek Country Club look easy on Thursday. The 26-year-old shot 10-under 62 and claimed a three-shot lead after the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Thursday.

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Feng builds 4-shot lead in Dubai; Woods 6 back

Shanshan Feng, No. 5 in the Rolex Rankings, kept her foot on the gas Thursday at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters. Feng broke free from a crowded leaderboard with a second-round 67 that gave her a four-shot lead.

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A golf writer's postscript: Ron Balicki Scholarship

For more than 30 years, Ron Balicki elevated college and amateur golf through his writing for Golfweek. In honor of Balicki, who died March 25 at age 65 after a bout with cancer, a scholarship will be awarded to a journalism student who writes about college and/or amateur golf.

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Horizon claims McIlroy 'wiped clean' cellphones

In an ongoing legal dispute with Rory McIlroy, Horizon Sports says the world's top-ranked golfer deliberately cleared cellphones of information that may pertain to McIlroy's lawsuit.

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Koch, Feng share lead at Dubai Masters

After the first round at the Ladies European Tour’s Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, future European Solheim Cup captain Carin Koch shares the lead with World No. 5 Shanshan Feng.

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In this issue: Dec. 12-19, 2014

Inside the Dec. 12-19, 2014 issue of Golfweek.

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Recap: Hero World Challenge, final round

Jordan Spieth might have stolen the show this week at the Hero World Challenge, but Tiger Woods still merits plenty of attention during Sunday's final round at Isleworth.

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Recap: Tiger fires 69, Spieth leads big at Isleworth

Tiger Woods battled flu-like symptoms to card a 3-under 69 while Jordan Spieth built a big lead Saturday in the third round of the Hero World Challenge at Isleworth.

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Luke Donald keeps lead at Nedbank Challenge

Luke Donald survived a third-round charge by Danny Willett on Saturday to keep his lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

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Recap: Hero World Challenge, second round

Tiger Woods' return to competitive golf got off to a slow start, but he'll try to rebound Friday in the second round of the Hero World Challenge at Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Fla.

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Carner named 2015 U.S. Junior Solheim Cup captain

When the 12-member U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team travels to Germany in 2015 to try to retain the cup, JoAnne Carner will be in the lead. The LPGA Hall of Famer will captain the squad during the matches at St. Leon-Rot Golf Club near Heidelberg, Germany.

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Baboon startles Donald during Nedbank Challenge

Luke Donald leads the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa after two rounds, but leading probably won’t earn him as much attention as a run-in with a baboon while on the course.

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Tee times: Hero World Challenge, second round

Here are the tee times and pairings for Friday's second round of the Hero World Challenge at Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Fla.

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Recap: Tiger cards 77 at World Challenge

Tiger Woods' much anticipated return to competitive golf didn't go as well as he might have hoped. Woods shot 5-over 77 Thursday in the opening round of the Hero World Challenge.

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Fisher builds two-shot Nedbank Challenge lead

Ross Fisher opened the new European Tour season with a two-shot lead at the Nedbank Challenge. Fisher’s 6-under 66 gave him an advantage on George Coetzee, Marcel Siem and Alexander Levy, all tied for second at 4 under.

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Video: Tiger Woods and Chris Como on the range

Golfweek senior writer Adam Schupak took in Tiger Woods' practice session at Isleworth Golf and Country Club with new swing instructor Chris Como.

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Flagler's Schindler perseveres for Toms award

Spencer Schindler’s single-minded determination to pursue golf despite a seemingly never-ending series of obstacles has resulted in the awarding of the David Toms Overcoming Adversity Award.

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Bryan brothers film trick shots for Thanksgiving

George Bryan IV and his brother Wesley Bryan used to be known for their success on the South Carolina roster. Now they're spreading their name with golf trick-shot videos.

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Furyk WDs, Reed into Hero World Challenge field

Patrick Reed has found his way into the Hero World Challenge. Reed earned his spot when Jim Furyk withdrew because of a back injury.

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Women's team of the fall: Washington

The Washington Huskies, winners of three tournaments this fall, are the top-ranked team in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking.

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Men's team of the fall: Illinois

The Illinois Fighting Illini finished the fall as the top-ranked team in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking after winning their first three events.

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Women's player of the fall: SooBin Kim

Washington's SooBin Kim is Golfweek's college women's player of the fall.

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Player of the fall: Cheng-Tsung Pan

Washington's Cheng-Tsung Pan is Golfweek's college men's player of the fall.

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Whaley elected PGA secretary, first female officer

The PGA of America has announced changes in leadership from its annual meeting in Indianapolis. Most notably, Suzy Whaley was named secretary.

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Tiger Woods turns to Chris Como for swing work

Tiger Woods announced Saturday via Twitter that he has chosen Chris Como to be his new swing coach.

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Blumenherst earns spot in WGCA Players HoF

Former Duke standout Amanda Blumenherst will be inducted into the Women's Golf Coaches Association Players Hall of Fame, the WGCA announced Friday.

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Lewis to be inducted into WGCA Players Hall

Stacy Lewis, who played college golf at Arkansas, will be inducted into the Women’s Golf Coaches Association Players Hall of Fame on Dec. 9.

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Melissa Luellen joins mom in WGCA Hall of Fame

Melissa McNamara Luellen will be inducted into the Women’s Golf Coaches Hall of Fame next month, joining her mother Dale McNamara who was inducted in 1988.

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Palmer Cup releases fall rankings

The fall Palmer Cup rankings have been announced. The 2015 Palmer Cup will take place June 12-14 at Rich Harvest Farms outside of Chicago, Ill.

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Vonn defends Woods' response to fake interview

Lindsey Vonn has voiced support for boyfriend Tiger Woods in the aftermath of a parody directed at Woods by Golf Digest writer Dan Jenkins.

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In this issue: Nov. 21, 2014

Inside the Nov. 21, 2014 issue of Golfweek

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Austin Peay tabs Robbie Wilson as new men's coach

Robbie Wilson, former head coach at Trevecca Nazarene, was named the new head coach at Austin Peay State.

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Clemson, Missouri named NCCGA co-champions

Cut short Sunday by a cold downpour, the National Collegiate Club Golf Association National Championship ended with two team winners.

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Esposito's strong finish merits Senior PGA Pro title

Frank Esposito Jr. felt the nerves Sunday in the final round of the Senior PGA Professional Championship, but he didn’t show it. Esposito took a four-shot lead into the final round of the event at PGA National Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and held onto it.

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Recap: Hoffman rallies for Mayakoba victory

Charley Hoffman outlasted Shawn Stefani down the stretch at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to earn the third PGA Tour win of his career and his first since 2010.

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Recap: OHL Classic at Mayakoba, third round

Michael Putnam separated himself and took the top spot on the Mayakoba leaderboard after 36 holes in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Putnam will try to hold on for his first PGA Tour victory.

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