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Matsuyama triumphs as Fowler falters in drama-filled Phoenix Open

Hideki Matsuyama triumphs as Rickie Fowler falters in drama-filled Phoenix Open

Hideki Matsuyama took advantage of Rickie Fowler's mistakes at the 17th hole and won the Waste Management Phoenix Open in a four-hole playoff.

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Harris English making quick progress on PGA Tour

Harris English making quick progress on PGA Tour

Harris English wants to become part of the brigade of players in their 20s dominating golf.

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Phoenix Open sets Tour attendance record Saturday at TPC Scottsdale

Waste Management Phoenix Open sets PGA Tour attendance record Saturday at TPC Scottsdale

More than 200,000 fans packed TPC Scottsdale Saturday for the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, setting a new PGA Tour attendance record.

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Mickelson works TPC Scottsdale magic to move up Phoenix Open leaderboard

Phil Mickelson works TPC Scottsdale magic to move up Phoenix Open leaderboard

PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson, a three-time winner at the Waste Management Phoenix, shot 6-under 65 Saturday at TPC Scottsdale to move into the top 10.

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After move to Scottsdale, Ariz., Hahn reaches new level on Tour

After move to Scottsdale, Ariz., Hahn reaches new level on Tour

Hahn holds a one-stroke lead heading into the weekend at Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Bubba Watson backpedals and apologizes at Waste Management Phoenix Open

Bubba Watson backpedals and apologizes at Waste Management Phoenix Open

Watson apologizes for his comments that he is not a fan of TPC Scottsdale.

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In 2nd PGA Tour start, Jack Maguire records ace and wins fan a year's mortgage payments

In 2nd PGA Tour start, Jack Maguire records ace and wins fan a year's mortgage payments

In his second PGA Tour start, Jack Maguire records an ace at TPC Scottsdale's par-3 12th hole, earning an unnamed fan one year of mortgage payments.

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Fowler rides cooperative putter to share of first-day lead at Waste Management

Rickie Fowler rides cooperative putter to share of first-day lead at Waste Management Phoenix Open

Thanks to a hot flatstick, Rickie Fowler grabbed a share of first-day lead with Shane Lowry and Hideki Matsuyama at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.

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Keegan Bradley incurs two-shot penalty for extra club in opening 68

Keegan Bradley incurs two-shot penalty for extra club in opening 68

Keegan Bradley incurs two-shot penalty for extra club in opening 68 at Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Watson not a fan of the new layout at TPC Scottsdale

Watson not a fan of the new layout at TPC Scottsdale

Despite successes at TPC Scottsdale, Bubba Watson is not a fan of the course.

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Chaplet edges Garcia to capture Latin America Amateur and berth in Masters

Paul Chaplet edges Jorge Garcia to capture Latin America Amateur and berth in Masters

16-year-old shoots closing round 2 under to win championship.

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With help of mentor, 16-year-old Chaplet stays in contention at Latin America Amateur

With help of mentor, 16-year-old Paul Chaplet stays in contention at Latin America Amateur

Paul Chaplet is still in contention at the Latin America Amateur Championship in the Dominican Republic despite the Costa Rican being just 16 years old.

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Jorge Garcia keeps his word at Latin America Amateur

Jorge Garcia keeps his word at Latin America Amateur

One shot off the lead, Jorge Garcia is keeping his word to his family at the Latin America Amateur.

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Colombia's Echavarria builds 3-shot lead at Latin America Amateur

Colombia's Nicolas Echavarria builds 3-shot lead at Latin America Amateur

After second-round 7-under 65, Colombia's Nicolas Echavarria builds three-shot lead at Latin America Amateur Championship at the Teeth of the Dog in the Dominican Republic.

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Haiti’s Jean a joyful ‘leader’ in the clubhouse at Latin America Amateur

Haiti’s Jacklin Jean a joyful ‘leader’ in the clubhouse at Latin America Amateur Championship

The "leader" at the Latin America Amateur Championship is a jolly Haitian named Jacklin Jean.

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Golfweek Q&A: Augusta National’s Billy Payne

Golfweek Q&A: Augusta National’s Billy Payne

Golfweek senior writer Jeff Babineau sat down with Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Billy Payne for a one-on-one interview this week at the Latin America Amateur Championship in the Dominican Republic.

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Mexican national team using Latin America Amateur as team-bonding experience

Mexican national team using Latin America Amateur as team-bonding experience

Mexico national team member Alvaro Ortiz, brother of PGA Tour's Carlos Ortiz, shares lead after first-round 68.

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Panama Golf Club to host '17 Latin America Amateur

Panama Golf Club to host 2017 Latin America Amateur

Organizers of the Latin America Amateur Championship announced Panama Golf Club in Panama City will host the Latin America Amateur Championship in 2017.

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Latin America Amateur players itching to play in Masters

Latin America Amateur Championship players itching to play in Masters

Latin American players relish the opportunity to play in the Masters that would come with a victory in the Latin America Amateur.

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Among so many stars, a celebrity who truly stands out from the crowd

Among so many stars, Chad Pfeifer a celebrity who truly stands out from the crowd at Diamond Resorts International

Veteran amputee Chad Pfeifer uses golf as therapy to give back and inspire others.

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Billy Horschel sets big goals for the new year

PGA Tour Billy Horschel sets big goals for the new year

After a disappointing 2014-15 season, Bill Horschel sets big goals and works two key areas to lift his game in '16.

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Tiger Woods' most memorable victories

PGA Tour Tiger Woods' most memorable victories

Tiger Woods has 79 PGA Tour victories and Golfweek writers picked the win that was most memorable.

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Memorable moments from Tiger Woods' career

Memorable moments from Tiger Woods' career

There are countless moments from Tiger Woods' career that stand out, but the writers at Golfweek picked out their most memorable.

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Favorite quotes from Tiger Woods

Favorite quotes from Tiger Woods PGA Tour

In celebration of Tiger Woods' 40th Birthday, our Golfweek writers weigh in with their favorite quotes from Tiger.

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Doubts swirl as Tiger Woods insists he's not done yet

Doubts swirl as Tiger Woods insists he's not done with golf yet

As Tiger turns 40, the one thing Tiger needs is time.

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Number crunching: Graeme McDowell

Number crunching: Graeme McDowell has tough year in the rankings

Over the final three weeks of 2015, we will be breaking down players that rose and fell over the past 12 months in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, we highlight Graeme McDowell.

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Number crunching: Blayne Barber

Number crunching: Blayne Barber keeps card but falls in golf rankings

It was a difficult rookie year for Blayne Barber on the PGA Tour in 2015-16 and he dropped precipitously in Golfweek's rankings.

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My Year in Golf: Jeff Babineau

Babineau: PGA Tour memories of Jason Day and Michael Greller, and amateur golf's shot heard round the world

The 2015 PGA Tour season was ruled by the young crop, with Jordan Spieth and Jason Day sticking out. Golfweek's Jeff Babineau looks back at Day's season, Greller's dream realized and the mid-am shot heard 'round the world.

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Little Linksters 'best golf swing' video contest information

Little Linksters 'best swing' video contest information

Here's all of the information on how to sign up for the Little Linksters 'best swing' video contest.

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Boo Weekley, PGA Tour veterans concerned about wraparound schedule

Boo Weekley, PGA Tour veterans concerned about tour's schedule length

With PGA Tour schedule having golf on 46 of 52 weeks this past year, Boo Weekley and company expressed concerns that too much golf is taking place.

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PGA Tour top 10 moments in 2015: Jordan Spieth's breakout; Tiger Woods' tough season

PGA Tour top 10 moments in 2015: Jordan Spieth's breakout; Tiger Woods' tough season

From Jordan Spieth's several shining performances in a breakout season to Tiger Woods' stunning decline, Golfweek's Jim McCabe, Adam Schupak and Jeff Babineau count down their top 10 moments in PGA Tour golf in 2015.

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Number crunching: Charlie Beljan

Number crunching: Charlie Beljan's putting struggles led to rankings decline in 2015

Over the final three weeks of 2015, we will be breaking down players that rose and fell over the past 12 months in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, we highlight Charlie Beljan.

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Jordan Spieth’s new Augusta locker-mate: Arnie

PGA Tour player Jordan Spieth’s new Augusta Masters locker-mate: Arnold Palmer

Jordan Spieth returned to Augusta for the first time as a member and found out he's sharing a locker with Arnold Palmer.

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Jordan Spieth experiences day back in time at Grapefruit Pro-Am

Jordan Spieth experiences day back in time at Grapefruit Pro-Am

At the end of the year, Jordan Spieth has fun adventure at the Grapefruit Pro-Am at Vero Beach Country Club.

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Jordan Spieth, country star Jake Owen to reunite for pro-am duet

Jordan Spieth, country star Jake Owen to reunite for pro-am duet

To end his 2015, Jordan Spieth will tee it up with country star Jake Owen at the Grapefruit Pro-Am in Vero Beach, Fla.

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After 3-year slide, Lucas Glover looks to build on top-10 finish

After 3-year slide, PGA Tour golfer Lucas Glover looks to build on top-10 finish at RSM Classic

2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover tied for ninth at the 2015 RSM Classic, and looks to fight back after his first top-10 finish since the 2013 Zurich Classic.

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40 reads: The magic of Royal Dornoch

40 reads: The magic of Royal Dornoch golf links in Scotland

Recalling Jeff Babineau's unforgettable experience at the historic Royal Dornoch golf links in Scotland.

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Golfweek PostGame: Kisner cruises to first PGA Tour title at RSM Classic

Golfweek PostGame: Kevin Kisner cruises to first PGA Tour title at RSM Classic with six-shot win

Kevin Kisner runs away from the field with an emphatic six-shot victory at the RSM Classic.

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Kisner leads, but McDowell lurks confidently behind at RSM Classic

Kevin Kisner leads, but Graeme McDowell lurks confidently behind at RSM Classic

Kevin Kisner opens three-shot lead at RSM Classic, but Graeme McDowell lurks confidently behind with his swagger back.

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Mixed results at RSM Classic for Team Love

Mixed results at RSM Classic for Team Love

Mixed results at the RSM Classic at Sea Island Resort for Team Love as Davis Love III makes the weekend but late mistakes have Dru Love miss the cut.

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After the weekend, it's anchored putting away on PGA Tour

After the weekend at the RSM Classic, it's anchored putting away on PGA Tour

Following the RSM Classic, anchored putting vanishes from the PGA Tour, as Tim Clark and Carl Pettersson talk about the impending anchored putting ban in January 2016.

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Love father-son combo opens with 70s at RSM Classic

Davis Love father-son combo opens with 70s at RSM Classic

Davis Love III and Dru Love father-son combo opens with 70s at the RSM Classic at the Seaside Course at Sea Island Resort in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

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For Tiger Woods and U.S. Ryder Cuppers, it’s time to get to work for Hazeltine

For Tiger Woods and U.S. Ryder Cuppers, it’s time to get to work for Hazeltine

Tiger Woods and the American Ryder Cup leadership are getting down to planning for the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine.

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Tiger Woods among 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup vice captains

Tiger Woods among 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup assistant captains

Davis Love III, the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup captain, named Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker and Jim Furyk as assistant captains on Wednesday.

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After overhauling game, Jason Bohn finds consistency on PGA Tour

After overhauling game, Jason Bohn finds consistency on PGA Tour

After overhauling his swing and improving his short game under instructor Mike Perpich, Jason Bohn has found more consistency on the PGA Tour, and he's contended three times this fall.

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Aaron Baddeley works to improve long game, regain PGA Tour card

Aaron Baddeley works to improve long game, regain PGA Tour card

Aaron Baddeley, renowned for his superior short game, has put in some work on his ballstriking during recent months that he hopes will help him regain a PGA Tour card.

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Now healthy, Bud Cauley makes 1st Tour start in 14 months

Now healthy, Bud Cauley makes 1st PGA Tour start in 14 months

Bud Cauley, 14 months removed from his last PGA Tour start, is fully healthy as he returns to the Tour following surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

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Boo Weekley: PGA Tour's wraparound season is "stupid"

Boo Weekley: PGA Tour's wraparound season is "stupid"

PGA Tour golfer Boo Weekley isn't a fan of the Tour's wraparound schedule, calling it "stupid," and he's not alone.

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PGA Tour, Sanderson Farms agree to 10-year extension

PGA Tour, Sanderson Farms Championship agree to 10-year extension

Sanderson Farms announced that it has agreed to a 10-year extension with the PGA Tour to continue its event in Jackson, Miss.

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Pride, Taylor exemplify diverse group chasing Sanderson Farms title

Dicky Pride, Nick Taylor exemplify diverse group chasing Sanderson Farms Championship title

PGA Tour golfers Dicky Pride and Nick Taylor are part of diverse field at PGA Tour's 2015 Sanderson Farms Championship.

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