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Jim McCabe

Senior Writer

Jim McCabe joined Golfweek in December of 2008 after 23 years working for what he insists is the greatest sports department in newspaper history – the Boston Globe. Baseball was his passion, at least until college (North Adams State in the far northwest corner of Massachusetts) when he fell in love with golf thanks to spring days at nine-hole Stamford Valley (2,955 from the tips) in Vermont and the sneak-on excursions at Taconic in nearby Williamstown.
• Favorite golf course: Boston Golf Club (U.S.), Crail Golf Course (Scotland).
• Dream vacation: To play the great courses of Australia.
• Best golf shot seen live: Tiger Woods’s chip-in for birdie from behind the 16th hole in the final round of the 2005 Masters.
• Describe your perfect day: Wake up at dawn, fresh coffee, good newspaper, early round of golf with friends, watch Red Sox beat Yankees in day baseball, twilight golf with my sons, then watch highlights of Red Sox victory over Yankees.

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PGA top 10: McIlroy and the breakout players

The 2014 PGA Tour season was highlighted with breakout performances, cash grabs and a top player who filed on all cylinders. The lowlights were plentiful, too. Jim McCabe presents 10 of the most notable moments.

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My Year in Golf: Jim McCabe

The past year on the PGA Tour was without excitement from the Dynamic Duo of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. In their absence, a lesser-known cast of characters created moments worth remembering.

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Number crunching: Billy Hurley III

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 Billy Hurley III.

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Scott chooses veteran Kerr as new caddie

After an end-of-the-year run through Japan, China, and Australia, Adam Scott has settled on veteran Mike Kerr as his new caddie.

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Peter Maich made his lasting mark through golf

Peter Maich, who served as the chairman of the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund's annual banquet, stayed connected to the game of golf despite having to battle leukemia in the later years of his life.

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Number crunching: Nicholas Thompson

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 Nicholas Thompson.

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Harrington among recipients of Farmers exemptions

Officials at the Farmers Insurance Open were in the holiday spirit Tuesday, confirming the initial round of exemptions into the Feb. 5-8 tournament at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif.

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Brothers Bradley provide roots for nephew Keegan

Given Keegan Bradley's rousing golf success, it could be assumed that he provides the family a focal point around which to can rally a passion for golf. The Bradleys, however, are a family with deep golf roots.

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Documentary shows prolific career of Donald Ross

Donald Ross, golf’s most prolific architect, is the subject of a two-hour movie from Cob Carlson called “Donald Ross: Discovering the Legend.”

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Reed replaces Kirk at Franklin Templeton Shootout

Patrick Reed will play in the Franklin Templeton Shootout as a replacement for Chris Kirk next week in Naples, Fla.

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