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Tiger Woods' slide can be measured in frequency of big numbers

Tiger Woods' PGA Tour slide can be measured in frequency of big numbers

Tiger Woods' PGA Tour career and major performances look much different post-2009.

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A Colonial without Jim Furyk? It makes sense, oddly enough

PGA Tour stop at Colonial without Jim Furyk? It makes sense, oddly enough

Jim Furyk loves the PGA Tour stop at Colonial but won't play the 2015 Crowne Plaza Invitational because of scheduling problems.

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Brett Quigley starts to find his footing again after off-season misstep

PGA Tour player Brett Quigley starts to find his footing again after off-season misstep

PGA Tour veteran Brett Quigley is working to return from an injury sustained last fall on a hunting trip.

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Boston College's Butler declines $10,000 for ace and retains eligibility

College golfer Brian Butler declines $10,000 for ace and retains eligibility at Boston College

Boston College's Brian Butler recently turned down a $10,000 prize for a hole-in-one to maintain his NCAA college-golf eligibility.

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Tiger, Fowler highlight interesting numbers at Players

Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler highlight interesting numbers at Players Championship

Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia do damage on famed 17th hole at Sawgrass; Tiger Woods has more birdies than Rory McIlroy, but finishes 61 spots worse.

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Must not be the shoes: Garcia's adventure on Sawgrass' 14th hole

Must not be the shoes: Sergio Garcia's adventure on TPC Sawgrass' 14th hole

Even announcer Rich Beem knew that Sergio Garcia wouldn't take a drop after finding the cart path on the 14th hole at Sawgrass. What he didn't know? That Garcia would take off his shoes.

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PGA Tour honors Ebersol, who influenced name of The Players

PGA Tour honors former NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol, who influenced name of The Players Championship

The PGA Tour presented former NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol with a lifetime-achievement honor at The Players Championship, a tournament name influenced by Ebersol.

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Watson will be well-rested before U.S. Open, Travelers

Bubba Watson will be well-rested before U.S. Open, Travelers Championship

Bubba Watson will play the U.S. Open and Travelers Championship in consecutive weeks, but will take five weeks off before Chambers Bay.

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Top PGA Tour players agree: Anonymous polls 'not cool'

Top PGA Tour players like Rickie Fowler and Graeme McDowell agree: Anonymous polls 'not cool'

PGA Tour players Rickie Fowler and Graeme McDowell are among those who think anonymous polls like the ones ESPN and Sports Illustrated did aren't cool.

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Thomas surges into contention at Players with record 10 birdies

Justin Thomas surges into contention at The Players with record 10 birdies

The PGA Tour's 2015 Players Championship Tour rookie Justin Thomas surges into contention with record 10 birdies during Round 3 at TPC Sawgrass.

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Martin Flores among early movers Saturday at The Players

Martin Flores among early movers Saturday at The Players Championship

The PGA Tour's 2015 Players Championship during Saturday's Round 3 saw Martin Flores, Chesson Hadley and Jhonattan Vegas make an early move at TPC Sawgrass.

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Punishing start sends Koepka, Bradley packing; Snedeker collapses

Punishing start to Players Championship sends Brooks Koepka, Keegan Bradley home; Brandt Snedeker collapses

Brooks Koepka, Keegan Bradley and Brandt Snedeker were among the players who had to cut out of the Players Championship early after a rough start.

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Predictably, Sawgrass' closing gauntlet puts field on edge

Predictably, TPC Sawgrass' closing gauntlet puts Players Championship field on edge

The closing gauntlet at TPC Sawgrass for the Players Championship had this PGA Tour field on edge.

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After another missed Players cut, Mickelson will regroup for U.S. Open

After another missed Players cut, PGA Tour player Phil Mickelson will regroup for U.S. Open

Phil Mickelson missed another cut at the Players Championship and now it's time for the PGA Tour player to regroup for the U.S. Open.

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Fathauer, Hearn among pleasant surprises at Players

PGA Tour players Derek Fathauer, David Hearn among pleasant surprises at Players Championship

PGA Tour players David Hearn and Derek Fathauer shot 67 and 68, respectively, Thursday at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

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Nos. 17, 18 at TPC Sawgrass leave marks on Players field

Nos. 17, 18 at TPC Sawgrass leave marks on Players Championship PGA Tour field

The 17th and 18th holes at TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course left their marks on the field Thursday at the Players Championship.

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Not bothered by SI poll, Fowler cards 69 at Players

Not bothered by Sports Illustrated poll, Rickie Fowler cards 69 at The Players Championship

PGA Tour player Rickie Fowler cards 3-under 69 Thursday at The Players Championship after being named one of Tour's most overrated players in a Sports Illustrated anonymous poll.

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Tringale's good roll continues with nice start at The Players

PGA Tour player Cameron Tringale's good roll continues with nice start at The Players Championship

PGA Tour player Cameron Tringale has his game headed in the right direction and his start at The Players Championship keeps that good roll going.

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Stadium Course looms as challenge for Tour veterans and rookies alike

Stadium Course looms as challenge for Tour veterans and rookies alike

The Players Championship venue is just as difficult for PGA Tour veterans as it is for newcomers.

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Floridian Matt Every revels in home game at TPC Sawgrass

Floridian Matt Every revels in PGA Tour home game at TPC Sawgrass for Players Championship

PGA Tour player Matt Every makes his fourth appearance at the Players Championship as one of the hometown players.

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Tiger enters Players physically healthy but emotionally strained

Tiger Woods physically healthy, emotionally strained entering The Players Championship on PGA Tour

Tiger Woods talked Monday at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass about how he's physically healthy, but emotionally strained after his breakup with Lindsey Vonn.

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McIlroy's WGC marathon kicks off five-week stretch of competition

Rory McIlroy's WGC marathon kicks off five-week stretch of competition on PGA Tour and European Tour

Rory McIlroy will play four consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour and European Tour after his WGC-Cadillac Match Play title.

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McIlroy fights through to WGC-Cadillac Match Play semifinals

Rory McIlroy fights through daylight at WGC-Cadillac Match Play

The 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play had Rory McIlroy and Paul Casey fighting for semifinal spot through daylight in San Francisco with McIlroy and Casey headed to finish match Sunday morning.

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With wife on the mend, Leishman is the real winner at WGC Match Play

With wife on the mend, Marc Leishman is the real winner at WGC-Cadillac Match Play

The 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play PGA Tour golf tournament with Marc Leishman and wife Audrey sick but recovering.

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Senden tops red-hot Mahan at WGC-Cadillac Match Play

John Senden tops red-hot Hunter Mahan at WGC-Cadillac Match Play

The 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play Round of 16 PGA Tour golf with Hunter Mahan and John Senden at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

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Grace, Fleetwood take advantage of new-look Match Play

Branden Grace, Tommy Fleetwood take advantage of new-look PGA Tour WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship

Branden Grace and Tommy Fleetwood would've been eliminated on the first day using the old match-play format, yet both took advantage of the new-look WGC-Cadillac Match Play to advance Friday at TPC Harding Park.

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Chances remain for Sunday match between world's best

At PGA Tour's WGC Match Play, chances of Rory McIlroy-Jordan Spieth Sunday showdown remain

The PGA Tour's WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship 2015 still includes Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth on runs.

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Round 3 scenarios in Match Play: It's all so simple (no, really)

Round 3 scenarios at the PGA Tour's WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship: It's all so simple (no, really)

How could the PGA Tour's WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship unfold during Round 3 of match play? Find out for yourself.

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Icy Bradley-Watson match highlights Group 4's contrasting style

Icy Bradley-Watson match highlights Group 4's contrasting style at WGC-Cadillac Match Play

The 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play group play PGA Tour golf with Bubba Watson and Keegan Bradley tension and Miguel Angel Jimenez and Louis Oosthuizen friends.

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On Day 2 at Harding Park, new Match Play format sinks in

On Day 2 at Harding Park, new Match Play format sinks in

The PGA Tour's WGC-Cadillac Match Play continues with its new format and its just beginning to sink in.

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Match Play notes: Top players, and aces, fall at Harding Park

WGC Match Play notes: Top PGA Tour players Adam Scott, Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar fall

Players like Adam Scott and Graeme McDowell fell in the first round at Harding Park, but under-the-radar PGA Tour players emerged.

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Spieth maintains momentum by winning Match Play opener

PGA Tour player Jordan Spieth maintains momentum by winning WGC Match Play opener

Masters champion Jordan Spieth continued his streak of PGA Tour success by winning his first match at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play.

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It's not over for top-seeded players, but it sure feels like it

Match Play: It's not over for top-seeded players, but it sure feels like it

Big names – Jason Day, Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar, Jimmy Walker, Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter – all lost on Day 1 at the 2015 Match Play Championship. While they feel defeated, they still have a glimmer of hope.

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Doubleheader for Palmer's caddie: Match Play and Four-Ball

Doubleheader for Ryan Palmer's caddie: Match Play and Four-Ball

James Edmondson, caddie to PGA Tour player Ryan Palmer, is trying to double dip while at the PGA Tour WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship. He will try to caddie and then play in the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at Olympic.

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After a busy few weeks, Spieth is ready for Match Play

After a busy few weeks, PGA Tour pro Jordan Spieth is ready for the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship

PGA Tour player Jordan Spieth is ready for the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship after a busy few weeks as the Masters champion.

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Match Play mindset remains same despite change to format

PGA Tour WGC Match Play mindset remains same despite change to format

PGA Tour WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship is still one of those highly anticipated weeks as the mindset remains the same despite the format change for 2015.

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Notes on a WGC Match Play field without Tiger, Phil

Notes on a PGA Tour WGC Match Play field without Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson

Neither Tiger Woods nor Phil Mickelson has been much of a WGC Match Play Championship factor in recent years. In their absence, here are some notes on the rest of the field.

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Mickelson WDs from WGC Match Play

Phil Mickelson WDs from PGA Tour's WGC Match Play

Phil Mickelson’s last-minute decision to skip the WGC-Match Play Championship for a fourth straight year means that Finland’s Mikko Ilonen will be in the field for a second time.

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WGC-Match Play: Breaking down new format at TPC Harding Park

PGA Tour's WGC-Match Play Championship: Breaking down new format at TPC Harding Park

Golfweek's Jim McCabe breaks down the new format, the field and everything else you need to know before next week's WGC-Match Play Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

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WGC-Match Play: How money, FedEx Cup points will be awarded

WGC-Match Play: How money, FedEx Cup points will be awarded

With the format being changed for this year’s WGC-Match Play Championship, the awarding of prize money and FedEx Cup points will take on a different look than in years past.

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By the numbers: WGC-Match Play field

By the numbers: WGC-Match Play field

There are six 2015 PGA Tour winners that will not be playing the WGC-Match Play Championship, while plenty of 2014 participants have fallen off the Match Play map.

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Spieth, McIlroy face schedule problems ahead of U.S. Open

Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy face schedule problems ahead of U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott are all facing busy schedules as they prepare for the year's second major, the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

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WGC Match Play berths solidified; Martin and Fleetwood in

PGA Tour players Tommy Fleetwood, Ben Martin secure WGC-Cadillac Match Play berths

PGA Tour player Ben Martin and European Tour player Tommy Fleetwood were among the top 64 players in the world who received WGC-Match Play berths.

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Golfweek PostGame: Jim Furyk closes out RBC Heritage title

Golfweek PostGame: Jim Furyk closes out PGA Tour's RBC Heritage for 17th career title

Jim Furyk broke a winless streak Sunday by winning the RBC Heritage in a playoff for his 17th career PGA Tour victory.

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Mickelson adds his name to strong Wells Fargo field

PGA Tour player Phil Mickelson adds his name to strong Wells Fargo field

PGA Tour player Phil Mickelson confirmed he will play the Wells Fargo Championship next month.

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Els' match-play run in jeopardy; field set after RBC Heritage

Ernie Els' match-play run in jeopardy; field set after PGA Tour's RBC Heritage

PGA Tour pro golfer Ernie Els needs a good week at the RBC Heritage in order to secure a spot in this year's WGC Match Play Chamionship field, along with many other players.

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Amy Mickelson reminds Phil to "bring home some crystal" from Masters

Amy Mickelson reminds Phil to "bring home some crystal" from 2015 Masters after down year in 2014

PGA Tour pro golfer Phil Mickelson was reminded by his wife to "bring home some crystal" after a down year in 2014. Mickelson finished runner-up at the 2015 Masters, while bringing home two crystal glasses for eagles.

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Houston PGA Tour stop proves profitable for many players

Shell Houston Open PGA Tour stop proves profitable for many players at Masters

PGA Tour's Shell Houston Open proves profitable for many players, such as 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth and runners-up Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose.

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Masters record shattered as 47 eagles fall at Augusta

Masters record shattered as 47 eagles fall at Augusta

A Masters record was shattered Sunday at Augusta National as 17 eagles fell to push the week-long eagle total to 47.

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Tour players line up to congratulate Spieth, a 'great kid'

PGA Tour players line up to congratulate Masters champion Jordan Spieth, a 'great kid'

Several PGA Tour players and their caddies remained after the 79th Masters to congratulate Jordan Spieth.

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