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New year, same golfer: Jordan Spieth continues stellar play at Kapalua

New year, same golfer: Jordan Spieth continues stellar play at Kapalua

PGA Tour golfer Jordan Spieth leads by four shots after two rounds of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions after a 9-under 64 Friday at Kapalua Resort.

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Dustin Johnson subs trainer for brother/caddie at Kapalua

PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson subs trainer for brother/caddie at Kapalua

After his brother/caddie Austin Johnson tweaked his back, PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson put his trainer Joey Diovisalvi on his bag this week at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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Reed takes pride in the Monday qualifiers journey to getting his PGA Tour card

Patrick Reed relishes the Monday qualifiers journey to getting his PGA Tour Card

Reed qualified six of eight times on Monday early in his career to play his way into tournaments before earning his PGA Tour card.

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Reed, Spieth battle for lead, produce familiar story at Kapalua

Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth battle for lead, produce familiar story at Kapalua

In a stunning first round at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth battle for the lead as the same bright faces came up with an old story at Kapalua.

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Kapalua allowing for monster drives at Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Kapalua allowing for monster drives at Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Dustin Johnson owns six of the longest drives from first round.

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Matt Every's first round at Kapalua points to return to form

Matt Every's 3-under in first round of Hyundai Tournament of Champions points to return to form

After a rough 2015, Matt Every decided to go without a coach after fall season to help get back to form from 2013 and 2014.

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Fowler creates five-player practice round match to spark competitive mood

PGA Tour Rickie Fowler creates five-player practice round match to spark competitive mood with Jordan Spieth Brandt Snedeker Justin Thomas Jimmy Walker

To get into a competitive mood before the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Rickie Fowler got creative with a five-player practice round match.

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Thomas, Kaufman, Grillo headline youth dominance on PGA Tour

Youth dominating on PGA Tour Jordan Spieth Rory McIlroy Jason Day Rickie Fowler Smylie Kaufman

A youth movement is prevalent on the PGA Tour with the game's top-ranked players having an age of 22, 28 and 26 respectively.

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Spieth enjoying Hyundai Tournament of Champions with family

Jordan Spieth enjoying Hyundai Tournament of Champions with family

No. 1 ranked player came to tournament alone in 2014, but gets to snorkel with sister Ellie this time around.

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Hyundai Tournament of Champions: By the numbers

Hyundai Tournament of Champions: By the numbers

Golf is a game of numbers and here are some that are prominent for this week’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course.

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At 36, Graeme McDowell has regained his appreciation for golf

At 36, Graeme McDowell has regained his appreciation for golf

After stumbling through most of 2015, McDowell ended the season on a high note and hope to climb into the top 50 this week in Kapalua

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Jordan Spieth, Lydia Ko among 2015 GWAA Player of the Year honorees

Jordan Spieth, Lydia Ko among 2015 GWAA Player of the Year honorees

PGA Tour golfer Jordan Spieth, LPGA golfer Lydia Ko and Champions Tour golfer Jeff Maggert were announced Tuesday as winners of the 2015 GWAA Player of Year honors.

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Captain with a cause: Davis Love III plans busy playing schedule of his own

U.S. Ryder Cup Captain with a cause: Davis Love III plans busy playing schedule of his own on PGA Tour

Davis Love III will juggle a full schedule on the PGA Tour in 2016 and U.S. Ryder Cup captain duties.

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A month after 84 in Australia, Brandt Snedeker smiling again at Kapalua

A month after 84 in Australia, Brandt Snedeker smiling again at Kapalua

A month after shooting 84 at the Australian PGA, Brandt Snedeker has put that round behind him and feels good about his game heading into the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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PGA Tour season resumes as Kapalua hosts strongest field in years

PGA Tour season resumes as Kapalua hosts strongest Hyundai Tournament of Champions field in years

In addition to Jordan Spieth and Jason Day, the 2015 Hyundai Tournament of Champions field also includes five other top-10 players as PGA Tour season resumes at Kapalua.

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A timeline of Tiger Woods' historic career

Looking back on Tiger Woods' biggest moments of his golf career

A look back through the years of Tiger's biggest moments.

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NBC Sports' Mark Rolfing ready to return after rare cancer diagnosis in August

NBC Sports' Mark Rolfing ready to return to PGA Tour coverage in 2016 after rare cancer diagnosis in August

NBC and Golf Channel analyst Mark Rolfing pronounced he's doing great with his battle with cancer and ready to return to broadcasting at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

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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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McCabe: Tiger Woods defined dominant

Jim McCabe: PGA Tour Tiger Woods defined dominant compared to Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy

Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy combined for a stellar 2015 but it can't be compared to Tiger Woods' dominance during his career.

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Billy Hurley III 
seeks understanding and his place on Tour

Billy Hurley III 
seeks understanding and his place on PGA Tour

With a big void in his life after his father's death, Billy Hurley III 
seeks understanding and his place on PGA Tour.

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My year in golf: Jim McCabe

McCabe: Fowler's graciousness and McIlroy's accessibility top the best golf moments of 2015

From golf's top stars revealing their character to the charm and passion of local golfers in small towns, 2015 showed the magic of the game of golf.

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Golfers sneaking in final rounds with the Christmas season

Golfers sneaking in final rounds with the Christmas season

Nice weather has allowed for extended season on the course.

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Former Champions Tour standout Dana Quigley and family continue care for son

Former Champions Tour standout Dana Quigley and family continue care for son

Four years after a near fatal car crash, Devon Quigley fights to recover under the unrelenting care of his Tour veteran father's family.

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Number crunching: Adam Scott

Number crunching: Adam Scott fiddles and falls in golf rankings

Adam Scott tumbles from near the top of Golfweek's ranking all the way to No. 50 after a trying 2015 season.

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Schniederjans among six to earn Farmers Insurance Open exemptions

Ollie Schniederjans among six to earn PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open exemptions

Former Georgia Tech star Ollie Schniederjans headlines six who earn exemptions to 2016 Farmers Insurance Open.

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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: Kevin Kisner

Number crunching: Kevin Kisner shoots up golf rankings

Playoff losses at RBC Heritage, The Players Championship and Greenbrier Classic bumped Kisner up to No. 23 in golf rankings.

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Jordan Spieth looks to buck trend as 2016's World No. 1

PGA Tour Jordan Spieth looks to buck trend as 2016's World No. 1

Jordan Spieth looks to become the first player since Tiger Woods in 2010 to start and finish the year as World No. 1.

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Number crunching: Charley Hoffman

Number crunching: Charley Hoffman drops in rankings despite win and steady season

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 Charley Hoffman.

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After breaking course record, Rose awaits fun with friends and West Coast-heavy 2016

After breaking course record, Justin Rose awaits fun with friends and West Coast-heavy 2016

After breaking course record, English golfer Justin Rose awaits fun with friends at the Albany Golf Championship Course in the Bahamas as well as a West Coast-heavy 2016 PGA Tour schedule.

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Lahiri finds peace after locating spectator beaned with golf ball

Anirban Lahiri finds peace after locating spectator whom he beaned with golf ball

Anirban Lahiri hit a spectator Saturday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas and didn't stop worrying about the incident until he knew the man was OK.

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Bubba Watson cruises to Hero World Challenge win, and Spieth reflects on monster year

Bubba Watson cruises to three-shot win at PGA Tour's Hero World Challenge, and Jordan Spieth reflects on monster year

The left-hander cruises to a birdie-filled three-shot win at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, and Jordan Spieth tops off a memorable 2015 with a strong showing.

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Watson, Casey break course record and surge ahead at Hero World Challenge

Bubba Watson, Paul Casey break course record and surge ahead at Hero World Challenge

Bubba Watson and Paul Casey break the course record at the Albany Championship Golf Course and surge ahead at Hero World Challenge with Bubba in the lead and Casey two back.

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Lahiri stays calm despite commitments and on-course troubles at Hero World Challenge

Anirban Lahiri stays calm despite commitments and on-course troubles at Hero World Challenge

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri stays calm despite commitments and on-course troubles at Hero World Challenge at the Albany Championship Golf Course in the Bahamas.

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PGA Tour pros must add new event to schedules; players fine with new rule

PGA Tour pros must add new event to schedules; players fine with new rule

Players will have to alter their schedules slightly for 2016-17 with few exceptions as the PGA Tour Policy Board officially accepts this new proposal.

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Patrick Reed one off Hero World Challenge lead as he continues busy schedule

Patrick Reed one off Hero World Challenge lead as he continues busy schedule

Patrick Reed is one off the Hero World Challenge lead of Jordan Spieth, Bill Haas and Jimmy Walker as he continues his busy 2015 schedule that included PGA and European Tour stops and this one in the Bahamas at the Albany Championship Golf Course.

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Tiger Woods comfortable as tournament host in whirlwind week

Tiger Woods comfortable as tournament host at Hero World Challenge in whirlwind week

Amid a drama-filled week, Tiger Woods appears relaxed as tournament host at Hero World Challenge with children Sam and Charlie.

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Dejected Anirban Lahiri frustrated with Friday play and cold putter

Dejected Anirban Lahiri frustrated with Friday play and cold putter

Dejected Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri frustrated with Friday play and cold putter at Hero World Challenge at the Albany Resort in the Bahamas.

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Jimmy Walker uses unusual head movement at impact to lead to better results

PGA Tour's Jimmy Walker moves head at impact per Butch Harmon to lead to better results

PGA Tour golfer Jimmy Walker has found success with moving his head after impact, a change encouraged by coach Butch Harmon.

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Following injury, Chris Kirk brings renewed focus to workout plan

Following injury, PGA Tour's Chris Kirk brings renewed focus to workout plan

Chris Kirk brings renewed focus to workout plan after feeling like he slacked off.

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Spieth looks forward to vacation, and some downtime at Augusta

Jordan Spieth looks forward to vacation, and some downtime at Augusta National

PGA Tour golfer Jordan Spieth is ready for some R&R after the Hero World Challenge, but he'll be making a trip to Augusta National as well.

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Vintage Bubba Watson on display at Hero World Challenge

Vintage Bubba Watson on display at Hero World Challenge

PGA Tour golfer Bubba Watson shoots opening-round 67 at Hero World Challenge despite calling the course "better than I am" and getting into the field as an alternate.

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Zach Johnson loses caddie for a couple of holes, shares Hero World Challenge lead

PGA Tour golfer Zach Johnson loses caddie for a couple of holes, shares Hero World Challenge lead

PGA Tour golfer Zach Johnson shares the first-round lead at the Hero World Challenge, even though his caddie Damon Green had to sit out two holes after getting overheated.

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McCabe: What's on my mind before start of Hero World Challenge

Jim McCabe: What's on my mind before start of Hero World Challenge

As we wait for the first round of the Hero World Challenge to commence, here’s what’s on Jim McCabe's mind.

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Adam Scott ready for another 'home' game at Hero World Challenge

Adam Scott ready for another home game at Hero World Challenge

PGA Tour golfer Adam Scott is playing a "home" game for the second straight week, here at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

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Jordan Spieth returns to Hero World Challenge looking for more

PGA Tour golfer Jordan Spieth returns to Hero World Challenge looking for more

As PGA Tour golfer Jordan Spieth prepares to defend his title at the Hero World Challenge this week in the Bahamas, the 22-year-old believes he still has plenty to improve on.

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Tim Finchem glad to see Tiger Woods 'alive' at Hero World Challenge

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem glad to see Tiger Woods 'alive' at Hero World Challenge

Tim Finchem talked with Tiger Woods on Wednesday at the Hero World Challenge and the PGA Tour commissioner was glad to see Woods "alive," he joked.

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Rickie Fowler, other PGA Tour golfers pick best 'go-to' skill in golf

PGA Tour golfers Matt Kucher and Rickie Fowler pick best golf skill to have success

Rickie Fowler and other PGA Tour golfers spent time at the Hero World Challenge contemplating what they would want their best "go-to" skill in golf to be.