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Will MacKenzie riding momentum at Mayakoba

Co-leader Will MacKenzie riding momentum at Mayakoba

What thrilled Will MacKenzie wasn’t the four birdies and an eagle that he made in a 10-hole stretch in Thursday’s opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, but the 12-foot birdie putt he made at the par-4 17th.

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Mayakoba ace earns John Huh new car

Mayakoba ace earns John Huh new car

For John Huh, it seems to always be a good day at the Mayakoba Resort. Huh, 24, will take home a car thanks to his first-round hole-in-one.

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Unplugged Manuel Villegas nearly missed Mayakoba

Unplugged Manuel Villegas nearly missed OHL Classic at Mayakoba

Think these kids never go anywhere without their cell phones? Manuel Villegas proves they don't, and it almost cost him a start in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

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Greg Norman returns to golf after chainsaw accident

Greg Norman returns to golf at Mayakoba after chainsaw accident

Greg Norman returned to competitive golf for the first time since a Sept. 13 chainsaw accident on Wednesday at a pro-am for the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

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Notes: Stroud loves Mayakoba, DeLaet's long trip

PGA Tour Notes: Chris Stroud loves Mayakoa; Graham DeLaet's forgettable trip; more

When it comes to mapping out his season, Chris Stroud puts a big circle around the OHL Classic at Mayakoba – and for good reason. Stroud is one of three players who can say they’ve played in each of the eight editions of this tournament.

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English looks to turn his game around at Mayakoba

Harris English looks to turn his game around at the 2014 OHL Classic at Mayakoba, defending champion

Harris English comes to the OHL Classic as the defending champion, but his game isn't as sharp as it should be after a rough stretch of golf to end the 2013-14 season. He looks to re-energize himself this week.

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Golfweek PostGame: Nick Taylor wins in Mississippi

Golfweek PostGame: Nick Taylor wins Sanderson Farms Championship

Golfweek PostGame breaks down the PGA Tour action at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi, where another 20-something, Nick Taylor, stole the show.

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Beach embodies PGA of America's highest ideals

Beach embodies PGA of America's highest standards

Bob Beach serves as a positive example among the PGA of America's ranks after the fallout of former president Ted Bishop.

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Notes: McDowell, Rose, Poulter head to China

Notes: Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose, Ian Poulter go pure Euro Tour in China

We know they play hard for the European Tour come Ryder Cup time, but playing pure European Tour tournaments is another story. Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter are in China for the BMW Masters, but it’s just the fourth pure European Tour tournament for each of them.

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Knutzon's Asian odyssey continues in Malaysia

Jason Knutzon's Asian Tour odyssey stretches into a second decade

Beautiful thing, this global golf. You can’t quite make it over to the PGA Tour, just hang tight in your Asian surrounds and guess what? The PGA Tour will come to you.

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Whaley calls Bishop 'not sexist;' agrees with PGA's ouster

Suzy Whaley calls Ted Bishop 'not sexist' but agrees with PGA's ouster

So, when the news of Ted Bishop’s faux pas surfaced and morphed into a controversy large enough to cost him his job, just where was Suzy Whaley and what did she think of his comment?

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PGA's 'clarification' adds intrigue to Bishop caper

PGA's 'clarification' adds layer of intrigue to Bishop caper

The PGA of America released a statement Monday clarifying former president Ted Bishop's status with the organization moving forward.

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Notes: Scott calls on veteran caddie, Dufner returns

Notes: Adam Scott calls on familiar caddie, Jason Dufner returns, more

Familiar faces returned to the Tour as caddies this week, Jason Dufner is returning to competition and Kevin Streelman is still making birdies.

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Ryder Cup captaincy still a possibility for Toms

Ryder Cup captaincy remains still a for David Toms

Seizing the Ryder Cup captaincy remains a possibility for David Toms, despite the PGA of America's effort to change its selection strategy.

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Bob May keeps PGA Tour dreams alive in Vegas

Bob May keeps PGA Tour dreams alive in Las Vegas

Years after playing with Billy Horschel PGA Tour Q-School, Bob May hopes to make it back to the Tour one day.

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Horschel stays committed to Hoffman's pro-am event

Man of his word: Billy Horschel stays committed to Charley Hoffman's event

Billy Horschel could have used every excuse in the book: tired from his run to the FedEx Cup title or needing more time at home with his newborn. But the Florida product refused to do that to Charley Hoffman and his pro-am event in Las Vegas.

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Curran finally joins best friend Bradley on Tour

Journey started in high school, Jon Curran joins best friend Keegan Bradley on PGA Tour

Through state championships and tragic deaths, Jon Curran and Keegan Bradley have remained the closest of friends. In 2014-15, Curran will finally join his roommate on the PGA Tour.

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Bikinis and birdies? Only in Vegas

Bikinis and birdies? Only in Vegas for Shriners

Swimming pools – six of them – are going to offer spectators the chance to cool off from the desert heat while watching the action at the 16th green, 17th tee and 18th hole at TPC Summerlin for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open this week.

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Removed from golf, Mallon returns to Pinehurst

Removed from golf, Bill Mallon returns to Pinehurst

After a successful golf career at Duke and a stint on the PGA Tour, Bill Mallon's professional work as a doctor brings him back to his beloved Pinehurst.

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Xu among finalists for Drive, Chip and Putt Finals

Kelly Xu among finalists for second annual Drive, Chip and Putt Finals

Eighty junior golfers, including last year's girls 7-9 champion Kelly Xu, have earned invitations to Augusta National Golf Club to participate in the second annual Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals on April 5.

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Right or wrong, Mickelson forces Ryder changes

Right or wrong, Phil Mickelson's Ryder Cup revelations will force change

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson issued a statement Oct. 4, dealing with recent reports of an emotional team-room scene at Gleneagles and taking responsibility for his team's issues.

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The Dunhill provides pro-am fix; Ryder Cup notes

The Dunhill provides pro-am fix; Ryder Cup notes

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship offers pairs some of the world's top golfers with notable celebrities at St. Andrews, Ryder Cup notes and more.

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Hindsight is 20/20 on Tom Watson's picks

Hindsight is 20/20 on Tom Watson's picks

U.S. captain Tom Watson made surprising moves on Saturday at the 2014 Ryder Cup, including sitting Phil Mickelson for both matches.

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Recap: McIlroy-Garcia d. Furyk-Mahan

Ryder Cup recap: Rory McIlroy-Sergio Garcia def. Jim Furyk-Hunter Mahan, 3 & 2, in Saturday-afternoon alternate-shot

In a tight Saturday-afternoon Ryder Cup battle, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia of Europe pulled away late to earn a 3-and-2 win over Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan of the U.S. at Gleneagles.

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Watson left with 12th-man decision for Sunday

Tom Watson left with 12th-man decision for Sunday singles

United States captain Tom Watson faces a tough decision in determining with American will play 12th in Sunday's singles matches at the Ryder Cup.

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Mickelson gets day off Saturday at Ryder Cup

Mickelson gets day off as Saturday foursomes announced

For the first time in Phil Mickelson's Ryder Cup career, he will not partake in any action on Saturday, as captain Tom Watson stuck with a pair of hot hands in afternoon foursomes.

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Recap: Rose/Stenson def. Watson/Kuchar, 3 and 2

Ryder Cup recap: Justin Rose/Henrik Stenson (Europe) def. Bubba Watson/Matt Kuchar (U.S.), 3 and 2

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson garnered their third point for Europe on Saturday morning, beating Matt Kuchar and Bubba Watson, 3 and 2. Recap the highlights here!

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Rose and Stenson make steady team for Europe

Rose and Stenson make steady team for Europe

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson teamed up to create a strong force for Europe at the 2014 Ryder Cup, winning two points Friday.

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U.S. rookies trust Watson's selections

U.S. rookies trust Watson's foursomes selections

Ryder Cup rookies Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth were initially disappointed by being left out of Friday's afternoon foursomes, but trust captain Tom Watson's picks.

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Notes: Four-balls first; slow greens; more

Ryder Cup notes: Four-balls first; slow greens; more

Ryder Cup play began with four-balls Friday, as Seve Ballesteros initiated in '97; slow greens have been a factor already; plus more news and notes from Gleneagles.

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Recap: Walker's heroics earn U.S. a half point

Ryder Cup Tracker: Rickie Fowler/Jimmy Walker (U.S.) vs. Thomas Bjorn/Martin Kaymer (Europe)

Jimmy Walker chipped in twice and made a 6-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th to secure a half-point for the U.S., as he and Rickie Fowler battled back from an early 3-down deficit against Martin Kaymer and Thomas Bjorn.

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Poulter not a part of afternoon foursomes matches

Ian Poulter not a part of afternoon foursomes matches at Ryder Cup

Not only did Ian Poulter’s string of seven straight wins in the Ryder Cup come to an end in Friday’s opening day of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, so, too, did his foursomes streak.

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Ryder Cup pairings for Friday four-ball matches

Ryder Cup pairings for Friday four-ball matches

U.S. captain Tom Watson and European captain Paul McGinley revealed their pairings for Friday's morning matches at the 2014 Ryder Cup.

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Reed won't have wife as caddie at Ryder Cup

Patrick Reed won't have wife as his caddie at Ryder Cup

Patrick Reed's wife Justine, who gave birth to daughter Windsor Wells in May, will not caddie for her husband at the Ryder Cup.

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Mahan ready to heal Ryder Cup wounds

After missing out in '12, Hunter Mahan ready to heal Ryder Cup wounds

After missing out on making the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup team, Hunter Mahan couldn't bear to watch the festivities at Medinah on television. Two years later, Mahan has made the team and is ready to heal the wounds of 2012 with a victory at Gleneagles.

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Mickelson's comment fuels tabloid headlines

Phil Mickelson's comment at Ryder Cup fuels tabloid headlines

Phil Mickelson laughed off a playful jab he made at the European Ryder Cup team Wednesday, but not until after it provided brilliant fodder for several tabloids.

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Ryder Cup tunnel's mural has interesting choice

Ryder Cup tunnel's mural has interesting choice

As players walk in a tunnel to the first tee at Gleneagles, the Americans can look left and see images of 10 notable past Ryder Cuppers, while the Europeans can look right for a similar effect.

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Cup mainstays: Mickelson, Furyk, Westwood

Ryder Cup mainstays: Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Lee Westwood

The 2014 Ryder Cup will stretch Phil Mickelson’s consecutive appearances to 10, while Jim Furyk and Lee Westwood have stretched it to nine in a row.

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Notes: Furyk as a utility infielder; Stenson's return

Quick hits: Jim Furyk as a utility infielder; Henrik Stenson's Ryder Cup return

Jim Furyk has had 14 different partners over eight previous Ryder Cups, leaving him as America's "utility infielder." Meanwhile, Henrik Stenson returns to the Ryder Cup stage for the first time since 2008.

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Watson's surprising Open vs. Ryder Cup stat

Tom Watson's surprising Open vs. Ryder Cup statistic

Iconic a figure as he is, U.S. captain Tom Watson owns more Claret Jugs (five) than Ryder Cup appearances as a competitor (four).

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Notes: Torrance's words; Poulter's target; more

Ryder Cup notes: Bob Torrance's words; Ian Poulter's target; Rory McIlroy's proximity

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley is drawing inspiration from the late Bob Torrance, while the U.S. will be taking aim at Ian Poulter's "80 percenter" record.

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Europe holds OWGR edge in Ryder Cup

Europe holds OWGR edge over U.S. in 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles

Europe’s Ryder Cup team includes four of the world's six top-ranked players, while Jim Furyk leads Team USA at fourth with three teammates also in the top 10 of the OWGR.

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Hall of Fame's 2015 induction heads to St. Andrews

World Golf Hall of Fame's 2015 induction heads to St. Andrews, 2019 to Pebble Beach

World Golf Hall of Fame officials announced that the 2015 induction ceremonies will be held at St. Andrews during British Open week – and at Pebble Beach in 2019.

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McCabe: We wanted ’04 pairing of Woods, Mickelson

McCabe: No apology necessary from Hal Sutton for his 2004 Ryder Cup pairing of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson

The disastrous results of pairing Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson aside, 2004 U.S. Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton simply gave us what we wanted.

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Mickelson brings thrills, spills to 10th Ryder Cup

Phil Mickelson brings thrills, spills to his 10th Ryder Cup

History paints an uneven picture of U.S. fan favorite Phil Mickelson, at least when it comes to his Ryder Cup resume.

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Fowler gets USA haircut for Ryder Cup

Rickie Fowler gets Team USA haircut for 2014 Ryder Cup

Rickie Fowler prepares for Ryder Cup week by getting a team USA haircut.

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Adam Scott and caddie Steve Williams split up

Adam Scott and caddie Steve Williams split after three years

Adam Scott and Steve Williams, Tiger Woods' former caddie, have ended their player-caddie partnership, splitting up after three years.

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Notes: Ryder Cup, FedEx Cup fodder; U.S. sweep

Notes: Ryder Cup, FedEx Cup fodder; American sweep; more

Had the deadline for U.S. Ryder Cup qualifying ended after the FedEx Cup playoffs, Billy Horschel and Chris Kirk would've been automatic picks. Also, the player with the best cumulative score in the playoffs? Jim Furyk.

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Horschel brilliant; maintaining success up next?

McCabe: Billy Horschel brilliant, but maintaining success will be challenge

It wouldn’t be accurate to say that Billy Horschel came from nowhere to win the 2013-14 FedEx Cup title, but he certainly started his rush into the winner’s circle from the middle of the pack.

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After East Lake, Tringale gets major invites

After making it to East Lake, Cameron Tringale locks down 2015 major invites

After qualifying for the Tour Championship, Cameron Tringale earned invitations into next season's first three major championships, including the 2015 Masters.