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Jim McCabe

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Phil Mickelson gets massage, hits range at Farmers

It was a beautiful day for a walk – and that’s exactly what Phil Mickelson chose to do after hitting his tee shot on the par-4 second hole in Thursday’s first round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Woods, Mickelson diverge at Torrey Pines South

One man’s playground is another’s thorn bush when Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson come to Torrey Pines’ South Course.

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Mickelson upbeat about prospects in '14

If you’re a Phil Mickelson fan and approach 2014 with anxiety, thinking the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 represents his best (and perhaps last) chance to secure the career Grand Slam, breathe easy. Lefty’s got you covered with an abundance of confidence.

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Notes: Howell's growth; Walker's Ryder Cup lead

Maybe the victories (two) haven’t been as plentiful as envisioned, but Charles Howell III has a steady PGA Tour career; Jimmy Walker leads U.S. Ryder Cup points; plus more in PGA Tour news this week.

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Leonard still relates to days of persimmon

Justin Leonard long ago accepted the fact that persimmon was then and metal is now -- but still remembers the days when he and Davis Love III excelled with true woods in their hands.

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For mini-tour phenom Varner, L.A.'s easy choice

Harold Varner III is eager to take full advantage of the 2014 Northern Trust Exemption, as the Web.com Tour standout tries to continue blazing an impressive trail for himself.

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Woods says ‘I’m not done yet’

Woods said he senses that his career will be assessed differently if he doesn’t at least match Nicklaus’ record. It’s hard to say Woods didn’t play a part in nurturing this mentality. After all, it was a paper listing the accomplishments of Nicklaus, not Snead, that was taped to his bedroom wall in California while growing up.

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Kuchar family travels together for PGA Tour

Touring, 35-year-old Matt Kuchar does not go alone, his travel team is completed by wife Sybi and sons Cameron, 6, and Carson, 4. Together they have seen much of the world and scripted a four-year run of PGA Tour consistency that is a marvel.

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Tour notes recap: Varner, Leonard, Howell, more

Harold Varner III's exemption, Zach Johnson's strong run, Justin Leonard's persimmon days and Charles Howell III's growth top this week's PGA Tour news and notes from senior writer Jim McCabe.

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Besting par in 11 straight, Z. Johnson takes break

You’d have to go back to last summer’s Open Championship for the last time unheralded Zach Johnson finished a tournament over par.

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Notes: Perez's engagement; Daly's schedule; more

Pat Perez gets engaged, John Daly sets his PGA Tour schedule and the Web.com Tour delays its opener in Panama; plus more PGA Tour news and notes.

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Zach Johnson: Putting should be 'athletic'

Being “athletic” over putts might be a difficult concept to put into words, but for Zach Johnson it essentially boils down to using feel over mechanics.

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Scott talks grip key, offseason practice spot

Two recent constants in Adam Scott’s recent run of PGA Tour success: His casual peek toward his left hand before he gets into position to swing, and his favorite practice grounds in the Bahamas.

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Dufner lines up tournaments outside U.S.

Jason Dufner is figuring out how to juggle his PGA Tour schedule with tournaments overseas, while he got a chance to talk college football in Hawaii with pro-am partner June Jones.

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English, Swafford take similar paths onto Tour

Not only do former Georgia Bulldogs Hudson Swafford and Harris English look a lot alike, but their paths to success on the PGA Tour have been eerily similar as well.

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Pro notes recap: Mistaken identity; engagement; more

Recap all of senior writer Jim McCabe's notes from professional golf this week.

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Streb rolls the dice and hits the jackpot at Sony

When Shawn Stefani decided to take a vacation instead of flying to Hawaii as the first alternate at the Sony Open, it opened the door for Robert Streb to replace Hideki Matsuyama in the field.

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Matsuyama (wrist) withdraws from Sony Open

Hideki Matsuyama has withdrawn from the Sony Open because of a wrist injury.

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Scott employs surfing buddy as caddie fill-in at Sony

Adam Scott has spent plenty of time riding waves with Benji Weatherley, but the duo will form a new relationship this weekend at the Sony Open when Weatherley fills in as the Masters champion's caddie.

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Notes: Scott's caddie temp; G-Mac's award; more

Steve Williams won't work Adam Scott's bag this week at the Sony Open in Hawaii; Graeme McDowell reflects on a media award; more news and notes from senior writer Jim McCabe.

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Blixt to pursue dual PGA Tour, European status

Sweden's Jonas Blixt will continue to focus on the PGA Tour, but in 2014 he’ll also try for the first time to also satisfy the European Tour's required minimum of 13 starts.

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Acclaim still eludes Johnson after TOC victory

That Zach Johnson isn't a major favorite was not the point to take home from his Tournament of Champions win; that he outplayed a quality leaderboard was surely cause for applause, no?

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Pro notes recap: Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, more

Zach Johnson wins against stellar competition and the next day there are stories that suggest he isn't a major-championship favorite; plus more in our recap of senior writer Jim McCabe's pro notes this week.

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Some players opting out of Hawaii back-to-back

Of the 30 players competing this week at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, 12 of them are opting to skip next week's Sony Open.

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With mind on family, lethargic Streelman manages 67

As late as Tuesday, Kevin Streelman hadn't even made up his mind about playing in the Hyundai TOC. On Friday, he fought through conflicting emotions regarding his family in Arizona to fire a 6-under 67.

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5 Things: Newcomers steal spotlight in Kapalua

Experience didn't matter for much in the opening round at the Plantation Course, as two newcomers to the Hyundai TOC (Jordan Spieth, Michael Thompson) left tied for the lead with Chris Kirk (second appearance) and Webb Simpson (third appearance).

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Scott sticking to his blueprint for success

Adam Scott, currently No. 2 in the world, will play in 2014's first two tournaments and then take a six-week break, potentially leaving himself in a FedEx Cup hole.

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Number Crunching 2013: Scott Brown

Scott Brown’s 2013 campaign was defined by what he did in only his second PGA Tour tournament of the season, rounds of 68-63-67-70 accounting for a one-stroke triumph at the Puerto Rico Open.

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My Year in Golf: Jim McCabe

From Adam Scott's humility and style in winning the Masters to the off-the-course distraction of deer-antler spray to Mother Nature's effect on the world of golf, our Jim McCabe reflects on an incredible year in golf.

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Number Crunching 2013: Ben Martin

Ben Martin's consistency throughout 2013 led to a significant jump up in the rankings for the one-time Clemson star.

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Number Crunching 2013: Luke Guthrie

If you want to give him an “A” for effort and competitive intentions, so be it. But if Luke Guthrie's being honest, the one-time standout at Illinois will tell you that he’d love a mulligan on his early schedule.

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Notes: When Woods beat Norman; G-Mac's break

Greg Norman says his fearlessness would have enabled him to beat Tiger Woods, but a Presidents Cup match didn't go his way; Graeme McDowell plans an offseason break; plus more in news and notes from pro golf.

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Majors' OWGR invites in sight as year ends

Finishing within the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking brings with it exemptions into the Masters, U.S. Open, and Open Championship -- and there's a bubble as the year closes out.

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Tour stars' favorite holiday gifts weren't always golf

Ping-pong paddles to video games to skis, golf's stars easily remember the gifts that lit up their eyes at Christmas when they were younger.

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Mandela Championship radiates nation's loss

Nelson Mandela’s connection to sports was more with World Cup rugby and World Cup soccer, yet he appreciated golf and South Africa’s rich history in the game – and golfers have taken note.

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Pro notes recap: Mourning Mandela; G-Mac's break; more

Golfers feel the somberness of South Africa during the Nelson Mandela Championship; Graeme McDowell plans an offseason break; majors' OWGR-based invites are in sight; plus more.

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Johnson leads 'tough' day at World Challenge

Consider Round 1 of Tiger Woods' Northwestern Mutual World Classic to have been filled with many hits (the field average for the 18 players was 72.78, with 64 bogeys) and barely any giggles.

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World Challenge move 'emotional,' Tiger says

Tiger Woods conceded that moving his end-of-year World Challenge tournament from southern California to central Florida made sense, albeit with some emotions.

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Notes: Cabrera's defense; Q-School pressures; more

Angel Cabrera seeks to defend his Argentina Open title in his home country as the LatinoAmerica Series wraps up; Q-School still packs pressure for status on Web.com Tour from all walks; plus more notes from pro golf.

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Spieth looks long term, rookie honor under belt

Jordan Spieth has re-defined the expression “making all the right moves” since leaving the University of Texas early in his sophomore year – and is looking beyond his rookie-of-the-year season on PGA Tour.

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Solid field at Tiger's tourney amid 'offseason' hopes

This weekend would certainly fall into a time of year considered the 'offseason' that touring pros openly seek -- yet 39 of the world’s top 50 players are playing golf.

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Pro notes recap: 'Offseason' fields, Spieth's outlook, more

Touring pros often speak of seeking an 'offseason,' but tournaments such as Tiger Woods' World Challenge boast strong fields nonetheless; plus standout rookie Jordan Spieth's outlook, Angel Cabrera's chase of another Argentinian Open and more in this week's recap of pro notes from senior writer Jim McCabe.

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Notes: Aussie Open's tradition; Lonard's trail; more

Gene Sarazen, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson are among American PGA Tour stars to win the Australian Open -- but few follow their footsteps on the trek these days.

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Arendell relishes European, Web.com tour options

Had Connor Arendell wanted to enjoy the European Tour card he had just secured, he didn’t really have the time. He went from Spain to Florida for the Web.Com Tour's second stage of Q-School.

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Scott's royal fun leaves Kuchar looking up

Adam Scott's successful Australian Masters defense, followed by a team win at the World Cup, overshadowed two good performances from Matt Kuchar.

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Blalock on Wirtz: 'Our biggest supporter'

Former LPGA players remember Lenny Wirtz -- better known as a college-basketball referee -- for his devotion to women's pro golf in the 1960s and remain thankful for all he contributed.

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Hahn ready for new adventure on European Tour

John Hahn secured his European Tour card for next season last week at the European Tour Qualifying Tournament. Now, the 24-year-old rookie is ready for his global adventure.

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Notes: Business minus Tiger; rankings shifts; more

The PGA Tour signs two big sponsorship extensions despite the fact Tiger Woods tends to skip those events; Masters invitations are at stake amid shuffles around the top 50 in the world rankings; plus more in senior writer Jim McCabe's weekly notes.

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Too early to outline bubble for 2016 Olympics

History shows there's too much volatility in the Official World Golf Ranking to say two years ahead of time who will qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Tour notes: Travel travails; winter wish list; more

A little extra planning served Jim Renner well leading up to this week's OHL Classic in Mexico; a winter wish list for the game; crowded event rosters; plus more in this week's PGA Tour news and notes.

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