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Grab a map and follow golf’s globe-trotters during the 'off-season'

Grab a map and follow golf’s globe-trotters during the 'off-season'

Golf's "off-season" has some of the best players on the PGA and European tours playing around the globe, including in Australia, Thailand and the Bahamas.

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Like another Irishman, McDowell takes to the road in finding redemption

Like another Irishman, PGA Tour golfer Graeme McDowell takes to the road in finding redemption

Like fellow Irishman Padraig Harrington did last year in Indonesia, PGA Tour veteran Graeme McDowell snapped his losing skid with a fall victory at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

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James Driscoll enjoys Tour’s pass through Web.com Q-School

James Driscoll enjoys PGA Tour’s pass through Web.com Tour Q-School

PGA Tour golfer James Driscoll received one season of exempt Web.com Tour status, which he will use in 2016, because he played five consecutive seasons on the PGA Tour.

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Golfweek PostGame: McDowell captures OHL Classic in playoff

Golfweek PostGame: PGA Tour golfer Graeme McDowell captures OHL Classic at Mayakoba in playoff

PGA Tour golfer Graeme McDowell won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on Sunday in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, after beating Russell Knox and Jason Bohn in a playoff.

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PGA Tour winners flame out in Web.com Tour Q-School process

PGA Tour winners flame out in Web.com Tour Q-School process

Former PGA Tour mainstays fall short in Web.com Tour Q-School Second Stage at various sites.

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Mackay, Wood to broadcast PGA Tour event despite caddie change

Jim Mackay, John Wood to broadcast PGA Tour event despite caddie change

Veteran caddies Jim Mackay, John Wood will be on-course reporters for Golf Channel at the RSM Classic.

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Weekley's criticism of wraparound season has a few holes

Notes: Boo Weekley's criticism of PGA Tour wraparound season has a few holes

Notes: Boo Weekley's criticism of the PGA Tour wraparound season holds some key flaws. Heath Slocum and D.J. Trahan fighting to make it back.

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Michael Allen finds little poetic justice in anchoring ban

Champions Tour golfer Michael Allen finds little poetic justice in anchoring ban

Champions Tour golfer Michael Allen, 56, said goodbye to his anchored putter after the 2015 Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

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Peter Malnati wins Sanderson Farms Championship in Monday finish

Peter Malnati wins Sanderson Farms Championship in Monday finish

Peter Malnati wins Sanderson Farms Championship at the Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi in Monday finish.

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Phil Mickelson splits with longtime swing coach Butch Harmon

Report: Phil Mickelson splits with longtime swing coach Butch Harmon

PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson told Golf.com Wednesday that he and longtime swing coach Butch Harmon have split.

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At 49, Bob Estes returns to Tour after two-year rehab ready to compete again

At 49, Bob Estes returns to PGA Tour after two-year rehab ready to compete again

Bob Estes, 49, is returning to the PGA Tour after a left-shoulder injury sidelined him for two years.

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Entering 2016, Adam Scott takes steps in right direction

Entering 2016, PGA Tour golfer Adam Scott takes steps in right direction

PGA Tour golfer Adam Scott, who had a disappointing 2014-15 season, is playing much better golf as 2016 draws near.

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Like Spieth before him, Thomas faces key stretch following 1st PGA Tour win

Like Jordan Spieth before him, Justin Thomas faces key stretch following 1st PGA Tour win

PGA Tour Justin Thomas earns Masters, majors and WGC invitations with first PGA Tour victory, setting up a crucial stretch like friend Jordan Spieth after rookie year on Tour.

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Monday qualifying maven Austin Cook strikes again

Notes: Monday qualifying maven Austin Cook strikes again

Monday qualifying maven Austin Cook strikes again as he gets into the Sanderson Farms Championship at the Country Club of Jackson.

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Justin Thomas rises to 30 in OWGR; Tiger Woods falls to 362

Justin Thomas rises in OWGR after CIMB win; Tiger Woods falls to 362

Tiger Woods PGA Tour golfer falls in Official World Golf OWGR Rankings, while Justin Thomas and Adam Scott rise.

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Golfweek PostGame: Justin Thomas wins CIMB Classic for first PGA Tour title

Golfweek PostGame: Justin Thomas wins CIMB Classic for first PGA Tour title

PGA Tour golfer Justin Thomas captures his first PGA Tour win at the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Kaufman rockets to 75th in OWGR; Tiger Woods drops outside top 350

Smylie Kaufman rockets to 75th in OWGR; Tiger Woods drops outside top 350

Smylie Kaufman rockets to 75th in the Official World Golf Ranking; Tiger Woods drops outside top 350.

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Golfweek PostGame: Smylie Kaufman wins Shriners Open in Las Vegas

Golfweek PostGame: Smylie Kaufman wins Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas

PGA Tour golfer Smylie Kaufman wins the 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas with final-round 61, fending off Kevin Na and Brett Stegmaier.

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Poulter, Mahan among those playing with 2016 Masters spot secured

Ian Poulter, Hunter Mahan among those playing with 2016 Masters spot secured

PGA Tour golfers Ian Poulter, Hunter Mahan and Kevin Streelman are among the players locked into the 2016 Masters field, while golfers like Graeme McDowell and Luke Donald still need to earn their way in.

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Poulter's scramble to Hong Kong highlights difficulty of dual membership

Ian Poulter's scramble to Hong Kong highlights difficulty of dual membership

Ian Poulter scrambles to Hong Kong to maintain European Tour membership and eligibility for 2016 Ryder Cup, while golfers like Martin Kaymer and Graeme McDowell make decisions on Tour membership.

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Golfweek PostGame: Grillo takes Frys.com Open title in playoff over Na

Golfweek PostGame: Emiliano Grillo takes Frys.com Open title in playoff over Na

PGA Tour rookie Emiliano Grillo wins the 2015-16 PGA Tour season-opening Frys.com Open at the Silverado Country Club North Course in Napa, California, plus more in this week's Golfweek PostGame.

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For Oppenheim, 35, long journey finally produces PGA Tour card

For Rob Oppenheim, 35, long journey finally produces PGA Tour card

Rob Oppenheim, 35, earned the 50th and final PGA Tour card for the 2015-16 season after the 2015 Web.com Tour Championship after spending 13 years toiling far beneath the professional golf radar.

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Thailand's Janewattananond signs with ISM group

Thailand golfer Atwit 'Jazz' Janewattananond signs with Chubby Chandler's ISM group

Thailand pro golfer Atwit “Jazz” Janewattananond, 19, has signed on with Chubby Chandler’s ISM group.

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Trend suggests FedEx Cup encourages top players to play more

Trend suggests FedEx Cup Playoffs encourages top PGA Tour players to play more

The addition of the FedEx Cup Playoffs has encouraged some top PGA Tour players to play more events during the regular season.

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Record earnings on PGA Tour: Six players win $5 million-plus

Record earnings on PGA Tour: Six players win $5 million-plus with Jordan Spieth and Jason Day

The 2014-15 PGA Tour season set a record with five golfer earning more than $5 million, including Jordan Spieth and Jason Day.

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Jordan Spieth wins 2014-15 PGA Tour Player of the Year

Jordan Spieth wins 2014-15 PGA Tour Player of the Year, Daniel Berger captures rookie honors

American Jordan Spieth captured PGA Tour Player of the Year honors on Friday after a stellar 2014-15 campaign that included two majors, five wins and the FedEx Cup. Daniel Berger captures Rookie of the Year honors after a strong season.

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For some golf courses, goats serve as valuable members of maintenance staff

For some golf courses, goats serve as valuable members of maintenance staff

Elaine Philbrick's company Goatscaping, based in Plymouth, Mass., rents out goats to golf courses for land-maintenance purposes.

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Perez, Lund to team up again at Alfred Dunhill Links

Pat Perez, Michael Lund to team up again at Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

PGA Tour golfer Pat Perez and amateur Michael Lund teamed up to win the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Now, they will try to capture the pro-am title at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

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Notes: Kuchar's dad to caddie; Tiger not alone in world rankings fall

Notes: Matt Kuchar's dad to caddie; Tiger Woods not alone in world rankings fall

PGA Tour golfer Matt Kuchar will have his father Pete caddie for him at the Fiji International while Tiger Woods wasn't alone in his world-ranking fall in 2015.

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Haas to use Mahan's caddie at Presidents Cup

PGA Tour golfer Bill Haas to use Hunter Mahan's caddie at Presidents Cup

PGA Tour golfer Bill Haas will have Hunter Mahan's caddie on his bag for the 2015 Presidents Cup in South Korea.

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McCabe: Player of the Year race a done deal for Spieth

McCabe: PGA Tour Player of the Year race a done deal for Jordan Spieth

PGA Tour golfer Jordan Spieth was one of four Player of the Year candidates named Monday, but he is the clear choice, says Golfweek's Jim McCabe.

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Golfweek PostGame: Spieth caps stellar season with big payday at East Lake

Golfweek PostGame: Jordan Spieth caps stellar season with big payday at Tour Championship

PGA Tour golfer Jordan Spieth wins Tour Championship and FedEx Cup title Sunday at East Lake, plus more in this week's Golfweek PostGame.

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Jordan Spieth leads Tour Championship, looks to finish "dream season" strong

Jordan Spieth leads FedEx Cup's Tour Championship, looks to finish "dream season" strong

Jordan Spieth leads the FedEx Cup's Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia and looks to finish his "dream season" strong with a win at the final FedEx Cup event.

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Tough breaks cost McIlroy at lengthy East Lake

Tough breaks cost Rory McIlroy at lengthy East Lake Golf Club during PGA Tour Championship

PGA Tour golfer Rory McIlroy drew some tough breaks on a long East Lake Golf Club and shot even-par 70 in Saturday's third round of the Tour Championship.

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East Lake's 5th hole proves tough Saturday at Tour Championship

East Lake's 5th hole proves tough Saturday at Tour Championship

The 535-yard, par-4 fifth hole at East Lake Golf Club yielded zero birdies Saturday at the Tour Championship.

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Stenson leans on 3-wood for three-stroke lead at Tour Championship

Henrik Stenson leans on 3-wood for three-stroke lead at FedEx Cup's Tour Championship

Sweden's Henrik Stenson is leaning on his 3-wood as he has taken a three-stroke 36-hole lead at the Tour Championship, the final event of the FedEx Cup playoffs at East Lake in Atlanta, Ga.

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Jordan Spieth rediscovers edge with 66 at Tour Championship

American Jordan Spieth rediscovers edge with second-round 66 at FedEx Cup's Tour Championship

Jordan Spieth rediscovers his mental edge with a 66 Friday at the FedEx Cup's Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta, as he gets within three of Henrik Stenson for the $10 million bonus.

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East Lake grass eliminates lift, clean, place at Tour Championship

East Lake grass eliminates lift, clean, place at FedEx Cup's Tour Championship

FedEx Cup's Tour Championship avoids lift, clean, place because of the East Lake Golf Club zoysia grass, as players continued in Atlanta in the final event of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

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It’s a numbers game at Tour Championship: Quality over quantity

It’s a numbers game at Tour Championship: Quality over quantity

The PGA Tour's 2015 Tour Championship at East Lake features a small, but deep field, with the top-29 golfers in the FedEx Cup standings competing.

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Spieth, Day, McIlroy prompt commissioner to glow about PGA Tour’s season

Spieth, Day, McIlroy prompt commissioner Finchem to glow about PGA Tour’s 2014-15 season

Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy prompt commissioner Tim Finchem to glow about PGA Tour’s 2014-15 season.

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Rickie Fowler's busy fall includes trips to Las Vegas and China

Rickie Fowler's busy fall of PGA Tour play includes trips to Las Vegas and China

PGA Tour golfer Rickie Fowler plans to have the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas and HSBC Champions, along with the Presidents Cup, in his playing schedule this fall.

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Furyk withdraws from Tour Championship, focuses on Presidents Cup return

Jim Furyk withdraws from 2015 Tour Championship, focuses on Presidents Cup return

PGA Tour golfer Jim Furyk withdraws from the 2015 Tour Championship with a wrist injury, but hopes to return for 2015 Presidents Cup in South Korea.

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Watson willing to shift strategy for Tour Championship success

Bubba Watson willing to shift strategy for Tour Championship success

PGA Tour golfer Bubba Watson will look to play more conservatively at the 2015 Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club for a chance at the $10 million bonus.

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For 9-year-old Massachusetts girl, Drive, Chip & Putt provides spark for game

For 9-year-old Massachusetts girl, Drive, Chip & Putt provides spark for game

For 9-year-old Massachusetts girl, Drive, Chip & Putt provides spark for game at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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Blair continues FedEx Cup climb with Tour Championship in sight

PGA Tour golfer Zac Blair continues FedEx Cup climb with Tour Championship in sight

PGA Tour golfer Zac Blair continues climb up FedEx Cup Playoffs standings with goal of making the Tour Championship.

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Thomas, Finau among rookies trying to make Tour Championship

Justin Thomas, Tony Finau among rookies trying to make PGA Tour Championship

PGA Tour rookies Justin Thomas and Tony Finau are among those looking to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs finale, the Tour Championship.

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FedEx Cup Playoffs haven't been as kind to Hoffmann, Horschel this year

PGA Tour FedEx Cup Playoffs haven't been as kind to Morgan Hoffmann, Billy Horschel this year

PGA Tour golfers Morgan Hoffmann and Billy Horschel haven't had the type of FedEx Cup Playoffs this year that they did a season ago.

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McCabe: Stop complaining; TPC Boston's 18th green is just fine

McCabe: Stop complaining; TPC Boston's 18th green is just fine

PGA Tour golfers think the 18th green at TPC Boston is unfair? Golfweek senior writer Jim McCabe proves otherwise.

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Despite qualifying for BMW, Bradley still has work to do

Despite qualifying for BMW Championship, Keegan Bradley still has work to do in FedEx Cup Playoffs

PGA Tour golfer Keegan Bradley might have qualified for the BMW Championship, but he'll have some work to do to stay alive in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

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Mahan, others move into FedEx Cup top 70 to keep season alive

Hunter Mahan, Keegan Bradley, other PGA Tour golfers move into FedEx Cup top 70 to keep season alive

PGA Tour golfer Hunter Mahan was one of four players who played their way into the BMW Championship with strong performances at the Deutsche Bank Championship.