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Strength of field in Pebble Beach? Just look at the top

Strength of PGA Tour field in Pebble Beach? Just look at the top, where Jason Day, Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth reside

The heavyweights are present and accounted for this week at the PGA Tour stop in Pebble Beach – think Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Jimmy Walker.

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Woods' latest statement leaves more questions

Tiger Woods' latest statement on game, injuries leaves more questions

Tiger Woods, the former world No. 1, announced Wednesday that he would likely bypass the Honda Classic because of the poor state of his play.

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Billy Horschel's winning blueprint includes solid foundation

Billy Horschel's winning blueprint includes solid foundation

Surging Billy Horschel spreads the wealth on and off the PGA Tour and seeks to build on a strong foundation.

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Lowry surges to his highest world ranking after Torrey Pines start

Irishman Shane Lowry surges to highest world ranking after PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open start at Torrey Pines

The storyline these days is of a man’s plummet in the world rankings, but Irishman Shane Lowry has moved to his high position in the world rankings after a solid performance at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Rose may add Shell Houston Open to schedule for Masters prep

Justin Rose may add the PGA Tour's Shell Houston Open to his schedule for some Masters preparation

Justin Rose may add an event to his schedule prior to his Masters start for more preparation, but which tournament will be add?

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Dustin Johnson: A reasonable pick to win at Pebble Beach

Dustin Johnson is a reasonable pick to win the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this week

If you are looking for omens, consider Dustin Johnson a reasonable pick to win this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and not just because he’s a two-time winner of the tournament, either.

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Tiger Woods' world ranking put in perspective

Tiger Woods' world ranking of No. 62 is put in to perspective by Golfweek writer Jim McCabe

Golfweek senior writer Jim McCabe puts Tiger Woods' world ranking in perspective.

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Tee times, pairings: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Rds. 1-3

Tee times and pairings for the first, second and third round of the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

The full 156-team field for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was announced Tuesday evening. See the full tee times and pairings for the tournament.

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Golfweek PostGame: Day returns to form at Farmers

Golfweek PostGame: Jason Day returns to form at Farmers Insurance Open

Jason Day returned to the PGA Tour winner's circle after taking down Scott Stallings, Harris English and J.B. Holmes in a playoff at the 2015 Farmers Insurance Open.

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PGA Tour legend Billy Casper dies at 83

PGA Tour legend Billy Casper dies at age 83

Billy Casper, a 51-time winner on the PGA Tour, died Saturday at age 83.

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Sunday shootout takes shape in San Diego

Sunday shootout takes shape at PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open

A tough day on the South Course at Torrey Pines in Saturday's third round sets up a potentially wild finish on Sunday at the PGA Tour's Famers Insurance Open.

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Brooks Koepka shakes off Friday five-putt

Brooks Koepka shakes off Friday five-putt at Farmers Insurance Open

Brooks Koepka used his laid-back personality to shake off his five-putt in the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Hunter Mahan's second child born Friday in Dallas

Hunter Mahan's second child, Miller Myles Mahan, born Friday in Dallas

Hunter Mahan and wife Kandi announced that they had become the parents of a second child Friday afternoon in Dallas.

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Rose bothered by wrist injury during missed cut at Farmers

Justin Rose bothered by wrist injury during missed cut at Farmers Insurance Open

Justin Rose was dealing with a right wrist injury at the Farmers Insurance Open, where he missed the cut on Friday.

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English, others eye Farmers victory after several stars exit

Harris English, others eye Farmers Insurance Open victory after several stars exit

As much as the door at the Farmers Insurance Open was closed shut on Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and other stars, it has been kicked open by players who are starved for success, including leader Harris English.

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Koepka five-putts 18th green at Torrey Pines' South Course

Brooks Koepka five-putts 18th green at Torrey Pines' South Course during PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open

One week after notching his first PGA Tour victory, Brooks Koepka five-putted the final hole of his second round Friday at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Henry re-charged, humbled after rough 2013-14 season

PGA Tour player J.J. Henry re-charged, humbled after rough 2013-14 season

After a rough PGA Tour season and a trip to the Web.com Tour Finals last year, 39-year-old J.J. Henry entered 2014-15 re-charged and humbled.

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Short shots derail Johnson in return to PGA Tour

Short shots derail Dustin Johnson in return to PGA Tour at Farmers Insurance Open

Dustin Johnson struggled with short wedge shots and putts in the opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open, his return to the PGaA Tour after a six-month absence.

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Short-game questions follow Woods to Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods was asked multiple questions about his short game on Wednesday at the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurane Open at Torrey Pines

Practice makes perfect, but in a golf world that revolves around Tiger Woods, practice only attracts greater scrutiny, and it raises more questions and leads to furious head-shaking.

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Peter Uihlein steps up early in European Tour season

Peter Uihlein steps up early in European Tour season

Peter Uihlein has played well to start his 2014-15 European Tour season, even if it doesn’t quite match the accomplishment of roommate Brooks Koepka.

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Bill Haas should expect no favors from dad for Presidents Cup

Bill Haas should expect no favors from dad Jay Haas for Presidents Cup

Bill Haas' father Jay Haas might be the U.S. Presidents Cup captain, but Bill Haas will still have to earn his spot on the team.

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Super Bowl champs Brady, Belichick to skip Pebble Beach

Super Bowl champs Tom Brady, Bill Belichick to skip AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

After winning the Super Bowl, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady will skip AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

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Justin Thomas mirrors Jordan Spieth's path to PGA Tour

Justin Thomas mirrors Jordan Spieth's path to PGA Tour

There always has been a similarity to Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, and their PGA Tour resumes through 19 starts back that up.

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Asian Tour Q-School creates options for Chopra

Asian Tour Q-School creates options for Daniel Chopra

For Daniel Chopra, being a past champion has a nice ring to it. It just can’t replace good old-fashioned exempt status when it comes to trying to get into golf tournaments – even if they’re in Asia.

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Phil Mickelson poised for comeback

Interested observers predict a Phil Mickelson PGA Tour comeback

Comebacks are plentiful with the PGA Tour this season – Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson, most notably – but here’s a vote for Phil Mickelson’s as the most intriguing.

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Tiger Woods, Super Bowl, No. 16 up Phoenix mayhem meter

Tiger Woods, Super Bowl, No. 16 up the mayhem meter for PGA Tour's Waste Management Phoenix Open

Welcome to the only PGA Tour stop where the star of the show isn't a player but a hole. The 29th installment of the "Phoenix Open" promises to be a wild one.

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Olympic golf in Boston? It's possible

Golf figures into early speculation of possible Boston Olympics

If the 2024 Summer Olympics hit Boston – which is still a long way off – where might the golf be played? Our own Boston native Jim McCabe explains.

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Notes: Blixt travels; Mahan on AimPoint; Thomas rises

PGA Tour notes: Jonas Blixt globetrots; Hunter Mahan on AimPoint; rising Justin Thomas

What do you get when you’re committed to two competing wraparound seasons that use different starting and finishing points? Ask world traveler Jonas Blixt.

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Mahan on AimPoint: 'It's like poker'

Hunter Mahan on commitment to AimPoint: 'It's like poker'

Hunter Mahan compared AimPoint to poker, saying "it's easy to learn, but it's hard to master."

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After gritty '14, Stefani shows he belongs

After gritty 2014, Shawn Stefani continues to prove he belongs on PGA Tour

Last season, Shawn Stefani had just two starts via a minor medical exemption to earn $84,084 and keep his PGA Tour card. He succeeded, and a year later, he's enjoying a nice start to the season on Tour.

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Mickelson's perfect Presidents Cup streak in jeopardy

Phil Mickelson's perfect Presidents Cup streak in jeopardy

Phil Mickelson has never missed a Presidents Cup, but he's 47th in the standings entering the Humana Challenge.

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With eye on Presidents Cup, Woodland T-3 at Sony

With eye on Presidents Cup, Gary Woodland posts T-3 at Sony Open

Gary Woodland tied for third at the Sony Open in Hawaii after missing the cut in each of the last two years at Waialae Country Club. The finish also pushed him to 16th in the Presidents Cup standings.

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Justin Thomas climbs world rankings with stellar play

PGA Tour rookie Justin Thomas climbs world rankings with stellar play

PGA Tour rookie Justin Thomas is 34 under in his last three starts, and has risen to 107th in the Official World Golf Ranking, too.

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Blixt spans globe playing PGA, Euro tours

It's a blitz for Jonas Blixt as he spans the globe playing PGA, European tours

Jonas Blixt was a hard man to track at the end of the 2014 calendar year, as he bounced between the PGA and European tours, and gained considerable airline miles.

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Press-friendly Furyk wins GWAA's Murray Award

Press-friendly Jim Furyk wins GWAA's Murray Award

Jim Furyk was named the winner of the annual ASAP/Jim Murray Award by the Golf Writers Association of America for the cooperation and accommodation he has shown media members.

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Todd's Augusta tee time a throwback to college days

Brendon Todd's Augusta tee time a throwback to Georgia days

Knowing he’d be eligible for his first Masters start come April, Brendon Todd took advantage of an invitation to play Augusta National Golf Club in October.

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DeLaet continues rest and rehab for neck pain

Graham DeLaet continues rest and rehab for neck pain

Graham DeLaet made two long trips to chase PGA Tour events in the fall, but withdrew from each with neck pain. DeLaet continues to rehab and rest.

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Donald seeks return to consistency on Tour

Luke Donald seeks return to consistency on PGA Tour

Luke Donald looks forward to getting back to a consistent game – starting at the Sony Open – after a disappointing 2013-14 season the PGA Tour.

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Casey gives up Euro Tour membership for 2015

Paul Casey gives up European Tour membership for 2014-15, opting to focus on the PGA Tour

Paul Casey, a 13-time winner in Europe, will give up his European Tour membership for 2014-15.

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After near miss at Sony, Funk settles in as caddie

After near-miss in Sony Open qualifying, Taylor Funk settles in as Fred Funk's caddie

Texas freshman Taylor Funk was already assured of a caddie job in the Sony Open. Turns out he almost made it through a Monday qualifier for a spot in the event himself.

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Omar Uresti recalls Tiger Woods' Phoenix ace

Front-row seat: Omar Uresti recalls Tiger Woods' Phoenix ace

Omar Uresti had a front-row seat to Tiger Woods' storied hole-out at the 1997 Phoenix Open. Uresti remembers the aftermath of that shot in front of one of the PGA Tour's most raucous crowds.

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Kevin Streelman returns to TOC with expanded gallery

Kevin Streelman Kapalua return features bigger gallery, peace of mind

Kevin Streelman returns to the PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions this year in a better state of mind, and with wife and baby daughter in tow.

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Stadler WDs before start of Round 3 at Kapalua

Kevin Stadler WDs before start of Round 3 at Kapalua

Kevin Stadler and his injured left wrist could only do half the job here at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions – Stadler withdrew before the third round at Kapalua.

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Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson part of Kapalua logjam

Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson part of Kapalua logjam after calm day

Calm conditions at Kapalua's Plantation Course call for a congested Hyundai Tournament of Champions leaderboard through two rounds.

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Crane supports Oregon, matches Jones' wardrobe

Ben Crane supports University of Oregon Ducks, matches Matt Jones with wardrobe

Ben Crane thought he'd show his support for his alma mater Oregon by wearing all gray and white Friday at Kapalua. However, he also ended up matching playing competitor Matt Jones.

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Players excited, surprised by Tiger's Phoenix commitment

Players excited, surprised by Tiger Woods playing PGA Tour's Phoenix Open

Charley Hoffman was excited for one of his sponsors, Waste Management, will get the sideshow that is Tiger Woods for the 2015 Phoenix Open, while you could color Geoff Ogilvy and Tim Clark surprised.

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Late miscues don't spoil solid day for Bubba Watson

Late miscues don't spoil solid day for Bubba Watson at Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Bubba Watson fires 3-under 70 at PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions and is all smiles after the round, despite a pair of bogeys over his final three holes.

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Todd succeeds behind unique team

Brendon Todd has a unique team set up off the course, but he is where he belongs on the PGA Tour because of it

Brendon Todd may have a unique team setup off the course, with four different coaches for his swing and conditioning. But thanks to that arrangement, he is right where he belongs on the PGA Tour.

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Every, Foley form partnership after Woods split

Matt Every, Sean Foley form partnership after Tiger Woods split

The split between Tiger Woods and swing instructor Sean Foley was beneficial for Matt Every, who started working with Foley.

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Kapalua's Plantation: A wild ride in paradise

Kapalua's Plantation: Wild ride in paradise for PGA Tour winners

As the PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions settles in for a 17th time at Kapalua's Plantation Course, the track remains the Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride of golf courses.