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Alex Miceli

Senior Writer

Alex Miceli is a Golfweek senior writer. A native of Chicago, Miceli earned a BA at Southern Illinois University in 1981 and a journalism degree from the University of Baltimore in 1990. Founder of in 1993, Miceli has primarily covered the PGA Tour since 1996 and lives in Richmond, Va. and Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
• First set of clubs: Ping Karsten One’s. Bought them used in 1980 when I really got the golf bug.
• Favorite golf course:  Old Course at St. Andrews. Every time you play it, the game becomes more a part of you.
• First car: Dodge Coronet 440. Wow, was it fast.
• Dream foursome: Winston Churchill, General George Patton and Bobby Jones

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Number crunching: Ryan Moore

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Bilas: U.S. Ryder Cuppers can learn from USA Basketball

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Presidential honoree Sifford vows love of game

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Whaley's election to PGA secretary promotes growth

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Ted Bishop reinvigorated, focused on future

In the 28 days since his removal, Ted Bishop has come to terms with what happened. In doing so, he doesn't necessarily agree with the outcome, but refuses to let it gnaw at him.

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Euro card helps Fitzpatrick validate jump to pros

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Miceli: Woods-Jenkins drama likely to linger

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Koepka's plight proves team selection needs change

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Daly, Dubuisson fight ailments for top 25s in Turkey

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Koepka uses final-round charge to win in Turkey

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