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    Crane squeaks in the FedExCup Playoffs: See the other movers

    This week’s season-ender, the Wyndham Championship, may have looked like a low-key event compared to the fireworks at the season’s last major, the PGA Championship. But there was plenty on the line for many Tour players this...

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  • The most important putts to make

    Back in May, I felt that Tiger Woods was Statistically Primed For the U.S. Open. Tiger had just come off his fourth victory for the year, and was using a very conservative tee shot strategy — hitting...

    • Posted 403 days ago
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  • Jack AOG
    Nicklaus honored as “Ambassador of Golf”

    Jack Nicklaus’ career at Firestone Country Club began in 1958 at the Rubber City Open. In Nicklaus’ own words, he was a “scared little kid in the first true tournament I ever played,” walking the fairways with...

    • Posted 415 days ago
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  • The myth behind the “one-way miss”

    We often hear from professional golfers how important it is to have a “one way miss’”and to be able to “take one side of the golf course out of play” in order to drive the ball more...

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  • 2013 RBC Canadian Open Spotlight 1
    RBC Canadian Open Photos

    GolfWRX is live from the RBC Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario. The Canadian Open was established by the Royal Canadian Golf Association in 1904, making it the third oldest championship in golf — only The Open Championship...

    • Posted 423 days ago
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  • Charles Howell
    Preview: Sanderson Farm Championship

    The Sanderson Farm Championship (formerly known as the Viking Classic) doesn’t have the same following as this week’s British Open, but it is a pivotal tournament for many PGA Tour players. This week gives those who were...

    • Posted 432 days ago
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  • Steve Stricker Fairway
    Hunt: Breaking down the best players on tour by category

    I’m often asked by my readers what current PGA Tour player’s game I would prefer to have based upon my statistical research. To answer their question, I decided to look at the data and split the game...

    • Posted 441 days ago
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  • Adam-Scott-belly-putter
    PGA Tour reverses course, bans anchored putting

    The PGA Tour released a statement on Monday that may prove the death knell of anchored putting strokes in professional golf. The Tour formalized its agreement with the United States Golf Association and Royal & Ancient Golf...

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  • DH Lee
    D.H. Lee Flips Himself and His Game

    Television cameras and photographers caught D.H. Lee’s moment of pure frustration as he flipped out and flipped his middle finger Sunday after his approach shot went long at No. 12 during the AT&T National at Congressional. From...

    • Posted 448 days ago
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  • Bubba Watson enigmatic
    The Enigmatic Mr. Watson

    Growing up in Connecticut, I attended first Greater Hartford Open, then the Buick Championship, now the Travelers Championship most every summer. Of all the tournaments I watched at TPC River Highlands, the only one I saw to...

    • Posted 454 days ago
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  • Hybrids or Long irons
    Long irons or hybrids? The importance of bag setup

    Merion Golf Club’s East Course, the site of the 2013 U.S. Open, saw players use a variety of different equipment setups in order to navigate the course’s combination of very long and very short holes. Bag setup...

    • Posted 462 days ago
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  • Sergio overrated-1
    The most overrated ball striker in the game

    It is quite common to see athletes live off a certain reputation that is far from reality. While I am as big of a fan of Derek Jeter as anybody, his reputation provided him with Golden Glove...

    • Posted 480 days ago
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  • Boo Weekley
    Weekley is “back” after win at Colonial

    Boo Weekley shot a final-round 66 to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational, his first win on the PGA Tour since the 2008 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town. He finished at 14-under par (266) at Colonial Country Club...

    • Posted 484 days ago
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  • Jason Dufner
    Preview: HP Byron Nelson Championship

    Jason Dufner is looking to add another trophy to his cabinet this week, as he defends his 2012 Byron Nelson Championship title where he one-upped long-time PGA Tour journeyman Dickey Pride at 12-under. Dufner was one of...

    • Posted 495 days ago
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  • Vijay Singh
    Singh’s case against the Tour will be hard to win

    On Wednesday, Vijay Singh filed suit against the PGA Tour over his use of deer antler spray claiming he was subjected to “public humiliation and ridicule for months.” In a press release his lawyer stated: “Singh seeks...

    • Posted 502 days ago
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  • Vijay Singh
    Singh goes after PGA Tour in new lawsuit

    Last week, the PGA Tour dropped its investigation into Vijay Singh’s use of Deer Antler Spray. This week, it’s Singh’s turn to investigate the Tour. According to the USA Today, Singh filed a suit Wednesday in the...

    • Posted 502 days ago
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  • Vijay Singh Deer Antler Spray
    No punishment for Singh

    PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem announced in a press conference at the Wells Fargo Championship that Vijay Singh will not be punished for admitting to using deer antler spray which contained the performance-enhancer IGF-1. Singh, who was inducted...

    • Posted 512 days ago
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  • Jason Dufner Zurich Classic
    Preview: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Twenty-five of the top-50 players in the 2013 PGA Tour FedExCup Standings highlight a field competing for the $1.1 million first-prize at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The field is headlined by Jason Dufner, the returning...

    • Posted 516 days ago
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  • Zurich Classic
    Zurich Classic: Photos from the range

    GolfWRX is live from TPC Louisiana, site of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in Avondale, La. Several former champions are in this year’s field — Jason Dufner (2012), Bubba Watson (2011), Jason Bohn (2010), Jerry Kelly (2009),...

    • Posted 517 days ago
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  • Carl Petersson
    RBC Heritage Preview

    Still thinking about Adam Scott’s historical Masters win? With Scott’s major now in the record books, the PGA Tour continues the historical theme this week as it moves toward the Atlantic shoreline and the RBC Heritage. Last...

    • Posted 523 days ago
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  • Rory McIlroy
    The problems with Rory and traditional golf statistics

    Mark Twain was once said “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.” This is often a popular adage from critics of an advanced metrics point of view. Normally this tends to occur with people who utilize anecdotal...

    • Posted 524 days ago
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    Photos from the RBC Heritage

    GolfWRX is live from the Hilton Head, S.C., site of this week’s PGA Tour event, the RBC Heritage, at Harbour Town Golf Links. Last year, Carl Pettersson finished 14-under to edge Zach Johnson for the title, his...

    • Posted 524 days ago
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  • Ben Curtis
    Preview: Valero Texas Open

    The last opportunity for players to gear up for the season’s first major is in San Antonio, Texas, home of the Valero Texas Open. Defending champion, Ben Curtis, along with the world’s No. 2 Rory McIlroy, lead...

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  • Kevin Streelman Tampa Bay Championship
    The Basics to Projecting Tour Winners

    Each week on my blog, I pick 10 players to win the PGA Tournament at hand. This is based on historical data as to what type of players the particular golf course favors along with three-year, five-year...

    • Posted 542 days ago
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  • Brian Stuard
    Brian Stuard’s Second Coming

    For Brian Stuard, the second time around is proving to be his best. Stuard, 30, is enjoying his best season to date with performances even the PGA Tour’s most seasoned competitors would be proud of. Big names...

    • Posted 542 days ago
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  • Shell Houston Open
    Shell Houston Open: On the range photos

    GolfWRX is live from the Shell Houston Open at Redstone Country Club in Humble, Texas. Last year’s winner Hunter Mahan returns to Redstone to defend his title against top names like Steve Stricker, Louis Oosthuizen, Jonas Blixt,...

    • Posted 545 days ago
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  • Tiger Woods
    Is Tiger playing his best golf ever?

    Whoa… whoa… whoa… is Tiger playing his best golf ever? The very mention of it probably incites John McEnroe-esque howls from golf enthusiasts coast to coast, “You cannot be serious!” Yes, Tiger’s win Monday at the Arnold...

    • Posted 545 days ago
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    Tiger eyes No. 8 at Bay Hill

    Throughout Tiger Woods’ career, his late father Earl got his attention on the golf course by calling him “Sam.” “He rarely ever called me Tiger,” Woods said. “I would ask him, ‘Why don’t you ever call me...

    • Posted 552 days ago
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    The most “Critical Holes” at Augusta National

    One of the questions I had about the game of golf before I started researching the statistical data of the game was, “What holes should I focus the most on in practice rounds of a tournament?” Generally,...

    • Posted 559 days ago
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  • Jorge Garcia Golf
    Youth Being Served In Puerto Rico

    While the WGC-Cadillac Championship drew the attention of the golfing world to Miami this weekend, Venezuelan teenager Jorge Garcia, who lives with his aunt in Plantation, Fla., and attends the Jim McLean golf school at Doral, was...

    • Posted 560 days ago
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  • Michael Hendry
    Michael Hendry’s big chance

    It will be a very telling week at the WGC Cadillac Championship for Michael Hendry, as the relatively unknown 33-year-old from New Zealand enters the tournament playing the most consistent golf of his career. Hendry has finished...

    • Posted 565 days ago
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  • George McBeill Puerto Rico
    Puerto Rico Open: Field filled with vets and newcomers

    While Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and other usual suspects will be dueling at Doral during the WGC-Cadillac Championship, another interesting group of PGA Tour players will showcase their talents farther south of South Beach. The Puerto Rico...

    • Posted 565 days ago
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    Inside the ropes: Photos from Doral

    GolfWRX is live from the TPC Blue Monster, host course of this week’s World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral Resort and Spa in Miami, Fla. The WGC-Cadillac Championship boasts one of the strongest non-major field in...

    • Posted 567 days ago
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    Thompson wins the Honda Classic

    The tough conditions at the Champions Course at PGA National in Palm Beach, Fla., saw most of the field at The Honda Classic fall apart on the final day. But through it all, one player held on. Alabama alum...

    • Posted 568 days ago
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    Photos from the Honda Classic

    GolfWRX is live from the Honda Classic, the first leg of the PGA Tour’s “Florida Swing.” The tournament takes place at PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., host course of the 1983 Ryder Cup...

    • Posted 574 days ago
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    There is no place like home

    On Sunday, John Merrick became the first Los Angeles native to win the Northern Trust Open since its inception in 1926. With the victory he secured a trip to the Masters as well as a much-welcomed two-year...

    • Posted 580 days ago
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  • No. 10 Riviera Country Club
    The numbers behind going for it or laying up: No. 10 Riviera

    This past weekend, we saw No. 10 at Riviera Country Club provide PGA Tour players with a dilemma as to whether to go for it on the 315-yard par-4. In my last column, I discussed the numbers...

    • Posted 581 days ago
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  • Ernie Els
    Big names to battle it out at Riviera

    The world’s top-ranked European golfers have awoken from their hibernation and have arrived in droves to play in the Northern Trust Open this week at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Among the golfers making their...

    • Posted 586 days ago
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  • Phil Mickelson
    The Real Top 10: PGA Tour Power Rankings

    PGA Tour player performance is something that fans and media alike are always measuring and sharing their opinions about. When these matters are discussed between friends, enemies, co-workers, spouses, in-laws – there is always some disagreement. Some...

    • Posted 594 days ago
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