1. Justin Rose Takes 2-Shot Lead in Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

    Justin Rose fired a third-round 68 and opened up a two-shot lead over Jamie Donaldson and Thorbjorn Olesen in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship ...

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  2. Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods Both Miss Cut in Abu Dhabi HSBC

    Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods both had inauspicious debuts to their 2013 season in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship . McIlroy shot 75-75 for a six-over-par total and missed the cut by four shots...

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  3. Grading the First Rounds of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in Abu Dhabi

    Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy played their first rounds of 2013 in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on the European Tour on Thursday. It appears that both have some work remaining to get their games ready for major competition...

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  4. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy: A Beautiful Friendship?

    Tiger Woods has been the number one attraction in golf for a long time. He was trained from the crib to be a predator. Earl taught Tiger to always be the alpha male. He kept his adversaries at arms length and on the defensive...

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  5. Can Rory McIlroy Handle the Pressure and Stay Ahead of Tiger Woods?

    Rory McIlroy has a lot of pressure building prior to the start of his 2013 season. Will we see that pressure begin to boil over through the year? He has been the No...

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  6. Who Will Be Next American Golfer to Win a Major Championship?

    With Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson winning major titles, who will be the next American golfer to win a major? Of course, Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson are the ...

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  7. Top 5 Golf Stories to Watch in 2013

    Last year in golf had Rory McIlroy ascending to No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking, Tiger returning to the winner's circle, a proposed rule change and the Ryder Cup...

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  8. Cleveland Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam to Fire Pat Shurmur

    ESPN is reporting (original source Cleveland's The Plain Dealer ) that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam will fire Pat Shurmur or that Shurmur will otherwise part ways with the team on Monday...

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  9. Sprint to the 2013 FedEx Cup Playoffs Begins Next Week on the PGA Tour

    The silly season is over and the golf world takes a short rest between Christmas and New Year's. The world’s best golfers are snuggled safe and sound in their own beds and becoming reacquainted with their kids and spouses...

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  10. Golf's Biggest Disappointments of 2012

    The golf world witnessed some great golf and experienced the thrill of one of the best years in golf history. Rory McIlroy showed us a glimpse of his talent and ascended to the No...

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  11. The 10 Biggest Golf Stories of 2012

    Golf fans witnessed another exciting year of golf in 2012. Certainly the European Ryder Cup Team overcoming a four-point deficit on Sunday to retain the cup will be remembered for years to come...

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  12. Is Tom Watson the Right Choice for Ryder Cup Captain?

    Tom Watson is one of the greats in the world of golf. He has won 39 PGA Tour events in his career, including eight major championships. Five of his major victories were Open Championships, and he is beloved in Scotland and Europe...

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  13. PGA Tour Announces New Schedule for Fall of 2013

    The PGA Tour announced the schedule for the first six events of the 2014 season. It will begin the week following the Presidents Cup on October 10-13, 2013 with the Frys .com Open...

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  14. Grading Tiger Woods' 2012 PGA Tour Campaign

    We will not see Tiger Woods in a golf tournament until he plays in Abu Dhabi on the European Tour January 17-20, 2013...

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  15. LPGA Issues 20 New Tour Cards for 2013

    While the PGA was holding its Q-School in La Quinta, California, the LPGA held its own qualifying tournament to present 20 women with LPGA Tour cards for 2013...

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  16. USGA Issues Statement Condemning Hecklers at Tiger's World Golf Challenge

    The leading story over the last week in golf was the joint announcement of the USGA and The R&A banning the use of an anchored putting stroke...

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  17. Graeme McDowell Finishes 2012 with Win at World Challenge

    Graeme McDowell has had a good year by most standards. He finished runner-up to Webb Simpson at the U.S. Open and was T-5 at the Open Championship...

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  18. The 10 Biggest Names at the PGA's Q-School

    The dream for every golfer is make it to the PGA Tour. Prospective golfers hone their skills on various tours around the world to get the chance to make it to the United States...

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  19. Did the USGA and R&A Get the Rule Change Right?

    The USGA and R&A announced the proposed rule change for anchored strokes will begin on January 1, 2016. The clamor of "unfair" and "how could they?" is rising up around the world...

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  20. Barry Bonds Eligible for Hall of Fame in 2013, May Have Long Wait Ahead of Him

    Barry Bonds spent 22 Years in Major League Baseball. Over that time he played in 2,986 games, collected 2,935 hits, drove in 1,996 RBI, and hit 762 home runs. All Hall of Fame numbers to be sure...

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  21. The USGA and R&A Announce Proposed Rule Change 14-1b

    To belly or not to belly has been a concern of the golfing world. Mike Davis, executive director of the USGA and Peter Dawson, chief executive of the P&A, held a joint teleconference this morning to announce the proposed rule change 14-1b...

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  22. Justin Rose Made Rory McIlroy Dig Deep on Sunday at Dubai

    Justin Rose has had a pretty good year in 2012. He won the WGC -Cadillac on the PGA Tour and finished second to Rory McIlroy in DP World Championship and in the Race to Dubai...

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  23. Rory McIlroy Finishes His Most Excellent Year with Win in Dubai

    Rory McIlroy ends 2012 as the No. 1 player on the PGA and European Tours. He has been ranked No. 1 on the Official World Golf Rankings ( OWGR ) for 15 consecutive weeks and a total of 22 weeks for the year...

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  24. Jim Tressel Receives Thunderous Applause and Standing Ovation at the Horseshoe

    The undefeated 2002 BCS National Championship Ohio State Buckeye football team was honored Saturday at the Horseshoe during the Michigan-Ohio State game. Jim Tressel was the head coach of that team and was asked to be present with the team...

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  25. Rory McIlroy Leads Again at DP World Tour Championship in Dubai

    Rory McIlroy is in a familiar spot heading into the weekend at the DP World Tour Championship , the last event of the year on the European Tour. The world No...

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