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  • Rising ratings lead to most televised hours in LPGA history

    With a continuously growing worldwide fan base and increased television ratings, the LPGA unveiled its 2013 tournament schedule on Golf Channel, which features nearly 300 hours of original coverage, all North American weekend telecasts aired live and production features designed to spotlight LPGA stars. In addition to a 22 percent increase of tournament cove ...

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  • Els, Ogily boost field for Tampa Bay Championship

    An already strong field for the 2013 Tampa Bay Championship presented by EverBank was bolstered in the final hours before the commitment deadline with the addition of former major champions Ernie Els andGeoff Ogilvy. Els, the defending British Open champion, finished one shot out of a playoff on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort last year and will ...

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  • Tiger Woods claims 76th PGA Tour win at Doral

    Tiger Woods held off the field in the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral for his 76th career PGA Tour win. Wrapping up a dominant 19-under showing at the Blue Monster, Woods fired a 71 on Sunday. Two bogeys on the back nine brought Woods closer to the pack but he still edged Steve Stricker by two strokes.According to Golfweek, Woods had ne ...

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  • Rose returns to defend title at Blue Monster

    The World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship is one of four World Golf Championships sanctioned and organized by the operational committee of the International Federation of PGA Tours, which includes the Asian Tour, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, PGA TOUR, PGA Tour of Australasia and Southern Africa Tour. The other World Golf Championships include the ...

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  • Harbour Town heavyweight returning for RBC Heritage

    By Lance Hanlin Three hours, 48 minutes. That’s how long it took professional golfers Carl Pettersson and Colt Knost to play a round at Harbour Town Golf Links last year. “Pretty good … for a couple of fat guys,” Pettersson joked. For the record, the PGA Tour media guide underrates Pettersson at 5-foot-11, 195 pounds. Knost is li ...

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  • Kuchar claims Match Play Championship

    MARANA, Ariz. -- Matt Kuchar finally put Hunter Mahan in a hole and then answered every challenge Sunday to win the Match Play Championship.Mahan had gone 169 holes over 11 matches without trailing in this wild tournament until Kuchar won the fourth hole of the championship match with a par, and Mahan never caught up. Kuchar took advantage of a series of mis ...

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  • Big Break series heads to Mexico for 19th season

    The Golf Channel's popular Big Break reality competition series has chosen Mexico as the next competition grounds for its 19th season, premiering Monday, May 13. The luxurious, all-inclusive IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraiso and the accompanying Playa Paraiso Golf Club in Riviera Maya will serve as the backdrop for Big Break Mexico, providing the opportunity for ...

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  • For some, road to Masters starts in Arizona

    The road to the Masters starts in Marana. At least for some European Tour members.Alex Noren arrived at the Match Play Championship at No. 51 in the world, and when he says this is a big week, he has more than just this tournament on his mind.The ultimate goal is to be in the top 50 on March 31 to get into the Masters. But there figures to be a lot of moveme ...

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  • Merrick scores home win in Northern Trust Open

    UCLA graduate and Long Beach, Calif., native John Merrick won the Northern Trust Open in his sixth start at Riviera CC to become the first player from Los Angeles County to win the event. Merrick made a par-4 on the second playoff hole (No. 10) to defeat Charlie Beljan. It was Merrick's first playoff on the PGA TOUR.Merrick wins the 18th playoff in tournamen ...

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  • Strong field in place for Northern Trust Open

    Many of the biggest names in golf are set to compete in the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club, February 12-17. Defending champion Bill Haas will look to become the seventh player in tournament history to win back-to-back titles and the first since 2008-09 champion Phil Mickelson as Haas, Mickelson and Keegan Bradley return to the site of one of the ...

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