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Tales From The Tour In 2012

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 December 2012 20:40 Thursday, 27 December 2012 19:30

by Doug Ferguson AP golf writer

 

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Dave Kindred, a preeminent American sports writer who has worked his trade for the better part of four decades, was walking down the right side of the first fairway at Kiawah Island with the final group at the PGA Championship when he mentioned he had been teaching a writing class to college students.
 
Like most great columnists, Kindred's strength is his power of observation, and he has tried to pass that along.
 
“The one thing I tell them,” he said, “is that if you really pay attention to what you're covering, you'll see something you've never seen before.”

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PGA Tour Exec To Run PGA Tour Canada

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 December 2012 17:08 Sunday, 16 December 2012 15:21

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem announced Dec 14th that longtime TOUR executive Jeff Monday has been promoted to the newly created position of President, PGA TOUR Canada.

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PGA Tour Report: Early 2013-2014 Schedule Released

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 00:35 Wednesday, 12 December 2012 00:28

altPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. --  The first six events of the PGA TOUR’s new wrap-around schedule that begins in the fall of 2013 have just been announced.

All six will award a full complement of FedExCup points and three will be played outside the United States in Malaysia, China and Mexico. All six will be be televised on the Golf Channel.

The 2013-2014 schedule begins with the Frys.com Open (Oct. 10-13) in San Martin, Calif., the week following the Presidents Cup. Next up is the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas (Oct. 17-20).
 
Three of the final four events are international.

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Video: PGA Tour 2012 Top 10 Shots Of The Year

Last Updated on Monday, 10 December 2012 00:53 Monday, 10 December 2012 00:25

altNow that the official PGA Tour season for 2012 has wound down and they get set to embark on a whole new schedule for 2013 it's time to look back at the season that was and enjoy the best shots that the best players in the world produced under the most difficult circumstances.

There are, of course, some very familiar names on the list - Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Rickie Fowler to name a few. Included are some monster putts, incredible chip shots and some hard to belive iron play.

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McIlroy Voted PGA Tour Player Of The Year

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 19:49 Wednesday, 05 December 2012 19:19

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LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -- Rory McIlroy sure didn't feel like the PGA Tour player of the year when he arrived at Kiawah Island for the final major of the year.

He had missed three cuts, had not contended in a major and had only one win.

The last two months changed everything.

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