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Rory McIlroy switches back to Scotty Cameron putter, at least for now

Rory McIlroy
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The photo on the left shows the putter Rory McIlroy used Friday (the three circles indicate it's a Scotty Cameron), while the photo on the right shows McIlroy with his Nike putter on Thursday (you can see the Swoosh on the heel).

Dustin + Paulina! Tiger + Elin?

Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky
Dustin Johnson via Twitter
Dustin Johnson called Paulina Gretzky "my baby" in a tweet he sent out accompanying this photo of the two of them together.

Best press release of the week comes from Spotless Swing

Spotless Swing golf towels
The Spotless Swing golf towel is as imaginative as the press release being used to tout it.

IRS keeping score as Humana Challenge tees off

PGA West
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The buyers and sellers of PGA West face a mountainous obstacle in the form of the Internal Revenue Service.

Callaway tries to patch things up - on their staff bags

Bomb patches on Callaway golf bags
Courtesy of Callaway Golf
The "X" patch (upper right) is for a drive that measures 325 yards or more, while the "4 bills" patch is reserved for drives of 400 yards or more. Tommy Gainey's bag (right) already is sporting the proof of some tremendous tee shots.

Ryder Cup captain chatter reaches fever pitch

Colin Montgomerie, Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke, Paul McGinley
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Colin Montgomerie (l), Paul McGinley (r) and Darren Clarke (second r) all likely will be discussed as potential 2014 Ryder Cup captains by the European Tour Tournament Committee, which is chaired by Thomas Bjorn (second l).

Whole new definition of four-ball

Tower of four golf balls
Kelly Kraft via Twitter
We're not sure how far Kelly Kraft can hit his Nike golf balls, but we know how high he can stack them.

New course key to Iceland city's rebound

Site of the Siglufjordur Golf Club
The Siglufjordur Golf Club will be built just below the Arctic Circle on Iceland's north coast.

Louis Oosthuizen can dig his new prize

Louis Oosthuizen at the Volvo Golf Champions
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Louis Oosthuizen escaped from a greenside bunker to win a pro-am prize that he can use to dig his own bunkers.

Nicolas Colsaerts' first drive is the deepest

Nicolas Colsaerts' 403-yard drive
Jamie Howarth via Twitter
The TV graphic showed just how big Nicolas Colsaerts' drive on the third hole Thursday was. The numbers on the screen are listed in meters.

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