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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.

Ryo Ishikawa signs with Callaway Golf

Ryo Ishikawa
Courtesy of Callaway Golf
New Callaway staff professional Ryo Ishikawa was the youngest player ever to break into the top 100, and then the youngest to break into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

An anchor without the anchor?

Vijay Singh's putting stroke
Alex Miceli via Twitter
Vijay Singh is working on a new putting grip that maintains a pendulum putting stroke without actually being anchored to his body, says Alex Miceli of the Golf Channel.

Most exciting storylines of 2013

Keegan Bradley and Dustin Johnson
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Where do Keegan Bradley and Dustin Johnson fit in Dan Talintyre's forecast of the year's best storylines? Check out his piece to find out

A look at golf equipment's future from someone who knows

True Temper shafts
Courtesy of True Temper
Shaftmaker True Temper CEO Scott Hennessy says people tend to buy more drivers and putters because they're always looking for "some magic in their hands."

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