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Jason Dufner's "Escape from Alcatraz" paves way for sudden-death victory at CareerBuilder Challenge

Jason Dufner
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Jason Dufner's tee shot on the par-3 17th was a little rocky, but his recovery shot was a thing of beauty.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, January 24, 2016 | 8:38 p.m.

Bill Haas starts parade of long-distance eagles at CareerBuilder Challenge

Bill Haas
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Bill Haas knocked in his approach shot for an eagle on his very first hole of his title defense on Thursday.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 6:37 p.m.

2016 CareerBuilder Challenge five players to watch

Phil Mickelson
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Phil Mickelson is making his first start of the 2015-16 season this week, and everyone's curious about the state of his game.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | 4:28 p.m.

Trick shots on putting green from Rafael Cabrera-Bello

Rafael Cabrera-Bello
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Rafael Cabrera-Bello can get the ball into the hole in many entertaining ways.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | 1:08 p.m.

Spieth, McIlroy, Fowler and Stenson play speed golf on GolfBoards in "Rider Cup"

Spieth, McIlroy, Fowler and Stenson
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Henrik Stenson took the early lead in the "Rider Cup," but could he and Rory McIlroy defeat Americans Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler?
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | 12:03 p.m.

The two best shots from Fabian Gomez's win at the Sony Open

Fabian Gomez
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Fabian Gomez clinched his second PGA Tour victory in the span of 15 starts thanks in large part to a pair of clutch shots on Sunday.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, January 17, 2016 | 11:23 p.m.

Royal Troon, host of 2016 Open Championship, covered in snow

Royal Troon
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The scene at Royal Troon was breathtaking on Sunday, but few golfers were around to take it in.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, January 17, 2016 | 7:16 p.m.

Brandt Snedeker and Carlos Ortiz chip in out of thick rough at Sony Open

Brandt Snedeker and Davis Love III
PGA Tour via YouTube
Brandt Snedeker (l) got a nice high-five from U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III after his eagle chip-in out of the rough on Thursday.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, January 14, 2016 | 9:08 p.m.

Greg Owen sinks 144-yard approach shot for eagle at Sony Open

Greg Owen
PGA Tour via YouTube
Greg Owen had hit 9 of his first 11 greens in regulation on Thursday before his approach on the 12th went right into the hole.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Published: Thursday, January 14, 2016 | 8:34 p.m.

PGA Tour players react to Alabama's college football victory on social media

Alabama college football
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Alabama's win in college football's national championship game was the topic of much social media conversation in the golf world.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 | 12:48 a.m.

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