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Caddie fight!

James Nitties
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James Nitties wasn't involved, but his caddie and another caddie came to blows before the first round of the Australian Open.

Adam Scott back to broomstick putter in Australian Open

Adam Scott at the Australian Open
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Adam Scott used his usual long putter on Thursday at the Australian Open, and said he is likely to keep the putter but alter his putting motion in the future.

USGA promotes equipment guru from within

John Spitzer of the U.S. Golf Association
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John Spitzer is taking over the USGA team in charge of explores and adjudicates all issues concerning golf equipment and equipment technology at the USGA Research and Test Center.

Nike adds more RZN to new 20XI golf balls

Nike Golf 20XI golf ball, 2013 edition
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The larger RZN core in the new Nike Golf 20XI balls improves feel on all shots while maintaining driver distance, while the added RZN mantle produces longer shots off irons while providing a softer short-game feel.

Rickie Fowler goes all in

Rickie Fowler at the World Challenge
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His Vibrant Orange driver was one of 12 clubs from the 2013 AMP Cell line of clubs from Cobra Golf that Rickie Fowler played last week at Tiger Woods' World Challenge.

Adam Scott breaking in short putter

Adam Scott at the Australian Open
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Adam Scott practiced his putting Tuesday at the Australian Open using a claw grip with his bottom hand but keeping his top hand separated.

No golf in Olympics, says Tom Watson

Tom Watson
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When Tom Watson thinks of the Olympics, he says, he doesn't think of golf.

Is there a Ryder Cup bounce? You bet there is!

Graeme McDowell at the World Challenge
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Graeme McDowell became the seventh member of the European Ryder Cup team to pick up a trophy in the past two months.

Williamsburg area offers Jones Collection golf package

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Golf at the Golden Horseshoe in Colonial Williamsburg is a father-son affair, thanks to the course-design genius of Robert Trent Jones Sr. and his sons Robert Trent II and Rees.

The drinks are on G-Mac!

Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy at the Ryder Cup
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The next time Graeme McDowell is pouring drinks, it might be at his new tavern in Orlando.

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