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Road Bunker at St. Andrews to get bigger

Road Hole 17th on Old Course in St. Andrews
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The world's most famous sand trap will be even more challenging after it is enlarged over the winter.

Happy Thanksgiving from your favorite golfers

Sara 'No H' Brown's Thanksgiving spread
Sara 'No H' Brown via Twitter
Sara 'No H' Brown and her pals produced an awe-inspiring spread. Not surprisingly, her final Twitter hashtag was : #CantMove

Golf and the election aftermath

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Issues of interest to the golf industry ranging from immigration reform to environmental regulations could be addressed by Congress in the coming months, says GCSAA consultant Robert Helland.

Switching clubs won't "make any difference," says Rory McIlroy

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Rory McIlroy says he hasn't really started getting seriously acquainted with the clubs he'll use next season.

Graeme McDowell gets engaged

Kristin Stape and Graeme McDowell
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Kristin Stape and Graeme McDowell have kept their relationship pretty low-key, but she has accompanied him to several high-profile golf events over the past year, including the Ryder Cup.

Rickie Fowler has some hot wheels

Rickie Fowler's cars
Rickie Fowler via Twitter
Rickie Fowler took to Twitter on Monday to show us photos of his Mini Cooper (l) and Porsche 911.

State of golf industry better, with room for improvement

Golf bags on carts
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The sale of golf equipment is improving, but hasn't yet returned to pro-recession levels.

Twin wins for brand-new Titleist balls

Steve Elkington's new Titleist golf balls
Steve Elkington via Twitter
‏"Titleist has 2 new balls out for next year.... I'm going to test them tomorrow," said Steve Elkington on Twitter, showing us the new Pro V1 and Pro V1x models.

Hand-to-hand combat between Poulter and Scott?

Ian Poulter and Adam Scott at the Australian Masters
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Ian Poulter and Adam Scott were speaking a unique kind of sign language at the Australian Masters on Saturday.

Rounds played way up in 2012

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Much more golf was played in the northeastern quadrant of the United States this year.

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