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12hJason Sobel

Sobel: Rankings evolve, shape pro golf

Whether you understand the Official World Golf Rankings or could care less about the mathematical permutations, the importance of the formula dictates much in the pro game -- and perplexes many.

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Spieth to approach Rio Games as 'fifth major'

Jordan Spieth expressed enthusiasm about playing for a gold medal at next year's Rio Olympics. Adam Scott, on the other hand, said he'll only play if it fits in his schedule.

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1dJason Sobel

Don't bet on it: Tour bans pros from daily fantasy

As part of a newly instituted policy that was communicated to its membership weeks ago, the PGA Tour is prohibiting players from competing in golf-related daily fantasy sports contests.

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The good, the bad and the ugly in '15

With the 2015 LPGA Tour season now in the books, ESPN Golf analyst Dottie Pepper weighs in on the youth movement (good), lack of American victories (bad) and the Olympic format (ugly.)

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4dMichael Collins

#AskESPNCaddie: LPGA vs. PGA and fans vs. pros

What's a better tour to cover: the LPGA or the PGA? And who is professional golf really for, the players or fans? Michael Collins answers these questions and more in this week's #AskESPNCaddie.

McIlroy delighted with Race to Dubai victory (1:24)
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Kisner nabs 1st PGA Tour victory in RSM Classic

Kevin Kisner breezed home with a 6-under 64 on Sunday to win the RSM Classic by 6 shots over Kevin Chappell and shatter the tournament record in the process.

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Casey rules himself out of 2016 Ryder Cup

England's Paul Casey has opted not to rejoin the European Tour for next season, meaning he will be ineligible for the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine.

Completed golf course handed to Olympic Games organisers (2:23)
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Scott criticizes Olympic format: Lacks creativity

Adam Scott criticized Olympic organizers for sticking to "a little, 72-hole, stroke-play event" and suggested a team or mixed team event would have been a better format.


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Canada declines to adopt new USGA rule prohibiting scores posted to handicap during solo rounds. Oh, and their donuts are way better, too.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Re: that last tweet... if you've ever wondered how or why a player can skip a tourney and move up in the ranking, well, just click the link.

Michael Collins Golf 

Looks like Sports Authority could care less about the coming anchor ban. Lots of broomsticks ready for Black Friday and Christmas sales.