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Jeff Shain, PGATour.com contributor, will analyze the latest results and debate the leading headlines around the world in golf each week including a preview of the top events in professional golf.

 

LPGA Hall of Fame golfer, Jan Stephenson, will also give analysis during the season on the top headlines and events from the LPGA Tour.

 

 

2015SEASON

2014 SEASON SHOWS BELOW

 

 

11/12: OHL CLASSIC PREVIEW

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11/5: WGC-HSBC CHAMPIONS PREVIEW

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10/29: CIMB CLASSIC PREVIEW

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10/22: MCGLADREY CLASSIC PREVIEW

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10/15: SHRINER'S OPEN PREVIEW

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10/8: FRYS.COM OPEN PREVIEW

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Jeff Shain's connection with PSN goes back to the network's 2007 inception, offering analysis on both golf and college football. He covered both sports for a decade at The Miami Herald, later heading north to become the Orlando Sentinel's golf writer for three seasons.

 

Jeff also counts six years as UPI's college sports editor, coordinating its football and basketball polls and All-America selections, and was their Olympics coordinator for the 1996 Games in Atlanta.

 

These days, he serves as a contributor for both PGATour.com and the Back 9 Network.

 

His Twitter musings can be found under @JeffShain.

 

WEEKLY TOUR CAPSULES

 

PGA TOUR

Fall schedule complete.

 

Tour talk

Robert Streb takes the FedExCup points lead into the winter break, 76 points ahead of Frys.com Open winner Sang-Moon Bae. Streb is the only man with three top-10s in the fall, including a win at the McGladrey Classic. … With the WGC Match Play no longer part of the West Coast Swing, it allows the schedule’s restart to get some separation from the New Year’s holiday. The Hyundai Tournament of Champions will tee off Jan.9.

 

EUROPEAN TOUR

DP World Tour Championship, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

 

Defending champion

Henrik Stenson capped a historic season with a six-shot romp, becoming the first man to capture both the FedExCup and Europe’s Race to Dubai crowns in the same year. The Swede left no doubt with an 8-under-par 64 in the final round, setting a four-day tournament record at 25-under.

 

Last week

Floridian Brooks Koepka claimed his first European Tour title by winning the Turkish Airlines Open, closing with a 7-under-par 65 to nudge Ian Poulter by a stroke. Koepka overcame a two-shot deficit to start the final round, clinching victory when Poulter missed a 5-foot birdie at No.18.

 

Tour talk

Rory McIlroy, who clinched the Race to Dubai points title in absentia, returns for the season finale after sitting out the first three weeks of the European Tour’s final series. He locked up the crown when none of his three remaining pursuers won last week in Turkey. … Miguel Angel Jiménez, who led last week’s opening round at age 50, is the oldest player to make the final lineup.

 

TV

Golf Channel (Thursday-Saturday, 3-8 a.m.; Sunday, 2:30-7:30 a.m.).

 

LPGA TOUR

CME Group Tour Championship, Tiburón GC (Gold), Naples, Fla.

 

Defending champion

China’s Shanshan Feng went bogey-free over her final 31 holes, closing with a 6-under-par 66 that lifted her one shot clear of Gerina Piller. Four birdies in Sunday’s first six holes sent Feng past a trio of 54-hole leaders, setting up her second win of 2013. Stacy Lewis was sixth, becoming the first American since Beth Daniel in 1994 to win the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average.

 

Last week

Christina Kim ended a nine-year victory drought, squandering a five-shot lead but finding enough to beat Feng on the second hole of a playoff. Kim had gone 221 starts since winning the 2005 Tournament of Champions, a stretch that included a freak back injury and clinical depression.

 

Tour talk

The inaugural Race to the CME Globe points chase reaches its conclusion at Tiburón, with a $1 million bonus to the season champion. Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park and Lydia Ko hold the top three spots, needing only to win to claim the crown. No.4 Michelle Wie and five others remain in the hunt but need help. … The final stop also will resolve Player of the Year, the money title and Vare Trophy scoring honors.

 

TV

Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 1:30-4 p.m. ET).

 

 

PICKS OF THE WEEK

 

2015 Record: 0 for 6

Total: - 1800

 

2014 Record: 8 for 41 (+ 1 alternate)

Total: + 1900

 

 

#6-OHL Classic (Mexico)

1st…J Bohn (33-1)…7th  

2nd...C Howell III (28-1)…MC

3rd…W McGirt (40-1)…MC

4th…J Thomas (50-1)…23rd

5th…M Wilson (50-1)…MC

1A…S Piercy (50-1)…16th  

2A…JJ Henry (125-1)…44th  

Winner: Charley Hoffman

Current Balance: -1800

 

 

#5-WGC-HSBC (China)

1st…S Garcia (16-1)…28th  

2nd...J Rose (11-1)…48th  

3rd…J Donaldson (25-1)…24th  

4th…R Palmer (40-1)…22nd  

5th…M Ilonen (66-1)…46th  

1A…L Westwood (40-1)…20th  

2A…A Levy (50-1)…14th  

Winner: Bubba Watson

Current Balance: -1500

 

 

#4-CIMB Classic (Malaysia)

1st…H Matsuyama (14-1)…21st  

2nd...L Westwood (14-1)…13th  

3rd…S-Y Noh (33-1)…39th  

4th…J Senden (33-1)…7th  

5th…D Lingmerth (66-1)…39th  

1A…R Allenby (150-1)…63rd  

2A…A Que (150-1)…8th  

Winner: Ryan Moore

Current Balance: -1200

 

 

#3-McGladrey Classic (Georgia)

1st…M Kuchar (12-1)…22nd  

2nd...B Haas (16-1)…22nd  

3rd…R Knox (33-1)…MC

4th…T Finau (40-1)…14th  

5th…H Swafford (66-1)…12th  

1A…C Howell III (40-1)…MDF

2A…G McNeil (80-1)…MC

Winner: Robert Streb

Current Balance: -900

 

 

#2-Shriner’s Open (Nevada)

1st…H Matsuyama (18-1)…10th  

2nd...R Moore (22-1)…MC

3rd…C Hoffman (40-1)…MC

4th…K Na (28-1)…WD

5th…R Goosen (66-1)…MC

1A…S Piercy (80-1)…7th

2A…R Allenby (125-1)…MC

Winner: Ben Martin

Current Balance: -600

 

 

#1-Frys.com Open (Napa, CA)

1st…B Koepka (22-1)…8th  

2nd...M Leishman (40-1)…46th  

3rd…J Kokrak (50-1)…46th  

4th…J Thomas (66-1)…MC

5th…A Hadwin (66-1)…53rd  

1A…D Fathauer (75-1)…12th  

2A…P Rodgers (175-1)…MC

Winner: Sang-Moon Bae

Current Balance: -300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 SEASON-ARCHIVES

 

 

9/24: RYDER CUP PREVIEW

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9/10: TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

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9/3: BMW CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

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8/27: DEUTSCHE BANK PREVIEW

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8/20: THE BARCLAYS PREVIEW

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8/13: WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

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8/5: PGA CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

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7/30: WGC-BRIDGESTONE PREVIEW

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7/22: RBC CANADIAN OPEN PREVIEW

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7/15: OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

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7/9: J DEERE/SCOTTISH OPEN PREVIEW

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7/2: GREENBRIER CLASSIC PREVIEW

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6/24: QUICKEN LOANS PREVIEW

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6/18: WOMEN'S U.S. OPEN PREVIEW

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6/18: TRAVELERS PREVIEW

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6/10: U.S. OPEN PREVIEW

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6/4: ST. JUDE CLASSIC PREVIEW

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5/28: MEMORIAL PREVIEW

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5/14: HP BYRON NELSON PREVIEW

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5/7: TPC PREVIEW

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4/30: WELLS FARGO PREVIEW

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4/23: ZURICH CLASSIC PREVIEW

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4/16: RBC HERITAGE PREVIEW

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4/12: MASTERS UPDATE; J STEPHENSON

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4/8: MASTERS PREVIEW

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4/2: SHELL HOUSTON OPEN PREVIEW

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3/26: VALERO TEXAS OPEN PREVIEW

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3/19: ARNOLD PALMER INV. PREVIEW

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3/11: VALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

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3/5: WGC-CADILLAC PREVIEW

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2/25: HONDA CLASSIC PREVIEW

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2/18: WGC - MATCH PLAY PREVIEW

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2/12: NORTHERN TRUST PREVIEW

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2/5: PEBBLE BEACH PREVIEW

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1/29: PHOENIX OPEN PREVIEW

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1/22: FARMERS INSURANCE PREVIEW

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1/15: HUMANA CHALLENGE PREVIEW

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1/8: 2014 PREVIEW; SONY OPEN PREVIEW

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1/2: HYUNDAI PREVIEW

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11/13: OHL CLASSIC PREVIEW

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11/5: McGLADREY CLASSIC PREVIEW

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10/29: WGC-HSBC PREVIEW

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10/23: CIMB CLASSIC PREVIEW

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