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Jones edges Spieth, Scott to win Australian Open

Matt Jones overcame a bogey, double-bogey and triple-bogey on the front nine Sunday to escape with a one-stroke victory at the Australian Open after shooting a 2-over 73.

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4dJason 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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Royal Sydney to host Australian Open in '16

Royal Sydney Golf Club, which last hosted the Australian Open in 2013, will again host the tournament in 2016, the 15th time the Rose Bay venue has hosted the country's national championship.

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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.

Spieth: 2014 win was catalyst for fantastic year (1:40)
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5dJason 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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8dMichael 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.

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Who would have guessed that world No. 1 Jordan Spieth, playing the final group of the final round at the Australian Open, could shoot 2 over on the front nine and be only 1 shot off the lead at 5 under? He's battling Matt Jones and Adam Scott among others after Rod Pampling dropped a 61 -- with a bogey -- to share the lead at 6 under with Jones.

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Noah Vonleh rips Jordan Clarkson clean in the open court and takes it the other way for a dunk. Still showing flashes of brilliance.