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DIVOTS: After missing three tournaments in January because of stitches in his finger, Geoff Ogilvy has added the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The only other time he played was 10 years ago, when he missed the cut. … Lorena Ochoa is retired from the LPGA Tour, but not from golf. She will take play in the pro-am at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico on Feb. 23. … Jessica Korda, the 17-year-old who earned her LPGA Tour card at Q-school, received an exemption to the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore. Korda turns 18 on the Sunday of the tournament. … Three of the five events on the PGA Tour have been decided by playoffs this year. … Patricia Cornett has been appointed U.S. captain of the 2012 Curtis Cup team. She played in the 1978 and 1988 matches. … Stephen Ross, former executive director of the Royal Canadian Golf Association, and two-time PGA Tour winner Richard Zokol have been elected to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

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STAT OF THE WEEK: Mark Wilson has earned more money in three tournaments this year _ $2,098,700 _ than any of his previous eight years on the PGA Tour.

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FINAL WORD: “If AT&T could pay guys to show up, what do you think this field would look like?” _ Paul Goydos, on the appearance money paid at the Dubai Desert Classic, held the same week as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

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