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DIVOTS: Fred Funk is not done with the kids. The 56-year-old Funk received a sponsor’s exemption to play in the Sony Open next month. John Daly also received an exemption into the first full-field event of the 2013 season. … Two weeks after Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand was co-medalist at Q-school on the LPGA Tour, her 17-year-old sister, Ariya, won the Ladies European Tour qualifying tournament by five shots. … Arnold Palmer will be writing a regular column for Golf Channel.com. In his first column, the King applauded the USGA and R&A for its ban on anchoring clubs, such as the belly putter. … The European Tour has launched a Japanese version of its website. It’s the first non-European language of the website. … The Safeway Classic on the LPGA Tour raised $1 million for charity this year, pushing its total to $17 million since 1972, with $14 million of that coming in the last 17 years.

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STAT OF THE WEEK: Zach Johnson is the only American among the top 50 in the world who didn’t play anywhere overseas the last two years except the British Open.

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FINAL WORD: “I have never in my life been a schmoozer. That’s just not my style. You earn it or you don’t. They will or they won’t. I just can’t go that way.” _ Larry Nelson, on his chances of ever being a Ryder Cup captain.