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PAR IS YOUR FRIEND: What would happen if a PGA Tour player shot even par at every tournament? At the very least, he’d still have his card.

Throw out the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, the four major championships, and count the tournaments opposite the World Golf Championships. Count the money earned for finishing at even par. The total comes out to $817,142, which would be the equivalent of finishing 111th on the money list.

The biggest check for finishing a tournament at even par was $119,867 at the Memorial, followed by $113,750 at the AT&T National. Tiger Woods won both those events.

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DIVOTS: The European Tour schedule features a couple of changes, including the Malaysian Open moving from one week after the Masters to the same week as the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Louis Oosthuizen is the defending champion in Malaysia. Also, the Omega Masters in Switzerland is no longer the starting point for Europeans earning Ryder Cup points. That distinction goes to the Wales Open. … The PGA Tour event in Mexico has a new title sponsor and a new date. The OHL Classic at Mayakoba, which had been opposite the Match Play Championship in late February, is moving to the back end of the new 2013-14 schedule. It will be played Nov. 14-17, and offer full FedEx Cup points. … Jake Higginbottom, the 19-year-old amateur from Australia who won the New Zealand Open last week, has turned pro for this week’s New South Wales PGA Championship. Higginbottom also will play the Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship.

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STAT OF THE WEEK: Jeff Overton and Brendon de Jonge led the PGA Tour with most tournaments _ four _ in which they shot in the 60s all four rounds without winning.

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FINAL WORD: “I know how it feels when you win a major championship, and it feels incredible. And that’s something that I would like to have happen again.” _ Tiger Woods.