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STAT OF THE WEEK: Padraig Harrington said his New Year’s resolution was going to be only “yes” or “no” answers. His first answer was 522 words.

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FINAL WORD: “I’m against it, but whatever they say the rule will be or might be, I’ll go with it. I’m a golfer. I’m not making the rules. I want to honor the game, wherever it takes us.” _ Ernie Els on the proposed rule to ban anchored strokes.