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Ten Bold Predictions For 2014

Our editors went undercover, overseas and inside golf to research what's happening behind the scenes to produce Golf Digest's 10 Most Intriguing Predictions for 2014. This is not kids' stuff. Of course, we know that captain Tom Watson will lead the U.S. Ryder Cup team to victory on foreign soil, and that teenagers Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson will dominate the LPGA Tour, and that Batman and Robin (Tom O'Toole and Mike Davis) will restore sanity at the USGA. Here's the really big news.

February 2014
Guan Tianlang

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On the eve of launching the new China golf tour, the China Golf Association and the PGA Tour make a joint announcement: As of 2015, the China Open will become, on its 20th anniversary, the world of golf's official fifth major. As the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer predicted, first the idea is ridiculed, then violently opposed. Then, finally, it is accepted as being self-evident common sense.
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