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October 10, 2013

So much for the offseason in golf; here we go again

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SAN MARTIN, Calif. —

To avoid losing sponsorship of the fall tournaments (and some $25 million in prize money), the tour made them part of the FedEx Cup season.

“This new system has given these fall events greater credibility,” John Senden said.

As always, a golfer’s offseason is as long as he wants it to be.

Tiger Woods won the clinching match at the Presidents Cup on Sunday. He’s not expected to play another PGA Tour event until Torrey Pines in January. Adam Scott won’t return to the tour until Kapalua the first week of January. Phil Mickelson will be in Asia later this month for two tournaments now part of the official 2013-14 season.

And then there’s Marc Leishman.

Just three days ago, he holed a 15-foot par putt to win his singles match against Matt Kuchar in the Presidents Cup. He flew to California, got reacquainted with sunshine, and felt remarkably refreshed.

“I thought I would be stuffed,” Leishman said Wednesday morning before his pro-am round. “I got here and I’m feeling good. You want to try to get off to a good start.”

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