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Pinehurst’s Darron Stiles returns to PGA Tour

Pinehurst Country Club member Darron Stiles holds his 2013 PGA Tour card.

Pinehurst Country Club member Darron Stiles holds his 2013 PGA Tour card.

WAIALAE, Hawaii – The all-time leading money-winner in Web.com Tour history, Pinehurst Country Club member Darron Stiles is no stranger to the PGA Tour.

A professional touring pro for 17 years, Stiles, 39, has earned more than $1.8 million on golf’s most elite satellite tour and has won six times, including once in 2012. Over the course of his career he has spent five seasons on the PGA Tour, which is where he will return once again when he tees it up Thursday to play the first round of the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Hawaii. (Follow Live Scoring here.)

With earnings in excess of $200,000 in 2012, Stiles finished 17th on the Web.com Tour money list, punching his ticket back to golf’s biggest stage. Now, he would like to stay there.

And he believes he’s found the winning formula to do it.

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Ready…Set…PUTT!

Even Pinehurst, on occasion, has to wait out a frost delay.

And on the first day of the 2012 Donald Ross Junior Championship on Dec. 28, players wanting to roll a few putts on Pinehurst’s famed practice green had to wait for the sun to rise and the dew to disperse. But once it did, more than 250 junior golfers crowded the Pinehurst Short-Game Complex to finish warming up for the impending shotgun start.

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Pinehurst 2012 – In 77 Seconds

Certainly, a lot happened at Pinehurst in 2012. Here’s a short sampling of some of the biggest changes and events over the course of the year.

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The Pinehurst Top 10 – 2012

Pinehurst in 2012 will cast a long shadow.

Pinehurst in 2012 will cast a long shadow.

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Pinehurst’s Top 10 of 2012 – The Honorable Mentions

At Pinehurst, we’re not worried about the Mayans.

Instead, we continue to look forward to bringing you the best golf America has to offer. And to celebrate a different kind of countdown – less than 18 months and counting until the 2014 U.S. Open on Pinehurst No. 2 – we would like to present what you felt was the best news, notes, photos and videos to come out of Pinehurst this year.

And so beginning on Dec. 21 – take that, Mayans! – we’ll reveal on Facebook and Twitter  a countdown of the Top 10 Pinehurst Resort Blog posts and the Top 10 Pinehurst Resort Videos from 2012.

The top 10 is determined by your visits, views and comments.

To whet your appetite (and to tempt those pesky Mayans even further), here are some honorable mentions that didn’t quite make the cut.

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