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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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Where to Stay – The Holly Inn at Pinehurst Resort [Video]

At The Holly Inn, every detail has been attended to, both inside and on the spacious grounds at this North Carolina hotel. Decorating the walls and floors are a series of natural botanical prints and images, reminiscent of times gone by. You’ll see the fine touches in every nook, from the jewel-toned Tiffany lamps, to the reading selection in the library, and to the comfort of a rocking chair in your guest room.

What are your favorite memories of The Holly Inn?

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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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