Lexi Thompson to File Petition to join LPGA

16-year old Lexi Thompson made headlines around the golfing world this year by becoming the youngest player to ever win a professional event on the LPGA Tour.

Lexi capped off an amazing week for herself by capturing the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic by five strokes over Tiffany Joh.

Much has been made since that victory by Thompson to let her play full time on the LPGA Tour in 2012. However, the current rules of the Tour states competitors must be at least 18-years of age or they will be limited to just six starts per year.

Some believe this to be an archaic rule and short sides the Tour itself of a potential future American star.

Thompson's agent Bobby Kreusler believes the LPGA should consider going with a system similar to the WTA, Women's Tennis Association. Which deals with situations such as this involving teenage players.

Player of the Year Debate Heats Up

With the FedEx Cup and Tour Championship decided and behind us, the Presidents Cup is all that remains for most of the world's best players.

Yes, the Fall Series begins this weekend at the Frys.com Open in San Jose California with Tiger Woods making yet another return to the links.

However, there is one award left to give out for the 2011 PGA Tour season -- The Player of the Year.

This debate has begun to heat up since the FedEx Cup was decided. Who is the most deserving player from the 2011 season?

Couples Explains Captains Picks as Bradley Could still be Option

After Fred Couples announced who he had chosen for his second captains pick for the 2011 Presidents Cup team. Many thought Keegan Bradley would get the nod over Bill Haas.

Haas, of course won the Tour Championship as well as the FedEx Cup a few short days before the picks were made.

Where as Bradley has two wins including his come from behind playoff victory at the PGA Championship in August.

Some though that Bradley would have been the better pick over Haas and vise-versa.

After the picks were announced, Couples had this to say about going with Haas over Bradley.

"Well, I mean, Jay is on the line, so Jay and I talked about this scenario, and Michael Jordan. We went over this probably a month ago and the way for us to do this was really to let the guys play.""I know Greg [Norman] said he told Geoff Ogilvy and some guys that Tiger is on the team. Bill Haas knew he had to win last week, and he did it."

Fred Couples Announces his Presidents Cup Team

Now that the 2011 FedEx Cup champion has been crowned the golfing world turned to the announcement today of the Presidents Cup teams for both the United States and the European team.

U.S. captain Fred Couples shocked many when he used one of his two captain's picks on Tiger Woods a good month before the actually selection was to be announced.

Couples, then had this to say about that decision, "I've told him that he's going to be on the team. There is no reason for me to wait till September 26th to pick Tiger. He's the best player in the world forever."

Steve Stricker may not be Fit for Presidents Cup

With Fred Couples and Greg Norman set to announce their respective Presidents Cup teams at 5:30 pm (est) today, the U.S. captain may be a man down before they head off to Australia in mid-November.

Steve Stricker on Friday during the Tour Championship at East Lake said, his left arm felt so weak he could not guarantee that he would be 100-percent ready to go by the Presidents Cup November 17-20.

"There's no question I want to be there. I just want to get better."

"That's the frustrating thing. And I've got to look out for next year. I just feel beat up."

Tiger Woods Hires Joe LaCava as his New Bagman

Since parting ways in a very odd and public way with Steve Williams, a lot of speculation has surrounded Tiger Woods with who he would hire as his new bag man after the long stint he and Williams had.

At the PGA Championships back in August, Woods turned to long-time friend Bryon Bell to serve as his interim caddy until a true replacement could be found.

The wait is seemingly over.

Announcing through his website on Sunday afternoon, Woods tabbed Dustin Johnson's caddy Joe LaCava as his new bag man.

"This was an important decision, and I wanted to think about it carefully." Woods said through his website. "Also, out of deference for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, I decided to wait until they were concluding to have substantive talks. We then spoke to Joe and came to an agreement."

LaCava, had been the longtime caddie for Fred Couples before parting ways (mutually) to take on Johnson's bag this season on Tour.