In this issue: Nov. 7, 2009

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Golfweek (Nov. 7, 2009)

Inside the Nov. 7, 2009 issue of Golfweek:

THE FORECADDIE

  • If you dig off-roading, Rickie Fowler might be your homeboy, too
  • Have you posted as many scores this year as Barack Obama?
  • Matt Kuchar and his wife, Sybi, make quite a pairing ... in tennis
  • Chris Mundorf, caddie for the Tour’s Troy Matteson, wonders about his timing
  • Titleist (the bull) is hardly a movable hazard at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, S.C.
  • Golfweek’s Best/Iran Edition? Not yet, but the nation did have two entrants in the Asian Amateur
  • A new practice range is being carved out at Augusta National

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TOY BOX

Wedges: With the grooves rule set to take effect, manufactures look to 2010 as the year of the wedge (By James Achenbach)

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IN THE NEWS

• St. Andrews’ famous “Road Hole’’ bulks up for the British Open

• Erin Hills changes hands and will get a makeover, too (By Bradley S. Klein)

• Coore-Crenshaw will help restore Donald Ross’ vision to Pinehurst No. 2 (By Bradley S. Klein)

• Tour suspends journeyman Doug Barron after a failed drug test

• Massachusetts legend Fordie Pitts Jr. dies (By Jim McCabe)

• Golf’s annual reality show – Q-School – stages its first episode (By Jim McCabe)

• Will changes at Pebble Beach be enough to lure Tiger Woods back to the AT&T National Pro-Am? (By Alex Miceli)

Q&A: Leslie Greis, who chaired the LPGA’s search committee, talks about the tour’s new chief

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VOICES

Inside the Ropes: Public access will drive any growth in Asian golf (By Sean Martin)

Wired: Odd timing for a doubleheader on the European Tour (By Martin Kaufmann)

Letters to the Editor

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COMPETITON

• Michael Whan, a savvy marketer with a golf background, might be just what the LPGA needs (By Beth Ann Baldry)

ANALYSIS: It’s up to Whan to find what works (By Gene Yasuda )

• A look at the top 25 on the Nationwide Tour

• Fortysomethings graduate to PGA Tour – again (By Sean Martin)

• Viking Classic’s washout puts pressure on Tour’s bubble guys

• Rickie Fowler flat-out impresses Tour veterans (By Jeff Rude)

• Add Na Yeon Choi to the growing list of Korean stars on the LPGA Tour

• John Cook wins the Schwab Cup, his second title in three weeks

• Ross Fisher salvages his season by winning the Volvo World Match Play

• Forget about players abandoning the PGA Tour for Europe (By Alistair Tait)

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COLLEGE

• Oklahoma State reloads for another title run, winning at Isleworth (By Dan Mirocha)

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AMATEUR

• South Korea’s Chang-won Han wins the Asian Amateur and a ticket to Augusta (By Sean Martin)

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FOR YOUR GAME

• Heath Slocum works to stabilize his swing (By Sean Martin)

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SCOREBOARD

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PERSPECTIVE

• Michael Whan already is 1 up on his predecessor at the LPGA (By Jim McCabe)

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