In this issue: Aug. 29, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Inside the Aug. 29, 2009 issue of Golfweek:


  • Missoula Country Club, the home of champions
  • Merion’s 11th takes a beating but is ready for Walker Cup
  • It’s a long way to the Solheim Cup venue
  • Laura Davies has no interest in Europe’s captaincy
  • Short list forms for LPGA commissioner
  • Ryan Palmer makes the cut ... for daughter’s birth
  • In victory, Ryan Moore will remain logofree
  • 3 states have not hosted a USGA event, and that could change

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• Modern clubs can raise a player’s standards (By Jim Achenbach)

ASK THE EXPERT: Tom Wishon, founder of Tom Wishon Golf Technology

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• Amputee Ken Green takes first steps on comeback (By Jeff Rude)

• A closer look at the revised FedEx Cup playoffs (By Jim McCabe)

• Pumpkin Ridge welcomes LPGA with three par 5s in a row (By Jim Achenbach)

Q&A: Seth Waugh, CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas

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Inside the Ropes: Solheim Cup’s esprit de corps should be spread worldwide (By Bradley S. Klein)

Wired: Golf Channel plays its ‘B’ team in Solheim Cup (By Martin Kaufmann)

Letters to the Editor

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A ‘W’ FOR WIESY: Michelle Wie, a team player? Who knew? The rest of U.S. women’s golf sees a side to the LPGA rookie that had been hidden. (By Beth Ann Baldry)

DAY-BY-DAY HIGHLIGHTS: Wrapup from each of the three days at Rich Harvest Farms (By Jim McCabe)

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• Ryan Moore, practically unbeatable as an amateur, has struggled to find the winner’s circle on the PGA Tour. One week in Greensboro, N.C., has changed everything.

• Michael Sim wins his third Nationwide Tour event of the season and with it, an automatic promotion to golf’s big leagues.

• Mike Reid defeats John Cook on the first playoff hole to win his second Champions Tour major title, the Jeld-Wen Tradition.

• Simon Dyson, on the strength of a course-record-tying 63 in the final round, wins the KLM Open on the PGA European Tour. It’s the Englishman’s third career Euro title.

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• Juli Inkster, synonymous with American fortunes in the Solheim Cup, wraps up her playing career with another victory on U.S. soil. (By Jim McCabe)