News for Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Watch out for Jay Hwang

Jay Hwang belongs in the conversation of the top juniors in the county. He’s got the red numbers to prove it.

In this issue: Nov. 28, 2009

Inside the Nov. 28, 2009 issue of Golfweek.

Couples to play Senior Skins Game in January

Fred Couples turned 50 in October, and he could not have picked a better Champions Tour event to make his debut.

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Hamrick wins All-American Classic in playoff

Hunter Hamrick birdied his final hole in regulation Tuesday, then won the Western Refining College All-American Golf Classic in a playoff over Oklahoma State’s Morgan Hoffmann.

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Junior stars advance to match play at Polo

Jay Whang made nine birdies Tuesday to advance to match play at the Polo Golf Junior Classic. Also moving on were heavyweights Jordan Spieth, Cory Whitsett, Alexis Thompson and Victoria Tanco.

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Will anyone notice the Skins Game is gone?

Each year brought more recognition to Curtis Strange. He was the first PGA Tour player to earn $1 million in a season in 1988, then he became the first player in nearly a half-century to win the U.S. Open in consecutive years.

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Commentary: Top 10: Picking golf’s top TV talkers

Who is your favorite golf announcer? That’s a popular topic of conversation among those of us who spend far too many of our weekend hours watching golf. Martin Kaufmann weighs in.

College coaching salaries: Who makes what?

Everybody knows college football coaches make a bundle. Ever wonder what a college golf coach earns? Curious as to how your alma mater pays?

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Woods, Ames win with smaller grooves

Touring pros, looking ahead to 2010 groove regulations, have begun integrating smaller-groove wedges into their equipment arsenal.

A day with Dave Stockton in Palm Desert

“All these practice strokes with a putter,” says a stern Dave Stockton, referring to most golfers, pro and amateur. “You’ve got to be kidding me. No golfer needs a practice stroke.”