In this issue: Sept. 5, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Inside the Sept. 5, 2009 issue of Golfweek:


  • Improved lies, in the rough? Only on the LPGA
  • Phil Mickelson gets his chance to vent to the USGA’s Dick Rugge regarding the grooves ruling, so he does
  • Adam Scott, a long shot to make the International team for the Presidents Cup, likely is done for the year
  • The water shuttle from Manhattan to Liberty National proves to be a big hit at The Barclays
  • The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., lands the 2013 U.S. Amateur on the centennial of one of the biggest victories in American golf
  • If recent history is an indication, the two extra singles matches on Sunday could prove pivotal in this month’s Walker Cup

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• Mizuno delivers four new lines of irons to the market this month (By James Achenbach)

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• Jack Nicklaus, owner of a record six green jackets, will join Arnold Palmer as ceremonial starters for the Masters

• Cameron Tringale and Peter Uihlein are picked for the final spots on the U.S. Walker Cup team

• Wegmans re-ups with the LPGA, boosting the tour’s fortunes as it seeks to stabilize the tournament schedule

Q&A: Doc Giffin, Arnold Palmer’s right-hand man, talks about life in The King’s court

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Inside the Ropes: Recalling one of the game’s best rivalries: Hogan vs. Nelson (By Jeff Rude)

Wired: Nick Faldo delivers at The Barclays (By Bradley S. Klein)

Letters to the Editor

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GIVE ME LIBERTY: Heath Slocum wins The Barclays, the PGA Tour’s playoff opener (By Adam Schupak)

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• Byeong-Hun An wins the U.S. Amateur to become the youngest champion in the event’s 109-year history (By Ron Balicki )

COLUMN: Dan Woltman should have been picked for the Walker Cup (By Sean Martin )

• LPGA rookie M.J. Hur breaks through with victory in Safeway Classic

COLUMN: In a sport of many Kims, the feisty Christina stands out (By Beth Ann Baldry )

• Loren Roberts birdies final two holes to clip Mark O’Meara in Champions Tour’s Boeing Classic

• Gary Christian wins a marathon nine-hole playoff – over the same hole, again and again – in the Nationwide Tour’s Northeast Pennsylvania Classic

• Peter Hedblom holds on to win the European PGA’s Johnnie Walker Championship

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• Heath Slocum’s victory in The Barclays was no surprise to the leading member of his gallery, wife Victoria (By Jim McCabe)