In this issue: Sept. 12, 2009

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College Preview issue (Sept. 12, 2009)

Inside the Sept. 12, 2009 issue of Golfweek:

THE FORECADDIE

  • Catching up with the First Golfer
  • An addition to Team Sorenstam
  • Kenny Perry considers gearing down
  • Camilo Villegas endorses this kind of pro-am
  • Birthday greetings for golf’s King
  • An American patriot in Boston
  • Troy Matteson lands the big one

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TOY BOX

Collegiate gear: Show your true colors on the golf course (By Gene Yasuda)

ASK THE EXPERT: John Solheim, Ping’s CEO, talks about his company’s historical connection to the college game

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IN THE NEWS

• USGA starts getting players acclimated to grooves testing (By Alex Miceli)

• LPGA plugs one potential hole in its 2010 schedule (By Beth Ann Baldry)

• Lucas Glover is a lock for the U.S. team in the Presidents Cup, but the other captain’s pick is unknown (By Golfweek staff)

Q&A: Jean Reynolds, runner-up on the Duramed Futures Tour money list, looks ahead to the LPGA (By Dan Mirocha)

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VOICES

Inside the Ropes: A closer look at the Golfweek Conference Challenge events (By Lance Ringler)

Wired: NBC brings its best game to the playoffs (By Ray McCarthy)

Letters to the Editor

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COMPETITION

STRICKER’S SURGE: With a birdie-birdie finish, Steve Stricker wins the Deutsche Bank Championship and takes the FedEx Cup points lead midway (By Jim McCabe)

COAST-TO-COAST WINNER: Jeff Sluman takes the long route in repeating as the victor in the Walmart First Tee Open on the Champions Tour

MERRITT PAY: A 21-time winner in college, Troy Merritt finally knows the feeling on the Nationwide Tour

GOT ’R DONE: Suzann Pettersen, bolstered by an encouraging text from Tiger Woods, wins the CN Canadian Women’s Open on the LPGA tour

NEW HEIGHTS: Alexander Noren elevates his game in the Swiss Alps with the Omega European Masters title

PROMOTIONS: Song Yi Choi wins the Duramed Futures Tour’s season-finale and is one of 10 players to earn status for the 2010 LPGA tour

COLUMN: North Dakota, a golf oasis? Look closer (By Bradley S. Klein )

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COLLEGE PREVIEW

RECRUITING: The game is changing as the top recruits tend to commit earlier than ever (By Beth Ann Baldry)

CANADIAN CLUB: Two of the top three players in the men’s college ranks hail from Canada (By Sean Martin)

PLUS: A closer look at the top men’s and women’s teams, and the leading men’s and women’s players

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FOR YOUR GAME

• An eye on improving your putting

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SCOREBOARD

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PERSPECTIVE

• Golf’s playoffs lend to a surreal experience (By Jeff Babineau)

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