News for Friday, September 4, 2009



Golfweek Junior Series participants go patriotic

The forty-five players participating in the Golfweek Junior Series event here at Treetops resort were treated with a little bit more after their practice round.

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Kim sets course-record 62 in Canada

South Korea’s Song-Hee Kim shot a tournament-record 9-under 62 for a share of the second-round lead in the Canadian Women’s Open with Suzann Pettersen.

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Sluman sets pace at Pebble

Defending champion Jeff Sluman shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 on Friday at Del Monte Golf Course to take a one-stroke over lead Loren Roberts and Olin Browne in the Champions Tour’s Walmart First Tee Open.

FedEx Cup format beneficial to some

The last guys to get into the FedEx playoffs certainly are holding up their ends of the bargain in making the most of it.

Final Presidents Cup picks loom

Four years ago, Paul Azinger was in the midst of making his four picks for the 2008 Presidents Cup. It’s Fred Couples’ turn now, and he isn’t finding the task any easier than Azinger did.

Is this Mickelson's last Tour start in '09?

Phil Mickelson made his 400th career Tour start Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Where he makes his 401st is open to debate.

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Wyatt takes commanding Junior Players lead

Bobby Wyatt charged out of the gates with a first-round 66 at the Junior Players Championship, separating himself from second-place Jim Liu by three.

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Stricker savoring lead at Deutsche Bank

Sure, a hot putter didn't hurt, but there's another reason Steve Stricker is tied with Jim Furyk for the Deutsche Bank lead. As Jim McCabe writes, the secret's in the sauce.

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Stricker, Furyk tied for Deutsche Bank lead

Steve Stricker said after Round 1 of the Deutsche Bank that he’s “comfortable” playing with Tiger Woods. He proved it with an 8-under 63.

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Aiken charges into lead at European Masters

Thomas Aiken of South Africa shot a 7-under 64 Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the European Masters.

FedEx Cup needs to work on playoff feel

When you get to the playoffs, you should want to play and survive as long as possible. It isn’t meant to be optional.

Secret’s in sauce for Stricker, Verplank

Forget the latest swing tip. You want to go low? Try lobster ravioli.

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Commentary: Long race for European Ryder Cup unnecessary

With more than a year to go before the 2010 Ryder Cup, the race for a spot on the European team has already begun. Alistair Tait questions the effectiveness of the long process.

Old grooves about to disappear forever

I’ve heard enough about Tour players and their new grooves for 2010.

Jr. Fantasy Golf: The Junior Players

The Junior Players Championship is this week, and it's time for the Golfweek staffers to make their picks.