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Commentary: Hate to be Rude: Daly done in ’09

John Daly is hanging it up for the rest of 2009. No word yet whether those loud pants will make an appearance, like at a dinner or movie.

TPC Boston caddies on Cabrera’s tab

Masters champion Angel Cabrera walked into the Caddywagon at the TPC Boston and put an entire week of caddie meals on his tab.

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Freshman stars for LSU in Match Play win

LSU freshman Mary Michael Maggio birdied the last two holes to defeat Auburn stalwart Candace Schepperle, 1 up, and give LSU the victory Tuesday at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship.

The 2008 Nationwide “25”

How’s the Class of 2008 grads from the Nationwide Tour doing in the big leagues this season? As is usually the case, it’s a mixed bag for the “25,” as they are affectionately called.

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Rickie Fowler on golf fashion

I chatted with a soon-to-be professional Rickie Fowler, and asked him about golf fashion, trends, belt buckles (of course!) and more. . .

Reason to celebrate for Biesecker – twice

One day after watching his client, Heath Slocum, win the Barclays, Nick Biesecker got a win of his own. Biesecker, a managing director with Blue Giraffe Sports, shot 69 Aug. 31 to earn medalist honors in a U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifier at The Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, Mass.

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Meet your 2009 Walker Cuppers

Take an inside look at the 2009 Walker Cup teams.

Winner’s Circle: Aug. 31 - Sept. 7, 2009

Inside the bags of winners on tour.

Adam Scott? Really?

In making Presidents Cup captains’ picks Tuesday, Fred Couples chose Lucas Glover and Hunter Mahan as expected for the United States team, and Greg Norman took Ryo Ishikawa and, surprisingly, Adam Scott for the Internationals.

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Vokey wedges rising above recession

Equipment sales are ailing, but there are always exceptions such as Vokey wedges. Will they benefit from “stockpiling"?

Ringler’s ringers (Women)

Lance Ringler, Golfweek’s college golf guru, offers his picks for the upcoming women’s season.

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Ishikawa picked for Presidents Cup

LEMONT, Ill. – Ryo Ishikawa has been picked for the International team in the Presidents Cup, making the 17-year-old Japanese star the youngest player to compete in the matches.

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College preview: Women’s teams

You think the focus is off Arizona State because they lost two seniors from last year’s national championship team? Think again. The Sun Devils top Golfweek’s preseason rankings.

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Merion GC – East

Storied, inspiring, and frumpy throughout, the East Course at Merion is deserving of its ranking as No. 4 on the Golfweek’s Best Classic list.

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Trend watch: Belts & Buckles

What goes around comes around...

What’s in the bag: Deutsche Bank

At the Deutsche Bank Championship, Aldila came out on top in two categories – graphite shafts (all woods combined) and graphite driver shafts, specifically.

Booth plans head over heels celebration

Wallace Booth has often had to take a back seat to younger sister Carly during his life, but he plans to better her at this week’s Walker Cup. In fact, Booth says he literally will turn head over heels should Great Britain and Ireland win the match at Merion.

Changed days for GB&I Walker Cuppers

I remember the days when the GB&I Walker Cup team turned up on American soil, played a couple of practice rounds, got pasted and then went home to lick their wounds. Those days are long gone. Practice sessions for potential team members are a big part of GB&I preparations today.

In this issue: Sept. 12, 2009

Inside the Sept. 12, 2009 issue of Golfweek:

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College preview: Women’s individuals

There’s no question which player leads Golfweek’s preseason All-Americans into the new season. So can anyone catch Jennifer Song? Here are the contenders.