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Inside the Sept. 3, 2010 issue of Golfweek

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‘Exhausted’ Perry WDs from Deutsche Bank

Kenny Perry has withdrawn from the Deutsche Bank Championship, ending his run in the FedEx Cup.

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Furyk set for Deutsche Bank after DQ

Jim Furyk was on the putting green for four-plus hours Wednesday honing his stroke for his first playoff event of 2010.

Junior Fantasy picks: Junior Players

Four months after the PGA Tour rolled through Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., the best juniors in the country will take their hacks at TPC Sawgrass for the Junior Players Championship (Sept. 3-5). Our Golfweek staffers make their picks for one of the final AJGA invitationals of the season:

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Walker battling through injury at TPC Boston

If you’re looking for a wild explanation, perhaps a daring escapade that went wrong, Jimmy Walker can’t help you. The issue he’s having with the medial meniscus in his right knee? “It happened while I was just standing,” he said.

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Small wins eighth straight Illinois PGA

University of Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small won his eighth consecutive Illinois PGA Championship Wednesday at Olympia Fields Country Club.

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Wisconsin junior DQs himself after victory

Zach Nash was shocked when he discovered he had one too many golf clubs in his bag 2 hours after winning a junior Wisconsin PGA tournament.

BYU to join WCC in 2011-12 season

Brigham Young University has accepted an invitation to join the West Coast Conference beginning in the 2011-12 academic year.

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HoF QB Elway in hunt at Colorado Sr. Open

John Elway pulled an Elway on the Elway hole. “Seven on 7,” the Hall of Famer said sadly after carding an even-par 72 Wednesday in his first senior golf tournament since turning 50 in June.

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Aussie Hetherington wraps up 14-year LPGA career

Australian Rachel Hetherington, an eight-time winner on the LPGA, retired Sunday from the tour following the final round of the CN Canadian Women’s Open. The 38-year-old earned more than $5.7 million in 14 years on the LPGA.

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Fantasy Aces: Deutsche Bank Championship

The FedEx Cup playoffs roll into TPC Boston this week for the Deutsche Bank Championship. Who are the Fantasy Aces backing this week?

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Streelman’s playoff punch paying off

Amazing how quickly one’s fortunes can change in the FedEx Cup playoffs. Consider Kevin Streelman, for instance.

5 things: Inside Kuchar's success

When swinging a golf club, Matt Kuchar looks like he’s in a basement with a low ceiling. Yet the lanky professional stands out for reasons other than that flat swing. He not only finished first Sunday at The Barclays, but he’s first on the PGA Tour in scoring average, earnings, FedEx Cup points, top-10 finishes and the all-around statistical category.

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Junior Players preview: Swinging at Sawgrass

The AJGA Junior Players Championship starts Friday at TPC Sawgrass. D.J. Piehowski previews the event, which features the country’s best juniors.

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Mukesh Kumar leads PGTI Championship

Mukesh Kumar carded a bogey-free 67 that catapulted him from T-6 overnight to a one-shot lead after round 2 of the PGTI Players Championship.

Ishikawa seeks to rekindle magic at Fujisankei Classic

Ryo Ishikawa hopes a return to the scene of one of his most memorable wins will spark a concerted push to retain his Japan Golf Tour Organisation Money List title.

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Asian Tour suspends five in OneAsia dispute

Asia’s golfing divide continues to widen with Scotsman Simon Yates and Australian Terry Pilkadaris among five players indefinitely suspendedby the Asian Tour for playing on the rival OneAsia Tour.

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After long layoff, Norman returns at European Masters

After the madness of Gleneagles comes the serenity of Crans-sur-Sierre, a place where the runners in the Ryder Cup race can catch their breath and spend a week in quiet reflection.

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High stakes

The Deutsche Bank Championship is about much more than just the $1.35 million top prize. Top U.S. players – such as Tiger Woods, Zach Johnson and Stewart Cink – still are vying for final spots on the American Ryder Cup team. And everybody is scrambling to advance to the third stage of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Pace rides hot streak into Austrian Ladies Open

Lee-Anne Pace brings her top game into the Austrian Ladies Open this week at Raiffeisen Golf Club Fohrenwald. On a tear, Pace of South Africa has won twice and added a runner-up finish in her last three events.

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2013 NCAAs heading to Capital City Club

A week after the 2013 NCAA Championship was dropped from at Atlanta Athletic Club, the NCAA announced Wednesday that the event will be held on the Crabapple Couse at the Capital City Club in Atlanta.

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Commentary: Hate to be Rude: Inside Kuchar’s success

Matt Kuchar’s unique swing stands out as much as his jaw-dropping consistency on Tour this year. Jeff Rude explains.

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For Your Game: Matt Kuchar

It took some time, but Matt Kuchar's hard work finally reaps rewards. Sean Martin spent a day with Kuchar on the range to find the secret to his success.

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LPGA investigates possible rules cover-up

The LPGA is investigating a possible cover-up surrounding two competitors who played the wrong ball at the Canadian Women’s Open.

PGA Tour suspends pro-am no-show rule

The PGA Tour has suspended the regulation that resulted in Jim Furyk’s disqualification last week from The Barclays for being late to his pro-am starting time, commissioner Tim Finchem announced Tuesday.