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Captains' picks announced for Presidents Cup

Fred Couples and Greg Norman didn't shock anyone with their captains' picks for the 2011 Presidents Cup team, choosing the widely-predicted frontrunners. Jim McCabe

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Presidents Cup: Meet the International team

The Internationals haven't won the Presidents Cup since 1998, the last time it was held at Royal Melbourne. Can they reverse the trend this year? Meet the team

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Presidents Cup: Meet the American team

The U.S. Presidents Cup team is impressive from top to bottom. Take a look at Fred Couples’ squad, including how each did at the 2011 majors and individual outlooks:

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Arkansas wins Challenge; Jaeger earns medalist

Sean Martin: Arkansas went 2-for-2 in 2011 with a victory at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, while Chattanooga’s Stephan Jaeger captured medalist honors for the second time.

Kohles leads Virginia to VCU Shootout win

Virginia’s men shot 10-under 278 in the final round Sept. 27 to earn a victory at the VCU Shootout at Hermitage Country Club in Virginia finished at a school-record 27-under 837, seven shots better than runner-up East Carolina, which shot a final-round 281.

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FedEx Cup not perfect, but not bad either

First a shot into the bleachers. Then a shot into the water. Somehow Bill Haas still walked away with $10 million. It was great theater for the PGA Tour.

Baylor rallies for Dick McGuire victory

The Baylor women’s golf team overcame a six-shot deficit in the final round Sept. 26 to win the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational at the University of New Mexico Championship Course.

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Thumbs up: UCLA | Thumbs down: GT

As the season rolls on, so does another week of the good and the bad from the past week in college golf. It’s time once again for Thumbs up/Thumbs down.

Kent St. wins shortened Inverness Intercollegiate

Kent State rolled to the team title in the abbreviated Inverness Intercollegiate, but Dugan Murphy pulled off a hometown upset.

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Toy Box notes: Bill Haas’ $11.4M club

Bill Haas played his amazing shot out of the water with a Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 60-degree lob wedge.

In this issue: Sept. 30, 2011

Inside the Sept. 30, 2011 issue of Golfweek:

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Shriners Hospital Open

Chad Campbell and Nick Watney headline the field this week at the Justin Timberlake Shiners Hospitals for Children Open, the first event in the Fall Series. Fantasy Tip Sheet

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Matsuyama highlights Asian Amateur field

Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama highlights the field for the third annual Asian Amateur Championship, which begins Thursday at Singapore Island Country Club.