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Ryder Cup predictions, matches we want to see

Tiger Woods vs. Rory McIlroy? Yep, we want to see that. The Americans re-taking the Ryder Cup? Some of us feel that way. Check out our predictions, plus our wishes in four-balls, foursomes and Sunday singles.

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Notebook: Lawrie returns to Ryder Cup action

Notebook: Paul Lawrie last saw Ryder Cup action in 1999, but the rejuvenated Scotsman has used a stellar 2012 to add some experience to the European squad.

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Pepperdine, UC Davis break away at Red Sky

Pepperdine and UC Davis separated from the rest of the field during the second round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge.

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Rude: Love gets his wish with Medinah setup

Our Jeff Rude sprays it off the tee on everything from the lack of rough at Medinah to the hit-and-giggle get-together on Tuesday for the fans.

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Olazabal pays homage to the late Ballesteros

No golfer epitomized the spirit of European golf like the late Severiano Ballesteros. And his presence will be felt in every shot this week at Medinah Country Club, said European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal.

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Cal, Georgia Tech tie for Ping/Golfweek Preview title

California used a final-round, 4-under 276 to vault into the lead and then watched as host Georgia Tech managed to tie it up and the two powerhouses will share the Ping/Golfweek Preview title.

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Notes: Plenty of eyes will be on Medinah this week

Notebook: While plenty of PGA Tour players have returned home after the playoffs, the likes of Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler will still keep their eyes peeled on the happenings at Medinah.

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In memory of dad, Ball State's Duke perseveres

Ball State's Autumn Duke has dealt with the death of her father, Larry, in a way that has even impressed her head coach.

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U.S. runs away from Europe to win Junior Ryder Cup

The U.S. squad - behind a monster performance from its girls squad that lost only one point in nine matches - defeated Europe, 14.5-9.5, to retain the Junior Ryder Cup title.

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LSU men take title at Shoal Creek

The LSU men shot even-par 864 to take a five-shot victory at the Shoal Creek Invitational hosted by Graeme McDowell, the second strong performance to open the season for the Tigers, who tied for fourth against a tough field earlier this month at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic.

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Medinah the cure for Woods' Ryder Cup struggles?

Tiger Woods has been on just one winning Ryder Cup team, but he returns this week to a place where he is undefeated: Medinah Country Club.

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Olazabal: A fighter who respects the match

Jose Maria Olazabal has softened over the years, but he still enjoys a heavyweight contest. He’ll bring the same fighting qualities as European captain to this month’s Ryder Cup that he first revealed as a competitor 30 years ago.

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Man in motion: Love finds his balance off the course

U.S. captain Davis Love III finds the true thrill in life with a healthy balance off the course says our Jeff Rude.

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Garcia returns to where it all started: Medinah

Enigmatic Sergio Garcia returns to a happy place: Medinah, where his roller coaster began.

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Medinah a brawny track with its modern makeovers

Medinah's modern makeovers and thinned canopy help showcase the brawny Chicago track says our Bradley S. Klein.

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In this issue: Sept. 28, 2012

Inside the Sept. 28, 2012 issue of Golfweek:

Ryder Cup: Pate’s career detours at ’91 match

The first blow struck in the 1991 Ryder Cup matches wasn’t landed by a competitor. It was absorbed by American Steve Pate when he was involved in a car crash on the way to the traditional gala dinner, changing his career forever.

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Britain was great in '57, but momentum didn't endure

In 1957, Britain truly was ‘great,’ upsetting the U.S. in the Ryder Cup, But the momentum wouldn’t endure.