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In this issue: Sept. 7, 2012

Inside the Sept. 7, 2012 issue of Golfweek:

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Notebook: Green opens with a 70 at LPGA Q-School

Notebook: Jaye Marie Green must make 100 putts before she goes to bed each night, and the 18-year-old used some of that practice to open with a 70 at LPGA Q-School on Tuesday.

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Notes: Liu looking for winning formula

Junior boys notes: After another close call at the Junior Players, Jim Liu is still searching for his first victory since the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur.

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Cheyenne Woods fires 77 at LPGA Q-School

Cheyenne Woods prepared for this week's LPGA Q-School with a win and a second-place finish in the SunCoast Ladies Series, played on the same courses. A 5-over 77 Tuesday left her searching for answers.

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Rude: U.S. team is deep, but not 'great' yet

Snubbed Hunter Mahan says he "feels empty right now." Also overlooked, Rickie Fowler says "you really can't argue with" Davis Love III's Ryder Cup picks. Our Jeff Rude says the team is deep, but the "great" label will be determined at Medinah.

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Rachey (NR, 2013) commits to Minnesota

Matthew Rachey of Waconia, Minn., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Minnesota. Rachey also made unofficial visits to Kansas, Iowa State, Colorado, Colorado State, Drake, Creighton, Nebraska, St. Thomas and Denver before making his decision.

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First-round tee times at BMW Championship

Here are the first-round tee times and pairings for the BMW Championship.

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Toy Box notes: McIlroy wins with Titleist

Rory McIlroy won his second big title in a month, with his one-shot victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Northern Texas PGA teams with school golf initiative

Gene Yasuda says the partnership between TGA Premier Junior Golf and the Northern Texas PGA promises to build a "pathway" between schools and courses.

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Winner's Circle: Aug. 27-Sept. 3, 2012

Winner's Circle: Aug. 27-Sept. 3, 2012

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Ryder Cup: What they said about Love's picks

Take a look at what captain's picks Dustin Johnson, Steve Stricker, Brandt Snedeker and Jim Furyk had to say about being picked to join the U.S. Ryder Cup squad.

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Gulf Coast golf withstands Isaac’s punch

Across the Gulf Coast, golf course operators were relieved to have been spared the sort of widespread damage from Hurricane Isaac that the region had endured exactly seven years earlier with Hurricane Katrina.

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U.S. rounds played dip slightly in July

Rounds played dipped slightly in July, but maintained a nearly double-digit percentage gain through the first seven months of the year, according to the latest participation report.

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Love couldn't lose with Johnson or Mahan

Davis Love III's wild-card decision came down to two players: Dustin Johnson and Hunter Mahan. And Love couldn't make a bad choice, says our Jim McCabe.

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Love's picks: Furyk, Johnson, Snedeker, Stricker

Captain Davis Love III went with experience for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, picking Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson and Steve Stricker on Tuesday but adding Brandt Snedeker for his first cup team as a professional.

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Hole-by-hole: Crooked Stick Golf Club

Crooked Stick Golf Club - site of this week's BMW Championship - is one of Pete Dye’s earliest gems and the course that put him on the map as an iconoclastic genius. Our Bradley S. Klein takes you hole-by-hole.