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Table of Contents

Cover Photograph By Donald Miralle

Cover Photograph By Donald Miralle

BUNKER

Michelle Wie passes first Q-school test

Hip surgery ends Tom Watson's season

Clubmakers group to seek bankruptcy

Catching up with Jerry Courville Jr.

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

EQUIPMENT

In ball fitting, work from the green back to the tee

By E. Michael Johnson

THE VIEW

Tiger Woods' absence gave others a chance to shine at Valhalla

By Ron Sirak

OPINION

Ryder Cup win had U.S. players calling for Paul Azinger's return

By Bob Verdi

TOUR TALK

AMATEURS

Match-play novice Steve Wilson takes the U.S. Mid-Amateur

Joan Higgins, 52, wins one for the aged at U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur

STATS & SCORES

FEATURES

Redemption In Mississippi

Shaking off rust and a shaky finish Saturday, Will MacKenzie, the tour's resident radical, wins the Viking

By Rusty Hampton

RYDER CUP NOTEBOOK

Friday

Rookies rule as the U.S. takes a first-day lead for the first time since 1995

Not this time, Sergio. Garcia, partners struggle during first-day play

Changing diapers or playing in the Ryder Cup, Chad Campbell gets it done

Saturday

Mild-mannered Steve Stricker let it all hang out during his first Ryder Cup

The last man off the bench, Europe's Oliver Wilson got in the groove fast

Can anyone stay mad at Boo Weekley for long? Lee Westwood couldn't

Sunday

Young guns give Europe reason for optimism in 2010 in Wales

Clinching putt a satisfying end to a stressful week for Jim Furyk

Swing Thoughts

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THE ANGRY GOLFER

How the PGA Tour can finally get its playoff format right

RYDER CUP REPORT

The Big Picture

Images that capture the spirit and emotion that prevailed at the 37th Ryder Cup Matches

Red, White and Beautiful

Reveling in the role of consummate underdogs, a U.S. team sparked by six rookies and one gritty captain takes the 37th Ryder Cup with a flourish

By John Hawkins

The Rank and File

Capsules of each match plus report cards for every player on both teams

By Bret Avery

Rise And Shine

While young guns Anthony Kim and Hunter Mahan enjoyed breakout weeks at Valhalla, veteran Phil Mickelson seemed stuck in neutral

By Jaime Diaz

What Was He Thinking?

After his team's upset, European captain Nick Faldo faces questions, controversy

By John Huggan

Thoughts From Valhalla

Kenny Perry, J.B. Holmes and Boo Weekley delivered big shots, Southern charm to boisterous, partisan crowds in Louisville

By Bill Fields