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July 20, 2009

On Monday after major championships the photo department for Golf World needs an extra set of eyes. I come in and provide bullpen relief. It's like getting a two pitch save because a bulk of the work is done on-site by the photographers, who shoot the pictures, and Christian Iooss, who edits it down from thousands to a few hundred. Once the writers file their stories, I go through the batch of selects and pair pictures with the appropriate prose. Last week at Turnberry Dom Furore, J.D. Cuban and Donald Miralle were roaming my favorite course in the world packing 40-pound lenses and a keen sense and understanding of their mission: document history. Like the old impressionists well before shutterbug technology, our photographer's cameras are their brushes, the little memory cards are their canvas.

After we put the magazine to bed, I put together a photo essay of some of the best you won't see in Golf World this week. Here's one of my favorites:


--Matty G.