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FEDEX CUP AT THE BMW, V IS FOR VILLEGAS, VICTORY—AND VIJAY

RYDER CUP PREVIEW

BLUEGRASS BRED
Kenny Perry Stays True to His Roots
by Alan Shipnuck

THE UN-NATURAL
Padraig Harrington Does More with Less
by Michael Bamberger

RYDER RANKINGS
SI's Exclusive Player Ratings, from 1 to 24

PLUS
• Why the U.S. Can't Win: Fact and Fiction • Europe's Big Secret: Food Groups • PGA Tour Confidential • Team Building

DRIVING RANGE
Tempting Target
The par-4 13th at Valhalla is only 352 yards long, but has an island green. Will anyone risk it?

PHOTOCOVER PHOTOGRAPH BY FRED VUICH