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Oct. 19, 2009
Oct. 19, 2009

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Oct. 19, 2009

GOLF PLUS
LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
SOCCER
  • In a roiling Central American cauldron, the U.S. men earned a berth in the 2010 World Cup. Now come eight months of hard work to prepare for the biggest stage in sports

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This is an article from the Oct. 19, 2009 issue

David Toms

MY BAG

"I wasshutting my putter coming back, so I needed a little more face rotation. Ichanged putters, and it's been pretty good."

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Project X 7.0 (Xflex)

IRONS

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True Temper

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WEDGES

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CG14 Black Pearl(48°, 54° and 60°)

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BALL Titleist ProV1

FAIRWAY METAL

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HYBRID

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PUTTER

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THIS WEEK'S MAINEVENT

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKEOPEN

Someone Old?Someone New?

For the last fiveyears the Tour's Vegas stop has been won by a rookie without a previousvictory, so going by the money list, this week's favorites would be MarcLeishman (47th), Webb Simpson (70th), Jeff Klauk (82nd) and Scott Piercy(86th). Of course last week's action might inspire a former Presidents Cupper.Those include Stuart Appleby, Woody Austin, Davis Love III and David Toms, whohas rebounded to 14th in earnings after dropping to 131st last year.

Card Sharks

Most players reachthe PGA Tour through Q school or the Nationwide tour. Since 1995 more of theNationwide guys have retained their cards (below), but the best a first-yearNationwider has finished is 15th on the money list, while in 2006 Q schoolerBrett Wetterich finished 10th, the same spot Y.E. Yang currently holds.

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Q school gradssince '95

Lost Card

69% (382)

31% (170)

Kept Card

Nationwide gradssince '95

63% (157)

37% (93)

—Compiled by SalJohnson

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