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Golf Digest January 2009

Table of Contents

January Cover

Cover Photo By Dom Furore

January 2009

HOW TO

FEATURED TIP: TIGER WOODS
My key for consistent chipping

BUTCH HARMON: SHORTER + WIDER = BETTER
Hit more fairways using the same tips I give to my top-three tour players: Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Adam Scott

10 RULES: GREAT IRON PLAY
My advice for hitting it close
By Johnny Miller

CRISTIE KERR: HOW I GOT MY PUTTING BACK
Drills, tips from the LPGA Tour's No. 1 putter

SIX SHORT-GAME SOLUTIONS FOR SAVING PAR
How to get out of the worst greenside jams
Josh Zander

BREAKING 100-90-80
Better wedge play: Try these drills to control distance, trajectory and roll
By Gale Peterson

LESSON TEE

SWING SEQUENCE: JAMIE SADLOWSKI
How to hit a 418-yard drive
With sequence analysis by Art Sellinger
VIDEO: Watch his record-shattering shot

DAVID LEADBETTER
One move to fix your slice

ANNIKA SORENSTAM
Pitching off tight fairway lies

HANK HANEY
Why clubfitting matters for kids

TOM WATSON
When to putt from off the green

JIM FLICK
Tackle the toughest wind like Sam Snead

FEATURES

SPECIAL REPORT: THE ECONOMY
From courses to companies to the tours, golf faces challenges in 2009
By Chris Millard

COVER STORY: TIGER'S COMEBACK
Will he be better than ever, or have we seen his best? The secret to Tiger before and after the injury
By Jaime Diaz

AMERICA'S BEST NEW COURSES
Tough times? You can't tell it from the 2008 winners
By Ron Whitten
Web extra» Photos of our winners in each category

JORDAN IS IN
Michael Jordan will be playing in our second Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge. Here's your chance to join him at Bethpage Black

THE DIGEST

THE YEAR IN GOLF 2008: There's plenty to remember with a smile
RULES: Nice gesture or big mistake?
GOLF GURU: Dealing with on-course anger
FITNESS: Avoid injury this winter
STYLE: The Hackel awards
BOOKS: One to Dye for, and more

EQUIPMENT

THE LATEST GEAR: Drivers
NEW LOOK: Deep-groove wedges
WHAT'S IN MY BAG: Ben Curtis
HOT LIST: DIGITAL CADDIES Golf GPS devices

COLUMNISTS

JERRY TARDE: Editor's letter
DAVID OWEN: A lesson that sinks in
STINA STERNBERG: Say no to "advice"
DAVID KINDRED: A quirky course and owner
RICH LERNER: Q&A with Daniel Chopra
JAIME DIAZ: The sadness of Seve

TRAVEL DIGEST

AWAY GAME: VIEW FINDER
In search of great golf, adventure and vistas? Try Maui and Lanai

Q&A: ARNOLD PALMER
The King shares his thoughts on changing Augusta National, piloting his own plane, his friendship/rivalry with Jack Nicklaus and more...

AMBUSH
On the Robert Trent Jones Trail

LONG DRIVES
From Salt Lake City to Wendover, Nev., in the Volkswagen Tiguan

THE FRUGAL GOLFER
Ask for a discount

19TH HOLE
Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz, Calif.

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