Golf Digest editors picks

Golf Digest April 2009

Table of Contents

March Cover

Cover Photo by Dom Furore, Illustration by Mark Ulrisksen

April 2009

FEATURES

TIGER'S RETURN
10 reasons to celebrate
By Steve Rushin

JOHN UPDIKE, GOLFER
Goodbye to our friend, with excerpts from his essays in Golf Digest
By David Owen

U.S. OPEN CHALLENGE
Didn't win our contest to play Bethpage? How to qualify for the real deal
By Max Adler

CAPTAIN AMERICA
How Paul Azinger survived cancer and the loss of his friend, Payne Stewart
By Jimmy Roberts

HOW TO

FEATURED TIP: JIM MCLEAN
Learn to spin a wedge

PHIL MICKELSON'S SHORT-GAME CLINIC
Improve this year with our Make Me Better challenge, plus Butch's full-swing tips

HOW GOOD ARE YOU?
New research: Match your expectations to our stats
By Peter Sanders

TIPS FROM THE TOUR
7 pros tell how they turned their games around

LEE TREVINO
My 10 rules on shotmaking
Interviewed by Guy Yocom

PICK YOUR DOWNSWING
There are two basic ways to start your transition. Which is best for you?
By Jim Flick

BREAKING 100-90-80
Power tips for spring
By Debbie Doniger

EQUIPMENT

LATEST GEAR: Which hybrid are you?
NEW LOOKS: Drivers: At What Cost?
WHAT'S IN MY BAG? Geoff Ogilvy

COLUMNS

JERRY TARDE: Editor's letter
TIM ROSAFORTE: Tiger takes a dip
DAVID OWEN: Are golfers carbon copies?

THE DIGEST

ON THE TEE: Golf+Spring
RULES: Equipment quiz
GURU: Who breaks 100?
FITNESS: Camilo's workout secret
ENVIRONMENT: Our Leaders in Golf Awards

LESSON TEE

SWING SEQUENCE: BUBBA WATSON
Power moves from the tour's longest hitter
Analysis by Rick Smith

TIGER WOODS
Fix your swing faults from the finish back

BUTCH HARMON
Better chips and pitches

DAVID LEADBETTER
Drill: Steady your stroke

TOM WATSON
How I won my first Masters

TRAVEL

AWAY GAME: Birmingham, Ala.
19TH HOLE: Oak Room, Sea Island, Ga.
AMBUSH: The wolf pack
FRUGAL GOLFER: Pre-owned balls
Q&A: With Jack Nicklaus

MASTERS PREVIEW

TOM BROKAW: FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Our guest does Augusta and offers some thoughts for chairman Billy Payne
Illustrations by Mark Ulriksen

ADJUSTING THE VOLUME
Fretting that the Masters has traded roars for bores? A few tweaks (and good weather) might be all it needs
By Jaime Diaz

RATING THE MAJORS
The editors of Golf Digest and Golf World examined each major since 1985 and picked the best event each year

MY SHOT: LOU HOLTZ
After missing out as cover boy to Jack Nicklaus, the coach (and Augusta National member) has his say
Interviewed by Guy Yocom

MASTERS NOTEBOOK

SEVE IN '77: Can this teenager win the Masters?
ONLINE SURVEY: How much pimento cheese can you eat?
VIEWER'S GUIDE: The course from the air; the players; TV Schedule
SCALPING THE SCALPERS

COLUMNS

DAN JENKINS: You must remember this
RICH LERNER: Eleven Qs with Fuzzy Zoeller

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