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Golf Digest May 2009

Table of Contents

May Cover

Cover Photo by Walter Iooss Jr.

May 2009

RANKINGS

SHAKE-UP IN AMERICA'S 100 GREATEST COURSES
Augusta National is our new No. 1
By Ron Whitten

THE RANKINGS
America's 100 Greatest Courses and America's 100 Greatest Public Courses

BY THE NUMBERS
How the 100 Greatest scored

HOW WE RATED THEM
Our 900-plus experts weigh in

BEST OF THE REST
Ancient links still lead the way in a world of great golf
By Gary Galyean

FEATURES

'A REAL-LIFE TRAGEDY'
Tour veteran Paul Goydos and his daughters grieve their loss
By John Feinstein

GOLF DIGEST U.S. OPEN CHALLENGE
From 73,581 to the final four. Now we need your help to chooser our winner

TIDA + THAILAND
To understand Tiger, you must know his mother
By Jaime Diaz

HOW TO

COVER STORY: HOW TO HIT CLUTCH SHOTS
Here are my most memorable and how you can play them
By Tiger Woods

FEATURED TIP: ANNIKA SORENSTAM
For crisp contact on wedge shots, turn your body

FIX YOUR FUNDAMENTALS
The basics, from setup to finish
By Todd Anderson

BREAKING 100-90-80
Short game: Gimme one thing
By Martin Hall

FREE PGA LESSONS
10 minutes with a teacher in your area

EQUIPMENT

HOT LIST GOLF BALLS: What you should play
WHAT'S IN MY BAG? Pat Perez

COLUMNS

JERRY TARDE: Editor's letter
TIM ROSAFORTE: The arrival of Danny Lee
DAVID OWEN: Redefining a round of golf
STINA STERNBERG: Why LPGA players wear shorts
RICH LERNER: 25 questions with Sergio Garcia
DAN JENKINS: Playing golf during a recession
JAIME DIAZ: Tiger and parenthood

THE DIGEST

ON THE TEE: Rory McIlroy
RULES: Who's away?
STYLE: Upgrade your rainsuit
JUNIOR GOLFERS: Summer camp directory

LESSON TEE

BUNKER-PLAY: RYUJI IMADA
Easy adjustments to master four greenside sand shots

DAVID LEADBETTER
Swing wide for bigger drives

PHIL MICKELSON
Deloft your wedge on chip shots

JIM FLICK
"Tie a rope" to swing in sync

BUTCH HARMON
Why you drive it to the right

TOM WATSON
Have a plan on the tee

JIM MCLEAN
Tips for handling deep rough

RICK SMITH
Count to yourself on long putts

TRAVEL DIGEST

AWAY GAME: Scottsdale
FRUGAL GOLFER: The season for savings

Walter Iooss Jr.
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