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Golf Digest January 2010

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January 2010 Cover

Cover illustration By Michael Elins

January 2010

FEATURES

GOLF DIGEST U.S. OPEN CHALLENGE
Do you want to be tortured? Then enter the Challenge
By Dan Jenkins

TIGER AND OBAMA
Writers and players share what they think the president can learn from the world's best golfer -- and vice versa

NICKLAUS TURNS 70
Golf is a game of a lifetime -- the poor shots still sting, and the good ones bring on a smile and a wink
By Jack Nicklaus with Guy Yocom

AMERICA'S BEST NEW COURSES
Something old school, something new top our latest list
By Ron Whitten

HOW TO

COVER STORY: POWER -- LOAD IT AND LET IT GO
Sync your arms and body for more yards
By Todd Anderson

'JUST GIMME ONE THING'
Quick tips from the PGA Tour
By J.B. Holmes, Sean O' Hair, Zach Johnson and Ryuji Imada

RICKY BARNES PROJECT
These simple fixes will work for you, too
By Dean Reinmuth

HOW TO CHEAT YOUR AGE
6 secrets to get the most out of your game
By Chuck Cook

10 RULES: HALE IRWIN
How to outsmart your buddies

BREAKING 100/90/80
Stuck indoors? Tips to check your swing in a mirror
By Kevin Smeltz

NO-FLIP PITCH
Return the Loft on Pitch Shots
By Butch Harmon

LESSON TEE

SWING SEQUENCE: TIM CLARK
Analysis by Manny Zerman

TIGER WOODS
How to hit a draw; the long explosion shot

HANK HANEY
Vary your finish to control your irons

DAVID LEADBETTER
My best tip for making short putts

RICK SMITH
Two pitches: the spinner and the floater

JIM FLICK
Keep your left wrist consistent

TOM WATSON
How to shake off bad shots

EQUIPMENT

NEW LOOKS
What kind of putter works best?
By Max Adler

BOMB & GOUGE
The blurring of iron types, a multipurpose chipper and oversize putter grips

WHAT'S IN MY BAG
PGA champion Y.E. Yang

TRAVEL DIGEST

AWAY GAME
In Santa Barbara, the golf is almost as good as the wine
By Matt Ginella

LONG DRIVES
From Denver to Santa Fe in a Camaro SS By Matthew Rudy

FRUGAL GOLFER
"Punched" greens could mean discounted fees

AMBUSH
The Kosberg Open in Austin

WEB-EXTRA Q&A
Pro Football Hall of Famer, Steve Young

COLUMNS

JERRY TARDE: Obama, the First Golfer
DAVID OWEN: A stimulus package for golf
DAN JENKINS: The Night of the Living Dead golf quiz
JAIME DIAZ: What's driving Anthony Kim? Does he have the passion to be great?
GAME ON: Find PGA champion Y.E. Yang's other claim to fame in our puzzle

THE DIGEST

CLASS OF '09: Best & Worst of 2009
RULES: Are you a mudder?
CLOSEOUT: What golf weighs
FITNESS: When you gotta play hurt
TECH: Hone your swing in a flash
WOMAN: Michelle Wie Q&A

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