Golf World January 16, 2012 cover

How The Process Worked

Assured their comments would be kept anonymous, 81 tour pros were ­direct in expressing their likes and dislikes.

Why Augusta (And Older Courses) Did Well

Modern players may be the beneficiaries of technology, but when it comes to design they display some noticeable age discrimination.

Where The Pros Like (And Don't Like) To Play

From Nos. 1 to 52, the list of surveyed courses and how they stack up in the eyes of those we polled.

False Start

With only 27 pros teeing it up at the season-opening Hyundai T of C, timeless Steve Stricker marches to another win.


The Lead

For the top players, endorsement deals continue to grow.


The LPGA schedule increases by four events for 2012.

Local Knowledge

Phil Mickelson has a new, and improved, attitude.

Tour Talk

Steve Stricker and Louis Oosthuizen start the new year off with wins.


Many tour players stick with the equipment they know.


Dan Hicks' Tucson will be a memorable trip.


• The top 50 on the World Ranking is no longer dominated by U.S. golfers -- Brett Avery
• Tiger Woods becomes a welcome neighbor at his new home in Jupiter, Fla. -- Tim Rosaforte
• After 48 years San Antonio's Pecan Valley GC closes, unexpectedly -- Bill Fields
• Another benefit for long putters: Use the dominant hand for success -- Al Barkow
Why playing PGA Tour events on great courses means better tournaments -- Geoff Ogilvy
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