Golf World February 13, 2012 cover

Back In A Flash

Unfazed by Spencer Levin's big lead or his own collapse a week earlier, Kyle Stanley rides a Sunday 65 to a win--and redemption--in Phoenix.

Björn, Again

At 40 Denmark's Thomas Björn has found a (relative) peace that has helped him shed some old demons and win four times in 19 months.

The Upside-Down World Of The Late Randy Simmons

He was a contemporary of Ben Crenshaw. His shots made a pure sound few achieve. But for this excitable Louisianan, legendary talent never translated into stardom.

The Lead

More players are using long putters--and the USGA is watching.


Personal distractions rather than stellar play have kept Phil Mickelson in the news.

Local Knowledge

Fresh off a fourth-place finish in Qatar, John Daly accepts a Puerto Rico Open spot.

Tour Talk

Stanley wins in Phoenix; Paul Lawrie takes Qatar; Christel Boeljon wins Down Under.


Although not common, putter inserts can wear out.


Ian Kennedy's trade to Phoenix turned out to be a golf bonanza.


• Will Yani Tseng be able to back up her stellar 2011 season? -- Ron Sirak
• Dana Quigley returns to tournament play while son Devon slowly recovers -- Tim Rosaforte
• The USGA is set to turn its attention to growing the game -- Ryan Herrington
• The naming of the course designer for the 2016 Olympics is delayed. But why? -- Ron Whitten
Young tour players are learning what the vets already know: It isn't easy to close -- Jaime Diaz
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