Golf World March 5, 2012 cover

Burial Ground

Putting a shovel to a painfully memorable chip in Wales, Hunter Mahan outduels Rory McIlroy to win the WGC-Accenture Match Play.

Out To Launch

Hungry for extra yards, today's elite players are more savvy than ever about what yields distance. Higher, straighter, longer is a recipe for success.

The Making Of A Bomber

Powering his way from obscurity to a breakout season on the Nationwide Tour, Jason Kokrak looks to wow fans, peers on the game's big stage.

Tour Stories

How Alvaro Quiros, John Huston and Michelle Wie get the most out of their drivers.

The Arms Race Heats Up

Responding to golfers' yearning for yards, equipment makers have gone to great lengths to deliver distance throughout the bag.


A spirited debate on the pros and cons of distance.

The Lead

A new USGA exhibit honors a trio of athletes who broke barriers.


The PGA Tour gets a special delivery as FedEx re-ups for five more years.

Local Knowledge

Rory McIlroy's girlfriend is the driving force behind his new workout regimen.

Tour Talk

Mahan wins the Match Play; Huh reigns in Mexico and Stanford is victorious in Singapore.


Our coaches' polls rank the top college teams (men and women).


Putter alignment aids are a personal, but necessary, choice.


Joe Steranka's Palm Beach is for all levels of golf enthusiasts.


• The work of Honda's tournament director, Ken Kennerly, pays off as Tiger commits -- Tim Rosaforte
• Phil Mickelson is off to a fast start, but his style of play still isn't U.S. Open worthy -- Chris Millard
• For 50 years a little cold hasn't stopped New Jersey's Shore Winter Golf League -- Bill Fields
• The tour's twentysomethings are better prepared to achieve early success -- Jill Painter
Has golf ever had a Jeremy Lin-type story? Try John Daly in 1991 -- John Feinstein
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