December 31, 2008

Golf Digest January 2009

Table of Contents

Cover Photo By Dom Furore

Cover Photo By Dom Furore

HOW TO

FEATURED TIP: TIGER WOODS

My key for consistent chipping

BUTCH HARMON: SHORTER + WIDER = BETTER

Hit more fairways using the same tips I give to my top-three tour players: Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Adam Scott

10 RULES: GREAT IRON PLAY

My advice for hitting it close

By Johnny Miller

CRISTIE KERR: HOW I GOT MY PUTTING BACK

Drills, tips from the LPGA Tour's No. 1 putter

SIX SHORT-GAME SOLUTIONS FOR SAVING PAR

How to get out of the worst greenside jams

Josh Zander

BREAKING 100-90-80

Better wedge play: Try these drills to control distance, trajectory and roll

By Gale Peterson

LESSON TEE

SWING SEQUENCE: JAMIE SADLOWSKI

How to hit a 418-yard drive

With sequence analysis by Art Sellinger

VIDEO: Watch his record-shattering shot

DAVID LEADBETTER

One move to fix your slice

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

Pitching off tight fairway lies

HANK HANEY

Why clubfitting matters for kids

TOM WATSON

When to putt from off the green

JIM FLICK

Tackle the toughest wind like Sam Snead

FEATURES

SPECIAL REPORT: THE ECONOMY

From courses to companies to the tours, golf faces challenges in 2009

By Chris Millard

COVER STORY: TIGER'S COMEBACK

Will he be better than ever, or have we seen his best? The secret to Tiger before and after the injury

By Jaime Diaz

AMERICA'S BEST NEW COURSES

Tough times? You can't tell it from the 2008 winners

By Ron Whitten

Web extra» Photos of our winners in each category

JORDAN IS IN

Michael Jordan will be playing in our second Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge. Here's your chance to join him at Bethpage Black

THE DIGEST

THE YEAR IN GOLF 2008: There's plenty to remember with a smile

RULES: Nice gesture or big mistake?

GOLF GURU: Dealing with on-course anger

FITNESS: Avoid injury this winter

STYLE: The Hackel awards

BOOKS: One to Dye for, and more

EQUIPMENT

THE LATEST GEAR: Drivers

NEW LOOK: Deep-groove wedges

WHAT'S IN MY BAG: Ben Curtis

HOT LIST: DIGITAL CADDIES Golf GPS devices

COLUMNISTS

JERRY TARDE: Editor's letter

DAVID OWEN: A lesson that sinks in

STINA STERNBERG: Say no to "advice"

DAVID KINDRED: A quirky course and owner

RICH LERNER: Q&A with Daniel Chopra

JAIME DIAZ: The sadness of Seve

TRAVEL DIGEST

AWAY GAME: VIEW FINDER

In search of great golf, adventure and vistas? Try Maui and Lanai

Q&A: ARNOLD PALMER

The King shares his thoughts on changing Augusta National, piloting his own plane, his friendship/rivalry with Jack Nicklaus and more...

AMBUSH

On the Robert Trent Jones Trail

LONG DRIVES

From Salt Lake City to Wendover, Nev., in the Volkswagen Tiguan

THE FRUGAL GOLFER

Ask for a discount

19TH HOLE

Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz, Calif.