April 30, 2009

Golf Digest May 2009

Table of Contents

Cover Photo by Walter Iooss Jr.

Cover Photo by Walter Iooss Jr.

RANKINGS

SHAKE-UP IN AMERICA'S 100 GREATEST COURSES

Augusta National is our new No. 1

By Ron Whitten

THE RANKINGS

America's 100 Greatest Courses and America's 100 Greatest Public Courses

BY THE NUMBERS

How the 100 Greatest scored

HOW WE RATED THEM

Our 900-plus experts weigh in

BEST OF THE REST

Ancient links still lead the way in a world of great golf

By Gary Galyean

FEATURES

'A REAL-LIFE TRAGEDY'

Tour veteran Paul Goydos and his daughters grieve their loss

By John Feinstein

GOLF DIGEST U.S. OPEN CHALLENGE

From 73,581 to the final four. Now we need your help to chooser our winner

TIDA + THAILAND

To understand Tiger, you must know his mother

By Jaime Diaz

HOW TO

COVER STORY: HOW TO HIT CLUTCH SHOTS

Here are my most memorable and how you can play them

By Tiger Woods

FEATURED TIP: ANNIKA SORENSTAM

For crisp contact on wedge shots, turn your body

FIX YOUR FUNDAMENTALS

The basics, from setup to finish

By Todd Anderson

BREAKING 100-90-80

Short game: Gimme one thing

By Martin Hall

FREE PGA LESSONS

10 minutes with a teacher in your area

EQUIPMENT

HOT LIST GOLF BALLS: What you should play

WHAT'S IN MY BAG? Pat Perez

COLUMNS

JERRY TARDE: Editor's letter

TIM ROSAFORTE: The arrival of Danny Lee

DAVID OWEN: Redefining a round of golf

STINA STERNBERG: Why LPGA players wear shorts

RICH LERNER: 25 questions with Sergio Garcia

DAN JENKINS: Playing golf during a recession

JAIME DIAZ: Tiger and parenthood

THE DIGEST

ON THE TEE: Rory McIlroy

RULES: Who's away?

STYLE: Upgrade your rainsuit

JUNIOR GOLFERS: Summer camp directory

LESSON TEE

BUNKER-PLAY: RYUJI IMADA

Easy adjustments to master four greenside sand shots

DAVID LEADBETTER

Swing wide for bigger drives

PHIL MICKELSON

Deloft your wedge on chip shots

JIM FLICK

"Tie a rope" to swing in sync

BUTCH HARMON

Why you drive it to the right

TOM WATSON

Have a plan on the tee

JIM MCLEAN

Tips for handling deep rough

RICK SMITH

Count to yourself on long putts

TRAVEL DIGEST

AWAY GAME: Scottsdale

FRUGAL GOLFER: The season for savings