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  • a dream begins to unravel: Westwood's 4 from the sand on the par-3 15th hole was the first of three late bogeys that continued his frustration in the majors.
    July 20, 2009

    English Muffers

    Lee Westwood's closing bogey was the latest stumble in England's quest to find a worthy successor to Nick Faldo
  • Baird's small-headed (300cc) driver is aerodynamically efficient.
    October 1, 2008

    Equipment: Reducing Driver Drag

    To guard against losing of clubhead speed while wielding 460cc drivers, some players opt for less beefy heads. It's an aerodynamics thing
  • September 1, 2008

    What Goes Around...

    Economy, Tiger's absence expose fragility of good times
  • Foes weren't pining to face Lee, whose 3-and-2 semifinal win set the stage for history.
    August 25, 2008

    One For The Books

    Danny Lee caps a red-hot summer at Pinehurst No. 2, becoming the youngest to win a U.S. Amateur
  • U.S. Women's Amateur champ Blumenherst (left) can expect POY challengers; recent history says a Bruins repeat as NCAA champions (right) will be difficult.
    August 25, 2008

    The Great Shake-Up

    From women's rankings to deciding the top men's team, college golf just won't be the same
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    August 4, 2008

    The View

    Solheim going global?
  • July 29, 2008

    Golf In My Favorite Town

    As always in England, if Wednesday's sunny skies give way to Thursday's predicted wind, cold and rain, the golf story could end up being the weather
  • Five inches taller since last year, Thompson also is 40 yards longer.
    July 28, 2008

    Growth Spurt

    Alexis Thompson, battle-tested at 13, picks off her first USGA title, the U.S. Girls' Junior, convincingly
  • Alfredsson's birdie on the third extra hole secured her first LPGA win in five seasons.
    July 28, 2008

    Mountain Climber

    Improved health and some timely putting propel Helen Alfredsson to the Evian Masters title in a playoff
  • Shin is the third consecutive Asian to win a women's major in 2008. At 20, she is the oldest of the trio.
    July 28, 2008

    Power Play

    Twenty-year-old Korean Ji-Yai Shin's British Open victory emphatically underscores a new world order
  • Annika Sorenstam and her Master Looper for a day, Ron Sirak.
    July 23, 2008

    It Was Looper Heaven

    Carrying Annika's bag... Golf World's Ron Sirak gets the treat of a golfer's lifetime. Or did he?
  • Harrington's career pattern of gradual improvement mirrors that of Ben Hogan.
    July 21, 2008

    Work In Progress

    Throughout Padraig Harrington's golf career, improvement has been an important--and constant--part of the plan
  • It was tough, but Michelle faced the press and made a statement afterwards.
    July 20, 2008

    The Rules Are The Rules

    Wie's disqualification highlights what we all know to be true: Golf is different, no one is watching you most of the time
  • Shanghai nights: China's largest city, much of which has been built within the last decade, represents the transition from the austerity of Communist life to the modernity of a nation on the move.
    July 13, 2008

    Ready To Shine

    Host to next month's Summer Olympics, China has (officially) been slow to embrace the game--but that may be about to change
  • July 8, 2008

    Steroids? How Real A Threat

    Golf's ruling bodies don't view steroid use as a problem, but some experts say that's naive.
  • Aging gracefully: Perry surpassed Julius Boros (1967) as the oldest player to win three times in one season.
    July 7, 2008

    First Prize, Second Thoughts

    Kenny Perry isn't altering his travel plans, but his John Deere win might rearrange expectations--his own
  • As his game soars to new heights, Woods sees nobody about him.
    June 19, 2008

    Looking Up From The B Flight

    Seeing Woods from the ground below
  • June 19, 2008

    Hoylake Story: The Doctor Was In

    Players search for an antidote to Woods' domination
  • Woods showed new maturity both on—and off—the course.
    June 19, 2008

    Tiger's Finest Week

    Already No. 1 on the course, Tiger Woods shows he's the leader off it as well