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Golf World April 18, 2008

Table of Contents

Cover Photograph By Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images

Cover Photograph By Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images

BUNKER

__Golf makes another run at the Olympics __

More amateurs in Masters field? Perhaps

Green is good for more than just jackets

__4-woods make special appearances __

Nick Faldo remains a lightning rod

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

VIEW FROM THE BUNKER

Billy Payne's balancing act between progress and tradition

By Ron Sirak

OPINION

It wasn't the pressure that wrecked Tiger, it was the putter

By Bob Verdi

MASTERS NOTEBOOK

THURSDAY

Tiger Woods starts slow, again

First hole no easy opener

Zach Johnson puts up good defense

FRIDAY

Cut streak ends for Fred Couples

Steve Flesch in contention with a 67

Same old stumbles for Justin Rose

Sandy Lyle starts to get his due

SATURDAY

Experience no help to Phil Mickelson

Boo Weekley enjoys first Masters

Par-3 16th is tougher than it looks

Andres Romero has major mentality

SUNDAY

Bad day for the Brits

CBS' David Feherty gets back to work

Stewart Cink handles Tiger pairing

Nick Watney secures return trip

AMATEURS

For record third-straight year, no one claims Masters' low am award

TOUR TALK

LPGA

Lorena Ochoa's 11-shot win in Mexico comes with 'Hall pass'

__STATS & SCORES __

MASTERS REPORT

THE BIG PICTURES

Images that capture the essence of the 72nd Masters

SERIOUS BUSINESS

Trevor Immelman wins a brutally difficult Masters, and the grumbling builds that the fun has disappeared from Augusta National

By John Hawkins

TOUGH ENOUGH

Underachiever Trevor Immelman steps out from the shadows with a gritty performance at Augusta

By Jaime Diaz

THE RANK AND FILE

Stats and scores covering all four rounds from Augusta National GC

By Brett Avery

MASTERS DEGREE

Fast-study Brandt Snedeker emerges from a four-day crash course on tournament golf ready for more

By Tim Rosaforte

THOUGHTS FROM AUGUSTA

The putting test offered by Alister Mackenzie's greens during the Masters is without compare

By Bill Fields

REPORT CARD

How the top 10 players on the World Ranking entering the Masters fared

By Bill Fields