June 03, 2008

Golf World June 6, 2008

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Cover Photograph By Walter Iooss Jr.

BUNKER

Name game is part of golf's history

Butch Harmon to pare client list

Study: Playing golf adds years to life

WDs mar overseas U.S. Open qualifier

The U.S. Open's first slow-play victim

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

Why some old guys stay with familiar sticks

By E. Michael Johnson

The LPGA's "1-in-4" rule is necessary for mid-market events

By Ron Sirak

Have we seen the best of Tiger Woods? We'll see

By Jaime Diaz

TOUR TALK

PGA TOUR

• It's been awhile since a U.S. Open favorite has taken home the title

• A 'one-plane swing' has Matt Kuchar's game on the proper path

• Bob Sowards, a 39-year-old rookie, felt at home at Muirfield Village

• Jack Nicklaus has some advice for Ryder Cup captains: Hands off

SHOTLINK

Docile for several years, Muirfield Village shows its teeth once again

WORLD

Amy Yang wins and Michelle Wie makes progress at German Open

Our man thinks that he shall never see a hazard greater than a tree

CHAMPIONS TOUR

Jay Haas makes it two straight as Nick Price fails (again) to seal the deal

LPGA TOUR

Capturing the Corning Classic means a long wait is over for Leta Lindley

AMATEURS

Nice try, Stanford, but it's now 23 years without a repeat national champion

FEATURES

Kenny Perry's win at the Memorial moves him to fifth in U.S. Ryder Cup points, likely earning him a 'home game' in September

By Bob Verdi

Seon Hwa Lee, nine shots back with 18 holes to play, wins the Ginn Tribute in a playoff after Sophie Gustafson and Karrie Webb falter

By Ron Sirak

Carrying the weight of recent personal tragedies and his team's expectations, individual champ Kevin Chappell leads UCLA to its first NCAA title in 20 years

By Ryan Herrington

With Stacy Lewis and Alison Walshe leading the way, the United States claims another Curtis Cup, a 13-7 trouncing of GB&I at St. Andrews

By John Huggan

U.S. OPEN PREVIEW

How much is slow play hurting championship golf?

By Dave Shedloski

Torrey Pines, a brawny muny by the Pacific, will bear little resemblance to its Buick Invitational self when the game's best come to town

By John Hawkins

The USGA has risk-reward twists up its sleeve to spice up Torrey Pines and make players think

By Geoff Shackelford

The course and its location have far more history than its annual PGA Tour event

By Ron Whitten

Bethpage Black was just the start. Public courses are now part of the USGA's Open mix. It's good for the game—and business

By Chris Millard

San Diego, home of the Chicken and Dr. Seuss, is a city with a perpetually sunny disposition

By John Strege

Many players doing battle at the Open will be armed by companies just up the road

By E. Michael Johnson

From the early Bing Crosby Pro-Ams to hall of famers such as Billy Casper and Mickey Wright, San Diego has a rich, colorful history with the game

By Bill Fields

Anthony Kim, who learned about golf and life on the hardscrabble public courses of L.A., returns to a SoCal muny for the U.S. Open as a PGA Tour winner

By Tim Rosaforte

'Philip' Mickelson will have a lifetime of local knowledge on his side in his U.S. Open quest

By Bob Verdi