June 9, 2008

Golf World June 13, 2008

Table of Contents

Cover Photograph By Darren Carroll

Cover Photograph By Darren Carroll

BUNKER

A new appreciation for old-time golf

Golf part of Jim McKay's 'Wide World'

PGA Tour drops Atlanta, keeps Tampa

Wedges: short-game difference-makers

Marty Fleckman recalls Baltusrol in '67

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

EQUIPMENT

Heavier shaft options for swing-speed consistency

By E. Michael Johnson

THE VIEW

The great divide between the reviewer and the reviewed

By Jim Moriarty

OPINION

What John Atkinson teaches us

By Craig Bestrom

TOUR TALK

PGA TOUR

• Parity abounds as no one steps up in Tiger Woods' absence

• Tom Pernice stops his missed-cut slide; shoots final-round 63 in Memphis

SHOTLINK

Players face four of the toughest holes to date at TPC Southwind

THE ANGRY GOLFER

Chris Berman's shtick on ESPN is too much to bear

LPGA TOUR

Lorena Ochoa looks forward as major streak ends

AMATEURS

An early look at the top five men's and women's college teams entering 2008-09

__STATS & SCORES __

FEATURES

A HUMBLING GAME

Celebs, amateur take on Torrey Pines in Golf Digest's U.S. Open Challenge and discover Tiger was right: Breaking 100 is no mean feat

By Bob Verdi

WHAT A WEEK IT WAS

Nineteen-year-old Yani Tseng wins the LPGA Championship, an event the tour will take over as part of a bold, new business plan

By Ron Sirak

JAKE'S WORLD

Erling Jacobsen, the patriarch of one of golf's best-known families, was a complicated man

By Curt Sampson

STALKING IN MEMPHIS

Justin Leonard takes the Stanford St. Jude Championship in a three-man playoff and becomes the latest pro to set a Ryder Cup berth in his sights

By Jim Moriarty

GOLF WORLD'S TOP 10 U.S. OPEN LISTS

__BEST FINAL ROUNDS __

BY THE NUMBERS

MY TOP 10 U.S. OPENS (PLUS 1)

10 BEST PLAYOFFS

10 PLAYERS WHO MADE THE U.S. OPEN THEIR FIRST PGA TOUR WIN

10 BEST QUOTES

PLAYERS WHO HAVE NEVER WON THE OPEN (BUT SHOULD HAVE)

10 WORST U.S. OPEN COLLAPSES

MEMORABLE BROADCAST MOMENTS

THINGS YOU'LL NEVER SEE AGAIN

BEST AMATEURS (NOT NAMED JONES)

10 MEMORABLE ACES

SIGNIFICANT "FIRSTS"

SIGNIFICANT "LASTS"

HIGHEST OPEN SCORES (BEFORE WORLD WAR II)

HIGHEST OPEN SCORES (AFTER WORLD WAR II)

10 BEST SITES NOT TO HAVE HOSTED AN OPEN

10 OLD-TIME OPEN VENUES

THE 10 BEST PUBLIC COURSES

THE 10 BEST PRIVATE COURSES

10 MOST USED VENUES

10 WORST U.S. OPEN SITIES

10 BIGGEST RULES CONTROVERSIES

THE 10 LONGEST HOLES

10 SHOTS THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY