July 8, 2008

Golf World July 11, 2008

Table of Contents

Cover Photograph By Jensen Larson

Cover Photograph By Jensen Larson

BUNKER

Golf's shrinking newspaper coverage

Wife to get Montana club in divorce

Mickelson's former digs on the market

LPGA creates a cybertour

Mass. course to become film studio

__The greening of golf __

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

EQUIPMENT

Shaft adjustments often needed with large drivers

By E. Michael Johnson

THE VIEW

Open qualifying withdrawals should bring a stiff penalty

By John Huggan

OPINION

It's not exactly a dog's life for the pets of tour players

By Bob Verdi

TOUR TALK

PGA TOUR

• Anthony Kim wins the AT&T National. How good is he?

• A taste of success has Jeff Overton feeling better about his game

SHOTLINK

• With Tiger Woods missing, the Vardon Trophy is up for grabs

THE ANGRY GOLFER

• Tiger's event is on a great course and no one shows. What's up with that?

CHAMPIONS TOUR

• Eduardo Romero is a not-so-popular champion in upstate New York

EUROPEAN TOUR

• A victory at the European Open has Ross Fisher eyeing a Ryder Cup spot

AMATEURS

• Matt Savage takes the North & South title in a possible U.S. Am preview

LPGA TOUR

• With two wins in five starts, Seon Hwa Lee is the tour's hottest player

__BACK 9/STATS & SCORES __

FEATURES

It's Anybody's Game

With U.S. Open champ Tiger Woods rehabbing and red-hot Kenny Perry playing in Milwaukee, this year's British Open is a wide-open affair

By John Hawkins

English Exam

Royal Birkdale, stretched and tweaked since its last Open in 1998, remains one of the United Kingdom's most picturesque venues

By John Huggan

Sands of Time

Years removed from a memorable bunker shot in the 127th Open Championship, Brian Watts makes slow progress on the comeback trail

By Lorne Rubenstein

All Grown Up

When Justin Rose tees it up at Birkdale, his focus will be on making history, not replaying the 1998 British Open where he burst on the scene as a teen

By E. Michael Johnson

Five With a Flourish

Tom Watson, forever (and rightfully) linked with the British Open, takes Golf World on a tour of his wins, from Carnoustie to Birkdale

By Bill Fields