August 12, 2008

Golf World August 15, 2008

Table of Contents

Cover Photograph By Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Cover Photograph By Stuart Franklin/Getty Images


PGA's Service Award to Dennis Walters.

Sea Island resort cuts staff by 300.

Golf Teachers group sues the PGA.

U.S. Women's World Am team named.

Only 35, Vicki Goetze looks back.



Some tour pros find their drivers to be smashing.

By E. Michael Johnson


Orville Moody had more game than people realized.

By Geoff Russell


Oakland Hills doles out an abundance of abuse at the PGA.

By Bob Verdi


Taking A Stand

USGA, R&A announce groove rule, the game's first equipment rollback in 80 years. Will more moves follow?

By E. Michael Johnson and Mike Stachura

Patience Rewarded

Duke senior Amanda Blumenherst tops NCAA champ Azahara Munoz to win the U.S. Women's Amateur.

By Ryan Herrington



The Monster shows it's not dead yet.

Jeev Milkha is top Singh for the day.

Paul Goydos takes a major (drug) test.


The short sixth had players taking a rip.

David Toms and caddie reunite.

Ryder Cup blues for Woody Austin.


Strong storms stall the championship.

Andres Romero is the comeback kid.

First major a success for Charlie Wi.


Major fluke? Ben Curtis' play says no.

J.B. Holmes tumbles down the board.

Phil Mickelson's "OK" year.

The Angry Golfer

How on earth is Padraig Harrington not ranked No. 2 in the world?



The Big Pictures

A photo essay of the challenges presented -- and in some instances, overcome -- at Oakland Hills.

One Tough Customer

Clutch putting and an impressive 66-66 close lift Padraig Harrington to victory in the 90th PGA Championship.

By Jim Moriarty

The Final Four

With the first eight members of the U.S. Ryder Cup team set, Paul Azinger turns to his next task: his four captain's picks.

By John Hawkins

The Rank and File

Stats and scores covering all four rounds at Oakland Hills.

By Brett Avery

Bitter Pill

It was the best major performance of Sergio Garcia's career -- and still his most crushing loss.

By Jaime Diaz

Thoughts FromOakland Hills

Course setup at a major is always a hot topic, and at the PGA Championship it raised an old question: What's fair?

By Bill Fields

Report Card

How the top 10 players on the World Ranking entering the year's final major fared.

By John Antonini