October 15, 2008

Golf World October 17, 2008

Table of Contents

Cover Photograph By Stephen Szurlej

Cover Photograph By Stephen Szurlej

SPECIAL FEATURE

2009 READERS' CHOICE AWARDS

Golf World debuts its first ranking of the best public, private and resort facilities in the country, using the most knowledgeable group of people we could find to serve as judges -- our readers

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

PUBLIC

Rankings: The Top 50 Public Courses

Photos: The Top 50 Public Courses

Public: Top 10 in each ranking category

State By State: Courses scoring at least 75 points

FEATURES

DULY NOTED

Aided by some timely reminders, D.A. Weibring wins the Senior Players for his first major championship

By Dave Shedloski

HEADLINE NEWS

Ian Poulter's Ryder Cup success was the latest salvo fired by the brash Englishman with working-class roots By Tim Rosaforte

BUNKER

Seve diagnosed with brain tumor

FedEx Cup ratings suffer severe drop

TaylorMade-Adidas buys Ashworth

Memories of a seven-time USGA champ

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

EQUIPMENT

Hybrids replace fairway woods

By E. Michael Johnson

THE VIEW

Padraig Harrington isn't a shoo-in for top-player honors By John Hawkins

OPINION

High standards bode well for Woods' course design career By Jaime Diaz

TOUR TALK

PGA TOUR

Zach Johnson finally wins an event not played in Georgia

Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples seeks outside help

Turning Stone champion Dustin Johnson makes the most of the fall

Olin Browne still relishes his memories of the Ryder Cup

THE ANGRY GOLFER

Move the Senior Players to Sawgrass

CHAMPIONS TOUR

Chip Beck remembers the anniversary of a special round

LPGA TOUR

In-Kyung Kim takes the Longs Drugs Challenge title

AMATEURS

Sweden wins another Women's World Amateur Team title

STATS & SCORES