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Table of Contents

Cover Photo by J.D. Cuban

Cover Photo by J.D. Cuban

BUNKER

Zimbabwe's struggles affect golf, life

Nicklaus, Annika lobby for Olympics

Tiger's every shot of 2008 in print

Claret jug engraver Harvey dies at 83

Camera smashed by John Daly sold

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

VIEW FROM THE BUNKER

There's good reason for optimism for 2009. Really

By Ron Sirak

OPINION

The author offers up a Q&A session with...himself

By Bob Verdi

TOUR TALK

PGA TOUR

Padraig Harrington first Euro since 1990 to win POY award

Top rookie honor goes to Argentina's Andres Romero

Dudley Hart captures Comeback Player of the Year

Fifteen players earn invitations to the 2009 Masters via World Ranking

EUROPEAN TOUR

Richard Sterne wins in South Africa for back-to-back victories

STATS & SCORES

FEATURES

IT'S THE SAME OLD STORY

Vijay Singh, 45 and feeling older, holds off the young guns—and everybody else—at the Chevron World Challenge

By Bob Verdi

PREVIEW 2009

AWAY FROM THE FRAY

Tiger Woods' forced hiatus has allowed him to focus on all things not golf, but when he returns, watch out: He could be better than ever

By Bob Verdi

WHERE'S NO. 2?

Since 1997 Tiger Woods has more or less owned the top spot on the World Ranking while those in the runner-up spot have done little to challenge him

By Brett Avery

GAME ON

Friends and foes Camilo Villegas and Anthony Kim look to take their trash-talking rivalry to another level in 2009

By Tim Rosaforte

SOMETHING TO PROVE

Five prominent champions who turn 40 in the next few years seek to buck a tour trend and win another major title

By John Hawkins

TROUBLED WATERS

How will the PGA Tour and corporate sponsors manage in a stormy economy? Smaller parties and a big push to maintain charitable giving

By Ron Sirak

IT STILL IS TIGER'S TOUR

He won't be ready until March at the earliest, but Tiger Woods is unlikely to be unseated as the game's best and he heads our list of the Top 30 PGA Tour players for 2009

By John Antonini

THE REST OF THE TOUR

A look at all the other players with tour cards set to compete next year

By John Antonini and Ryan Herrington

9 FOR '09

Will Augusta's roars return? Paddy prevail again? DLIII make Freddie's team? Our intrepid reporter answers nine of 2009's big questions

By David Shedloski