February 23, 2009

Golf World March 2, 2009

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Cover Photo By Walter Iooss Jr.

BUNKER

Will Tiger's return boost the game's participation?

Golden State's golf tax nixed by legislature

What Tim Finchem, and other golf execs, earn

Marlene Hagge remains the LPGA's youngest winner

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

Being in front of the cameras is not all that easy

By E. Michael Johnson

GRILLROOM

Steve Stricker gets peppered in a rapid-fire Q&A

By Bob Verdi

The real deal about Calamity Jane is discovered

By Bill Fields

TOUR TALK

EUROPEAN

At 18, Am Danny Lee is the tour's youngest winner ever

PGA TOUR

FedEx may replace Stanford Financial as Memphis sponsor

CHAMPIONS TOUR

Eight-month drought ends for Loren Roberts at the ACE

AMATEURS

Matt Giles shakes off his early season stumble to bolster USC

BACK 9/STATS & SCORES

FEATURES

After an eight-month layoff, Tiger Woods is welcomed back by a lethargic golf community

By Ron Sirak

Phil Mickelson needed to rally to win the Northern Trust Open

By John Strege

THE PUTTER ISSUE

Been a while since you bought a new putter? If that's true, there's good news and bad for your next buy: more technology, higher prices

By E. Michael Johnson

Their looks vary from works of art to science-fair projects, but these putters share this: technology that works

By E. Michael Johnson

PERSONAL TOUCHES

A tour pro's search to find the right putter can be a highly individual, intriguing trip

By E. Michael Johnson

Titleist's iconic puttermaker is a marked man. Long is the line of those who'd like to steal his crown

By Max Adler