June 15, 2009

Golf World June 22, 2009

Table of Contents

Cover Photo By AP Photo; Charles Laberge; Darren Carroll; USGA Archives; J.D. Cuban

Cover Photo By AP Photo; Charles Laberge; Darren Carroll; USGA Archives; J.D. Cuban

BUNKER

Pinehurst No. 2 to host U.S. Open twin bill in '14

Champions Tour goes global with Korean event

Six-time major winner becomes "Sir" Nick Faldo

Jack Fleck's rocky start at the 1955 U.S. Open

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

EQUIPMENT

More driver loft can lift your game

By E. Michael Johnson

GRILLROOM

Rocker Willie Nile prefers clubs over guitars

By Bob Verdi

OPINION

Recounting the epic 72-hole playoff at the 1931 U.S. Open

By Bill Fields

TOUR TALK

PGA

Ken Green is dealt another devastating blow but refuses to give up

PGA

Officials' timely move in stopping second-round play in Memphis

LPGA

Juli Inkster and Michelle Wie have work to do to earn Solheim slots

AMATEURS

Mid-Am Mike McCoy makes his Walker Cup case

BACK 9/STATS & SCORES

FEATURE

Annika II?

With play resembling her Hall of Fame role model, 22-year-old Anna Nordqvist wins the final McDonald's LPGA Championship

By Ron Sirak

Walkover in Memphis

Brian Gay, the new king of lopsided victories, follows his Hilton Head rout with a five-shot win at the St. Jude

By Jim Moriarty

The Real Deal

When amateurs take on Bethpage Black under U.S. Open conditions, the old lesson applies: Golf humbles

By Tim Murphy

U.S. Open Playoffs

In It For The Long Haul

The USGA's full-bore (some say boring) method to break ties isn't entirely popular, but don't expect it to change anytime soon

By Bill Fields

The Best Of The Best

We asked our writers, editors and contributors to rank the 10 top U.S. Open playoffs. Here's our list

By John Antonini