November 23, 2009

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Table of Contents

Cover illustration by Dale Stephanos

Cover illustration by Dale Stephanos

BUNKER

The PGA Tour is facing its own sponsor struggles in 2010 and beyond

Tom Watson's success had the R&A alter age-limit rule for British Open

TPC Potomac nets a senior major after a significant course makeover

His knee replacement successful, Fred Funk looks to 2010

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

OPINION

Golf shrunk in 2009 -- and that's not all bad

By Jaime Diaz

TOUR TALK

PGA

David Duval and Rickie Fowler get ready for golf's hardest week

LPGA

A better-than-expected schedule for next year brings optimism

European

A trio of top stars will stay true to the European circuit for 2010

FEATURES

Perfect Punch Line

Anna Nordqvist and Lorena Ochoa are the big winners as the LPGA Tour Championship caps a rocky year

By Ron Sirak

A Secret No More

Worrying less about his opposition and leader boards, Lee Westwood takes over as Europe's top player with a big-dollar sweep in Dubai

By John Huggan

NEWSMAKERS 2009

1. The Spoilers

It was the year that could have been -- except for these four golfers

By Bill Fields

2. The Economy

3. Tiger's Return

4. Bivens' Exit

5. The Korean Factor

6. Phil Mickelson

7. The Olympics

8. Grooves

9. Potent Parting Shots

10. Young Guns

11. Twitter

12. Ken Green

13. John Daly

14. Paddy's Big Numbers

15. Seve Ballesteros

16. Michelle Wie

17. Arnie Turns 80

18. Barack Obama

19. Thinking Pink

20. The Cups

21. Bandon's Big Plans

22. The Haney Project

23. Titleist vs. Callaway

24. Steve Stricker

25. The Open Doctors

When heavy rains threatened to derail the U.S. Open at Bethpage, 175 men and women saved the event with grit and grace

By Jim Moriarty

FAREWELL

A list of people the golf community lost in 2009