June 30, 2009

Golf Digest July 2009

Table of Contents

Cover photo by Dom Furore

Cover photo by Dom Furore

HOW TO

RICK SMITH

Fix the fats and thins

FULL-SWING ESSENTIALS

Setup and swing do's & don'ts

By Hank Haney

SEAN O'HAIR

10 rules I've learned on tour

WHY YOU MISS GREENS

Try our two-step strategy

NEVER MISREAD A PUTT

8 tips for finding your line

By Mike LaBauve

BREAKING 100-90-80

By Rick Martino

LESSON TEE

COVER STORY: RORY MCILROY

Find your power

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

3 keys to hitting a soft lob

TIGER WOODS

My secret weapon off the tee

DAVID LEADBETTER

Shorter stroke on short putts

PHIL MICKELSON

Lean back on uphill sand shots

TOM WATSON

Recall good shots -- and bad

BUTCH HARMON

How to shake the shanks

JIM FLICK

Think traffic light for distance

JIM MCLEAN

Chipping areas: three shots

EQUIPMENT

LATEST GEAR: Will a shaft buy you distance?

NEW LOOKS: Fairway woods

HOT LIST: The 21 best bags

WHAT'S IN MY BAG? Luke Donald

BRITISH OPEN

TURNBERRY'S MOODS

This most beautiful of Open venues can be a beast

By Ron Whitten

VIEWER'S GUIDE

Nick Price: 9 questions with the '94 champion

By Rich Lerner

THE MAN BEHIND GREG NORMAN'S FINEST HOUR

Pete Bender was on the bag at Turnberry in '86

By Jaime Diaz

FEATURES

BARACK OBAMA

The President grips an invisible club -- and vice versa

By Steve Rushin

A GOOD DEAL MORE

Travel tips to save you money

By Peter Finch

COLUMNS

JERRY TARDE: It's time to stand up for golf

TIM ROSAFORTE: Jack, Annika bear the torch

STINA STERNBERG: Dealing with unwanted advice

DAVID OWEN: Fleeting expletives

DAN JENKINS: Live! Nude! Golfers!

JAIME DIAZ: Bud Shrake's gift to golf

TRAVEL DIGEST

__AWAY GAME: __French Lick, Ind.

AMBUSH: New York state of mind

Q&A: With Brad Faxon

THE DIGEST

ON THE TEE: Alvaro Quiros

GOLF GURU: Slope Rating

STYLE: White belts?

__RULES:__Masters situations

FITNESS: Vitamin D-bate