Alan Shipnuck

Alan Shipnuck

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April 11, 2011

Green Light

Phil Mickelson, winless since the '10 Masters, returns to Augusta riding the momentum of a victory in Houston

Sept. 30, 2002

David Lee

By David Lee Edited By Alan Shipnuck

The Gravity Golf guru takes wing with a new teaching center amidthe bustle of Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport SI: So what's going on next to gate ...

June 25, 2007

Grand Opening

Unheralded Angel Cabrera won the U.S. Open with a rock-solid final round, but only after Tiger Woods made some puzzling miscues and let a second straight major slip away

June 10, 2002

Bottom Lines

By Sal Johnson Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Kemper Insurance Open winner Bob Estes joins Tiger Woods as theonly players with three PGA Tour W's in the last calendaryear.... Annika ...

March 20, 2006

The Year After

March Madness rekindles plenty of fond memories for these four ex-North Carolina stars, who have gone from national champs and first-round picks to the depths of the NBA standings

April 20, 2009

Last Man Standing

Angel Cabrera, who knows a thing or two about surviving tough circumstances, emerged from a drama-filled final round at the Masters with his second major title

May 13, 1996


Staff writer Alan Shipnuck reports from the NCAA men'svolleyball championship. Last Saturday evening, after coaching UCLA to the NCAA crown onthe Bruins' ...

Feb. 06, 2006

Fit for a King

Serious about finding the clubs and balls that are perfectly calibrated to your swing? Welcome to Hot Stix Golf, the custom-fitting specialist that in six years has gone from cult secret to industry phenomenon

Sept. 16, 2008

His Old Kentucky Home

In Kenny Perry's case it's not only that you can't take the Franklin out of the boy, it's also that you can't take the boy out of Franklin—and that is why he's made it so far

July 16, 1997


"Can we be a playoff team this year?" St. Louis Rams quarterbackTony Banks asks rhetorically. "We were a playoff team last year." Well ...

July 27, 2009

It's All About the Journey

The American players, particularly Stewart Cink and Tom Watson, had a big week at Turnberry, which is not surprising considering that their annual voyage to the home of golf and the British Open was, as usual, part fun, part frustration and totally different

Dec. 01, 2014

The Case for ... Rory McIlroy

ON THE OCCASION of Tiger Woods being named SI's Sportsman of the Year in 1996, the great Gary Smith posed this incisive question: "Who ...

Dec. 18, 2006

PGA Tour Announces Stringent Drug-Testing Policy

SI recently drafted a press release trumpeting the PGA Tour's plans to penalize players who are caught usingperformance-enhancing drugs

Nov. 17, 2003

Plain And Simply Good Vanilla Chad Campbell starred at a tasty Tour Championship

According to his old UNLV roommate, Chad Campbell always orders his burgers without any fixings. "He's just a plain guy," says Chris Riley, ...

Feb. 03, 2003

Forty with a Bullet Vijay Singh, a winner in Phoenix, is getting better, not older

Vijay Singh is the Diane Lane of the PGA Tour--the older he gets, the better he looks. Singh turns 40 in a couple of weeks, and when he says, ...

Feb. 25, 2002

Big Play Scott McCarron lost the Nissan Open when he fell victim to Riviera's curse of the kikuyu

Having played in the 1981 and '82 L.A. Opens, I've seen enoughof the Riv to know the course's cardinal rule: chip over, notthrough, the kikuyu ...

Jan. 18, 1999

Eye Opener David Duval, a special player, got what could be a special season off to a spectacular start

In the end, he allowed himself only the faintest of grins, andit betrayed none of the self-satisfaction you would expect fromsomeone who had ...

Nov. 11, 2002

Q+A Michael MurphyThe celebrated author of Golf in the Kingdom waxes philosophic on the 30th anniversary of his mystical--and occasionally mystifying--novel about the game

SI: Did you know that last year Sports Illustrated named Golf in the Kingdom the most overrated golf book of all time? MM: Yes. To paraphrase ...