CONTENTS

August 20, 1989

TOO MUCH, TOO SOON 22
In a dramatic AL West series, the A's took two of three from the Angels in the teams' final meeting of '89
by Peter Gammons

PUTTING ON THE STYLE 28
The beknickered Payne Stewart made up five strokes in the final three holes on Mike Reid to win the PGA title
by E.M. Swift

A DUEL IN THE SUN 30
Millionaire quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Steve Walsh are competing to be the Cowboys' starter
by Austin Murphy

THE GOSPEL AND GAETTI 42
Gary Gaetti went from banshee ballplayer to born-again Christian in '88, and the Twins are different, too
by Hank Hersch

SPORTS AND JAPAN 48

Fueled by a booming economy, the Japanese are investing heavily in sports activities in the U.S. and elsewhere
by Bruce Newman

Though Japan is a rich country and crazy about sports, it has few world-class athletes. This may change
by Shelley Smith

A curious American explores the game of golf in Japan and finds that it has an amazing grip on that nation
by Rick Reilly

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 4
Scorecard 17
Inside Baseball 86
An American Summer 94
For The Record 101
Point After 102

Cover Photograph by Peter Read Miller

PHOTOJOE MCNALLYFORE!: At a Tokyo railroad station, a golfer works on his chip shot while waiting for an early-morning train to a distant course. Golf is all the rage among the Japanese (page 48).

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)