The Contents

April 04, 2005

TOURNAMENTS

9 The Nabisco

Hail Annika Sorenstam, and her run at a Grand Slam

BY JOSH ELLIOTT

 

23 The Players

Hey, Mr. Commissioner. Move this championship to May

BY GARY VAN SICKLE

 

TEEING OFF

86 Stik: Life on the Tour

 

COVER

PHOTOGRAPH BY GREG FOSTER

 

2005 MASTERS STARTERS

April 7 - 10 Augusta National Gold Club

 

32 PRO'S PICKS

A Tour player's top 10 contenders

 

33 15 MINUTES

The putter that shook Augusta

 

36 THE BEST

Retief Goosen is feeling chipper

 

37 PLAYER POLL

Fourth annual SI Tour survey

 

38 PORTRAITS OF AUGUSTA

Special places, recognizable faces

 

44 GAME PLAN

Masters week with David Toms

 

FEATURES

50 Mind Games

After a case of the yips and years of therapy, Stewart Cink is ready

BY JOHN GARRITY

 

60 Golf Augusta

You don't need an invitation from Hootie to play these courses

BY ALAN SHIPNUCK

 

66 Hard Case

Justice, Augusta-style: 30 years for counterfeiting Masters badges

BY MICHAEL BAMBERGER

 

74 The Feud

A botched putt led to a lifetime of bad blood between two legends

BY RON RAPOPORT

 

GOLF PLUS SPECIAL EDITION

EDITOR

James P. Herre

ART DIRECTOR

Eric Marquard

PHOTO EDITOR

Miriam Marseu

DEPUTY EDITOR

Jim Gorant

SENIOR WRITERS

Michael Bamberger, Josh Elliott, John Garrity, Alan Shipnuck, Gary Van Sickle

WRITER-REPORTERS

Farrell Evans, Rick Lipsey, Bill Syken

ASSISTANT ART DIRECTORS

Josh Denkin,

Joanna Farrimond

COPY EDITORS

Rich Donnelly, Kevin Kerr, Richard McAdams, Katherine Pradt, Pamela Ann Roberts

 

Cink expressed his unease through pulled putts and wayward drives, times when, he says, "I folded. I basically melted." --Mind Games, Page 50

COLOR PHOTOFRED VUICH Welcome SightAugusta National, from Magnolia Lane.

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