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April 05, 2005
April 05, 2005

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April 5, 2005

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Tournaments
2005 Masters: Starters
  • Who will win next week's Masters? ¬†One of these 10 players, according to a PGA Tour pro who, on the condition of anonymity, critiqued and ranked the contenders

  • In 1986 an ugly duckling of a putter was turned into a swan

  • If the Masters turns into a chipping contest, short-game specialist Retief Goosen will be tough to beat

  • SI recently polled more than 50 Tour players on golf and other matters. Some of the players declined to answer certain questions (so the percentages that follow are for respondents only), while others offered -- under the cloak of anonymity -- some choice one-liners, the most telling of which are included

  • Meet the local fixtures and recognizable faces who make the city more than simply another name for the National

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BACKING IN

When Tiger Woods bogeyed the 18th hole at the end of his second round, he dropped to one under par. At the time it looked as if the cut would be two under, leaving Woods on the outside and ending his record streak of 139 straight cuts made. Woods seemed as aware of the possibility as anyone, since he avoided the media when he came off the course by taking a footbridge over the walkway where reporters wait to speak with the players. The golf gods, however, were on Woods's side. In the afternoon the breeze picked up and so did the scores. By the end of the day the cut line had moved to one under and Tiger's streak was still alive.

This is an article from the April 5, 2005 issue

COLOR PHOTODAVID WALBERG (CLARKE 2, WOODS, PERNICE)A fresh breeze helped Woods keep his streak.