April 05, 2005
April 05, 2005

Table of Contents
April 5, 2005

The Table of Contents
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

Teeing Off


Saturday's rain delay lasted from about 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and was an unwelcome rest for everyone except Lee Westwood, whose horse, Right Approach, was running in an undercard race at the Dubai Gold Cup. The break allowed Westwood, a part owner in the thoroughbred, to listen to the race. Right Approach tied for first in the same race last year but could muster only a third this time out, good for $150,000 in prize money. What did Westwood think of that? "It paid for its hay," he said. On the course Westwood paid for his own hay with a 22nd-place finish, for $86,400.

This is an article from the April 5, 2005 issue

I saw a Brink's truck go by and said, 'Look, there goes Vijay's limo.' --Fred Funk

COLOR PHOTOROBERT BECK (WESTWOOD)Westwood's horseplay paid off during one rain delay.