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OLD HAND

April 05, 2005
April 05, 2005

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April 5, 2005

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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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OLD HAND

By Josh Elliot

The Nabisco was 15-year-old Michelle Wie's 20th start on the LPGA tour, and her 14th-place finish--15 shots behind Annika Sorenstam--was her worst in three tries in the tournament. Had she been a pro, she'd have about $475,000 in earnings right now. Here's Michelle's LPGA record.

This is an article from the April 5, 2005 issue

2002

EVENT FINISH

Takefuji..................... MC

Asahi Ryokuken........... MC

Wendy's.................... MC

2003

Kraft Nabisco............ T9th

Chick-fil-A................ 33rd

ShopRite................. 52nd

U.S. Open................. 39th

Jamie Farr................. MC

Safeway.................. 28th

Nine Bridges............. 69th

2004

Safeway................... 19th

Kraft Nabisco............. 4th

Michelob.................. 12th

U.S. Open................. 13th

Evian Masters........... 33rd

Wendy's.................. T6th

Samsung World.......... 13th

2005

SBS Open................. 2nd

Safeway................... 12th

Kraft Nabisco............. 14th

TOP 100 TEACHERS' POLL

Will Annika win the Grand Slam? Yes....50% No....50%

Tiger made it look like a Grand Slam is attainable, but there are too many moving parts over one season for even the greatest player to scale that mountain. --Paul Marchand, SHADOWHAWK GOLF CLUB, RICHMOND, TEXAS

COLOR PHOTOTODD BIGELOW/AURORA (WIE, JONES, GULBIS)Wie's had 20 starts.COLOR PHOTOSTEVE GRAYSON/WIREIMAGE.COM (SORENSTAM)COLOR PHOTOTODD BIGELOW/AURORA (WIE, JONES, GULBIS)MAKING A PASS Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, who played in Natalie Gulbis's group in the Nabisco pro-am, took her under his wing after the opening round.