VOLUME 105, NO.8
August 27, 2006
A smart,disciplined Tiger Woods dissects Medinah to win the PGA Championship
46 Kick Start
Mike Vanderjagtvows to keep his foot on the ball--and not in his mouth
by L. JonWertheim
Young arms havecarried the Tigers, but will they hold up down the stretch?
High SchoolFootball Preview
• No. 1 Hoover(Ala.) High goes for a fifth straight state title
• SI's Top 20teams
• Players andgames to watch
• Who's No. 1 ineach state
• A Civil War: QBMike Paulus picks North Carolina; his brother is Duke's point guard
• The Top 10(college) backfield at Oaks Christian (Calif.)
6 Leading Off
19 Air andSpace
Is a HumanitarianHall of Fame for jocks the sports equivalent of the Maytag repairman? by SteveRushin
• The miracles ofSaint Reggie
• More bad newsfor Floyd Landis
• Making shortwork of retirement
29 Faces in theCrowd
80 Life ofReilly
The U.S. Ryder Cupteam makes hairy legs look good by Rick Reilly
• U.S. swim teamshows its depth
• Young Aussieshows she's fly
• Why the Cardsare folding
• FrankThomas--still hurting
PHOTOGRAPH BYDAMIAN STROHMEYER
INSET PHOTOS: GaryBogdon (Wilson); Robert Beck (Woods)
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