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AUGUST 28,2006

This is an article from the Aug. 28, 2006 issue

VOLUME 105, NO.8

FEATURES

GOLF

40 AllBusiness

A smart,disciplined Tiger Woods dissects Medinah to win the PGA Championship

by AlanShipnuck

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46 Kick Start

Mike Vanderjagtvows to keep his foot on the ball--and not in his mouth

by L. JonWertheim

BASEBALL

50 SeptemberSwoon?

Young arms havecarried the Tigers, but will they hold up down the stretch?

by TomVerducci

BONUS

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.)

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Departments

6 Leading Off

14 Letters

16Contributors

19 Air andSpace

Is a HumanitarianHall of Fame for jocks the sports equivalent of the Maytag repairman? by SteveRushin

20 Scorecard

• The miracles ofSaint Reggie

• More bad newsfor Floyd Landis

• Making shortwork of retirement

29 Faces in theCrowd

31 Players

80 Life ofReilly

The U.S. Ryder Cupteam makes hairy legs look good by Rick Reilly

Inside...

75 Olympics

• U.S. swim teamshows its depth

• Young Aussieshows she's fly

76 Baseball

• Why the Cardsare folding

• FrankThomas--still hurting

Cover

PHOTOGRAPH BYDAMIAN STROHMEYER

INSET PHOTOS: GaryBogdon (Wilson); Robert Beck (Woods)

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PHOTODARREN CARROLL FROM THE METLIFE BLIMP (WOODS)40 DRIVE FOR SHOW By the time Tiger Woods teed off on 18 at Medinah on Sunday, the PGA Championship was already in the bag.PHOTOGEORGE MCNISH/THE STAR-LEDGER (SIMMS)QB Matt Simms of Don Bosco Prep in New JerseyPHOTOJENNIFER POTTHEISER (TENNIS)33 RAISING A RACKET The world's top doubles team, Bob (far left) and Mike Bryan, have a natural connection--they're twins.PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH (SMITH)PHOTOBOB ROSATO (CULPEPPER)PHOTOHAN MYUNG-GU/WIREIMAGE.COM (ANTHONY)