Lineup

June 26, 2011

U.S. OPEN

32 RORY'S WORLD

The precocious yet polished Rory McIlroy announced the advent of a refreshing new era in golf

By Michael Bamberger

38 BASEBALL

JOSE BAUTISTA

The slugger's rise with the Blue Jays is not as suspicious as you might think

By Joe Posnanski

44 STANLEY CUP

TIM THOMAS

Few players have waited longer to taste NHL glory than the Bruins' goalie

By Brian Cazeneuve

2011 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP PREVIEW

50 THE POWER TO RULE

The U.S.'s hopes rest on the strike force of Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan

By Grant Wahl

54 MEET TEAM USA

The 21 players who will try to win America's first championship since 1999

BASEBALL

THE BARRIO BOYS

In 1949, El Paso's Bowie Bears won Texas's first high school baseball title

By Alexander Wolff

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Departments

4 Leading Off

12 Letters

14 Scorecard

The noncommercial appeal of Wimbledon

21 Just My Type

Jeff Gordon on what it takes to win

By Dan Patrick

22 Faces in the Crowd

24 Inside ...

Baseball

The phenom dilemma

The NHL

Depth in the draft

Soccer

Gold Cup stars

70 Point After

Rory McIlroy: a more open Open champ

By Joe Posnanski

ON THE COVER Photograph by Fred Vuich

PHOTOFRED VUICH (MCILROY) FOUR PHOTOS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)