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WHAT THE KIDS THINK

Nov. 28, 2011
Nov. 28, 2011

Table of Contents
Nov. 28, 2011

LEADING OFF
GOLF PLUS
EDITOR'S LETTER
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
TIM TEBOW
MOTOR SPORTS
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
SOCCER
  • If this was indeed David Beckham's final game in MLS, he went out in style, carrying the Galaxy to a championship and affirming the value of star power in America

SPORT IN AMERICA
  • Our sports have become more and more about money and marketing. But to most of us they're still about the stories we tell one another, the transcendent moments that lift us—the very way we define ourselves

Departments

WHAT THE KIDS THINK

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED asked the 132 teenagers—90 boys and 42 girls—playing in a recent American Junior Golf Association tournament for their opinions on Tiger Woods, favorite playing partners, politics, performance-enhancing drugs, the makeup of their bags and more

Getting a college degree is:

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Very important 90%

Sort of important 9%

Not a big deal 1%

Do you expect to have a successful career as a pro golfer?

Yes 64%

No 36%

Do you carry a 64-degree wedge?

Yes 97%

No 3%

Are you a Democrat or a Republican?

Democrat 28%

Republican 55%

Other 17%

What is the longest iron in your bag?

Two-iron 3%

Three-iron 22%

Four-iron 45%

Five-iron 28%

Six-iron 2%

If performance-enhancing drugs were legal, would you use them?

Yes 18%

No 82%

If you qualify for the U.S. Open and it's the same week as your senior prom, which do you attend?

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Boys50%50%
Girls62%38%
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