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March 03, 2014
March 03, 2014

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March 3, 2014

SI.com
THE MAIL
2014 OLYMPICS
MOTOR SPORTS
BASEBALL
  • THE MONEYBALL ERA MOCKED SMALL BALL, BUT DIDN'T TOTALLY DISCREDIT IT. WITH THE GAME IN THE MIDST OF A SCORING DROUGHT, TAKING CARE OF THE LITTLE THINGS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

THE BIRTH OF SHOWTIME
  • In the early '80s, Pat Riley and Magic Johnson began a transformation that put the Lakers on the leading edge of sports culture. But it took a really, really strange series of events—and some Magicavellian maneuvering—to set the stage

Brazil
  • AS THE WORLD TURNS ITS EYES TOWARD THE NEXT OLYMPIC GAMES, IN RIO, AND ON THE EVE OF A WORLD CUP IN THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF SOCCER, A QUESTION HANGS IN THE AIR LIKE A LINGERING CLOUD OF TEAR GAS: HOW DO YOU RECONCILE

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By Sal Johnson

At 26 years, one month and 28 days, Jason Day became the youngest winner not named Tiger Woods of a WGC event. (Woods won four such tournaments before he turned 26.) Does winning the Match Play augur major success in the same year? Only two such players have gone on to triumph in one of the four jewels.

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YEARMATCH PLAY CHAMPBEST FINISHMAJOR
2013Matt KucharT-8Masters
2012Hunter Mahan12thMasters
2011Luke DonaldT-4Masters
2010Ian PoulterT-10Masters
2009Geoff Ogilvy15thMasters
2008Tiger Woods1U.S. Open
2007Henrik Stenson17thMasters
2006Geoff Ogilvy1U.S. Open
2005David TomsT-10PGA
2004Tiger WoodsT-9British
2003Tiger WoodsT-4British
2002Kevin Sutherland37thU.S. Open
2001Steve StrickerT-10Masters
2000Darren ClarkeT-7British
1999Jeff MaggertT-7U.S. Open