Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus
HOME STRETCH
Baltusrol saved the best for last with a couple of quirky par-5 closing holes--the monstrous 17th and the eagle-friendly 18th--which combined to bewilder and reward the players and guarantee a fantastic finish
Out of Their League
More clubs professionals than usual--four--made the cut at Baltusrol, but soon fewer of them will get the chance to tee it up with the big boys in the championship that bears their association's name
TEAM EFFORT
The PGA was last call for the Presidents Cup, which has emerged as a model of principle and sportsmanship after a controversial tie
My Shot
My wife taught me something--maybe too much--about the game at the PGA
CATCHING UP WITH
LETTERS
AIR AND SPACE
SI Players: Life On and Off the Field
Golf
Crowd Pleaser
With a magical pitch, Phil Mickelson birdied the PGA's final hole to win his second major championship and reward his frenzied fans
Baseball
The Next Generation
As brute sluggers fade away, a crop of talented young players, led by the already proficient Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols, promises an age of superior all-around skill
HOCKEY
The Biggest Deal
As the NHL came back to life in a swirl of free-agent action, Philadelphia Flyers' G.M. Bob Clarke made the splashiest score, landing the incomparable Peter Forsberg and revamping his defense
Track and Field
College Football
Meet Mr. Humble
Chastened by his failure in the NFL, STEVE SPURRIER is trying to turn South Carolina into an SEC power as a kinder, gentler ball coach--for now, at least
Inside
Inside the NFL
Aiming Low
Realistic, if nothing else, the Browns guarantee only to work hard in hopes that their third coach is a winner
Inside Baseball
An Ace Is Born
Mariners righty Felix Hernandez is only 19, but he's living up to his billing as the game's top pitching prospect
LIFE OF REILLY
Departments
Spin Cycle
A ride with the President on his Texas ranch revealed a man who takes his mountain biking seriously--and who doesn't like to get passed
Crunch Time
In the end, Terrell Owens will likely accept his contract and return to the Eagles