Inside Cover
SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
Rough Justice
The greens were lumpy, the fairways mere ribbons, and the scores ... oh, my! Yet everyone came away thinking that Winged Foot was fair
So Close Again
A European hasn't won the Open since 1970, but that almost changed at Winged Foot, where Colin Montgomerie, among others, made the case that it will happen--and soon
Dear Ol' Dads
Thanks to its Father's Day finish, the U.S. Open is always a time of celebration for the men who have formed a special bond through golf
A Long Way
He didn't make it to the weekend, but simply by playing his way from Zambia to Winged Foot, Madalitso Muthiya was a big winner at the U.S. Open
Air and Space
SI Players: Life On and Off the Field
Features
To Be or Not to Be
Heavy-handed officiating aside, the U.S.'s fortunes took a turn for the better against Italy, setting up a match that may affect the team for years
Back in the Shadow
On the verge of surpassing Tiger Woods as the game's dominant player, Phil Mickelson instead blew the U.S. Open with a 72nd-hole collapse--failing to measure up to his archrival
How Do I Look So Far?
Meet Nick Swisher, the irrepressible young slugger for the streaking Oakland A's, who knows how good he is and is happy to talk to anyone about it
Stanley Cup Finals
Hurricane Force
With a rollicking crowd behind it, high-energy Carolina controlled Game 7, blunting Edmonton's comeback bid and delivering a hockey championship to Tobacco Road
NBA FINALS
Down to The Wire
The mad-as-hell Mavs, the superstar heat of Dwyane Wade and a fascinating coaching duel between masters old and new drove the best postseason in a decade toward climax
NBA DRAFT
He's The 1
Seven-foot Andrea Bargnani, a.k.a. the Next Dirk, is the best player ever to come out of Italy-and the best player in this year's NBA draft
Special Report
The Damage Done
DUKE LACROSSE,the 46 white players, a black dancer and the reputation of the university are forever changed. But is the case solid? Was the coach made a scapegoat? Exclusive sources describe three months of fear, disbelief and confusion over what the future holds--in and out of court
Inside
Life of Reilly
Departments
Patriot Gains
George Mason's Final Four run boosted its hoops program but might give the university itself a bigger lift
Return of The Native
He's coming back to the NBA after striking a sweet deal with Charlotte, but has Michael Jordan, at 43, finally found his destiny?