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True Grit at Augusta 34
Tom Watson had his troubles, but he clung grimly to his slim lead and held off Jack Nicklaus to win his second Masters
by Dan Jenkins

Younger, Tougher, Smarter 40
Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers were all that and more, routing the Montreal Canadiens from the Stanley Cup playoffs
by E.M. Swift

Taking a Run at Monumental Success 42
Only the harshest skeptics at Dave Win field's New York debut were unimpressed by the $20 Million Man
by Jim Kaplan

Thank Heaven for Danny 50
His sublime basketball career at BYU over, Danny Ainge has been declared the messiah at third for the Toronto Blue Jays
by Jack McCallum

The Prime of Gene Mayer 59
To the plaudits of far too few, this frail-looking slugger has risen to the No. 4 spot in the world tennis rankings
by Walter Bingham

A Miracle! Or a Mirage? 71
Many athletes call DMSO a wonder drug, saying that it heals injuries fast, but others—and the FDA—have their doubts
by J.D. Reed

The Dreamer 94
Adulation has come to Thomas Hearns, but if his grandest visions of glory become reality, it will be bad news for Ray Leonard
by Bob Ottum

The Departments

Scorecard 29
TV/Radio 76
Baseball 78
Swimming 85
Pro Basketball 88
For the Record 129
19th Hole 130

Credits on page 129

Cover photograph by John Iacono

Next Week

Master Horseman LeRoy Jolley, who trained the surprise winner of last year's Kentucky Derby, the filly Genuine Risk, returns with the favorite to win the 107th run for the Roses, Cure the Blues. William Nack profiles Jolley and previews the Derby.

Court queen Chris Evert Lloyd wowed the tennis public as a teen-age competitor, married a beaut of a Briton, quit the game, then returned better than ever. Now for the first time she is secure both as an athlete and as a woman. By Frank Deford.