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Golf Plus

THE ROARING 20S WITH THE MASTERS AND THE U.S. OPEN ALREADY IN HAND, THE TOUR'S GENERATION NEXT CAN MAKE HISTORY WITH A WIN AT ROYAL TROON

By Alan Shipnuck

NOTHING FANCY UNMEMORABLE TROON IS CAPABLE OF PROVIDING A TEST NO ONE WILL FORGET

By Gary Van Sickle

FOUR BETTER, FOUR WORSE IN WAYS LARGE AND SMALL, THE THREE PARTICIPANTS IN GOLF'S FIRST FOUR-HOLE PLAYOFF WERE CHANGED FOREVER

By John Garrity

THE OPEN AT TROON

By MATTHEW RUDY

SECOND TO NONE

By MATTHEW RUDY

HOME TO THE STARS AN INFLUX OF GOLF GREATS AND CELEBRITY JOCKS HAS MADE ORLANDO THE BEST ADDRESS IN SPORTS

By C.W. Nevius

NEWS AND NOTES

BOTTOM LINES

COMPILED BY Gary B. Smith

SAY CHEESE

By Billy Joe Tolliver

Baseball

SAFETY DID NOT COME FIRST EVEN AFTER A FATAL 1920 BEANING, PLAYERS WERE SLOW TO ADOPT BATTING HELMETS

By Kate Ledger

SEE IT, HIT IT ROCKIE LARRY WALKER'S PHILOSOPHY AT THE PLATE IS AS DOWN-TO-EARTH AS HIS PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE

By Gerry Callahan

Catching Up With...

TENNIS CHAMPION IVAN LENDL SEPTEMBER 15, 1986

By JON WERTHEIM

Television

SI VIEW THE WEEK IN TV SPORTS

By John Walters

Trampoline

THE LEAPING WIZARD NO ONE EXECUTES FLIPS LIKE 15-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION KARL HEGER

By Dan Morse

Faces In The Crowd

FACES IN THE CROWD

Tennis

ALONE AT THE TOP WIMBLEDON, WHICH HE WON WITH MAJESTIC EASE, SHOWED THAT PETE SAMPRAS MAY BE THE BEST TENNIS PLAYER EVER--AND THAT THERE'S NO AMERICAN REMOTELY LIKE HIM ON THE HORIZON

By S.L. Price

Golf

CHARGE! A REVIVED TIGER WOODS BROKE FREE OF THE PACK, BUT NOT HIS ARMY OF ADMIRERS, TO WIN THE WESTERN OPEN

By Alan Shipnuck

Pro Basketball

SWEET LIBERTY WITH ATTITUDE APLENTY, NEW YORK IS DOMINATING THE WNBA

By David Fleming

Inside Baseball

OUR ROSTER OF THE BIGGEST FLOPS SO FAR IN 1997 A GIANT GROWS UP HIGGINSON BLASTS, AND JUDEN ROCKS

By Tim Crothers; Tom Verducci

Kickboxing [bonus Piece]

MARTIAL MADNESS KICKBOXING IN THAILAND IS A TRADITIONAL ART, BUT IN ITS EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN, IT IS ALSO A DISTURBING ONE

By Robert Horn

Pro Football

OFF BROADWAY JOE JOE NAMATH, ERSTWHILE SUPER BOWL HERO AND PLAYBOY AND SOMETIME ACTOR, NOW HAS THE BEST ROLE OF HIS LIFE: FAMILY MAN

By Leigh Montville

WHO DA MAN? SADLY, THE APPLE OF THE PUBLIC'S EYE IS RARELY AN ADMIRABLE CHAMPION LIKE PETE SAMPRAS

By Michael Farber

Departments

LETTERS

DON KING'S SHRUNKEN STABLE...PLUMMETING 10,000-METER MARK...SABRES CUT COACH OF THE YEAR...PROTESTING NATIVE AMERICAN NICKNAMES...EWING'S EMPTY GUARANTEES

EDITED BY Hank Hersch AND Kostya Kennedy

RIGHTING A WRONG IN WHOSE HONOR? DIRECTED BY JAY ROSENSTEIN; JULY 15, 10 P.M., PBS

By Jeff Pearlman