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April 13, 1998 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Kid's A Major Talent After knocking 'em dead in New Orleans, a calm and collected Lee Westwood rode a wave of momentum to Augusta

By Gary Van Sickle

The Doctor Takes Over A win at the Tradition made Gil Morgan the man to beat

By Jeff Pearlman

News & Notes

Edited by Kevin Cook

Bottom Lines

Compiled by Gary B. Smith Edited by Kevin Cook

A Rite of Spring

By Tim Herron Edited by Kevin Cook

Cover Shoot: A Tale Of The Tigers

By Bill Colson

Grip It And Grind It Out A new, improved John Daly leads the Tour in...putting?

By John O'Keefe

This Week

By Cameron Morfit

Fat Chance Before you try to lose that spare tire, think what it does for your golf game

By Cameron Morfit

Pro Football

The Chairmen

Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf are the class of the NFL draft, but experts say one of them stands head and shoulder pads above the other

By Peter King


Bittersweet Goalie Marty Turco was thrilled when he and the Wolverines won the NCAA title, save for one thing: It was his last game at Michigan

By Kostya Kennedy

Pro Basketball

He's Got Game Michael Finley, who began playing against Michael Jordan while still a schoolkid, can do it all--except lift his Mavs out of the doldrums

By Marty Burns


A Spring Classic Why wait five months for a meaningful series when the Blue Jays and the Rangers were offering up the next best thing on the season's opening weekend?

By Tom Verducci

College Football

Copycats Around the time of spring practice, normally paranoid coaches open their playbooks and film rooms so rivals can study their strategic secrets

By Tim Layden


Masters Plan During a meticulously planned week of seclusion and training, Tiger Woods sharpened his game and his mind for Augusta

By Jaime Diaz

Pro Basketball [bonus Piece]

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Free Throws* Who's the best foul-shooter? Who's the worst? Who's the weirdest? Does practice help? Does talking to the ball help? And why is something that looks so easy so damned hard? *But Were Afraid to Ask Sh

By Michael Bamberger



Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Jackie MacMullan

Braking The Break The Spurs' Avery Johnson explains how to defend against the running game

By Marty Burns

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Tim Crothers

Shortsighted Steinbrenner Once again, the Boss is sacrificing the future for a dubious present

By Keith Olbermann

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside Soccer

Inside Soccer

By Grant Wahl

Hey, This Turning 40 Ain't So Bad After All

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off



By Leigh Montville; Richard O'Brien; Richard Hoffer Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien