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Golf Plus

Points Of View Lasting images from Augusta National and the '98 Masters

A Week of Wonder The practice rounds kicked off the seven most memorable days of any season

By John Garrity

Short Stuff The annual par-3 tournament is a little mysterious and a lot of fun

By Michael Bamberger

Halfway Measures One tournament ended and another began last Friday, when the name of the game was making the cut

By Alan Shipnuck

Close Calls After a fight to the finish, what was a heartbreaking defeat for one man was a moral victory for another

By Jaime Diaz

The Kid With The Killer Smile

By Gary Van Sickle

Like Father, Like Sons Each in his own way, the Harmon brothers carry on the legacy of their father

By Michael Bamberger

The Lost Treasure Of Bobby Jones Digging through a cache of long-forgotten papers, the author unearthed an unpublished series of photos and instruction in the hand of the greatest golfer of them all

By Martin Davis

News & Notes

Edited By Kevin Cook Edited by Kevin Cook

Bottom Lines

Compiled By Gary B. Smith Edited by Kevin Cook

Golf's Black Eye

By Charlie Sifford Edited by Kevin Cook

Duel In The Sun The best gunfight in golf is Hale Irwin versus Gil Morgan

By Rick Lipsey

This Week

By Cameron Morfit

A Bunch Of Hot Air Swirling winds swept away the clamor for change at Augusta National

By John Garrity

Catching Up With...

Rod Gilbert, New York Rangers right wing January 30, 1967

By Kostya Kennedy

Inside The NHL

Escaping Hockey's Gulag Russia is the last place its talented kids want to play

By Allen Abel

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Golf

Out Of The Woods Young lions and Tiger and a Golden Bear--Mark O'Meara slipped past a menagerie of rivals to win the Masters

By Steve Rushin

Baseball

Rocket Redux With overpowering performances in his first three starts, Pedro Martinez has ignited the kind of ardor that Red Sox fans once reserved for Roger Clemens

By Gerry Callahan

Pro Football

Judgment Day In today's now-or-never NFL, the heat is on personnel chiefs to draft college players who not only will make good pros but also will have immediate impact

By Paul Zimmerman

The Sky's The Limit Five years after walking on at Florida State, Andre Wadsworth has become the most coveted defensive player in the NFL draft

By Ivan Maisel

Hockey

Business As Usual His contract controversy behind him, Sergei Fedorov is back in the good graces of his teammates and leading the red-hot Red Wings into the playoffs

By David Fleming

Performance Enhancers

The Magic Potion Or is it? Though little is known about its long-term effects, the muscle-building supplement creatine is the rage among athletes from superstars to hot-to-bulk-up teens

By Michael Bamberger

Pro Basketball

Last Call On the verge of a breakup, the creaking Rockets are trying to summon the pride and proficiency to ignite onen final--and glorious--playoff run

By Phil Taylor

Inside

Inside THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Ivan Maisel

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Tim Crothers; Mark Bechtel

Eight Degrees of Eckersley Why baseball's lush past is still so easily connected to its present

By Keith Olbermann

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Jackie MacMullan

Byng-ers and Bangers

By David Sabino

Room Service On the road, Knicks trainer Mike Saunders uses a little gadgetry and lots of ice

By Marty Burns

Pro Basketball [bonus Piece]

Called For Traveling APRIL 15 IS A DAY OF TORMENT FOR FOUR NBA REFEREES WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO TAX FRAUD AND LOST THEIR JOBS BECAUSE THEY CASHED IN AIRLINE TICKETS--AND DIDN'T REPORT THE INCOME

By Leigh Montville

Augusta Gets One More Bear Hug

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Next Stop, Churchill Downs Favorites encountered detours and potholes aplenty in the last round of Derby preps

By Steven Crist

Yesterday's Heroes

By Ron Fimrite

Leading Off

Bittersweet Race In The Desert The Bataan Memorial Death March honors fallen warriors

By Hampton Sides

Reebok Redux Can savvy marketing break Nike's toehold?

By L. Jon Wertheim

Greetings From Tenpin Alley The cast of serial bowlers in the U.S. Open featured more than a few characters

By Franz Lidz

Silky Seas

Letters

Scorecard

By Austin Murphy; Michael Silver; Tom Verducci; Stephen Cannella Edited By Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien

Faces in the Crowd

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters