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April 19, 1999 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Week April 6-12

Twin Terrors The 15th and 17th holes at Augusta used to be easy. Now they've been turned into...

By Jaime Diaz

Back On Top With the winner, four others in the top 14 and the low amateur, Europeans again dominated Augusta

By Alan Shipnuck

Bon Vivant Lite Can the author, who doesn't drink, smoke, cuss, dance or eat mayonnaise, carry on a grand Masters tradition and transform himself into the life of the party?

By John Garrity

A Cut Above The amateur class of '99 had the most weekend warriors in 14 years and the next Spaniard most likely to succeed

By Michael Bamberger

So Close to Perfect A veteran Tour pro who finally made it into the Masters chronicles his first trip to Augusta

By Brandel Chamblee


Edited by Cameron Morfit

My Shot I picked up a W in my first shot at the Masters; maybe that's why I finished last when it counted

By Joe Durant Edited by Cameron Morfit

The Devil Made Him Do It Nick Faldo sacrificed his life for his game, and now he has neither

By John Garrity

Catching Up With...

Charlie Coe, Amateur Golfer Extraordinaire September 14, 1959

By John O'Keefe

Si View

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Delayed Gratification Baseball shouldn't alter its rambling pace to fit our go-go era--or a TV time slot

By Steve Rushin

Inside The NHL

Finding His Way In San Jose A fateful hat trick of sorts helped Sharks goalie Steve Shields to emerge

By Kostya Kennedy

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside Horse Racing

Inside Horse Racing

By William Nack; Mark Beech

Inside Soccer

Inside Soccer

By Grant Wahl


Basque In Glory With the cold-blooded skill of a surgeon, Jose Maria Olazabal carved out his second Masters title by beating crowd favorite Greg Norman and a host of others

By Jack McCallum

Pro Football

A Bone To Pick Only days before they were to make the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, the reborn Browns were torn between passers Tim Couch and Akili Smith

By Peter King

Six Pack On draft day teams will find plenty of passers to go around

By Paul Zimmerman

Dr. Z's Mock Draft Here's how SI senior writer Paul Zimmerman thinks the first round of the NFL draft, which begins on Saturday, will play out

By Paul Zimmerman; Peter Keating; Michael Silver

Pro Basketball

Raptor Rapture Canadians and late-night sports anchors have fallen hard for rookie Vince Carter, whose gravity-defying feats include lifting Toronto into the playoff race

By Michael Farber

Do You Believe In Magic? Thanks to some coaching sorcery and a sleight-of-hand point guard, Orlando has risen to the top of the Eastern Conference

By L. Jon Wertheim


Hurt So Good Looking to prove his miserable 1998 was a fluke, a rededicated Frank Thomas got off to a smoking start--but even he couldn't get hot enough to make winners of the callow White Sox

By Gerry Callahan; David Sabino



Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Jackie MacMullan

Bucking The Odds Haywoode Workman was down with a bad knee, but never out

By Mark Beech

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella and Jeff Pearlman

Steeled For The Steal The Devil Rays' Randy Winn is learning about larceny

By Jeff Pearlman

Baseball [bonus Piece]

Guardian Angel Mo Vaughn's spiritual impact on the Anaheim Angels may be more powerful than anything he does when he returns to the lineup

By Leigh Montville

Master Of His Fate

By Rick Reilly


Against Steep Odds Churchill Downs is a come-from-behind winner

By L. Jon Wertheim

Leading Off

A Winning Recipe For Rice Coach Wayne Graham's Owls have the ingredients for a run at the NCAA title

By David Fleming

Short Irons Collapsible clubs a traveler's dream

Slam! Bam! Goldberg! Bill Goldberg is the WCW's hottest star, but he's still bitter about his NFL career

By Jeff Pearlman


Hard To Believe How Bad They Were The 1899 Cleveland Spiders make the 1962 Mets seem like world-beaters

By Brad Herzog

Virtual Reality In California Replicas of Yankee Stadium, Fenway and Wrigley dazzle weekend warriors

By David Davis

The Strong, Silent Type Thrower Connie Price-Smith is the best woman athlete you've never known

By Merrell Noden


Edited by Kevin Cook and Mark Mravic

Now They Are Everybody's Target It took Loyola of Maryland a little time to get the traditional powers' attention

By Seth Davis

Those Were The Days

By Ron Fimrite

Faces In The Crowd