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Golf Plus

The Week Dec. 5-11

Viva Day-veed A jovial David Duval carried his partner, Tiger Woods, and charmed the crowds as the U.S. won the World Cup in Buenos Aires

By Alan Shipnuck

Recount 2000 Lots of questions remain as we elect to take one more look at the Year of the Tiger

By Gary Van Sickle

Notebook

By Jaime Diaz; Carl Vigeland

My Shot You could say I'm all wet, but taking a header into a water hazard helped me get through Q school

By Cliff Kresge

Ncaa Championships

Fall Classics WHEN THE FROST IS ON THE PUMPKIN, IT'S TIME FOR THE NCAA POSTSEASON, A FALL FEST OF SPORTS AS DIVERSE AS WOMEN'S FIELD HOCKEY AND MEN'S WATER POLO. GLADIATORS GET THEIR KICKS ON GRIDIRONS AND SOCCER PITCHES, AND RUNNERS STRAIN FOR FINISH LIN

Catching Up With...

Debbie Armstrong, Skier FEBRUARY 20, 1984

By Chris Ballard

Si View

The Crying Game After an emotional sports moment, a hard-bitten scribe sets about tracing the tracks of his tears

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By John Walters

Pledge Allegiance

By John Walters

Sportsman Of The Year

Witnessing History Tiger Woods's season was the greatest golf has ever seen. Here are firsthand accounts from those who saw it up close

By Michael Bamberger

Sportsman of the Year

By Frank Deford

Witness: Frank (Sandy) Tatum Jr. Former USGA president

By Frank Tatum Jr.

Witness: Butch Harmon Woods's coach

By Butch Harmon

Witness: Grant Waite Runner-up

By Grant Waite

Witness: Freddie Burns Hal Sutton's caddie

By Freddie Burns

Witness: Arnold Palmer Tournament host

By Arnold Palmer

Witness: Trey Holland USGA president and the rules official in Woods's group

By Trey Holland

Witness: James Cramer PGA Tour manager of communications

By James Cramer

Witness: Mark Lye Analyst, the Golf Channel

By Mark Lye

Witness: Yupa Poosorn Thai caddie (through an interpreter)

By Yupa Poosorn

Witness: Bob Wood Nike Golf president

By Bob Wood

Witness: Notah Begay III Presidents Cup teammate

By Notah Begay III

Witness: Jack Nicklaus Tournament host

By Jack Nicklaus

Witness: Bob May Runner-up

By Bob May

Witness: Peter Kessler Host, the Golf Channel

By Peter Kessler

Witness: Mike Shea PGA Tour senior rules director

By Mike Shea

Witness: Ernie Els Runner-up

By Ernie Els

Witness: Alister Mason Police officer

By Alister Mason

Witness: Earl Woods

By Earl Woods

Better Than Imagined In the history of sport, has any other athlete burdened by heavy expectations not just lived up to them but also exceeded our wildest projections? Only Tiger Woods, dream beater

By Frank Deford

Powerball

Alex Rodriguez hit the jackpot when the Rangers offered him $252 million and the city of Dallas

By Tom Verducci

Pro Football

Do Or Die On a pivotal weekend for three NFC contenders, the moribund Redskins effectively buried their playoff dreams, while the Bucs and the Rams showed strong vital signs

By Michael Silver

Just Like Old Times Using the plan that worked so well last year, the Bucs turned things over to their defense and beat the Dolphins

By Jeffri Chadiha

Back in Stride The Rams rediscovered their swagger and ran circles around the Viking

By Josh Elliott

Deep, Dark Secret As Rams wideout Az-Zahir Hakim grew into one of the game's most electrifying players, he had to hide the existence of his father, who was running from the law

By Michael Silver

Coaching

The Bitter End Aging coaches like Dick Bennett, who recently quit while at the top of his game at Wisconsin, find it increasingly hard to put up with the pressures of their profession

By Tim Layden

Pro Basketeball

Nifty 50s Erupting for 51 points in back-to-back games, the Warriors' Antawn Jamison shot his way into the spotlight and stole some thunder from his old college classmate Vince Carter

By Phil Taylor

High Heels

By David Sabino

College Basketball

Giant Killers With a 31-point demolition of Kansas capping a 7-0 start, Wake Forest showed it's a little school that can slay the big boys

By Tim Crothers

Inside

Inside THE WEEK IN SPORTS

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella

Inside College Basketball

Inside College Basketball

By Alexander Wolff; Seth Davis

Brothers in Arms Sibling rivals Joe and Jon Crispin are teaming to make Penn State tough

By Seth Davis

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Kostya Kennedy

In the Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Peter King

The King's Corner

By Peter King

Dr. Z's Forecast

By Paul Zimmerman

Inside Olympic Sports

Inside Olympic Sports

By Brian Cazeneuve

Still in There Chuckin'

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Books 'Tis the season to be giving, and here's an array of goodies for sports fans on your list

By Ron Fimrite

Feat of Clay Spain won its first Davis Cup by grinding Australia into the home court dirt

By Franz Lidz

Leading Off

Games With ultrarealistic graphics and warp-speed action, these are the year's best sports video games

'M' Is Not for Mellow Mitch Meluskey, Houston's irascible catcher, is learning to curb his temper

By Jamal Greene

Letters

Scorecard Three to Go--Spiking the NFL--O.J. Calls--Boris's Breakup

By Chris Ballard Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

The View from the Cyberseats Interactive technology turns attending a game into a high-tech adventure

By Daniel G. Habib

Ask the Coach Guidance for those lost in sports

Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Albert Kim and Mark Mravic