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June 25, 2001 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

The Week June 12-18

Smoked When Tiger Woods went down early, the road to the title was wide open. The most likely contenders, though, took a wrong turn

By Ivan Maisel

Fresh Start Clark Dennis nearly won the '94 Open. He was a different man at this one

By Michael Bamberger

Hanging Out At Oak Tree Not far from Southern Hills, another Oklahoma club tries to climb back into championship contention

By John Garrity

George Matson Lured to America by the wartime tales of U.S. soldiers, he has been a Southern Hills fixture for 50 years

By Scott Gummer

Sultans of Sod Need a million feet of grass? The Allen family has all kinds down on the farm

By John Garrity


By Gary Van Sickle; Yi-Wyn Yen

Total Shambles My 'instructor' is a man of few words, but he always gets the last one

By Brandel Chamblee

My Shot The Tour will feel as if it has lost a family member if Westchester drops the Classic

By Frank Beard

It's No Beauty Contest Most Tour players never learn what makes the U.S. Open special

By Michael Bamberger

Si View

Guilty Pleasures Despite its elitism, pomposity and exceedingly ugly clothing, golf is impossible to resist

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in TV Sports

By Chris Ballard

Candid Open

By Chris Ballard

Meet The Picks Several savvy sites can make you better acquainted with the likely choices in the NBA draft

By John O'Keefe

Catching Up With...

Jim Hart, St. Louis Quarterback NOVEMBER 27, 1967

By Kristi Berner

NBA Finals

Double Dip Just one question remains for the Lakers after their second straight title: Can their stars stay aligned long enough to seize a third?

By Phil Taylor


Waiting Game Coming to bat cold and chafing at their second-string status, pinch hitters often must make the most of one big swing

By Jack McCallum


Back from the Dead Fifteen years after being struck by lightning, Retief Goosen survived a near-fatal putting episode to win the U.S. Open

By Alan Shipnuck

College Football

Sweat Shopping Though rife with NCAA violations, college-run football camps have become bull markets for recruiters

By George Dohrmann


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside The NFL

Inside The NFL

By Jeffri Chadiha

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Jeff Pearlman; Daniel G. Habib

Leaner And Meaner Dropping barbells for BP made Marty Cordova of Cleveland a better hitter

By Daniel G. Habib

Inside Soccer

Inside Soccer

By Ian Thomsen

Miami's Talent Infusion Five new starters have uplifted a once lowly franchise

By Ian Thomsen

College Basketball [bonus Piece]

Your Lyin' Eyes You may think you can spot an NBA prospect a mile away, but a pro scout sees things you're not even looking for--as the author learned by tagging along with one on his predraft rounds

By Alexander Wolff

That Cinking Feeling

By Rick Reilly


Pay No Attention To His Past Mitch (Wild Thing) Williams nurtures young pitchers for the Atlantic City Surf

By Jamal Greene

Heavyweight Survivor Hard knocks outside the ring haven't hindered big Lance Whitaker inside it

By Franz Lidz

East Germany made lab animals of its finest athletes-- and got away with it

By Craig Neff

Leading Off

Hurricane Season Unlikely hero Charlton Jimerson led Miami to its second NCAA title in three years

By Josh Elliott



By Kostya Kennedy; Alexander Wolff; Daniel G. Habib Edited By Albert Kim And Mark Mravic

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