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April 22, 2002 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus


The Clubmen Cometh Fed up with manufacturers and ruling bodies, high-ranking club bosses are mobilizing for a ball war

By John Garrity

Different Strokes Augusta's radical overhaul caused headaches, notably at 9 and 18, but the big hitters prevailed

By Seth Davis

Masters Disasters For contenders like Ernie Els, Augusta's back nine was studded with horrors

By Gary Van Sickle

Lay of the Land During Masters week in Augusta, there's no place like (somebody else's) home

By Ivan Maisel

The Royal Treatment Calling it quits before being asked to leave, Arnold Palmer rightfully was given a send-off worthy of a king during his final round in a major

By Michael Bamberger

Talkin' Turkey Davis Love III can't camouflage the ardor he feels for his top nongolf pastime: hunting wild turkey

By Michael Bamberger

The It Girl Teenager Natalie Gulbis is headed for stardom--and all of its challenges

By Michael Arkush

The Week

By Sal Johnson Edited by Alan Shipnuck

Big Play Unlike past Masters, this year's tournament was won and lost on Augusta National's tees instead of on its greens

By Eric Alpenfels

Q&A Bubba Dickerson swings away on his Little League hitting

By Bubba Dickerson

A Grand Plan This is the year Tiger achieves his ultimate goal: the Grand Slam

By Michael Bamberger

Catching Up With...

Alberto Salazar, Marathoner NOVEMBER 3, 1980

By Mark Beech

Si View

Cracking The Code The sports page reveals its deepest secrets only to those who know how and where to look

By Steve Rushin

SI View The Week in Television

By Richard Deitsch

On Your (Book) Marks

TV Talk

By Pete McEntegart; Tom Tolbert


Killer Instinct With a second straight Masters title in his sights, Tiger Woods showed no mercy as he rolled to his seventh major championship

By Rick Reilly

Pro Football

Breaking Through In a draft deep in defensive linemen, North Carolina's Ryan Sims has shot up the charts, emerging from the shadow of his All-America teammate

By Jeffri Chadiha; David Sabino

Dr. Z Picks The First Round

By Paul Zimmerman

Pro Basketball

Laker Diary

Three The Hard Way The Lakers made it look easy while winning two rings in a row, but there are reasons to believe that betting on a third is no sure thing

By Jack McCallum


Keep Rolen? Amid serious doubts about how long he'll be playing for the Phillies, hard-charging third baseman Scott Rolen continues to give his all for the team

By Tom Verducci

Stanley Cup Preview

Ice Age The spirited play of Brett Hull, 37, and Luc Robitaille, 36, make Detroit's Red Wings the old favorites

By Michael Farber

The Matchups SI special contributor Pierre McGuire analyzes the first round

By Pierre McGuire


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella

Inside College Football

Inside College Football

By Kelley King; B.J. Schecter

Rotisserie Roast

By Rick Reilly


Leading Off



By Joe Mantegna; Pete McEntegart; Grant Wahl; Pete McEntegart; Will Lee; Robert Creamer Edited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy

The Trainer

By Daniel G. Habib; Chris Carmichael Edited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy

Horse Sense

Edited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy

Faces in the Crowd