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June 10, 2002 Table Of Contents

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Golf Plus

Public Moments Every golfer has a favorite track, a place that is remembered because of family ties or personal milestones. Here are recollections of eight special public courses, and the people and the experiences that made them so

By Alan Shipnuck; Seth Davis; John Garrity; Gary Van Sickle; Yi-Wyn Yen; Ivan Maisel; Rick Lipsey; Michael Bamberger

Doctor Feel Good Jos Vanstiphout is a pro at keeping European tour stars in the right frame of mind

By Tom Humphries

Opening Act Although they never see the finish of what they've begun, starters play a key role in golf

By John Garrity

Welcome To My 'Hood

By Dan Melia

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

By Cameron Morfit

One of a Kind Chris DiMarco is a self-made golfer who's never going to outwork his Tour rivals, but he's blasting by them on the money list nonetheless

By Ivan Maisel

Super Killer U.S. Open Quiz Think you know everything there is to know about the toughest national championship in the world? Try our 30-question brainteaser. And please, no wagering

By Gary Van Sickle And Sal Johnson

Second Calling At 54, PGA Tour rules official Vaughn Moise proved that he's still got game

By Gary Van Sickle

Mass Appeal With an A.W. Tillinghast pedigree and a recent $3.5 million renovation, pristine Bethpage Black is not your typical muni. America's 21 million public-course golfers are more accustomed to sloping tee boxes, rock-filled bunkers, chewed-up fairw

So Long, Kenny After 35 years of calling the shots on CBS telecasts, Ken Venturi will take his career and walk away quietly

By Michael Bamberger

The Week

Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Bottom Lines

By Sal Johnson Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play Club pro James Mason's victory at the NFL Golf Classic wasn't a Hollywood miracle, nor was his brilliant recovery on the final hole

By Peter Krause Edited By Alan Shipnuck

My Shot SI neglected to point out the real winner in the USGA-R&A compromise: the recreational golfer

By Ron Drapeau Edited By Alan Shipnuck

Catching Up With...

Gerry Cheevers, Goaltender May 9, 1977

By Mark Beech

NBA Finals

EAST VS. WEST For Jason Kidd to propel the upstart Nets to the NBA title, he'll have to win his matchup with L.A.'s Kobe Bryant

By Jack McCallum

Stanley Cup

Puncher's Chance The underrated Hurricanes are bona fide contenders, but they'll be overmatched when they slug it out with the mighty Wings

By Michael Farber

Why the Wings Will Win SI special contributor Pierre McGuire sees deeply talented Detroit blowing past the upstart Hurricanes in the Stanley Cup finals

By Pierre McGuire


19 Games That's how many the Red Sox and the Yankees play against each other this season. In Boston it's a war. In New York it's a party

By Jeff Pearlman

History Lesson

By David Sabino

College Football

I'm Brandon Hancock and I'm 18 years old. I weigh 242 pounds and run the 40 in 4.5. I finished high school in December to enroll early at USC. You're going to hear from me.

By Brandon Hancock

World Cup

Can the Empire Strike Back? Long-suffering England hopes the force is with its talented young striker, Michael Owen

By S.L. Price


What Is This 34-Year-Old Man Doing On A Skateboard? Making Millions

By Tim Layden


Inside The Week in Sports

Inside Tennis

Inside Tennis

By L. Jon Wertheim

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Stephen Cannella

Memorial Day One week after her sister's murder, Cal softball pitcher Jocelyn Forest threw the game of her life.

By Rick Reilly


Color Commentary How African-Americans broke into pro basketball and changed it forever

By Charles Hirshberg

Spring's Winners Over the last month the NCAA has been crowning its national champions in a host of team sports. Here's a look at the squads that were the toast of the season

Leading Off


A Lark in the Park

By Steve Rushin


By Frank Deford; Austin Murphy; Richard Deitsch Edited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy

Mamo Wolde--1932-2002 Unbreakable Spirit A peer recalls the Olympian who spent most of his final years in jail

By Kenny Moore Edited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy

Laila Ali

By Richard Deitsch; Laila Ali Edited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy

Sports Beat

Edited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Albert Kim and Kostya Kennedy