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Bronze Bomber Phil Mickelson came in third at Augusta for the third straight year, but no one outdrove him, and all things considered, he deemed his Masters a success

By Seth Davis

The Longest Day From the predawn start to the finish in the gloaming, Friday's marathon was the most surreal opening ever to a Masters

By Gary Van Sickle

Vacuum Tube The commercial-free telecast of the Masters was as pretty as a picture. What was missing was a voice of authority

By Chris Hodenfield

My Big Fat Sports Wedding

By Steve Rushin

Martha's Masters Golf was low on the order of business during Martha Burk's whirlwind visit to Augusta

By Michael Bamberger

French Fried Already taking heat because of his country's politics, Thomas Levet's first Masters was a real eye-opener

By Josh Elliott

Player Of Every Year Having won his battle with Augusta to be invited to play in perpetuity, Gary Player had a grand old time at his 46th Masters, even while dealing with a family feud

By John Garrity

The Week

By Alan Shipnuck

Big Play The unique waggle Mike Weir uses to calm his nerves and trigger his swing was just the ticket on Sunday, when he had to birdie 15

By Mitchell Spearman

Coming Up

By Sal Johnson

My Shot SI's reckless reporting of Augusta National's dangerous rhetoric had me fearing for my life

By Martha Burk

Quicksand

By Michael Bamberger

Catching Up With...

Franz Klammer, Downhill Skier February 23, 1976

By Brian Cazeneuve

Golf

Weir And Wonderful Undaunted by the tumult or the pressure of sudden death, Mike Weir showed his steel in winning the Masters

By S.L. Price

Baseball

Llevame al juego de pelota Take me out to the ball game, say the fervent fans in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Expos' new--and very different--home away from home

By Daniel G. HabibSpecial Reporting By Melissa Segura

College Hockey

Frozen Four Heroics Behind freshman Thomas Vanek, Minnesota became the first champ in 31 years to repeat

By Brian Cazeneuve

Pro Basketball

The Lakers' Edge When it comes to the playoffs, how much does the head coach really matter? In at least one case, it seems to matter a lot

By Jack McCallum

Football

Happy Feet As exuberant as they are accurate, the three Argentine-born Gramatica brothers celebrate the American dream with their every kick

By Tim Layden

Slim Pickings Why teams rarely draft kickers these days

By Peter King

Inside

Inside The Week in Sports

Inside The NHL

Inside The NHL

By Michael Farber; Stephen Cannella; Andrea Woo

In The Crease

By Pierre McGuire

Inside Baseball

Inside Baseball

By Albert Chen

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

Inside The NBA

Inside The NBA

By Ian Thomsen

Inside Horse Racing

Inside Horse Racing

By Tim Layden

A Three-Ring Masters

By Rick Reilly

Departments

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Letters

Scorecard

By Pete McEntegart; Leigh Montville; Grant Wahl; E.M. Swift; Tim Layden; Don Yaeger; Julia MorrillEdited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

The Show

By Bill ScheftEdited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Q+A Darrel Waltrip

By Darrell Warltrip; Pete McEntegartEdited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Sports Beat

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel

Faces In The Crowd

Edited by Kostya Kennedy and Mark Bechtel