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UP & DOWN

The heat was on at the PGA, and so were Lefty, DL3 and Elk

By Jim Gorant

BIG PLAY with T.J. TOMASI

By T.J. Tomasi

PGA VS. USGA

By Geoff Shackelford

HOME STRETCH

Baltusrol saved the best for last with a couple of quirky par-5 closing holes--the monstrous 17th and the eagle-friendly 18th--which combined to bewilder and reward the players and guarantee a fantastic finish

By Gary Van Sickle

Out of Their League

More clubs professionals than usual--four--made the cut at Baltusrol, but soon fewer of them will get the chance to tee it up with the big boys in the championship that bears their association's name

By Michael Bamberger

TEAM EFFORT

The PGA was last call for the Presidents Cup, which has emerged as a model of principle and sportsmanship after a controversial tie

By John Garrity

My Shot

My wife taught me something--maybe too much--about the game at the PGA

By Rick Lipsey

STIK: Life and Times on the PGA Tour

By Chris Eliopoulus

CATCHING UP WITH

Ernie Koy Jr., Running Back

JANUARY 18, 1965

By Gene Menez

LETTERS

Letters

AIR AND SPACE

My Football Failure

By Steve Rushin

SI Players: Life On and Off the Field

BEN ROETHLISBERGER

Steelers Quarterback

By Peter King

Who's Hot Who's Not

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

SI PLAYERS POLL

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

A Changed Man

Johan Santana says his slowball put him on the fast track to success

By Ben Reiter

THE POP CULTURE GRID

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

The Questions with Brett Myers

Phillies Pitcher

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

THE HOT NEW PILL

NFL SCIENCE

By Sarah Thurmond

Manny Being Manny

THE RAMIREZ FILES

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

Golf

Crowd Pleaser

With a magical pitch, Phil Mickelson birdied the PGA's final hole to win his second major championship and reward his frenzied fans

By Alan Shipnuck

Mighty in the Majors

By Sal Johnson

Baseball

The Next Generation

As brute sluggers fade away, a crop of talented young players, led by the already proficient Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols, promises an age of superior all-around skill

By Tom Verducci

HOCKEY

The Biggest Deal

As the NHL came back to life in a swirl of free-agent action, Philadelphia Flyers' G.M. Bob Clarke made the splashiest score, landing the incomparable Peter Forsberg and revamping his defense

By Michael Farber

Track and Field

While You Weren't Watching...

In faraway Finland, with no TV attention back in the States, a youthful U.S. team surprised everyone and utterly dominated the world championships

By Tim Layden

College Football

Meet Mr. Humble

Chastened by his failure in the NFL, STEVE SPURRIER is trying to turn South Carolina into an SEC power as a kinder, gentler ball coach--for now, at least

By Karl Taro Greenfeld

Inside

Inside

The Week In Sports

Inside the NFL

Aiming Low

Realistic, if nothing else, the Browns guarantee only to work hard in hopes that their third coach is a winner

By Peter King

Dispatches

By Peter King

Pats Go Deep For a Passer

FORMER USC BACKUP

By Peter King

Answering the Call to Duty

BROWNS SCOUT IN IRAQ

By Peter King

Inside Baseball

An Ace Is Born

Mariners righty Felix Hernandez is only 19, but he's living up to his billing as the game's top pitching prospect

By Albert Chen

Book on Career Not Yet Closed

INDIANS' BOB WICKMAN

By Albert Chen

Newcomer Is a Hit in Boston

RED SOX' GRAFFANINO

By Albert Chen

Tom Verducci's View

By Tom Verducci

LIFE OF REILLY

Trade You Eight Reillys For a Vick

By Rick Reilly

Departments

Leading Off

As Good as Mom and Dad

The daughter of world champs from Russia, Nastia Liukin, 15, emerged at nationals as America's new star

By Brian Cazeneuve

Semisweet Vindication

By Brian Cazeneuve

Spin Cycle

A ride with the President on his Texas ranch revealed a man who takes his mountain biking seriously--and who doesn't like to get passed

By Austin Murphy

For the Record

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Go Figure

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Renaissance Man

Few players--in any league--were as well-rounded as Double Duty Radcliffe

By Michael Bamberger

Cold Cuts

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Crunch Time

In the end, Terrell Owens will likely accept his contract and return to the Eagles

By Peter King

UPDATE

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella

Q+A: Tim Brown

The recently retired wide receiver, 39, will be an analyst on Fox Sports Net's Pro Football Preview

By Richard Deitsch

The Beat

By Adam Duerson

The Week Ahead

What to watch and watch for

By Gene Menez

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella