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THE BIG FINISH

It felt as if the natural order of the universe had been restored when Tiger Woods birdied the 72nd hole to win at Bay Hill—again

By Gary Van Sickle

DESERT FLOWER

With an enthusiastic new sponsor, a new course and a familiar (and newly sunny) winner, the women's tour was blossoming in Arizona

By Alan Shipnuck

DOMINICAN DANDY

In a tough economy, one would think that the Champions tour might be at risk. But at Punta Espada the sprightly seniors showed once again that their enterprise is forever young

By Damon Hack

PGA TOUR CONFIDENTIAL

By Michael Bamberger

MY BAG FOR THE MASTERS

Change drivers, drop an iron, add a hybrid, go with a fresh set of wedges or simply stand pat? Eight top-ranked pros, including defending champion Trevor Immelman, reveal which clubs they'll be packing at Augusta

By Gary Van Sickle

My Favorite Vantage Point

THE AUTHOR HAS SEEN THE MASTERS FROM MANY PLACES, BUT ONE SPOT RISES ABOVE THE REST

By John Garrity

OUT ON A LIMB

Having shed the image of a player who is averse to risk, Padraig Harrington knows he has to attack Augusta if he expects to win a third consecutive major title

By Alan Shipnuck

If You're Going ...

ARE YOU MAKING THE PILGRIMAGE TO THE MASTERS? HERE'S THE SKINNY ON AUGUSTA DEALS AND MEALS

By Joe Passov

The Last Master

OF THE 72 MEN WHO TEED IT UP AT AUGUSTA IN 1934, THE 98-YEAR-OLD AUTHOR IS THE ONLY ONE STILL LIVING, AND HE REMEMBERS THE EVENT, THE COURSE AND THE HOST VERY WELL

By Errie Ball

HAIR APPARENT

A 19-year-old worldly beyond his years (at least most of the time), shaggy Irishman Rory McIlroy has the game and the charisma to be golf's next superstar

By Michael Bamberger

Boy Band

RORY MCILROY IS NOT THE ONLY PRECOCIOUS PLAYER TEEING IT UP AT THE MASTERS. TEEN SENSATIONS RYO ISHIKAWA AND DANNY LEE ALSO WILL BE IN THE FIELD. HERE'S HOW THE JONAS BROTHERS OF GOLF MATCH UP

By Jim Gorant

Televise This

LAST YEAR, FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE MASTERS PUT ITS WEDNESDAY PAR-3 CONTEST ON TV. NOW IT'S TIME TO SHOW THE STUFF WE REALLY WANT TO SEE

By Kevin Cook

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