Publish date:

April 16, 2012 Table Of Contents

Author:
1009534 - TOC Cover Image

Buy the Cover

Browse the Magazine

Sports Illustrated DIGITAL

Sports Illustrated DIGITAL

LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

GOLF PLUS

TIMES CHANGE

After another round of criticism, Augusta National has a dilemma: Can the club follow the wishes of its founders by taking the lead in providing a service to the game, yet still exclude women?

By Michael Bamberger

FROM SIZZLE TO FIZZLE

The biggest story line going into Augusta—that a resurgent Tiger Woods would battle precocious Rory McIlroy for the green jacket—turned out to be a fairy tale

By Damon Hack

NEVER GETS OLD TOM

The oldest player at the Masters says he can no longer compete at Augusta National, but you can bet he doesn't really believe it

By Joe Posnanski

TEEING OFF

The Long Goodbye

After six decades on the job, the dean of Masters storytellers sneaks in a final farewell

By Gary Van Sickle

GET ON A ROLL

By Dottie Pepper

THE MAIL

THE MAIL

Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS

A Swap for Pop

The value of the long ball has gone up, sending the premium on glove men, so in vogue three years ago, plummeting

By Ben Reiter

Are You for Real?

Chicago, Miami and Oklahoma City are the easy choices to go deep into the spring, but there are formidable obstacles in their path—they just don't include the defending champs

By Chris Mannix

Repeat After Us

Nitpick all you want—Brittney Griner can hit the offensive boards harder—but there's no doubt about the favorite for the 2013 title. Here's who's playing for second

By Richard Deitsch

GOLF

POWER AND GRACE

Ridiculously long, sublimely creative, yet absolutely just a regular guy, Masters champion Bubba Watson has a story that will bring you (and him) to tears

By Alan Shipnuck

NHL /// PLAYOFF PREVIEW '12

THE KING OF NEW YORK

Raised in a hamlet of 800, Henrik Lundqvist has embraced—and been embraced by—a city of eight million. Just imagine if the Swedish goalie helps the Rangers win their first Stanley Cup in 18 years

By Brian Cazeneuve

PENS ARE MIGHTIER

Even as the haters accumulate, Pittsburgh is the Stanley Cup favorite

By Michael Farber

BASEBALL

KEEPER OF THE FLAME

It's been 65 years since Jackie Robinson smashed the color barrier, nearly 40 since his death. Rachel Robinson—closing fast on 90, still effecting social change—has ensured that his memory and message remain as powerful as ever

By Kostya Kennedy

PRO BASKETBALL

JAVALE BEING JAVALE

In a wild season, a wild playoff race could hinge on the play of the NBA's wildest player: the Nuggets' new and absurdly gifted center, JaVale McGee

By Lee Jenkins

SPORTS BUSINESS

"JERRY MAGUIRE ASPIRES TO BE YOU"

That's how big the superagent Leigh Steinberg—said by some to have inspired the Tom Cruise character—was before he lost it all. Now two years sober and emerging from bankruptcy, Steinberg is trying to get back in the game

By Daniel Roberts

SAMMY WANJIRU

TO RUN IN KENYA, TO RUN IN THE WORLD

The Mercurial Life and Mysterious Death of Sammy Wanjiru

By David Epstein

POINT AFTER

Survivor 49: The Rockies

By Phil Taylor

Departments

You Can Make A Difference

Want to help your team win? All it takes is dedication, a couch and a little well-played juju

By Hart Seely

HOT | NOT

Grasping at Thin Air

The swing is the real thing in the latest version of Tiger Woods's golf game

By Bryan Armen Graham

Trouble on the Line

Like March Madness, April badness was broadcast live to the nation

FOR THE RECORD

After the Fall

For Arkansas, any decision on Bobby Petrino's future will weigh football as well as morality

By Lars Anderson

JUST MY TYPE

By Dan Patrick

FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick