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December 16, 2008

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Tiger Wodds Cover - Sports Illustrated December 16, 2008

December 16, 2008 | GARY VAN SICKLE
Based on performance against their peers, here are the 10 most accomplished players of 2008, ranked in order of supremacy

December 16, 2008 | SAL JOHNSON
To find the most improved PGA Tour players of 2008, as well as those who fell the furthest in a year's time, we calculated a Plus/Minus number by totaling the number of places a pro moved up or...

December 16, 2008 | Compiled by RICK LIPSEY
A textile executive who was awarded the Silver Star while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Battle was president of the USGA in 1988 and '89. .

December 16, 2008 | JEFF SILVERMAN
by Richard Diedrich Finally, a coffee-table book that shifts focus off the course and into the sanctums: the locker rooms, libraries, grill rooms and parlors of some of the game's most storied...

December 16, 2008 | CURT SAMPSON
They didn't make huge headlines, but these four under-the-radar developments helped define '08

December 16, 2008
Over the last 12 months 14 SI photographers have covered 42 tournaments on three different tours. Here are some of our favorite shots, along with a few thoughts about their creation—and what makes...

December 16, 2008 | ALAN SHIPNUCK
Having endured one banking collapse and a bare-knuckle brawl with the U.S. government, developer is bringing back his own vision of luxury golf and saving a few others along the way

December 16, 2008 | JOHN GARRITY
After years of crashing LPGA events, Michelle Wie is finally a member of the tour, and she's bringing an old swing and a new outlook to the party

December 16, 2008 | Michael Bamberger
What's ahead in 2009? We convened a meeting of SI senior writers Michael Bamberger, John Garrity, Alan Shipnuck and Gary Van Sickle, plus a PGA Tour player (who participated on the condition that...

December 16, 2008 | MICHAEL BAMBERGER
After years of back pain and journeyman status, rode his everyman persona to the cusp of a U.S. Open championship and won the hearts of golf fans everywhere, all because he met a person who...

December 16, 2008
What do the kids think? SI recently asked 70 teenage boys and girls, all serious golfers, for their opinions on everything from dating to churchgoing and Facebook to Barack Obama

December 16, 2008 | WOODY HOCHSWENDER
Brace yourself, guys, but a return to the white belts of the '70s is probably in your interest

December 16, 2008 | WOODY HOCHSWENDER
Big brassy belt buckles were all the rage in '08. Match the tour pro with the buckle.

December 16, 2008 | JOHN GARRITY
Echoing our resident medium conjures Golf Future: a world of truly bloodcurdling water hazards, but also one with par-4 1/2's, no tees and boomerang five-irons

December 16, 2008 | KEVIN COOK
From a cloister in the Time & Life Building, we foresee next year's top stories in golf and foretell the headlines of 2009. Behold our fearless forecast!

December 16, 2008
Here's what more than 2,600 readers surveyed by say were the biggest stories of 2008

December 16, 2008
returns to competition five months after a second heart transplant; is suspended for saying that the only way to beat Tiger Woods would be to lynch him, and editor is fired for putting a noose...