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2006: For your game - Just a few grams add a twist to club performance

When John Daly switched to a TaylorMade r7 460 driver, he wanted to be absolutely certain he would never hit a big hook.

2006: PGA Tour commissioner- Who's next?

When Deane Beman retired in 1994 as commissioner of the PGA Tour, he left his successor, Tim Finchem, a pro circuit idling on the cusp of prosperity.

2006: Brouse honored for transformation

The NCAA Division I Women’s Championship had been completed for five minutes and Purdue coach Devon Brouse was not pleased.

2006: Little-known Cardinals take flight

Ninth place never looked so good. Not to a fringe independent candidate in a presidential election, not to an “American Idol” wannabe, and definitely not to Brad McMakin.

2006: Cowboys make a splash

McGraw carries on Holder’s legacy, but steps out of his shadow as Cowboys lasso another NCAA title

2006: Morgan gets major rebound

Gil Morgan won one week too late. At the Senior PGA Championship the previous week, Morgan let the major slip away at his home course.

2006: Pappas remedies woes with title

Brenden Pappas has had to change his focus lately. The 36-year-old has had a life-changing year and a Nationwide Tour season that has been hit-or-miss from the get-go.

2006: Karlsson closer to Cup

Robert Karlsson has been waiting seven years for another shot to make the European Ryder Cup team. This could be his year.

2006: LPGA - Lee’s game shouts success

In all the preseason hype about the LPGA’s sudden wealth of young stars, Seon Hwa Lee received barely a whisper.

2006: PGA - Off the bubble

Nine months ago, Carl Pettersson was a man on the outside looking in, sitting on the wrong side of the top 150 bubble on the PGA Tour’s money list as Labor Day approached and the homestretch of a long season beckoned.

2006: Major memories

A h, the memories. At the 1984 U.S. Open, I was part of a rat pack of reporters, running to keep up with Greg Norman in the final round at Winged Foot.

2006: Winning with a putter and a plan

"Bob Rosburg hates me,” Billy Casper says. And anyone with even a slight sense of golf history understands why there is some playful animosity between the two men.

2006: Winged Foot East: A classic venue fills blue-collar role

One of the country’s premier layouts will be transformed into a media hub during the Open

2006: Stout Winged Foot will test patience of Open participants

Tighter, longer, tougher might not add up to “better,” but it certainly adds up to Winged Foot Golf Club’s West Course, site of the 106th U.S. Open.

2006: Michael Campbell - Ready to attack

’05 Open champion Michael Campbell believes the best defense is a good offense

2006: Phil Mickelson - His kind of town

There’s a whole lotta love for Lefty in New York as he guns for a third consecutive major title

2006: Storied amateur career for Kocsis

In fall 1945, Chuck Kocsis arguably was the top player in American amateur golf.

2006: Cipriano Castro, second-round 59, Venezuela Open

The Venezuelan became the first Latin American player to shoot golf’s magic number (59).

2006: Nicklaus rakes over Memorial field

Jack Nicklaus and the PGA Tour greeted 104 players at the Memorial Tournament with a new twist.

2006: An off-Broadway hit – and miss

Michelle Wie’s bid to become the first female to qualify for the U.S. Open through 36-hole sectional qualifying fell five shots short of a playoff. But it was quite a show.

Golfweek's 2006 Women's All-Americans

Golfweek's 2006 Women's All-Americans

Golfweek's 2006 Men's All-Americans

Golfweek's 2006 Men's All-Americans