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Spotlight • Dewar’s 19
Justin Leonard • Where were you when the then-27-year-old Texan holed the 45-footer heard ’round the world at the 1999 Ryder Cup? Leonard reflects on “the putt”—and his Champions tour debut.
ON THE NUMBER: U.S. OPEN EDITION • There’s data behind every swing. We crunch it so you don’t have to.
“Shift” Into High Gear • Copy one of Jack Nicklaus’ best moves to add yards and nix slices. It’s as easy as rolling your ankles from side to side.
Odyssey Tri-Hot • Premium craftsmanship, max forgivenHoess and a classic feel? Yes, you can have it all.
Dustin Johnson • The U.S. Open winner’s swing is lightning fast but loaded with moves anyone can use to get longer and straighter
Travelin’, Man! • Putting on the Travelers Championship takes wheels up—and wheels on the ground
Ask The Rules Guy
Pause at the Top • You’re seeing this move more and more on Tour. Does it work? Could it be the secret to fixing your swing? One of golf’s top researchers weighs in.
Heavy Mettle • Bamberger’s seminal U.S. Open champs, with hats and hardware.
My first Open was the last 36-hole Saturday finale.
On the Waterfront • The risk of aiming left off the tee on No. 15 at Jupiter Hills may just be the reward you’re looking for
FROM THE BEGINNING… • To understand TaylorMade’s place in golf equipment history—to say nothing of its gamble on its new carbon-based Stealth woods—you have to go back to where it all began: the “metal revolution”
BUY BROOKS’ BOMBER
NO ROCKS REQUIRED
Send It: Top Balls You Need to Try • There are plenty of great golf balls out there to choose from, but it’s imperative you find the right one for your game. Here’s a look at some of our favorites that we think you should tee up right away.
SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER • The once gear-agnostic player recently signed with TaylorMade and loaded up with Stealth woods and P7TW irons. Then, a green jacket.
THE SPEED OF SOUND
2022 U.S. OPEN PREVIEW
KOEPKA • BROOKS KOEPKA ENTERS THIS YEAR’S U.S. OPEN WITH AN EDGE. BUT ISN’T THAT ALWAYS THE CASE? TOUGH GUY, TOUGH COURSE AND TOUGHER STILL TO FIGURE OUT GOLF’S MOST ENIGMATIC GAMER. HERE ARE SOME CLUES.
WICKED GOOD • The Country Club, in suburban Boston, Mass., has hosted memorable events in its century-plus history. The fireworks include amateur Francis Ouimet’s stunning win at the 1913 U.S. Open and the explosive “Battle of Brookline” at the ’99 Ryder Cup. Expect sparks again when the Open returns to the course this month—and golf’s bomb-and-gouge young guns run up against TCC’s ageless, unbending beauty.
The Only Game in Town • Well, that’s not precisely true. There are the Bruins, Pats, Celtics and Sawx. But in working-class Chicopee, Mass., the ball most in play is dimpled, soft and long. It’s brandished with the Callaway logo. And it’s...