With Tiger Woods in the midst of a major-less drought and a European invasion taking control of PGA Tour leaderboards, the Athlon Sports 2011 Golf Annual asks the obvious question: "Who's Really No. 1?"
We take a stroll around the golfing globe with "Nine Burning Questions," examining the world rankings, Tiger's chances of catching the Golden Bear, the FedExCup's viability, the power players on both sides of the pond and the strict enforcement of the rules of the game.
"Star Power" provides an inside look at the golf games of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, five-time Cup champion driver Jimmie Johnson, two-time champion North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams and St. Louis Cardinals Cy Young runner-up Adam Wainwright.
As always, we provide hole-by-hole coverage for all four of this season's major championships - The Masters at Augusta National, the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club, the British Open at Royal St. Georges Golf Club and the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club - as well as a tournament-by-tournament preview of the PGA Tour schedule and a look ahead at The Presidents Cup.
This year's magazine also includes insightful commentary by Golf Channel lead analyst Brandel Chamblee, who provides his take on each player ranked in the Top 20 - from No. 1 Lee Westwood all the way to No. 20 Bubba Watson - before rounding out with the remaining Top 100 "Players to Watch."
The Champions Tour and LPGA Tour are also in play, starring "Boom Boom" Freddie Couples in the "Senior Circuit Hits Its Stride" and the "Pink Panther" herself, Paula Creamer, in "Miss World: The LPGA's Gone Global."
Athlon Sports' "Elite 8" - the world's best golf instructors - return with a greatest hits compilation of stroke-saving tips from tee-to-green. We also run down all of the newest driver technology, the top travel destinations from coast-to-coast and "18 Holes to Play" for anyone working on their bucket list along with their golf game.
Finally, we end our round with a light-hearted look at a British photographer's run-in with Tiger and "Cigar Guy" at the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
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