A Garcia major one of many jumps in '09
You're about to read one of my favorite pieces to write each year -- and one of the most difficult.
Before elaborating on those related thoughts, allow me to slice down an adjacent fairway for a minute. I've long contemplated -- with colleagues, with golf fans and (too often) by myself late at night -- why a sport that millions of people play and the world's most famous athlete calls his profession isn't more popular with the casual crowds. And I've found the answer -- or ...
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ESPN.COM'S LOOK AT THE YEAR AHEAD
What to expect across the sports spectrum in 2009? ESPN.com offers things you might see coming, some you won't and some that will just flat-out surprise. Predictions to consider: