How The Bosses Play: Most Improved CEO Golfers

Running a public company has never been more demanding than it is today. But a few chief executives have proven that it's still possible to keep an eye on business and hone their games. By comparing Golf Digest's rankings of the best CEO golfers in 2004 and 2006, we have compiled a list of CEOs who have boosted their game the most during the past two years.

Tops is Federated Department Stores CEO Terry Lundgren, who slashed seven strokes off his Handicap Index. Lundgren, who took up the sport only a few years ago, says he worked hard to get his game to where he "would not be embarrassed" during a round of business golf. "I read books, took lessons, and practiced during the winter hitting golf balls into the snow" at Chelsea Piers practice range in Manhattan, he says.

By Dean Foust

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