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Tiger's Masters: The Swing Is the Thing

Will Tiger catch Jack? As this year's Masters teed off on Thursday morning, what was once an easy question — of course Tiger Woods will break Jack Nicklaus'...

Sport: Master of the Fairway

Golf generally works as an allegory for life, with all its trials of whimsy and honor, although too much can be made of golf's solitary responsibilities and...

Sport: Comeback Jack

An old pro wins the U.S. Open In the lowering afternoon sun, Jack Nicklaus strode up the shadowed fairway toward the 18th green at New Jersey's Baltusrol Golf...

Sport: The Shot of His Life

Chipping away at history, Tom Watson takes the Open at last "He plays a game with which I am not familiar." —Bobby Jones, describing young Jack Nicklaus Tom...

Sport: Solitude and a Solitary Master

With no more Open wounds, Tom Watson sets the course For one who inspires so little romance, Tom Watson has a predilection for the romantic, a trait once...

Golf: One Man's Game

As the golf tournament that matters most, the U.S. Open naturally has produced any number of dramatic moments, spectacular shots and brilliant performances—the...

Golf: Tough Way to Make 100 Grand

On the 18th green at Louisiana's Oakbourne Country Club, Gay Brewer marked his ball and turned to Jack Nicklaus. "What's it worth to you," he asked, "if I miss...

Sport: Along Came a Walrus

Amidst golfs lean towheads, a fat man can look good Jack Nicklaus was not the first to discover that nobody loves a fat man, but he made characteristic use of...

Sport: The $50,000 Answer

After only eight months on the pro tour, 22-year-old Jack Nicklaus has long since discarded his freshman beanie. In 23 tournaments, he has officially won...

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