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Sport: GOLF: Bogeys at the Beach

Bogeys at the Beach Ben Hogan called them "the toughest finishing holes in golf"—which just may be the kindest thing that anybody has ever said about the 17th...

The Philippines: A New Voice in Asia

THE PHILIPPINES (See Cover) The guerrillas struck at breakfast time, catching the American infantrymen unarmed and off guard. One U.S. sergeant was...

Sport: King of the Flat Blade

When he came home from a tournament last year, Billy Casper found his eight-year-old son tapping balls across the living-room rug with a mallet-head putter he...

Sport: The Prodigious Prodigy

(See Cover) He shambled across the 18th green like a young grizzly bear, his pudgy face ruddy from the sun, his white cotton shirt soggy with sweat, his...

Golf: The Ten-Percent Tournament

William Earl Casper Jr., 35, used to be a fat, sick Congregationalist, who won a lot of money playing golf. He is now a slim, healthy Mormon. Nothing else has...

Golf: After the Avalanche

"It's like jumping off the top of a building," Ken Venturi said recently, surveying the shreds of his tattered career. "There are no steps on the way down."...

Fishing: All Out for Banzai!

Somebody once said that the man who fishes for black marlin probably wears a size 44 coat and a size 4 hat. That is libel, of course. But the idea is that it...

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...

Sport: The Big Open

It was no country for old men. Ben Hogan, 46, shared the lead in the first round, but could not stand the pace. Sam Snead, 45, got hot for one three-under-par...

A Letter From The Publisher: Oct. 24, 1969

TIME'S Sept. 5 issue with New York's go-go Mets on its cover was hardly off the presses before the letters started pouring in. "I winced," groaned one New...

SPORT: For Love & Money

There, on the sixth tee, he waited: a towheaded, barefoot boy with a cowboy pistol dangling at his hip and a sawed-off ladies' driver in his hands. Everyone...

Baseball: Tiger Untamed

He stands with a permanent lopsided slouch, his left shoulder 1 in. higher than his right. He peers out at the world through one clear contact lens and one...

Golf: Long Live the King!

The first year Jack Nicklaus decided that playing golf was a nicer way to make a million than selling insurance, he merely won the U.S. Open (TIME cover, June...

Sport: Winners & Losers

"No one ever wins the Open," said four-time Winner Robert Tyre Jones as he looked back on his long career. "Someone is always losing it." Some old standbys...

Sport: Leisurely Lesbia

Texas turns out golfers of a perfectionist and fiercely competitive strain, e.g., Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Babe Didrikson Zaharias. This week Texans were...

Sport: Mrs. Five-by-Five

In men's golf, as Lightweight (139 lb.) Ben Hogan has proved again & again, a good little man can outhit a good big one. In women's golf, it seems quite the...

Sport: Golf for Fun

Billy Joe Patton is the spectacled, spectacular amateur golfer who finished the recent Masters Golf tournament just a stroke behind golfdom's two top pros, Ben...

Sport: Stone Face & the Monster

Along its narrow fairways, deep traps snare drives with the slightest hook. Around its undulating greens, bunkers catch approach shots with the smallest error...

Sport: Argentine Invader

Roberto de Vicenzo is a handsome, 28-year-old Argentine with the shoulders of a fullback, the rhythmic golf swing of a Ben Hogan, and a powerful urge to hit...

Sport: Fast Finish

After the semifinal round of the 21st annual Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club, Samuel Jackson Snead, 44, sneaked a look at the...