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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: Make Mine Aluminum

Like most duffers, Henry Hook tried everything. He bought Jack Nicklaus golf clubs, Arnold Palmer golf gloves and Ben Hogan golf shoes; he memorized Gary...

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: 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...

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...

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."...

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...

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...

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...

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: Playing the Money Game

THE Hula Bowl, a post-season game between two teams of graduating college all stars, drew a near-capacity crowd last January despite miserable weather. "The...

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: 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...

MAN OF THE YEAR: We Belong to the West

(See Cover) On a mild morning last April, a band of dignitaries gathered before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. In the place...

Letters, Dec. 13, 1948

Man of the Year? Sir: For Man of the Year — Princess Elizabeth's new baby ! DULCIE M. SMITH Marblehead, Mass. Sir: . . . Harry Truman, of course. 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...

PERSONALITIES IN THE NEWS, Jun. 19, 1950

(THIS TEST COVERS THE PERIOD JANUARY 1950 TO EARLY JUNE 1950) Prepared by The Editors of TIME in collaboration with Alvin C. Eurich and Elmo C. Wilson...

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...