Sport: The Old Story

Every prominent amateur golfer in America with three exceptions sailed in quest of the British amateur championship at Deal. Francis Ouimet survived to the round before the semifinal to be extinguished, as the last spark of the American hope, by Roger Wethered. The latter won the title with consistent play in the preliminary rounds and supreme brilliance in the finals.

If Englishmen were told that there is a jinx lurking somewhere about Deal they would not exactly understand. What is this jinx? Simply an American colloquial alibi for consistent failure to win the title...

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