Sport: A Back Spin

Walter Hagen, who for some indeterminate reason is consistently described by sporting writers as a genial, well-met character, has called the English poor sports. Hagen recently lost the British open golf championship by one stroke. By implication he attributed the loss to the English ruling against "punched" clubs on the eve of the Troon Tournament. Apparently, Hagen has not learned that reticence is synonymous with the graceful loser. His characterization of the English carries a back spin.

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