Golf: Jul. 7, 1924

British Open. Sleek, smiling, lavender-knickered, rubber-soled Walter Hagen padded softly across the 18th green at Hoylake, England, chipped from the clover, holed a six-foot fall-away putt, kissed his wife, was chaired to the clubhouse—British open champion for the second time in three years. Last year Hagen fell a single putt short of the same gesture.

Play was led at 147 the first day by E. R. Whitcombe, popularly ranked as Britain's second best (after ex-champion A. G. Havers). Play was still led, at 302, for 72 holes,...

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