Golf: Feb. 16, 1925

Hagen vs. Walker. "WORLD'S UNOFFICIAL CROWN TO BE CONTESTED," blared the headlines. At St. Petersburg, Fla., Cyril Walker, 1924 U. S. Open Champion, was to play 72 holes with sleek Walter Hagen, 1924 British Open Champion. Spade never digged a pit as murky, foul, treacherous as that which gapes for the spirit of a golfer who is off his form. Into that pit plunged Cyril Walker and thus did sleek Wal- ter become unofficial golf champion of the world. Hagen, at the end, was "17 and 15". Of 57 holes played, Walker won but 7,...

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