Sport: La Gorce

A big gallery always follows Gene Sarazen. The one that got round the first tee at Miami last week as he drove off for the final round of the La Gorce Open, with $15,000 up in prizes, was bigger than usual. Sarazen was leading the field. People who weren't following him dropped back to watch Cruickshank, a stroke behind. Johnny Farrell started late. Few spectators bothered him.

To the starter, marking up the scores on the blackboard in front of his tent, came the news that at the ninth hole Sarazen was floundering. He...