Sport: Championship Golf

In the past, the national amateur golf championship, a match-play tournament, has opened with 36 holes of qualifying medal play among contestants selected by the executive committee of the U. S. Golf Association. This arrangement had two disadvantages: 1) The committee was accused of favoritism. 2) The elimination of able players in the qualifying medal rounds sometimes robbed the ensuing match play of excitement. Three years ago the U. S. G. A. removed the first objection by inaugurating sectional qualifying rounds from which 160 players became eligible for the big tournament. However, since...

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