Sport: British Open

Henry Cotton, last year's winner and this year's heavy favorite, whisked around the course in 68. Dour old Macdonald Smith, who tied for the U.S. Open in 1910 and has never come so close to winning a major tournament since, got a 66 in his first qualifying round, a 69 in his first championship round and then, as usual, slumped. A strange young Texan named Joe Ezar astounded a Scottish gallery less by his qualifying scores (73 & 75) than by the way he made them, wearing a beret which he tossed in the...

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