Sport: Golfer Didrikson

Just after she made herself the most astonishing track & field figure of the 1932 Olympic Games, Mildred ("Babe") Didrikson, lean, hungry-looking Dallas insurance clerk, announced that when she got around to it she would become a golf champion (TIME, Aug. 15, 1932).

Last week at Houston, playing in the final of the Texas Golf Association's women's championship. Golfer Didrikson came to the 34th hole all even with her opponent, Mrs. Dan Chandler, champion of Mexico. Mrs. Chandler got a birdie four. Babe Didrikson passed the green with her second shot, chipped her next...

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