Sport: Grapefruit Opener

Professional Golfer Gene Sarazen, one-time British and twice U. S. Open Champion, recently said: "Any man is crazy to take up golf as a profession. . . ." Professional golfers receive no salary for their competitive performances, are rewarded only when they outplay 100 to 500 opponents and finish in the money. When a professional wins the National Open championship, No. 1 U. S. golf event, he receives only $1,000 cash—about the same amount a second-rate prize fighter gets as a preliminary attraction to a world-cham-pionship fight—plus advertising which has no fixed cash...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!