Sport: Triple Tie

Last week, for the first time since 1913, when 20-year-old Francis Ouimet startled the golf world by finishing in the same number of strokes as the barnstorming British Professionals Harry Vardon & Ted Ray, the U. S. Open Golf Championship ended in a three-way tie. Identical scores of 284, after three days of nerve-racking play over the sun-baked Spring Mill course of the Philadelphia Country Club, were hung up by Craig Wood, Denny Shute and Byron Nelson.

Next day, in an 18-hole playoff, while the gallery was still talking about Sam Snead's heart-breaking blowup that snatched the championship from him on the...

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