Sport: Numbers Racket

For years, bookmakers have been quoting odds on tournament-playing golf pros as if they were race horses. Last week Chicago's Tam O' Shanter Country Club went the bookies one better: for its $15,000 Open, it asked the pros to wear numbers on their backs.

For the first two rounds the caddies wore the players' numbers. Then Tam President George S. May insisted that no player could tee off for the third round without his number. Joe Kirkwood, famed trick-shot wizard who is accustomed to touring the world in regal style, angrily refused. So...

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