Sport: Putter Trouble

On the winter golf circuit, ginger-haired Byron Nelson copped eight tournaments with a sensational 18-hole average of 68.4 strokes. Sparse-haired Samuel ("Sambo") Snead was a dangerous second, with six wins and a 69.2 average. Such figures promised little less than perfection for last week's two-day battle royal between the two best golfers in the land. Perhaps it was because they played for charity instead of pay, but the match proved nothing more startling than that Snead and Nelson were equally human where strokes count most—on the greens.

In the first day's medal...

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