Sport: The Masters

When, in the last round of an important medal tournament which he has had a good chance to win, a young golfer gets to the tenth tee and learns that he is four strokes behind the leader, two things can happen. The news can disrupt his game completely or it can make him play superlatively well. This was the alternative which, last week at Augusta, Ga., faced 25-year-old Byron Nelson, whose most noteworthy previous achievement as a golf professional was winning New York's Metropolitan Open Championship last summer.

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