Sport: Golf in England

U. S. golfers have learned that the British Amateur golf championship takes a lot of luck. The elimination match rounds are only 18 holes, giving any unknown with one good round in his system a chance to knock over a celebrity. Only three U. S. golfers have ever won it: Walter Travis in 1904; Jess Sweetser in 1926, reeling with fever in a final against a player who did not know how to use a brassie; and Robert Tyre Jones II in 1930, beating down luck with mechanical golf.

Last week on the parklike Muirfield course near Edinburgh, with its gnarled trees...