Sport: Open Golf

Gene Sarazen. defending champion, was so disgusted with his driving that he took a lesson from Jock Hutchison—which failed to do any good. Crack amateurs like Maurice McCarthy, Neil White, Johnny Fischer and Johnny Goodman scored lower than most of the Ryder Cup team professionals — Horton Smith, Dudley, Diegel, Shute—on their first round. Tommy Armour, lean one-eyed Scot who learned golf at Edinburgh before the War, wrapped a bit of adhesive tape around a scratch on his right thumb. It seemed to help his putting and his first round score— a...

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