Sport: Strictly Non-Professional

Byron Nelson, who has been making it hard for other golf pros to earn a week's pay, finally lost a tournament—after eleven straight wins. Equally surprising, he and his fellow pros (Nelson finished fourth) lost the $10,000 Memphis Open to an amateur. Unruffled by the fast company, Amateur Fred Haas Jr., a Louisiana insurance salesman, was good on the fairways and even better on the greens. He toured the 72 holes in 18-under-par to become the first amateur winner of a major open tourney since 1936.


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