Sport: Who Won, Sep. 22, 1947

¶ At Pebble Beach, Calif., in the 47th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship, all the cheers were for 44-year-old Underdog Johnny Dawson. He had been politely invited not to play in the same tourney 18 years ago because he worked for a sporting-goods firm. By going into the real-estate business, Johnny had in recent years regained his amateur status. In the 36-hole final, the crowd backed him, groaned when Robert ("Skee") Riegel, 32, made a brilliant shot. Riegel won 2 and 1. The new king of amateur golfers is a broad-shouldered ex-football fullback at West Point who says he lives in Monterey...

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