Sport: Claude's Vacation

All winter, 31-year-old Claude Harmon taught rich men how to play golf at Palm Beach's swank Seminole Club. Last week, he began to think about moving his wife and three kids up to Mamaroneck, N.Y. (where he has a summertime job as pro at Winged Foot). But first, Claude Harmon wanted to take a vacation. He went up to Augusta, Ga., to swap a few tall stories and play golf.

Claude had never won a major tournament in his life, and had no illusions about this one—the famed Masters'. The elite of golf was lined up against him. Baby-faced Byron Nelson, 36,...

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