A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 24, 1949

When TIME'S Sport editor Marshall Smith flew to Fort Worth, Texas to get Ben Hogan's story for the first golf cover TIME has run in ten years,* he found that Hogan had his mind on other things than golf. Like Mr. Blandings, he was building a house, and everything seemed to be wrong with it. According to Hogan, the rooms had been painted the wrong colors, a rug he had won in a golf tournament had been cut wrong, etc. Smith was put to work carrying cartons of household goods from the garage into...

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