Sport: Man on a Scooter

Ben Hogan's weight was up from a sinewy 140 to a flabby 155. After ten months of convalescence, the spring was gone from his step and the steel from his wrists. But a fortnight ago, for the first time since his near-fatal automobile accident last winter (TIME, Feb. 14), golf's Blazin' Ben began to take a few practice swings. Then he played nine holes over Fort Worth's Colonial Country Club course, using a motor scooter to catch up with the ball each time he belted one.

Only the determined chin reminded friends of the Hogan who terrorized big-time golf last year and...

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