Sport: Cotton Finish

For three years, British athletes had gone from bad to worse. They just could not win. Even their race horses got beaten by interlopers from France. Last week, when 275 golfers teed off in the cherished British Open, few Britons had much hope. Their best bet was acid Henry Cotton, now an old veteran of 41. It had been 14 long years since he had cracked a ten-year U.S. monopoly by winning his first British Open.

Henry Cotton is the highest paid and best dressed pro in Britain. At last year's British Open, he...

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