Sport: Prophetic Master

The Augusta National Golf Course, with its carpet-smooth greens, lush fairways and pitfall traps, was in fine shape for the Masters golf tournament. So were the Masters. The day before the tournament started, Lloyd Mangrum, golf's leading moneywinner, broke his own course record with a sensational 63, nine strokes under par. Defending Champion Sam Snead, who took the title away from Ben Hogan, fired a fine 71. U.S. Open Champion Julius Boros, who took that title away from Hogan in 1952, was at the peak of his game with a 67.

Almost lost in the shuffle, but never far from anyone's mind,...

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