Sport: The Amazing Open

Ben Hogan was bushed. The battered old (42) veteran of the golf-course wars limped into the locker room, slumped on a bench and grabbed for a whisky and water. "If I win this one," he said, "I'll never work at it again. It's just too hard on me to get ready any more." He seemed to have earned his rest. After four rounds on San Francisco's tough, tree-lined Olympic Club links, the "Mechanical Man" from Texas had posted a score of 287—seven over par. The fifth U.S. Open title that he wanted so much was all but in the record books....

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