Sport: Comeback at Cherry Hills

In practice, the world's finest golfer looked unbeatable. Tanned and trim, Arnold Palmer (TIME Cover, May 2), spent hours perfecting his power off the tee, sent shots that seemed to soar forever in the rarefied, mile-high air of the Cherry Hills Country Club outside of Denver. On the greens, the 30-year-old Palmer had the same gentle touch that had brought him from behind in April to win the prestigious Masters, give him a big lead as the year's top money winner. Ready to turn Cherry Hills into a pitch-and-putt course, Palmer was a confident 4-1 favorite when the field of...

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