Sport: Scoreboard: Feb. 24, 1961

¶Visibly distressed when a wayward tee shot struck a five-year-old girl in the gallery, Golfer Arnold Palmer blew a two-stroke lead in the final round of the Phoenix Open, needed a difficult 8-ft. birdie putt on the last hole to tie fast-closing Doug Sanders. In next day's playoff, Palmer shot a 67, beat Sanders by three strokes for the $4,300 first prize. It was Palmer's second win in six 1961 tournaments—a pace putting him ahead of his remarkable 1960 performance.

¶Combining an explosive service with flat, whistling ground strokes, Manhattan Oilman Richard Savitt, 33, returned from retirement long enough to trounce...

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