Golf: Smiling Jack

Popularity should be no problem when you're 25, personable, and a full-fledged millionaire. But it has been for Jack Nicklaus, who has never attracted the enthusiastic throngs who root for his rivals. "I don't know why," he puzzles. "Maybe people resented my coming up so young and winning so fast."

Now Jack figures he's got the problem licked. He's keeping himself at a practically svelte 208 Ibs. nowadays, and hardly anybody calls him "Baby Beef" any more. He has even learned to smile — which, in Jack's case, is not as easy as...

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