Golf: The Ten-Percent Tournament

William Earl Casper Jr., 35, used to be a fat, sick Congregationalist, who won a lot of money playing golf. He is now a slim, healthy Mormon. Nothing else has changed. Last week, at San Francisco's Olympic Country Club golf course, Billy won the U.S. Open for the second time—without even trying to win.

In his own words, he was "just trying to finish second." By the time the fourth round was half over, Arnold Palmer had a seven-stroke lead, and seemed certain to break Ben Hogan's 18-year-old Open record of 276 for...

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