Golf: Victory at Verdun

Virtually no honor in golf has escaped Jack Nicklaus' hammy hands in the five short years since he turned pro. Winner of the U.S. Open as a 22-year-old rookie, Ohio Fats has taken the P.O.A. championship once, the Masters three times. The only major title left was the British Open, which he had tried for and lost four times.

Last week Jack got what Jack wanted, but it took an awful lot of desire. The course this year was Scotland's Muirfield links beside the Firth of Forth, a seaside torture pit that resembles Verdun after the battle. Bunk ers like...

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