Golf: Render unto Julius

When he beat Ben Hogan to win his first U.S. Open championship in 1952, Julius Boros was described by a sportswriter as a man who "played with a cool nonchalance, chomping blades of grass, making shots with a cigarette dangling from his lips." In 1963, when he won the Open for the second time by beating Arnold Palmer in a playoff, he was said to be "placid and pleasant." Last week Boros was still cool, nonchalant, placid and pleasant—and still winning. This time, the prize was his third major title, the Professional...

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