Golf: The Man & the Myth

He was, to read the stories, a real-life Ragged Dick: a poor Mexican shoeshine boy who never knew his father, who learned to play golf by hitting "horse apples" with a sawed-off broomstick in a hayfield, who labored for $30 a week as a teaching pro until—hey, presto!—he won the U.S. Open and found fame and fortune. "Well," sighs Lee Buck Trevino, 28, "I used to tell sportswriters the truth, but they would just print what they wanted to, anyway. Now if they want to say something, I just let them say it."...

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