Sport: Putts and Butts

The best amateur golfers in the U.S. include a New Jersey printer named Billy Dear, Patty Berg's kid brother Herman, onetime world's No. 1 Tennist Ellsworth Vines and hard-boiled Jim Oleska, a Brooklyn cop with a cross-handed grip. Billy Dear was out of play last week because Mrs. Dear is expecting a little Dear this week. The rest of these low-scorers and 146 others who survived sectional qualifying tests met in Omaha for the 45th, most upsetting and least sportsmanlike U.S. Amateur golf championship.

On opening day it looked as if Ellsworth Vines might,...

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