Sport: Golf Is Different

There was a gentle sea breeze off the ocean, the sun was warm, and 6,834 open-shirted fans had paid to see the first round of the $10,000 Los Angeles Open. Shortly after noon, Ellsworth Vines shambled to the tee and drove off. It was a 250-yd. drive—but out-of-bounds. He tried again; his second ball went out. He was hooking badly. He tipped his cap to Jim Turnesa, who with Sam Snead made up the threesome. Drawled Vines: "Try it, Jim. Think I'll rest a while." A few minutes later, Vines got off a third try; it hooked too, but took a...

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