Sport: And Still Champion . . .

"The little man," said ex-Open Champion Lloyd Mangrum, "is the only one in golf I've ever feared." The little man was Texas Ben Hogan, hitting the comeback trail after a near-fatal auto accident last year (TIME, Feb. 14, 1949). After the first round of the National Open last week, Ben Hogan was trailing eight strokes behind an unknown, unemployed 26-year-old pro from Birmingham named Lee Mackey Jr., who had burned up the course with a record-breaking six-under-par 64.

As the second round began, the 165-man field was as keyed up as invasion troops on...

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