Sport: New Champion

After two rounds of the U.S. Open golf championship last week, the sportwriters, and most of the competitors, conceded the title to Ben Hogan, who was gunning grimly for his third straight after his miraculous comeback. Hogan had pounded out a pair of one-under-par 69s, back to back. Going into the final two rounds Hogan seemed to have it cinched.

But golf's precision machine, two months short of 40, slipped a cog in the blistering (96°) Texas heat in the third round, wound up with a 74. While the crowd was following the big names, a swarthy, burly (5 ft. 11 in.,...

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