Sport: Scoreboard, Aug. 6, 1956

¶ Texan Jack Burke Jr. had his own system for standing the gaff of five days of nerve-twanging match play in the Professional Golfers Association championship at Canton, Mass. He pretended that the standard 4½-in. cup was actually two inches larger. This happy delusion kept his chip shots sharp, his putting amazingly accurate. With the additional help of body English on the greens, Burke beat Florida's Ted Kroll 3 and 2, to become the only golfer besides Sam Snead to win the Masters and P.G.A. tournaments in the same year.

¶ After clinging close to the lead through most of the 24-day,...

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