Golf: A Hitting Man's Golfer

Golf is supposed to be a scientific game — "90% thinking and 10% hit ting," the pros tell anyone who is will ing to listen (at $10 per half-hour).

But Jack Nicklaus, 24, is a hitting man's golfer.

"How would you like to be playing against that fellow?" wailed Gary Play er last week, as Jack split the Phoenix Country Club's fairway with a 350-yd.

drive. Going into the last round of the $50,000 Phoenix Open, Nicklaus was trailing George Bayer by three strokes.

He took just five holes to take over the lead. He reached the first, a 528-yd.

par five, with a...

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