Sport: Eight Below

In a game of golf par means the hypothetical number of strokes required to play a hole perfectly. For most 18-hole golf courses par (for men) ranges from 70 to 72.* A decade ago, when Supergolfers Bobby Jones, Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen dominated U. S. fairways, four par rounds were good enough to win almost any tournament. Last week, when this year's troupe of top-notch U. S. golf professionals concluded their winter trek around the "grapefruit circuit," the scores they whacked into the record books conclusively proved that par has lost its...

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