Sport: Taming the Shrew

"I don't know what's wrong," muttered Defending Champion Arnold Palmer on the eve of last week's British Open at Troon, Scotland. "My back hurts. My drives are straying off to the right. I don't know if I'll ever learn how to putt again. I'm just terrible—and I don't even want to talk about it." A photographer caught Palmer in a rare moment of pique (see cut), after a 4-ft. putt went awry during a practice round. But his complaints cut few divots with Britain's bookmakers, who installed him as the 2-to-1 favorite, or with...

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