Golf: One for the Left

A somber string bean from the Wairarapa district of New Zealand, Bob Charles, 27, belongs to an exclusive minority—he is a lefthanded golfer on the U.S. pro tour. That alone is enough to make him the hero of 400,000 amateur lefties who wire him encouragement and even dip into the cooky jar to bet on their boy against the likes of Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Those bets have begun to pay off. Last April Charles became the first left-hander ever to win a major pro tournament when he took the $10,000 top...

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