Sport: GOLF: Bogeys at the Beach

Bogeys at the Beach

Ben Hogan called them "the toughest finishing holes in golf"—which just may be the kindest thing that anybody has ever said about the 17th and 18th holes at California's Pebble Beach golf course.

One weekend a year, Pebble Beach duffers leave their clubs at home, get their kicks instead by watching the world's top pros make fools of themselves in the $100,000 Bing Crosby championship. Most of the spectators cluster around the 17th and 18th holes, where for 752 yds. there is nothing on the left but surf, sand, rocks and Hawaii—a 2,410-mile wood shot away. The smart ones...