Golf: The Impossible Dreamer

When it is the end of August and Jack Nicklaus has won only $106,748, there is obviously something wrong with his game. Nothing, though, that rain and a bad dream won't cure.

Rain washed out three days of play at last week's $250,000 Westchester Golf Classic in Harrison, N.Y. — second-richest tournament in pro-golf history.* And that was fine with Jack, because it gave him a chance to catch up on his sleep — which had not been too peaceful lately. For weeks Nicklaus had been "duck hooking" his tee shots, curving them wildly, and he had yet to figure...

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