Golf: Kangaroo Ball at Kooyonga

Up here they may play baseball with a rabbit ball, but Down Under they must play golf with a kangaroo ball. Or so it seemed last week, as South Africa's Gary Player and the U.S.'s Jack Nicklaus made a shambles of Adelaide's Kooyonga Golf Course in the Australian Open.

Kooyonga has fairways that are broad and flat, well-watered greens that allow approach shots to bite and hold, and a par of 73 over a respectable 6,578 yds. That doesn't make it all that easy; most of the 52 golfers in last week's tournament were pressed to stay close...

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