A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 19, 1971

I'M just your typical, over-the-hill jock," he insists. Yet typical is hardly the word to describe Ray Kennedy, TIME's Sport editor and author of this week's cover story on Lee Trevino, golf's new superstar.

A native Cincinnatian, Kennedy graduated from Notre Dame in 1955, was soon drafted and sent to Japan. An "entertainment specialist," he directed his Army buddies in such plays as Inherit the Wind and Stalag 17 and after leaving the service, he joined a summer-stock cast of Mr. Roberts. Kennedy next appeared in Chicago as a real-life police reporter with...

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