Sport: Tunes of Glory

Bobby Jones once observed that nobody really wins a major golf tournament; someone always loses it. Indeed the salient feature of last week's British Open was not so much Lee Trevino's narrow victory, but Jack Nicklaus' slender loss. Nicklaus had already won the Masters at Augusta, Ga., and the U.S. Open and had set his sights on this tournament and the upcoming P.G.A. in a bid for an unprecedented grand slam of professional golf.

He came incredibly close in what was likely the most dramatic finish in golf history. Nicklaus went into the closing...

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