Sport: King of the Flat Blade

When he came home from a tournament last year, Billy Casper found his eight-year-old son tapping balls across the living-room rug with a mallet-head putter he had found lying around the house. Casper tried a few strokes, liked the feel of the club and decided to try it out in the Bob Hope Desert Classic. He won, and the putter has been in his bag ever since. Last week it won him the coveted Masters championship. His longest putts popped in as if the undulating greens were as level as his living-room rug.


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