Sport: Comeback Jack

An old pro wins the U.S. Open

In the lowering afternoon sun, Jack Nicklaus strode up the shadowed fairway toward the 18th green at New Jersey's Baltusrol Golf Club. The crowd began to surge and roar, cheering each step and move of the man who was leading the U.S. Open. It had been a long time since Nicklaus had heard the sound.

Since he first burst on the scene, a prodigy who won the 1959 U.S. Amateur at 19, Nicklaus, now 40, had won 66 tournaments, including 17 in the great competitions of golfs major...

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