Sport: The New Captain

The New Captain Before a hushed audience of a thousand or more attentive golfers, Francis Ouimet stepped soberly up to the first tee of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews, Scotland. It was early for a round: not yet 8 o'clock. But Ouimet was not going to play even once around: all he intended to do was to hit this one ceremonial drive. Scotland's Willie Auchter-lonie, who won the British Open in 1893, teed up the ball. The town clock tolled eight as Ouimet took his stance. Strung out in front of the tee, at various flattering—and unflattering—distances,...

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