Sport: Big Mike

Private enterprise, says the true Tory, perished the day the government took over the post office, or anyway, when it invented the income tax. As for sport—football vanished when the forward pass came in, and baseball was ruined by the rabbit ball. And the grand old game of golf has never been the same since some dratted tinkerer invented the wedge. To make matters worse, sir, courses are getting so short and simple that tournament scores are outrageous.

Last week, as the wintering golf pros paused for breath before they swung north on the tournament trail that leads toward Augusta, Ga....

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