Sport: Old Golfers Never Fade

They join the senior tour, where the money keeps growing

Using an overlapping grip, sentimental people are holding on to old golfers for dear life and good reason. No sport lets go of champions easily, but in golf the replacements have been singularly unsatisfying: too blond, too bland and too many. On the P.G.A. tour, young strangers are kept in such supply that a different one seems to win every week, usually in a playoff. They all swing the same way—correctly. Their skills are undeniable. They appear able to do anything on a golf course...

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