Sport: Making a Splash

It had been a long dry spell, nearly three years without a tournament victory, for Golfer Jerry Pate. So when the drought was finally broken with a win in the Danny Thomas-Memphis Classic, Pate made up for it, striding right off the 18th green and diving into a lake in celebration. Pate, who won the U.S. Open in his rookie year (1976), had another good reason for taking the plunge: the victory made him, at 27, the youngest golfer ever to earn more than $1 million in tournament purses. "I hadn't won in so long, I wanted to make sure this...

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