Sport: Life Is an Unplayable Lie

North and South, the best and the worst golfers are the same

In a space of four days last week, the country's best and worst golfers were positively identified, although for a time at the U.S. Open it appeared that the two might be the same person. To those who find the Open a shade too diabolical even for golf, the United States Golf Association's Sandy Tatum is fond of saying, "We're not trying to mortify the world's greatest golfer. We're trying to identify him." Twice now they have identified him as Andy North. At Oakland Hills outside Detroit, North won again this year, the same way he did seven fitful and winless...

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