Golf: Champ from the Pampas

Who has won more golf tournaments than any other pro in history?

Not Walter Hagen, or Byron Nelson, or Ben Hogan, or Sam Snead, or Arnold Palmer — or any other American for that matter. The alltime champion is Roberto de Vicenzo, a balding, 44-year-old Argentine of Italian peasant stock who turned pro at 14 and posted his first victory three years later — shooting a 277 for 72 holes that still stands as the course record at the Rosario Golf Club.

In 20-odd years of carting his clubs around the world, De Vicenzo since has won upwards of 120...

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