Golf: $84,500 Worth of Practicality

Art Linkletter has his subdivision, Dean Martin has his restaurant, and somewhere in the U.S., at this very instant, some poor infant undoubtedly is being christened Rock Hudson Whosis. But Bing Crosby can go them all one better: he has a practical joke named after him. The Bing Crosby National Pro-Amateur golf championship is $84,500 worth of practicality and a barrel of laughs. Remember Arnold Palmer, who took nine strokes to get down on a par-three hole last year? And Bob Rosburg, who six-putted a green? And Bob Harrison, who joined the ranks of golf's mortals by firing an...

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