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April 21, 1980

The Reign of Spain

Except for one jittery hour, 23-year-old Severiano Ballesteros ruled the Masters with an iron hand, humbling our finest

Sept. 23, 1963

THE MIDWEST

The Quarterback Northwestern and Minnesota were tied 22-22 with four minutes left to play when Tom Myers drifted back into the pocket for another pass. But he ...

April 21, 1969

SORRY, BILLY

Grateful George Archer had the Masters' green coat—and the last word—when an anguished leader, Billy Casper, and his pursuers lost their way in the Augusta  ...

Oct. 14, 1974

A PATRIOTIC SHOUT

Staid, old New England has tossed aside its patrician cool, reacting with collegiate fervor to the hyped-up Patriots, who last Sunday afternoon ...

Sept. 13, 1976

CRACKING THE LANGUAGE BARRIER

What happens when Mary signals for the 43 Purple Sloop may determine which NFL teams go Super Bowling in Pasadena.

Jan. 14, 1974

HOUNDED BY HIS HEIRS

At the heels of Jack Nicklaus as the 1974 pro tour began last week was an aggressive pack of young players hoping to bring him to bay.

Sept. 01, 1969

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

Perhaps never again will there be a golfer with the universal appeal of Arnold Palmer. For more than a decade he has been a classic hero: bold, reckless, even  ...

June 10, 1968

BACK TO BALTUS OAK

The U.S. Open returns next week to Rochester's lovely Oak Hill—not to be confused with Oakmont or Oakland Hills—where in 1956 Dr. Cary Middlecoff won  ...

Feb. 13, 1984

The Bumper Pool Crosby

Two sensational 18th-hole bank shots at the Bing Crosby Pro-Am lifted Hale Irwin into a playoff, which he won on the second hole

Jan. 02, 1978

IN THE MAIN, WATERS

Although living legends were supposed to scamper around Texas Stadium Monday afternoon—legends like Tony Dorsett and Walter Payton ...

Oct. 18, 1982

Pass the zucchini, pardner

Against a backdrop of Texas chic, Wayne Levi won easily at Abilene

April 17, 1967

A GLORY DAY FOR GAY

It happened a year later than it might have, and only after spectacular displays by others had made the tournament unforgettable, but in the end persevering Gay ...

Dec. 22, 1969

KNUTE WOULD HAVE AGREED, ARA

In 1925 Knute Rockne, Notre Dame's enduring saint, took the Irish to their last bowl game. Last, that is, until now. Ara Parseghian, in true Rockne style, has ...

March 22, 1976

INVITATION TO A WATERY GRAVE

Most pros agree that the 18th at Doral is a killer, the toughest finishing hole on the tour, and last week it proved just as lethal as ever—except to ...

Jan. 24, 1972

CROONING THAT SAME OLD SONG

It was every golfer's romantic image of what the game is all about, and what it rarely ever is. It was so purely heavenly that all of those ...

June 10, 1974

TRAPS IN AN OPEN FIELD

Over almost all the years since the first U.S. Open in 1895, the championship has had two things going for it: golf courses hidden in weeds and ...

Jan. 17, 1983

Please don't eat the lettuce

Gil Morgan won at Tucson over a field including a lot of hungry ex-rabbits

July 26, 1982

A Fourth On The Firth

Tom Watson's latest British Open win, at Troon, came thanks to a young American who faded and a South African who folded