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CARY CASHES IN

April 18, 1955
April 18, 1955

Table of Contents
April 18, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
  • Dr. Cary Middlecoff, the Masters winner, waited out his birdies and conquered lovely Augusta National, one of golf's works of art

Red Smith
Preview
Horses
Wrestling
Column Of The Week
  • Austen Lake reports that Frankie Carbo has kept his word to Jim Norris and Tony DeMarco, the new welter champ, is safely in the IBC camp

  • One of the strangest pageants of nature occurs in the West every spring when sage grouse gather at traditional prairie mating grounds and strut before their ladies

Acknowledgments
The Masters
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back
  • A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines

CARY CASHES IN

Dr. Cary Middlecoff, the Masters winner, waited out his birdies and conquered lovely Augusta National, one of golf's works of art

During most of the four days at Augusta, weather and skill joined to satisfy the most particular golfing appetites. Sunlight playing through the tall pines wove patterns of light and shadow across the rolling landscape of Bob Jones's dream course. Dr. Cary Middlecoff received a congratulatory buss from pretty Mrs. Frank Clement, wife of the governor of Tennessee, who stood generously aside. He played a safe and sane game from the start, yet on his second round the birdies began to fall, and Middlecoff's resulting 65 became the second lowest score in Masters history. From then on he was never threatened, and he finished with a comfortable seven-stroke lead over runner-up Ben Hogan (see following two pages). For the more than 30,000 fans and 78 golfers, the Masters proved, as usual, to be the highlight of the winter's golf. For a running account of the play by HERBERT WARREN WIND, a short word sketch of Master Middlecoff and more pictures of the new champion, turn to page 58.

This is an article from the April 18, 1955 issue Original Layout

LAME, WEARY AND FOUR STROKES OFF THE PACE, BEN HOGAN LEANS ON HIS PUTTER AND WATCHES LLOYD MANGRUM CHIP AT 16th AS SHADOWS FROM THE TALL PINES FALL ON THE AGING CHAMP

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