12 Fabulous Masters
From the thrilling climax at Augusta Arnold Palmer emerged an authentic hero
16 Salute to a Ghost
Marcel Cerdan Jr. begins his boxing career haunted by the memory of his famous father
20 A New Moscow Revolution
Soviet reaction to Mischa Tal's inspired chess (and Botvinnik's science) proved revealing
24 Find the Fish
Argungu sportsmen learn what every angler knows: opening day brings out a crowd
26 The Impolite Koala
A curious guest drops in from a eucalyptus tree but doesn't stay for dinner
28 Of Mink and Men
Martin Kane writes of Boxer Gene Fullmer, his manager, his mink farm and his prospects
34 A Gem of a Gin Champion
An unexpected jeweler wins the international gin rummy tournament at Las Vegas
49 Blue Eyes on a Gold Medal
Carin Cone looks toward an Olympic award that has eluded U.S. swimmers for 28 years
54 Spectacle: Mississippi Riviera
The Mississippi Gulf Coast is aflame with spring and diversions for the knowing visitor
78 Part I: The Haunted Major
Golf's greatest classic brings Major Jacky Gore to the tee to fight for love—and money
8 Coming Events
71 Tip from the Top
74 Charles Goren
88 For the Record
89 19th Hole
92 Pat on the Back
Acknowledgments on page 88
Cover: Carin Cone
Blonde, brainy Carin Cone has everything—except an Olympic swimming championship. Turn to page 49 for the story of her plans to win a medal this summer at Rome.
Painting by Aaron Shikler
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