Frank and Forgiving

April 17, 1961

"Hello, Carmen," said Frankie Carbo, boxing's top hoodlum. "Hi, Frankie," said Carmen Basilio (left), the former welter and middleweight champion of the world. Then the two shook hands outside a Los Angeles courtroom. What made this normally unremarkable exchange a remarkable one last week was that inside the courtroom Carbo, currently serving a jail term, stood accused, in effect, of taking over boxing for the underworld, while Basilio was a prosecution witness testifying against him. Although the handshake appeared a set-up—Frankie abruptly shoved through a crowd to wring Carmen's hand—Basilio said tolerantly: "I know who he is, so I shook hands with him. I'd shake his hand again. God forgives everybody. Who am I not to forgive?"

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)