TROUBLE AT OLD 16

January 29, 1962

The Bing Crosby National tournament in California had hardly gotten under way last week when PGA Champion Jerry Barber came to the ill-famed 16th hole at Cypress Point—and disaster. A treacherous par-3 over the ocean, the 16th has caused awful misery in past years, and it did again. Trying to play safely, Barber hit his first tee shot into the ocean. He took a penalty and promptly put his next onto the beach. With hundreds of spectators ("sadists," Mike Souchak called them) looking on, Barber picked his way carefully into dead man's gulch (above) and chopped his ball into an ice plant, halfway up a small cliff (right). Grimly, he holed out in 10 to join an honored list of golfers who have come a cropper at old 16. Doug Ford, who didn't, won the tournament in a sudden-death playoff after a snowfall, the first in 30 years, had postponed for one frigid day this stormiest of all Crosbys.

PHOTOPHIL BATH PHOTOPHIL BATHJust a little chip to the green PHOTOPHIL BATHCaddie, bring me my ladder
PHOTOPHIL BATHI'm not dead yet, you vultures PHOTOPHIL BATHPhew! It's been a long day

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)