April 03, 1972
April 03, 1972

Table of Contents
April 3, 1972

Run Deep
Oh, Johnny!
  • Going to Augusta, golf's greatest moneymaker is fit and his game is honed for a prize that is larger than mere dollars. Jack Nicklaus' grail has become the elusive Grand Slam

  • As always, whoever wins will have to negotiate that forgotten front nine, and there, says Dan Jenkins, is where one finds more problems than most Masters fans ever see, live or on TV

Tame Devils
Horse Racing
Blue Snow
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


22 Run Fast, Run Deep
The Southern Cal plan was to ignore Indiana's all-stars and swamp them with numbers—but the strategy sank

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26 Racy Red Beasts and King Kong
Sebring loosed a pride of Ferrari lions on the track, and a gorilla, yet, in the pits

28 Try Kate Smith on the Rocks
Philadelphia's hockey team does, and her "God Bless America" is gospel for the playoff-hopeful Flyers

30 Oh, Johnny, Oh, Johnny, Oh!
Johnny Wooden, of course. His UCLA Bruins ran off with the NCAA basketball title. So what else is new?

38 Big Jack Has Big Dreams Again
Heading for the Masters, Jack Nicklaus has a winner's look—but he better beat that troublesome front nine

46 Wild Men and Tame Devils
There are wild women, too, in Belize, a lovely pocket of jungle and sand fronting the Caribbean

86 Journey Through the Blue Snow
In a marathon into the forests of Sweden, miracles of blueberry soup and the human spirit produce 7,000 victors

The departments

17 Scorecard
67 Baseball
75 Table Tennis
78 Horse Racing
84 College Basketball
107 For the Record
108 19th Hole

Credits on page 107

Cover photograph by Rich Clarkson


Next week

Embattled baseball nears a new season with the players and owners no longer sure that a strike is what an ump calls. A special preview issue sums up the latest developments, and William Leggett and Ron Fimrite assess who will beat whom—on the field. Artist Don Moss and SI photographers portray the greats of the game and stars-to-be, pitching analysts rate the top arms (lo, the best isn't Blue!) and Pat Jordan takes a ride with Pittsburgh's kid assassin, Bruce Kison. In addition, coverage of the rest of the week's news, the usual features and a surprising report on a bouncy old lady.