12 Treat 'em, Beat 'em
After ministering to an injured rival, Dr. Bob Magoon whips a grand offshore racing fleet
16 Millions on the Hoof
The three big-money horses—Secretariat, Riva Ridge and Key to the Mint—are set for a sizzling season
18 Birthday Present for Herself
Until Susie Berning and her new/old putter took charge of the party, the Women' s Open was a brawling affair
20 Rocketing Off to a Record
Aimed like guided missiles down an Alpine glacier, the world's fastest skiers exceed 100 mph
July 29, 1973
22 The Grit of Mr. Fisk
Perfectly bred to his arduous craft, Boston's All-Star catcher is resolute and ready
26 Olly as in Jolly
Sailors in the first around-Hawaii race received an exotic geography lesson—and plenty of hard knocks
32 Striking a Blow for Christ
Karate and religion are combined by a Baptist minister who drives home his teachings by shattering concrete
52 All the World's a Stage
And all the men and women—especially women—merely players. Just ask Bobby Riggs
48 Pro Football
66 For the Record
68 19th Hole
Credits on page 66
Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.
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