18 Hale Irwin, Sole Survivor
A bespectacled former football player won the U.S. Open at Winged Foot, but the course was a close second
22 Beware the Dudes in the Red Hats
Remembering how it was done last year, Cincinnati is lusting to overtake the Dodgers again
26 The Case of the Absent Eggs
A raid on wild birds' nests in Wales leads an investigator to the office of an honored professor at Yale
34 Foreign Invasion
An army of alien athletes has infiltrated U.S. colleges, and some of the natives are restless
June 23, 1974
40 The Race That Ran Its Course
Tearing through town and country, the old-style Targa Florio was a perilous affair—and is now a memory
44 Slugging Your Partner Is No Solution
Why is it that husbands and wives always seem to end up fighting at the bridge table? Ego is the answer
70 So Young and So Untender
With that remark, King Lear unknowingly, but aptly, described Bjorn Borg, the 18-year-old tennis phenomenon
67 Harness Racing
87 For the Record
88 19th Hole
Credits on page 87
Cover photograph by James Drake
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The World Cup, soccer's supreme championship, is being fought for head and foot by 16 nations in West Germany. Clive Gammon reports the action from the different venues.
A bonus pitcher consumed by the loftiest dreams of glory in the major leagues soon experiences minor league reality. First part of an autobiographical series by Pat Jordan.