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April 8, 1940

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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'PAGE'six' Wins Master? Tourney Texan Wins Townamenl The.Hard Way With Room To Spare AUGUSTA, .Ga., April 8 (UP)— Give him fair weather or foul, sickness or health — Little Jimmy l Demarct is the hottest thing in goU today. He added to his Incredible streak on the winter circuit at dusk yesterday when he came up the bict nine of Ihe Augusta National Oolf C'lub for a par-breaking 71 to win the Masters Tournament, with n 72-ho)e total of 280. That made him winner In six of tiie 11 major tournaments in which lie played on the winter 'circuit—an 'achievement compara- He to a baseball player hitting .500 or a half-back scoring eight, touchdowns in a football game Demaret'did It the_ hard way, too He was a sick man when play started Saturday and even considered withdrawing from Die tournament. But aflcr a half hour's delay he went out on this long, rugged course and banged home with a 70—two under par—to stay , in the running against- one of flic toughest fields that n man meets on any golf course. But his shining* achievement"occurred on the first day of this tournament, Thursday. The wind was ripping out of the southeast and rain was dripping from n sullen sky when Demaret turned the. flrst nine In 31. Then he really got hot and cnme up the back nine with a heart-stopping 30— one of the greatest competitive nine holes ever shot.'That wns tiie signal that the Houston kid ivas hot and the price on him to win dropped 5 to 1 to 3 to 2. The tip-off on how hot Demarct was In this tournament Is that he won by /our strokes. No plnyer has ever'won it before by more than two strokes. Demaret was eight ui-ier par for the 72 holes with rounds of 67, 72, 70 and 71. The victory gave him first money of $1,500 and brought him Into the lead for winning on the winter circuit with a total of 57,652. ' The only man who ever threatened to press Demaret in this tournament was a comparatively unknown pro named Lloyd Man-' grum, who snatched the lender- ship the first dny with two 32's for a 64, finest round of golf ever shot in major competition. But he never got back on that, pace or evennenr it and wound up with 284 — four shots behind Demaret. Third man at' 285 was Byron Nelson, National Open champion, and after that this Is the way "the" leaders finished: at- 287, Harry Cooper, Ed Dudley and Willie Gog- gtn; 288, Henry Plcard, Crnig Wood and Sam Snead; 290, Tony ponnu and.Ben Began;.291, Paul .Runvan and Frank Walsh. , ' Ralph Guldhbl. defending chnmp- lon, .was 'far down in the ruck with 292. Low amateur was Charlie Yat« of Atlanta, former British Amateur champion, with 293. Prize money was distributed ns follows: Demnret, $1,500; Mangrum, S800; Nelson, $600; cooper Dudley and Goggin, $400 each; Picard, Wood and Sncad, , $200 each; Penna and Hogan, $100 each; Run.van and Walsh $50 each. Jimmy Demaret, the Texas kid, winner of the Musters invitation Tourney at Augusta, Ga., Is shown above accepting n pill and a dnnK of water from Gene Saracen during play. Demarct started the tournament while sick but finished four strokes ahead of his nearest opponent, carding 280 for 72 holes. Lloyd Mainjrum, another Texan, was second with 28-t. The newest idea In sent cover- basketball uniforms. 'Hie mate r-al Is strong and has a high fin ish. Passengers can slide Into the! JWTOEVILLE_(ARK,.)_COURIER NEWS 'Shoo, Fly!' Toddy's Sport Parade Bj HKNt.T MeLKMOU AUGUSTA, Ga,, April I), (UP) — Ten years ago he was the Emperor Join's, nnil tiie golf world lny at hl- fccl. His were the open tlunnjriotvjhl of Aiiu'rk'.i and Great lirital-, ;,i, his were the anv;i--ny h.impbnsh. i .>: the same countries. AH those who swu.;g clubs for ; living, ami nil Uioty v.-Ir? ;;v;i:j .ur lun, bowed down to him. The decade of , rest •>. jays ; i clone something to the once jiorte: swing of the master, and 'it lu-- robbed his putter ol' If; iiia-jlc. Tim" has mwhPd on in that way. Bin time has brushed lightly, If at nil. the man Bobljy Jones, Erosion has met Its master In the qualities of his sportsmanship, the steel of his character. Those of us who saw him yesterday during the final round of the Masters' uolf tournament fcnov.' that, and even more than ever we recognize him as Uio Emperor Jones. , Out of the tournamf'. -I'.'- injury that he fought for two days before yielding, Jones, the mightiest golfer of them all, became, n simple tnnrsliaU; a fellow with an anntanil, swoRtiii" and workingnnd numbly nnd yelling to keep the groups in line In order that t'nose who were playing Hie game he love.s so well might play it well. Here, there, and yonder, all over the course. I saw him working. Tapping fat old ladles, nudging youngsters, barking at stubborn men who thoughtlessly stood in the line of flight. Ho must have walked 11 holes (lurliijj the nit ivnc ••: path for the Picards, the DcmnreU, the Woods, ar.d all M, , . It's an Epidemic MONDAY, APRIL 8, 1040 I know Jimmy well enough to know Pciteps l!u> newest spark plug that more than the $1500 first is one utilizing the powerful rays •u-iey, more than the glory of win- j of the rare inclnl, polonium The !n the Interest of science, of course, mid not to be confused wlm publicity, Olaf Svcnson, Swedish wrestler, takes Ills cue,, from Maurice (The Angel) 'fillet of France, and sets himstlf up as an object ol an- thrcpolcKlcal study. Here lie is having his cephalic. measurements taken In Philadelphia by Dr. II. A. Wioschoff of the University Pennsylvania. nlng, he treasured that walk across .^ B.-ceti with Jones. He said so. In n .speech that somehow made you feel (h.-it another Jones was in the making, the Kjnlllnu Texan said: speech. Hut I have talked to Bobby, and he has made so many, won so many championships, thai I wish he would make mine. Wi.-ning the Masters' vvas a great honor, playing the Masters' course was a pleasure. 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During June, 19-10, the By II'AIIKY GKAVSON NBA Kcrvfce Sports EilHor April B, — Ki -- - >s finally hnvc given up on Johnny Vaiider M?r Even patient Bill McKcchnlc, c remarkable handler of pitchers can't understand tiie no-hit IID- run hero of 1938. When .Viihdcr Mcer turned ; successive no-hit no-rim -.ii-fpr • ilices two summers ago, McXccft- nie believed the Jersey youngster •vculd I'ikc his place with the great left-handers. Warren Giles, the Rhlncland's general manager, had to take tinr off to personally manage Vnmlo Mcer's affairs, Now Vaiuhr M-30 : Is practically .for;roll«n. The 1-- blt of confidence he had nppv cntly has disappeared. Ankllmr nlonj with n dilffo!-!r In his duke on the trni'ihi': trip r- l other dny. he remarked, OR thon-' ; resigned to It all: "I still got f '- uniform, but that's about r.l'." 1 "If they could set lilni "-if the league." commented one of the Hcdlcgs.- "nnd send him i' some minor Icnyue club where !• could win consistently it m|o-- restore his mental crnilUnrl' 1 :-' But tile way lic> is now, he sweats over every pitch. He works him- filf into sucii n lather his eycbnl.V fairly pop out (if his heart with I exertion of a throw. "It's loo bad. He's n fine boy. But I doubt he has the stulf rr had hi 1038. He didn't have all of 11 last year." riTCIIEH NERDS B10KK THAN A STItONT. ABM Vnnder Mcer's hendncher, ilovi.'!- opctl at the Tampa coiulltiomna base a ye;vr ngo. First It wns old in Hie afternoon i him ed out under a tree, dog tired, hot, and disheveled. The picture of him there will stay with me as the most vivid memory ot the :;-v::ub Masters' championships. I saw a hole in one, a brasste shoi go i." 1 a cup for an eagle, and a magnificent stand by Demaret v'.ien hn wa* -lisiast too st;k to stand up. But lo.-cs, out there under n pine, resting from the unselfish task of inak- ins; it easier for others, will b» tne thing I will carry longest in my memory. It will stick longer with Klr^icli- me than the si^ht ol Jones stand)" under tlvi trees at Merlon, ten years ago. to receive the cup for the American amateur championship that completed n "grand slam" that :onc of us now living will see accomplished again. Then came the presentation of the prizes to the winners. Jones walked out with nil arm around Jimmy Demnret, .the winner, and I know Jimmy well enough, to know that he felt that the .rousing applause was as.much for Bobby as it was for him, As a miller of fset WRESTLING Sergeant Rich vs. Joe Welch JoeOillman vs. Rough Red Roberts American Legion Arena ing is the use of satin. This Is the Send Highway -will be opened. 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