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' '"n m'm 'i Mi.,,, , (Mt 2C THE PALM BEACH POST SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 1987 $10,000 Each Heaviest Page Two Lcuwrr9,he DlQlphin Wahoq Environment Choose Your Inlet: Palm Beach, Hillsboro, JThorpe at home on Open course Port Everqlades, Government Cut. June 27 & 28 SOUTH FLORIDA FISHING CLASSIC" $27500 Entry Fee Per Boat Dave Anderson THE N.Y. TIMES IILOWRANCE SPONSORED BVi BERTRAM-TROJAN, Inc. ; - SAN FRANCISCO Six years ago Jim Jhorpe, one of the few black golfers on the PGA Tour, returned to his Philadelphia motel room as the first-round leader in his first United Stales Open after a 66 at Merion. "I could not get to sleep that night," he said. I couldn't wait to get to the golf course the next day-and shoot 73 and let somebody else take the lead."- jT7 r(IIrti- USX y out boards .'.i:.;.v,vi:.;,i ionSZn Yi For More Information Call: (30S) 942-3204 I i v 'i' "' " ' ' Somebody else did take the lead. And somebody else David Graham won that Open. But in the recent history of the world's most prestigious golf tournament, Thorpe has emerged as one of its most successful competitors. That year the husky former Morgan State fullback tied for 11th. Waal an arm and a leg." Until two years ago Thorpe had not been able to win a Tour event. In his only playoff, at the 1985 Western Open, he lost to Scott Ver-plank, then an amateur. But a few weeks later he finally won at Milwaukee in a back-nine duel with Jack Nicklaus. Before qualifying for the PGA Tour in 1975, Thorpe had helped support himself and his wife, Carol, by betting on himself at public courses in the Washington area. "One time I think we had $503 in the bank, and I took out $500," he said. "I was playing a guy named Joe Pugh with this big roll of bills in my pocket and I was one down coming to the ninth hole when I pressed him. On his second shot, he hit a 9-iron about 3 feet away. He was a good putter. I thought, 'I'm gonna lose $1,000.' I hit a wedge, half-skulled it, but it was on line. It hit the flagstick and jumped in the hole. I went on to win $2,500 that day." Thorpe withdrew from the Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic last week after the first round because of tendinitis in his left thumb. "I was playing with Sandy Lyle, who shot 65, and Steve Ballesteros, who shot 66, and I shot 78," he said. "I went home to Buffalo and had a cortisone shot and it deadened the hand. I'm a gun collector, I've got about 30 guns and I hurt the thumb shooting one of my .44 Magnums, the recoil from it." But now, Thorpe would prefer to start a nam m&m ENKEI two years. He also won the 1982 Canadian PGA title. In his decade as a touring pro he has earned nearly $1.1 million. And if he were to win this Open, he would be the first black to win a major golf title. But he doesn't seem driven by that sociological motive. "Thirty years from now, I'm sure I'd be proud of being the first black to win the Open," he said. "But right now I just want to win the Open, whether I'm black or white or green. It's like Payne Stewart told me, he's won a lot of money but he doesn't have any titles next to his name." Of all the golfers now on the PGA Tour, Thorpe and Calvin Peete are the only blacks of stature, the only blacks who have won tournaments. Peete, who has 12 Tour victories, opened with a 73 here Thursday. "Calvin and I talked earlier this week about our chances here," Thorpe said. "But this golf course is too big for Calvin's game. You've got to be long and accurate here." Thorpe doubted that even a victory by a black golfer in the Open, the Masters, the British Open or the PGA Championship would inspire a surge of black youngsters taking up the game for future delivery on the PGA Tour. "Black kids have too many role models in football, basketball and baseball," he said. "And those are games you can play without spending GOLD - CHROME BLACK MODULARS 13x16 to 15x8 RACING WHEELS ft, it: it as S70A8 '39V44" Assorted Styles Thorpe Two years later at Oakmont, fie Fed for 13th. The next year at Winged Foot JieTied for fourth. And in Friday's second round pi this 87th Open at The Olympic Club he moved up among the leaders with a two-under-par 68 or-138. ! If the name "Thorpe" is up there on the eaderboard, it must be the Open. ; "I like tough golf courses," he said. "I can drive the ball well and I'm a decent iron player, s&but my strong point is not my putting. On a golf fourse where you can shoot 20 under par, I could jlyer win. But if the winning score is two or three under, I can." Thorpe, 37, has won three events on the PCX Tour the Milwaukee Open in 1985 and the Seiko-Tucson Match Play in each of the last CRAGAR SS STYLE 14x6 TO 15x8 ASTRO DESIGN 5 SPOKE 15x7 69 Performance Tire Sale collection of major golf titles. "Just block everything out and go play," he said. LOOKING BACK IN BRIEF FULDA PIRELLI GOODYEAR COMP TA DUNLOP 17550VR13 99.00 21550R13 TA 69.00 20560R13 TA 49.00 55.00 21560VR14 79.00 19550VR15 98.00 159.00 118.00 109.00 20550VR14 118.00 189.00 171.00 119.00 TI9.00 22550VR15 149.00 193.00 M9.00 129.00 24550R15 TA 87.00 22550VR16 159.00 184.00 189.00 2454SVR16 189.00 188.00 25550VR16 198.00 191.00 ITT y !. -k . Palm Beach Post Wire Services OLYMPICS 20 years ago: After 21 minutes of deliberation, a jury found heavyweight champion Cassius Clay guilty of refusing induction into the military. Larry Jackson pitched a one-hitter to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-0 victory over the New York Mets. 10 years ago: Mark Fi-drych pitched a three-hitter to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 ViCtorv OVAr thp Npw VnrU Yan t l-' i 25570R15 Van & Truck Radials $5500 MAG SPRINTER TRU-SPOKE REAL kees. Watson ALUM. SOLID OR VENTED 14x6 - 16x8.5 WIRE WHEELS Toby Harrah hit a seventh-inning home run to give the Too early to move Games I - International Olympic Committee i jdembers, anxiously monitoring the political violence in South Korea, said it is too early to think about pulling the 1988 Games out of Seoul. Interviews with a half-dozen IOC members around the world found none ready to press for a change in site or a revision in the Olympic Charter that would allow a venue switch for some reason other .....than war. All said they were concerned ...about the situation but that acting on LSflrrent developments would be hasty and --.short-sighted. lexas Kangers a 2-1 victory over Minnesota 11X0 - lOXf $ggoo Five years ago: Tom Watson birdied the 17th hole and went on to win the U.S. Open by two strokes over BBS STYLE ALUM. GOLD CENTER WHEEL I m V ' is? ; if CYCLONE ALUM. 15 or 30 FIN 13x6 TO 15x8 $49V599! jack Nicklaus. Jackie Ickx won the Le Mans 24-Hour road race for a record sixth time. Ron Hassey's bases-loaded single in the 14th inning scored Andre Thornton to give the Cleveland Indians a 5-4 victory over Boston. One year ago: The Yankees' Rickey Henderson hit a two-out double in the 1 Oth inning to give New York a 1 0-8 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Oliver Lee scored 27 points and Michael Adams added 24 as the Springfield Fame defeated the Gold Coast Stingrays 130-1 13 in a game in which Nancy Lieberman scored her first professional points. 13x6 TO 14x6.5 $5995 COXING 30 SPOKE STARWIRE I I WHITE -v UV SPOKE f" HI LAI A J 146 TO 15X8 , Vtf BASKET WHEELS CALENDAR Olympian Fields dies at 79 ' T J: -Featherweight boxer Jackie Fields, who """won a gold medal in the 1924 Olympics in ' Paris, has died in a Las Vegas, Nev., nursing home. The former part owner and casino " Host of the Tropicana Hotel was 79. Fields '"turned pro and as a welterweight won world ' championship titles in 1929 and 1932 Brian Mitchell of South Africa will defend Wmw $9900 ZJr $23980 S E3 as Set of 4 I Set of 4 $ tal3EBgHrogP fytH& IIommercialblvd. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Helena Sukova had 1 6 double faults but beat Chris Evert in Eastbourne semis. Rebolledo of Chile 6-1, 7-6. . . . Rain postponed play in the Bristol Trophy men's grass court tennis tournament in Bristol, England. The tournament was to have ended today, but organizers said the championship match won't be held until Sunday, if the weather allows enough matches to be played today. AUTO RACING -.-.'his World Boxing Association junior 7lightweight title July 17 in Panama against Panama's Francisco Fernandez. Mitchell -3l-l-l) won the title last September from Panama's Alfredo Layne, and defended it in Auto racing Grand Prix of Palm Beach: Camel GTO qualifying, 8 a.m. -2:30 p.m.; Camel GTO race 3-5 p.m.; practice runs from 5:30-7:10 p.m. Minor league baseball West Palm Beach at Vera Beach, 2, 6:30 p.m. American Legion baseball Lake Worth at Boca Raton, 2, 1:30 p.m. Palm Beach at Boynton Beach, 7 p.m. USBL basketball West Palm Beach at Staten Island, 7:30 p.m. Jal-Alai Fort Pierce Jai-Alai, matinee: noon; evening: 7 p.m. Dania Jai-Alai, first game: 7:15 p.m. Miami Jai-Alai, matinee: noon; evening: 7:15 p.m. Greyhound racing Biscayne Dog Track, matinee: 12:45 p.m.; evening: 7:45 p.m. Thoroughbred racing Calder Race Course, post time: 1 p.m. Quarter horse racing Pompano Park, Pompano Beach, post time: 7:30 p.m. '' March with a draw against Jose Rivera of nPuerto Rico. Fernandez (22-11-1) is ranked --.-fifth by the WBA. , -N ins - FOOTBALL TODAY ON RADIO $100 OFF or FREE GRASS CATCHER (24900 VALUE) With the purchase of any riding mower. TORO RIDERS from $52 per month 12:50 p.m. Major League Baseball: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox, WSBR-740AM. 1:07 p.m. Major League Baseball: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox, WIOD-610AM. 2:30 p.m. Auto racing: Grand Prix of Palm Beach, WJNO-1230AM. 4:30 p.m. Golf: U.S. Open update (also at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.), WSBR-740AM. 6 p.m. Sports Talk, WIOD-610AM. 7:35 p.m. Major League Baseball: Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles, WIOD-610AM. 9:50 p.m. Major League Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres, WJNO-1230AM. ".'"T Collinsworth is highest-'paid :. ;, Wide receiver Cris Collinsworth has the largest base salary on the Cincinnati ' Bengals, according to a published report. The Cincinnati Post said it obtained a copy ' ;7'Of the NFL Players Association salary Survey, giving details of the players' " contracts. Collinsworth had a base salary of $400,000 last season Tony Robinson, .;Jfprmer quarterback for Tennessee who served time for cocaine distribution, signed to play with the Richmond Ravens of the Continental Interstate League after Spending six months in the Knox County "Penal Farm. TENNIS Sukova beats Evert in 3 sets Helena Sukova overcame 16 double faults "' and a 5-2 deficit in the final set to beat Chris --Evert 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 and reach the final of the , . $200,0001 Pilkington Glass women's grass court tournament in Eastbourne, England. .gpkova, the No. 3 seed, will meet defending champion Martina Navratilova or Pam TODAY ON TV Mansell fastest in Detroit Nigel Mansell of England, driving a Williams-Konda, easily led provisional qualifying for Sunday's Detroit Grand Prix, negotiating the 2.5-mile, 20-turn circuit on the downtown streets of Detroit for a fast lap of 1 minute, 42.223 seconds, an average of 88.043 mph. Defending race champion Ayrton Senna of Brazil, in a Lotus-Honda, was second at 1:42.985, an average of 87.391 mph. Nelson Piquet of Brazil, Mansell's teammate and the 1984 Detroit winner, was third in 1:43.152. HOCKEY Savard named Quebec coach Andre Savard was named coach of the Quebec Nordiques. Savard, 34, succeeds Michel Bergeron, who resigned Thursday to become coach of the New York Rangers The Hartford Whalers gave a two-year contract extension to coach Jack Evans. MISCELLANEOUS Ex-power lifter pleads guilty Former world champion power lifter Larry Pacifico said he pleaded guilty in Dayton, Ohio, to smuggling steroids as a message to youth. Pacifico will be sentenced in six to eight weeks, U.S. District Court Judge Walter Rice said An arbitrator in San Diego ruled that the search for a committee to decide the site of the next America's Cup must start again because of a misunderstanding between the two controlling groups. A dispute concerning the committee's composition arose because the Sail America Foundation believed some of its nominations had been pre-approved by the San Diego Yacht Club, arbitrator Charles W. Froehlich Jr. said. COMPILED BY KATHY SHEEHY 8 or 1 1 h p. Briggs and Strotton Engine Key-lectric Start Cuts a 32" Swath Two-year limited Warranty For a mower that s Shriver in today's final. The Navratilova- PL-: ... 8 a.m. SportsCenter, ESPN. 11:30 a.m. Baseball '87, CNN. 11:30 a.m. SportsCenter, ESPN. 12:30 p.m. This Week In Baseball, WPTV-5. 1 p.m. Major League Baseball: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox, WPTV-5, WSVN-7. 2 p.m. Auto racing: IMSA GTO series of the Grand Prix of Palm Beach, ESPN. 2:30 p.m. Golf: Third-round play In the U.S. Open at San Francisco, WPLG-10, WPEC-12. 4 p.m. Major League Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers at Houston Astros, WPTV-5, WSVN-7. 5 p.m. CBS Sports Saturday: NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Baton Rouge, La., (taoed) WTVJ-4, WTVX-34. 7 p.m. SportsCenter, ESPN. 7:30 p.m. Sports Saturday, CNN. 9 p.m. Arena football: Denver Dynamite at Chicago Bruisers, ESPN. 11:30 p.m. SportsCenter, ESPN. 11:30 p.m. Sports Tonight, CNN. 2:30 a.m. SportsCenter, ESPN. 2:30 a.m. Sports Latenight. CNN. guaranteed to start, I our iver maicn was suspended because of lighting and rain, with Navratilova leading ' 4-3 with a break of serve. It will rpsnmp v.'today Second-seeded Horst Skoff of start here. AS n"T A. in 1 00 1 SALE prices from $459" OR , Austria, ranked 35th in the world, lost to ... unseeded West German Pavel Vojtisek 7-6, v ;6'4 in a quarterfinal of a Grand Prix tennis --"tournament in Athens, Greece. Vojtisek, ranked 185th in the world, will play fourth-;.seeded Guillermo Perez-Roldan of Argentina in today's semifinals. Perez- Roldan beat Czechoslovakia's Marian Vadja 6-4', 6-4. In the other quarterfinals, .Argentinian Francisco Yunis defeated Jaro Navratil of Czechoslavakia 6-3, 7-5, and West German Tore Meinecke beat Pedro per month KTk R8B.'539 ttJgg LissKT TRIVIA ;'4599S See us for the complete line ot loro 01 b powered mowers: Guaranteed to start on the first or second pull for two years or Toro . will fix them free. 11 GTS OHV 4-cycle engine. 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