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SPORTS 3-C Rodgers ..Charges From Behind To Win Buiek Open St. Petersburg Timet, Monday, June 13, 196 7-1 Ml Open Season On Snead Special To Tht Timti From Th New York Tlmii (c) NEW YORK Samuel Jackson Snead, the millionaire hillbilly, will be adding to his bankroll with exhibitions and other money making activities this week. But he will not be competing in the United States Open at San Francisco. The Slammer struck out in the qualifying trials, thereby varying his procedure in much more abrupt fashion than normal. Ever since he almost won golfdom's most cherished prize as the rawest of rookies in 1937, Slammin Sam has been missing out on the Open. His repeated failure in "The Big One" sometimes defied belief because he has long been recognized as the sweetest swinger and most formful stylist in his profession. He has won more money and more tournaments than any golfer who ever lived. At one time or another he has captured every major championship, some of them even thrice. But the Open eluded him with such agonizing persistency that the brooding Samuel began to think that the fates had conspired A A TA J feafw Li I I SM'MtiiiiiiifVrti . : ;M Ste 'im A New Curriculum By JIMMY MANN Of The Times Staff Somebody cares. They care what becomes of high school athletic coaches and high school athletes at Florida State University. Leaders in this care group are Dr. Don Veller and Dean Mode Stone, head of Florida State's School of Education. They care so much that for the first time in history of collegiate education, FSU has installed a "Coaching Curriculum." Veller, FSU's very first fulltime football coach (1948-'52), is chairman of this curriculum and he's vastly proud of it. In FSU's new minor, a 13-hour curriculum offers the following subjects care and prevention of injuries; administration of inter-scholastic athletics; psychology of coaching; officiating; speech; and choice of two of the following, theory of coaching in football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, swimming, gymnastics and track. DON VELLER . . . a true icatj to train future coaches. It distresses Don Veller as he travels the state of Florida seeing math, science, history and English teachers called to arms as fulltime coaches of high school basketball, baseball, swimming, golf, tennis and track teams. "It doesn't too often apply in fool ball," says Veller, "but there are cases where teachers, trained in entirely different subjects, are coaching even football." It k the idea of FSU, and it a high-stepping idea, to offer a college minor in this newly . installed Coaching Curriculum. "Later, hopefully speaks Veller, "I am hoping that coaches can be certificated in the state of Florida. I mean that when a college grad goes into high school teaching, he won't be called on to coach a varsity team unless he owns a coaching certificate. "Now be sure you get it clear that I don't intend to make this a retroactive suggestion. I don't think fellows, and women, coaching in our high schools today should be made to go back and attain this certificate. This is merely something the state should point toward in the future, say, put in a plan whereby all coaches in Florida high schools in five years would need to be certified. "Look at it this way. If one fellow attends college and plays in the band and another attends the same school and plays on the baseball team, the band member cannot teach music after he graduates unless he owns a music certificate. But that baseball player, even if he was an English major, can coach baseball if the high school which hired him needed a baseball coach." Did you know that there is a drastic shortage of coaches. Florida State is constantly asked to provide coaches in specific areas and is continually saying, "we don't have them." Veller found one high school on the East Coast with 14 coaches. But 10 of the 14 came from departments other than physical education. It simply boils down to this athletic coaches are few and far between. High school teachers of other subjects, who will dedicate themselves to coaching a sport for a pitiful supplement in pay, are the rule rather than the exception. One Veller survey revealed that coaches, after they put in their hours, teaching their sports, scouting, studying films and whatnot, have worked for 36 rents an hour when the season is done. "That survey is four or five years old," cautions Veller, "they've gotten a raise since then, make it 50 cents or 60 rents an hour now." In Pinellas County, it runs like this: the principal of each high school has $5,500 a year to use toward supplementing coaches' pay. Naturally, football is the high school money-maker, the football coach would get the most, try $1,000 - $1,100 if he serves as athletic director, too. Try less than $1,000, a couple of hundred less, if there's an AD's palm to be padded. It goes right on down, the basketball coach comes next on the list, the baseball man, then swimming, track, golf, tennis, wrestling and all the assistants. Everybody has a hand in the pie and the slices are cut thin "so thin," confirms Veller, "that kids coming to school these days are looking to other vocations after they graduate." A fellow stops in the midst of all this and asks himself, well, where did the Ray Graves, tiie Bill Petersons, the Bear Bryants, the Darrell Royals, the Ara Parseghians come from? Isn't there still that future for the aspiring kids? "There's a future there for them," contended Veller. "But there are maybe 500 high school jobs in each state and no more than five decent college roaching jobs there. And that's where the good money is. To begin the long, hard climb up the ladder is shear dedication and that's it." It might help the Veller and FSU cause if more money could be made available for coaches on a high school level, for most assuredly they are going to send us better coaches. SAM SNEAD . , . mystifying jinx. r 1 'if' ' v i Billie Jean Denies Faking Leg Injury Times Wire Services Mrs. Billie Jean Moffit King of Long Beach, Calif., angrily denied yesterday that she feigned an attack of cramps to help the United States win the Wightman Cup. The tennis star made possible America's 4-3 victory over Britain at Wimbledon Saturday by winning her vital match against Mrs. Ann Jones 5-7, 6-2, 6-3. Mrs. King was hobbling during the final set and some British reporters claimed it was "gamesmanship." "I HAVE HEARD that these things are being said," Billie Jean said, "It is all completely untrue and unfair." Mrs. Jones' game fell apart and she missed some easy shots while the American girl was limping. Margaret Varner of Wilmington, Del., the U.S. team captain, expressed regrets to the British captain, Angela Mortimer, after the end of the series. European Cup Teams Advance Times Wire Services France, West Germany and Brazil advanced in European Davis Cup tennis play yesterday. France defeated Czechoslovakia 4-1 after Francois Jauffret defeated Jan Kodes 3-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 for the decisive third point. The French will meet Brazil July 15-17 in Paris for the European Zone A championship.- BRAZIL topped Poland 41 with Thomas Koch and Jose Edson Mandanno winning sin gles matches. West Germany's Wilhelm Bungert defeated Mike Sangster of, England 6-3, 6-3, 12-10 and moved the Germans into the European Zone B finals against South Africa next month. Pasarell Top-Seeded In NCAA Net Tourney MIAMI IT) Charles Pasarell of UCLA, a member of the U.S. Davis Cup squad, was seeded No. 1 for the annual NCAA Tennis Championships which open today at the University of Miami courts. Stan Smith of Southern Cali-lowed by Tom Edlefson of fornia was seeded No. 2, fol-Southern California and Ian Crookenden of UCLA. Pasarell is a former St. Petersburg Times-Florida Junior Tennis champion. against him. Four times he finished second. Once he needed a par 5 on the last hole towin. He took a horrendous 8 and toppled to fifth. Shortly after that disaster, Snead and seven of the other best golfers in the country reported to Fred Corcoran in Boston for a tournament advertised as "The Big Eight." When Sammy checked in, he broke into a good-natured grin. "Big Eight, eh?" he drawled. "Whatcha doin', Fred, namin' a tournament after me?" The next week, Sammy returned to the scene of the crime, the Spring Mill Country Club in Philadelphia. On the same hole where he had shot his historic 8, he scored a dazzling eagle 3. "Doggone," said Sammy, "right score, wrong time." It practically was the story of his life. He never was able to piece together the great holes and the great rounds for an Open championship. Yet he did it for the Masters where he won three times. He did it for the Professional Golfers Association title show which he also won three times. He even brushed aside pressure and combatted a howling wind to score a come - from - behind victory in the British Open. But the U.S. Open? Never. The tragedy of it all is that the scars of his first disappointment never left him. He was only 25 years old then and so extraordinarily gifted in spite of his lack of experience that he was the tournament favorite. With a blazing eagle 3 on the last hole, he apparently had the Open won because his score of 283 seemed safe from pursuit. "Congratulations, laddie," said Tommy Armour, "this championship is worth more to you than a scat on the stock exchange." The restless Sammy wandered out on the course and encountered Corcoran, later his business manager, under a tree at the 18th. "Looks as though you got it, Sam," said the jubilant Fred. "I dunno," said Snead. "There's one guy still on the course with a chance of catchin' me, Ralph Guldahl. I'm gonna go out and follow him." Inconspicuous in the Guldahl gallery for the final nine holes was Snead. He didn't enjoy it because the big fellow went wild with a closing round of 69 for a then record low of 281. Sammy had begun to know what it was like to be always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Wedding bells almost rang in 1947 but a bit of gamesmanship by Lee Worsham silenced them. For Snead this showing in the Open represented progress. At least he tied for the championship. So he and Worsham met in a playoff. At the last hole, they were even. Worsham chipped to within less than a yard of the cup and Snead's putt stopped within the same radius. Disgusted with his miss, Sammy impatiently addressed the ball for the hole-out putt. Suddenly Worsham stepped in front of him. "What are you doing?" said Lew. "I'm puttin' out," said Sammy, anger welling within hinv "Maybe not," said Lew. "Are you sure you're away? I think we better have the balls measured." Ike Grainger, the referee, whipped out a tape measure. While he was kneeling near the hole, the only action was Snead doing an internal slow burn,' his concentration shattered and his nerves beginning to jumble. The Worsham ball was 29 inches away. Snead's was 30 inches away. Sammy putted and missed. Lew didn't. Worsham had won the Open and Snead was balked again. This will be a serene week for the Slammer. He'll be no closer to glory but at least he won't have to go through the torment and aggravation of another Open championship. I GRAND BLANC, Mich. Ifl -- v? Stocky Phil Rodgers overcame a one-stroke deficit will; a steady front nine yesterday afternoon for a two-stroke victory in the $100,000 Buick Open Golf Tournament. Rodgers, who shared the first round lead but fell four strokes off the pace after the second round Saturday, put together rounds of 70 - 73 - 71 70 - 284, four under par, and collected the $20,000 first prize. The $20,000 check received by Rodgers for the victory moved him into the No, 1 spot on the PGA official money list with $57,574.64 for the tour this sea son. Doug banders, who entered UPI Telephtl the tourney as the top money Rodgers Sighs With Relief As Final Putt Drops winner, picked up a check for sary because Thursday's open-1 No. 1 hole in the morning round, ing round was rained out. the 10th hole he played, was his Pott and Kermit Zarleylonly one of the day. He three $2,950 and has $57,500.84 for this year. IT WAS the second tourney victory this season for the 25- year-old La Jolla, Calif, pro. He was seventh on the PGA money list at the start pl the tournament. Johnny Pott held the third-round lead after the first ot yes terday's double rounds over the 7,280 - yard Warwick Hills course. A double run was neces- trailed Rodgers. TONY LEMA, looking for his third straight victory here, con putted from 20 feet. He sank birdie putts of ten and 12 feet on the eighth and 16th holes in the morning round Phil Rodgers, J20.000 70-73-71-70284 Johnny Pott, 19,750 7-71-68-73 26 Kermit Zarley, $9,750 71-74-71-70286 Tony Lma, S4,50 78 M-60-7J-J87 Fred Marti, S4.650 70-49-75-7J-J87 Jay Hebert, $3,400 73-74-71-70-788 Sieve Spray, $3,800 75-73-71 -69-288 Arnold Palmer, $2,950 73-74-72-70-289 Doug Sanders, $2,950 73-71-71-74-289 Al Geiberger, $2,500, 71-76-69-74 290; Tom Weiskopf, $2,500, 72-71-72-75 290; Dava Hill, $1,975 , 75-71-74-71 291; Dan Sikes, $1,975, 72-78-69-72 291; Julius Boros, $1,975, 71-72-72-74 291; Roger Ginsberg, $1,975, 71-70-76-74- 291; Ray Floyd, $1,500, 73-73-72-73 292; Bobby Nichols, $1,500, 75-72-73-72 292; Don Fairfield, $1,500, 75-69-7870 292; Randy Glover, $1,500, 72-75-73-72 292; Dave Ragan, $1,500, 73-74-72-73 292; Miller Barber, $953, 73-76-75-69 293; Bill Mart-indale, $953, 73-73-75-72 293; Dean Re-fram, $953, 72-78-70-73 293; Don Mas- sengale, $953, 75-74-75-69 293; Sam snead, $953, 71-74-73-75 - 293; John Cook, $953, 75-73-74-71 293; Jack Montgomery, $953, 75-73-75-70 293, Bert Weaver, $737, 75-74-70-75 294; Joe Campbell, $737, 75-75-62-77 294; Harold Henning, $737, 74-70-72-78 294; Wayne Yates, $737, 73-75-72-74 294; Bob Goalby, $587, 75-70-77-73 - 295; Ken Ven-turl, $587, 72-77-75-71 295; Butch Baird, $587, 72-76-73-74 295; Bruce Crampton, $587, 74-74-72-73 295; Dave Marad, $587, 71- 80-74-70 295; Bob Zimmerman, $587, 72- 74-78-72 295; Chi Chi Rodriguez, $587, 72-74-79-70 295; Frank Beard, $587, 72-76-73-74 - 295. Rex Baxter, $379, 75-76-69-74 296; Al Bessellnk, $379, 76-74-73-73 - 294; Gene Littler, $379, 75-75-73-73 796; Bob Ver- wey, $379, 73-71-74-78 - 294; Babe Hiskey, $379, 74-75-74-73 296; Jerry Steelsmith, $379, 74-72-73-75 294; Babe Lichardus, $137, 72-74-74-75 297; Howie Johnson, $137, 75-74-72-74 297; Terry Dill, $137, 74-72-77-72 797; Mason Ruaoipn, SI 3, 73- 75-74-75 297; Richard Crawford, $137, 77-72-75-73 - 297; Randy Petri, $137, 73- 74- 74-74 297; Steve Opperman, $137, 74- 75- 73-73 297; R. H. Sikes, $137, 75-74-72-74 297. tinued to charge at the leaders and two-putted from 10 feet on uui ku ueiimu aim uusuu oui;number soven mi sank a 30. with a nogey 5 on me ism hole. footpr on the nihth hole for his afternoon birdies. Asked about his leg cramps, .Rndeors said: "I am Drettv Marti also had his troubles on tired right now but when you He finished three strokes off the winning pace. Second-round leader Fred the 18th hole and tied Lema for third place, when his 11-foot par putt fell short, and he had to settle for a bogey. Rodgers, who withdrew from the Memphis Open a week ago are in contention you dont seem to notice the pain so much." HE ADDED that the turning point of his game came when he slammed out of a bunker on the becauseof leg cramps, had one fjfth Me Q stay one gtn)ke uugey dim iwu uu Ultra in a back steady 71 third round He bird-1 ,s om M leo iwo oi tne last mree noies i . ulnt. , na j, ,, Rodgers said. "If you are going well, it's a lot easier to keep up about on the final round and made the turn in 34. RODGERS' BOGEY on the your momentum." BRAKES RELINED $' AND ALL WHEEL CYLINDERS REBUILT! 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