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PAMPA, TEXAS Bfllh YEAR u«m news 13 Thursday, June 15, 1972 • The U.S. Open highlights and history 1972 facts show the site os par-72 Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Club, with the tournament running June 15-18. Total purse is about $200,000, with $30,000 for the winner. Highs and lows in U.S. Open history show that the lowest four-round winning score ever was 275. Jack Nicklaus recorded that total in 1967 and Lee Trevino matched him in 1968. Highest four-round total for a champion was 331 by Willie Anderson in 1901. The lowest 18- hole score ever is 64, with Rives McBee (1966), Tommy Jacobs (1964) and Lee Mockey (1950) sharing that record. Most consistent golfers in U.S. Open history have been Walter Hagcn, Ben Hog an and Sam Snead. Though he won only once, (in 1919), Hagen finished among top 10 scorers 16 times. Hogan made the top 10 in 15 tournaments, Snead in 12. Last 10 champions of the U. S. Open have been: 1962—Jack Nicklaus, 283 (beat Arnold Palmer in playoff, 71-74), at Oakmont (Pa.) C.C. 1963—Julius Soros, 293 (beat Jacky Cupit and Palmer in playoff, 70-73-76), at Brookline (Mass.) C.C. 1964—Ken Venturi, 278, at Congressional C.C., Washington, D.C. 1965—Gary Player—282 (beat Kel Nagle in playoff, 71-74), at Bellerive C.C., St. Louis. 1966—Billy Casper, 278 (won playoff with Palmer, 6973), at Olympic Club, San Francisco. 1967—Nicklaus, 275, at Baltusrol, Springfield, N.J. 1968—Lee Trevino, 275, at Oak Hill CC, Rochester, N.Y. 1969—Orville Moody, 281, at Champions G.C., Houston. 1970—Tony Jacklin, 281, at Hazeltine G.C., Chaska, Minn. 1971—Trevino, 280 (won playoff with Nicklaus, 68-71), at Merion G.C., Ardmore, Pa. Jack Nicklaus Long and Short of U.S. Open tournament courses have been the 7,191- yard Bellerive C.C. in St. Louis in 1965 and the 4,423-yord Shinnecock Hills G.C. in Southampton, N.Y., where the 1896 tournament was held. Walter Hagen The longest playoff of the 25 overtime tournaments in U.S. Open history was in 1931, when Billy Burke finished his second 36-hole match with G<"- ge Von Elm with a one-stroke lead. That meant it took Burke 144 holes to earn the title. First U.S. Open tournament was played in 1895 at Newport (R.I.) G. C. Horace Rawlins shot 173 over 36 holes, won $150. Most money ever offered in a U.S. Open tournament was $203,500, the total purse in the 1970 tournament at Hazeltine C.C. near Minneapolis. The first Open tournament in 1895 had a total prize of only $335, lowest in history. Most popular site for the U.S. Open tournament has been Baltusrol G.C. in Springfield, N.J., where five championships have been played. Oakland Hills G.C. in Birmingham, Mich., Myopia Hunt Club in South Hampton, Mass, and Oakmont (Pa.) C.C. have hosted four Opens and Oakmont will make it five 1973. in Rumored Merger May Be Discussed By NBA Today WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. (AP)-What could be a momentous meeting of the National Basketball Association's board of governors was set for today, with reports circulating about a possible "consolidation" of the NBA and American Basketball Association. While NBA Commissioner Walter Kennedy said Wednesday he didn't think there would be any discussion of the ABA at the governors' two-day meetings, he did emphasize that "there'll certainly be talk about a merger." How he could manage to separate the two was being questioned by some observers. Reportedly, one step in favor of a merger was solved Tuesday night when the ABA dropped its two weakest franchises, Pittsburgh and the Floridians, and announced it would operate with its nine strongest teams next season. There were, however, some roadblocks that could continue to stall the merger. One is that the merger bill has been tied up in a Senate antitrust subcommittee since last September. The chairman of the subcommittee, Sam J. Ervin Jr., D-N.C., hai continually voiced his opposition to the bill. The House is also preparing to tackle the matter. On Wednesday, the chairman of the House judiciary subcommittee, Rep. Emmanuel Celler, D- N.Y., said his subcommittee would begin hearings during the week of July 24. The bill was introduced by Rep. Jack Brooks. D-Tex. A second stumbling block to a merger is the NBA Players Association. The organization, headed by Oscar Robertson of the Milwaukee Bucks, has stated its opposition to a merger, mainly because it seeks elimination of the option clause in the players' contracts. "1 think it's possible to get a merger legislation through Congress despite the player association's opposition," said Kennedy. The commissioner noted, however, "that it would be im- possible for a merger to be completed before the start of the 1972-73 season." But he indicated that it might be resolved prior to the draft of college players next spring. The governors were scheduled to hear a report today from merger committee chairman Abe Pollin of the Baltimore Bullets. The New York Jets are scheduled to open their home football season at Shea Stadium against the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 8. FORRESTER TRUCK Skellylown 848-2322 Light t Medium Truck Parti Del- toil Diesel, Cummingt, Eaten, Fuller, Timkin, Spicer, and Ken- Iworth FOR FAST SERVICE Forrester Truck Co. Skellyiown 848-2322 RAND Shoes For Men 3-Eye-Tie In black or brown AAA-G 99 $ 25 Beautiful Gift Wrapping-FREE! .1 ^ III,' Hu.lll- Of (lulllv.-.UI ,1,1.1 RvMI.I MUU- 109 N. Cuyler 669-9442 Most U.S. Open titles won by any golfer is four and three golfers share that record. Willie Anderson won in 1901, 1903, 1904 and 1905; Bobby Jones won in Ben Hogan 1923, 1926, 1929 and 1930; Ben Hogan won in 1948,1950, 1951 and 1953. Nobody else has won more than twice. Longest comebacks in U.S. Open history have been: after 36 holes—A mold Palmer in 1960 and Olin Dutra in 1934. Each was eight shots down at the halfway point but came back to win the tournament. after 54 holes—P a I m e r, still down by seven strokes in 1960 before shooting a final- round 65 to win. after 63-holes—Billy Casper, who was seven shots in back of Palmer in 1966 with only nine holes to play, tied Palmer on the back nine and forced a playoff that Casper won. Billy Casper Best putting ever by a U. S. Open champion was by Billy Casper in 1959, when he needed only 116 putts to finish the 72- holc tournament. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) Sports Player Takes Potshots At Nicklaus And Palmer PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Wheezing, coughing Lee Trevino is so pumped up with pills he feels light enough to walk on water. "I got so much antibiotics in me, it makes you want to smile after a double bogey, "he says. If Super Mex were a horse instead of a golfer defending the U.S. open title, he might be disqualified after a saliva test. Big Jack Nicklaus, the over- whelming tournament favorite, is so calm and relaxed his attitude borders on arrogance. "I'm much more confident of my game and swing than I was at the Masters," he confides. "I have my game just about where I want it." And standing there in the wings is Gary Player, the meticulous, gutty little giant from South Africa, rated by many of the more knowledgeable com- Arizona State Meets USC In NCAA Playoffs OMAHA, Neb. (AP)-Craig Swan fashioned a two-hitter and gave top-ranked Arizona State a third straight shutout victory, eliminating Temple 1-0 Wednesday night in the 26th an- The Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National League East W. L. 34 19 32 IB 28 22 23 30 21 30 20 33 West Cincinnati 34 19 Los Angeles 32 22 Houston 31 23 Atlanta 25 27 San Diego 18 35 San Francisco 19 39 New York Pittsburgh Chicago St. Louis Montreal Philadelphia Pet. GB .642 .640 Vi .560 4 'A .434 11 .412 12 .377 14 .642 — .593 2'/2 .574 3'£ .481 8". .340 16 .328 17'£ American League East W. L. Pet. GB Baltimore Detroit Cleveland Boston New York Milwaukee Oakland Chicago Minnesota California Kansas City Texas 28 28 22 21 21 16 West 33 31 27 25 22 23 22 22 25 25 29 32 17 19 21 27 28 30 .560 .560 .468 .457 .420 .333 .660 .620 .563 .481 .440 .434 — — 4 1 5 7 11 — 2 5 9 11 11' A RACING EXCHANGE CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The managements of Garden State Park and Aqueduct racetracks have made arrangements to show color video tapes of their respective stakes races. They will be shown over closed circuit television at each track the day following the stakes. Industrial League Scores Crall beat Stokes' Deep Rock 16-3 in softball play June 13. Dale Patterson got the win and Jackie Graham took the loss. For Crall Larry Daniels went four for five, including a home run. Terry Hardy was three for five. Pioneer Natural Gas beat St. Vincent's 8-5 the same night, getting four runs in the second inning. Delbert Daniels was the winning pitcher and Benny Wyant the loser. Dale Everson led PNG's hitters with four for five at the plate. Rick Harris was three for four. Harris and Daniels each got a triple in the game. For St. Vincent's Mike Fortin was two for four. Wyant got a home run. In another June 13 game, Harvester Barbeque trounced Oil Field Pipeline 15-7. Doug Cunningham got the win and Danny Kitchens suffered the loss. Bruce Potter was three for four and Bob Cloud got a homer for BBQ. Wade Archibald played a good defensive game at shortstop. CAPRI !\c n|pst (l\f OPEN 7:00 2 SHOWS Adults 1.25 Children SO' OI 1F «fqf H you'll be WAlIDISNEYiWDUcrW lallllliSii LflNSBURV DflvmTOHlLINSON WUM-JRMsoi utocimcHicno •* Bill WALSH and Don DaGRADi IMMU* • Richard M. SHERMAN and Robed B.SHERMAN Irwin KOSIAL CMCtfiQUUfm ii noovuon wuuipii —-- • —. **.»• Donald HcKMlE BillWAlSH Robert STEVENSON TECHNICOLOR OOi 8/81 Topo Texas No 1 (*) 5RIVE-IN "THE CLASS OF 74" Open 8:30 Adults 1.25 Show At Dusk No 2 (R) "THE GRASSHOPPER' nual College World Series. Arizona State 64-4, plays defending two-time champion Southern California 'Thursday night. A victory would give the Sun Devils their fourth national collegiate title in eight years, a loss would send the tournament into another round. Daryl Arenstein's lOth-inning single earlier slipped Southern Cal by Texas 4-3 to keep the Trojans' bid for an unprecedented third straight title alive. Rebels Beat Dumas 8-4 Pampa's American Legion Rebels won their second game of the season 8-4 last night against Dumas. The game was called because of rain and high winds after two Pampa batters had hit in the bottom of the sixth. Jeff Hogan allowed only three hits and two runs in getting the win. Mike Edgar replaced Hogan in the top of the sixth and Dumas scored two more runs in that inning. Pampa's first win came last Friday at the expense of Perryton 9-0. Larry Knutson pitched a no-hitter in that game. In last night's game Pampa didn't exactly bomb Dumas out of the park, collecting only three hits themselves. Dale Ammons, Mike Reddell and Bill Simon each had singles for the Rebels The difference in that game was Dumas' horrible first inning. Dumas pitcher Terry Porter threw four wild pitches, hit Rick Bigham with a pitch and walked six more Pampa batters to allow the Rebels to obtain a four run lead. Pampa got three runs in the fifth and one more in the sixth before the game was called. Ammons got two RBI's and Simon got one to lead Pampa's batters. Pampa's next game will be Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against Spearman in Spearman. petitors as possibly the man to beat for the 72nd U.S. Open starting today. "I never go into a tournament thinking Jack Nicklaus can beat me," Player said resolutely. "I have beaten him in too many matches head to head— % and 4 and 6 and 5 in two World Match Play Championships in England." The South African, without specifying, dropped what might be construed as a slight dig at the exhaustive pre-tournament preparations of his two longtime rivals, Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. "It's silly to come to a tournament a week in advance," he said. "All you do is build up tensions and staleness. Two practice rounds are enough for anybody. Tensions were building and icrves were wearing thin—in every case except that of Nicklaus and Trevino—as 150 of the world's finest golfers prepared for the 6:30 a.m., CDT, first round teeoff in the most prestigious of the big pro title events. The Pebble Beach course, scene of familiar Bing Crosby events every January, is relatively short but treacherous layout that winds along the rocky beaches of Carmel Bay and the Pacific Ocean. On a clear day, giant whales may be seen frolicking in the foamy surf. The distance is 6,812 yards and par is 36-36—72. Nicklaus has predicted that the winning score could range from 275 to 300 depending on the capriciousness of the weather. Frequently heavy fog pours in from off the ocean and in the afternoon winds whip up gusts of 20 and 30 miles an hour. SHAVING STROKES by Frank Beard 52—Slowing Your Swing Swinging too fast is still the general public's biggest golf problem. It causes more mechanical faults than I have fingers and toes to list them on. When I'm having trouble slowing down, I grip the club more firmly with my left hand and think about keeping the left hand in control. That does the trick. Practice taking the club away from the ball with the left hand only. Then when you get on the course retain that feel of left-hand leadership. Your swing will be slower and more manageable. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) (NEXT: Accept a Bad Shot.) Hungry lawn? 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