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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 96

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Wednesday, June 17, 1970
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He's still the king Palmer primed for Open Associated Press CHASKA, Minn. — It's been a decade since he won the U.S. Open, six years since he took a major title, six months without a victory of any kind but Arnold Palmer still is king, still the dominant figure in the pre-tournament appraisals of the National Golf Championship. He bridles at any suggestion he is past his peak, his army of followers is undiminished and the muscular idol of golfing millions still burns with a fierce desire to win. "Sure, I think I can still win," the 40-year-old millionaire said. "I always think I can win. Doing it is something else sometimes. But I think I can play winning golf for a long time yet, barring, of course, something drastic happening." Palmer has won the Open only once, in the fabled charge at Cherry Hills in Denver, a charge that vaulted him to the top of the game's elite, caught the fancy of the public and started him toward his prized selection as athlete of-the-decade. But he has left an indelible stamp on the Open, the most eagerly sought title the game can offer, left a mark far beyond the single victory. He has been a factor in almost every National Championship of the last 10 years, finished second four times, three times losing in playoffs. He was sixth last year even though he had to qualify for the first time in almost 15 years and was in the depths of a slump that threatened to end his incredible career. But that's behind him now and his game is showing some signs of a return. "It's coming along pretty good," he said yesterday. "There are some signs that the right things are beginning to happen. "I've been working with a new driver a lot, trying to get a little more distance. I'm having a little trouble there, but I think I can work it out." Although he hasn't won this year, Palmer has one of the best records of any of the touring pros. He was eighth in last week's Western Open despite two mediocre closing rounds, has finished second twice, was fifth or better six times and has won over $60,000. "I've played pretty good at times — not as well as I want to — but I just haven't been winning," he said. "And that's what it's all about." He played the long Hazel- tine National Golf Club course in par 72 the first time he saw the water-logged, tree-lined layout. "The length is all in the par fives," he said. "The rest are about normal. But I couldn't reach the par fives in two, not with a truck. And you've got to stay out of the rough. "You've got to get out with only a couple of three-putts to have a chance to win." Putting has been one of his major problems. He even had an incredible four-putt green last week in Chicago. And what are his chances here? "I've been pointing for these next three or four weeks for a long time," he said. His next appearance will be in the British Open in three weeks. Foster, Kayo ace, favored Associated Press NEW YORK - Mac Foster, a former Marine sergeant with an eye-catching record of 24 straight knockout victories, is favored to pass his toughest test tonight against experienced Jerry Quarry in a heavyweight match at Madison Square Garden. Although Quarry, ranked No. 4 among the,contenders, has been stopped by champion Joe Frazier and George Chuvalo in his two most recent Garden starts, he did make a creditable showing against Frazier in the early rounds a year ago. The Irishman from Bellflower, Calif., claimed he missed the referee's count in the Chuvalo fight last December. Foster is making his New York debut at the age of 27 after six years in the Marines, including two Vietnam trips. The 6 - foot - 2% - inch perfectly conditioned athlete from Fresno, Calif., will be considered ready to make his move if he can get past Quarry. In the latest rankings, Foster is No. 5. Actually, Quarry at 25 is two years younger but he has been through the mill in 43 fights and owns a 25-4-4 record for a pro career dating back to 1965. Against Foster, he will be giving away about nine inches in reaqji (81 inches to 72 inches) and about 19 pounds in weight (214 to 195). Before the main bout, the Garden will stage a slightly premature special 75th birthday celebration for Jack Dempsey who will be 75 on June 24. Films of Dempsey's fights with Jess Willard, Luis Firpo and the controversial "long count" second bout with Gene Tunney will be shown on giant screens in the arena. By KEARNEY EGERTON Arcadia Boosters rip Master Plating, 2-0 "Turn it loose! All the members of Coconino Sportsmen's Club and I have taken a pledge never to disobey a park service rule." The Arcadia Boosters, leading the American Legion Northeast District with a 3-1 mark, blanked Master Plating, 2-0, last night. They received a 14 - strikeout performance from David Flowers (2-0). Randy Catalanotte doubled in both Booster runs in the Bears widen Cactus lead League leading Phoenix Bears dumped Mesa Athletics. 6-2, and Garland Steel topped Village Inn, 12-4, in Cactus Nonpro baseball play last night. Ken Corley cave three hits in the seven innings he -~ worked pacing the Bears' win. Hollywood Park Dou , g , Th <>rley's bases-loaded — J double and steal of home in the seventh provided four runs that broke a 2-2 tie. WMttwr Clear, Track Faif FIRST-M.500, el., 3YO, »f. He Shall Win (P'mlno) 44.80 17.80 11.00 |B O' Me (Rosales) 5.80 4.00 (Hal) 1:11 Rlneen Time. 1:11%. 5ECOND-»S,OW, Hi mi. Morn After (Shoemaker) 4.20 2.80 Ubet Iwln (Lamberf) a.» . 570 el., mdn 344YO, 2.40 2.40 DAILY DOUBLE (!•!) paid S96.U. THIRD-swop, el., IYO mdns, SVjf. 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Last of the Line (DPierce) Caper Mate (Sellers) 5>6 ° ?$ f' Go-Annie-Go (Tierney) |; EIGl<TH'-4^,000-add»d, 3YO up, SVil. r, u, „ „ Hollywood Express Reb's Policy Mah'ney) 12.80 3.40 5.00 7.60 Phoenix Bears Regency Inns Garland Steel Kerr's NW Auto Mesa Athletics Village Inn W f Pet. OB 4 1 .800 — 3 2 .60= , 1 2 2 2 2 4 ;§33 V/'t 1 * .2CO ."600 1 .500 IVa .500 3.80 3.00 4.40 . Tonight's Games Northwest vs. Kerr; Garand vs. VII- laee Inn. 3YO UP, 1 m Jynsle Savage (Lambert) dh-ChampsvlTle (Pincay) dh-Jan Jessie (Alvarez) h-J T . , UP Traveling Dust (Tejeira) 7.00 Chandliier Bov (Shoemaker) Reg Ti ndliier Bov al Torch ( ime: 1:4344. (Resales) 5.20 7.40 3.2 2.80 2.8 3.0 mil 4.4 5.CX 6.2 . Attendance M,MO. Hand)* $2,47J,m. Ellison twirls Kitchell win Keith Ellison hurled a four- hit shutout last night as Kitchell Contractors closed the first half of the Metro Softball League, blanking The Sharks, 5-0, at Monterey Park. Joe Watson paced the attack with a triple and single, good for three RBI, while Ellison helped his own cause with a two-run triple. Kitchell finished the first half with a 3-6 mark, The Sharks ended 0-9. Tonight at 7:30 Triple S meets Lightning Movers and at »:40 Miller Offset faces Gold Cross Ambulance. Williams ranked 8th among WBA middles NEW YORK - Nate Williams of Phoenix is eighth- ranked middleweight in the latest list of World Boxing Association ratings. Great Imperial BEST 1UY IN PLEASURE 7fr 5/35* FiirTndt 5/33 PLUS TAX IF M GO KING EDWARD KNGI OVERHAUL *KM <t*rt *t <cri. LA PARTS TRANSMISSION IS THERE A LAWN LIKE A GOLF GREEN IN YOUR BLOCK? There can be, and it can be yours! PLUGS! Finest quality Tif- Hybrid Bermuda available now. Disease and insect resistant. Say goodbye to lawn problems! Plant your plugs today! (Available in solid sod, for those in a hurry to enjoy a perfect lawn.) 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