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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 100

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He's still the king Palmer primed for Open Associated Press : CHASKA, Minn. - It's been ** decade since he won the U.S. Open, six years since he 3ook a major title, six months ^Without a victory of any kind •but Arnold Palmer still is Wng, still the dominant figure in the pre-tournament appraisals of the National Golf Champions. He bridles at any suggestion he is past his peak, his jarmy of followers is undimin- Jshed and the muscular idol *f golfing millions still burns IWth a fierce desire to win. "Sure, I think I can still trin," the 40-year-old million- Jtdre said. "I always think I *an win. Doing it is something else sometimes. But I ^hlnk 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 t<fo. 4 among th« contenders, has been stopped by champion Joe Frazier and George Ohuvalo in his ^wo most recent Garden smarts, he did make a creditable showing against Frazier in the early rounds a year ago. The Irishman from Bellflower, Calif., claimed be 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 35-4-4 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). "I'm going to fight Quarry the way Frazier did," said Foster, "Put plenty of pressure on him." "I know I'm at the crossroads," said Quarry. "If I lose his one I will be finished. This time I won't change my mind." In 1970 bouts Foster had knocked out Jimmy James and Jack O'Halloran. Quarry stopped Rufus Brassell and outpointed Scrap Iron Johnson. Beofre 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. Georges Carpentier who helped Dempsey draw the first $1 million gate in 1921, wjll be present and ex- cjiampion Jack Sharkey and Tunney have been invited. Fjrazier will present an award to the Manassa Mauler who still looks as though he could wipe out half of the Top Ten. By KEARNEY EGERTON "Turn it loose! All the members of Coconino Sportsmen's Club and I have taken a pledge never to disobey a park service rule." Hollywood Park en (Hall (Pineda) 5.80 & 3A4YO, 0 2.40 . , e •• n r-5'' , e •• Bold Bob M WeH ton) 10.80 Tha Again (Tl . lernev) 6.00 4.00 10.20 6.40 FOlfRTH—$41,000, el., 4YO UP, U. |ft b r ,&e& e > '*•« s.# ss F °T U ,± ?. 3 ,& ( ^ CaV) *'" FIFTH—$6,500, ale., 1YO, SVif Cakes and Ale (shoemaker) n-viiohw,,, e.rt (palomino)' 40 ia I'm (DVelasquez) 7.40 3.80 .00 Turbulent rimes * Hamilton) ' DumPtv Ann (Mahorney) 5 ' 4M 3 Regalness (Lambert) 4M SEy^NfH-»>,oB», »ie, JYO up, I ml. Last of the Line (DPIerce) fliers) SM lerney) ABO 5« |;« Caper Mate (Se Go-Annle-Go (Tic "^IfBaBr&SS "" «*• Reb's Policy (AAaWeyrT2'.80~ 520 Jungle Savage (Lambert) 3,» dh-ChampsvlTle (Plncay) dh-Jan Jessie (Alvarez) Time: 1:02%. 3.20 2.8 2.81 3.00 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. Jos Frazier remains atop heavyweight ratings with Argentina's Oscar Bonavena No. 2. Great Imperial BEST BUY IN PLEASURE EDWARD Amtrlet'i Itrqiit S»illnf C/ftr H \ (i I OVERHAUL *CYLUIOH .... $OA PIUS PV MM TRANSMISSION SPECIAL! Mantle's his idol, Goodson reminisces Associated Press KANSAS CITY - The husky, bull-shouldered kid from Texas looked out over the sprawling spaciousness of Municipal stadium and said after a deep sigh: "Since I was 8 years old, I've wanted to be like Mickey Mantle." The youth was Rex Goodson, a rosy-cheeked, polite, almost shy athlete, who was the No. 1 choice of the Kansas City Royals in the recent free agent baseball draft. He wore a Royals' uniform, and his face was drenched with determination. "Mantle," he said, "could do it all. He could run. He could hit. He could throw. He was the perfect ball player. Some day, I'm . . ." There was a lull in his voice as if he was searching for the right words, and then he said it: ". . . going to be just like Mickey Mantle." Goodson, 5-foot-ll and 180 pounds, had a lot of credentials when he was signed by Kansas City. He earned 16 letters at Pine Tree High School at Longview, Tex. He was a football quarterback and linebacker, a defensive standout in basketball, a sprinter in track and a catcher and center fielder in baseball. The Royals are grooming him for center field. His last two years as an American Legion star, he hit .477 in 1968 and .462 in 1969. IS THERE A LAWN LIKE A GOLF GREEN IN YOUR BLOCK? 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