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Nicklaus Wins U.S. Open By Three Shots I'AMI'A TKXAS PAMPA DAILY NEWS 9 66lh VKAR Monday, .him- 19. 1972 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP» - Jack Nioklaus stood like a blond colossus atop the pinnacle of all, golf today-beside the late Bob Jones and halfway home toward ah almost unthinkable Grand Slam- but the experience isn't exactly what he had imagined. "Bob Jones always was my idol and, as I was growing up, I talked about equalling his record of 13 major championships," the powerful 32-year- old shotmaster from Columbus, Ohio, said after winning his third U. S. Open title and his 13th major crown in gusty Pebble Beach winds that blew down all other challengers. "I thought about it and I worked for it but I never expected it to happen," he continued, discussing Jones' proud record set in the Golden Twenties. "Now that I've got it, I have a funny feeling. "I am proud to be in his company." Winner of the Masters and the U. S. Open, the first two legs of the unprecedented professional sweep which no man has accomplished. Big Jack now must set his sights on the British Open at Muirfield July 12-15 and the American PGA at Oakland Hills in Birmingham, Mich., Aug. M. The final round over the 6,812-yard, par 72 Pebble Beach course that snakes along the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean was played in conditions too foul for man or beast. The winds whipping off the ocean reached gusts of 30 miles an hour. The postage stamp greens were hard as concrete and slick as marble. All of the competitors, including Nicklaus, found themselves playing Welch Wins Bass Tourney ZWOLLE, La. (AP) - Jim Welch of Amelia, La., recorded a catch of 87 pounds, 6'4 ounces Saturday to capture the $5,000 first place prize in the National Open Bass Tournament. The three-day tournament at Toledo Bend Reservoir was sponsored by Project Sports, Inc. Dr. Jim Hebert of Sulphur, La., collected $500 for the biggest bass, which weighed 7 pounds, 14ounces. ' ,. Will Cox of San Antonio, Tex., won $4.000 for second place, with a catch of 80 pounds. 15 ounces; Pat Boudreaux, a college student from Zwolle, took $3.000 for third place with a catch of 80 pounds. 13 ounces. Elroy Irueger of Cibola, Tex., look the $2.000 fourth prize with a catch of 78 pounds. 5 ounces, and Billy Westmoreland of Ce- Una. Tenn.. got $1,000 for his fifth place finish. out of craggy canyons and off of rocky beaches. He won by three shots over Australian Bruce Crampton, who shot 78 for 213 with the re- surging but frustrated Arnold Palmer a disappointed third with a 78 for 2M. Defending champion Lee Trevino, only five days out of a hospital, played in a two-some with the awesome Nicklaus and finished with a 78 for 2M, tying another Mexican-American, Homero Blancas, who closed with a 75. "I can't recall a day when we almost were not playing golf out there," Nicklaus acknowledged afterward. "Skills were almost totally eliminated. The greens were dead. There was not much, if any, water on them and they had been rolled. "The greens had different speeds. If you made a putt, it was luck. It was a matter of avoiding three-putt greens." Nicklaus, at even par 216. started the final round with a one-stroke lead over Trevino, Crampton and Kermit Zarley with Palmer and young John Miller two strokes back at 218. At one stage in the early going. at the fifth hole, after consecutive bogeys by Nicklaus, Zarley and Palmer pulled into a . brief tie with the leader, Palmer having sunk a 30-foot putt for a birdie at the third. Nicklaus, dressed in a yellow sweater to match his unruly blond locks, stood up against the * * * Golf Scores PBBtLB BEACH. ClIU. (API - T«f ffci! tcwtt 1*4 •••» •lmto| Ckuiita to UM U.I. 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II.IM ••mrJMckcl.ll.lM •MMy Allla. |l.IM 77-M-71-7*-M4 74-71-7l-7(-IM 74-7»-74-7»-m 7l-7S-7l-7t-m 74-7S-7l-7t-M7 7l.74-71-7t-.IM 71-71-7»-77-ltl 7l-7»-7l-7»-m 74-71-74 7»-»M 71-7»-7*^74-IM 74-TI-7t-74-M 7l-74-7M*-MI 7141-rt-Tt-MI 7l-n-7*-74-MI 71-71-71-rt-MI 7I-7I-7I-7I— MI 7»-n-7$-77-Ml M-74-74-71-M1 74-M-7l-7»-MI 7t-74-7t-7l-MI 77-77-n 7I-M4 7M*-rMI-M4 74-7MMI-M4 7M14474-M4 7I-7I-7M*-NI 74-74-71-M-M4 77-n-74-n-MI 71-74-H4I-1M 74-7»-74-7»-MI 74-7I-M-7I-M4 74-7»-74-74-Mt 71-71-714*-IM 71-71-7141-Ml 7MMI-77-MI 71-71-77-71-Ml Pampa Racer Gets Fifth In Motocross Clarendon-Mike Terry of Amarillo won both the 100 and 250cc class races at the Green Belt Motocross Sunday. Scott Towles of Pampa took fifth in the lOOcc class. SHAVING STROKES by Frank Beard 56—Fairway Bunker Shots On long fairway bunker shots, the most prevalent fault is to move your feet and overshift your weight. No matter how well you dig in, your feet are going to slip unless you take special precautions. I recommend that you start with 75 per cent of your weight on your left foot. Then swing only your upper torso. You may not look super, but you'll have a better chance of getting the ball somewhere on the green. That's all you should expect in this situation. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) (NEXT: Anti-Slicing Tip.) PITTSBURGH PAINTS AT DISCOUNT PRICES PITTSBURGH SUNSET INTEIIOR EXTERIOR LATEX $ 3 97 PITTSBURGH ONE COAT 1-45 OIL BASE $a 93 O.A*J 9.23 PITTSBURGH OIL OR LATEX OUTSIDE PAINT ••g '7.10 PITTSBURGH WALL HIDE WASHABLE WALL PAINT Rex. REDWOOD STAIN R.g. '6.00 $ 4 95 R«z. ANTIQUING KIT 10 colors *3 95 LANGLEY & GRAY CABINET SHOP 323 S. STARKWEATHER 669-297] elements like » stanchion of steel—increasing his advantage to three strokes—until he reached the 10th, which wind a zig-zag course along Carmel Bay. There Nicklaus took a double bogey six and suddenly it appeared that a battle might be in the making on the treacherous finishing holes. • • I was hit by a gust of wind on the backswing," Jack said. "I came off the ball and sliced onto the beach where I had an unplayable lie. I hit my third into the bank, chopped out to within ten feet and missed the putt. Palmer said he realized that Nicklaus had gone over the bank and he took encouragement. "I thought I had a chance," Palmer, 42, who hasn't won a major crown since the 1964 Masters, said. "Then I missed an eight foot putt at the 14th. That, for me, made the difference. "I made too many mistakes, especially in driving. I missed my drives on six holes, five of them on the back nine which in the earlier rounds I had played better than the front nine. Nicklaus hit his climactic shot on the hazard-pocked, 218- yard 17th. The ball cut through the air, hit the pin, almost dropping for a hole-in-one, and spun six inches away. Nicklaus had only that far to putt for a birdie that slammed the door. Sarazen And Knickers Are Holding Up Great (icne Sarii/cn Tagge And Mildren Hope To Muster Points LUBBOCK, Tex. (APl-For three years, quarterbacks Jerry Tagge of Nebraska and Jack Mildren of Oklahoma viewed one another with suspicion if not downright animosity. And you couldn't blame Mildren if he became a little paranoid. Nebraska and Tagge whipped his Sooners three times, the most dramatic last Thanksgiving in a showdown for the Big Eight title and the national championship. ,, "But it'll be a different song Saturday night." says Mildren, who will join Tagge in directing the West attack in the Coaches All-America football game. "Yeah." said Tagge. "It's Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National League East W. L. Pet. GB 36 20 .643 35 20 .636 '4 32 22 .593 3 New York Pittsburgh Chicago St. Louis Montreal Philadelphia Cincinnati Houston Los Angeles Atlanta San Diego 24 32 .429 12 23 32 .418 12' .357 16 20 36 West 35 21 34 23 32 25 27 29 20 37 San Francisco 21 42 .625 .5% V.'i .561 3'4 .482 8 .351 14'.4 .333 174 Detroit Baltimore New York Cleveland Boston Milwaukee Oakland Chicago Minnesota Kansas City California Texas American League East W. L. Pet. GB 31 22 .585 — 30 23 .566 1 24 29 .453 7 23 28 .451 7 22 28 .440 74 17 34 .333 13 West 36 17 .679 33 21 .611 34 28 23 .549 7 25 29 .463 114 25 31 .446 124 23 32 .418 14 about time Jack and I got together. I hope we can get the offense fired up and put some points on the board." The presence of the two premier quarterbacks was the basis for establishing Oklahoma Coach Chuck Fairbanks' West squad as a slight favorite over the East team of Alabama's Bear Bryant. The summertime football classic unfolds on national television Saturday at 7:35 p.m., CDT, on the artificial turf at Texas Tech's Jones Stadium. Fairbanks said at one point he would not rely heavily on the famed Wishbone-T formation that the Sonncrs successfully rode last year to a series of offensive records. Bujt the West team, with Tagge and Mildren alternating, executed from the Wishbone during a portion of the early practice sessions. "The offense will have to be basic because we have a limited time to learn it,"Taggesaid. "I think we'll run. some Wishbone, some I, and some spread. Of course, Jack is more experienced in the Wisbone, and I'm more experienced in the I, although we both have some experience in all three. "So we should be able to Legion Wins Third In Row Pampa's American Legion baseball team made it three in a row Saturday by downing Spearman 7-2 in Spearman. Mike Reddell hit a home run in the fifth inning with two aboard to lead Pampa's hitters. Mike Edgar got the win for Pampa, his second of the year. Besides Reddell's homer, Dale Ammons and Jeff Hogan got doubles and Larry Knutson got a triple to help the Rebel's cause. break up the offense and make itexiciting." Mildren agreed, saying that his and Tagge's strongest attribute is "we can think ... and adapt to any situation. We're going to be running some of our offense and some of his offense. "It's won't be anything new for either of us," he said. "Neither of us anticipates any problems." The former rivals have became close friends, although they likely will clash again in the pro ranks. Green Bay drafted Tagge arid Galtimore picked up Mildren as a defensive back. Jockey Michael Hole, 32, was born in Canterbury, England. By IKA KKRKOW MICA Sports Editor MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- (NEAl—It would seem a fitting end to a spectacular career if Gene, strolling howlogKcd along the beach here, would go off knickercd and shelling into I he sunset. Sarazen is not having any of that romantic folderol. He is now 70 years old and as doughty as he was 50 years ago when he won the U.S. Open with a final-round 68. He still wears knickers. And he does amble along the beach here for shells. Hut he does it Iwice a day—in early morning and then in late afternoon—five mile s al a time, to keep his legs and eyes in shape for his golf game. His regimen works so well that he can still shoot a 69, as he did last Feb. 2», the day after his birthday. The firm sand obviously helps strengthen the leg. As for the eye. "Shelling," said Sarazen, "is good for the golfer. It leaches him to keep his head down." K v e n after 50 years of high-level golf, Saruzen admittedly still is learning and observing. "If t h e r e is one single thing I attribute to sticking around so long — of having been able to compete from the generation of Francis Ouimet to those of Jones and Hagen and Hogan and Palmer and Trevino — that one attribute would be that I was a great observer," says Sarazen, at his beachfront home here. He might incorporate an aspect of a good putting stance, or astutely notice a certain rub of the green. One of his most memorable early lessons in observation came in his teens when he was a eaddy al Apa- wamis in Westchester. New York. Ed Sullivan, later to gain fame as an unwitting television comedian, and Sarazen were caddies. Sullivan's number was 98 and Sarazen's was 99. T h e i r numbers came up this one afternoon to caddy for the next twosome. Sarazen recalls this incident with dark eyes bright with amusement, and a raconteur's relish. "We saw these two men coming lowarcl us." said Sarazen. "One was dressed in white flannels, a big belly and had an expensive golf bag. He was the New York police commissioner, man named Enright. The other man looked like he needed a good meal. His clothes looked like hand-me-downs. He had a little cheap Sunday bag, with six rusty, hickory-shaft clubs in it. "Well. Ed, lie could run like Paavo Nurmi in those days. He dashed out and grabbed the expensive bag. I got stuck with the other one. "The guy I got lurried out to be Granllaml Kice, who had just come from Tennessee to live in New York. The commissioner gave Ed a two-buck tip. And Rice gave me a big tip. And I learned a lesson: Don't always judge a man by his bag." Today, some people without knowing Sarazen might give him a fish-eyed once- over and dismiss him as a man living in the past. His knickers could do this to the uninitiated and unobservant. When the e h a n g e from knickers to long pants came in the 19,'iOs. Sarazen saw no need to change. He is short (5-5) and felt that pants would bind him at the knees. Knickers to him were also stylish. Still are. He has made one concession in recent years. The knickers are somewhat more form-fitting, and are custom- made from DiFini's in New- York City. He was finding Ihiif tho old knickers were too flappy on windy days. Today's 'Sara/en knickers are also double kr.its. He has ;i() or 40 pairs of them. Every few years he cleans out his closet and gives his old knickers away. He has a summer home in New England and the neighboring farmers' wives make skirts out of the throw-away knickers. Wool socks are worn with the knickers. Sura/en has hundreds of colorful pairs of and though he got rid of them once, they continue to come back to him. It seems that in I9.T7 he was in Pittsburgh. A department store there, caught in the switches of the pants transition, had about 400 pairs of lame-duck woolen socks. Sarazen bought them at a remarkable bargain. In years to come, he would give s o c k s away to the neighboring f a r in e r s at Christmas lime. 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