Curt Sampson

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    U.S. Open Preview
    June 3, 2013

    Resurrection Days

    Memorable for an iconic photo of Ben Hogan on the 72nd hole, the 1950 U.S. Open at Merion was a post-accident reminder: The little man could still win on the big stage.
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  • McIlroy's March 29 decision to add San Antonio to his schedule was a reminder that his 2013 campaign has not gone swimmingly.
    Golf World
    April 1, 2013

    Life In The Big Pool

    Recently displaced from golf's top spot by friend and rival Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy arrives in Augusta trying to find his place in the game as much as his swing
  • New Leading Man: In contrast to golf's previous king, Palmer let fans know how he felt, and his emotions were clear after finishing birdie-birdie to win the 1960 Masters.
    The Backspin Issue: 1960
    March 22, 2010

    Flyin' High

    As Ben Hogan was making a begrudging exit from and Jack Nicklaus a grand entrance onto golf's main stage, Arnold Palmer was front and center as the game's soaring, incandescent figure
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    May 14, 2009

    It Takes A Village

    Tour pros used to be a band of self-reliant souls, but significant entourages are the rule today for golfers looking for an edge
  • A gentleman but not always a gentle man, Peter Jacobsen's dad, Erling, was one tough Oregon Duck as a young man.
    June 9, 2008

    Jake's World

    Erling Jacobsen, the patriarch of one of golf's best-known families, was a complicated man