Chasing Greatness: Johnny Miller, Arnold Palmer, and the by Adam Lazarus, Steve Schlossman

By Adam Lazarus, Steve Schlossman

Now in paperback-the unforgettable tale of the 1973 U.S. Open and the unknown younger golfer who astonished the realm.

In 1973, a Who's Who of golfing greats collected at Oakmont state membership for the U.S. Open. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus have been between these favorite to win. as a substitute, 26-year-old Johnny Miller edged out the legends and crafted a record-setting sixty three to win by means of a unmarried stroke.

With interesting profiles of Miller, Palmer, Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Weiskopf, and John Schlee, Chasing Greatness fantastically captures one of many unlikeliest victories and such a lot dramatic activities triumphs of the earlier part century.

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Koenig M. D. Reynolds Notes: Numbers in left-hand column refer to locations in Fig. 7. In the colour-rings column, + indicates colour-marked birds were used in the study, dash ( — ) indicates no colour-marked birds. 36 Magpies 7%^ Rivelin Valley study area on the outskirts of Sheffield looking north, showing the wooded valley bottom, and in the Jar distance the virtually treeless tops. (Photo: D. Hollingworth). Fig. 8. Map of the entire Sheffield study area (within the broken line). Each square is I X I km, and the bold square is the main part of the study area.

Wing tags were ideal for identifying birds at a distance (we could read tags up to 1 km away through a telescope), but they did not last as long as colour rings and we gave up using them after a few years. We rarely had trouble reading colour rings, mainly because the grass in the whole area was kept quite short by livestock, and the birds were relatively tame and allowed us to approach to within 10 metres or less in a car. Magpies have remarkably strong beaks and to minimize the chance of them removing colour rings we always sealed them with glue: very few colour rings were ever lost even after six or more years of wear.

5 ha) and fed outside their territories (indicated by arrows) in 15ha home ranges (from Baeyens 1981 a). Scale bar = 100m. 44 Nest spacing and territorial behaviour Fig. 10. Central square kilometre of the Sheffield study area showing the regular spacing of nests (filled circles) in one year: 1985. 5 km away, a different system prevailed. Here there were relatively few trees and magpie numbers may have been kept low because nest sites were limiting. While the magpies occupied areas of similar size to those in the valley bottom, adjacent territories on this high ground were separated by wide tracts of unoccupied land (Fig.

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