A BEAR’S ROAR
Jack Nicklaus was a 22-year-old rookie,
golf’s next big star still without a win as a pro.
Arnold Palmer, The Masters champion and
first golfer to transcend his sport, was at the
peak of his popularity and playing before a
home crowd at Oakmont for the U.S. Open. “You
can’t write that script,” award-winning pro-
ducer Ross Greenburg said. That epic 1962 U.S.
Open, a pivotal moment in one of golf’s most
celebrated rivalries, is what the USGA delivered
Greenburg to create a one-hour documentary.
This is the 50th anniversary of Nicklaus’ playoff
win over Palmer for the first of his record 18
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turn on the grandest stage in women’s golf – she
has taken the next step in her golf development
by entering the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open.
It is 10: 15 on a blue-sky Wednesday morning
at the Randolph Golf complex. The temperature hovers near 75 with a light breeze. Forget
what you hear about golfing in the winter; this is
prime time. The inventory is overwhelming: 36
holes of midtown golf for $31 a head. Maybe it’s
not irresistible, but it’s about half of what it
costs at most of southern Arizona’s golf
courses. There is not a soul waiting to tee off at
Randolph North, a little piece of golf paradise at
which Johnny Miller and Tom Watson won PGA