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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1976, High Point, North Carolina4c High Point Enterprise wednesday june 16, 1976 Nicklaus presence looms Over open just missed putt Jack Nicklaus practices a War photo strange has no illusions new Bernap former Mcaa Golf Champion Curtis strange Here to visit his Girlfriend tuesday says he has no expectations of immediate Success on the professional Golf tour. I Don t expect to go out and set the world on fhe said. But i feel i be improved a great Deal in the last three or four years and Hope to continue to do strange 21, who decided to bypass his final year of eligibility As an Amateur at Wake Forest University attempted to play a round at a local country club but rain interrupted him after six holes. The Wake Forest golfer who recently won his second Amateur championship in North Carolina said his University team s poor defense of its National title this year had no bearing on his decision to turn pro. Of no this was no overnight he said. And our team t affect it. I be thought a lot about it Sand no one thing really made me decide to he said his decision was certain six months ago. Basically it was because i Felt i was ready to go because i be gotten about All i can from playing As an strange who was in new Bern to visit Sara Jones told the new Bern Sun journal that he expects stiff Competition when he attempts to qualify for his professional Golf association player card in december. Sure they Are better than me on the tour right now but if you re not a perfect shot How can you not keep on improving players Are getting better and eventually it will have to be a really super player to make the tour. But i feel i be improved a great Deal in the last three or four years and Hope to continue to do so. I Don t expect to go out and set the world on he said adding that it might be a year or two before he could realistically expect to win. Duluth a. A Over them All on the eve of the 76th United states open Golf championship looms the menacing presence of Jack Nicklaus. There s Hale Irwin that fiercely competitive Man with the burning desire and Happy habit of playing the difficult courses so very very Well. There s Tom Weiskopf the enormously talented Man tip toeing on the Edge of greatness restrained Only by a temperament that defies control. Dark Day looks Bright for Yankees new York a on a Day Minnesota twins presi Dent Calvin Griffith called a dark Day for the new York Yankees completed a nine player Trade with Baltimore and bought a player who May just be the final ingredient in a team that will produce the club s first world championship since 1962. First the Yankees announced the Purchase of former by Young Winner Vida Blue although declining to name a Price. Charles Finley the outspoken owner of the a s did t try to hide the Price. It was Liz Finley said. I have a piece of paper with the signature of Yankee president Gabe Paul agreeing to that figure. They can deny it if they want but i have the paper and witnesses to its the Cash Finley earned with that Sale was Only part of a shockwave Finley set off last night. Earlier it had been announced that Finley had sold reliever Rollie fingers and outfielder infielder Joe Rudi to the Boston red sox for million each. "1 think it is very bad for the Kansas City manager Whitey Herzog said. 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There s Hay Floyd the reformed Playboy who celebrated his sobriety with a record setting runaway Victory in the masters and fully expects to have a very Good tournament there s Hubert Green the year s leading Money Winner author of a rare sweep of three consecutive titles earlier this year. There s Ben Crenshaw the dynamic Young Man who now at last is fulfilling the Bright Promise of his fantastic Start. There s John Mahaffey who almost won last year and Lou Graham who did and British open Champion Tom Watson. There Are the kids seemingly immune to pressure unwed by the great stars and the great traditions Tom Kite Joe Inman Mark Hayes Jerry Pate. There Are the veterans seeking a last Hurrah in the most important Golf tournament of them All Arnold Palmer Gary player Billy Casper Gene Littler Don january Al Geiberger. There Are the Lon shots whose counterparts in other years on other courses have written so Many surprises into the open history Jerry Mcgee Mike Morley Lee elder. But Over them All the greats the near greats the once greats the not yet greats there s Nicklaus. Nicklaus is the greatest player of All said Weiskopf who has spent his career in Jack s Shadow. He has t had that great a year this season. But he s had a lot on his mind. He s been awful Busy working on that new memorial tournament of actually i be played pretty darn Good All Nicklaus said. I Haven t won As much As i have other years but i be been in con Tention almost every tournament i be his chief opponents on the Atlanta athletic club course a Par-70, heavily wooded layout that serves As the Host to the first open Ever held in the South appear to be Irwin Miller Crenshaw Green Weiskopf and Floyd. Irwin Green Miller and Crenshaw the nucleus of the group that s taking Over domination of the tour All Are multiple winners this year. A Are eminently qualified but Irwin s history of Success on Tough demanding open Type courses May make him the pick of that group. Floyd s late Blooming maturity his excellent play in recent weeks and his overwhelming Triumph in the masters make him a major Factor. And Weiskopf who had his Best tournament of the year Only last week is simply too talented to ignore. 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