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Although several professionals compiled outstanding records in 1958—Tommy Bolt (who won the Open), Arnold Palmer (who won the Masters) and Dow Finsterwald (who won the PGA) had excellent over-all records, and Bill Casper and Ken Venturi, though victorious in no major events, certainly accomplished artistic and financial wonders on the circuit—none of them enjoyed quite the year that Charlie Coe did. Equipped with a compact revised swing and a type of determination that was almost Hoganesque in its taciturn undivertableness, Coe, the 1949 champion, not only regained the National Amateur title in September at Olympic but he also led the amateurs in the National Open and then finished his great year by bringing in the U.S. team's lowest five-round total in the Eisenhower Trophy match at St. Andrews in October.