26 The Second Fastest Ever
Miler Jim Ryan came home all on his own, a tenth of a second off the world record and without a rabbit in sight
30 A Reckless Dash to Disaster
The big Indianapolis accident—here analyzed in words and color photographs—brings demands for change
34 Coweye Lost to The Establishment
Though most New Yorkers and all Hawaiians rooted for him, Kauai King failed to win the Triple Crown
40 The Cincinnati Brain-picker
Bill DeWitt, controversial owner of baseball's Reds, is a shrewd opportunist with an eye for detail
U.S. Open Preview
52 The Open returns to Olympic, where just 11 years ago Ben Hogan lost to Jack Fleck in a great golf upset
56 Ken Venturi, the touring pro who knows the course best, uses scale models to show how to play Quake Corner
96 Nobody feels more like a nobody than the country club pro who finds he has—gulp—qualified for the Open
72 Harness Racing
113 For the Record
114 Baseball's Week
116 19th Hole
Credits on page 113
Cover photograph by Richard Jeffery
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