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14 All Yours, Billy Boy
Gene Littler and Billy Casper sweat their way to a Masters playoff, with Casper seizing the prize he missed last year

20 Chelsea Almost Won the Cup
After trying for 65 years to win English soccer's Super Bowl, Chelsea achieved a tie against Leeds

24 Red Menace from Staid Cincy
Opening Day is always fun in Cincinnati, and a crop of fine rookies could make the whole season exciting

28 Panacea for a Salty Yankee
The waters off Florida's Big Bend provide Jack Rudloe with sea creatures and a good life collecting them

40 New Splash by the Shore
This year it's down to the sea in stripes—plus stars and bold patterns: a preview of 1970 beachwear

45 A Life of Hits and Misses
Wilfred Hetzel can shoot baskets from one knee, with his eyes shut, off the ceiling—but he can't dribble

66 The Life and Death of the Ra
Thor Heyerdahl's American navigator tells the story of a perilous Atlantic voyage in a papyrus boat

The departments

9 Scorecard
50 People
52 Bridge
55 Pro Basketball
62 Chess
64 Hockey
80 For the Record
82 19th Hole

Credits on page 80

Cover photograph by Neil Leifer















Next week

The NBA playoffs pit the league's two biggest men, Alcindor and Chamberlain, against speedy, shifty opponents: Lew versus the Knicks and Wilt versus the Hawks.

The Derby preview by Whitney Tower takes into account the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, the Forerunner at Keeneland and the California Derby at Golden Gate Fields.

Bantam Champion Ruben Olivares, with 55 knockouts in 57 fights, defends his title in Los Angeles against Chucho Castillo, who hits almost as hard. A report by Pat Putnam.