SITE: The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif.
The King in the lead. Nine holes to play. Seven shots ahead of the field. If golf were an arena sport, the fans would have darted for the exits. But playing aggressively in hopes of surpassing Ben Hogan's Open scoring record of 276, Palmer got sloppy, played the back nine in four over, and was caught by Billy Casper,
who beat Palmer in a Monday playoff.