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Shades of Royal Troon
July 28, 1997
A study in contrast: The spectacle of last week's British Open and the simple splendor of the linksland
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July 28, 1997

Shades Of Royal Troon

A study in contrast: The spectacle of last week's British Open and the simple splendor of the linksland

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The focus of attention, Tiger Woods putted out at the 5th hole.

Anyone napping on the Railway hole, the treacherous 463-yard par-4 11th, paid a price, but for some it was only the cost of admission.

Ayr is as pretty as a picture, but not as precious as Nick Faldo's autograph to some of the thousands of kids who swelled the crowds spilling over Royal Troon.

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