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Edited by Gay Flood
September 17, 1984
SUTCLIFFE & CO.Sir:I enjoyed John Garrity's article on Rick Sutcliffe (The Trade That Made the Cubs, Sept. 3). Sutcliffe is a fine pitcher who'll probably lead the Cubs to the National League pennant. But after reading about his role in helping Dodger pitcher Bob Welch recover from alcoholism, I decided that Sutcliffe's value to his fellow man far outweighs his value to the Cubs.WILLIAM S. HENRY Gastonia, N.C.
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September 17, 1984

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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?Right. Trevino wasn't the first to break 70 in all four rounds of the PGA championship, although he was the first to do so and win. In addition to Palmer, Ben Crenshaw has also come in under 70 in all four rounds—69, 67, 69, 67 at Oakland Hills in 1979—only to lose on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff to David Graham, whose 72-hole subtotals were 69,68, 70, 65. Incidentally, Jack Nicklaus was tied with Palmer for second in 1964. His scores were 67, 73, 70, 64.—ED.

In your 1984 College & Pro Football Spectacular you referred to Auburn's Bo Jackson (Bo on the Go) as the first three-sport letterman in 20 years in the Southeastern Conference.

Your readers might be interested to know that the last was Ron Widby, who actually lettered in four sports (basketball, football, golf and baseball) while at the University of Tennessee (1963-67). Widby, a Knoxville native, earned All-America honors in two sports (basketball and football) and played three sports professionally: football ( Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers), basketball (New Orleans Bucs of the old ABA) and golf.

Widby led the nation in punting in 1966 with a 43.8-yards-per-kick average. He remains No. 3 on Tennessee's alltime punting list with a career average of 42.3, and he's in the top 10 in career scoring in basketball with an 18.1-points-per-game average.

In 1965 Widby punted for the Vols in the Bluebonnet Bowl ( Tennessee beat Tulsa), and then boarded a private plane immediately after the game and flew to Shreveport, La., where he helped the Vols' basketball team win the Gulf South Classic that same night. The following year he essentially repeated the feat, competing with the Vol cagers in the Sugar Bowl Classic ( Tennessee lost its two games) in New Orleans and then flying to Jacksonville to join the football team, which defeated Syracuse in the Gator Bowl the next day.
Bristol, Va.

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