Marlene Bauer Hagge, pretty young pro from Asheville, N.C., who has been hottest golfer on circuit, matched par on last three holes to force tie with veteran Patty Berg, calmly tapped in 18-inch putt on first green of sudden-death playoff to win Ladies PGA title and $1,350 at Detroit.
Don Wilson zoomed Horace Dodge's Dora My Sweetie over Detroit River at 78.803 mph average speed to win Maple Leaf Regatta halted by driving rain after first heat at Windsor, Ont.
USLTA, celebrating diamond jubilee, picked best 10 players of all time, put late Bill Tilden, whose smashing service and fine all-round play won seven U.S. singles titles, at top of list by overwhelming vote. The others: 2) Don Budge, 3) Jack Kramer, 4) Bill Johnston, 5) Ellsworth Vines, 6) Pancho Gonzales, 7) Maurice McLoughlin, 8) William A. Larned (another seven-time U.S. champion), 9) R. Norris Williams, 10) Bobby Riggs.
DIED—Robert A. Gardner, 66, two-time U.S. amateur golf champion, in 1909 at age of 19 (youngest ever) and again in 1915, Yale track captain in 1912 and first to pole-vault 13 feet, national squash racquets doubles titleholder in 1926; of cerebral hemorrhage, at Lake Forest, Ill.