We all know that Bill Murray is a pro when it comes to performing, but to see his Carl Spackler in action at age 60, knowing that he can still walk for four rounds with the same fervor he had 30 years ago and provide the same comic relief, should be an inspiration to us all.
Bob Stowers, Lenexa, Kans.
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Alan Shipnuck's article on Murray at Pebble Beach (No Joke, Feb. 21) belongs in a collection of best sports stories of the 21st century. It was a tale that contained all the necessary elements: drama, humor, rising action, a chance to see the human side of a notoriously funny man and, of course, a victory.
Joan Galvin, Clearwater, Fla.
I love Murray, but I question his choice of attire for a nationally televised golf tournament. While the celebrities are entertaining and popular, I feel they need to respect that this stage is for the pros and dress appropriately so as not to show up the actual golfers.
Prospect Heights, Ill.
E. M. Swift's story on the airplane crash involving the U.S. figure skaters in 1961 (The Day the Music Stopped, Feb. 21) was both moving and enlightening. Americans dominated the sport from 1940 until this tragic accident, and one can only wonder how many more world championships and Olympic medals there would have been for the U.S. had this disaster not happened.