Originally written on Arm Chair Golf Blog  |  Last updated 12/9/11
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(Editor’s note: This is the second in a series. Read Part 1 and Part 2.)By John CoyneSpecial to ARMCHAIR GOLFCopyright © John Coyne. All rights reserved. Used with permission.36-hole leader Lanny Wadkins.IN THE ALL-DAY RAIN of the first round, Ken Harrelson, teeing off first, looking more hawkish than when he was playing baseball, his long blond hair dripping wet, went out in 34, birdieing the fourth and sixth holes. He instituted, for a handful of spectators, the Hawk Walk—strutting forward, arms stretched down, jaw jutting. The two birdie putts he holed were over 40 feet. He had a lot to strut about.However, he triple-bogeyed number ten, hitting into the trees and the sand, then settled down to birdie the par-3 sixteenth, and finished with 38 and a par round of 72, the early leader in the clubhouse.Everyone, most of all Ken, was overjoyed with his first round. He hung around the clubhouse telling baseball stories to Lou Strong, the club pro; Toney Penna, golf manufacturer, and oth...
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