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April 28, 1994 | JIM MURRAY
The trouble with golf--the reason the PGA tournament abandoned match play--is the decisive matches never offer marquee players. They're quite often anticlimactic, Who-Dats vs. What's-His-Names. Take the PGA. A final some years would feature Felice Torza vs. Walter Burkemo. Henry Williams Jr. vs. Chandler Harper. Jim Ferrier vs. Chick Harbert. Hardly Dempsey-Tunney or Notre Dame-Army.
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April 28, 1994 | JIM MURRAY
The trouble with golf--the reason the PGA tournament abandoned match play--is the decisive matches never offer marquee players. They're quite often anticlimactic, Who-Dats vs. What's-His-Names. Take the PGA. A final some years would feature Felice Torza vs. Walter Burkemo. Henry Williams Jr. vs. Chandler Harper. Jim Ferrier vs. Chick Harbert. Hardly Dempsey-Tunney or Notre Dame-Army.
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SPORTS
May 7, 1994
The sports editor should have added a note to Jim Murray's column of April 28, on golf and Jack Whitaker, as follows: "Listening to Whitaker narrate is like reading a phrase turned by Jim Murray." JON SHIRLEY Garden Grove
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2002
Services for Nancy Chaffee, the former tennis star and wife of broadcaster Jack Whitaker, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert. Chaffee died Sunday of complications from cancer at the age of 73.
SPORTS
July 18, 1992
Let's face it, the networks should not be allowed to televise major sporting events. They are more concerned with ratings than sports coverage. --How can I see Wimbledon when I do not have HBO? And NBC, are you going to televise tennis or basketball? You can't have both (even though you tried). --ABC should be banned from televising golf. Jack Whitaker and Jim McKay should be put to rest (or assigned to the World Cup). Please let me watch the U.S. Open, or any Open, without these guys.
SPORTS
August 29, 1998
With tears flowing over coffee last Friday morning, reading Bill Plaschke's article recounting Jim and Linda McCoy-Murray's last years and final day together, I was suddenly moved to drive to St. Martin of Tours and the-soon-to start funeral Mass; to pay respects and offer a few prayers, if only from the car. Arriving late, I found a place in the church auditorium overflow seating, and had the privilege of hearing in full the tremendously warm, wise...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1995
One of the biggest manhunts and shootouts in Orange County history involved the so-called Tomato Springs Bandit in 1912. The bandit, later identified as Joe Matlock of Medford, Ore., had tied a 16-year-old girl to a fence post after being denied employment at the bean ranch where the girl lived. Matlock then fled. He was sought by sheriff's deputies and National Guardsmen in the El Toro area.
NATIONAL
February 22, 2004 | From Associated Press
There was one winning ticket for the jackpot of at least $230 million in the Mega Millions lottery, the biggest single prize in the game's history. The lucky ticket, purchased at a Stephens City convenience store, matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball number to win the 11-state jackpot. Lottery officials waited Saturday for the holder or holders of that single ticket to come forward. The numbers drawn Friday night were: 1-13-20-21-30, and the Mega Ball was 24.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 1991 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ABC, which ends its sports broadcasts with the tagline "Recognized around the world as the leader in sports television," lived up to that boast at the 12th annual Sports Emmy Awards. In ceremonies Wednesday night in New York City, the network captured 12 awards, compared to seven for ESPN, six for CBS and one for NBC. But ABC was shut out in both major announcing categories.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 1986
With golf and diving on its agenda, ABC has come up with two of today's most interesting attractions on the tube. The talented field fighting for golf's prestigious PGA Championship at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, enters the final two rounds today and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. (7)(3)(10)(42). If possible, according to ABC, four-time PGA champ Jack Nicklaus will make an appearance in the broadcast booth on both telecasts alongside announcers Jim McKay, Jack Whitaker and Dave Marr.
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