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FYI: In 1950, the Old Course played to a par of 73. It had 13 par-4 holes, three par-5s and two par-3s and measured 6,883 yards.

FYI, Part 2: Also competing in that British Amateur were Francis Ouimet, legendary winner of 1913 U.S. Open as a 20-year-old amateur, and Herbert Warren Wind, esteemed golf writer for the New Yorker.

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News item: According to the New York Daily News, Viagra has been used by a growing number of major leaguers - including Roger Clemens - as a performance enhancer.

Comment: Giving new meaning to the expression “high hard one.”

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I hope no one objects to the word “growing” in the previous item.

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Something just dawned on me. In Clemens’ case, the “E” in ERA might not stand for “earned.”

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Let’s face it, pitchers would apply Preparation H to their throwing arms if it would add 3 mph to their fastballs.

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Surprisingly, Viagra and Cialis have yet to be added to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of banned drugs, and they’re expected to show up at this summer’s Olympics.

(Insert your own pole vault joke here.)

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