“I’m in the corporate world. I hear some of the stuff, that corporations get treated certain ways at the PGA Tour, and it just kills me,” Norman said. “I always taught myself, as you go up that ladder, when you start coming down, you’re going to go past the same people you squashed going up.
“That was part of my mandate within myself, treat everybody (well) going up, because you want to be treated the same coming down.”
Hogan versus Carnoustie mimicked Sir Edmund Hillary versus Mount Everest, a win-or-die sportsman against a natural enemy that could just about kill you. Hogan conquered Carnoustie, because it was there. The swelling crowds and the British press loved everything about him, from his impeccable wool and cashmere clothing to the fire beneath the ice of his personality. Hogan further endeared himself by slipping on a gray tweed jacket—and removing his hat—to accept the Claret Jug. CURT SAMPSON