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August 25, 2013

North’s Johnson chasing history



Though often played at private clubs, there’s no more democratic sport. Put the ball in the hole faster than everybody else and you win. It doesn’t matter what you look like, where you’re from or who you know.

The game produces all kinds of wonderful surprises and no flukes.

So Johnson will tee off today looking to become the youngest victor in the 103-year history of the state’s most important golf tournament.

The last question to him Saturday was if he’d like a gallery watching today.

“It depends,” he said, “It depends on who’s in the gallery.”

What if it was his friends, his classmates.

“Yeah,” he said.

He goes off at 10:10 this morning.

Clay Horning

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