13 Jul '11, 8pm

Forgotten Open Champ.

Forgotten Open Champ.

SANDWICH, ENGLAND -- The claret jug for winning the British Open is in his office, "tarnished up," with "some cobwebs on it," like the rest of Bill Rogers' old trophies. "To be ceremonial I take a little sip of something from it this time of year," the Texan said from his home in San Antonio Wednesday morning. "I won't be pouring barbecue sauce into it. Wasn't it Stewart Cink who did something like that?" It was Cink who did, indeed, use golf's most cherished chalice at a July 4th cookout last year. The replica Rogers owns is 30 years old and was won here on the moonscape at Royal St. George's. It sits beside his PGA Player of the Year Award, the result of four victories in 1981 that included the World Series of Golf. As Rogers said, "life happens in a hurry." And that's coming from a man who made every effort to slow it down by walking away from the game and the time spen...

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