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LASTSHOT B I N G C R O S B Y A N D B O B H O P E B ing Crosby's most famous golfing buddy, Bob Hope, was so busy making films in the late 1940s that he could not fit the Bing Crosby Pro-Am Golf Championship, known as "The Crosby," into his schedule until 1951. Crosby decided he'd better catch the appearance on film while he could. But not to worr y, Hope became a regular in the tournament for decades, and nearly won it in 1952, when Hope and his professional par tner Jimmy Demaret (who won as a pro) finished one-stroke back in the team competition. Hope, always ready to steal a great line from his on-screen par tner, star ted his own pro-am in the deser t, patterned on Bing's tour de force. — Neal Hotelling 224 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 6 Photo: Julian P. Graham, 1951/Pebble Beach Company Lagorio Archives

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