Arnold Palmer's memories of Baltimore date back to Mount Pleasant Golf Course and an ugly opening drive that might still be bouncing somewhere along Hillen Road.
This was in 1956 at the Eastern Invitational Tournament, which he would go on to win after that rocky start.
But let him tell it.
"I was playing with Doug Ford," he recalled in a phone conversation this week from his home in Latrobe, Pa. "I was tired, I'd been playing in a lot of tournaments and I rushed up to the (first) tee. I hit my drive and pull-hooked it out of bounds on the road.
"I was a little disgusted and I said: 'I think I'll withdraw.' And Doug said: 'Aw, come on, you...