19 MAY 1923, Page 3

The Amateur Golf Championship at Deal ended on Saturday in

the victory of Mr. Roger Wethered, who beat Mr. Robert Harris in the final by seven up and six to play. Both in this final match, and in the previous one against Mr. F. Ouimet, Mr. Wethered seems alto- gether to have outclassed his opponents—and himself— and it was no easy task to do this. The Times corre- spondent remarked : " No championship was ever won by a more brilliant or more convincing display." A performance such as Mr. Wethered's is an adequate -retort to the jibe that golf is a. game for old men. Both Mr. Tolley, who was temporarily eclipsed, if not by the greater presence, at least by the greater skill of his opponent, and Mr. Wethered are recent Oxford products.