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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 140 - The Masters
G AY Brewer suffered the disappointment of throwing a Masters win away in 1966 when he three-putted the final hole to drop back into a play-off that was eventually won by Jack Nicklaus. A less a player would have disappeared into obscurity but Brewer returned to Augusta the following year and where his putter failed him before, it ran hot on Sunday afternoon. Brewer had ten one-putt greens in the final round and won by three strokes. BREWER’S BOUNCE BACK, 1967 25 N O LEFT-HANDED golfer had ever won the Masters before Mike Weir donned the green jacket in 2003. He fired a bogey-free 68 in the final round, which saw him tie the fast-finishing Len Mattiace (65) at the top of the leaderboard. Weir won the play-off with a bogey at the first sudden-death hole, becoming the first Canadian to win a major championship. FIRST ‘LEFTY’ CHAMPION, 2003 24 D ISTRACTED after dropping a shot at the last hole, Argentina’s Roberto de Vicenzo signed for the wrong score after his playing partner, Tommy Aaron, wrote a four for the previous hole instead of de Vicenzo's birdie three. The mistake cost de Vicenzo a shot, along with a playoff spot with Bob Goalby. "What a stupid I am," lamented the distraught de Vicenzo, who was celebrating his 45th birthday. DE VICENZO’S SCORECARD SLIP, 1968 I N 1999, Jose Maria Olazabal completed an amazing comeback victory. Two years earlier his career was as good as done after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis that reduced his mobility by the day and eventually had the Spaniard bedridden. A German doctor, Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, suggested it could be more to do with his back than his feet. Olazabal went on to win his second Masters and paid tribute to the doctor in his green jacket ceremony speech. JOSE'S COMEBACK VICTORY, 1999 23 22 Relive the moment in the video above.
OTG Express 139
OTG Express 141 - Masters Wrap