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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 140 - The Masters
T HE three-man playoff in 1987 featured two golfing superstars in Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman as well as one relative unknown – Augusta native Larry Mize. Seve bowed out at the first extra hole and when Mize blocked his second shot well wide of the 11th green it appeared Norman would win his first Masters. It wasn’t to be as Mize hit the perfect sand wedge chip and run from 140 feet and it disappeared into the hole to steal victory from the Shark. MIZE STUNS SHARK, 1987 5 H EADING into the 1986 Masters, Jack Nicklaus had not finished higher than 39th in his previous seven tournaments. Greg Norman was leading the field and the 46-year-old Golden Bear was only four shots behind – but then the magic began. Nicklaus birdied 10, 11 and 13. He made an amazing eagle at 15 and almost holed his tee shot on 16 as the Augusta crowd roared like never before. When Seve Ballesteros found water on 15 and Norman also dropped a shot, Nicklaus was left in front and he claimed a record sixth green jacket. GOLDEN BEAR COMES OUT OF HIBERNATION, 1986 2 T IGER Woods arrived at Augusta in 1997, ready to contest his first major championship as a professional. He left as the Masters champion, having re-written the record books. He played his opening nine holes in 40. It was all upwards from there. He fired a back nine 30 and followed with scores of 66 and 65 to take a nine-stroke lead into the final round. He went on to win by 12 shots. He established new Masters records for margin of victory and low aggregate (270). He was, at 21 years 104 days, the youngest-ever Masters champion. TIGER CUB COMES OF AGE, 1997 4 G REG Norman had yet another chance to win the Masters in 1996, taking a six-stroke lead into the final day. After six holes his partner Nick Faldo had only made up one stroke. But Norman's lead started to dwindle and it had disappeared altogether when he three-putted the 11th hole. Norman was gone and Faldo swept into the lead and finished five ahead of the Shark to collect his third green jacket. NORMAN’S SELF-DESTRUCTION, 1996 3
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