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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 181
PLAYOFFS aren’t exactly a rare occurrence on the PGA Tour. But six-man playoffs most definitely are. It feels like forever since the words “Robert” and “Allenby” have been included in a positive news story, but Allenby was most certainly on top of the world in 2001, when he overcame shocking weather before holding off Toshi Izawa, Brandel Chamblee, Dennis Paulson, Bob Tway and Jeff Sluman to win. Incredibly, he beat all five men at the very first playoff hole. 2001 ALLENBY SPLITS IT SIX WAYS GIVEN the choice, you’d choose a 12-foot putt to win a tournament over a 45-foot putt. But Tom Watson made a mockery of that notion when he came up against Johnny Miller in a playoff in 1982. Watson calmly drained the monster attempt before watching Miller miss from little more than a quarter of that distance, handing Watson his second LA Open title. 1982 WATSON GOES LONG SEE FINAL ROUND HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 1982 LA OPEN IN THIS VIDEO. JACK Nicklaus was just another golfer when he teed it up at the 1962 tournament – his first as a professional. He finished tied for 50th that week, and cashed his first professional cheque for the princely sum of $33.33. Six months later he won his first US Open title. 1962 JACK WHO? 1992 WOODS DEBUTS SPEAKING of first-timers, in 1992 a relatively gifted newcomer made his PGA Tour debut as an amateur at the then Nissan Los Angeles Open. A dream result wasn’t to be, however, with Tiger Woods finishing at five-over and missing the cut. The Northern Trust Open remains one of the few PGA Tour events that Woods has never won. 1 2 3 4
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