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Golf Australia Express : Issue 8
LIST THE Hubert Green is all class. In the 1978 Masters, he reached the final hole a shot behind clubhouse leader Gary Player. After a great approach to within three feet of the cup, a playoff with Player beckoned for the American. Standing over his ball, Green had to back away when he overheard radio announcer Jim Kelly say something. When he eventually took the stroke, he pushed it a little to the right and the putt slid by. Green never blamed Kelly, saying, “Only an amateur would have been put off by the interruption—or would try to make excuses about it.” Losing a major would make anyone a little green around the gills, but Hubert handled this disappointment with a level of composure rare among sports elite. His career did give him plenty of glory. He was the 1971 Rookie of the Year, held the No.3 world ranking in 1977, enjoyed 28 wins and was a three-time Ryder Cup player. In 2007, Green was elected to the World Golf Hall of fame in the veterans category. Add that major wins at the1977 US Open and 1985 PGA Championship and Green’s record is sure to be the envy of many. THE MAJOR WINNER Hubert Green