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Golf Australia Express : Issue 13
DREAM THE IF ONLY YOU COULD... 1. While making a charge at the 1978 British Open, Arnold Palmer blocked his drive out-of-bounds on to the grounds of the Old Course Hotel. The American wound up carding a triple- bogey seven. 2. Standing on the 17th tee at the 1984 Open tied for the lead, American Tom Watson looked a good chance to win the claret jug. But when his 2-iron approach overshot the green, Watson was forced to play his third with his back literally against the wall. A bogey opened the door for eventual winner Seve Ballesteros. 3. Italian Costantino Rocca met American John Daly in a playoff at the 1995 Open. But Rocca’s chances ended at the Road Hole bunker, where he needed three tries to escape before carding a seven. 4. In 2000, American David Duval [pictured] did one better—or worse. Trying to stop compatriot T iger Woods from securing a runaway win, Duval came unstuck at the Road Hole, needing four swings to get out of its infamous greenside bunker. 5. And then there’s poor Tommy Nakajima. During the third round of the 1978 Open, the Japanese golfer came to the 17th hole 4-under for the day and tied for the lead. But after reaching the green in two, his long birdie putt veered offline and trundled into the bunker. He had no pot luck as shots four, five, six and seven were played from the bunker and when the sandstorm finally cleared, Nakajima signed for a quintuple-bogey nine. He finished 17th all thanks to the 17th. The Road Hole has been at the heart of many British Open heartbreaks. Here are five notable disasters at the Old Course’s penultimate hole: