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Old 07-28-2017, 04:38 PM
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Watson needed a par 4 to win at Turnberry in 2009 and made a bogey 5.

Michelson had the US Open at Winged Foot won but made a 6 on 18 to hand it to Geoff Ogilvy. That was painful.

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Old 07-28-2017, 04:59 PM
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Watson needed a par 4 to win at Turnberry in 2009 and made a bogey 5.

Michelson had the US Open at Winged Foot won but made a 6 on 18 to hand it to Geoff Ogilvy. That was painful.
Watson had a very makeable birdie putt, and a relatively easy comebacker for par, either of which would have given him perhaps the most remarkable golf victory of all time, a major at age 59. It's almost unfathomable that he was where he was. But in the end, he could not defeat time, just make it stand still for a little while I guess.
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Watson had a very makeable birdie putt, and a relatively easy comebacker for par, either of which would have given him perhaps the most remarkable golf victory of all time, a major at age 59. It's almost unfathomable that he was where he was. But in the end, he could not defeat time, just make it stand still for a little while I guess.
It would have been awesome had he won. His second shot on 18 was struck perfectly, and according to many (including Tom) landed about one yard too far or it would have ended up right next to the flag - easy two putt par for the win. Instead it just had a little too much roll and rolled just off the slope at the back of the green, making it a difficult up and down that unfortunately he couldn't pull off.
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I could be wrong but I don't recall it being a particularly difficult up and down, except perhaps for the circumstances. But even so it was a remarkable and mind-boggling thing, at age 59 -- an absurd 32 years after the duel in the sun with Nicklaus -- he had absolutely no business putting to win the British Open. Nicklaus had finished 5th in the 1998 (?) Masters at age 56 and that was pretty amazing too, although I don't recall him being in serious contention to win it on the back nine.
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