Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Golden Bear's Magic 25 Years Later

The Masters begins it's opening round tomorrow in Augusta, Georgia.  This years marks the 25th anniversary when Jack Nicklaus shot a 30 on the back nine to win by one stroke with a 7-under par, 65.

To shoot a 30 on the back nine anywhere is amazing.  To do it at age 46 in major championship is legendary.  When you look at the 75 years at Augusta, most of the champions come from the late 20's through mid 30's.

I was on my way back to Villanova on that Sunday and missed most of Nicklaus' performance but caught the tail end in the student union building.  Although now at my current age of 45, I don't feel old at all.  Nicklaus played even golf through 8 holes that day. Then on hold number 9 caught fire.  His only hick up was the par-3, 12th hole which he bogeyed.

Could we have someone over 46 win again???  This year's field of contenders include Couples, Love, Singh and O'Meara.  As the Masters proves, time isn't on your side.

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