When safe turned scary

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Play Your Best -

Back in 1985, I was play­ing the fi­nal hole of the Do­ral-Eastern Open in a group with Mark McCum­ber ( left), who had a two-stroke lead. McCum­ber pur­posely drove his ball 45 me­tres right, pro­tect­ing against the wa­ter. But for a cou­ple of min­utes, panic set in, as some fans and a TV cam­era­man said his ball had lodged in a tree. Soon McCum­ber’s ball was found in the rough. He played out to the fair­way, then wedged on and two-putted for a bo­gey and a one-stroke victory over Tom Kite.

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