When safe turned scary
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.