GREEN JACKET WORTHY
Five memorable moments in the history of the Masters Tournament, which will tee off for the 80th time on Thursday.
Sarazen’s 4-wood: In the final round of the tournament in which the nines were reversed for the first time, Gene Sarazen holed a 235-yard 4-wood for an albatross at the par-five 15th hole to tie Craig Wood, whom he then beat by five strokes in an ensuing 36hole playoff.
A tradition like no other: The same year the Par 3 course was built and the Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan bridges were dedicated, Arnold Palmer won his first of four Masters and the phrase “Amen Corner” was coined by Herbert Warren Wind.
Olden bear: At age 46, with his son Jackie carrying his clubs, Nicklaus won his sixth green jacket and 18th and final major, becoming the oldest Masters champion. He shot 6-under-par 30 on the back nine for a 65 and a onestroke victory over Tom Kite and Greg Norman.
He jumped the shark: Norman, who had tied the course record of 63 on Thursday, took a six-stroke lead into the final round but collapsed with a hard-to-watch 78, and Nick Faldo’s 67 turned a six-shot deficit into a five-stroke victory, for his third green jacket.
Hello, world: Tiger Woods, 21, became the youngest Masters winner ever, with the lowest score (270) and by the largest margin, 12 strokes over Tom Kite. It was his first of 14 major championships.