Memories of The Masters

ESPN columnist Bob Harig has a collection of the Masters memories of past Champions, including Sandy Lyle, Ben Crenshaw, Bernhard Langer, Mark O’Meara, Gary Player, Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Ian Woosnam and Fuzzy Zoeller. It’s a nice collection because—aside from Player and Watson—these are not the ones typically interviewed about Augusta.

Stadler’s comments:

Craig Stadler led by six shots with nine holes to play in 1992, but fell into a tie with Dan Pohl, forcing a sudden-death playoff, which Stadler won with a par at the 10th hole, the first extra hole.

“Three-putting 18 stands out, if you really want to know. To fall back into the playoff. I hit two good shots to about 40 feet with a 4-iron. I thought I hit a pretty good first putt and left it 8 feet short. And hit a good second putt. So there you go. We went right to the playoff. Unfortunately, he returned the favor by three-putting 10. It worked out. Obviously, it would have been nice to stand there on 18 with my arms up after having made the putt. But that’s OK. I haven’t lost sleep over it.”

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