Top Ten Sports miracles 06

Top Ten Sports miracles 06

6. Jack Nicklaus Masters the Masters

He was the Golden Bear approaching winter. At 46 years old, Jack Nicklaus was perhaps the greatest golfer in the game's history . . . but an afterthought at the 1986 Masters. He hadn't won a major tournament in six years and had won only a handful in the previous eight. One major newspaper declared him "done, washed up, through." Then came the last nine holes late on Sunday afternoon at Augusta: birdie, birdie, one bogey mistake, birdie, par, eagle, birdie, birdie, par. Sportswriters left their tents to join everyone else vying for a glimpse at a miracle. The Bear's rivals stumbled. He shot a 30 on the back nine at Augusta, and 65 for the day. In one impossible afternoon, Nicklaus proved age was relative and anything was possible.


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