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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