A In 1989, needing only a two-footer at the 10th hole to win his
playoff with Nick Faldo, Scott Hoch missed. Faldo birdied 11 for
B Battling Greg Norman in a playoff in 1987, Larry Mize looked
like a sure loser when he left his approach well right of the
11th green. But when his pitch rolled into the cup, it was
Norman who was devastated.
C In the second round in 1980, Tom Weiskopf hit his tee shot at
12 into Rae's Creek. From a drop area he tried four more times
with the same result before finally reaching the green and
two-putting for a 13.
D In 1985, headed for a remarkable comeback victory after an
opening 80, Curtis Strange tried to carry the pond on 15 in two
and fell short. The bogey gave the green jacket to Bernhard
E In 1935, at the second Masters, Gene Sarazen needed to play
the last four holes in three under to catch Craig Wood. When he
holed his four-wood second shot at 15, he tied Wood, then beat
him in a 36-hole playoff.
F Jack Nicklaus, battling Weiskopf and Johnny Miller in 1975,
sank a 40-foot putt for a birdie on 16, then did a victory jig.
Miller said he could see Bear tracks on the green.
G After the branches of a large tree on 17 continually stopped
his tee shots, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower suggested
that it be cut down. The proposal was rejected.
H In 1960, Ken Venturi was in the clubhouse with a one-stroke
lead when Arnold Palmer finished birdie-birdie to win. Mark
O'Meara did the same thing in '98 to edge Fred Couples and David
I On April 14, 1968, his birthday, Roberto De Vicenzo signed his
scorecard failing to see that his playing partner, Tommy Aaron,
had given him a 4, not a 3, on 17. Thus Bob Goalby won by a
stroke. "What a stupid I am," De Vicenzo said.
J On Sept. 30, 1977, 83-year-old Clifford Roberts committed
suicide on the bank of Ike's Pond.
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B/W PHOTO: HARRIS AND EWING PHOTOS (BYRNES) James Byrnes, who served as a Supreme Court justice (1941-42), lived in Aiken, S.C., just across the Savannah River from Augusta.
COLOR PHOTO: NEIL LEIFER (ELDER) In 1975, Lee Elder, having qualified by winning the Monsanto Open, became the first African-American in the Masters. He missed the cut.
B/W PHOTO: BROWN BROS. (YORK) Before he shipped out to France and became the most highly decorated American soldier in World War I, Alvin York received his basic training at Camp Gordon, in Chamblee, Ga.
B/W PHOTO: NELS ISRAELSON (BROWN) James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, claims Augusta as his adopted hometown.
COLOR ILLUSTRATION: ILLUSTRATIONS BY TIM GABOR Danny Yates, a marker, saw Jeff Maggert's double eagle at 13 in '94, and Jack Nicklaus's second eagle in three days at the 5th hole in '95.
B/W PHOTO: ACME (JACK) Before he became a successful lightweight boxer who often fought in Madison Square Garden, Beau Jack shined shoes at Augusta National.
COLOR ILLUSTRATION: ILLUSTRATIONS BY TIM GABOR The Bon Air, once Augusta's top hotel and home base for players, fans and press, fell into disrepair in the '60s and later became a nursing home.
B/W PHOTO: AP (COBB) Ty Cobb, whose lifetime batting average of .366 is the best ever, began his career in centerfield with the Augusta Tourists in 1904, but got cut after two games.
COLOR PHOTO: JACQUELINE DUVOISIN (DENT) Raised in town, Jim Dent caddied at the National. He joined the Tour in 1970, but never won a tournament or qualified for the Masters.
B/W PHOTO: U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS (SHERMAN) When Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman made his March to the Sea, his troops skirted Augusta but did no damage there.
COLOR PHOTO Tobacco Road, the 1932 novel by Erskine Caldwell, was inspired by an Augusta road.
B/W PHOTO: AP (WILSON) As a boy, Woodrow Wilson, the 28th U.S. President, lived in the manse of Augusta's First Presbyterian Church.
COLOR PHOTO: JOHN IACONO (KUCHAR) Georgia Tech can boast two of the top 24 finishers in the 1998 Masters: David Duval, class of '92, and amateur Matt Kuchar, class of '00.
COLOR ILLUSTRATION: ILLUSTRATIONS BY TIM GABOR Charles Kunkle Jr., an amateur, played his one and only Masters in 1956. His 95 on Sunday is the tournament's highest score ever.
COLOR PHOTO: JOHN D. HANLON (CRENSHAW) In 1984 Ben Crenshaw, about to go for 13 in two, laid up after thinking he saw Billy Joe Patton, who had blown the same shot in 1954, watching.
B/W PHOTO: MARK KAUFMAN (PATTON) With a hole in one at the 6th in the final round in '54, amateur Billy Joe Patton took the lead over Ben Hogan and Sam Snead. Patton faltered on the back nine and wound up third.
B/W PHOTO: ACME (JONES) Bobby Jones, a reluctant participant in the first few Masters, never broke 70 in the tournament and withdrew for good during the 1940 event.
COLOR ILLUSTRATION: ILLUSTRATIONS BY TIM GABOR On March 22, 1934, R.S. Stonehouse strode to what is now the 10th tee and hit the first shot of the first Masters. Stonehouse finished 16th.
COLOR ILLUSTRATION: ILLUSTRATIONS BY TIM GABOR In 1794, Augusta native Robert Forsyth was shot while serving court papers and became the first U.S. marshal killed in the line of duty.
COLOR PHOTO: JOHN IACONO (NORMAN) In 18 starts at Augusta, Greg Norman has led or shared the lead four times on Sunday but never won. The Shark's final-round scoring average: 72.7.
COLOR ILLUSTRATION: ILLUSTRATIONS BY TIM GABOR Two signers of the Declaration of Independence, George Walton and Lyman Hall, are buried in Augusta.
COLOR PHOTO: DAVID CANNON/ALLSPORT (AUGUSTA NATIONAL) When golf was proposed for the '96 Olympics, Augusta National offered its course as the venue. The IOC rejected the proposal.
B/W PHOTO: BROWN BROS. (LAUREL AND HARDY) Oliver Hardy, (right) who together with Stan Laurel formed the country's most successful comedy team in the '30s, was born in nearby Harlem, Ga.
PAR AND YARDAGE
HOLE PAR YARDS
1 4 410
2 5 575
3 4 350
4 3 205
5 4 435
6 3 180
7 4 365
8 5 550
9 4 430
OUT 36 3,500
HOLE PAR YARDS
10 4 485
11 4 455
12 3 155
13 5 485
14 4 405
15 5 500
16 3 170
17 4 425
18 4 405
IN 36 3,485