Most Dramatic Masters Ever?

Which year gets your vote? A new book points to the 39th Annual Masters as a viable candidate. That’s when Johnny Miller posted a 65 and 66 in the last two rounds and came in second. Tom Weiskopf entered the final round with a one-stroke lead and shot a 70 to finish tied with Miller. And Jack Nicklaus bounced back from a third round 73 to close with a 68 to win his fifth Masters. The drama is captured in The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller and Tom Weiskopf and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta by Gil Capps. Bolstering the book’s premise is veteran golf writer Dan Jenkins, who described that tournament for Sports Illustrated. “There was something about the 1975 Masters that was cinematic from the beginning. The setup was perfect, all of the world's best golfers coming into the thing primed, poised, inspired, eager. And sure enough, it began to unfold toward what promised to be a historic climax, one way or another. But no one could possibly have imagined that in the final hours, it would become so excruciatingly exciting and monumentally meaningful in terms of the characters involved.”




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