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That final shot from Rafa Echenique was almost the “shot heard around the world,” wasn’t it? If he had won, or even gone into a playoff and then won because of that shot, I certainly would have voted for that shot compared to Gene Sarazen’s legendary albatross at the US Open in 1922.

One story I have heard is that on that day, Sarazen was playing with Walter Hagen, and he was deciding which club to use, whether it was worth taking on the green or play it safe, when Hagen shouted from across the fairway, asking him to hurry up because he had a big date after the round. Sarazen obliged, with a shot onto the green which went right into the cup.

As history would have it, Sarazen went on to win the Open and that was that. Even though the BMW International Open, might not have been quite a Major, but the way Rafa Echenique went about his business, he surely could have booked himself a spot in the history books, but for Dougherty’s three birdie on the run on the back-nine.
07/06/09 @ 10:24
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