Golf – 1986 – The Masters Final Round – Ben Wright Interviews Greg Norman + Ben Crenshaw Makes Bird

In 1986, golfer Greg Norman’s 11 worldwide victories that year included four wins in Australia and two regular PGA Tour events….at the Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational…..and the Kemper Open (for the second time)….but 1986 is remembered for the Norman Slam or the Saturday Slam.….when Norman held the lead for all four majors through 54 holes. This meant he played in the final group for every major and had perhaps the best chance in history of winning the single season Grand Slam…. however, the only major victory Norman earned that year was in the 1986 British Open Championship at Turnberry…..cuz at the 1986 Masters, Norman began the final round with a one stroke lead….which he maintained until he double-bogeyed the 10th on the final day…..then after making four consecutive birdies on holes 14 to 17…..The Shark was tied with The Golden Bear going to the 18th….and that is when Greg Norman missed a par putt on the 18th that would have sent he and Nicklaus into a sudden death playoff.

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