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Me and the two time Masters Champ!

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The Masters is certainly America’s most prestigious golfing event, and one of the great golfers most associated with this world famous tournaments is two time winner Ben Crenshaw. The Masters is where Crenshaw tied for 19th place as a first-time amateur in 1972. It’s where he holed that impossibly sinister 60-footer for birdie at No. 10 in 1984 and won by two over Tom Watson. It’s where he beat Davis Love III by a shot in 1995 the week he and Tom Kite flew home before the tournament to carry legendary golf coach Harvey Penick’s casket to its gravesite at Memorial Park.  I’ve followed the Masters Tourney for years, so what a treat it was this week to have lunch with Ben up at Grandfather Mountain Country Club in Linville North Carolina.  He later passed me on the driving range and I hollered a challenge for him to take me on.  He said he had watched me hit a few and thought he would pass on my offer.  So was this a compliment or a nice way to say I wasn’t up to the challenge?  In any event, the Austin, Texas native is as class guy. 

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