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Master of the Moments
ALAN SHIPNUCK
April 16, 2007
Overcoming brutal course conditions, harsh weather and the game's preeminent player, Zach Johnson emerged as the unlikely winner of the Masters with a magnificent final round
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April 16, 2007

Master Of The Moments

Overcoming brutal course conditions, harsh weather and the game's preeminent player, Zach Johnson emerged as the unlikely winner of the Masters with a magnificent final round

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Eventually Payne came by to collect the new Masters champ for the traditional dinner with the Augusta National membership. In front of some of the richest and most powerful men in the country, Payne would welcome Johnson into the "heart and soul of our club." But before he headed out for the most momentous dinner of his life, Cedar Rapids' hometown hero had a final request for the folks he was leaving behind in Butler Cabin. Alluding to his RV parked across Washington Road--the Johnsons' preferred mode of transport when traveling on the Tour--the man in the spiffy green jacket pleaded, "Can someone please go and let the dog out? I'm sure he's really got to go pee by now. I'd do it myself, but I have somewhere else to be."

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