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The green was ringed with onlookers, maybe 200 or 300 of them. I had never hit a golf ball in front of that many people. My chip up onto the green was miserable. I left Bill a 40-foot putt. He lagged and left the ball three feet from the cup.
A knee-knocker. A belly-burner. As I walked across that green toward the ball I said to myself, "For once, don't choke."
I walked up and knocked the ball dead in the center of the cup. Then I stepped across and shook hands with Bill.
They tell me Bill and I did some interviews after that. They tell me there was a celebration. They tell me we shook hands with a lot of well-wishers. They tell me we went to dinner. I don't know. It became a blur after that putt went in the hole. All I knew were three things:
We'd come in 108 strokes under par.
We'd raised $5,500 for the hospital.
And I'd accomplished my Just One More Time.