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JACK FELL DOWN AND LOST HIS CROWN
Dan Jenkins
April 16, 1973
When Nicklaus shot an unregal 77 to open the gates to the working class, that familiar runner-up, Tommy Aaron, shrugged off his bridesmaid costume and stepped into the green jacket of a Masters champion
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April 16, 1973

Jack Fell Down And Lost His Crown

When Nicklaus shot an unregal 77 to open the gates to the working class, that familiar runner-up, Tommy Aaron, shrugged off his bridesmaid costume and stepped into the green jacket of a Masters champion

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Well, that finally clinched it. Jack couldn't win now. Could he? He was eight strokes and 14 players behind with only one round left.

Perhaps at this point the green jacket should have been draped on a pine tree of the 7th hole where Nicklaus made a double bogey on Friday or tossed into the pond at the 15th where he made his triple bogey on Sunday.

Anyhow, the other fellows were grateful. That was a nice gesture, Jack, giving the Masters back to the working classes—for a while.

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