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TRUE BRIT
Rick Reilly
April 16, 1990
With a gritty run in the homestretch that began with this bunker shot at the 12th, England's Nick Faldo overtook Raymond Floyd, forced a playoff and won his second consecutive Masters
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April 16, 1990

True Brit

With a gritty run in the homestretch that began with this bunker shot at the 12th, England's Nick Faldo overtook Raymond Floyd, forced a playoff and won his second consecutive Masters

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As for Floyd, nothing was left but the hurt. "This would've meant so much to me, you can't imagine," he said, trying to keep his eyes dry and his voice clear. "To be the oldest, to win another major. Nothing has ever affected me like this. At this stage of my life, how many chances are you gonna have? If you're 25 and you lose one, you still believe in yourself, you still believe you're going to get a lot more chances."

There is a useful lesson in all this. Forget the par-3 tournament. Win the par-5 tournament.

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