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JACK VERSUS PHIL
FARRELL EVANS
April 04, 2011
Yes it's a cliché, but it's also the truth: Many times the Masters truly starts at the 10th tee on Sunday. So which Masters winner has had the best back nine ever? In an attempt to answer that question, we've dissected two of the finest closing efforts by a champion—the mythic dash by 46-year-old Jack Nicklaus to his record 18th and last major championship, in 1986, and the sizzling comeback by Phil Mickelson for his first major title, on a newly lengthened Augusta National course, in 2004.
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April 04, 2011

Jack Versus Phil

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Tee moved back 35 yards; green modified to create back-left pin position

PHIL

1 Driver, 298 yards, left side of fairway

2 Pitching wedge, 146 yards, just left

3 Six-inch birdie putt

15th

Par-5 (Firethorn)

NICKLAUS

ONE-PUTT

JACK

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