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Gary Van Sickle
June 10, 2013
Here are six players who woulda, coulda, shoulda shot 62 (or lower) in a major
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June 10, 2013

Close Calls

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Here are six players who woulda, coulda, shoulda shot 62 (or lower) in a major

MARK HAYES

1977 BRITISH OPEN (TURNBERRY) SECOND ROUND

In short Needed only 23 putts in his second round, using a cross-handed grip.

What if He hadn't found a fairway bunker at the 18th, which led to a final-hole bogey.

Worth repeating "Mark Hayes had shattered Britain with a 63, and Amana had not sent a poet with him to Turnberry."—Dan Jenkins, writing in SI on Hayes's sponsor and his inability to match the moment with a good quote

JACK NICKLAUS

1980 U.S. OPEN (BALTUSROL) FIRST ROUND

In short Made eight birdies after an opening-hole bogey.

What if He hadn't missed a three-foot birdie putt at the last.

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