With Gary Player in the clubhouse leading by a stroke, Hubert Green stood over a simple three-foot putt on 18 that would have forced a playoff. But a radio announcer broke his concentration, forcing Green to step away. When he finally took the shot, he pushed it right. “Only an amateur would have been put off by the interruption,” said Green, a Hall of Famer who won two majors. “Or try to make excuses about it.” He returned to the green after the tournament, at sundown, to stroke the putt again and again, trying to determine what went wrong.
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