Quick 9: Golf's greatest comebacksMay 25, 2018 The Scoop
Alex Noren's sensational final round of 62 to win last year's BMW PGA Championship got us thinking about golf's greatest ever comebacks...
Azinger rolls back the clock
After his 1993 PGA Championship win, Paul Azinger was sadly diagnosed with cancer which signalled a 18 month break from the game. He came back and struggled for four years. That all changed in 2000 at the Sony Open when, after saying goodbye to his great friend Payne Stewart, Azinger turned back time and won the Sony Open by seven shots.
Stanley puts disappointment behind him
A week before, Kyle Stanley had lost in a play-off to Brandt Snedeker at Torrey Pines. He quickly put that behind him by shooting a final round 65 to claw back an eight shot deficit to then leader Spencer Levin. Stanley went on to beat Ben Crane by just a single shot. It is the joint third best turn around in PGA Tour history.
Nicklaus’ major swansong
People always say the Masters doesn’t start until the back nine on Sunday, and Jack Nicklaus backed that theory up in 1986. Nicklaus shot a back nine of 30 (-6) to take his overall score to 279 (-9) to win by one stroke and become the oldest player to ever win the Masters and bring up his 18th and final major title.