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Nicklaus shows Masters poise

Updated: April 3, 2003, 1:52 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

April 7, 1963

At 23, Jack Nicklaus shows the poise of a master. With two bogies in the first 12 holes, Nicklaus falls out of the Masters lead on the final round, but he steadies himself with two birdies on the next four holes and then, knowing he needs to just par the final two holes to win the tournament, he gets them.

Nicklaus shoots an even-par 72 to finish at two-under 286, one stroke better than "Champagne Tony" Lema, who birdies the 18th. Two strokes behind at 288 are ...

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