Els hopes for a big '05 comeback
Last year's British Open playoff featured the only type of extreme golf recognized by the R&A: a four-hole duel between low-ball grinder Todd Hamilton, a PGA Tour rookie after seven failed attempts at Q School, and Ernie Els, a three-time major champion whose immense size registers both physically and competitively.
If not polar opposites, the two men made
for a striking dichotomy as they returned to Royal Troon's first tee to
resolve possession of the claret jug. Hamilton had spent 11 ...
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