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Deja vu all over again for Roberts

Updated: October 31, 2006, 5:18 PM ET
By Bill Fields | GolfDigest.com

SONOMA, Calif. -- Loren Roberts was 12 years and about 3,000 miles removed from that 4-foot putt. That one that had been for par on the 72nd hole of the 1994 U.S. Open at Oakmont CC. If it had gone in, Roberts would have been a national champion, a late-blooming 38-year-old former assistant pro scaling the tallest mountain in golf. When it didn't, he was bound for a playoff that he would lose to Ernie Els.

"It was a terrible putt," Roberts said that day. "I'm not going to lie to you. I had ...

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