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Jacklin fondly recalls the '69 Cup

Updated: February 21, 2014, 8:34 PM ET
By Bob Harig | Special to ESPN.com

Time provides perspective, but Jack Nicklaus didn't need 35 years to ponder the ramifications of his decision.

In an instant, Nicklaus took his ball out of the hole at the 1969 Ryder Cup, then picked up Tony Jacklin's marker, conceding a putt that is still talked about today.

That allowed the two major champions to tie the final match at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England, meaning the Ryder Cup would end in a 16-16 tie, the first draw in Ryder Cup history.

Nicklaus ...

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