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Thirty years ago he was held hostage at Augusta. He wants to complete his round.

Originally Published: October 18, 2013
By Chris Jones | ESPN The Magazine

I SHOULD HAVE BEEN GOLFING," Lanny Wiles says before he launches into what he calls "the Augusta story" in his North Carolina drawl. Thirty years ago this month -- on Oct. 22, 1983 -- Wiles was taken hostage inside the pro shop at famed Augusta National. His boss, President Ronald Reagan, was playing the 16th hole at the time, part of a high-powered foursome. The then-30-year-old Wiles, an advance man responsible for making sure presidential travel ran smoothly, was supposed to ...

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