doug sanders

On this day, In 1970 Doug Sanders gets a win of sweet redemption at the Bahamas Island Open Classic

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After heartbreak at St. Andrews, Doug Sanders finally got redemption in the Bahamas

The 1970 British Open and the 1970 Bahamas Island Classic…Two different climates, two different results.  The 1970 Open Championship will always be synonymous with Doug Sanders name.  After a heartbreaking loss in any regard, its near impossible to bounce back from defeat.  Defeated indeed was Sanders at the 1970 Open Championship missing a 3 foot putt for the win.  Although maybe he beat himself, its never unnerving having Jack Nicklaus charging at your back.  He says this quote when asked about the putt,”(Walter)Hagen said that no-one remembers who finished second. But they still ask me if I ever think about that putt I missed to win the 1970 Open at St. Andrews. I tell them that some times it doesn’t cross my mind for a full five minutes.” (see missed putt below)