Class of 2012

 Peter Alliss

Peter Alliss

In 2011, Peter Alliss celebrated his 50th year of broadcasting the Open Championship for the BBC. Sports Illustrated noted the occasion by sitting Alliss down for an interview. The article began with a quote from Alliss’ teacher when he was but a wee 14-year-old in boarding school. She offered a harsh report: “Peter has a …

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 Dan Jenkins

Dan Jenkins

Dan Jenkins has made a career out of creating superlatives to describe the greatness of Hogan, Nelson, Palmer, Nicklaus, Watson and Mickelson. He’s made himself a legend because he’s done it perhaps better than anyone else. The admiration of his peers can be seen in the superlatives they have created for him. In a speech …

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 Sandy Lyle

Sandy Lyle

For a destination like the World Golf Hall of Fame, a glittering resume is a must. But resumes can’t tell the full story of a player’s impact. This is especially true in the case of Alexander Walter Barr Lyle, known to the golfing world as Sandy. While his resume shines with victories at the Open …

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 Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson

The ball was nestled in pine straw, just a few feet from the base of a tree. Once again, a wayward drive put Phil Mickelson in a tight spot. This time, it was the par-5 13th hole in the final round at Augusta National. Mickelson was leading by two, and caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay was …

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 Hollis Stacy

Hollis Stacy

There is a certain magic that makes a major champion. Being at the doorstep of history brings a powerful, almost unquantifiable kind of pressure. Some players respond to it, others can’t. This kind of moxie can’t be bottled or easily explained. For some, like Phil Mickelson, it is learned through hard lessons. For the rare, …

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