Doug Sanders dies at age 86

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Doug Sanders, 20-time winner of the PGA TOUR, perhaps best known for being an elegant and flamboyant dresser that earned him the nickname “fairway peacock”, died today, April 12 in Houston, of natural causes at the age of 86.

In addition to his 20 PGA TOUR titles, Sanders will be remembered for all his favorites – 20 finalists, including four performances in second place in major championships – the 1959 PGA championship, the 1961 US Open and the 1966 years. and 1970. Open championships. In total, he had 13 top 10 in the major championships without registering a victory.

At the 1970 Open Championship, Sanders passed the fourth round with Jack Nicklaus in the lead. He reached the final green, where he only had to make a 30-inch putt to win. But he missed it, one of the most famous short films in golf history. Sanders played well in the 18-hole playoffs the next day, but Nicklaus putt on the last hole to beat him.

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