As noted in the New York Times Sunday, Jack Nicklaus' legendary 1986 Masters win is cast in an iconic bronze statue inside the Augusta Museum of History. His comeback win at age 46, fueled by what Golf World magazine called the "greatest final round in major championship history," is being celebrated all over again on its 25th anniversary.
But it is frozen for all time in the statue, which captures his now-signature image -- the moment on the 17th green as his birdie putt was going in and Nicklaus, as the Times' Larry Dorman put it, "bent his knees into a powerful, athletic crouch and raised the putter in his left hand aloft, like a scepter or Excalibur, as he stalked the putt."
We hope Masters patrons will visit the Augusta Museum of History, 6th and Broad Street downtown, and relive the moment for themselves, while enjoying exhibits on golf and other area history.
The museum's special Masters week hours are 10-5 Monday-Saturday and 1-5 Sunday.