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BEST SUNDAY EVER
ALAN SHIPNUCK
April 02, 2012
For three rounds the 2011 Masters was a one-man show, as Rory McIlroy forged a four-stroke lead. Sunday was supposed to be his star turn, but when McIlroy stumbled, the day turned into a free-for-all. Here's how the 10 protagonists remember the sweeping drama, which unfolded in five acts
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April 02, 2012

Best Sunday Ever

For three rounds the 2011 Masters was a one-man show, as Rory McIlroy forged a four-stroke lead. Sunday was supposed to be his star turn, but when McIlroy stumbled, the day turned into a free-for-all. Here's how the 10 protagonists remember the sweeping drama, which unfolded in five acts

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Schwartzel: When you're playing, you can't completely appreciate what is happening. You hear the roars and see the numbers change on the leader board, but you don't really know who is doing what. Two weeks after the Masters, I was home in South Africa, and I finally got to watch a tape of the final round and experience it like a fan. I had goose bumps the whole way through. Even though I knew what was going to happen, I was nervous! The way it played out, it didn't seem real. It seemed like a movie.

No screenwriter or playwright could dream up so many outlandish plot twists. The final round of the 2011 Masters was the best kind of reality television. It was, quite simply, one of the greatest days in golf history.

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