1) The Masters begins on Thursday, a lot less than 5 months on from the 2020 version, delayed by Covid-19. Here’s a movie on the 1997 opposition, when Tiger Woods won by 12 strokes. Much more Augusta reminiscences: the story of Gene Sarazen’s double eagle in 1935, “the shot read close to the world” Larry Mize talking us as a result of 1987’s well known chip-and-operate (here’s the shot itself). In 1986, Jack Nicklaus surged via an all-star area to claim his 18th major. Back in 1971, Nicklaus was crushed to the inexperienced jacket by Charles Coody – his final PGA Tour victory.
2) The Grand National returns this weekend following a two-year crack (whilst there was a virtual race in 2020). Here’s Jenny Pitman’s Corbiere successful in 1983, the initial time a feminine coach gained the Aintree basic. Mr Frisk took the 1990 edition in the quickest-ever time, although Esha Ness ‘won’ the race that wasn’t in 1993 (with bonus news report).
4) This weekend, Newcastle stop by Burnley in a fixture most famed for Malcolm Macdonald’s finest hour-and-a-50 percent in the 1974 FA Cup semi-ultimate. In this article are his targets that working day, in addition yet another amazing brace in a fifth-round thriller from Bolton in 1976 (with a bonus header from Sam Allardyce).
5) On this working day in 1963, the previous England captain Alec Stewart was born. Right here he is providing Arjuna Ranatunga a piece of his intellect, building a century in his 100th Exam match and bowling a bouncer. Happy birthday also to boxer Gennady Golovkin, racing driver Mark Blundell and John McGinlay, former Bolton aim-getter and occasional goalkeeper.
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