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Charlie Sifford, now 75, was the Jackie Robinson of golf

...around the 18th green at Wethersfield Country Club. Technically, it is only a 4-foot putt for par. But it is the final stroke of a searing 64 - the final step of a 45-year odyssey. And around the cigar-clenched teeth of Charlie Sifford...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/21/oth_211683.shtml
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Bradley wins Bridgestone Invitational

...performance by Bradley, who shot 31 on the back and came up with one clutch putt after another. None was bigger than the final stroke of his 6-under-par 64. After blasting out of a plugged lie in the bunker, he poured in a 15-foot putt for par...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2012-08-05/bradley-wins-bridgestone-inv
Bradley wins Bridgestone Invitational

...force a playoff, he won the Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday with a par.Bradley closed with a 6-under 64 and the final stroke was the most important <0x2014> a 15-foot putt to save par from a plugged lie in the bunker.Jim Furyk...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2012-08-05/bradley-wins-bridgestone-inv
Poulter routs Garcia to reach Match Play final

...to return first thing in the morning to see who gets to face Poulter and a chance at the $1.4 million prize.The final stroke of a long day belonged to Villegas, a 28-year-old Colombian, who had a 3-foot par putt on the 14th hole to win...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2010-02-20/poulter-routs-garcia-reach-m
Golf | Sports
Overlooked no more, Kerr wins U.S. Open

...come get her. Ochoa didn't come close, losing hope with another pulled tee shot that cost her a bogey. Kerr's final stroke of a 23-hole Sunday was a tap-in for par that gave her a 70. Stoic with every step down the fairway, she finally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/02/gol_134386.shtml
Golf
Better than ever

...on Saturday to take the lead, and one of the biggest putts of his career when he holed a 12-foot birdie with the final stroke of regulation to force the playoff. Then came a playoff in which he built a three-shot lead with eight holes to play...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/17/gol_462445.shtml
Golf
Sound Bites: Box Set Reviews

...climax of the mix and perhaps the entire set is the concluding tussle between "Beat Connection" and "Yeah." In a final stroke of mixing genius, the DJs decide to splice them together before giving way to "Yeah's" show-stopping, serrated-synth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/24/mus_435397.shtml
Music
A surprise winner at British Open

...weekend," he said. "Obviously, I did that and went out there and probably played the best weekend of my life." The final stroke was an 8-foot par putt on the 18th, and only after Curtis walked off the green did he realize that Bjorn was in trouble...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/21/gol_381737.shtml
Golf
Baseball notes - Toronto's Ash learned well

...it," Ash said. "Then, all of a sudden, you sit back and say, `Holy Moley! That's not too bad."' Ash's final stroke was the trade of declining first baseman John Olerud to the New York Mets for pitcher Robert Person. Though Ash agreed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/06/bra_202171.shtml
Braves
'Rings' fans sing praises of trilogy's final installment

...with the "The Fellowship of the Ring" in 2001. "The Two Towers" followed in 2002. Moviegoers said Jackson's final stroke was well worth the wait, enrapturing even seat-weary fans, many of whom showed up dressed as their favorite characters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/18/ent_392728.shtml
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