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Big leads can disappear fast on big stages

...Norman, who will be the network's golf analyst, famously lost a six-shot lead in the final round of the 1996 Masters Tournament.Ten years earlier, he lost a four-shot lead in the PGA Championship at Inverness.Martin Kaymer still...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-06-14/big-leads-can-disappear-fast
Bottom line

...the lead at the British Open this past weekend -- because we've seen matches like this before. Fans recall the 1996 Masters Tournament, and how Norman roared to a similar 54-hole lead, only to collapse and fall victim to a brilliant shooting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/22/edi_466542.shtml
Editorials
Closing out tournaments was never Norman's forte

...Frankly, I don't see how. The last time Norman slept on a lead heading into the final round of a major was the 1996 Masters Tournament, and everybody knows how that turned out. He had a seemingly insurmountable lead of six strokes over Nick...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/20/gol_466393.shtml
Golf
Norman, 53, storms into unlikely lead

SOUTHPORT, England --- Greg Norman has another chance to win a major. This time, he might have nothing to lose.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/20/gol_466400.shtml
Golf
Norman is 1 shot off Choi's lead

...International. He hasn't been this close to the lead at the halfway point of a major since he was leading the 1996 Masters Tournament. Duval knows that feeling. His last victory was the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan at the end of 2001, the year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/19/gol_466300.shtml
Golf
New face takes charge of Regions Cup field

...today is sure thing, Ackerman said. "I've seen Greg Norman blow it with six," he said, referring to the 1996 Masters Tournament. "It is nice. I'm going to go out and try to hit some good shots. I'm going to enjoy the day." Ackerman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/25/gol_86661.shtml
Golf
For once, Tiger didn't have it

...40. Nicklaus played in 39 consecutive major weekends. Woods had made every cut in a major since failing at the 1996 Masters Tournament - his last as an amateur. Woods' father, Earl, never saw him miss a major cut as a pro. The rest of us...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/17/mic_85718.shtml
Scott Michaux
Howell endears self with calm, cool demeanor

...bad luck will reap longterm dividends with spectators as a sentimental favorite. Much like Greg Norman after the 1996 Masters Tournament collapse or Phil Mickelson after his first 47 majors. "I'll take every bit of fan support I can get...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/30/mic_441341.shtml
Scott Michaux
Overtime

...67-71-75-213 to be the medalist by a shot. - Greg Norman had a tough time beating Nick Faldo in the majors, including the 1996 Masters Tournament. Now the Shark will get him as a partner. Norman and Faldo will be one of 12 teams competing in the Merrill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/11/oth_100054.shtml
Other sports
In the end, which will we remember Woods for most?

...Tiger Woods, even if he was looking at the wrong place. Nicklaus cranked up the hype about Woods on the eve of the 1996 Masters Tournament, after he and Arnold Palmer played a practice round with the 20-year-old amateur. Nicklaus called him...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/25/gol_90156.shtml
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