Talk:Doug Sanders

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1970 British Open playoff[edit]

While the PGA Tour counts Jack Nicklaus playoff victory as an official win though it wasn't considered a Tour event at the time, they didn't include the playoff in either Nicklaus or Sanders records. I did some checking. The 1963 British Open playoff participants, Bob Charles and Phil Rodgers plus Tom Watson and Jack Newton from 1975, don't have their participation in their open championship playoffs in their playoff records either.

I'll include them if I get some consensus from other golf editors.- William 18:14, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Doug Sanders' short swing[edit]

Years ago as a sports writer with the Pensacola, Florida News-Journal I got to know Doug quite well during the Tour's annual stop at the Pensacola Country Club tournament. 
He'll remember my article to Golf Magazine about him and his little dog.   

However, my reason for writing is to pass along his reasons for his abbreviated golf swing as he told to me. As a young fellow working on a golf course in (I believe Georgia) he said the management did not allow caddies to play golf, so he chose to practice his swing behind a bush which shielded him from the pro running that particular country club course. In order to not be noticed, he would tee up behind the bush and make as short a swing as possible so as not to be seen by the management.

Regards, Jim Pomeroy  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 187.154.86.112 (talk) 00:10, 12 November 2012 (UTC) 
Jim, thanks for sharing that anecdote about the origins of Doug Sanders' notoriously short swing. Does your Golf magazine article exist somewhere om the internet that we could link to it? Or do you have a file copy of the article that you could transmit as a PDF email attachment? Wikipedia's policy regarding the biographies of living persons ("BLP") requires us to source all statements about living persons. If we had a copy of your Golf magazine article that would no doubt help us flesh out the Wikipedia article. Regards. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 00:38, 12 November 2012 (UTC)