Ed. note: This remembrance is the second in a series to highlight noteworthy Ryder Cup matches, during the week the biennial event was to be played at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.
There were a couple of things which John Paramor, the European Tour's longest-serving referee, wanted to confirm when GGP asked him to revisit “The Battle of Brookline.” The first, that there was never "a deliberate action" on the part of the Americans to distract José María Olazábal from the 30-footer he had to keep the match alive. The second, that no rules had been broken.
Members of the US team rush to Justin Leonard after he sinks a long putt on the 17th green. Photo: John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe via Getty Images
You doubt whether too many minds need to be jogged with regard to the match in question, but the scene for the incident was the 17th green of The Country Club just outside Boston, Massachusetts, where America's Justin Leonard had just holed a 45-footer for birdie. The roar it detonated may or may not have contributed to t...
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