Ed Sneed: The One That Got Away
The history of golf is full of heartbreaking losses. There's the aging hero whose crowning glory turns tragic. And there's the unheralded Everyman who for one week is touched by magic, only to have it run out at the bitter end. The first kind is more epic, its pain somewhat be eased by a career of triumph. The second is more poignant, the aftermath haunted by the main chance lost. It's why for many, the saddest heartbreaker ever remains Ed Sneed's, 40 years ago at the 1979 Masters.