Play It Again, Sam (& Co.)

Yesterday I posted a photo on Twitter that seemed of¬†interest to many people, though admittedly fewer than were drawn to Mrs. Kanye’s latest overexposed selfie.

It was a handwritten fax I had received from the great Sam Snead. That it was a fax dates the document almost as much as the identify of its author. Snead died May 23, 2002, four days shy of his 90th birthday.

The single page‚ÄĒsent at 6:34 P.M. on July 14, 2000‚ÄĒrecounts the eight strokes Snead took¬†on the last hole to lose¬†the 1939 United States Open at Philadelphia Country Club.¬†Sixty-one years had passed and the wound was no less fresh.

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