BRISBANE, Australia —
The victory drew plenty of chatter on talk radio, callers looking to place this moment in the hierarchy of Australian sports: the America’s Cup victory in 1983 that ended a 132-year American victory streak in the historic sailing event; Cathy Freeman’s win in the 400 meters at the Sydney Olympics; Pat Cash’s unexpected win at Wimbledon in 1987.
Newton has no illusions about the importance of this one.
“I was so pleased when the putt went in,” Newton said. “I thought the way he won it would put a few demons to bed.”
AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson contributed to this story from Augusta, Ga.
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