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1988 Sandy Lyle wins the 52nd Masters Tournament with a birdie at the 72nd hole to beat Mark Calcavecchia by one shot and become the first British player to win The Masters. Leading after 36 and 54 holes, Lyle temporarily lost the lead on the back nine, but came to the 18th tied with Calcavecchia. His adrenaline-fuelled drive went further than expected and landed in the first of the two bunkers in the left of the fairway, on an upslope, but close to the lip. Picking a perfect 7-iron off the sand to clear both the lip and the second bunker ahead of him, he found the upper tier of the green, and the ball rolled back to about 12 feet, but still above the hole. After holing the putt, Lyle famously danced a rather ungainly jig with his putter held aloft. It was his second and final major title following the 1985 Open Championship, and marked the beginning of four years British dominance of The Masters, with Nick Faldo winning in 1989 and 1990, and Ian Woosnam in 1991.
Lyle also became the first man since Sam Snead in 1949 to win The Masters after winning the tournament the week before, which at the time was the Greater Greensboro Open (now the Wyndham Championship).

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