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This moment is much more than a phrase uttered when triumph became imminent.
It has never been easy to beat Tiger Woods head-to-head. In 2000, it was all but impossible.
Hal Sutton thought otherwise. Perhaps it was because he had been a young phenom himself.
Although, never at Woods' level Sutton had won the PGA Tour money title at age 25. In that same year he had held off the legend Jack Nicklaus to win the PGA Championship.
Sutton had played with Woods during the first two rounds of the 2000 Nissan Open. He later claimed to have been sending Woods a message.
"One, that I could beat him, playing with him," said Sutton. "And two, that he knew that I could beat him playing with him."
Sutton was two strokes better than Woods over those rounds.
Sutton would soon take on Woods when it actually meant something. It could not have come at a better venue for Sutton.
Always an excellent ball striker, Sutton's game was ideally suited to the "target golf" concept of the TPC at Sawgrass. In 1983, he had won the Players in its second year at Sawgrass.
In contrast, Woods had never broken 70 at Sawgrass. But 2000, would see Woods kick down a number of doors.
His third round 66 ended that dubious streak it also put him one stroke behind Sutton.
Sutton was more than holding his own on Sunday before a thunderstorm cancelled play. When play resumed the next day, Woods bogeyed the 12th hole to fall four shots behind Sutton.
Charles Howell III recently beat Woods at the Accenture Match Play Championship. Afterwards he said he had been waiting for that "Tiger moment."
In 2000, those moments were plentiful.
The Players would be no exception. With a birdie at 13 and an eagle at 16 pulled Woods within a stroke.
After both players parred 17 they came to the daunting 18th hole.
Woods' approach shot missed the green.
Sutton, 179 yards out, hit a six-iron eight feet from the hole to seal the victory. While the ball was en route Sutton exclaimed, "Be the right club today!" That much is true.
Overlooked in the retelling is that viewers did not hear the comment as it was made (what viewers there were given the Monday finish). It was only heard on the replay.
Also, what Sutton actually said was, "Be the right club. Be the right club today!"
The win provided Sutton a singular distinction.
Neither Woods nor Nicklaus likely keeps a list of players to whom they have finished second behind.
If such list did exist, the only name they would have in common is, Hal Sutton.