Legacy is a vile word in some sports media circles. It has become a catch-all when there’s nothing else to talk about and so often misused that it hardly means anything anymore. However, at a place like Augusta National Golf Club and at an event like the Masters, the word still carries a lot of weight.

Winning a green jacket is a big deal, maybe the biggest deal in all of professional golf. And there are some golfers who could use it more than others in terms of the way we think about their legacies. Not all of those golfers are ones you would expect. For example, if I said that it’s far more important for Rickie Fowler to win a Masters than Tiger Woods winning another one for their respective legacies, you might balk at that. But to me, Woods could win the next 10 Masters and it would not change that he’s the…

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