Thanks for Leaving

May 10, 2009

MOST OFTEN, a cover-worthy photo is the result of positioning: a sideline angle for Garo Yepremian's game-winning kick, a courtside spot for Boris Becker's triumph at the U.S. Open. But a little luck never hurts. For Mike Tyson's title fight, Manny Millan was set up on a platform behind 10 rows of ringside seats, worried that he'd miss a key moment if the fans jumped up in excitement. But during a long delay between the undercard and the main event, the group in front of Millan left for a bathroom break. Then the fight started—and Tyson dispatched Michael Spinks in 91 seconds. Those fans missed it all, but Millan got a clean shot of the knockout.

PHOTOPhotograph by MANNY MILLAN, June 27, 1988TYSON vs. SPINKS PHOTOPhotograph by HERB SCHARFMAN December 25, 1971GARO YEPREMIAN PHOTOPhotograph by JACQUELINE DUVOISIN September 10, 1989BORIS BECKER
THREE PHOTOS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)