Duel in the Sun

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The 1977 Open Championship was a two-horse race between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus. With just three holes to go, Watson and Nicklaus were tied at -11, ten strokes ahead of the eventual third-place finisher. Watson moved a stroke ahead on the 17th hole, setting up a dramatic finish on 18. Nicklaus hit a 35-foot putt to birdie on 18, forcing Watson to make a dramatic birdie putt of his own to win the Championship.