This Week in History July 7-13

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July 6-8, 1960 ' Arnold Palmer plays the British Open for the first time, loses by a stroke to Kel Nagle. His visit, to St. Andrews, prompted many U.S. pros to follow in his footsteps and make the annual trek at Great Britain.
 
July 8-10, 1953 ' Ben Hogan plays ' and wins - his only British Open. The Open, at Carnoustie, was his third major of the year. He cant play in the fourth ' the PGA - because it was played the week before and Hogan had to qualify for the Open.
 
July 9, 1977 ' Tom Watson outduels Jack Nicklaus at the British Open. He shot a 65 to Nicklaus 66 during the last round to win by a stroke at Turnberry.
 
July 10, 1930 ' Bobby Jones wins the third leg during his Grand Slam year when he captures the U.S. Open at Interlachen Country Club near Minneapolis. It also marked the first radio broadcast, with Ted Husing reporting.
 
July 10, 1970 ' Doug Sanders misses a three-footer on the 72nd green to allow Jack Nicklaus to tie him at the British Open at St. Andrews. Nicklaus then went on to defeat Sanders the next day in a playoff.

July 11, 1957 ' Bob Panasik becomes youngest ever on the PGA Tour to make the cut. He was only 15 when he pulled the trick at the Canadian Open.
 
July 12, 1981 ' Arnold Palmer wins an 18-hole playoff over Billy Casper and Bob Stone for the U.S. Senior Open title at Oakland Hills near Detroit. Palmer thus became the first player to win both a U.S. Open and a U.S. Senior Open.
 
July 13, 1997 ' Nancy Lopez sees her best chance of winning a U.S. Womens Open go by the wayside in a one-shot defeat by Allison Nicholas.
 
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