This Week in History June 16-22

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June 16, 1997 ' Nick Prices caddy, Jeff (Squeeky) Medlen, dies of leukemia at age 43. Medlen also was John Dalys caddy during Dalys PGA victory in 1991.
 
June 17, 1973 ' Johnny Miller shoots 63, wins the U.S. Open at Oakmont. The 63, shot during the final round, has yet to be beaten.
 
June 17, 1994 ' Arnold Palmer plays his last round in a U.S. Open. It came at Oakmont, in his 'secomd home' of Pittsburgh, 40 years from when he played his first Open in 1955 at Olympic.
 
June 18, 1960 ' Arnold Palmer comes from seven strokes down to win the U.S. Open at Cherry Hills. Palmer drove the first hole, a short par-4, and shot 30 on the outward nine, 35 on the inward nine, to shoot 65 and overtake Mike Souchaks third-round lead.
 
June 18, 1978 ' Nancy Lopez sets LPGA record with her fifth consecutive victory in her first full year on the tour - the Bankers Trust Classic.
 
June 19, 1966 ' Billy Casper comes from seven behind with nine holes to play to tie Arnold Palmer in the U.S. Open at Olympic Club. Casper then won the playoff over Palmer the next day.
 
June 19, 1977 ' Hubert Green ignores death threat, wins the U.S. Open at Southern Hills in Tulsa.
 
June 20, 1982 ' Tom Watson holes chip at 17 at Pebble Beach, goes on to win the U.S. Open. His hole-out on the par-3 hole put him one stroke ahead of Jack Nicklaus, playing the 18th hole. Watson birdied the 18th to win by two shots.
 
June 20, 1980 ' First official event of the Senior (now Champions) Tour ' in Atlantic City ' begins.
 
June 22, 1980 ' Don January wins the first official Senior (now Champions) Tour, defeating Mike Souchak by two strokes.
 
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