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7 JACK NICKLAUS v ARNOLD PALMER (1962 US Open) The 1962 US Open was supposed to be Palmer’s crowning glory, winning his national open in front of his home crowd. Only someone forgot to tell a young Jack Nicklaus. The pair played the opening two rounds together, with ‘Arnie’s Army’ proving less than hospitable to Nicklaus, before matching pars at the 72nd hole sent them to an 18-hole playoff, in which Nicklaus never trailed. The ‘Golden Bear’s’ first professional win signalled the beginning of one of the greatest rivalries in sport. ► COVER STORY 8 Y.E. YANG v TIGER WOODS (2009 US PGA Championship) The final five holes of the 2009 US PGA Championship will forever be remembered for when South Korean journeyman, Y.E. Yang, earned both the title and the reputation as: “The Tiger Tamer”. Woods began Sunday with a two-shot lead, and it appeared inevitable that he would record a 15th major – especially since he boasted an undefeated record of 14-0 in majors when holding at least a share of the 54-hole lead. But Yang chipped in for eagle at the 14th to steal the lead – which he would never relinquish – and went on to win by two shots.
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