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Die beste Open Chamionship, die je gespielt wurden. Das Duell in der Sonne zwischen Tom Watson und Jack Nicklaus.
The Open Championship is believed to be the most challenging tournament in professional golf. There was no greater Open than in 1977 at Turnberry on Scotland's southwest coast, with the epic battle between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus.
This updated and digitally remastered edition features the Official Film and an extra 82 minutes of the original live coverage of holes 12 to 18 of the final day.
The sun beat down, giving a rare reprieve from the rain and wind so typical of Turnberry, as if it knew it had a part to play in the historic events about to unfold on the Ailsa course. The final day of the 1977 Open was to become known as "The Duel in the Sun", as two of the game's supreme competitors locked horns in one of the most incredible encounters in major championship history. Watson and Nicklaus had been engaged in a fierce battle, sparring at the head of the leader board. After three rounds they shared the Open lead, three strokes ahead of Ben Crenshaw. Behind them, Trevino, Palmer and Ballesteros toiled.
They were paired on the final day, having matched scores (68, 70 and 65) and talent for three days. After just four holes of the final round, Nicklaus had a three shot lead, but Watson pulled even by the eighth. At the ninth, the crowd could contain their excitement no longer, the ropes broke and the fans spilt on to the fairway. Jack Nicklaus again forged ahead, taking a two-shot advantage by the 12th. Watson hit back by holing a 12 foot putt on the 13th and followed it with an unlikely and spectacular birdie from nearly 60 feet at the par three 15th. Nicklaus missed his putt for a matching birdie.
Watson birdied the 17th and, when Nicklaus missed his birdie putt, led for the first time all day. Watson found the final fairway and then delivered an approach to within two feet of the pin at the last. It looked as if Nicklaus was beaten, his drive was inches from a bush, and he had an impeded swing. But this was Jack, golf's greatest and incredibly Nicklaus smashed a recovery shot on to the final green. Still, he was 40 feet from the hole a putt that broke in all manner of directions. Watson whispered to his caddie "Jack is going to make that putt", and of course, he did. Watson now had his birdie putt for the famous Claret Jug. He could have wavered but he did not. The Open winning putt went in, centre cup.
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