On This Date 6/20/1982

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It’s one of the great golf shots of all time, Tom Watson, in the rough off the green at the 17th hole in the final round of the 1982 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, chips the ball 16 feet into the hole for a remarkable birdie to take the lead against Jack Nicklaus. Watson would also get a birdie on the final hole to win his sixth major championship, finishing the U.S. Open with a six-under-par 282, two strokes better than Nicklaus and Bill Rogers.