On This Date 7/15/1972

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Lee Trevino holds off a hard-charging Jack Nicklaus to win his second straight Open Championship by one stroke with a six under par 278 at Muirfield in Scotland. The big shot comes on the 17th hole when Trevino drops in a 30-foot chip shot off the green using a 9-iron to save par. Trevino is the first golfer to win the Claret Jug in back-to-back years in a decade.