On This Date 7/20/1980

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American Tom Watson wins his third Open Championship, beating Lee Trevino by four strokes, by finishing with 13 under par 271 at Muirfield In Gullane, Scotland. Watson catapulted himself to the top of the leaderboard with a seven-under-par 64 on Saturday and maintained the four-stroke lead throughout the final round. Tom Watson wins the Open Championship five times, ranking among the best in the history of the tournament.

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