On This Date 7/9/1977

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It’s a duel for the ages at Turnberry in Scotland, as Tom Watson edges Jack Nicklaus to win the Claret Jug for the second time in three years. The two golfers separated themselves from the pack and had one on one duel in the sun. Watson shots a four-under-par 31 on the back nine, beating Nicklaus by one stroke with a (-12) 269. It is the second major title of the year for Tom Watson, who had won the Green Jacket at the Masters three months earlier.