TOM WATSON

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American icon Tom Watson took home a memorable win at the 1982 U.S. Open. He reached the par-3 17th hole tied with his long-time rival Jack Nicklaus, who had recently finished the day at 4 under par 284. His next shot – an 18-foot chip from high rough, six feet off the green, downhill – was crucial.

“Get it close,” said caddy Bruce Edwards. “I'm not going to get it close.
I'm going to make it,” replied Watson. And so he did. “It was the best shot of my life. It had more meaning than any other shot in my career.”

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