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In one of golf's greatest final-round performances, Johnny Miller shoots 63 at Oakmont Country Club to win the U.S. Open.
Jack Nicklaus' PGA Championship victory is his third in that event and his 14th major (professional and amateur combined), surpassing Bobby Jones' mark of 13 majors (professional and amateur combined).
Playing in the British Open at age 71, Gene Sarazen records a hole-in-one on Royal Troon's "Postage Stamp" hole.
Ben Crenshaw joins the PGA Tour and wins his first tournament as a professional, the Texas Open.
Following many years of stroke play, the U.S. Amateur returns to a match-play format. Craig Stadler is the winner.
For the seventh time in eight years, Kathy Whitworth is named LPGA Player of the Year.
Born This Year:
• Lee Westwood, PGA European Tour
• Wendy Ward, LPGA Tour
• Stewart Cink, PGA Tour
• Janice Moodie, LPGA Tour
• Sophie Gustafson, Women's European Tour, LPGA Tour
Died This Year:
LPGA: Kathy Whitworth, $82,864
European: Tony Jacklin, England, £ 24,839
LPGA (Vare Trophy): Judy Rankin, 73.08
Men's Major Championship Winners:
U.S. Open: Johnny Miller
British Open: Tom Weiskopf
PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus
Women's Major Championship Winners:
U.S. Open: Susie Maxwell Berning
U.S.: Craig Stadler
British: Dick Siderowf
U.S. Women's: Carol Semple
British Women's: Ann Irvin
U.S. 19, Great Britain and Ireland 13
U.S. 6, Great Britain and Ireland 5