NOTEWORTHY: Isao Aoki had a 63 in the third round. It remains the lowest score ever at Muirfield.
WINNER: Lee Trevino
RUNNER-UP: Jack Nicklaus.
MARGIN: 1 shot.
EARNINGS: 5,500 pounds.
RECAP: Jack Nicklaus won the Masters and U.S. Open, and returned to Muirfield with hopes of a Grand Slam. He fell six shots behind Lee Trevino after three rounds, and it appeared to be a two-man race between Trevino and Tony Jacklin. Nicklaus put on a great charge Sunday and at one point was tied for the lead until he couldn't sustain it and closed with a 66. Trevino and Jacklin were tied with two holes to play, with the advantage to Jacklin. He had 20 feet for birdie, while Trevino was over the green on the par-5 17th in four shots. Trevino chipped in for par, Jacklin three-putted for bogey, and Trevino won his second straight Open. Jacklin bogeyed the last to finish third.
NOTEWORTHY: After watching Trevino chip and putt his way to the title, Tony Jacklin never again had a top 10 in the British Open.
WINNER: Jack Nicklaus
RUNNER-UP: Doug Sanders, Dave Thomas.
MARGIN: 1 shot.
EARNINGS: 2,100 pounds.
RECAP: Jack Nicklaus finally won the claret jug in his fifth try. The British Open went to four days for the first time to stay in line with the other three professional majors. Nicklaus opened with 70-67 for the 36-hole lead, but a 75 in the third round left him two shots behind American Phil Rodgers. Rodgers faded with a 76. Dave Thomas of Wales closed with a 69, while Doug Sanders had a 70. Nicklaus regained the lead with a birdie on the par-5 17th, and then he two putted from about 20 feet for par on the 18th to win by one shot.
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|Washington||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
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|Houston||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
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|Philadelphia||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Kansas City||12/15/13 3:05 PM|
|NY Jets||12/15/13 3:05 PM|
|Arizona||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|New Orleans||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|Green Bay||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|Cincinnati||12/15/13 7:30 PM|
|Baltimore||12/16/13 7:40 PM|
|Milwaukee||72||4th Qtr 3:07|
|Detroit||2||1st OT 5:00|
|St. Louis||1||3rd Prd 14:42|
|Chicago||6||2nd Prd :45|
|Phoenix||0||2nd Prd 11:59|
|Boston||0||1st Prd 5:55|
|Carolina||1||1st Prd 2:49|
|NY Islanders||9:30 PM|
|Central Conn St||73|
|Central Penn College||72||FINAL|
|South Dakota||62||2nd Half 0:04|
|IUPU-Ft Wayne||63||2nd Half 0:19|
|South Dakota St||59||FINAL|
|CS-Bakersfield||86||2nd Half 0:58|
|Idaho State||42||2nd Half 16:17|
|Boise State||31||2nd Half|
|Colorado College||32||2nd Half 15:50|
|Pacifica College||2||1st Half 17:33|
|Army||12/14/13 2:00 PM|
|SE Missouri St||34||FINAL|
|USC||37||2nd Half 15:52|