This Day In Sports: Watson's chip

**Note: Tom Scott is on a rare extended vacation, and his Scott Slant column will return on Monday, July 7. But Tom did leave behind his library of historical nuggets for us to share.

This Day In Sports...June 20, 1982: Finished for the day, Jack Nicklaus is tied for the U.S. Open lead and is watching Tom Watson, who has two holes to play at Pebble Beach. Stuck in the heavy rough on the par-three 17th, Watson chipped the ball downhill some 16 feet. Incredibly, it dropped in the hole for one of the most dramatic shots in golf history. Finishing strong, Watson also birdied the 18th to win his first Open by two strokes.


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