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The U.S. Open in the 1960s

Photos from the U.S. Open in the 1960s

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President of the USGA John Clock presents the U.S. Open trophy to Arnold Palmer, left, at the Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colorado on June 18, 1960.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Jack Nicklaus hits from a sandtrap on the 18th green during a practice round for the U.S. Open at the Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colorado on June 15, 1960.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Arnold Palmer, left, winner of the U.S. Open Championship, congratulates Jack Nicklaus, the U.S. Amateur champion who placed second, at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Co., on June 18, 1960. Palmer won with 280 to Nicklaus's 282.

Published on May 16, 2011

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A young Jack Nicklaus (right) clips everyone but Arnold Palmer at the 1960 U.S. Open.

Published on June 10, 2010

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Arnold Palmer's only U.S. Open victory arrived on a final day for the ages at Cherry Hills in 1960.

Published on June 10, 2010

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The final scores at Cherry Hills left Arnold Palmer pumped up at the 1960 U.S. Open.

Published on June 10, 2010

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Arnold Palmer, left, and Jack Nicklaus are shown walking in opposite directions as they look over the first tee at the start of second round in the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa., June 15, 1962. Nicklaus, who wound up with a 71 and a 72 for first round play, won the tourney with a score of 283.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Jack Nicklaus holds his trophies after winning the U.S. Open golf Championship at the Oakmont, Pa. country club, in this June 17, 1962 photo.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Arnold Palmer Ligonier, Pa., winner of the U.S. Open golf championship in 1960, watches flight of his tee shot on first hole at The Country Club, June 20, 1963 in Brookline, Mass., at start of the 1963 USGA Open. Playing in threesome with Palmer are Jay Hebert, right, of Lafayette, La., and Doug Ford of Brookville, N.Y.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Arnold Palmer responds in the usual Palmer manner to his birdie putt on the 16th at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., June 22, 1963, in final round of the U.S. Open golf championship. Palmer, Julius Boros and Jacky Cupit were all tied up for the title and will play an 18-hole playoff match here tomorrow

Published on May 16, 2011

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Julius Boros, right, poses with the trophy, after winning the U.S. Open Golf Championship, at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass., on June 23, 1963. Next to him stands Francis Ouimet, former U.S. Open champion and honorary chairman of the tournament

Published on May 16, 2011

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Julius Boros poses with the trophy at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass., on June 24, 1963, after winning the U.S. Open Golf Championship.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Ken Venturi hits the ball out of a sand trap during the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., on June 20, 1964. Despite suffering from severe dehydration and exhaustion due to the 100-degree heat, Venturi went to win the event with a score of 278.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Ken Venturi makes the final putt on the 18th green during the U.S. Open Golf Championship at the Congressional Country Club course in Bethesda, Md., on June 20, 1964. Despite suffering from severe dehydration and exhaustion due to the 100-degree heat, Venturi went to win the event with a score of 278.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Arnold Palmer is virtually in tears as a putt for a birdie stays out of the cup on the 14th green during the final round of the US open in San Francisco June 19, 1966, in which he and Billy Casper wound up in a tie for first at 278.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Jack Nicklaus blasts from a bunker on the second hole at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. during the fourth round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, August 13, 1967.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Jack Nicklaus kicks his leg after sinking a birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the U.S. Open Golf Championship, June 18, 1967, in Springfield, N.J. At right is runner up, Arnold Palmer.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Golfer Ben Hogan is seen at the U.S. Open at Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, N.J., June 1967.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Arnold Palmer is surrounded by a quartet of New Jersey State Police as he is escorted to the press tent for an interview, June 16, 1967 at Springfield, N.J. He had just posted a 68 in today's second round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship to lead the field at the end of two days with 137 score.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Arnold Palmer of Ligonier, Pa., right, sends sand flying as he blasts from trap near the 4th green in the opening round of the U. S. Open Championship, June 12, 1969, Houston, Tex.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Arnold Palmer, one of golf's all time stars, lets out a big puff as he hands a club to his caddy during a practice round at the Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, on June 10, 1969 where the U.S. Open gets under way Thursday. High temperature and humidity made many of the contestants uncomfortable as they toured the 6,967-yard layout.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Orville Moody holes out on the 18th green to win the 1969 U.S. Open Championship in Houston, Tex., on June 15, 1969.

Published on May 16, 2011

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In this June 16, 1969 file photo, Orville Moody holds the U.S. Open Championship trophy after winning the event in Houston, Tx.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Carving his way to victory -- Orville Moody, former army sergeant from Killeen, Tex., had his share of trouble during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship in Houston, Tex., Sunday, June 16, 1969. Here he hits from the rough on the 12th hole during his charge to victory. Moody captured the event with a 281, one-over-par for the 72 hole 69th championship.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Lee Trevino reacts to a birdie putt on the 11th hole in third round of the 68th U.S. Open golf championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., June 15, 1968. Leader at the halfway mark is Bert Yancey, standing at right.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Lee Trevino holds his trophy cup after winning the title of the 68th U.S. Open golf championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., June 16, 1968. His four sub-par rounds of 69-68-69-69 tied the U.S. Open record of 275.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Lee Trevino is congratulated by Bert Yancey on the 18th green after sinking his final putt for a 4 and a 69 to win the 68th U.S. Open golf championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., June 16, 1968. Yancey had been the leader for three rounds. It was Trevino's fourth consecutive sub-par round.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Lee Trevino reacts to another birdie on the 380 yard par four 12th hole in the final round of the 68th U.S. Open golf championship at the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., June 16, 1968. Trevino won the tourney.

Published on May 16, 2011

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