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The U.S. Open in the 1980s

Photos from the U.S. Open in the 1980s

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Isao Aoki of Japan putts on the green as Jack Nicklaus looks on, during the final round of the 80th U.S. Open Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., Sunday, June 15, 1980.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Jack Nicklaus smiles as he holds up his fourth U.S. Open trophy, June 15, 1980, in Springfield, N.J.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Jack Nicklaus lines up his putt on the tenth hole of the final round of the U.S. Open in Springfield, N.J., June 15, 1980.

Published on May 16, 2011

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Jack Nicklaus lets out his joy after he birdied the 18th hole during Sunday, June 16, 1980 final round of the U.S. Open Golf championships on the Baltusrol County Club course in Springfield. The king of goal has won his fourth U.S. Open title and already is looking forward to going after his fifth.

Published on May 16, 2011

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David Graham

Published on May 18, 2011

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Tom Watson holds the trophy after winning the 1982 U.S. Open.

Published on June 10, 2010

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Tom Watson chips in for birdie on No. 17 at Pebble Beach en route to winning the 1982 U.S. Open.

Published on February 16, 2010

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Tom Watson hugs caddie Bruce Edwards after winning the 1982 U.S. Open.

Published on February 16, 2010

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Fuzzy Zoeller, left, shakes hands with Greg Norman during presentation ceremonies at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. on Monday, June 18, 1984. Zoeller defeated Norman in an 18-hole playoff to win the U.S. Open Championship. The two tied at the end of the regulation 72 holes forcing the playoff.

Published on May 31, 2011

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Fuzzy Zoeller holds the winner's trophy after winning the U.S. open championship at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck Monday, June 18, 1984. Zoeller defeated Greg Norman in an 18 hole playoff to take the title after the two tied at the end of the regulation 72 holes

Published on May 18, 2011

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Golfer Jack Nicklaus waits his turn to putt as his son, Jackie, holds the umbrella on the third hole of the opening round at the U.S. Open Golf Championship in Southampton, N.Y., on Thursday, June 12, 1986.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Masters champion Jack Nicklaus walks down a fairway followed by his sons Michael, and Jackie who is also his caddy, during a practice round at the 1986 U.S. Open site at Southampton, N.Y. June 11, 1986. First round play was to begin two days later at the Southampton course.

Published on March 25, 2011

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Australian Greg Norman wears a Boston Celtics cap as he lines up a putt on the 18th green during practice round at the U.S. Open in Brookline, Mass.,, Tuesday, June 15, 1988. First round play start on Thursday.

Published on May 31, 2011

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Australian Greg Norman uses his putter to scratch his back during practice on Tuesday, June 14, 1988 in Brookline, Mass. at the Country Club for the upcoming U.S. open official play begins Thursday.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Curtis Strange, left, and Nick Faldo shake hands in Brookline, Sunday, June 19, 1988 after finishing the U.S. open with tie scores forcing a 18 hole Playoff round on Monday at the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Jack Nicklaus is seen during U.S. Open action at the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., June 1989.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Lee Trevino, winner of the 1968 open, clowns around on the 3rd fairway of the Country Club course on Wednesday, June 15, 1988 in Brookline, Mass. during the final practice round for the upcoming U.S. Open.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Lee Trevino sticks his tongue out at the ball as he misses a putt for a birdie on the second hole of the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship in Southampton, N.Y., June 14, 1986. Trevino saved par on the hole.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Lee Trevino watches his chip shot from a wet sand trap on the second hole of the second round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship in Southampton, N.Y., June 13, 1986.

Published on May 18, 2011