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The British Open in the 1960s

Photos from the British Open in the 1960s

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Arnold Palmer, leading American in the British Open golf tourney, huddles under rain jacket at 10th tee of St. Andrews, Scotland, July 8, 1960.

Published on May 17, 2011

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Arnold Palmer, U.S. Open champion, sits on his golf bag and relaxes halfway through his troublesome second round of qualifying play, July 5, 1960 in the British Open championship at St. Andrews, Scotland.

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Arnold Palmer of Latrobe, Pa., U.S. open and masters champion, twists body as he watches drive from 10th tee in second round of British Open golf tourney at St. Andrews, Scotland on July 7, 1960.

Published on May 17, 2011

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Arnold Palmer, left, U.S. Open and Masters champion, chats with his wife Winnie and father, Milford "Deke" Palmer at the first tee before starting second round play in the British Open Golf Tourney at St. Andrews, Scotland, July 7, 1960.

Published on May 17, 2011

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Arnold Plamer and spectators watch flight of his ball after he hit an iron shot from fairway on front nine of the Birkdale golf course on july 15, 1961 at Birkdale, England, during play in the British open golf Tournament.

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Arnold Palmer of Latrobe, Pa., blasts his way out of a sandy bunker during the British Open Championship at Birkdale, England, July 13, 1961.

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Gary Player, of South Africa, plays out of a bunker in the first round of the British Open Golf Championship at Birkdale, Lancashire, England on July 12, 1961.

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Arnold Palmer smiles with his trophy and medal after winning the British Open Golf Championship by a single stroke at Royal Birkdale course in Birkdale, Lancashire, England, July 15, 1961.

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Gallerites watch Arnold Palmer hit an iron shot on the 11th hole at Troon, Scotland, July 11, 1962, in opening round of the British Open Golf Championship.

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Arnold Palmer missed this putt on the 16th Green in the British Open at Troon, Scotland, July 12, 1962.

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American golfers Jack Nicklaus, left, Sam Snead, center, and Arnold Palmer get together at the first tee at Troon, Ayrshire in Scotland during July 7-8 weekend in 1962.

Published on May 17, 2011

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British Open champion Arnold Palmer poses with his trophy held high for all to see at the presentation ceremonies at Troon, Scotland, July 13, 1962.

Published on May 17, 2011

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Bundled against the cold and rain defending champion Arnold Palmer tees off on the short fifth hole in the first round of the British Amateur open golf championship at St. Anne's, England, July 10, 1963.

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Bob Charles, the southpaw from New Zealand, watches a big divot fly after hitting from rough on second hole in the morning round in 36-hole playoff final for the British Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Anne's in Lancashire, England, on July 13, 1963.

Published on May 17, 2011

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Bob Charles, of New Zealand, sends out a plume of sand as he hits out of a bunker at the third against Phil Rodgers, of United States, in the British Open Championship Playoff at the Royal Lytham and St. Anne's Club in Lancashire, England on July 13, 1963.

Published on May 17, 2011

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Bob Charles poses with his British Open Golf Championship trophy cup at Royal Lytham and St. Anne's in Lancashire, England, on July 13, 1963.

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Tony Lema of San Leandro, Ca. holds a glass of champagne and his trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship at St. Andrews, Scotland on July 10, 1964.

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Arnold Palmer drives in play on the 2nd hole during the opening round of the British open at Southport, England, on July 7, 1965.

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Jack Nicklaus hits from the rough at the 10th hole in the second round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 7, 1966.

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Jack Nicklaus, Columbus, Ohio, drives at the 10th hole in practice for the British Open Championship at Muirfield, Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 10, 1966. Nicklaus teams with South Africa's Gary Player, left.

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American golfer Jack Nicklaus hits from the deep rough in the third round of the British Open Championship at Muirfield, Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 8, 1966.

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American golfer Jack Nicklaus kisses the victory cup and holds his medal after winning the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 9, 1966.

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Jack Nicklaus lines up a putt at the green at Muirfield in Edinburgh, Scotland, during the final practice round before the start of the British Open Golf Championship, July 5, 1966.

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Jack Nicklaus of Columbus, Ohio, measures his swing on the 18th hole of the first round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland, July 6, 1966.

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Roberto De Vicenzo, Argentine winner of the British Open Golf Championship, doffs his cap to cheering crowds after sinking the winning putt on the 18th green in Hoylake, England on July 15, 1967.

Published on May 17, 2011

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Roberto De Vicenzo, Argentine winner of the British Open Golf Championship, doffs his cap to cheering crowds after sinking the winning putt on the 18th green in Hoylake, England on July 15, 1967.

Published on May 17, 2011

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Arnold Palmer of Latrobe, Pa., Chips from rough in front of spectators stand onto third green in final round of British open Golf championship at Carnoustie, Scotland, on July 13, 1968.

Published on May 17, 2011

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Arnold Palmer putts at the third hole of the British Open Golf Championship, July 12, 1968, Carnoustie, Scotland.

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Gary Player of South Africa tips his cap to a cheering crowd after he sinks the final putt and wins the British Open Golf Championship by two strokes in Carnoustie, Scotland on July 13, 1968.

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Defending champion Roberto De Vicenzo plays out of the rough on the eleventh fairway during the opening round of the British Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland on July 10, 1968.

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Bert Yancey of Tallahassee, Fla., hits from the bunker onto the seventh green on his second attempt in second round of British Open Golf Championship at Lytham St. Annes, England on July 10, 1969.

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Argentina's Robert De Vicenzo watches his shot from the bunker at the second hole stop near the pin during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship at Lytham in St. Annes, England on July 9, 1969. The 46-year-old De Vicenzo won the Open in 1967.

Published on May 17, 2011

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