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The PGA Championship in the 1970s

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Arnold Palmer hits from behind some trees on the first hole during the third round of the PGA Championship and went on to par the hole at Southern Hills Country Club, Aug. 15, 1970, Tulsa, Okla.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Defending Champion Ray Floyd of Dallas, Tex., waves to the crowd after sinking a putt for a birdie on the fifth hole, August 15, 1970 at Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Okla., during the third round of the PGA Championship. Floyd had four birdies on the front mine to put him in a tie with the leaders of Friday.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Dave Stockton of Westlake, Calif., tosses his cap to the gallery on the 18th green after winning the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Okla., Aug. 16, 1970. He won with a 1-under par 279 for the 54-hole tournament.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Dave Stockton of Westlake, Calif., and his wife, Cathy, hold the PGA Championship trophy after Stockton won the 72-hole tournament with a 1-under 279 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., Aug. 16, 1970.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Arnold Palmer painfully watches one of his drives pull away from the airway as he toured the course in a practice round getting ready for Thursdays PGA Championship, Feb. 23, 1971, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Tight-lipped Jack Nicklaus watches a chip shot roll onto the 18th green just short of the hole in the first round of the PGA Championship at Palm Beach Gardens, Fl., Feb. 25, 1971.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Palmer fails in Birdie try-p. Arnold Palmer does a little dance on the 14 green on Feb. 25, 1971 in Palm Beach Gardens, as he barely misses a birdie on the par 4 hole in the first round of the PGA Championship.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Arnold Palmer with “Arnie’s Army” surrounding him drive on No. 5 hole in the third round of the PGA Championship on Feb. 27, 1971 in Palm Beach Gardens.

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Jack Nicklaus smiles and holds up his club after winning the PGA Championship, 7 under par, at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Feb. 28, 1971.

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Arnold Palmer, right, and Gary Player exchange greetings before teeing off in their first round of play at Oakland Hills, Aug. 3, 1972. Palmer has never won the PGA Championship but Player won it in 1962.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Jack Nicklaus looks down at his hands after he was short with his chip onto the 18th green on Aug. 4, 1972, from the first round of play in the PGA Championship tournament in Birmingham.

Published on May 18, 2011

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South Africa's Gary Player throws his head in the air after putting on the eighteenth hole, where he won the PGA Championship, at Oakland Hill, in Birmingham, Mich., Aug. 6, 1972.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Gene Borek, playing out of East Norwich, New York gets help from his caddy, Anthony Kiely, on practice green, Wednesday, August 8, 1973 in Cleveland during warmup for the start of the 55th PGA Championship at Cleveland's Canterbury Golf Club.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Arnold Palmer, still after his first PGA title, turns head and back on ball after missing putt for birdie on first hold of opening round of the 55th PGA Championship on Thursday, August 9, 1973 at Cleveland's Canterbury Golf Club.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Jack Nicklaus putts the ball out of a trap during practice for the 55th playing of the PGA Championship at the Canterbury Golf Club in Cleveland, Ohio on Aug. 8, 1973.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Framed by his caddy and the pin, Jack Nicklaus misses a birdie attempt on the third green during the second round of the PGA Championship, Aug. 10, 1973, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Jack Nicklaus smiles broadly as he holds his trophy at the PGA National Championship at the Canterbury Golf Club in Cleveland, Ohio on Aug. 13, 1973.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Arnold Palmer, who has never won the PGA Championship, hits out of a sand trap on the fourth hole, Aug. 8, 1974, during the first round of the PGA in Clemmons, N.C.

Published on May 18, 2011

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John Schlee hits his ball from a sand trap on the fourth hole during the third round of the PGA Championship, Saturday, August 10, 1974 in Clemmons, North Carolina.

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Legendary Arnold Palmer studies his shot while warming up for the final round of the PGA Championship on Sunday, August 11, 1974 in Clemmons, N.C.

Published on May 18, 2011

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With putter raised, Jack Nicklaus sinks to the 16th green as his 30-foot putt drops in the hole for par in the third round of the PGA Championship in Akron, Ohio, Aug. 9, 1975

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After winning the PGA Championship, Jack Nicklaus, his wife, Barbara and sons Steve, left, and Jack Jr. pose with the trophy at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, Aug. 10, 1975

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Golfer Jack Nicklaus holds up his PGA championship trophy after winning it for the fourth time at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio on Aug. 11, 1975.

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Golfers Gary Player, left, and Charlie Sifford share a light moment prior to a practice round, Aug. 10, 1976 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., site of the 1976 PGA championship.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Golfing great Arnold Palmer walks with members of his "Army" as he walks to the first tee for a practice round on Monday, August 10, 1976 at Congressional Country Club, Bethesda site of the 1976 PGA championship

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Arnold Palmer, left and Tom Weiskopf, right, who have won 74 tour victories between them, take practice putts in preparation for the 60th PGA Championship, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 1978, Oakmont, Pa. Neither golfer has over won the PGA Championship.

Published on May 18, 2011

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John Mahaffey of Kerrville, Texas, holds his trophy cup after winning the PGA Championship at Oakmont Country Club, Pa., on Aug. 6, 1978. Mahaffey, who won in a sudden death playoff, also won $50,000.

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Arnold Palmer, who has never won the PGA Championship, watches the ball during practice on the driving range of Oakland Hills Country Club, site of the 61st PGA Championship, Monday, July 31, 1979, Birmingham, Mich.

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Jack Nicklaus chips to the second green at Oakland Hills in Birmingham, Mich., Aug. 3, 1979, during second round action in the PGA championship.

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Arnold Palmer peers out from under a tree limb as he watches his shot on the seventh hole of the first round of the 61st PGA Championship in Birmingham, Mich., Aug. 3, 1979. Palmer carded an 81 on the round, putting him several strokes off the pace set by leader Tom Watson

Published on May 18, 2011