The 106th Open | 1977 Turnberry

Watson and Nicklaus play out historic duel

One of the most memorable battles in golfing history took place on the burnt-out links of Turnberry in 1977.

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Tom Watson won his second Open in three years, but it was the exploits of both himself and Jack Nicklaus, who finished 11 and 10 shots ahead of third-placed Hubert Green respectively, that really stood The 106th Open apart.

A final hole where Nicklaus made a 40-foot putt to force Watson into holing his short putt for victory only encapsulated the drama, and put a bow on a truly memorable Championship.

Enjoy the full tale of The 106th Open, with The Story of 1977 here.