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September 18, 2005 2:01 AM

Chip shot heard ’round world signals new Watson era

DATE OF EVENT: Sunday, June 20, 1982 DATE PUBLISHED: Monday, June 21, 1982, in The Kansas City Star Editor’s note: Tom Watson, Kansas City’s champion golfer, won the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, Calif., with what is arguably the most famous shot in major golf championship history. Watson was head-to-head with reigning champion Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus had completed his round when Watson arrived at the par-3 17th. Watson hit a 2-iron off the tee and failed to make the green. Then...

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