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1997 Tiger Woods finishes tied 19th at the US Open and becomes the youngest ever World No. 1 at the age of 21 years and 167 days old, shooting 74-67-73-72 for a 6 over par 286 total. He is in his just his 42nd week as a professional golfer, and already has the Masters under his belt with a record score (270, 18 under par) and a record winning margin (12 shots ahead of Tom Kite). This first spell as the world's leading golfer will last only one week, as Ernie Els followed his victory at the US Open by a win at the Buick Classic the following week, with Tiger in a tie for 43rd. But it began an almost three year rivalry for top spot between Woods, Els and Greg Norman, before David Duval finally split up the trio of World No. 1s in March 1999.
1980 Triumphing by two shots over Isao Aoki, Jack Nicklaus claims his fourth US Open title, setting a new championship scoring record of 63-71-70-68=272 in the process. It is his 16th professional major title, and also marks the first (and to date - in 2011 - only) time a golfer has won the US Open in three different decades. Nicklaus' other US Open wins came in 1962, 1967 and 1972.
1962 The famously fiery Dave Hill takes 6 putts on the 6th green at Oakmont in the second round of the US Open. He withdraws at once.

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