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2010 Rocco Mediate eagles the 71st hole at CordeValle Golf Club, San Martin, California on his way to winning the Open by a single shot. Nothing very unusual there, except that the 47 year old Mediate, winless since 2002, did it from 116 yards, having already holed out from long range for eagles on the three previous days, on three different holes. He holed-in-one in round one from 191 yards at the 3rd; he holed out in round two from 160 yards at the par 4 4th; he holed out in round three from 111 yards at the par 5 15th, before holing out from 116 yards at the par 4 17th in round four. Without the win, Mediate was almost certain to lose his PGA Tour card and return to Q-school. As a measure of the feat, the PGA Tour's eagle statistic leader at the time was Matt Bettencourt with 17 eagles from 85 rounds played.
1969 Theodore Ernest Els is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Winner of the US Open in 1994 and 1997 and the Open Championship in 2002, Els held the World No. 1 spot for a total of 9 weeks in three spells between June 1997 and June 1998.
1860 Willie Park Snr. wearing the Challenge BeltThe first Open Championship was held at Prestwick, with eight competitors playing three rounds of 12 holes each in the day. The winner was Willie Park Snr., of Musselburgh, who received the Challenge Belt, but no prize money.
Park would win the Championship three more times, in 1863, 1866 and 1875. His brother Mungo (in 1874) and his son Willie Jnr. (in 1887 and 1889) would also win the Open.

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