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1969 With the match score deadlocked at 15½-15½ and the result of an often acromonious match dependant on the final Ryder Cup singles game, Jack Nicklaus concedes a 30 inch putt to Tony Jacklin on the 18th green at Royal Birkdale for a half and a 16-16 tie in the match.
The two were arguably Nos. 1 and 2 in the world at the time - although strangely it was his first Ryder Cup, Nicklaus already had 7 major championships and Jacklin has just won the Open Championship - and their battle had been fierce, with Nicklaus going 1up at the 16th and Jacklin levelling on the 17th. On the 18th, with Jacklin 30 inches away in three, Nicklaus overran his first putt by some 4 feet but holed the return. He picked his own ball out of the hole and then picked up Jacklin's marker to concede the putt. Offering a handshake to Jacklin, he said "I don't think you would have missed that putt, but in these circumstances, I would never give you the opportunity."
The concession left the Cup in US hands, but Nicklaus' captain, Sam Snead, and some of his team mates were furious. Snead said, "It was ridiculous to give him that putt. We went over there to win, not to be good ol’ boys."
'The Concession', as it became known, remains one of the finest examples of sportsmanship in any sport and started a long friendship between the two men, leading to their collaboration in the design of The Concession Golf Club in Florida.
1924 Walter Hagen defeats Jim Barnes 2up in the final of the PGA Championship at French Lick Springs GC in Indiana, claiming the sixth of his eleven major titles. He had also won the second of his four Open Championships a few weeks earlier. Hagen had beaten Barnes - that time by 3&2 - for the 1921 PGA, but this victory marked the start of a record four consecutive PGAs through to 1927. To this day, no-one else has managed more than two consecutive titles, the most recent being Tiger Woods in 1999/2000 and again in 2006/7.

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