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Primary Sources: American Sports: Golf

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1965 U.S. Open: Player's Monday Triumph

At Bellerive Country Club, Gary Player was poised to complete the career grand slam. However, a double-bogey on the 16th hole of his final round, combined with a birdie from Kel Nagle, dissolved his three-stroke cushion and forced a Monday playoff. Undeterred, Player edged Nagle the next day to capture the title. For daily updates from the United States Golf Association, please visit

U.S. Women's Open: Jessica Korda Discusses Lancaster

Jessica Korda talks with the USGA's Jessica Marksbury about the keys to success at Lancaster Country Club, site of the 2015 U.S. Women's Open. For daily updates from the United States Golf Association, please visit

1930 U.S. Open: Jones Wins Third Leg of Grand Slam

Bob Jones was halfway to winning the "Grand Slam" as he approached the U.S. Open at Interlachen Country Club. At the final hole, Jones left his approach shot 40 feet away for birdie. "As I stepped up to the putt, I confess that my most optimistic expectation was to get the thing close," Jones later wrote. He did one better, holing the putt to earn a two-stroke victory over Macdonald Smith. Ten weeks later, he won the U.S. Amateur at Merion to finish the "Slam." For more U.S. Open history, visit:

1954 U.S. Women's Open: Babe's Courageous Win

When she arrived at Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass., Babe Didrikson Zaharias was already a legend, earning Olympic gold medals in track and field before becoming the world's best women's golfer. Her win in the 1954 U.S. Women's Open, though, may have topped all of her previous athletic achievements, as just a month removed from colon cancer surgery, she recorded a dominant 12-stroke victory for her third win in the championship. For more U.S. Open history, visit:

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