The 1977 British Open Championship was the 106th Open Championship….which was held July 6 – 9 on the Ailsa Course at Turnberry, Scotland…..where Tom Watson won the 2nd of his five British Open titles by one stroke over runner-up Jack Nicklaus…..as seen in the highlights in this video seen herewith. The two golf legends played together in the final two rounds….while separating themselves from the field under clear skies…..which lead to this Open being remembered as the “Duel in the Sun”….when they played together during the last two rounds….with Nicklaus shooting 65 and 66….while Watson shot 65 and 65 to win by one stroke. This was the first Open ever held at Turnberry….which renamed its 18th hole after the duel. Three months earlier, Watson had held off Nicklaus to win his first green jacket at the Masters.
Also in this video….ABC’s Jim McKay two other legends of golf for their achievements during the decade of the 1970’s….as he shows some wonderful footage of PGA golfer Lee Trevino….and LPGA golfer Nancy Lopez….who dominated the LPGA during the 1970’s.