Golf – 1978 – NBC Special – Legendary Sportscaster Curt Gowdy Hosts A Review Of 1978 Year In Golf

In this 1978 video seen herewith, legendary sportscaster Curt Gowdy hosts NBC Sports year in review…..as this footage focuses of the year in golf…..with highlights and attention paid to 28 year old Tom Watson….who won 5 tournament, with one being the PGA Championship…..along with kudos paid to Gary Player, who won 3 tournaments in a…

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Golf – 1979 – Hilites Legends Of Golf Sudden Death Playoff – A Wall + T Bolt Vs J Boros + de Vicenzo

This video is an absolute “blue diamond” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile…..as not only was this 6 hole sudden death playoff at the 1979 Legends of Golf Tournament played at Onion Creek Country Club in Autin, Texas one of the greatest finishes to ANY professional golf championship ever played….but it also…

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Golf – 1984 – CBS Pat O’Brien Profiles The Career Of Ben Crenshaw – A Favorite Son Of Austin Texas

Ben Crenshaw is a retired American professional golfer….who has won 19 events on the PGA Tour….which includes two major championships…..after winning the Masters Tournament in 1984 and 1995.  Crenshaw was born in Austin, Texas….and attended and played golf at Austin High School and the University of Texas….where he won three NCAA Championships from 1971 to 1973.  He turned professional in 1973….and became the second player in Tour history to win…

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Golf – 1975 – US Open – Highlights Of Lou Graham Defeating John Mahaffey In Sudden Death Playoff

Lou Graham is an American professional golfer who won six PGA Tour tournaments including the 1975 U.S. Open….as most of his wins were in the 1970’s….after Graham joined the PGA Tour in September 1964.  His first win was at the Minnesota Golf Classic at Hazeltine National Golf Club in 1967 during his third full year on the tour….as Graham won again in 1972 at the Liggett Myers Open….which …

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Golf – 1947 – US Open – Lew Worsham Defeats Sam Sneed + The Masters – Jimmy Demaret Beat Bobby Jones

The 1947 U.S. Open was the 47th U.S. Open….which was held June 12 – 15 at St. Louis Country Club in Ladue, Missouri, a suburb west of St. Louis.  Lew Worsham denied Sam Snead his elusive U.S. Open title by prevailing in an 18-hole playoff….as for Snead, it was his second of four career runner-up finishes at the Open….when Worsham’s win marked the 17th consecutive victory in…

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Golf – 1954 – Highlights Of The Masters Tournament 18 Hole Playoff Between Ben Hogan Vs Sam Snead

The 1954 Masters Tournament was the 18th Masters Tournament….which was held April 8–12 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia…..where Sam Snead defeated defending champion Ben Hogan by one stroke in an 18-hole Monday playoff to win his third Masters tournament…..which was Snead’s seventh and final major victory. Both Snead and Hogan were age 41….and they had won the previous three Masters….with Snead in 1952 and Hogan…

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Golf – 1954 – Highlights Of Final Round Of Womens US Open – Featuring Winner Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 – September 27, 1956) was an American female athlete who excelled in golf, basketball, baseball and track and field…..as she won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics…..after which she turned to professional golf….while winning 10 LPGA major championships…..and is widely regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time…..which made her…

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Golf – 1969 – Highlights Of The US Open Championship – With Winner Orville Moody + Arnold Palmer

Orville Moody (December 9, 1933 – August 8, 2008) was an American professional golfer….who won numerous tournaments in his career….including the 1969 U.S. Open….as he was the last champion in the 20th century to win through local and sectional qualifying.  Moody gave up his military career in favor of a trial run at the PGA Tour in 1967…..thereby his nickname on the…

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Figure Skating – 1986 – Career Hilites OF Ice Dance Champs USSR Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Bukin

Andrei Bukin began figure skating at age seven….while entering the Children and Youth Sports School of CSKA in Moscow. The group trained at a small stadium in Chapayevsky Park near Pesochnaya Square.  At age ten, he joined Spartak and began ice dancing….after originally training at the Small Sports Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium.  In his early career, he was coached by Nadezhda Shirokova…..and his…

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