• Short Summary

    Open champion of Britain and the United States, 26-year-old Tony Jacklin drives off on the Old Course at St.

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    LV Golfers practising
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    2.
    MV&SV Devlin driving off
    0.14

    3.
    SCU Jack Nicklaus drives off
    0.21

    4.
    MV Bob Charles (N.Z.) putting with Tommy Aaron
    0.29

    5.
    MV Doug Sanders drives off
    0.37

    6.
    MV Arnold Palmer drives off
    0.43

    7.
    MV Gary Player drives off
    0.48

    8.
    LV Jack Nicklaus surrounded by crowd drives off
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    SPORT: GOLF

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Open champion of Britain and the United States, 26-year-old Tony Jacklin drives off on the Old Course at St. Andrews today (July 8) to defend his title against the world's top golf stars.

    Yesterday (July 7) the contenders for the title lined up for practice. Jacklin, who had practised earlier took the day off to rest.

    Tipped as the most likely contender to take Jacklin's title is Jack Nicklaus, with Gary Player and Bruce Devlin his most dangerous rivals. At practice Nicklaus said he feels his game is more capable of winning than it has been for the last two years.

    Also fighting for the title will be Australia's Peter Thomson, America's Billy Casper, New Zealand left-hander Bob Charles, veteran Arnold Palmer, and top-ranking U.S. golfer Doug Sanders. All top title holders, they'll be doing their best to wrest the title from Tony Jacklin on the hazardous St. Andrews course.

    134 golfers have entered the British Open, but the dominant factor is not the number of players but the historic Old Course. Winning the Open title is one thing, winning it at St. Andrews is something else again.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2WHGCOEXAK4ZIHDNVF0U3R62Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA2WHGCOEXAK4ZIHDNVF0U3R62Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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