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    Jack Nicklaus moved into a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the United States Professional Golf Championship (PGA) on Saturday -- and was within an ace of becoming the greatest major tournament winner of all time.

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    Jack Nicklaus moved into a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the United States Professional Golf Championship (PGA) on Saturday -- and was within an ace of becoming the greatest major tournament winner of all time.

    Victory here would give Nicklaus his 14th win in to tournaments -- one more than the record held by the late Bobby Jones. And Nicklaus, the "Golden Bear", duly delighted his fans the following day with a magnificent four-stroke victory.

    But the issue was far from settled on the Saturday. At the end of the third round, Nicklaus achieved his slender one-stroke lead with a three-under-par 68 at the Canterbury Golf Club in Cleveland, Ohio. Right behind him, trying for second place, were Don Iverson and Mason Rudolph, the joint leaders at the end of the second round.

    This coverage includes a National Broadcasting Company commentary, transcribed below, and an interview with Iverson. And alternative commentary is provided overleaf:
    SYNOPSIS: Jack Nicklaus, already golf's top money winner, moved to within an ace of becoming the winner of the world's greatest number of major tournaments on Saturday -- taking a one stroke lead at the end of the third round of United States Professional Golfers Championship at Cleveland.

    But he was hard pressed by a man who hasn't won a tournament for three years -- twenty-nine-year-old Mason Rudolph, joint leader at the end of two rounds, who finished a stroke behind Nicklaus.

    Don Iverson, who had been sharing the lead with Rudolph after two rounds, also finished this third round with a seventy -- to tie in second place behind Nicklaus. He was asked how he assessed his chances of final victory.

    Denny Lyons from Niagara Falls, came close to breaking the course record with a sixty-seven -- but stayed two shots behind Nicklaue.

    Bruca Crampton of Australia was three shots behind. But the following day, Nicklaus left them all standing, recording a magnificent four-stroke victory to achieve his record series of championship wins.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3CH4JJ1FIMIYK9S94AERCH8KO
    Media URN:
    VLVA3CH4JJ1FIMIYK9S94AERCH8KO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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