• Short Summary

    Nicklaus, playing steadily but unspectacularly, reeled off eight consecutive pars before he got the bird on nine, missing from eight feet on the par five fifth hole.

  • Description

    Nicklaus, playing steadily but unspectacularly, reeled off eight consecutive pars before he got the bird on nine, missing from eight feet on the par five fifth hole.

    He scored another two-putt birdie on the 12th, another par five, made his only putt of the day from about 18 feet on the 17th and closed with another two-put bird on the 538-yard 18th.

    For the second day in a row he needed 35 putts on the tiny greens. In his last three rounds Nicklaus used 104 putts, just four under the norm. And he played those 54 holes a total of 11 under par, a tribute to the controlled power that let him drive the green on two par four holes and reach a flock of par five in two.

    The 31-year-old Colbert, recent winner of the Milwaukee Open, had a fantastic round. He bogged the relatively easy par five fifth hole, then sced the 130-yard sixth, holing out a nine iron shot. He made eagle three on the ninth and finished the day with a total of two bogeys, two eagles, five birdies and nine pars.

    Second place was worth $28,500 to the seven-year pro from ???erland Park, Kan., and marked his biggest payday. Nevil, who had won a total of only 421, 000 in two seasons on the tour, won 17,750.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC3JT8NLREHCCMA2C35FP250CK
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3JT8NLREHCCMA2C35FP250CK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:30:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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