Golf: Arnold Palmer vs. Jack Nicklaus

In 1962, Arnold Palmer, arguably golf's most popular figure at the time, headed into the final day of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVSPR000018" title="U.S. Open (golf)" href="/topic/sports/golf/u.s.-open-%28golf%29-EVSPR000018.topic">U.S. Open</a> with a 3-stroke lead and was headed toward his sixth major championship when Jack Nicklaus came back to tie him and then beat him in an 18-hole playoff, thus creating one of the biggest rivalries in the golfing world. (Pictured: Arnold Palmer, left, and Jack Nicklaus stand together during the Del Webb Father/Son Challenge at ChampionsGate Golf Resort, Florida, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006.)
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( Stephen M. Dowell, MCT / December 2, 2006 )

In 1962, Arnold Palmer, arguably golf's most popular figure at the time, headed into the final day of the U.S. Open with a 3-stroke lead and was headed toward his sixth major championship when Jack Nicklaus came back to tie him and then beat him in an 18-hole playoff, thus creating one of the biggest rivalries in the golfing world. (Pictured: Arnold Palmer, left, and Jack Nicklaus stand together during the Del Webb Father/Son Challenge at ChampionsGate Golf Resort, Florida, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006.)

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