54th PGA Championship





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It was a “miracle” 9-iron shot from an almost impossible position that brought the Championship to Gary Player for a second time. Player bogeyed the 14th and 15th holes in the final round and seemingly ended his chances when he pushed his tee shot far to the right on the 16th hole. Unable to see the flag, Player lofted the ball over a menacing willow tree and pond to within four feet of the hole. Player birdied the hole and went on to score a two-stroke victory over Tommy Aaron and Jim Jamieson.

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