• On this day: Gary Player completes the grand slam

    Relive the day Gary Player claimed the US Open after an 18-hole playoff at Bellerive Country Club to complete his career grand slam.

    Player was poised to complete the career grand slam but a double-bogey on the 16th hole of his final round, combined with a birdie from Kel Nagle, dissolved his three-stroke cushion and forced a Monday playoff.

    Undeterred, Player outplayed Nagle the next day to capture the title.

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