Best Final Rounds at the U.S. Open

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Best Final Rounds at the U.S. Open

June 09, 2008

1. Willie Anderson, 1904(Glen View) The "Miller's 63" of its era -- the lowest round shot in an Open to that point -- secures a five-shot victory.1. Willie Anderson, 1904(Glen View) The "Miller's 63" of its era -- the lowest round shot in an Open to that point -- secures a five-shot victory.

2. Gene Sarazen, 1932(Fresh Meadow) Sarazen memorably plays the last 28 holes in 100 strokes to win championship by three.2. Gene Sarazen, 1932(Fresh Meadow) Sarazen memorably plays the last 28 holes in 100 strokes to win championship by three.

3. Tony Manero, 1936(Baltusrol, Upper Course) Obscure professional's score is the only final round in the 60s. He overcomes a four-shot deficit.3. Tony Manero, 1936(Baltusrol, Upper Course) Obscure professional's score is the only final round in the 60s. He overcomes a four-shot deficit.

4. Ben Hogan, 1951(Oakland Hills, South Course) One of just two rounds in the 60s the "monster" course yields all week.4. Ben Hogan, 1951(Oakland Hills, South Course) One of just two rounds in the 60s the "monster" course yields all week.

5. Jack Fleck, 1955(Olympic, Lake Course) Score is the best of the day by three, and Fleck birdies two of the last four holes to make playoff.5. Jack Fleck, 1955(Olympic, Lake Course) Score is the best of the day by three, and Fleck birdies two of the last four holes to make playoff.

6. Arnold Palmer, 1960(Cherry Hills) Palmer drives the green on downhill par-4 first, birdies six of first seven holes in finale. A legend is born.6. Arnold Palmer, 1960(Cherry Hills) Palmer drives the green on downhill par-4 first, birdies six of first seven holes in finale. A legend is born.

7. Jack Nicklaus, 1967(Baltusrol, Lower Course) Nicklaus beats playing partner Palmer (with whom he had been tied) by four shots.7. Jack Nicklaus, 1967(Baltusrol, Lower Course) Nicklaus beats playing partner Palmer (with whom he had been tied) by four shots.

8. Johnny Miller, 1973(Oakmont) Final-round score is the first 63 in a major championship -- on America's most punishing course, of all places.8. Johnny Miller, 1973(Oakmont) Final-round score is the first 63 in a major championship -- on America's most punishing course, of all places.

9. David Graham, 1981(Merion, East Course) A clinic in ball-striking: Graham hits fairways and greens like a man on a mission.9. David Graham, 1981(Merion, East Course) A clinic in ball-striking: Graham hits fairways and greens like a man on a mission.

10. Tiger Woods, 2000(Pebble Beach) Fitting end to Open's most dominant week -- 15-shot win margin and equaling of 72-hole scoring mark.10. Tiger Woods, 2000(Pebble Beach) Fitting end to Open's most dominant week -- 15-shot win margin and equaling of 72-hole scoring mark.

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