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Lefty now missing peculiar 'Slam' puzzle piece

...In that context, the last player to pick up the third leg of the Grand Slam would have been Floyd when he won the 1986 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. By then, he was 43 and not considered a favorite to add a claret jug to his collection...
Shinnecock gets tougher, better with age

...After going 90 years without a major championship, it allowed only one man to break par - Raymond Floyd - in the 1986 U.S. Open. When it returned in 1995, Corey Pavin became the first player in 16 years to win the U.S. Open at even par...
Howell's caddie pick knows way around

...hooking up with David Eichelberger on the Senior PGA Tour. The toughest major he ever worked was with Clampett at the 1986 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. He also helped Eichelberger, another Oklahoma State golfer like Howell, make the cut at...
Scott Michaux
Overtime: A sports wrap-up

...Todd Witsken, a doubles specialist who won more than $1.4 million on the ATP Tour and beat Jimmy Conners in the 1986 U.S. Open, has died of brain cancer. Witsken, director of the Indianapolis Tennis Center since his retirement from the...
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Floyd sculpture to be unveiled

...72-hole tournament record set by Jack Nicklaus in 1965. Mr. Floyd also won the 1969 and '82 PGA Championships and the 1986 U.S. Open among 22 PGA Tour victories. He has also won 13 times in six years on the Senior PGA Tour. Sculptures of Arnold...
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Verplank edging closer to a major breakthrough

...first amateur in 29 years to win a PGA Tour event at the Western Open. In his first major championship as a pro at the 1986 U.S. Open at Shinnecock, Verplank was in the hunt on Sunday. Playing in the group ahead of eventual winner Raymond Floyd...
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Wild Goosen chase

...4-under-par 276 and Mickelson's 2-under-par 274 topped Ray Floyd's record winning score of 275 at Shinnecock in the 1986 U.S. Open. No other player has bested par in four U.S. Opens held on the Long Island links-style course. "I'm not...