On this day, In 1975 Jack Nicklaus wins the Doral-Eastern Open by 3 strokes

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Jack takes the Doral-Eastern for the 2nd time

On this day, In 1975 Jack Nicklaus won the Doral-Eastern Open by three strokes.  It was the Golden Bear’s second time winning at Doral and this trip around he took home $30,000.   He shot steady rounds of 69, 70, 69, 68–276, for his second win in this particular event.  Believe it or not, the leader after the 1st round was Gary McCord who turned in a 68 along with Wally Armstrong.  Nicklaus, Mike Hill, Jim Dent, Larry Nelson, and Bob Mitchell turned in 69’s after the first 18.  As the field struggled throughout the third and fourth round it came down to Nicklaus, Forest Fezler, and Bert Yancy.

History repeats itself

His previous win in 1972 came with much satisfaction, saying that it was gratifying to win at that stage in the season, so close to The Masters.  At the 1972 Masters, Nicklaus won a wire-to-wire victory en route to his fourth green jacket.  This time, History repeated itself… After this win at Doral in 1975, he marched into Augusta and dueled with Johnny Miller and Tom Weiskopf. The 1975 Masters is widely considered to be one of the greatest Masters tournaments ever, with three great golfers at the peak of their games in a thrilling Sunday finish.

 

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