17 Reasons Golf Was Better in the 1970s

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Weiskopf's Sweater, Johnny's Smile and Jack's Pants

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Celebrity Golf Was Much Better

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Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson Were Ryder Cup Partners

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Brian Barnes' Shorts

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Brian Barnes' Pipe

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The Ben Hogan statue at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
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The King Won on Tour

2008 ANGC
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Brad Faxon Was In SI's "Faces in the Crowd"

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Frank and Dean Teed It Up

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Jack Nicklaus, shown here taking part in the opening tee shots ceremony at the Masters, said the rules committee was correct to hit Tiger Woods with a two-shot penalty.
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Johnny Miller's Pants

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Jim Boeheim Coached the Syracuse Golf Team

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Lee Trevino, Gary Player

Lee Trevino, left, shares a laugh with fellow World Golf Hall of Famer Gary Player in 2013. Read more: http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/tiger-woods-jordan-spieth-lee-trevino-tour-confidential#ixzz3KmD05Hvm
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Nancy Lopez, 2012 LPGA Founders Cup

LPGA legend Nancy Lopez plays a shot during the third round of the LPGA Founders Cup in 2012.
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Seve Emerged

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Tony Jacklin's Baby

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Tom Watson, shown here after winning the 1977 Open at Turnberry, won five British Opens in his career.