29 May '16, 7pm

The 1962 @usopengolf was the beginning of something special.

But a rookie golfer as the U.S. Open favorite? The idea seemed farfetched as championship week arrived. Though trending in the right direction in the weeks leading up to the championship, including a runner-up finish in the Thunderbird Classic in New Jersey the week prior, Nicklaus still had not won a pro title in 16 starts. Meanwhile, Palmer, 32 and in his prime, had won six times in the first half of the year, including his third Masters, giving him 33 PGA Tour victories. He also was the reigning winner of The Open Championship. No wonder oddsmakers installed him as the 5-1 favorite.

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