Practice English Speaking&Listening with: 1967 U.S. Open Film: "Nicklaus and the Record at Baltusrol"

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this family is celebrating fathers day a little late you see the father was away

from home on business some business about winning the United States Open

Golf Championship in 1967 they all like golf although some of them have strange

swings Stevie Nicklaus is taking a putting lesson

mrs. Nicklaus Barbara and Nan which is the real Jack Nicklaus both of them Jack

Nicklaus wasn't home on Father's Day in 1962 either here he is winning the open

that year at the Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh he beat Arnold Palmer in

a playoff

Jack had twice been National Amateur champion and now he has launched a

brilliant professional career five years and many titles later Jack Nicklaus

needs this putt to make the lowest 72-hole score of all time in the open a

putt of 21 feet for a total of 275 there

Jack Nicklaus wins the open for the second time and breaks Ben Hogan's

scoring record

he did it on the lower course of the ball - sir all golf club in Springfield

New Jersey volta straw over so much open history has been recorded back in 1903

Willie Anderson earned one of his four open titles at balla straw

Gerry Travers an ammeter one there in 1915 Baldus rolls upper course in 1936

Tony Manero professional began the fourth round four strokes behind Harry

Cooper finishes early with 284 to break what was then the open scoring record by

two strokes but the narrow accompanied by a wild gallery played brilliantly

down the stretch Gene Sarazen tapped in

then Manero hold for a total of 282 to beat Cooper and confound the world of


it's a wonder he survived Tony Manero Open champion in 1936 the lower course

at baldest Hall in 1954 Ben Hogan was defending and was searching for a fifth

Open title Hogan was in the thick of it for two days but then his putter

wouldn't behave it was the year of Ed Fergal the man whose left arm had

withered after a childhood accident

Edberg all open champion in 1954 with a total of 284 now 1967 the open comes at

Balthus raw for the fifth time let's meet some former Open champions

there's Hogan still after a fifth victory

Julius Poros twice winner Gary Player

gene littler Ken Venturi the 1966 PGA champion al Geiberger gay brewer the

1967 Masters winner Don January a

surprising ammeter Marty fleckman Dean Beeman

twice National Amateur champion playing in his first open as a professional

Arnold Palmer Open champion in 1960 Jack Nicklaus and the defending champion

Billy Casper we talked to Billy on the eve of the first round Billy it must be

quite a thrill to be again a USGA an open defending champion well Chris you

know I think any player that starts a professional golf tour starts with one

goal in mind and that is winning the United States Open as you know it's the

greatest golf tournament in the world and it's certainly a thrill and an honor

to be defending my championship and I feel very flattered to have had the

opportunity and grateful for it to have won the tournament two times we're

playing on an outstanding golf course this year Eric baldest all the gentlemen

that wins the tournament it's going to be an outstanding player I know because

it's going to take an outstanding golf game this week to win this tournament of

course it could be Billy Casper again well I'm firing at a time I've got my

sights set on it too yes sir Balthus rawls lower course has a power of 70

it's seven thousand fifteen yards long and in superb condition the classic

par-3 4th hole 194 yards from the back tee but the USGA

plans to give this hole a split personality by playing it in two rounds

from a forward tee at 162 yards the sixth the par-4 470 yards it's not

unusual for even the strongest players to use fairway woods here

this is bolas Rawls hardest hole to par

the 17th at 623 yards is the longest in open history the idea is to carry the

second shot well over those cross bunkers to set up a relatively short

third no one gets home into the 18th is also a par 5 but at 542 yards it can be

reached into even though the green is elevated and protected by five bunkers

now let's see Baldus role under attack the 1967 open begins Dean Beeman drives

on the first hole a big par four of 465 yards his second shot went into the cup

for an eagle demon is still going strong as he plays his third shot to the 18th

he is 1 under

needs this putt for a birdie and the 68

right behind Beeman is Marty fleckman a 23 year old amateur from Port Arthur

Texas fleckman a colossal hitter reaches the 18th and to with an iron

he's already 2-under PAR fleckman a member the 1967 Walker Cup team has been

National Collegiate champion a putt for an eagle

a 67 3-under par a wonderful round by amateur Marty fleckman Palmer bunkered

on the long par-4 7th Arnold is 1 over and he'd hate to lose another stroke

here that's a relief

at the 18th palmer plays from a belt of rough blocking the entrance to the green

arnold is back to even par now he needs this putt to join a growing list of

players who have broken par today

there's a 69 Hesper he hopes to become the first man to win two opens in a row

since Hogan Billy comes to the par-4 14th even par he had two birdies and two

bogeys going out and he's powered every hole coming back

Kasper has a wonderful touch around the greens still even walking to the 18th

Casper remains level with par but he's hit the home green and 2 and has two

putts for a birdie oh no Eagle but there's another subpar

round of 69 Nicholas a late starter plays a long iron to the 6th

it drops into a bunker

he pard the first five holes there's a bogey on the 14th Jack still hasn't had

a birdie and he's 2 over par fine shot

Jack's pudding isn't sharp today

as Nicolas plays his third to the 18th storm clouds are gathering and it's

getting dark in a hurry Jack finally made a birdie on the 15th and he could

get back to par right here

a seventy one four strokes behind Marty fleckman fleckman is the first ammeter

to lead any open since Billy Joe Patton in the first round on this same course

in 1954 before the second round begins let's go behind the scenes to find out

what's involved for a club in staging an Open Championship here's Robert Finney

Baldus Rawls general chairman vom as general chairman I know it's a huge task

could you tell us a little bit what it's been like over the past couple of years

well it hasn't really been too bad in fact I think I've had about the easiest

job of any general chairman and I think it's all because of the selection of

chairmen and I picked there are approximately 30 committees that are

involved in this work I would say somewhere in the neighborhood of 2000

people have been mixed up in this tournament we have roughly 450 marshals

we have 350 women about 60 officials as I would call 200 caddies 200 messengers

one of the minor things we have to do is supplying 1,300 uniforms round to Billy

Casper on the par-3 9th that one found a bunker but Casper's playing well again

today he's 2-under for the championship

never a doubt well maybe just a little coming 218 Casper has lost a shot but is

still even today 1-under for 35 holes a long explosion

that hurt

but Casper's in at 1:39 and very much in the running

Nikolas plays to the fourth from the bhakti

his ball is the one off the edge of the green Jack's already had one bogey today

a bit too strong

there's this sort of putt that will give anyone a lift the 18th Nicklaus Wallops

an iron


since that putt on the fourth hole Jack's been red-hot he has two putts for

a 67 almost is 66 a total of 138 one stroke better than Casper fleckman

plays his approach to the 13th of par for Marty had a rocky start but he seems

to be settling down now

and easy par fleckman pitches to the 18th it looked as if Marty might shoot

himself out of contention but he's pard seven holes in succession

and there's a wonderful putt for a birdie fleckman is even par for 36 holes

Palmer is still on the course there's his short iron shot to 13 Arnold is

controlling the ball beautifully it's not that easy to stop the ball on these

firm greens Arnold is even par today

at 18 an explosion from a deep bunker Palmer had birdied the 15th and 17th to

take the lead

a par 5 and Palmer is the leader after two rounds he and Nicolas will be paired

together tomorrow

before the third round begins let's examine the most critical technical

aspect of the game the grip can you identify these players by their grips

Ben Hogan

gay brewer

Bruce Devlin

Arnold Palmer Billy Casper

Gardner Dickinson Dean Beeman Jack Nicklaus now for the third round

fleckman on the fourth Marty has started badly again he's three over after three

holes Beeman just a stroke off the lead the hole is cut close to the water and

Beeman is going right for it short in the water hazard Beeman has to take a

penalty stroke and drop behind the hazard before playing his third

a very costly double bogey for Dean fleckman a birdie but he's still four

behind the short T is being used on the fourth today Palmer goes for the whole

just like Beeman he's dropped it in the water

now Nicklaus

he almost backed his ball back into the pond

Palmer plays three

this fourth hole is a great test of nerve it's really no problem for these

great players to put the ball safely onto the green but to get the ball close

to the hole means flirting with the water a delicate chip by Nicholas

that means a five for Palmer and costs him the lead and a three for Nicholas

he's tied for first with Casper there's Billy's second to the fifth the

par 4

a birdie for Casper the lead is now his

on the seventh Billy starts the ball out to the right and draws it back in

and easy par on a demanding hole Casper looks very good right now

at the 9th Casper is safely on

he turns one under his lead is starting to swell Palmer and Nicholas are having

their troubles after that disastrous 5 on the 4th hole

Arnold hit way over the green on the 5th into the gallery

Nicholas is on and - but not anywhere near the cup Palmer plays back he missed

that ship Nicholas

he didn't like that putt Jack manages to save his par Palmer from about 25 feet

Wow crowd loves it

on the 15th Palmer comes in from the rough

Nicholas pushed his on but again not very close this epic confrontation

between Palmer and Nicholas has produced a series of errors it's as all they were

playing each other instead of the course Arnold is four over today Jack is three

over and Casper has opened a sizeable lead

Palmer doesn't believe in hiding his feelings during a bad round necklaces

putt is too strong

that's Jack's fourth bogey today

but suddenly Casper went sour after a three-stroke lead he bogeyed the 15th he

bogeyed the 16th in here on the par-5 17th Billy is in trouble again that's

his fourth shot

unbelievable three bogeys in a row by Casper while the three Titans are

stumbling Marty fleckman is gaining ground

there's his shot on the 16th this young ammeter has revived again

I'm birdie

fleckman plays 217 close again

two birdies in a row he's the only man under par fleckman 'he's taken the lead

again fleckman didn't reach the 18th and to today instead he has to play a tough

shot from the sand he's standing out of the bunker with the ball well below his

feet wonderfully well done this for another birdie marty fleckman has

bounced back to lead the open once more his 54 hole score is 209 1-under par

Casper on 18 after those three quick bogeys he's playing from the same bunker

we saw fleckman M

a par only one stroke behind with 18 holes to go but Casper isn't too happy

finally Nicklaus and Palmer on the 17th neither is made a birdie all day

Nicklaus that's a good example with his third

palmer's is even better

Jax long drought is over but not Arnold's

a big second shot by Palmer on the 18th he carries over the bunker just off the

green to the left Nicklaus hit an enormous Drive he's using a Ford for his

second he made it

Palmer chips

Nicholas tries for an eagle

the birdie gives Jack a 72 and a total of 210 Arnold finally has a birdie

despite their frustrations today Nikolas and Palmer are tied for second with

Casper just one stroke behind fleckman the last ammeter who won the open was

Johnny Goodman back in 1933 Marty fleckman

is the first ammeter delayed after three rounds since Goodman that year we talked

with Marty before he started the final round Marty you let after the first

round and here you are the third round later after 54 holes of play I am a

feeling that you sort of like ball to strong golf club yes it's a very nice

course it's very fair and if you if you keep the ball in play and hit the right

shots you you'll be rewarded a lot of the gallery here has been very impressed

with your length off the tee there a secret on how you developed in no I just

hit a lot of golf balls and you had some good advice I'm sure from your coach at

the University of Houston and our colleague Byron Nelson that's right

mr. Nelson has really helped me with my legs and my hands and and taught me how

to finesse and my coach at University you someday Williams is this helped me

quite a bit on attitude and and never give up attitude last round fleckman on

the first tee

he's pushed it into the gallery

Marty needed three to reach the first green

a bogey fleckman is wild today on the 4th now he hooks the ball and our camera

can't even find it it's beyond the crowd into the trees and Marty is never again

in contention

Palmer is again paired with Nicolas

they're tied coming to the fourth a high iron by niklas marvelous Palmer

Arnel needs to make a couple of those if he's going to win after losing a stroke

to par on the second Jack came back to birdie the third and here on four he's

going for another two Noel Nicklaus takes the lead from the rough on the

fifth Nicklaus rips it out and comes safely on

there's another bird

Palmer on the seventh he's playing very well from tee to green and has only one

behind despite the rash of Nicklaus birdies Palmer's using a one iron a

magnificent shot 11 feet from the hole Nicolas uses a two iron on but way

outside Palmer Jack could lose his lead right here the biggest galleries in open

history watched this Classic Tournament

from 30 feet Nicklaus did it again he's absolutely on fire

Arnel just can't make a putt what an astounding swing in one hole the

television cameras of ABC picked up Nicholas during one of the most

important and brilliant streaks he's ever had here's his wedge 2:13 his sixth

birdie of the round he's four ahead of everyone now a short

iron to 14 one great shot after another

his seventh birdie today now Jack's born depart for the championship and

cantorian the tie Hogan's open record of 276 he still 4-under coming to 17

Nicholas is hitting the ball so precisely that he's backing up every

iron shot Palmer and Kasper are out of it

but Arnold is still making good golf shots that's his third to the 17th

short well at least he's human a birdie by Arnold but too late the 18th hole

seen from ABC's giant crane behind the green

the one thing Nicholas wants to avoid is the water on the golfers left a birdie

would give him that scoring record but jack is concerned only about winning

he's going to use an iron off the tee and aim it to the right away from the


that's too far right into the gallery a television cable rising out of the

ground and a cable reel interfere with Jack's stance and swing

they are obstructions so Jack's entitled to a drop within two Club lengths

without penalty the ball roll nearer the hole so jack is obliged to drop again

all right that time

and eight iron back into the fairway but Jack hit it fat out comes the one iron

again up and on the green on this par 5 hold Nicklaus has used a 1 iron and 8

iron and a 1 iron again now the open is one all that remains is to learn whether

Jack will tie or break Hogan's open scoring record two putts for 276 one

putt for 275

there it is the lowest score ever made in the United States Open Championship

what a performance today a 65 with eight birdies nine threes and a two on his


Tech receives the prize check from USGA president ward Foshay and then he

remembers he's a father so he gives the check to the mother

so all those lovely little children can help their daddies celebrate another

happy Father's Day

The Description of 1967 U.S. Open Film: "Nicklaus and the Record at Baltusrol"