On the Record: Jul. 27, 1981

There was a sense of déjà vu at the Oakland Hills Country Club outside Detroit. Arnold Palmer and Billy Casper, tied after four rounds, needed an 18-hole playoff to determine the victor. No, it was not a rerun of the 1966 U.S. Open in San Francisco when Palmer blew a seven-stroke lead, then lost in a playoff to Casper. This was golf's newest big championship, the U.S. Senior Open, for competitors over 50. Palmer, 51, produced one of his famous charges in the playoff, coming from behind to beat Casper and Bob Stone for...

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