Memorable moments in U.S. Open history

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<b>Jack Nicklaus in 1972</b><br> Jack Nicklaus found himself on the 17th in windy conditions. Nicklaus used a 1-iron to drill the ball down the fairway and into the flagstick. The ball fell inches from the hole and made for an easy birdie. Nicklaus won that year with a total score of 290, one of the best scores in U.S. Open history.

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The U.S. Open has been the setting for some of the most exciting moments in golf history. With the golfers getting ready for the action this weekend, we are taking a look at some of the best shots and moments from this tournament's past.

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