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Tiger and Phil form a pair of aces

Updated: September 17, 2004, 6:51 AM ET
By Jason Sobel | ESPN.com

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- On Sept. 20, 1973, U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jackie Burke did the unthinkable. He paired two of the brightest stars the world had ever seen in the last of that morning's foursomes matches. The U.S. gained only a half-point in the first three matches, but in that final match -- the one in which Burke put all his eggs in one basket, laid all his cards on the table -- Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer won, 6 and 5, to start the U.S. team toward a 19-13 victory at Muirfield.

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