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The Massacre of '74 still lingers

Updated: June 8, 2006, 3:31 PM ET
By Peter McCleery | Golf Digest

Thirty-two years ago Winged Foot set a standard as either a high or low point in the U.S. Golf Association's effort to present the ultimate examination of elite players. Officials intimately involved in that 1974 U.S. Open still take pride in the punishing setup; players still feel the indignities chronicled in Massacre at Winged Foot, Dick Schaap's minute-by-minute account of a championship won at seven over par.

The searing images remain more than three decades later: Jack Nicklaus putting ...

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