|JUL ||1971 -- Palmer wins the $250,000 Westchester Golf Classic in Harrison,
N.Y., after storming to a five-stroke lead over Hale Irwin and Gibby
Gilbert. The most lucrative tournament of the year draws one of the
best fields with a leader board crowded with top golfers including Sam
Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Frank Beard and Bobby Nichols. It is Palmer's
third victory of the year, making it his best year since 1967. Palmer
earns $50,000 and a congratulatory call from President Nixon. "He said
it was nice for me to lead all the way and I said it was very
thoughtful of him to call," Palmer says. "He told me he wanted to
start playing golf again, and that when he did he wanted to have a
lesson on how to play like I did on number 16 Saturday when I holed out
that bunker shot." |
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