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Jack Nicklaus has held off Tiger Woods to win The Open For The Ages.
The two most prolific major champions in the history of the game went into the final round of the innovative event tied for the lead and there was little between the for the majority of the day.
However, a costly bogey for Woods at the 17th proved the difference. That allowed Nicklaus to take a one-shot lead up the last and, when Woods could do no better than par, the Golden Bear’s victory was assured.
Staged in the week that the 149th Open had been due to take place at Royal St George’s, this celebratory edition of the championship used real archive footage to recreate the drama of an Open final round.
The winner was determined by a fan vote, which registered more than 10,000 responses, and a data model developed in partnership with NTT DATA that utilised the fan vote along with player career statistics and historical data from The Open to calculate the champion.