Duel in the Sun: One of the greatest contests in history

Updated 9:48 AM ET, Fri July 21, 2017

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Story highlights

  • Turnberry 1977 remembered as the "Duel in the Sun"
  • Watson & Nicklaus battled in a final-round shootout
  • The Championship was decided on the last hole

(CNN)The red-hot summer of 1977, the year a gap-toothed twenty-something from Kansas took down golf's greatest in a final-round scrap like no other.

Forty years on and it is a battle which is still regarded as one of the finest sporting duels in history.