On this day in 1998, Commander Alan B. Shepard, the American astronaut who played golf on the Moon in 1971, died at the age of 74.
On this day in 2005, hours before he would tee it up in his final Open Championship round, the Royal Bank of Scotland honoured Jack Nicklaus by issuing two million £5 notes on which the three-time Open champ appears.
Arnaud Massy was born on this day in 1877, in Biarritz, France. An ex-sardine fisherman and former caddie, in 1907 he won the Open Championship at Hoylake by two shots from J.H. Taylor, becoming the first non-Briton to win the Open.
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