On this day in 1982 US Open, Tom Watson won by two strokes ahead of runner-up Jack Nicklaus, for the sixth of his eight major titles.
Watson also won the British Open a month later, to become the fifth player to win both Opens in the same year, joining Bobby Jones (1926, 1930), Gene Sarazen (1932), Ben Hogan (1953), and Lee Trevino (1971). It was later accomplished by Tiger Woods in 2000, the first half of his Tiger Slam; all six are Americans.
This was third major played at the Pebble Beach Golf Links; Nicklaus won the US Open in 1972 and Lanny Wadkins won the PGA Championship in 1977.
The total purse was $375,000, with a winner’s share of $60,000.