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Updated: May 16, 2003, 2:56 PM ET
By Bob Carter | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Event

June 21, 1971 - Just before the start of the 18-hole playoff at the U.S. Open against Jack Nicklaus, Trevino was tight. Remembering that his daughter had left a toy snake in his bag, he grabbed it and tossed it to Nicklaus. Momentarily frightened when a woman near him screamed, Nicklaus began laughing, as did the Merry Mex.

Trevino bogeyed the first hole at the Merion Golf Club outside Philadelphia in Ardmore, Pa., but took the lead with pars on the second and third ...

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