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5 significant shots on 17th hole at British Open

Updated: July 16, 2013, 6:16 AM ET
Associated Press

(Eds: Corrects to 17th hole in final item. With AP Photos.)

By DOUG FERGUSON

AP Golf Writer

GULLANE, Scotland -- Some of the most significant moments in recent history of the British Open at Muirfield have come on the 17th hole.

Ernie Els recovered from a mini-collapse with a birdie that put him into a playoff he won in 2002. Jack Nicklaus took the outright lead in 1966 by reaching the par 5 in two shots for a birdie that carried him to his first claret jug. It's where ...

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