Hans Remembers- Sunday July 12, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
- The Bear- Jack Nicholas won the British Open held at St. Andrews in Scotland in an 18 hole playoff against Doug Sanders. Both were tied at 283 after 72 holes when Sanders missed a three foot putt on the 18th hold. Nicholas sank a 7 foot putt on the same hole to win 72 to 73. This British Open win would be the 2nd of Nicholas’s three Open victories.
- Thor Heyerdahl’s papyrus boat Ra II that had departed Morocco on May 17th with a crew of seven- arrived in Barbados bringing an end to its 3200 mile journey across the Atlantic. Heyerdahl’s goal was to prove that the ancient Egyptians could have crossed the ocean 3500 years before the voyage of Columbus. The Ra II became waterlogged as it approached Barbados and had to be towed the last eight miles.