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  • Lou Graham is flanked by his daughter, Louanne, left, and his wife, Patsy, as he carries the U.S. Open trophy after winning the playoff at Medinah, June 23, 1975.

      Lou Graham is flanked by his daughter, Louanne, left, and his wife, Patsy, as he carries the U.S. Open trophy after winning the playoff at Medinah, June 23, 1975.
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  • Tiger Woods kisses the Wanamaker trophy after winning the 81st PGA Championship at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill., on Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999.

      Tiger Woods kisses the Wanamaker trophy after winning the 81st PGA Championship at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill., on Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999.
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  • While Arnold Palmer, center, hits from the practice tee at Medinah Country Club, Tuesday, June 17, 1975, Medinah, Ill. Gary Player of South Africa, dark cap, and veteran Sam Sneed, holding a bucked of ball at right, await their turn to get in some practice swings.

      While Arnold Palmer, center, hits from the practice tee at Medinah Country Club, Tuesday, June 17, 1975, Medinah, Ill. Gary Player of South Africa, dark cap, and veteran Sam Sneed, holding a bucked of ball at right, await their turn to get in some practice swings.
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  • Round two of the 88th PGA Championship Friday; August 18, 2006 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Here Phil Mickelson hits from the crowd on the 4th.

      Round two of the 88th PGA Championship Friday; August 18, 2006 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Here Phil Mickelson hits from the crowd on the 4th.
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  • In this June 1990 file photo, Seve Ballesteros hits an iron off the tee during the U.S. Open golf tournament at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. Ballesteros died early Saturday, May 7, 2011, from complications of a cancerous brain tumor. He was 54.

      In this June 1990 file photo, Seve Ballesteros hits an iron off the tee during the U.S. Open golf tournament at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. Ballesteros died early Saturday, May 7, 2011, from complications of a cancerous brain tumor. He was 54.
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  • Round four of the 88th PGA Championship Sunday; August 20, 2006 Country Club in Medinah. Sergio Garcia putts on 2.

      Round four of the 88th PGA Championship Sunday; August 20, 2006 Country Club in Medinah. Sergio Garcia putts on 2.
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  • This is the No. 1 tee of the Medinah County Club, Illinois on June 3, 1949, where the National Open Golf Championship Match will be held on June 9, 10 and 11. There are few, if any, easy holes over the course. The green is beyond the sand-trap in the distance.

      This is the No. 1 tee of the Medinah County Club, Illinois on June 3, 1949, where the National Open Golf Championship Match will be held on June 9, 10 and 11. There are few, if any, easy holes over the course. The green is beyond the sand-trap in the distance.
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  • A spectator views the picturesque setting at the 17th hole of the No. 3 Championship Course at Medinah Country Club, Medinah, Illinois on May 31, 1949, where the U.S. Open Golf Tournament will be held June 9-11. Sand traps, a water hazard and an elevated green are among the obstacles golfers will have to contend with on the 193-yard, par 3 hole.

      A spectator views the picturesque setting at the 17th hole of the No. 3 Championship Course at Medinah Country Club, Medinah, Illinois on May 31, 1949, where the U.S. Open Golf Tournament will be held June 9-11. Sand traps, a water hazard and an elevated green are among the obstacles golfers will have to contend with on the 193-yard, par 3 hole.
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  • Tiger Woods celebrates his 18th hole final round putt on the Medinah Country Club course which secured his 1999 PGA Championship win over Sergio Garcia.

      Tiger Woods celebrates his 18th hole final round putt on the Medinah Country Club course which secured his 1999 PGA Championship win over Sergio Garcia.
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  • Hitting from the rough in the trees, Lou Graham hits his second shot on Medinah's 18th hole in the playoffs of the U.S. Open, June 23, 1975. The shot landed on the green and Lou went on to par the hole and win the Open by one stroke.

      Hitting from the rough in the trees, Lou Graham hits his second shot on Medinah's 18th hole in the playoffs of the U.S. Open, June 23, 1975. The shot landed on the green and Lou went on to par the hole and win the Open by one stroke.
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  • Round four of the 88th PGA Championship Sunday; August 20, 2006 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Tiger Woods makes his way to the first tee.

      Round four of the 88th PGA Championship Sunday; August 20, 2006 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Tiger Woods makes his way to the first tee.
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  • This is the club house at Medinah Country Club, Medinah, Illinois on May 31, 1949, where the U.S. Open Golf Tournament will be held June 9-11. The number three Championship Course, on which the tournament will be played, measures 6,929 yards for the 18 holes. Par for the course is 71. The club house faces the No. 1 tee and the 18th green.

      This is the club house at Medinah Country Club, Medinah, Illinois on May 31, 1949, where the U.S. Open Golf Tournament will be held June 9-11. The number three Championship Course, on which the tournament will be played, measures 6,929 yards for the 18 holes. Par for the course is 71. The club house faces the No. 1 tee and the 18th green.
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  • Arnold Palmer leaves nothing unsaid as he presented this appearance when he missed a putt that gave him a bogey on the par four, 11th hole at Medinah Country Club, Medinah, Ill., June 19, 1975, in the first round of the U. S. Open. Palmer, of Ligonier Pa., was trailing the leaders by one stroke when he missed this putt.

      Arnold Palmer leaves nothing unsaid as he presented this appearance when he missed a putt that gave him a bogey on the par four, 11th hole at Medinah Country Club, Medinah, Ill., June 19, 1975, in the first round of the U. S. Open. Palmer, of Ligonier Pa., was trailing the leaders by one stroke when he missed this putt.
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  • Round four of the 88th PGA Championship Sunday, August 20, 2006 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Tiger lifts the trophy.

      Round four of the 88th PGA Championship Sunday, August 20, 2006 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Tiger lifts the trophy.
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  • Tiger Woods holds up the Wannamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship in 1999 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah.

      Tiger Woods holds up the Wannamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship in 1999 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah.
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  • Lou Graham waves his arms after hitting a shot from the rough to within three feet of the pin on the 583-yard, par, five 10th hole at Medinah, June 23, 1975. Graham went on to sink the putt for a birdie and go three-up on his opponent John Mahaffey, Jr., in the U.S. Open playoff.

      Lou Graham waves his arms after hitting a shot from the rough to within three feet of the pin on the 583-yard, par, five 10th hole at Medinah, June 23, 1975. Graham went on to sink the putt for a birdie and go three-up on his opponent John Mahaffey, Jr., in the U.S. Open playoff.
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  • Deep in the rough behind a tree, Lou Graham studies his ball and a way to solve his problem on the 13th fairway of Medinah, June 23, 1975. He punched it out close to the green, pitched up and one putted for his par. He went on to win the U.S. Open championship over John Mahaffey, Jr., by two strokes.

      Deep in the rough behind a tree, Lou Graham studies his ball and a way to solve his problem on the 13th fairway of Medinah, June 23, 1975. He punched it out close to the green, pitched up and one putted for his par. He went on to win the U.S. Open championship over John Mahaffey, Jr., by two strokes.
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  • Round four of the 88th PGA Championship Sunday, August 20, 2006 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Tiger and Steve Williams celebrate.

      Round four of the 88th PGA Championship Sunday, August 20, 2006 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Tiger and Steve Williams celebrate.
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  • Lanny Wadkins, professional golfer, tees off during the U.S. Open, at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois, June 14, 1990.

      Lanny Wadkins, professional golfer, tees off during the U.S. Open, at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois, June 14, 1990.
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  • This is the No. 1 tee of the Medinah County Club, Illinois on June 3, 1949, where the National Open Golf Championship Match will be held on June 9, 10 and 11. There are few, if any, easy holes over the course. The green is beyond the sand-trap in the distance. Par for the course, years ago is the best tournament total for the course.

      This is the No. 1 tee of the Medinah County Club, Illinois on June 3, 1949, where the National Open Golf Championship Match will be held on June 9, 10 and 11. There are few, if any, easy holes over the course. The green is beyond the sand-trap in the distance. Par for the course, years ago is the best tournament total for the course.
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  • Phil Mickelson, amateur golfer teeing off at the U.S. Open, Medinah country Club in Medinah, Illinois on June 15, 1990.

      Phil Mickelson, amateur golfer teeing off at the U.S. Open, Medinah country Club in Medinah, Illinois on June 15, 1990.
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  • U.S. Open winner Hale Irwin hugs his trophy Monday, June 19, 1990 at Medinah Country Club after his U.S. Open playoff with Mike Donald. The two golfers ended up tied after 18 playoff holes. Irwin went on to birdie the 1st sudden death hole to give him his third Open title.

      U.S. Open winner Hale Irwin hugs his trophy Monday, June 19, 1990 at Medinah Country Club after his U.S. Open playoff with Mike Donald. The two golfers ended up tied after 18 playoff holes. Irwin went on to birdie the 1st sudden death hole to give him his third Open title.
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  • People in the gallery watch golfers on the No. 2 green at Medinah Country Club, Medinah Monday, June 11, 1990. The golfers are practicing for the U.S. Open, which begins Thursday.

      People in the gallery watch golfers on the No. 2 green at Medinah Country Club, Medinah Monday, June 11, 1990. The golfers are practicing for the U.S. Open, which begins Thursday.
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  • Hale Irwin jumps for joy after sinking a birdie putt on the 19th playoff hole Monday, June 18, 1990 with Mike Donald during the U.S. Open at Medinah Country Club in Medinah.

      Hale Irwin jumps for joy after sinking a birdie putt on the 19th playoff hole Monday, June 18, 1990 with Mike Donald during the U.S. Open at Medinah Country Club in Medinah.
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  • Veteran golfer Arnold Palmer follows his tee shot during a practice round for the U.S. Open in Medinah Country Club, Wednesday, June 12, 1975, Medinah, Ill. Nicklaus will compete at Medinah in the U.S. Open which begins next week.

      Veteran golfer Arnold Palmer follows his tee shot during a practice round for the U.S. Open in Medinah Country Club, Wednesday, June 12, 1975, Medinah, Ill. Nicklaus will compete at Medinah in the U.S. Open which begins next week.
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  • Lou Graham has a wave for the crowd after sinking a birdie putt on the fifth hole at Medinah, June 23, 1975 in his U.S. Open playoff round with John Mahaffey, Jr. Lou dropped in a four on the par-4, 466-yard hole.

      Lou Graham has a wave for the crowd after sinking a birdie putt on the fifth hole at Medinah, June 23, 1975 in his U.S. Open playoff round with John Mahaffey, Jr. Lou dropped in a four on the par-4, 466-yard hole.
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  • Round four of the 88th PGA Championship Sunday, August 20, 2006 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Tiger Woods reacts after sinking his last putt on 18 to win.

      Round four of the 88th PGA Championship Sunday, August 20, 2006 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah. Tiger Woods reacts after sinking his last putt on 18 to win.
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  • Cary Middlecoff, center, Memphis, Tenn., and Clayton Heafner, right, Charlotte, N.C., were tied up going down the final nine holes of the National Open golf tournament at Chicagoís Medinah Country Club, Illinois on June 11, 1949. OíNeal (Buck) White, left, Greenwood, Miss., was only two strokes behind leadersí pace at the 63rd hole.

      Cary Middlecoff, center, Memphis, Tenn., and Clayton Heafner, right, Charlotte, N.C., were tied up going down the final nine holes of the National Open golf tournament at Chicagoís Medinah Country Club, Illinois on June 11, 1949. OíNeal (Buck) White, left, Greenwood, Miss., was only two strokes behind leadersí pace at the 63rd hole.
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  • Two time U.S. Open winner Hale Irwin gets a round of high fives from the fans surrounding the 18th green after sinking a 60-foot putt during the U.S. Open at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill., Sunday, June 17, 1990. The play put Irwin in the clubhouse at 8-under for the tournament. Irwin won the championship in playoffs with a score of 280.

      Two time U.S. Open winner Hale Irwin gets a round of high fives from the fans surrounding the 18th green after sinking a 60-foot putt during the U.S. Open at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill., Sunday, June 17, 1990. The play put Irwin in the clubhouse at 8-under for the tournament. Irwin won the championship in playoffs with a score of 280.
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  • Arnold Palmer of Ligonier, Pa. concentrates on spraying the grip of a golf club before warming up in a practice round at Medinah Country Club, June 18, 1975. Palmer, who has played golf with presidents and monarchs all over the world, takes care of this chore himself preparing for the U.S. Open, which gets underway at Medinah Thursday.

      Arnold Palmer of Ligonier, Pa. concentrates on spraying the grip of a golf club before warming up in a practice round at Medinah Country Club, June 18, 1975. Palmer, who has played golf with presidents and monarchs all over the world, takes care of this chore himself preparing for the U.S. Open, which gets underway at Medinah Thursday.
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  • The crowd of spectators at Medinah Country Club in Illinois seems to be pressing in on Arnold Palmer of Ligonier, Pa., as he tees off in the first round of the U. S. Open, June 19, 1975.

      The crowd of spectators at Medinah Country Club in Illinois seems to be pressing in on Arnold Palmer of Ligonier, Pa., as he tees off in the first round of the U. S. Open, June 19, 1975.
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  • A stunned Lou Graham leaves the 18th green at Medinah after bogeying the hole and losing his lead in the U.S. Open, June 22, 1975. The bogey on the final hole put Graham into a tie with John Mahaffey, Jr., and a playoff round on Monday.

      A stunned Lou Graham leaves the 18th green at Medinah after bogeying the hole and losing his lead in the U.S. Open, June 22, 1975. The bogey on the final hole put Graham into a tie with John Mahaffey, Jr., and a playoff round on Monday.
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  • John Mahaffey, Jr., left, reaches out his hand to congratulate Lou Graham on Medinah's 18th green where Graham won the U.S. Open championship by one stroke in the playoff, June 23, 1975.

      John Mahaffey, Jr., left, reaches out his hand to congratulate Lou Graham on Medinah's 18th green where Graham won the U.S. Open championship by one stroke in the playoff, June 23, 1975.
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  • This is an Aug. 20, 2006, file photo showing Tiger Woods celebrating after winning 88th PGA Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club Sunday, in Medinah.

      This is an Aug. 20, 2006, file photo showing Tiger Woods celebrating after winning 88th PGA Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club Sunday, in Medinah.
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