Blasts from the past: Locke loads up SA’s first golf major

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Blasts from the past: Locke loads up SA’s first golf major

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Today in SA sports history: July 9

1949 — Bobby Locke becomes the first South African to win a golf major when he wins the first of his four British Open titles. Playing at Royal St George’s, Locke and Ireland’s Harry Bradshaw ended tied on five-under-par 283 after four rounds. They returned the following day for a 36-hole play-off, but Locke dominated, shooting nine-under-par to beat Bradshaw by 12 strokes.

1992 — SA’s fledgling soccer team, two days after beating Cameroon 1-0, get their first taste of defeat as Cameroon win the second friendly 2-1 in Cape Town. The home team scored in the eigthth minute, but it was credited as an own goal to Jules-Denis Onana...

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