Blast from the past: It’s major No 6 for the Black Knight

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Blast from the past: It’s major No 6 for the Black Knight

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Today in SA sports history: August 6

1910 — The Springboks win the first Test of the three-match series against the British Isles 14-10. Playing in front of 14,000 fans at the Wanderers, the home side scored four tries through Dougie Morkel, winger Cocky Hahn, halfback Lammetjie Luyt and centre Dirkie de Villiers. Morkel, a forward, added a conversion. The British Isles responded with two unconverted tries and a drop goal.

1972 — Gary Player claims his second PGA Championship, shooting an overall one-over-par 281 to beat American runners-up Tommy Aaron and Jim Jamieson by two shots at Oakland Hills in Michigan. The South African pocketed $45,000 for his sixth major title...

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