Blast from the past: Hayes swings his way to French Open win

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Blast from the past: Hayes swings his way to French Open win

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Today in SA sports history: May 15

1978 — Dale Hayes wins his second European Tour event in as many weeks, taking the French Open by 11 shots. He carded an overall 269, with Spanish legend Seve Ballesteros the runner-up on 280. Hayes, who had won the Italian Open the week before, shot rounds of 66, 69, 67 and 67.

1993 — Baby Jake Matlala, at 1.48m the shortest professional boxer in the world at the time, wins the first of his four world titles when he stops Pat Clinton in the eighth round for the WBO flyweight crown in Glasgow. It was Matlala’s second world title shot after losing to Dave McAuley for the IBF belt two years earlier...

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