On this day: Tiger Woods wins his first US Open in style

Sport360 staff 11:34 18/06/2016
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Woods claimed the US Open trophy 16 years ago.

The American shot a bogey-free final round of 67 at Pebble Beach in what remains the most dominating performance and victory in any major championship.

At twelve strokes under par, Woods was the only player to finish at even par or better and became the first player in the 106-year history of the US Open to finish at double-digits under par.

His aggregate 272 tied what was then the lowest score ever in a US Open and his record-setting 15-stroke margin of victory over runners-up Ernie Els and Miguel Ángel Jiménez remains the largest at a major.

1932: The Federation Internationale de Basketball Amateur (FIBA), the world governing body for basketball, was founded in Geneva, Switzerland.

1975: Gary Gilmour puts in one of the greatest bowling performances in one-day international history to help Australia beat England and make the final of the first-ever cricket World Cup.

1994: Russian swim star Alexander Popov breaks Matt Biondi’s 100m freestyle world record in Monaco, clocking 48.21 seconds.

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