Kel Nagle Dies at Age 94

Hall of Fame golfer Kel Nagle, who won at least one pro tournament for 26 straight years, including the 1960 British Open, died on Thursday at age 94 in Sydney, Australia

Nagle defeated Arnold Palmer by a single stroke at the 1960 British Open, stopping Palmer’s bid for winning three straight Majors in the same year.

He nearly added a second Major five years later, losing the 1965 US Open to Gary Player in an 18-hole playoff.

He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2007.

“Kel was a giant of the game,” said Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt. “But much more than that, he was an ambassador for his sport and his country, universally liked and admired by his peers.”

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