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In 1990, Hale Irwin won his third U.S. Open championship.

This one came in dramatic style and with historical signficance.

Irwin, who hadn't won any tournaments in the previous five years, entered the final round four shots behind the leaders.

On the 18th, he sank a 45-foot birdie, which led to a an 18-hole playoff with Donald.

They remained even after that, so it went to a sudden-death playoff, with Irwin winning on the first hole.

He became the oldest U.S. Open champion at 45 years, 15 days. The previous record was set by Raymond Floyd (43 years, 9 months) in 1986.

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