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  Wednesday, 16 October, 2002, 23:51 GMT 00:51 UK
Happened on this day - 17 October
On this day in history
1860: The first Open golf championship was played at Prestwick.

Eight men took part over three rounds of the 12-hole course and the winner was Willie Park senior, who took a total of 174 strokes.

Favourite Old Tom Morris was runner-up.

1995: A samba band and 5,000 fans turned out at The Riverside to welcome new midfield signing Juninho, the Brazilian player of the year, who cost Bryan Robson 4.75m from Sao Paulo.

1998: Fulham boss Kevin Keegan took his spending to 11m with the signing of Bristol Rovers striker Barry Hayles for 2m.

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