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2009-04-18 14:59:05

The wooden putter used to make the final winning shot in the 1939 British Open was found stored away in a garage in England, sources say. The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday that the club was used by English golfer Dick Burton at the 1939 tournament on the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland. Golfer Garry Bingham, 50, had gotten the club about 20 years ago, and stashed it away, not realizing its value, the newspaper reported. The Telegraph said Burton gave the putter away to his aunt Ethel...

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  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.