Golfers

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Events in Sport

Results 1 - 17 of 16

1916-01-17 - Professional Golfer Association (PGA) forms in NYC
1916-04-10 - The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City.
1927-02-20 - Golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath
1927-02-27 - For 2nd Sunday in a row golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath
1930-12-16 - Golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award
1945-08-04 - Golfer Byron Nelson records most tournament wins (18) in a season
1962-01-08 - Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th
1973-12-01 - Jack Nicklaus becomes 1st golfer to earn $2M in a year
1975-06-28 - Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open (Ill)
1977-05-29 - Sue Press is 1st woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one
1992-02-27 - Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years
Golfer Tiger WoodsGolfer Tiger Woods 1992-04-09 - Record 18 golfers shoot in 60s in Masters round 1 (old record 12)
2000-08-21 - Tiger Woods wins golf's PGA Championship to become the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win 3 majors in a calendar year. He ties the to-par record for the PGA (-18) with Bob May, and wins in a playoff
2000-08-21 - Tiger Woods wins golf's PGA Championship to become the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win 3 majors in a calendar year. He ties the to-par record for the PGA (-18) with Bob May, and wins in a playoff
2001-05-29 - U.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.
2002-04-14 - 66th Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods becomes the third golfer to win in two consecutive years
2005-07-17 - Tiger Woods wins his 10th major winning The British Open Championship by 5 strokes. Woods becomes only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, to win each major more than once

Birthdays in Sport

Results 1 - 100 of 1,031

1821-06-16 - Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (d. 1908)
1851-04-20 - Young Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (d. 1875)
1889-06-29 - Willie MacFarlane, Scottish golfer (d. 1961)
1892-12-21 - Walter Hagen, Rochester NY, PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19)
1894-09-24 - Tommy Armour, Anglo-American golfer (d. 1968)
1901-07-12 - Robert Allenby, Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer
1901-11-17 - Joyce Wethered, Surrey England, golfer (4 time British Amateur champ)
1901-12-23 - Gene Sarazen, golfer (PGA 1922, 23, 33)
1902-02-27 - Gene Sarazen, Harrison NY, PGA golfer (Masters 1935, US Open 1922, 32)
1902-03-17 - Bobby Jones Jr, Atlanta Georgia, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930)
1904-10-23 - Harvey Penick, American golfer (d. 1995)
Golfer Bobby JonesGolfer Bobby Jones (1902-03-17) 1907-01-26 - Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948)
1908-05-22 - Horton Smith. American golfer (d. 1963)
1908-07-21 - Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American professional golfer (d. 1996)
1908-08-10 - Gabrielle Keiller, collector/golfer
1911-03-23 - Richard Chapman, golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur)
1911-09-28 - Henry Ellsworth Vines Jr, tennis (US Open 1931, 32)/golfer
1912-02-04 - Byron Nelson, Fort Worth Tx, PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945)
1912-05-27 - Sam Snead, Hot Springs VA, PGA golfer (PGA-1963, 65, 67, 70, 72, 73)
1912-08-13 - Ben Hogan, Dublin Tx, PGA golfer (US Open 1950, 51, 53)
1914-02-14 - Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (d. 2007)
1914-03-10 - Chandler Harper, golfer (1950 PGA champ)
1915-02-02 - Stan Leonard, Canadian professional golfer (d. 2005)
1917-11-20 - Bobby Locke, South African golfer (d. 1987)
1918-02-13 - Patty Berg, Minneapolis MN, LPGA golfer (1938 US Amateur)
1919-05-19 - Betty Jameson, Norman OK, LPGA golfer (1947 US Women's Open)
Golfer Ben HoganGolfer Ben Hogan (1912-08-13) 1920-03-03 - Julius Boros, golfer (PGA Champ 1968, US Open 1952, 63)
1920-11-16 - Betty Hicks, LPGA golfer
1921-01-06 - Cary Middlecoff, golfer (1956 Vardon Trophy, 1955 Byron Nelson Award)
1921-06-24 - Billy Casper, golfer
1921-10-28 - Peggy Kirk Bell, LPGA golfer
1923-02-14 - Jay Herbert, golfer (1960 PGA winner)
1923-05-21 - Bettye Danoff, LPGA golfer
1923-09-07 - Louise Suggs, Atlanta GA, LPGA golfer (US Women's Open-1949, 52)
1924-04-29 - Al Balding, Toronto Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1952)
1926-09-18 - Bob Toski, American golfer
1927-05-14 - Shirley Spork, LPGA golfer
1927-10-06 - Alice Bauer, LPGA golfer
1928-05-04 - Betsy Rawls, Spartanburg SC, golfer (US Womens Open-51, 53, 57, 60)
1929-04-13 - Marilynn Smith, Topeka KS, LPGA golfer (1972 Pabst Open)
1929-07-10 - Moe Norman, Kitchener Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1966 Quebec Open)
1929-08-23 - Peter Thompson, golfer
Golfer Arnold PalmerGolfer Arnold Palmer (1929-09-10) 1929-09-10 - Arnold Daniel Palmer, Latrobe PA, PGA golfer (1964 Masters)
1929-11-20 - Donald Ray January, Plainview TX, PGA golfer (1960 Tucson Open)
1929-11-29 - Don January, pro golfer (1976 Vardon Trophy)
1930-07-21 - Gene Alec Littler, San Diego CA, PGA golfer (1961 US Open)
1931-03-14 - Bob Goalby, golfer (British Open-1968, Canadian Open-1968, NZ-1970)
1931-03-31 - Miller Barber, Shreveport LA, PGA golfer (1968 Byron Nelson Classic)
1931-05-15 - Ken Venturi, American golfer, (d. 2013)
1931-06-10 - Jim [Purvis] Ferree Jr, Pine Bluff NC, PGA golfer (1958 Vancouver)
1931-06-24 - Billy Casper, SD Ca, golfer, 3-time PGA Player of Year ('66, '68, '70)
1932-03-19 - Gay Robert Brewer, Middletwon OH, PGA golfer (1972 Canadian)
1932-10-27 - Kathy Cornelius, LPGA golfer
1932-11-16 - Barbara Romack, LPGA golfer
1933-02-09 - Jo Ann Prentice, LPGA golfer
1933-07-24 - Doug Sanders, American golfer
1933-12-09 - Orville Moody, Chickasha OK, PGA golfer (1969 US Open)
1934-02-16 - Marlene Bauer Hagge, Eureka SD, LPGA golfer (1950 Woman Athlete)
1934-05-07 - Ben Smith, Atlanta GA, PGA golfer (Ralphs Senior Classic-4th)
1934-07-14 - [Robert] Lee Elder, Dallas TX, PGA golfer (1974 Monsanto Open)
1934-10-03 - Harold Ralph Henning, Johannesburg South Africa, PGA golfer (1966 Texas Open)
1934-10-24 - Margie Masters, LPGA golfer
1934-11-28 - Dick Rhyan, Columbus OH, PGA golfer (1994 GTE-5th)
1934-12-28 - Peggy Wilson, golfer
1935-01-17 - Jimmy Powell, Dallas TX, PGA golfer (1990 Southwestern Bell Classic)
1935-02-12 - Ken Still, golfer
1935-02-13 - Tommy Jacobs, golfer
1935-02-14 - Mickey Wright, San Diego CA, LPGA golfer (4 times LPGA champ)
1935-09-28 - Bruce Crampton, Sydney Australia, PGA golfer (1961 Milwaukee Open)
1935-10-23 - Chi Chi Rodriguez, Rio Piedras PR, PGA golfer (1972 Byron Nelson)
Golfer Gary PlayerGolfer Gary Player (1935-11-01) 1935-11-01 - Gary Player, Johannesburg, South African PGA golfer (Brit Open-1959, 68, 74)
1936-01-14 - John Paul Cain, Sweetwater TX, PGA golfer (1989 Greater Grand Rapids)
1936-03-05 - Dale Douglass, Wewoka OK, PGA golfer (1970 Phoenix Open)
1936-03-14 - Bob Charles, Carterton, New Zealand, PGA golfer (1963 Houston Open)
1936-04-14 - Robert Herman Nichols, Louisville KY, PGA golfer (1986 Showdown)
1936-07-20 - Butch Baird, Chicago IL, PGA golfer (1961 Waco Turner Open)
1936-10-20 - Larry Mowry, San Diego CA, PGA golfer (1987 Crestar Pepsi Senior)
1936-11-12 - Ruth Jessen, LPGA golfer
1937-02-22 - Tommy Aaron, Gainesville GA, PGA golfer (1973 Masters)
1937-04-03 - Sandra Spuzich, LPGA golfer
1937-04-23 - Don Massengale, Jackson TX, PGA golfer (1966 Bing Crosby Celebrity)
1937-05-20 - Dave Hill, Jackson MI, PGA golfer (1967 Memphis)
1937-06-28 - George Knudson, Canadian golfer (d. 1989)
1937-07-13 - Charles Coody, Stamford TX, PGA golfer (1971 Masters)
1937-09-01 - Al Geiberger, Red Bluff CA, PGA golfer (1962 Ontario Open)
1937-09-15 - Cynthia Anzolut, Harrisburg PA, LPGA golfer
1937-10-10 - Bruce Devlin, Armidale Australia, PGA golfer (1964 St Petersburg Open)
1937-12-10 - Don Bies, Cottonwood ID, PGA golfer (1975 Sammy Davis Jr)
1938-01-04 - Louis Krebs Graham, Nashville TN, PGA golfer (1975 US Open)
1938-02-01 - Jacky Cupit, golfer (Rookie of Year 1961)
1938-02-19 - Penny Zavichas, LPGA golfer
1938-03-07 - Homero Blancas, Houston Texas, PGA golfer (1972 Phoenix Open)
1938-06-09 - Anne Kenny, Mudgee NSW, golfer (1968, 71 Australian Champ)
1938-06-13 - Carole Jo Callison, LPGA golfer
1938-06-17 - Judy Kimball-Simon, LPGA golfer
1938-08-14 - Betsy Cullen, LPGA golfer
1938-09-23 - Clifford Ann Creed, LPGA golfer
1938-10-31 - Rives McBee, Denton TX, PGA golfer (1989 RJR Bank One Classic)
1938-12-13 - Tom Shaw, Wichita KS, PGA golfer (1969 Doral Open AVCO Golf Classic)
1939-01-20 - Murle Breer, LPGA golfer

Deaths in Sport

Results 1 - 32 of 32

1875-12-25 - Young Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (b. 1851)
1908-05-24 - Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (b. 1821)
1963-10-15 - Horton Smith. American golfer (b. 1908)
1966-07-24 - Tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32
1968-02-01 - Lawson Little, amateur golfer (US/Brit Opens 1934,35), dies at 57
1968-09-12 - Tommy Armour, Scottish golfer (b. 1894)
1969-10-06 - Walter Hagen, US PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19), dies at 76
1971-12-18 - Bobby Jones Jr, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930), dies at 69
1983-12-28 - Jimmy Demaret, American golfer (b. 1910)
1989-01-24 - George Knudson, Canadian golfer (b. 1937)
1993-11-20 - Heather Farr, golfer, dies of cancer at 28
Golfer Bobby JonesGolfer Bobby Jones (1971-12-18) 1994-05-28 - Julius Boros, pro golfer (US Open 1952), dies of heart attack at 74
1994-09-23 - Jerry Barber, American golfer (b. 1916)
1995-04-03 - Harvey Pennick, golfer/teacher, dies at 89
1995-12-23 - Gabrielle Keiller, collector/golfer, dies at 87
1996-04-22 - Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American professional golfer (b. 1908)
1996-07-06 - Kathy Ahern, American golfer (b. 1949)
1997-07-25 - Ben Hogan, golfer (Masters, Brit Open, US Open-1953), dies at 84
1997-10-05 - Dave Marr, golfer/commentator, dies at 63
1998-09-01 - Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (b. 1921)
1999-05-13 - Gene Sarazen, American golfer (b. 1902)
2002-05-23 - Sam Snead, American golfer (b. 1912)
2004-01-26 - Fred Haas, American golfer (b. 1916)
2004-09-04 - Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (b. 1929)
2005-09-25 - George Archer, American golfer (b. 1939)
2005-12-15 - Stan Leonard, Canadian golfer (b. 1915)
Golfer Sam SneadGolfer Sam Snead (2002-05-23) 2006-07-30 - Al Balding, Canadian golfer (b. 1924)
2006-09-26 - Byron Nelson, American golfer (b. 1912)
2007-05-20 - Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (b. 1914)
2007-08-31 - Gay Brewer, American golfer (b. 1932)
2008-07-10 - Mike Souchak, professional golfer (b. 1927)
2008-08-08 - Orville Moody, American golfer (b. 1933)


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