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28

sep

1977

Se Ri Pak was born in Daejeon, South Korea

27

sep

1939

Kathy Whitworth, the first woman to reach career earnings of $1 million on the LPGA Tour, was born in Monahan, Texas

27

sep

1956

Babe Didrikson Zaharias dies of Colon Cancer

7

sep

1923

Louise Suggs, winner of 11 Ladies’ majors, was bon in Atlanta, Georgia

27

oct

1956

Patty Sheehan was born

9

oct

1970

Annika Sorenstam, winner of 72 official LPGA tournaments including ten majors, was born in Stockholm, Sweden

6

oct

2002

Shiv Kapur became only the second Indian to win an Asian Games gold medal, in Busan, Korea

5

oct

1963

Laura Davies, winner of the Ladies European Tour (LET) Order of Merit a record seven times, was born in Coventry, England

2

oct

1969

INDIA INVITED TO WORLD CUP in Singapore. Ruda Valji and Shadi Lal formed the Indian contingent

25

nov

1982

INDIA WIN INAUGURAL ASIAN GAMES GOLD. ‘Bunny’ Lakshman Singh, Rajeev Mohta, Rishi Narain and Amit Luthra represented the Indian team. Lakshman Singh won the Individual gold and Mohta the silver

15

nov

1981

Lorena Ochoa is born in Guadalajara, Mexico

13

jun

2002

JEEV BECOMES FIRST INDIAN TO PLAY the US Open

17

jul

1997

Gaurav Ghei became the first Indian Open to qualify for the British Open

12

jul

1988

Inbee Park was born in Seoul, South Korea

22

feb

1956

Amy Alcott was born in Kansas City, Missouri

16

feb

1964

Inception of Indian Open. Peter Thomson of Australia won the inaugural tournament in Delhi by two strokes

14

feb

1935

Mickey Wright, who won 82 events on the LPGA Tour, was born in San Diego, California

14

feb

1965

PG “Billoo” Sethi wins Indian Open

13

feb

1918

Patty Berg, whose 15 major title wins was the all-time record for most major wins by a female golfer as of Nov 2021, was born in Minneapolis

21

dec

1974

Karrie Webb was born in Quensland, Australia

15

dec

1971

Jeev Milkha Singh is born in Chandigarh to Milkha Singh and Nirmal Kaur

5

aug

2007

JEEV BECOMES FIRST INDIAN TO PLAY AT AUGUSTA MASTERS

30

Sep

29

Sep

1923

Gene Sarazen wins a 38 hole matchplay final over Walter Hagen to win the PGA Championship

28

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27

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26

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25

Sep

1926

Walter Hagen beats Leo Diegel 5 & 3 to win his 3rd consecutive PGA Championship, 4th overall.

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18

Sep

1956

Pro golfer John Weitzel was killed in a car accident on the way home from a Pro-Am tournament

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16

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15

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13

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12

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11

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10

Sep

1929

Arnold Palmer, one of the greatest of all time, is born in Latrobe, PA

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Sep

8

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7

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6

Sep

5

Sep

4

Sep

1942

Raymond Floyd was born

4

Sep

1949

Tom Watson was born

4

Sep

3

Sep

1973

Billy Casper wins his 50th PGA Tour title winning the Greater Hartford Open

2

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1

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31

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1982

Louis Oosthuizen was born

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Oct

18

Oct

17

Oct

1860

The first Open Championship was played at Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland.

17

Oct

1969

Ernie Els was born

16

Oct

15

Oct

14

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12

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11

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6

Oct

1996

Tiger Woods wins his first PGA Tour event – in his fifth tournament as a professional – in a play off over Davis Love III at the Las Vegas Invitational

5

Oct

1900

Harry Vardon wins the US Open at the Chicago Golf Club, becoming the first player to win both the US Open and The Open

5

Oct

1986

Fred Wadsworth wins the PGA Tour’s Southern Open as a Monday qualifier

4

Oct

1864

St. Andrews Golfers (now the Royal and Ancient Golf Club) reduces the Old Course from 22 holes to 18 holes

4

Oct

1873

St. Andrews hosts The Open for the first time, following 12 editions at Prestwick, and was won by Tom Kidd of Scotland

4

Oct

1895

Newport Country Club hosts the first US Open, won by England’s Horace Rawlins

3

Oct

1895

C B MacDonald wins the first US Amateur, 12 and 11, over Charles Sands at the Newport Country Club

3

Oct

1959

Fred Couples was born

3

Oct

1987

Danny Willett was born

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Nov

1997

Nancy Lopez is selected as the recipient of the 1998 Bob Jones Award, the ninth woman to receive the award

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15

Nov

2004

Charles Sifford became the first African American to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame

14

Nov

13

Nov

12

Nov

1987

Jason Day was born

12

Nov

11

Nov

10

Nov

1994

Jon Rahm was born

10

Nov

9

Nov

8

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7

Nov

6

Nov

5

Nov

1978

Bubba Watson was born

5

Nov

4

Nov

3

Nov

1995

Judy Bell was nominated to serve as the first female president of the USGA.

3

Nov

2

Nov

1

Nov

1935

Three-time USGA champion and one of only five men to have a career slam, Gary Player, was born

1

Nov

1935

Gary Player was born

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27

May

1912

Sam Snead, whose record of 82 tour wins was broken by Tiger Woods, was born

27

May

26

May

25

May

1984

Rafael Cabrera Bello was born

25

May

24

May

2021

Phil Mickelson becomes the oldest man to win a Golf Major with his PGA Championship win at Ocean Course at Kiawah Island

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12

May

1970

Jim Furyk was born

12

May

11

May

10

May

9

May

1870

Harry Vardon was born

9

May

8

May

7

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6

May

5

May

4

May

1928

Betsy Rawls was born

4

May

1989

Rory McIlroy was born

4

May

3

May

1990

Brooks Koepka was born

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May

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1

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31

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30

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29

Mar

1998

Aditi Ashok was born in Bangalore

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24

Mar

1958

Pat Bradley was born

24

Mar

1977

Jason Dufner was born

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22

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21

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20

Mar

19

Mar

1871

John Henry Taylor was born

19

Mar

18

Mar

17

Mar

1902

Bobby Jones, who won 13 Golf Majors in 8 years before retiring at age 28, and was the founder of the August Masters, was born

17

Mar

16

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15

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14

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13

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12

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Mar

1959

Tom Lehman was born

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30

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Jun

1911

Babe Didrikson Zaharias, who won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Summer Olympics, before turning to professional golf and winning 10 LPGA major championships, was born in Port Arthur, Texas

26

Jun

25

Jun

24

Jun

1960

Juli Inkster nee Simpson, the only golfer in LPGA Tour history to win two majors in a decade for three consecutive decades, was born in Santa Cruz, California

24

Jun

23

Jun

22

Jun

1984

Dustin Johnson was born

22

Jun

21

Jun

1978

Matt Kuchar was born

21

Jun

20

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19

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18

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17

Jun

16

Jun

1970

Phil Mickelson, the oldest man to win a major, was born

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12

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11

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10

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9

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8

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6

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5

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4

Jun

1943

Sandra Haynie was born

4

Jun

3

Jun

1945

Hale Irwin was born

3

Jun

2

Jun

1

Jun

31

Jul

30

Jul

1980

Justin Rose was born

30

Jul

29

Jul

1963

Arnold Palmer won the Western Open in a playoff over Jack Nicklaus & Julius Boros

28

Jul

27

Jul

1993

Jordan Spieth was born

27

Jul

26

Jul

1959

Betsy Rawls wins the LPGA Western Open at Rainer Golf & CC

25

Jul

1971

Arnold Palmer wins the Westchester Classic wire-to-wire for his 60th PGA win

25

Jul

1997

Golf legend Ben Hogan died at the age of 84

24

Jul

23

Jul

1979

67-year-old Sam Snead matched his age twice as he fired rounds of 67 and 66 en-route to a closing total of seven-under-par.

22

Jul

1984

Seve Ballesteros won the 113th Open Championship in the Old Course of Saint Andrews.

21

Jul

1977

Paul Casey was born

21

Jul

1979

Seve Ballestros hits a birdie from the parking lot on the 16th hle, on his way to winning The Open, his first major, at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England

20

Jul

1986

Greg Norman wins The Open at Turnberry for his 1st major championship

19

Jul

1987

Nick Faldo wins The Open Championship at Muirfield; par?s 18 holes in a row

18

Jul

1957

6 time major winner Sir Nick Faldo is born in Welwyn Garden City, in Hertfordshire, England

18

Jul

1957

Nick Faldo was born

17

Jul

16

Jul

1901

Willie Anderson won his 1st of four US Opens

16

Jul

1980

Adam Scott was born

15

Jul

1923

Bobby Jones wins his 1st major championship at the U.S. Open

14

Jul

13

Jul

1962

Arnold Palmer wins his 2nd Open Championship in a row by 6 strokes at Royal Troon

12

Jul

1930

Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Open completing the 3rd leg of the ?Grand Slam?

11

Jul

10

Jul

9

Jul

8

Jul

1986

Kevin Chappell was born

8

Jul

7

Jul

6

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5

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4

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2

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1

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31

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21

Jan

1940

Jack Nicklaus, winner of 18 Golf Majors, more than any other man, was born

21

Jan

20

Jan

19

Jan

18

Jan

17

Jan

16

Jan

1979

Jimmy Walker was born

16

Jan

15

Jan

14

Jan

13

Jan

12

Jan

11

Jan

10

Jan

9

Jan

1980

Sergio Garcia was born

9

Jan

8

Jan

7

Jan

6

Jan

1957

Nancy Lopez was born

6

Jan

5

Jan

4

Jan

3

Jan

2

Jan

1

Jan

29

Feb

28

Feb

27

Feb

1902

Gene Sarazen was born

27

Feb

26

Feb

25

Feb

1992

Hideki Matsuyama was born

25

Feb

24

Feb

23

Feb

1967

Steve Stricker was born

23

Feb

22

Feb

1963

Vijay Singh was born

22

Feb

21

Feb

20

Feb

19

Feb

18

Feb

17

Feb

16

Feb

15

Feb

1984

Kevin Kisner was born

15

Feb

14

Feb

13

Feb

12

Feb

11

Feb

10

Feb

1955

Greg Norman was born

10

Feb

9

Feb

8

Feb

7

Feb

6

Feb

1870

James Braid was born

6

Feb

1971

As the commander of Apollo 14, Shepard became the first person to hit a golf ball on the moon

5

Feb

4

Feb

1912

Byron Nelson was born

4

Feb

3

Feb

2

Feb

1

Feb

31

Dec

30

Dec

1975

Tiger Woods was born

30

Dec

29

Dec

28

Dec

27

Dec

26

Dec

25

Dec

24

Dec

23

Dec

22

Dec

21

Dec

1892

Walter Hagen was born

21

Dec

20

Dec

19

Dec

18

Dec

17

Dec

16

Dec

15

Dec

14

Dec

13

Dec

1988

Rickie Fowler was born

13

Dec

12

Dec

11

Dec

10

Dec

9

Dec

1949

Tom Kite was born

9

Dec

8

Dec

1980

Brandt Snedeker was born

8

Dec

7

Dec

6

Dec

5

Dec

4

Dec

3

Dec

2

Dec

1

Dec

1939

Lee Trevino was born

1

Dec

31

Aug

1984

Charl Schwartzel was born

31

Aug

1987

Curtis Strange sets the money record raking in a total of $697,385 for the season

30

Aug

29

Aug

28

Aug

1983

Nick Price wins his 1st PGA Tour title at the WSOG at Firestone CC

27

Aug

1957

Bernhard Langer was born

27

Aug

1995

Greg Norman sinks a 66 ft chip shot on the 1st playoff hole to win WSOG

26

Aug

25

Aug

24

Aug

23

Aug

1929

Peter Thomson was born

23

Aug

22

Aug

21

Aug

20

Aug

1967

Charlie Sifford wins his 1st Official PGA Tour event, the second by an African American player

19

Aug

18

Aug

17

Aug

1969

Raymond Floyd wins his 1st major, the PGA Championship over Gary Player by one shot

16

Aug

1999

Tiger Woods outlasts a 19 year old Sergio Garcia to win the PGA Championship

15

Aug

14

Aug

13

Aug

1912

Ben Hogan, one of five men with a career slam, was born in Stephenville, Texas

13

Aug

1989

Payne Stewart steals the P.G.A. Championship after Mike Reid chokes on the 17th hole

12

Aug

11

Aug

1974

Lee Trevino wins the PGA Championship over Jack Nicklaus

10

Aug

1975

Jack Nicklaus wins his 4th PGA Championship at Firestone Country Club

9

Aug

8

Aug

1982

Raymond Floyd wins the PGA Championship wire-to-wire at Southern Hills

7

Aug

2021

Aditi Ashok finishes 4th in Tokyo Olympics, two strokes behind eventual winner, Nelly Korda of the US

7

Aug

6

Aug

1972

Gary Player wins the PGA Championship after an amazing 9 iron on the 16th hole

5

Aug

1990

Patrick Reed was born

5

Aug

4

Aug

3

Aug

2

Aug

1

Aug

30

Apr

29

Apr

1993

Justin Thomas was born

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28

Apr

27

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26

Apr

1982

J.B. Holmes was born

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13

Apr

1955

Betsy King was born in Reading, Pennsylvania

13

Apr

1986

Jack Nicklaus wins his 18th and last Major – the Masters at Augusta – by one stroke

13

Apr

1997

Tiger Woods wins his first Golf Major – the Augusta Masters – firing in a course record 18 under par, to win by 12 strokes

12

Apr

11

Apr

10

Apr

9

Apr

1957

Seve Ballesteros was born

9

Apr

8

Apr

7

Apr

1935

Gene Sarazen hits a double eagle on the 15th at August to force a playoff with Craig Wood, which he eventually won

6

Apr

5

Apr

1976

Henrik Stenson was born

5

Apr

4

Apr

1939

JoAnne Carner, the only woman to have won the U.S. Girls’ Junior, U.S. Women’s Amateur, and U.S. Women’s Open titles, was born in Kirkland, Washington

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Apr

3

Apr

2

Apr

1

Apr

1973

INDIA WINS NOMURA CUP TO BECOME ASIA-PACIFIC CHAMPIONS. Raj Kumar Pitamber, PG Sethi, Vikramjit Singh and Lakshman Singh combined to win the Nomura Cup at Jakarta, Indonesia

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