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Yearly Sand Save Leaders on the PGA Tour

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These are the annual leaders in sand save percentage on the PGA Tour — those golfers who are most successful at getting up-and-down out of bunkers. The list goes back to 1980, which is the year the tour started keeping this statistic.

1994 U.S. Open: First for Els

The 1994 U.S. Open was the 94th edition of the tournament. It ended in an 18-hole, Monday playoff.

1993 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

The 1993 U.S. Open was the 93rd time the tournament was played.

Tampa Women's Open Golf Tournament (LPGA Tour)

The Tampa Women's Open was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour in the tour's early days. In fact, this event pre-dates the founding of the LPGA, which happened in 1950. The tournament ran from the late 1940s until 1960.

2003 British Open Results

The 2003 British Open was the 132nd edition of the tournament, with Ben Curtis as a surprise winner.

1985 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1985 British Open was the 114th time the tournament was played.

Yearly Money Leaders on the Symetra Tour

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Madelene Sagstrom is the current record-holder for most money in a single Symetra Tour season. The Symetra Tour is the developmental tour for women golfers in the United States. Through much of its history it was known as the Futures Tour.

2007 Presidents Cup Results

This was the seventh time the Presidents Cup was played. After the American side's victory, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 5, International 1, with one tie.

1994 Masters Tournament Results

Jose Maria Olazabal became a first-time major championship winner at the 1994 Masters, the 58th edition of the tournament.

1977 Masters: Watson Holds Off Nicklaus

Tom Watson won the 1977 Masters, holding off Jack Nicklaus. It was a preview of their more-famous duel later in the year at the British Open. This was the 41st Masters played.

1976 Masters: Floyd Dominates

Ray Floyd dominated the 1976 Masters with a record performance. It was the 40th time the tournament was played.

Looking Back at the LPGA's Borden Classic Tournament

The Borden Classic is a former LPGA Tour tournament that was played in Ohio. Its time period was from the mid-1960s to the late 1970s.

1998 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1998 PGA Championship was the 80th time the tournament was played.

1971 PGA Championship: Nicklaus Slams It ... Again

The 1971 PGA Championship was the 53rd time the tournament was played. The winner completed a double career grand slam here.

1978 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

The 1978 U.S. Open was the 78th time the tournament was played.

1977 U.S. Open: Overcoming a Death Threat

The 1977 U.S. Open was the 77th time the tournament was played. The champion won it despite (literally) playing under a death threat.

1976 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Results

The 1976 U.S. Open was the 76th time the tournament was played.

1992 U.S. Open: Kite Weather

The 1992 U.S. Open was the 92nd time the tournament was played. One of the tour's most consistent players got the win.

1991 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

The 1991 U.S. Open was the 91st time the tournament was played. The champion was decided in an 18-hole playoff.

Giant Eagle LPGA Classic

The Giant Eagle LPGA Classic was an LPGA Tour tournament played in Ohio from the early 1990s until just after the dawn of the 21st century.

Sybase Classic (LPGA Tour Event)

The Sybase Classic was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour played in New York and New Jersey from the early 1990s to the late 2000-aughts.

Sahara Invitational, Former PGA Tour Tournament

The Sahara Invitational is a former PGA Tour golf tournament, played from the late 1950s through the mid-1970s. The tournament was played in Las Vegas and named after the sponsor, the Sahara Hotel. The tournament was accompanied by a celebrity pro-am. Jack Nicklaus was a 4-time winner.

2005 Presidents Cup: USA Victory

This was the sixth time the Presidents Cup was played. After the American side's victory, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 4, International 1, with one tie.

1970 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1970 PGA Championship was the 52nd time the tournament was played.

1980 British Open Golf Tournament Results

The 1980 British Open was the 109th time the tournament was played.

1979 British Open: Seve's First Trophy

The 1979 British Open was the 108th time the tournament was played, and it was Seve's first win in a major.

10 Yummy Recipes for Alcoholic Arnold Palmer Drinks

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The basic Arnold Palmer drink is half lemonade, half iced tea. But not everyone likes their Arnold Palmer "basic." Some add flavoring but keep the drink non-alcoholic (see our non-alcoholic Arnold Palmer recipes).

Arnold Palmer Recipes: 11 Delicious Variations on the Original

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On this page you'll find variations on the basic recipe for an Arnold Palmer drink. The basic Arnold Palmer is half iced tea (unsweetened), half lemonade. (Or, if you want to make it exactly the way Arnie did, go around two-thirds tea and one-third lemonade — Palmer used the lemonade as the sweetener for the tea.) But there are many ways to add a twist, to add different flavors to the mix. And those are the recipes you'll find below.

The Arnold Palmer Drink in Videos and Recipes

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Arnold Palmer is so famous there's a drink named after him. It's not a drink he invented, but it is a drink he famously enjoys and helped popularize. It's the Arnold Palmer "mocktail" (a mocktail is a mixed drink that does not include alcohol) that combines unsweetened ice tea with lemonade. But of course, you can easily turn the "mocktail" into a cocktail by adding liquor.

1959 Masters Tournament Winner and Scores

This year was the 25th anniversary of the first Masters, but the 1959 Masters was the 23rd time the tournament was played.

1958 Masters: Arnie's Army in Formation

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The 22nd Masters played, this is the one in which the term "Amen Corner" was first used. And Arnold Palmer won it for the first time.

1974 PGA Championship: This Old Putter

The 1974 PGA Championship was the 56th time the tournament was played. And old putter brought out of storage helped the winner.

1973 PGA Championship Goes to Nicklaus

The 1973 PGA Championship was the 55th time the tournament was played. It produced a milestone victory for Jack Nicklaus.

1990 U.S. Open: The Victory Lap

The 1990 U.S. Open was the 90th time the tournament was played, and it was settled in an 18-hole playoff that continued into sudden-death holes.

1989 U.S. Open: Two In a Row

The 1989 U.S. Open was the 89th time the tournament was played, and the winner made it back-to-back championships.

1984 U.S. Open: Warm and Fuzzy

The 1984 U.S. Open was the 84th time the tournament was played, and it went to an 18-hole playoff.

Yearly Money Leaders on the Japan Golf Tour

Below is the list of Japan Golf Tour money leaders annually since the tour was founded in 1973. The Japan Golf Tour (or JGTO) is one of the six men's tours whose results count toward the Official World Golf Ranking. It is the oldest professional golf tour in Asia.

Longs Drugs Challenge, LPGA Tournament

The Longs Drugs Challenge was called the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge when it was played on the LPGA Tour for the last time in 2010. It began in the mid-1990s and was played in Northern California.

How to Find the Nearest Point of Relief on a Golf Course

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Finding the "nearest point of relief" is something that is referenced at many different places in the Rules of Golf. But do you know what it really means, and what the proper procedure is for determining nearest point of relief? Do you know exactly how to determine where to drop, and how to take that drop?

1994 PGA Championship: Price's Second Win

The 1994 PGA Championship was the 76th time the tournament was played. Nick Price won for the second time three years.

1992 PGA Championship Results

The 1992 PGA Championship was the 74th time the tournament was played.

1955 Masters Tournament Winner and Scores

Dr. Cary Middlecoff, a practicing dentist, drilled the field in winning the 1955 Masters, the 19th one played.

1954 Masters: Snead Over Hogan

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The 1954 Masters was the 18th played. Sam Snead won it in a playoff over Ben Hogan.

1968 British Open Goes to Player

The 1968 British Open was the 97th time the tournament was played and Gary Player won it in tough final-round scoring conditions.

1967 British Open Golf Tournament Results

The 1967 British Open was the 96th time the tournament was played.

Remembering Golf Pro Johnny Golden

It sounds like the invention of a screenwriter: "Johnny Golden, born in Tuxedo." But the golfer of the 1920s and '30 was real. His story ended early, alas, with an untimely death.

HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament on the LPGA

The HealthSouth Inaugural was a 20-year tournament on the LPGA Tour, from the early 1980s until the late 1990s. It was played on several golf courses around Florida.

2003 Presidents Cup Ended In a Tie

This was the fifth time the Presidents Cup was played. After the teams tied, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 3, International 1, with one tie.

1969 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1969 British Open was the 98th time the tournament was played.

1964 British Open Golf Tournament Results

The 1964 British Open was the 93rd time the tournament was played, and the champagne corks popped.

1963 British Open: Lefty Kiwi Wins It

The 1963 British Open was the 92nd time the tournament was played, and it ended with a playoff and its first lefty winner.

1970 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Results

The 1970 U.S. Open was the 70th time the tournament was played.

1969 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

The 1969 U.S. Open was the 69th time the tournament was played. A one-hit wonder made his mark.

1968 U.S. Open: Trevino's First

The 1968 U.S. Open was the 68th time the tournament was played, and it was the site of Lee Trevino's first major championship victory.

2000 Presidents Cup Results

This was the fourth time the Presidents Cup was played. After the American team's victory, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 3, International 1.

Remembering PGA Tour Winner Al Espinosa

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Al Espinosa was one of the earliest Hispanic golfers to play on the pro tour in the United States. He was active on the PGA Tour in the 1920s and 1930s, with multiple victories.

Cannes Open Tournament on the European Tour

The Cannes Open is a former European Tour tournament located in France, in the resort city best-known for its movie festival, Cannes. ... Thomas Levet was the only Frenchman to win it. ... Mark McNulty was the only golfer to win it twice.

1974 Masters: Player Wins Again

The 1974 Masters was the 38th edition of the tournament. Gary Player won it for the second time.

1967 Masters Tournament Winner and Scores

At the 31st edition of The Masters Tournament, Gay Brewer won by a stroke to make up for a near-miss at the title a year earlier.

1991 PGA Championship: John Daly's Arrival

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The 1991 PGA Championship was the 73rd time the tournament was played. A golf folk hero was born in the unlikely winner.

1990 PGA Championship Results

The 1990 PGA Championship was the 72nd time the tournament was played.

1960 U.S. Open: Famous Comeback by Arnie

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The 1960 U.S. Open was the 60th time the tournament was played, and it boasted an all-time great comeback by Arnie.

1954 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

The 1954 U.S. Open was the 54th time the tournament was played, and this one produced a surprise champion.

1950 U.S. Open Goes to Ben Hogan

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The 1950 U.S. Open was the 50th time the tournament was played, and Ben Hogan won it in a playoff.

Sisters Who've Both Won on the LPGA Tour

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The list of sisters who've won on the LPGA Tour is a short one. So far, there are only three sets of sisters on that list.

1998 Presidents Cup: Internationals On the Board

This was the third time the Presidents Cup was played, and the first International victory. Afterward, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 2, International 1.

LPGA State Farm Classic Tournament

The LPGA State Farm Classic was played for more than 30 years on the LPGA Tour, played in the Springfield, Illinois, area.

Golfer Ken Brown

Scottish golfer Ken Brown developed a reputation for eccentricity in his early years on tour in the 1970s. He won a few tournaments, retired young, and became a broadcaster.

1953 U.S. Open: Hogan Wins It

The 1953 U.S. Open was the 53rd time the tournament was played. It was a wire-to-wire win for Bantam Ben.

1952 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Results

The 1952 U.S. Open was the 52nd time the tournament was played.

1951 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

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The 1951 U.S. Open was the 51st time the tournament was played.

1996 Presidents Cup Results

This was the second time the Presidents Cup was played. After the American victory, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 2, International 0.

1947 Masters: A Sub-Par Victory

The 1947 Masters was the 11th time the tournament was played. The winner, for the first time, scored four below-par rounds.

1946 Masters Tournament Results

The Masters resumed in 1946 following a 3-year break due to World War II. It was the 10th Masters.

Biography of Golfer, Broadcaster Peter Oosterhuis

Peter Oosterhuis was the best British golfer of the first half of the 1970s. Later, he joined CBS Sports and became a popular golf broadcaster.

Gary McCord, Golfer and Broadcaster

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Gary McCord had an indistinguished PGA Tour career, but later became widely known — and controversial — as a longtime member of the CBS golf broadcasting team.

1994 Presidents Cup: First One Goes to USA

This was the first time the Presidents Cup was played. After the American victory, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 1, International 0.

1986 PGA Championship: Hole-Out for the Win

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The 1986 PGA Championship was the 68th edition of the tournament. A famous hole-out produced the champion.

1985 PGA Championship Results

The 1985 PGA Championship was the 67th edition of the tournament.

1984 PGA Championship: Trevino Rides Again

The 1984 PGA Championship was the 66th edition of the tournament and the site of Lee Trevino's final win in a major.

1993 British Open Golf Tournament Results

The 1993 British Open was the 122nd time the tournament was played, and Greg Norman won it for his second major.

1992 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1992 British Open was the 121st time the tournament was played, and Nick Faldo became a three-time winner.

1990 British Open: Faldo's Second Trophy

The 1990 British Open was the 119th time the tournament was played. The champ earned his second of three victories here.

Welch's/Fry's Championship on the LPGA Tour

The Welch's/Fry's Championship was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour from the early 1980s until the mid-2000-aughts. It was played in Tucson, Arizona.

Profile of Golfer and Broadcaster Roger Maltbie

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Roger Maltbie played on the PGA Tour for more than 20 years, then became a successful broadcaster. He is probably best known as a golfer for winning the first Memorial Tournament.

Gary Koch, Golfer Turned Broadcaster

Gary Koch played on the PGA Tour from the mid-1970s into the 1990s, then became well-known as an announcer on golf telecasts.

1923 U.S. Open: Jones' First

The 1923 U.S. Open was the 27th time the tournament was played. Bobby Jones won his first U.S. Open, and in a playoff.

1921 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

The 1921 U.S. Open was the 25th time the tournament was played.

1920 U.S. Open: Ray Over Vardon

The 1920 U.S. Open was the 24th time the tournament was played, and it was a near-miss for a 50-year-old golf legend.

Daks Tournament, Former Euro Golf Circuit Standard

The Daks Tournament is a former golf tournament in England, part of the circuit the preceded the European Tour. ... There were multiple ties in the event's history.

1961 PGA Championship: Barber Cleans Up

The 1961 PGA Championship was the 43rd edition of this major, staged by the PGA of America., and a Barber won it.

1960 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1960 PGA Championship was the 42nd edition of this major, staged by the PGA of America.

1970 Masters: Old Friends Meet In Playoff

The 1970 Masters was the 34th time the tournament was played. Billy Casper won in a playoff over his childhood friend Gene Littler.

1969 Masters Tournament: Bull's-eye for Archer

George Archer scored his lone major championship victory at the 1969 Masters, the 33rd playing of the tournament.

84 Lumber Classic Golf Tournament

The 84 Lumber Classic was a PGA Tour golf tournament played in southwestern Pennsylvania for several years in the 2000-aughts. It ended when 84 Lumber withdrew as the title sponsor, and no replacement title sponsor was found.

1949 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

The 1949 U.S. Open was the 49th time the tournament was played.

1947 U.S. Open: Snead Foiled In Playoff

The 1947 U.S. Open was the 47th time the tournament was played. It ended with an 18-hole playoff.

1946 U.S. Open Results

The 1946 U.S. Open was the 46th time the tournament was played; it ended with a 36-hole playoff.

1940 U.S. Open Tournament Results

The 1940 U.S. Open was the 44th time the tournament was played, and it ended with an 18-hole playoff.

1938 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

The 1938 U.S. Open was the 42nd time the tournament was played.

1931 U.S. Open: Two Tournaments In One

The 1931 U.S. Open was the 35th time the tournament was played, and it was settled only after a 72-hole playoff.

1907 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Scores

The 1907 U.S. Open was the 13th time the tournament was played.

1906 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

The 1906 U.S. Open was the 12th time the tournament was played and brothers finished one-two in the final standings.

1901 U.S. Open Tournament Results

The 1901 U.S. Open was the seventh time the tournament was played. It ended with an 18-hole playoff.

Miami International Four Ball Golf Tournament

The Miami International Four Ball is a former PGA Tour golf tournament, played for approximately 30 years beginning in the mid-1920s. In the early days of the professional golf circuit in the United States, this tournament was one of the prestige events.

1957 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1957 British Open was the 86th time the tournament was played. The two great Open rivals of the 1950s clashed.

1956 British Open: Three In a Row for Thomson

The 1956 British Open was the 85th time the tournament was played. The champion made it three wins in a row.

1955 British Open Golf Tournament Results

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The 1955 British Open was the 84th time the tournament was played. The defending champion won it again.

Chick-Fil-A Charity Championship (Former LPGA Tournament)

The Chick-fil-A Charity Championship was a tournament on the LPGA Tour, played in Georgia from the early 1990s until 2006.

1982 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1982 PGA Championship was the 64th time the tournament was played.

1981 PGA Championship: Home-Field Advantage

The 1981 PGA Championship was the 63rd time the tournament was played. It was a home-field victory for the champ.

1997 U.S. Open: Els' Second Trophy

The 1997 U.S. Open was the 97th edition of the tournament. And while it wasn't easy, The Big Easy earned another victory.

1996 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

The 1996 U.S. Open was the 96th edition of the tournament and it produced a surprise winner.

1995 U.S. Open Results

The 1995 U.S. Open was the 95th edition of the tournament. The champ earned his only major victory here.

Jersey Open on the European Tour

No, the Jersey Open was not a golf tournament in New Jersey. It was an event on the European Tour played on the island of Jersey, one of the Channel Islands. ... Bernard Gallacher was the only multiple winner. ... Tony Jacklin's win in 1981 was his second-to-last.

1957 Masters Winner and Scores

The 1957 Masters was the 21st time the tournament was played. The winner caught and passed Sam Snead in the final round.

1956 Masters: Infamous Collapse

The 1956 Masters was the 20th one played. An amateur probably should have won it, but instead Jackie Burke took the title.

1988 U.S. Open: Strange Over Faldo

The 1988 U.S. Open was the 88th time the tournament was played. The outcome was settled in an 18-hole playoff between Curtis Strange and Nick Faldo.

1987 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

The 1987 U.S. Open was the 87th time the tournament was played.

1986 U.S. Open: One for the Old(ish) Guys

The 1986 U.S. Open was the 86th time the tournament was played and the winner established a new age record.

Jackie Pung: Hawaii's First Tour Star

Jackie Pung twice came close to winning the U.S. Women's Open in the 1950s, but the first time lost in a playoff, and the second time was disqualified after posting the winning score.

B.C. Open, Former PGA Tour Tournament

The B.C. Open is a former tournament on the PGA Tour, played from the early 1970s though the mid 2000-aughts. The "B.C." in the title stands for Broome County, that being the county in New York where the tournament was played.

1916 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

The 1916 U.S. Open was the 22nd time the tournament was played and a golfer named "Chick" was the champ.

1914 U.S. Open: Hagen Arrives

The 1914 U.S. Open was the 20th time the tournament was played, and it marked the debut of Walter Hagen on the national golf scene.

1959 British Open: Player's First Major Win

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The 1959 British Open was the 88th time the tournament was played. One of the legendary "Big 3" won his first major here.

1958 British Open Results

The 1958 British Open was the 87th time the tournament was played; it ended in a 36-hole playoff.

1904 U.S. Open: Back-to-Back Champ

The 1904 U.S. Open was the 10th time the tournament was played. The tournament got its first back-to-back winner this year.

1903 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

The 1903 U.S. Open was the ninth time the tournament was played. It ended in an 18-hole playoff.

1902 U.S. Open Golf Tournament

The 1902 U.S. Open was the eighth time the tournament was played. A significant tournament first happened this year.

Babe Zaharias Open, Former LPGA Tournament

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It's only appropriate that Babe Zaharias (pictured above) herself won the first Babe Zaharias Open. This former LPGA Tour tournament was played from the early 1950s to the mid-1960s in Zaharias' hometown of Beaumont, Texas. (Zaharias herself died in 1956.)

1942 Masters: Nelson-Hogan Playoff