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KPMG Women's PGA Championship Winners

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The KPMG Women's PGA Championship is the second-oldest of the tournaments that make up the five majors of women's golf. But it has only been known by its current name since 2015. Prior to that, and going back to its founding in 1955, it was known as the LPGA Championship.

1914 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1914 British Open was the 54th time this major was played — but the last one until 1920.

1920 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1920 British Open was the 55th time this major was played — but the first time since 1914.

1921 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1921 British Open was the 56th time this major was played. It ended in a playoff, but only after one of the playoff competitors had to be convinced to show up for it.

Bio of Golfer Frank Stranahan

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Frank Stranahan, nicknamed the "Toledo Strongman," was avid about fitness and avid about amateur golf. He was arguably the greatest amateur of his era (1940s-1950s), but did eventually turn pro and play on the PGA Tour.

1922 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1922 British Open was the 57th time this major was played, but the first time it was won by a golfer born in the United States.

1923 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1923 British Open was the 58th time this major was played, and a final-hole bunker hole-out provided the winning margin.

1924 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1924 British Open was the 59th time this major was played.

Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic Golf Tournament

The Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour in the 2010s. It was discontinued when title sponsor Pure Silk switched its sponsorship to the more prestigious Kingsmill Resort tournament played later in the LPGA schedule.

1925 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1925 British Open was the 60th time this major was played. It was a going-away gift to Jim Barnes from Prestwick.

1926 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1926 British Open was the 61st time this major was played.

1927 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1927 British Open was the 62nd time this major was played, and the defending champ made a successful return.

Largest Final-Round Leads Lost in PGA Tour History

What is the all-time PGA Tour record for the largest lead lost in the final round? We're talking about golfers who led by the most strokes entering the final round, but wound up losing.

Explaining the Bisque Stroke in Golf

A "Bisque Stroke" is an extra handicap stroke given by one golfer to another as an enticement into a match or bet. The Bisque Stroke is in addition to the receiving golfer's full allotment of handicap strokes.

1928 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1928 British Open was the 63rd time this major was played.

1929 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1929 British Open was the 64th time this major was played.

1930 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1930 British Open was the 65th time this major was played. And Bobby Jones won it on his way to the Grand Slam.

FedEx St. Jude Classic, PGA Tour Golf Tournament

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For decades, the PGA Tour played a tournament in Memphis, Tenn., that began as the Memphis Invitational Open and finished as the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

1931 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1931 British Open was the 66th time this major was played.

1932 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1932 British Open was the 67th time this major was played. The winner led wire-to-wire and set a new scoring record.

1933 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1933 British Open was the 68th time this major was played, and two Americans played off to determine the victor.

1934 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1934 British Open was the 69th time this major was played. It was the first of an eventual three Open wins for the champion.

1935 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1935 British Open was the 70th time this major was played, but the first of two consecutive years golfers named Alf won.

1936 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1936 British Open was the 71st time this major was played.

1937 British Open Winners and Scores

The 1937 British Open was the 72nd time this major was played.

1938 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1938 British Open was the 73rd time this major was played.

1939 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1939 British Open was the 74th time this major was played — and the last time until 1946 due to World War II.

Manulife LPGA Classic Golf Tournament

The Manulife LPGA Classic was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour, played a scant six years in the 2010s but with an impressive list of champions.

Player of the Year Award Winners on the PGA Tour

The Player of the Year award for golfers on the PGA Tour is actually handed out twice, by two different organizations: the PGA Tour itself, plus the PGA of America. The PGA of America's Player of the Year award is based on a points system, and has been around since 1948. The PGA Tour's Player of the Year award was introduced in 1990, and is based on a vote by the players themselves.

Laura Baugh: Profile of One-Time Glamour Golfer

Laura Baugh was a professional golfer from the early 1970s into the 21st century. She never lived up to the promise of her amateur career, and battled drinking problems, but earned a good living through endorsements as one of the LPGA's glamour girls.

Yearly PGA Tour Scoring Leaders

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Below are the annual leaders in scoring average on the PGA Tour. The list goes back to 1980, which is the year the tour started keeping this as an official tour statistic. This stat is for adjusted scoring average, rather than actual scoring average — adjusted scoring average is what is used to determine the PGA Tour's Byron Nelson Award (low scorer of the year) and the PGA's Vardon Trophy award.

1946 British Open Winner and Scores

Returning after a five-year absence due to wartime, the 1946 British Open was the 75th time this major was played.

1947 British Open Winner and Scores

The 1947 British Open was the 76th time this major was played, and the championship had its first Irish winner.