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Golfer Bob Ferguson, 3-Time Open Champion

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Bob Ferguson was a Scottish golfer in the 1800s who won the Open Championship three consecutive years in the early 1880s. He played with and against the Morrises, among others, but his playing days were curtailed by health problems.

The 6-Shot Penalty for Bad Drop at the 1981 Masters

The 2013 Masters will always be about Adam Scott's victory, but also a little bit about the controversial Tiger Woods ruling. Woods took a bad drop and then, the following day, was docked two strokes for playing from the wrong place. He could have been disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard, but wasn't, thanks to a ruling by the Masters' rules committee, chaired by Fred Ridley. Ridley was all over TV on the Saturday of the tournament explaining and defending the ruling. Return with me now to the 1981 Masters to consider another Augusta National ruling on a bad drop.

Golfers Who Won The Masters in Their First Appearance

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Have any golfers won The Masters Tournament — one of the major championships of men's pro golf and probably the most famous golf tournament going — the very first time they played in the tournament? Yes.

Golfers Who Won on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour in the Same Year

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How many times has a golfer won on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour in the same calendar year? And who did it first? The answer to the second question is: Raymond Floyd. As for the first question: Only three golfers have pulled off this feat.

How Long Is a Par-6 Hole? (And More Par-6 Facts)

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Do par-6 holes exist on golf courses around the world? Yes, but they are not common. How long does a hole have to be to be called a par-6? Nearly 700 yards for men, nearly 600 yards for women — but there are other factors besides length that determine what the par rating of a golf hole is.

Bio of Pro Golfer Paul Harney

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Paul Harney was, for a time in the mid-1960s and early 1970s, considered one of the best-playing club pros in the world. That's because he also played part-time on the PGA Tour (after beginning his career as a full-time player) and pulled off multiple victories.

What Is a 'Jack and Jill' Golf Tournament?

When you see a local golf tournament called a Jack and Jill, that just means that it involves men and women partnering as teammates or team members.

Winners of the Senior Career Grand Slam in Golf

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How many golfers in the history of the Champions Tour have won the Senior Career Grand Slam? Not many! So far, only two. And one of those two golfers won five different senior majors, while the other only won four different senior majors.

The Greenies Side Game in Golf

You join up with a group of golfers on the first tee, and they tell you they are playing Greenies today. Do you want to join the game? Well, you better know what the Greenies side game or betting game is, then.