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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

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The 1993 U.S. Open was the 93rd time the tournament was played. The winner carded four sub-70 rounds and tied the then-tournament scoring record.

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 Winner and Scores

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The 2003 British Open was the 132nd edition of the tournament. A little-known golfer playing in his very first major championship was the surprise winner.

1985 British Open Winner and Scores

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The 1985 British Open was the 114th time the tournament was played. The winner was a Scotsman who had previously posted only one Top 10 finish in any of the four major championships.

Yearly Money Leaders on the Epson Tour (Plus Players of the Year)

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

2007 Presidents Cup Results, Rosters, Player Records

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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

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

1977 Masters Winner and Scores: Watson Holds Off Nicklaus

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Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus engaged in two duels at majors in 1977, most famously at the British Open. But first they duelled here, at the 1977 Masters, the 41st time The Masters was played. Watson came out on top in both cases, leading to many golf historians pointing to this event where the Nicklaus Era of golf was overtaken by Watson's era.

1976 Masters: Floyd Dominates

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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. Two golfers seeking their first major wins, Vijay Singh and Steve Stricker, battled through the final round for the trophy.

1971 PGA Championship: Nicklaus Slams It ... Again

The 1971 PGA Championship was the 53rd time the tournament was played. With his victory here, the winner completed a the career grand slam for the second time, the first golfer to do so.

1978 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

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The 1978 U.S. Open was the 78th time the tournament was played. Andy North held on to win by one stroke over Dave Stockton and J.C. Snead. Stockton missed a par putt on the final hole to make it easier for North, and Snead missed a birdie putt that would have made it tougher for North. North made it hard enough on himself, however, bogeying the last.

1977 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

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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

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The 1976 U.S. Open was the 76th time the tournament was played. A 22-year-old won it, a golfer who appeared to be at the beginning of a long career filled with victories. But it wasn't to be.

1992 U.S. Open: Kite Weather

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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

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The 1991 U.S. Open was the 91st time the tournament was played. The champion was decided in an 18-hole playoff contested by two golfers who were both already major championship winners.

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. A first-time major winner held off a legend, making his final push to win a PGA Championship, in the last round for the win.

1980 British Open Golf Tournament Results

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The 1980 British Open was the 109th time the tournament was played. The final two rounds belonged to Tom Watson, who won this major championship for the third time.

1979 British Open Winner and Scores

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The 1979 British Open was the 108th time the tournament was played. Seve Ballesteros was just 22 years old, and he had already made a name for himself. But this is the tournament at which he became a major champion.

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.

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.

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

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

1973 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

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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

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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 Golf Tournament Winner and Scores

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The 1984 U.S. Open was the 84th time the tournament was played, and it came down to an 18-hole playoff between Fuzzy Zoeller and Greg Norman.

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 Winner and Scores

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

1992 PGA Championship Results

The 1992 PGA Championship was the 74th time the tournament was played. The winner came from two behind the first-, second- and third-round leader to earn the first of his three career wins in major championships.

1955 Masters Tournament Winner and Scores

Dr. Cary Middlecoff, a practicing dentist, drilled the field in winning the 1955 Masters, the 19th one played. Middlecoff ran away with the championship, winning by a then-record seven strokes over runner-up Ben Hogan. This was also the first Masters played by Arnold Palmer.

1954 Masters Tournament Winner and Scores

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Two of the heavyweights of their time (or any other time in golf history), Sam Snead and Ben Hogan, battled with an amateur in the final round for the 1954 Masters Tournament title. In the end, it was Slammin' Sam who came away with the trophy, beating Hogan in a playoff.

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 Winner and Scores

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The 1967 British Open was the 96th time the tournament was played. The winner was from Argentina, and he was, therefore, the first South American golfer to win one of the men's professional majors.

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 (Rosters, Scores, Player Records)

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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. The 2003 Presidents Cup is the only one that involved a sudden-death playoff between the teams. And it's the only one that failed to produce a winner, resulting in the "sharing" of the cup. That's because darkness halted the playoff before a winner could be decided.

1969 British Open Winner and Scores

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The 1969 British Open was the 98th time the tournament was played. And the champion was the first British golfer to claim the title since 1951.

1964 British Open Winner and Scores

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The 1964 British Open was the 93rd time the tournament was played. The winner was a "bubbly" player in his first appearance in this major championship.

1963 British Open: Lefty Kiwi Wins It

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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

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The 1970 U.S. Open was the 70th time the tournament was played. Tony Jacklin led wire-to-wire and wound up winning by seven strokes, becoming the first English winner of a since 1924.

1969 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

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The 1969 U.S. Open was the 69th time the tournament was played. A one-hit wonder made his mark, winning not only his one major championship, but claiming his only victory on the PGA Tour.

1968 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Winner and Scores

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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

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This was the fourth time the Presidents Cup was played, but the first one to use the now-familiar four-day schedule. 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

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

1967 Masters Tournament Winner and Scores

Gay Brewer, who one year earlier lost in a 3-way playoff to Jack Nicklaus, this time won the Masters by a stroke. Brewer made three straight birdies in the middle of the back nine — holes 13-15 — in the final round to earn the win. The 1967 tournament was the 31st time The Masters was played.

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 Golf Tournament Winner and Scores

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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. Arnold Palmer came from seven strokes off the lead at the start of the final round to win.

1954 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

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The 1954 U.S. Open was the 54th time the tournament was played, and this one produced a surprise champion. Ed Furgol had a 1-stroke lead after three rounds over Dick Mayer, and held on to win by the same 1-stroke margin, but over Gene Littler.

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 Results, Rosters, Player Records

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The 1998 Presidents Cup was the third one played, the first one played outside the United States. It was the first one won by Team International. It was the first one played by Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk. And the first one in which Jack Nicklaus served as a captain. 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 a golf tournament that took place 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 Golf Tournament Winner and Scores

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The 1953 U.S. Open was the 53rd time the tournament was played. It was a wire-to-wire win for Bantam Ben, his record-tying fourth in this major championship.

1952 U.S. Open Golf Tournament Winner and Scores

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The 1952 U.S. Open was the 52nd time the tournament was played. The champion came from four strokes behind Ben Hogan on the final day to won by four strokes.

1951 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

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The 1951 U.S. Open was the 51st time the tournament was played. Ben Hogan shot the best round of the tournament, a 67, in the final round, including a birdie on the last hole, to win by two strokes.

1996 Presidents Cup Results, Rosters and Player Records

This was only the second time the Presidents Cup had been played, and it was played at the same place that was the site of inaugural 1994 Presidents Cup: Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Virginia. (The tournament finally left the United States in 1998 when it was played in Australia.) 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. Therefore, it was the 10th Masters played, 12 years after the first one; and it was the first Masters Tournament since 1942. The champion survived not only a final-round challenge from Ben Hogan, but also a final-hole three-putt.

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

The 1994 Presidents Cup was the first time this event was played. It was founded by the PGA Tour, which sought to replicate the success of the USA-vs.-Europe Ryder Cup (the Ryder Cup being run by the PGA of America and the European Tour). After the American victory, the overall standings in the event's history was USA 1, International 0.

1986 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

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The 1986 PGA Championship was the 68th edition of the tournament. A famous, final-hole, hole-out produced the champion, and helped produce Greg Norman's image as a hard-luck loser.

1985 PGA Championship Results

The 1985 PGA Championship was the 67th edition of the tournament. Hubert Green made this tournament his final win on the PGA Tour.

1984 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

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

1993 British Open Golf Tournament Results

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The 1993 British Open was the 122nd time the tournament was played, and Greg Norman won it with a great closing round for his second victory in a major championship.

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

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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

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

1920 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

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The 1920 U.S. Open was the 24th time the tournament was played. A 50-year-old British golf legend entered and nearly won the tournament. But, instead, one of his countrymen grabbed the trophy.

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

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The 1961 PGA Championship was the 43rd edition of this major, staged by the PGA of America, and a Barber won it. Jerry Barber, that is, who at age 45, became the oldest major winner to this point.

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

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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

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George Archer scored his lone major championship victory at the 1969 Masters, the 33rd playing of the tournament. Archer caught and passed Billy Casper in the final round.

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

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The 1949 U.S. Open was the 49th time the tournament was played. It was the national coming-out for both its champion and for the golf course where it was played.

1947 U.S. Open Tournament Winner and Scores

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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

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The 1946 U.S. Open was the 46th time the tournament was played; it ended with a 36-hole playoff that involved three golfers, including Byron Nelson. But Nelson wasn't the winner.

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

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

1931 U.S. Open: Two Tournaments In One

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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 Winner and Scores

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

1906 U.S. Open Winner and Scores

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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

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The 1982 PGA Championship was the 64th time the tournament was played. The winner claimed this major trophy for the second time in his career, leading from start to finish.

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 Golf Tournament Winner and Scores

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The 1995 U.S. Open was the 95th edition of the tournament. The champ earned his only major championship victory here, helped in part by a 4-wood approach shot that stopped feet from the cup on the final hole.

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

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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

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The 1987 U.S. Open was the 87th time the tournament was played. The champion claimed his trophy on the strength of a late birdie binge.

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

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The 1986 U.S. Open was the 86th time the tournament was played. The winner was a major champion in his 40s, and his victory here established what was, at the time, the U.S. Open tournament record for oldest champion.

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. It also refers to the B.C. comic strip, drawn by Broome County native Johnny Hart.

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.