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Alfonso Angelini: Bio of the Italian Golfer

Alfonso Angelini was one of the "Three Musketeers" of post-World War II Italian golf. He won national opens across Europe in the pre-European Tour days of the continental golf circuit.

1987 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Who was the No. 1 player in men's golf at the end of 1987? Which golfers finished the year ranked the highest in the Official World Golf Ranking? Below is the year-end list of 1987's top-ranked golfers.

Ben Hogan's Record in Playoffs and All the Scores

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Quick: Do you think Ben Hogan had a great record in playoffs? Almost everyone will answer yes to that question. It only makes sense, given that Hogan is one of the greatest ever to play the game and has a historical reputation as a finisher and an intimidator. But, surprisingly, the correct answer is no: Ben Hogan had a losing record in playoffs, including in major championship playoffs.

1988 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Who was the No. 1 player in men's golf at the end of 1988? Which golfers finished the year ranked the highest in the Official World Golf Ranking? Below is the year-end list of 1988's top-ranked golfers.

PGA Tour Record: Most Wins at One Tournament

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In the history of the PGA Tour, what is the most times a single tournament has been won the by same golfer? That record is eight: Eight wins by one golfer in the same tournament. But two different golfers have done that, and they did it three times between them. Let's take a closer look at this record.

1989 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Who was the No. 1 player in men's golf at the end of 1989? Which golfers finished the year ranked the highest in the Official World Golf Ranking? Below is the year-end list of 1989's top-ranked golfers.

Bio of English Golfer Ken Bousfield

Ken Bousfield was one of the top English golfers of the 1950s and 1960s, one whose competitive playing career extended from the 1940s to the 1970s. He was a member of the Great Britain & Ireland team in the Ryder Cup six times.

Who Was the First Asian Golfer to Win a Major?

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The first Asia-born golfer to win a major championship was Chako Higuchi of Japan, who won the LPGA Championship in 1977. In the men's majors, the first Asian golfer to win didn't come along until 2009, when Y.E. Yang of South Korea won the PGA Championship.

1990 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Who was the No. 1 player in men's golf at the end of 1990? Which golfers finished the year ranked the highest in the Official World Golf Ranking? Below is the year-end list of 1990's top-ranked golfers.

1991 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Who was the No. 1 player in men's golf at the end of 1991? Which golfers finished the year ranked the highest in the Official World Golf Ranking? Below is the year-end list of 1991's top-ranked golfers.

Tiger Woods' Wins at Bay Hill and the Arnold Palmer Invitational

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Tiger Woods has a remarkable record in the Arnold Palmer Invitational: eight career wins in this one tournament. That ties the PGA Tour record for most wins in the same event. And that's not the only record Woods has set in the tournament founded by Palmer.

Brian Barnes: The British Golfer Who Beat Nicklaus Twice in Same Day

Brian Barnes was a British golfer whose pro career began as a "Butten Boy" in the 1960s, before he grew into a consistent European Tour winner in the 1970s. But what he's most-famous for is beating Jack Nicklaus in match play twice in the same day.

Greater Manchester Open (European Tour Golf Tournament)

The Greater Manchester Open was a golf tournament played annually over a 7-year period from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. It was part of the European Tour schedule, and was played near Manchester, England. It was a 72-hole event.

Brian Barnes' French Open Meltdown? 12 Putts on a Par-3

What happens when you lose your cool over a missed putt during a casual round of golf? You might slap your putter at the ball a couple times, missing the hole, until you are finally able to tap it in. Hey, who's counting. But we don't expect that sort of tantrum to get the better of a pro tour golfer. In 1968, at the French Open, it did. And Brian Barnes ' tantrum resulted in a score of 15 on a par-3 hole.

1992 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Who was the No. 1 player in men's golf at the end of 1992? Which golfers finished the year ranked the highest in the Official World Golf Ranking? Below is the year-end list of 1992's top-ranked golfers.

Oldsmobile Classic Golf Tournament on the LPGA Tour

The Oldsmobile Classic was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour in the 1990s. It was played in Michigan for nearly a decade, and was won by a different LPGA golfer each time.

How to Play the Wolfman Golf Game

The golf game called Wolfman is a game for a group of three golfers. On each hole, two of the golfers pair up to play as a team against the third member of the group. The golfer playing solo is called the Wolfman; the two golfers who pair up are the Hunters. But which golfer plays solo on each hole is determined by the golfers' tee balls.

1993 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Who was the No. 1 player in men's golf at the end of 1993? Which golfers finished the year ranked the highest in the Official World Golf Ranking? Below is the year-end list of 1993's top-ranked golfers.

1994 World Golf Rankings: No. 1, Top 50 at End of Year

Who was the No. 1 player in men's golf at the end of 1994? Which golfers finished the year ranked the highest in the Official World Golf Ranking? Below is the year-end list of 1994's top-ranked golfers.