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Mike Souchak: Bio of PGA Tour Record-Setter

Mike Souchak was a PGA Tour golfer who won 15 times on the tour in the 10-year span of 1955-64. He never won a major, but did come close multiple times in the U.S. Open. Souchak's name was part of the PGA Tour record book for decades after his career ended thanks to multiple scoring records he set in the 1955 Texas Open. He also made the American Ryder Cup team twice.

Agua Caliente Open: Former PGA Tour Tournament in Mexico

The Agua Caliente Open was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour that was played in Mexico. It was played over a 30-year span, but with a long hiatus so that only nine tournaments took place in those years.

Walker Cup Golfers Undefeated in Singles Matches

Who are the best singles match players in the history of the Walker Cup? The list you'll find below includes some big names, and they are the names of golfers who went unbeaten in singles matches over a minimum of four matches played.

Golfers Who Won Both the British Open and Senior British Open

How many golfers, over the course of a career, have won both the British Open and the Senior British Open? Not many! The current count stands at four.

How a Blind Bogey Golf Tournament Works

"Blind Bogey" is the name of a golf tournament format. Or, rather, it's a name used for several different formats. We'll go over the most-common version of Blind Bogey and also explain two other formats that also use the name.

Lowest 18-Hole Scores in the Women's British Open

What are the best rounds in the history of the Women's British Open? There have been only a handful of scores as low as 63 in this major championship of women's golf. But 62 is the tournament record.

Largest 54-Hole Lead Lost in the British Open

What is the biggest blown lead after 54 holes in the British Open? Two golfers share this record, it's just one of those record nobody wants. The biggest lead after three rounds by any golfer who failed to win is five strokes. The two golfers who share the record are Macdonald Smith and Jean Van de Velde.

How to Play the Bisque Format/Game

The Bisque format is a golf game or competition format in which handicap strokes are used, but with a twist. In the Bisque game, golfers do not apply their handicap strokes in the normal manner (using them according to the ranking of handicap holes listed on the scorecard). Rather, they can use their handicap strokes on any holes they wish — so long as they announce it before teeing off on a given hole.

2026 British Open Dates, Golf Course

The 2026 British Open will be the 154th edition of this major championship of men's professional golf. Officially named The Open Championship, this tournament dates to 1860. It is run by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews (the R&A).

When Was the Last 18-Hole Playoff on the PGA Tour?

Today, all PGA Tour playoffs (except majors and The Players Championship) use the sudden-death format . But once upon a time, 18-hole playoffs were the standard. The last 18-hole playoff of any kind on the PGA Tour was in a major championship, but what about at non-major tour events? What was the last 18-hole playoff at a non-major?

Lowest Winning Scores in Women's British Open

What is the 72-hole scoring record in the Women's British Open? It currently stands at 269, shared by two golfers who won with that score at the same golf course seven years apart.

Golfer Carole Jo Kabler: USGA, LPGA Champion

Carole Jo Kabler (who played under the name Carole Jo Skala during her competitive peak on the LPGA Tour) was both a USGA champion and an LPGA champion. She won the U.S. Girls' Junior title in the 1950s, and won multiple times on the LPGA Tour in the 1970s.

Looking Back: Desert Inn Classic (Sealy LPGA Classic)

The Desert Inn Classic, originally called the Sealy LPGA Classic, was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour. It was played in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the early 1970s.

What Is the Playoff Format for PGA Tour Tournaments?

Do you know what the playoff format is on the PGA Tour? We're talking about "regular" PGA Tour tournaments, the non-majors and non-special events. Putting those majors/specials aside, the playoff format at all other PGA Tour tournaments is sudden death.

Has An Amateur Golfer Ever Won the British Open?

Yes, there are multiple amateur golfers who won the British Open — but not many, and not for a long time. A total of six Opens have been won by amateurs, but only three golfers account for those six victories. And that last win by amateur in the Open Championship was in 1930.

One-Person Captain's Choice Format Explained

When the term "captain's choice" is included in a format's name, it usually is a synonym for "scramble." Does that mean that a golf tournament or competition format called a 1-Person Captain's Choice is just another name for a one-man scramble? Yes. Now let's explain what that means.

Golfers Who Won The Masters and British Open in Same Year

Today, The Masters Tournament is the first major championship on the men's golf calender each year, and the British Open is, at least in recent years, the last. These two majors bracket the major championship season. And winning both in the same calendar year is something that only a handful of golfers have done.

Golfer Earl Stewart: Tour Winner, Hall of Fame Coach

Earl Stewart Jr. won on the PGA Tour in the 1950s and then became a club pro. But he had one more victory in him, a win that made him the only host professional to win a PGA Tour tournament at his own club. He became renown as an instructor and a college golf coach, his pupils including Mickey Wright and Payne Stewart. And he also played a role in creating what came to be known as Q-School.

2025 U.S. Women's Open Dates, Golf Course

The 2025 U.S. Women's Open will be the 80th time this tournament is played. Run by the United States Golf Association (USGA), the USWO dates to 1946. It is the oldest pro tournament in women's golf and the most-prestigious of the five LPGA major championships.

Back-to-Back Winners in the British Open

How many golfers have won the Open Championship in successive years? Since the tournament began in 1860, there are 16 golfers who have won this oldest of the major championships back-to-back. Actually, three of those won it back-to-back- to-back . And one of them won it four years in a row.

What Is the U.S. Women's Open Playoff Format?

What happens if the U.S. Women's Open is tied at the end of the final round? We have a playoff. And what form does that playoff take?

The Cut Rule at the U.S. Women's Open Explained

What is the cut rule at the U.S. Women's Open — how many golfers make the cut? The cut at this major championship is to 60 golfers plus ties.

2000 U.S. Women's Open Winner and Scores

The 2000 U.S. Women's Open was the 55th time this major championship was played. Karrie Webb pulled away for a 5-stroke victory.

Most Wins in the British Open (Plus All Multiple Champions)

There have been a lot of multiple winners in the British Open, many more than in the other majors. And that makes sense, since The Open is the oldest of the professional majors. It dates to 1860. Below you'll find all those golfers who won this major two or more times. Plus the answer to the question: Who won the most British Open championships?

2001 U.S. Women's Open Winner and Scores

The 2001 U.S. Women's Open was the 56th time the tournament was played. But it was the second consecutive year that the champion was Karrie Webb.

Golfer Alf Padgham: Profile of Open Champion

Alf Padgham was an English golfer who won multiple tournaments on the British and European circuits in multiple years of the 1930s. He was particularly successful from 1934 through 1936, culminating in victory at the Open Championship.

2002 U.S. Women's Open Winner and Scores

The 2002 U.S. Women's Open was the 57th time the tournament was played. Juli Inkster caught and passed Annika Sorenstam for the win.

2003 U.S. Women's Open Winner and Scores

The 2003 U.S. Women's Open was the 58th time this major championship was played. The winner, after a 3-way, 18-hole playoff, was one of the unlikeliest major championship winners of all-time.

2004 U.S. Women's Open Winner and Scores

The 2004 U.S. Women's Open was the 59th time this major championship was played. Meg Mallon outduelled Annika Sorenstam in the final round for the win.