is credited with making almost a science
of the game. He studied which clubs to use in given
situations. He knew his equipment, how to play all the
courses and how to approach each green depending on the
location of the pin.
joined the LPGA Tour in 1977, was named
the LPGA Rookie and Player of the Year for 1978, and
became the youngest player ever to be inducted into the
LPGA Hall of Fame in 1989.
was the first player ever to win three
national titles in one year. By the time he retired from
the Tour circuit, he had won a total of 29 Tour events,
including six majors, and two PGA Championships.
Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias
excelled in basketball, baseball and track before turning
her attention to golf. During the
1946-1947 season, she won seventeen straight tournaments,
a record which has never been equaled by anyone (man or
woman). She went on to become the first major money
winner on the LPGA circuit.
Jimmy Demaret won the Masters, the Americans won
the Walker Cup, and Babe Didrikson Zaharias
became the first American to win the British
Women's Amateur Golf Championship.
Doug Ford won the Masters Tournament. Dick Mayer
won the National Open. Louise Suggs won the LPGA
title and Lionel Herbert won the PGA title.
Don Finsterwald won the PGA Tournament and was
voted PGA Pro of the Year. Arnold Palmer
outlasted four strong contenders to win the
Masters with a score of 284.
Art Wall, Jr., was the leading prize winner on
the year's major tournament circuit with a total
of $53,142, and was voted the PGA Player of the
Arnold Palmer emerged as the leading U.S. golf
professional in 1960 with seven major victories
and official money winnings exceeding $72,000.
Nancy Lopez set a new record by winning
five consecutive matches on the LPGA circuit.
Fuzzy Zoeller became the first Masters rookie to
win the tournament since Gene Sarazen in 1935, as
well as the first sudden-death playoff winner in