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Golf

golf, a game in which clubs are used to hit a small ball into a series of 9 or 18 holes

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William (Ben) Hogan
William (Ben) Hogan
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.

Nancy Lopez
Nancy Lopez
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.

Lee Buck Trevino
Lee Buck Trevino
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.

Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias
Mildred 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.

1947 Golf Highlights
1947 Highlights
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.

1957 Highlights
1957 Highlights
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.

1958 Golf Highlights
1958 Highlights
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.

1959 Golf Highlights
1959 Highlights
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 Year.

1960 Highlights
Arnold Palmer emerged as the leading U.S. golf professional in 1960 with seven major victories and official money winnings exceeding $72,000.

1969 Golf Highlights
1969 Highlights

1978 Highlights
1978 Highlights
Nancy Lopez set a new record by winning five consecutive matches on the LPGA circuit.

1979 Golf Highlights
1979 Highlights
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 Masters history.

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