Golf in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 431

  • 1964-03-22 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Scenic Hills CC: Carol Mann her 1st of 2 major titles by 2 shots from Ruth Jessen and Judy Kimball

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1964-04-26 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Marilynn Smith retains title; beats Mickey Wright by 1 stroke

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1964-07-12 US Open Women's Golf, San Diego CC: Mickey Wright wins her 4th Open in a playoff with Ruth Jessen
  • 1964-11-15 Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro at the Tall City Open, Midland, Texas
  • 1965-06-13 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Beverly CC: Susie Maxwell wins by 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Marlene Hagge
  • 1965-07-04 US Open Women's Golf, Atlantic City CC: Carol Mann wins by 2 shots from fellow American Kathy Cornelius
  • 1966-07-03 US Open Women's Golf, Hazeltine National GC: American Sandra Spuzich wins by 1 from Carol Mann for her only LPGA major title
  • 1967-07-02 US Open Women's Golf, The Homestead: Catherine Lacoste wins by 2 strokes from Susie Maxwell & Beth Stone (youngest [22], 1st amateur winner)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1967-08-20 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Pekin CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 7 strokes from Sandra Haynie

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1968-01-28 29th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Chandler Harper
  • 1968-03-08 6 year old Tommy Moore scores hole-in-one in golf (Hagerstown, Maryland)
  • 1968-06-15 15th Curtis Cup: US wins 10½-7½ at Royal County Down Golf Club (Newcastle, Northern Ireland)
  • 1968-07-07 US Open Women's Golf, Moselem Springs GC: Susie Maxwell Berning beats Mickey Wright by 3 strokes
  • 1968-08-31 68th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bruce Fleisher

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1969-06-29 US Open Women's Golf, Scenic Hills CC: Donna Caponi wins first of 4 major titles; beat Peggy Wilson by 1 stroke

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1969-08-30 69th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk

  • 1970-07-05 US Open Women's Golf, Muskogee CC: Donna Caponi successfully defends her title by 1 from Sandra Haynie and Sandra Spuzich
  • 1971-02-06 1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971-02-13 US Vice President Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into crowd while golfing, injuring 2

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • 1971-06-21 Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf
  • 1971-06-27 US Open Women's Golf, Kahwa GC: JoAnne Carner wins by 7 strokes from Kathy Whitworth
  • 1971-11-29 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-03-06 Jack Nicklaus, passes Arnold Palmer as golf's all-time money winner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-04-02 New York Mets manager Gil Hodges collapses just minutes after completing a round of golf in West Palm Beach, Florida, and dies of a heart attack

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1972-07-02 US Open Women's Golf, Winged Foot GC: American Susie Maxwell Berning wins by 1 from Judy Rankin, Kathy Ahern & Pam Barnett
  • 1973-06-17 Canadian Open Golf (La Canadienne), Montreal Municipal GC: Jocelyne Bourassa of Canada wins inaugural event in a playoff with Sandra Haynie & Judy Rankin
  • 1973-07-22 US Open Women's Golf, CC of Rochester: Susie Maxwell Berning wins by 5 from Gloria Ehret & Shelley Hamlin for her third national title
  • 1974-06-30 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Candiac GC: Carole Jo Skala wins by 3 from JoAnn Carner
  • 1974-07-21 US Open Women's Golf, La Grange CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 shot from Beth Stone and Carol Mann
  • 1974-11-17 Bonnie Bryant becomes the only left-handed player in history to win an LPGA Tour event; scores a 3-stroke victory in the Bill Branch Golf Classic in Fort Myers, Florida
  • 1975-06-29 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St. George's CC: JoAnne Carner wins in a playoff with Carol Mann

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1975-07-20 US Open Women's Golf, Atlantic City CC: Sandra Palmer wins her second major title by 4 strokes from JoAnne Carner, Sandra Post and Nancy Lopez

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1976-06-13 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Cedar Brae CC: Donna Caponi wins in a playoff with Judy Rankin
  • 1976-07-11 US Open Women's Golf, Rolling Green GC: JoAnne Carner wins in a playoff with Sandra Palmer
  • 1977-06-06 Doobie Brothers sponsor a Golf Classic & Concert for United Way
  • 1977-07-03 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Lachute GC: Judy Rankin wins by 3 strokes from Pat Meyers and Sandra Palmer

  • 1977-07-24 US Open Women's Golf, Hazeltine National GC: Hollis Stacy wins wire-to-wire by 2 strokes from Nancy Lopez
  • 1978-01-29 Joanne Carner wins Colgate Triple Crown Match-Play Golf Championship
  • 1979-07-15 US Open Women's Golf, Brooklawn CC: Jerilyn Britz wins her first LPGA Tour event (and only major), 2 shots ahead of runners-up Debbie Massey and Sandra Palmer
  • 1979-07-29 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St. George's CC: Amy Alcott wins by 3 from Nancy Lopez for her first major title
  • 1979-09-02 US Men's Amateur Golf Championship, Canterbury GC: Mark O'Meara wins 8 & 7 over John Cook
  • 1980-06-29 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Roberto De Vicenzo of Argentina wins inaugural event by 4 strokes ahead of amateur William C. Campbell; his Champions Tour debut
  • 1980-07-13 US Open Women's Golf, Richland CC: Amy Alcott scores convincing 9 stroke win over runner-up Hollis Stacy

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1980-08-10 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Richelieu Valley GC: Pat Bradley wins by 1 from JoAnn Carner for her first of 6 major titles

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1980-08-31 80th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Hal Sutton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980-12-07 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, Turnberry Isle CC: Arnold Palmer wins with a birdie on the 1st playoff hole against Paul Harney

  • 1981-07-05 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Summerlea GC: Jan Stephenson of Australia wins by 1 shot from Pat Bradley & Nancy Lopez
  • 1981-07-12 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Arnold Palmer comfortably wins 18-hole playoff against Billy Casper and Bob Stone
  • 1981-07-26 US Open Women's Golf, La Grange CC: Pat Bradley shoots final round 66 (−6) to finish 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Beth Daniel; second of Bradley's 6 major titles
  • 1981-12-02 American 1,500m record holder Steve Scott sets record for fastest round of golf played on a regulation course; posts a 92, completing 18 holes in 29:33.05s at Miller GC in Anaheim, California
  • 1981-12-06 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, Turnberry Isle CC: Miller Barber wins his first of 5 Champions Tour major titles by 2 strokes from Arnold Palmer
  • 1982-03-21 Jerry Pate celebrates golf win by jumping into the water hazard

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1982-07-04 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St George's CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 shot from Beth Daniel

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1982-07-11 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Portland GC: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Dan Sykes & Gene Littler; his first of 3 Senior Open titles
  • 1982-07-25 US Open Women's Golf, Del Paso CC: Janet Anderson shoots final round 68 (−4) to claim her only LPGA Tour win, 6 strokes ahead of Beth Daniel, Donna White, JoAnne Carner and Sandra Haynie
  • 1982-08-06 Curtis Cup Golf, Denver CC: United States beats Great Britain & Ireland 14½-3½
  • 1982-09-05 US Men's Amateur Golf Championship, The Country Club: Jay Sigel wins 8 & 7 over David Tolley
  • 1982-12-05 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Don January wins his lone Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke over Julius Boros
  • 1983-04-03 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: In strong winds, Amy Alcott wins by 2 strokes ahead of Kathy Whitworth and Beth Daniel; first year tournament regarded as a major title
  • 1983-06-12 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Miller Barber inaugural champion by 1 stroke from Gene Littler
  • 1983-07-03 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Hollis Stacy wins by 2 strokes from JoAnn Carner and Alice Miller
  • 1983-07-25 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Hazeltine National GC: Billy Casper wins with birdie on first extra hole after an 18-hole playoff with Rod Funseth

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1983-07-31 US Open Women's Golf, Cedar Ridge CC: Australian Jan Stephenson wins her 3rd major title; beats JoAnne Carner and Patty Sheehan by 1 stroke

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1983-09-04 US Men's Amateur Golf Championship, North Shore CC: Jay Sigel successfully defends title 8 & 7 over Chris Perry
  • 1984-01-22 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Arnold Palmer wins third of 5 Champions Your major titles by 2 strokes from Don January
  • 1984-04-08 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Juli Inkster wins the first of her 7 major titles in a sudden-death playoff with Pat Bradley, with a par on the 1st extra hole
  • 1984-06-24 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Arnold Palmer wins 2nd straight Champions Tour major by 3 strokes ahead of Peter Thomson of Australia
  • 1984-07-01 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oak Hill CC: Miller Barber wins by 2 strokes from Arnold Palmer for his second Senior Open title
  • 1984-07-15 US Open Women's Golf, Salem CC: Hollis Stacy wins her 3rd US title by 1 stroke from Rosie Jones
  • 1984-07-29 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), St. George's CC: Juli Inkster wins by 1 from Ayako Okamoto of Japan
  • 1984-12-09 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Australian Peter Thomson wins his lone Champions Tour major title by 3 strokes from Don January
  • 1985-01-13 99 year old Otto Bucher from Switzerland becomes oldest man to record a hole-in-one at Spanish GC La Manga's 130-yard 12th hole
  • 1985-04-07 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Alice Miller shoots a final round 67 (−5) to win her only major title, 3 strokes ahead of Jan Stephenson of Australia
  • 1985-06-23 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Defending champion Arnold Palmer wins his final major by 11 shots from Miller Barber, Lee Elder, Gene Littler & Charles Owens
  • 1985-06-30 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Edgewood Tahore GC: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Roberto De Vincenzo for back-to-back Senior Open titles
  • 1985-07-14 US Open Women's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Kathy Baker (later Guadagnino) wins her first LPGA Tour event and only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Judy Clark (later Dickinson)
  • 1985-07-28 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Pat Bradley wins by 1 from Jane Geddes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986-02-16 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: South African Gary Player wins first of 6 Senior Tour major titles with a 2 stroke victory over runner-up Lee Elder

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • 1986-04-06 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Pat Bradley wins the 4th of her 6 major titles, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Val Skinner
  • 1986-06-22 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Chi Chi Rodriguez wins his first career major title by 2 strokes from Bruce Crampton of Australia
  • 1986-06-29 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Scioto CC: Dale Douglass wins by 1 stroke ahead of Gary Player for his lone Champions Tour major title

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1986-07-14 US Open Women's Golf, NCR CC: Jane Geddes wins by 2 strokes in an 18-hole Monday playoff with South African born Sally Little

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • 1986-07-27 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Board of Trade CC: Pat Bradley wins in a playoff with Ayako Okamoto of Japan
  • 1986-08-02 Lee Elder fires a record 11-under par 61 on his way to winning the Senior PGA Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest Commemorative at Sleepy Hollow CC; mark stands for 11 years
  • 1986-11-02 Ayako Okamoto wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
  • 1987-02-15 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Chi-Chi Rodríguez wins his second and final Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke from Dale Douglass

Sport awardGolf Major

1987-04-05 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Betsy King wins the first of her 6 major titles in a sudden-death playoff with Patty Sheehan, with a par on the 2nd extra hole

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1987-05-31 Saul Ballesteros drives 3 golf balls off Mt McKinley, Alaska
  • 1987-06-14 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Sawgrass CC: South African Gary Player wins by 1 stroke from Bruce Crampton and Chi-Chi Rodriguez
  • 1987-07-12 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Islesmere GC: Jody Rosenthal wins by 2 from Ayako Okamoto of Japan
  • 1987-07-12 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Brooklawn CC: South African Gary Player wins by a record 6 strokes ahead of Doug Sanders

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1987-07-28 US Open Women's Golf, Plainfield CC: England's Laura Davies won the first of her 4 major titles in an 18-hole Tuesday playoff over runners-up Ayako Okamoto and JoAnne Carner

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 1987-08-30 87th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair
  • 1987-08-31 Curtis Strange sets golf's earning for year record ($697,385)
  • 1988-02-14 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: South African Gary Player wins his second of 3 event titles by 3 strokes from Chi-Chi Rodríguez
  • 1988-04-03 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Amy Alcott wins the 2nd of her 3 DS events, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Colleen Walker
  • 1988-06-12 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Sawgrass: Billy Casper wins final career major title by 2 strokes from Al Geiberger
  • 1988-07-03 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Vancouver GC: Sally Little wins by 1 stroke from Laura Davies of England
  • 1988-07-24 US Open Women's Golf, Baltimore CC: Liselotte Neumann of Sweden wins her only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Patty Sheehan
  • 1988-08-08 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Medinah CC: Gary Player of South Africa wins by 2 strokes over New Zealander Bob Charles in an 18-hole playoff; his second straight US Senior title

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