This Week in Golf History December 29 - January 4

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Dec. 29, 1973 ' Deane Beman announced as the new commissioner of the PGA Tour, succeeding Joe Dey.

Dec. 30, 1975 ' Tiger Woods born in Cypress, Calif.
 
Jan. 1, 1931 ' USGA rules no ball can be played in championships that weighs more than 1.55 ounces or is smaller in diameter than 1.68 inches.
 
Jan. 2, 1948 ' Bill Spiller becomes the first African-American to play in a PGA tournament (Los Angeles Open)
 
Jan. 3, 1941 ' PGA Tour officially begins with the first day of the Los Angeles Open; Johnny Bulla wins.