Jan 16, 1916 ' PGA of America founded in New York.
Jan. 17, 1952 ' Boxer Joe Louis gains entry into the inaugural San Diego Open.
Jan. 17, 1990 ' Ping lawsuit vs USGA settled out of court.
Jan. 19, 1950 ' LPGA Tour officially begins with the Tampa Open. The first tournament was won by an amateur, Polly Riley.
Jan. 19, 1969 ' JoAnne Gunderson Carner wins Burdines Invitational as an amateur, the only one to do so in an LPGA event. Other amateurs have won the U.S. Womens Open.