This Week in Golf History January 27-February 2


Jan. 27, 1952 ' Joe Louis plays in the Phoenix Open after the PGA Tour agrees that tour stops may invite Afro-Americans on an individual basis
Jan. 28, 1993 ' Sam Snead settles a lawsuit for $2 million after his automobile accident en route to 1992 Masters. Snead reportedly was going 60 m.p.h. in a 35-m.p.h. zone when he hit a Georgia man who incurred medical bills of more than $350,000.
Jan. 29, 1993 ' Arnold Palmer wins the Senior Skins at age 63. He collected $190,000. Jack Nicklaus won $55,000, Raymond Floyd $60,000 and Chi Chi Rodriguez $145,000.
Jan. 30, 1955 ' Curtis Strange was born in Norfolk, Va. His father, Tom Strange, was a club professional.
Jan. 31, 1999 ' Fans of Tiger Woods pitched in to move a 1,000-pound rock on the par-5 13th hole at the Phoenix Open. Woods proceeded to birdie the hole on the last round of the tourney, but lost the title to Rocco Mediate.

Feb 2, 1949 ' A Greyhound bus swerves across the center media and collides with Ben Hogans Cadillac on Highway 80 between Van Horn and Pecos in West Texas. Hogan was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries until April 1 and missed most of the 1949 golf season.