×
Golf Channel Mobile
Golf Channel
Free
install

GFC Search

 

This Week in Golf History May 26-June 1

RSS

May 27, 1908 ' Old Tom Morris, possibly the most revered golfing figure of his age, dies at the age of 86 in St. Andrews, Scotland. St. Andrews Old Course was closed to play for the day.
 
May 27, 1983 ' A letter to the PGA Tour policy board attacked the tours expansion into non-tournament areas and demanded an accounting of the tours money. The letter was signed by 14 players, including Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
 
May 29, 2001 ' Casey Martin wins an appeal before the Supreme Court regarding his use of a golf cart at tournaments. The PGA Tour was hoping to win the case, saying it had a right to make its own rules. Martin had previously won a decision in Oregon against the tour, based on the Americans With Disabilities Act.
 
May 31, 1942 - Sam Snead, who received an extension on his military induction date to play in the PGA Championship, wins the title. He entered the Navy the following week.
 
June 1, 1994 ' Tim Finchem officially takes over duties as PGA Tour commissioner, replacing Deane Beman.
 
Visit the History of Golf Mini-Site!