This Week in History Aug 18-24


Aug. 19, 1945 ' Byron Nelson ends record streak of 11 tournament victories with a loss at the Memphis Invitational. He finished in a tie for fourth in the tournament won by amateur Fred Haas, Jr., then won his next event ' at Knoxville, Tenn. ' by 10 shots.
Aug. 19, 1962 ' Homero Blancas shoots 55 on a now-defunct par 70 course ' the Premier Golf Club - in Longview, Texas. The course was 5,002 yards long and the tally still stands as the lowest competitive score ever shot. Blancas made 13 birdies and an eagle in 18 holes.
Aug. 20, 1955 ' Arnold Palmer wins first PGA Tour title, the Canadian Open. Palmers winning score of 265 ' 23-under par ' was the best 72-hole total of his entire career.
Aug. 22, 1982 ' JoAnne Carner makes LPGA Hall of Fame with 35th career win at World Championship of Womens Golf at Shaker Heights (Ohio) CC.
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