This Week in Golf History February 17-23


Feb. 18, 1945 ' Judy Rankin born in St Louis.
Feb. 17, 2001 ' Arnold Palmer becomes only the third person in history to shoot his age, a 71 in the fourth round of the Bob Hope Desert Classic.
Feb. 20, 1949 ' Bobby Jones has back operation and never again plays golf. The operation was to relieve pressure on the spinal cord.
Feb. 22, 1888 ' First recorded instance of golf balls hit in U.S.

Feb. 23, 1975 ' Amy Alcott, one day after her 19th birthday, wins her first LPGA title in just her third start ' the Orange Blossom Classic in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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