July 23, 1995 ' John Daly wins the British Open at St. Andrews in a four-hole playoff over Constantino Rocca.
July 24, 1966 ' Tony Lema, then just 32, dies in a private plane crash in Lansing, Ill. Lema was en route from Akron, Ohio, where he had completed play in the PGA Championship, to a benefit golf event in the Chicago area. The plane crashed, ironically, on a golf course.
July 25, 1997 ' Ben Hogan dies in Fort Worth, Texas.
July 26, 1956 ' Ann Gregory became the first African-American woman to play in a USGA event ' the U.S. Womens Open.