This Week in Golf History July 21-28


July 21, 2000 ' Arnold Palmer makes his 1,000th PGA Tour/Champions Tour appearance when he plays in The Instinent Classic in Princeton, N.J.
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.
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