This Week in Golf History March 17-23

RSS

March 17, 1902 ' Bobby Jones born in Atlanta
 
March 18, 1999 ' Steve Williams begins tenure as Tigers caddy at Bay Hill, replacing Mike (Fluff) Cowan.
 
March 19, 1964 ' Carol Mann sets at LPGA record with highest first-round score ever shot (83, 11-over) by a tournament winner (Western Open). The tournament was plagued with very unseasonable weather.

March 19, 1967 ' Jim Colbert establishes a PGA Tour record with eight putts on first nine holes of Jacksonville Open. Local favorite Dan Sikes wins, despite Colberts 69.
 
March 20, 1937 ' Harry Vardon dies.
 
Mar 21, 1993 ' Patty Sheehans win at the Standard Register Ping propels her into the LPGA Hall of Fame.
 
March 22, 1935 ' First Masters, known then as the Augusta National Invitational, is played in Augusta, Ga., at Bobby Jones' Augusta National.
 
March 23, 1934 ' Canadian amateur standout C. Ross Somerville records the first hole one in Masters history, a 145-yard shot on the seventh hole (now the 16th). He used the equivalent of todays 5-iron. In the second round Somerville scored a 78 and missed the cut with a 160 total
 
March 23, 1997 ' Jose Maria Olazabal wins at the Turespana Masters, his first victory since being sidelined for most of two years with a foot problem. It was his first win in three years, since the 1994 Volvo PGA Championship, and came just three weeks after his return.
 
Visit the History of Golf Mini-Site!