This Week in History June 23 - 29

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June 23, 1926 ' Bobby Jones pays for a ticket at the British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Annes, wins the tournament for the first time.
 
June 24, 1911 ' Johnny McDermott win the U.S. Open at 19 years, 10 months ' the youngest ever to win the tournament.
 
June 25, 1965 ' Gary Player wins the U.S. Open at Bellerive in St. Louis, immediately donates the first-place check to a USGA charity in memory of his mother, who died of cancer.
 
June 25, 1995 ' Betsy King makes LPGA Hall of Fame when she wins the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
 
June 26, 1964 ' Ken Venturi beats 100-degree heat and impending sunstroke to win the U.S. Open at Congressional near Washington, D.C.
 
June 26, 1914 ' Babe Didricksen born in Port Arthur, Texas.
 
June 27, 1975 ' Lee Trevino struck by lightning at the Western Open near Chicago, along with Bobby Nichols and Jerry Heard.
 
June 29, 1967 ' Ten-year-old Beverly Klass plays in the U.S. Womens Open at Hot Springs, Va.
 
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