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(Encyclopedia) golf, game of hitting a small hard ball with specially made clubs over an outdoor course sometimes (particularly if it is near the coast) called a links. The object is to deposit the…

Golf History

The Question: Where was golf invented and where did the name of golf come from? The Answer: Although golf's place of origin is uncertain,…

Professional Golf

The four major events in men's professional golf are the Masters, the British Open, the U.S. Open, and the PGA Championship. The four events form what is known as the Grand Slam. No player has ever…

Women in Sports: Golf

Mary Queen of Scots was the first woman to play golf. It was during her reign that the famous golf course at St. Andrews was built, in 1552. Mary coined…

Golf: History, Stats & Facts

Professional GolfThe Masters Tournament WinnersU.S. Open ChampionsU.S. Women's Open ChampionsBritish Open ChampionsU.S. PGA Champions

Other 2007 LPGA Tour Winners

(Through Nov. 28, 2007) 2007 golf tour winners from the Women's World Cup of Golf to the ADT Championship. Tournament—winner Winnings Women's World Cup of Golf—…

Other 2007 PGA Tour Winners

(Through Nov. 28, 2007) 2007 golf tour winners from the Mercedes Championship to the Children's Miracle Network Classic. Tournament—winner Winnings Mercedes…

Orcutt, Maureen

(Encyclopedia) Orcutt, Maureen, 1907–2007, American amateur golf champion and sportswriter, b. New York City. The daughter of a journalist and a woman golfer, she began playing golf at the age of…

Didrikson, Babe

(Encyclopedia) Didrikson, Babe (Mildred Didrikson)d´drksn, 1913–56, American athlete, generally considered the greatest woman athlete of modern times, b. Port Arthur, Tex. At an early age Babe…

Nelson, Byron

(Encyclopedia) Nelson, Byron (John Byron Nelson, Jr.), 1912–2006, American golfer, b. Fort Worth, Tex. In 1926 he began playing golf as a caddie, and in 1932 he entered upon his professional career.…